Patagonia & the Chilean Fjords | October 25 - November 5, 2024

Travel with alumni and friends from October 25 to November 5, 2024, on a voyage to Patagonia and the Chilean fjords. Begin in Santiago for a land and sea itinerary that crosses the paths of legendary explorers Captain Robert FitzRoy and Charles Darwin     —through the Strait of Magellan, the Beagle Channel, Glacier Alley, and Wulaia Bay. Along the way, uncover the wonders of Santiago, the extraordinary diversity of Patagonia and Cape Horn, the “edge of the world.”

Launch your adventure in Santiago and visit an award-winning winery in the Maipo Valley. Then venture into the vast expanse of Patagonia to see sparkling glaciers, unique wildlife, and the iconic peaks of Torres del Paine National Park. Cruise aboard the expedition ship Ventus Australis, designed specifically for navigating the rich waterways of southern Patagonia, where mountains meet the seemingly endless ocean. The Chilean fjords offer, among their hidden islands and narrow channels, some of the world’s best viewing of tidewater glaciers, subantarctic woodlands, and marine wildlife—Andean condors, humpback whales, Peale’s dolphins, and rare Chilean dolphins.

Along your journey, an onboard team of multilingual expert naturalists will enrich your expedition with their in‑depth knowledge of the region’s history, natural wonders, and wildlife. The ship is equipped with Zodiac landing craft for excursions to observe glaciers up close as they crack and calve; distinctive species, including elephant seals, cormorants, and endemic Magellanic penguins; and traces of the Yámanas, the original settlers of Wulaia Bay.

Please contact the Alumni Travel Study Program at 866-325-8664 or [email protected] for more details and to book now while choice accommodations are available.