Experience South America's last great frontier, from Patagonia's majestic fjords to dramatic Torres del Paine—renowned for its mountain peaks, glaciers, and thunderous waterfalls—during this journey of Argentina and Chile by land and sea.

Starting at: $8,582 * Includes airfare, taxes & all fees Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 Smithsonian travelers in Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile. Credit: Alex Maureira  Hiking in Patagonia. Credit: Stephanie Wise  Lake Pehoe at Torres del Paine National Park  Patagonian Fox  Guanaco in Torres del Paine National Park  Torres del Paine National Park with guanaco  Beagle Channel  Cormorants along the Beagle Channel  Cormorants and seals along the Beagle Channel  Magellanic penguins  Osorno Volcano with Petrohue Falls, Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, Chile  Travelers admire surreal ice formations. Credit: Peter Kibbee  Icebergs  Blazing fall colors of the Andes.  Credit: Diaz Luciano  Recoleta Cemetery

Patagonian Explorer

Argentina and Chile by Land and Sea Featuring a four-night cruise aboard Stella Australis

16 days from $8,582 | includes airfare, taxes and all fees

Experience South America's last great frontier, from Patagonia's majestic fjords to dramatic Torres del Paine—renowned for its mountain peaks, glaciers, and thunderous waterfalls—during this journey of Argentina and Chile by land and sea.

or Call 855-330-1542

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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

Patagonia was life-changing; unlike any other place on earth. 

- Jane V.

The Patagonian Explorer was all that we had envisioned and more! Amazing natural beauty, extremely well educated, enlightening lectures. We will travel with Smithsonian Journeys again. 

- Lynn and Tim P.

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Oct 15 - 30, 2020 Departure; Jan 8 - 23, 2021 Departure
Jim Reynolds

Jim Reynolds

Jim Reynolds is Professor Emeritus of Geology at Brevard College. He received his A.B. in Earth Science and A.M. in Volcanology from Dartmouth College. After working in industry, government, and academia, he returned to Dartmouth for a Ph.D. His research focused on the uplift of the Andes in Argentina, Chile, and Bolivia and Central American volcanism. He is writing a book about the Geology of Iceland. Reynolds was awarded two Fulbright Scholarships to teach at Argentine universities. Jim is an ardent environmentalist and a strong advocate for environmental issues. He is completing his second term on the Board of Directors of the Galapagos Conservancy. As a field‐oriented scientist and educator, Jim is enthusiastic to provide outdoor and hands-on learning experiences.

Dec 2 - 17, 2020 Departure
Madalena Patacho

Madalena Patacho

Madalena Patacho is a naturalist with special expertise in marine biology and ecotourism. She earned her Master’s in Management of Natural Resources at Instituto Superior de Agronomia and Universidade de Évora. Madalena lived on Príncipe Island, off the west coast of Africa, working with local communities on a responsible tourism project, creating and implementing a sustainable plan for tourism development. She is inspired by the principles of ecotourism and is always looking for great ways to contribute and leave a positive footprint everywhere she travels.

A passionate traveler, with an insatiable curiosity about nature, geography and biodiversity, Madalena traveled around the world from North to South America, Europe, Africa, the Arctic and most recently Asia. From ancient ruins to marine reserves, hiking volcanoes and connecting with local and indigenous communities, Madalena is always looking for unique and authentic cultural experiences. When not traveling or lecturing around the world, Madalena conducts tours and lectures at Oceanário de Lisboa working with a variety of audiences on raising awareness on ocean conservation and biodiversity.