Explore the southernmost countries of the South American continent on this comprehensive journey.

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 Osorno Volcano with Petrohue Falls, Chile  Iguazu Falls.  Credit: Pai-Chin Chi  Tasting wines in Chile's wine region  A couple dancing the tango  The famous Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires  Colorful neighborhood of La Boca, Buenos Aires  Painting found in the neighborhood of La Boca, Buenos Aires  Colorful houses in La Boca, Buenos Aires  Boardwalk amid dramatic Iguazu Falls  Iguazu Falls  Aerial view of Iguazu Falls  Panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro  Puerto Varas in the Lake District of Chile

South American Journey

Featuring Chile, Argentina, and Brazil

18 days from $7,647 | includes airfare, taxes and all fees

Explore the southernmost countries of the South American continent on this comprehensive journey.

or Call 855-330-1542

Oct 13 - 30, 2016 Departure
Pat Dickerson

Pat Dickerson

Dr. Pat Dickerson is a geologist and visiting research fellow with the Jackson School of Geosciences - University of Texas at Austin and the American Geosciences Institute. Her field research focuses on rifts of the world:  Iceland, Oslo rift, the Rio Grande rift, as well as on mountain-building:  the North American Cordillera and Rocky Mts., Argentine Andes, Sierra Madre Oriental of Mexico, Norwegian and Scottish Caledonides, the southwestern Appalachian chain, and Southern Alps of New Zealand. Long intrigued by the interplay of geologic processes and human activities, she was schooled in geology and classical archaeology (B.A.), then geology/tectonics (Ph.D.) at UT at Austin. She draws from those experiences in leading geological and natural history field seminars for Smithsonian groups (since 2003), for students, and for professional scientists. Pat has served on task forces to develop scientific strategies for exploring the Moon and Mars, and she collaborates with NASA on field training to prepare astronauts for such missions.

Feb 20 - Mar 9, 2017 Departure
Franklin Knight

Franklin Knight

Franklin W. Knight is Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Professor Emeritus of History and University Professor at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. For forty six years he offered graduate and undergraduate courses dealing with the colonial and modern histories of Latin America and the Caribbean and published extensively on the region. He has lectured at universities across the hemisphere and served as president of the Latin American Studies Association between 1998 and 2000. Knight has been honored for his academic work in Brazil, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica. He gives regular commentaries on radio and television on current events in Latin America and served as academic consultant to the PBS television series, Americas.

Mar 13 - 30, 2017 Departure
Kirt Kempter

Kirt Kempter

Kirt Kempter is a Fulbright Fellow and Ph.D. graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, where he conducted his dissertation research on Rincón de la Vieja volcano in Costa Rica. For the past 11 years, Kirt has worked for the New Mexico STATEMAP program, studying the geologic history of northern New Mexico. Kirt is also an instructor for the NASA astronaut training program, teaching NASA’'s 2009 astronaut candidates geologic mapping techniques in northern New Mexico. Since 1993, Kirt has led numerous journeys for the Smithsonian Institution, from Iceland to Antarctica.