Eclipse Patagonia 2020
10th - 16th December 2020
We are delighted to invite you to join us for the Total Solar Eclipse 2020 experience, led by Dr Kate Russo.
Our base will be Patagonia, Argentina and the tour begins on Thursday, 10th December 2020.
We will be in the foothills of the Andes mountains close to the Argentina / Chile border and 1,600 km south west of Buenos Aires.
Our accommodation choices range from San Martín de los Andes - a town in northwest Patagonia, Argentina. It’s known as a gateway to the forested Lanín National Park, home to the Lanín Volcano and diverse wildlife including guanacos and pumas. The town lies on the banks of Lake Lácar, one of the park’s many glacial lakes, and has a boat pier and a sandy beach.
We also have accommodation on a traditional argentine estancia located 30 kms east of Junin de los Andes
The eclipse will be viewed the on a flat table top at 1,000m in the Patagonian Steppes. There are no trees so there is a 360 degree panoramic view dominated by Lanin volcano.
THURSDAY 10 DECEMBER 2020
Arrival transfer from Buenos Aires Airport (either of the 2 airports) to the MADERO HOTEL for a 2 night stay on a bed and breakfast basis.
We have superior and deluxe rooms on available – the costing below is based on a superior room.
Evening Cocktail reception with canapes
ABOUT THE MADERO HOTEL
Hotel Madero is an outstanding contemporary Buenos Aires hotel, located in the ultra-stylish Puerto Madero area, close to the historic centre and financial quarter .
Hotel Madero reflects the avant-garde expression of modern times. During your stay, discover Puerto Madero, an exclusive neighbourhood that gathers the latest trends, setting the pace of the city. Walk along the dams, find contemporary architecture and enjoy the best of Buenos Aires.
With a rooftop spa and pool, an acclaimed restaurant, rooms equipped to the highest standard, this is one modern, vibrant and very comfortable base.
Our price is based on a superior room – 42m@ with front or garden view.
Access to Heated swimming pool, gym, sauna, jacuzzi.
Wi-fi, Buffet breakfast at Red Restaurant.
At a small supplement, we have deluxe rooms with a guaranteed front view.
FRIDAY 11 DECEMBER 2020
After breakfast, depart on a Buenos Aires City Tour including a walking tour of La Boca. Commence the tour at 10h00 and return to the hotel at 16h00. Lunch is at additional cost.
Evening : Welcome 3 course dinner and eclipse briefing by Dr Kate Russo
SATURDAY 12 DECEMBER 2020
Group transfer to the airport for a flight from Buenois Aires to San Martin los Andes ( see note below)
On arrival transfer to your chosen accommodation.
SUNDAY 13 DECEMBER 2020
For those at the Loi Suites and Antares Hotel, a selection of optional tours will be offered at additional costs – more details to follow.
MONDAY 14 DECEMBER 2020 - ECLIPSE DAY
Transport to our specially selected Eclipse Viewing Site with full refreshments.
This is on a flat table top at 1,000m in the Patagonian Steppes and in the area of 100% totality. There are no trees so there is a 360 degree panoramic view dominated by Lanin volcano.
There will be a reception with hot drinks and pastries while guests are setting up their equipment and familiarizing themselves with the site.
We are including a hot/cold buffet lunch with a Champagne brindis as the eclipse finishes.
We would then return to the estancia on a completely different road giving lots of photo opportunities of the Collon Cura river.
In the evening, a night of celebration together and a traditional Patagonian lamb asado.
TUESDAY 15 DECEMBER 2020
After breakfast, you will be collected from your accommodation and driven to San Martin de los Andes Airport for the flight back to Buenos Aires.
On arrival, you will be met and transferred to the Alvear Art Hotel for one night on a bed and breakfast basis.
ABOUT THE ALVEAR ART HOTEL
Luxury hotel in the very heart and centre of Buenos Aires.
One of our top picks in Buenos Aires. The Alvear Art Hotel is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. It is 500 feet from 9 de Julio Avenue and features an indoor swimming pool, a spa and a fitness centre with panoramic city views.
Alvear Art Hotel is 500 m the Colon Theatre, from the Obelisk, and from Galerias Pacifico shopping mall. San Martin square is 300 m away and Ezeiza international airport is 20 km from the property.
35 square feet.
The Studio Rooms have an elegant and contemporary design, with comfortable spaces for both work and rest. With an urban design, the rooms are decorated with warm-coloured fabrics.
WEDNESDAY 16 DECEMBER
Transport to the airport for onward / homeward travel.