Summary

Destinations: South America
  • 12 Days
  • Trip code: SAI
  • Activity: Culture, Cultural Wonders, Eclipse Holidays
  • Min age: 16
  • Group size: 4 - 22
Leisurely

Witness the solar eclipse in Argentina in 2020

Witnessing a total solar eclipse is an incredible experience, however to do so in the South American country of Argentina is phenomenal. This rare celestial event occurs only when a New Moon crosses the Sun as we see it, throwing a Moon-shadow onto the planet. It is a memorable, emotive and moving experience and one accentuated by being in northwest Argentina. On 14 December 2020, a total solar eclipse will paint a path through the sky over parts of Argentina and Chile. This itinerary provides a rare opportunity to combine this astronomical event with the chance to explore this incredible country. You will be joined on tour by Editor of WhenIsTheNextEclipse.com, Jamie Carter.

Key information
  • 11 hotel nights
  • Transportation by minibus or coach
  • 4 internal flights
Activities
  • 11 hotel nights
  • Transportation by minibus or coach
  • 4 internal flights
Highlights
  • Total eclipse near Pilolil (viewing glasses included)
  • Explore Iguazu Falls from Brazil and Argentina
  • Tango show in Buenos Aires
  • Guided tour (including walking) of Buenos Aires
  • Visit to Los Glaciares National Park for a guided tour and boat trip of Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Four internal flights within Argentina
  • Travel along the ‘Road of Seven Lakes’
  • Enjoy a walking tour in the mountains surrounding San Martin de los Andes, plus visit to chocolate shop and wine tasting
  • Enjoy an Argentinian ‘Asado’ BBQ
What's included
  • Food

Highlights

  • Total eclipse near Pilolil (viewing glasses included)
  • Explore Iguazu Falls from Brazil and Argentina
  • Tango show in Buenos Aires
  • Guided tour (including walking) of Buenos Aires
  • Visit to Los Glaciares National Park for a guided tour and boat trip of Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Four internal flights within Argentina
  • Travel along the ‘Road of Seven Lakes’
  • Enjoy a walking tour in the mountains surrounding San Martin de los Andes, plus visit to chocolate shop and wine tasting
  • Enjoy an Argentinian ‘Asado’ BBQ

Dates & Pricing

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Accommodation

Hotels

Hotel accommodation will be in clean, comfortable hotels or lodges with en-suite bathroom facilities, chosen for their friendly atmosphere and proximity to the highlights of the region. You will be roomed with a fellow passenger of the same sex on a twin share basis (two people per room) unless you are travelling as a couple.

Essential Info

Eating and Drinking

11 breakfasts and 3 lunches included. There is a variety of good, quality food on offer in local restaurants. In each location where we stay there are numerous evening meal options to cater for different tastes. The group leader will be able to make recommendations and often everyone will eat together, however you can choose to dine wherever you prefer in the evenings. Please advise us at the time of booking if you have any special dietary requirements. Vegetarians are catered for throughout the trip, but please ensure that you advise us before you travel so that we can make the necessary arrangements on your behalf. Argentine steak is famous around the world and you will not be disappointed, especially when you combine it with locally produced Malbec. A typical meal will cost around US$20 (excluding alcohol) throughout the trip.

Is this trip for you?

This tour is operated in partnership with our sister company Grand American Adventures. As such the departures are not exclusive to Exodus and groups may be a mixture of Exodus, Grand American Adventures, and other clients. This trip is booked through Exodus and you will receive the same award winning customer service that you would expect. Grand American Adventures operate with the same core principles used by Exodus and champion the benefits of small group travel.

This active tour is suitable for people of all levels of experience and fitness. Active tours are about exploring the places you visit so whether it’s exploring cities on foot, viewing pictographs or hiking around beautiful new landscapes, you’ll be out discovering the area. There are several included and optional walks on the itinerary which occasionally involve walking on rough paths. You will be joined on tour by Editor of WhenIsTheNextEclipse.com, Jamie Carter. *Biography*Jamie Carter is a science and travel journalist, and author with a passion for eclipses. A veteran of four total solar eclipses, he edits WhenIsTheNextEclipse.com in an effort to share his obsession with the world. His books includeThe Great South American Eclipse Travel Guide for July 2, 2019 and the acclaimed A Stargazing Program for Beginners: A Pocket Field Guide, published by Springer (2015). Although each tour follows an itinerary, there is a certain amount of flexibility and from time to time our tour guide may suggest changes. This may be due to road conditions, weather or a visit to a special attraction or event that happens to be in progress. Flexibility is key and often a side diversion will be a highlight of the tour. All details are provided in good faith. Due to the nature of travel, this information can change and should therefore be taken as an indication only and not as a contractual obligation on the part of Exodus Travels. If you have any questions, please contact us. Please ensure that you download an up-to-date copy of this trip note before you depart to ensure you have the most up-to-date information. Given the popularity of eclipse trips, we have no way of knowing how busy the general area will be on the day however, we will endeavour to stick to the advertised itinerary as closely as possible. The nature of eclipse trips means we are ultimately at the mercy of the environment on the day. Yes, we can change our viewing area given less than suitable conditions, but we are not able to guarantee you will have a clear and uninterrupted view, or see it at all. Whilst we make every effort to ensure you will see the eclipse, it is important to remember the variables that can work against us.