Experience South America’s last great frontier on our new unique itinerary featuring Patagonia’s majestic landscapes and national parks. 

Starting at: $6,897 * Includes airfare, taxes & all fees Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 Moai on Easter Island  Osorno Volcano with Petrohue Falls, Chile  Puerto Varas in the Lake District of Chile  Torres del Paine National Park with guanaco  Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Chile’s Patagonian Frontier

With an Optional Extension to Easter Island

15 days from $6,897 | includes airfare, taxes and all fees

Experience South America’s last great frontier on our new unique itinerary featuring Patagonia’s majestic landscapes and national parks. 

or Call 855-330-1542

Jan 16 - 30, 2017 Departure; Nov 27 - Dec 11, 2017 Departure
Jeffrey A. Cole

Jeffrey A. Cole

Jeffrey A. Cole is a Latin American historian. His interest in the region was kindled at the University of Connecticut, where he completed a B.A. and M.A. in history, including a semester at the Universidad de las Américas in Puebla, México. At the doctoral level, Jeff focused on civil-military relations in Argentina and Chile, the archaeology of the Americas, modern Chinese history, and - primarily -- colonial South American history. He won a Fulbright grant to complete his dissertation research in Perú, Bolivia, and Argentina. Upon receipt of his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, he taught at Tulane, SUNY, Cornell, the University of Massachusetts, and Smith College. Jeff also served as Associate Director of the UMass exchange program with Argentina from 1985 to 1991, during which time he taught at the Universidad de Buenos Aires as a Fulbright Senior Lecturer. His last full-time job was as Director of International Programs at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia. For the last twenty years, Jeff has served as an expert for Smithsonian Journeys (more than sixty tours in all) and as a lecturer on other academic excursions to Latin America.

Feb 13 - 27, 2017 Departure
Dennis Wille Sáenz

Dennis Wille Sáenz

Dennis became enamored of wildlife as a youngster in his native Costa Rica. Living in Central America, it is not difficult to see how biology could become the favorite science for any nature enthusiast, as there are several thousand species in the region. He has a passion for bird sounds and has a collection of them — recently he worked on the creation of a DVD that mixes the piano with the sounds of the birds.

His experience and knowledge has taken him to lead groups in other countries in Central America, South America, Africa, New Zealand, South East Asia, Australia, Russia, Alaska, the Arctic, the Antarctic, and the Caribbean. When he is not lecturing, Dennis travels to remote areas in Central America explaining to young students how fragile the ecosystems are where they live. He also works on several projects to monitor endangered species in order to improve conservation efforts.