Southern Chile on board M/V Skorpios II & Discover the Heritage
of Easter Island!
February 22-March 4, 2017 with optional Easter Island
extension to March 7, 2017.
We invite you to join our adventure to the Chile Annular Eclipse, February 22–March 4, 2017
including the Annular Solar Eclipse just south of Puerto Aguirre February 26, 2017!
Join us and enjoy the Southern Hemisphere in summer as we explore Chile from its heartland in
Santiago to the spectacular islands, fjords and mountains of Patagonian Chile. Our journey will
culminate in an optional extension to fabled Easter Island!
Our journey will begin in the historic capital city, Santiago—Chile’s largest city and one of the
most beautiful cities in South America.
We will then fly to Puerto Montt, a city located 1000 km south of Santiago, and picturesque Puerto
Varas on the shores of Lake Llanquihue with a spec tacular vista of Osorno Volcano.
We then board M/V Skorpios II to explore Chilean Patagonia as we sail south through protected
coastal waters just south of Puerto Aguirre to see the Annular Solar Eclipse and the San Rafael
Glacier, a massive tide water glacier, declared a UNESCO World Biosphere reserve in 1978.
We will return to Santiago for flights home or fly west 2,350 miles to Easter Island, the eastern
corner of the Polynesian Triangle. About one thousand 10 to 30ft tall
moais are found on Easter Island, carved out of the volcanic rock. We will also become acquainted
with the Easter Island culture.
Leading the expedition will be Dr. Tom Love, who has led trips in the Andes and South America for
many years. Joining him will be noted
astromer Dr. Alex Filippenko with our
UCBerkeley Cal Discoveries group.
Please join us on this unique adventure! Best regards,
Margaret M. Betchart
President, Betchart Expeditions Inc.
From $5,855 plus air.
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