Argentina: Astronomy and Wine

Argentina: Astronomy and Wine

  • El Leoncito National Park, San Juan Province, Argentina
    El Leoncito National Park, San Juan Province, Argentina
  • Leoncito Astronomical Complex
    Leoncito Astronomical Complex
  • Red wine cheers

26 November - 8 December 2021 (12 days)

Professor Roger Davies
(Christ's 1975)
Philip Wetton Professor of Astrophysics, University of Oxford
£5600.00
Price details  

Price per person sharing a double/twin room, including internal but not international flights. Single supplement £950

Tour type  
Land
Theme  
Astronomy
Activity level  
Medium
with Oxford’s Professor of Astrophysics

Explore cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, the Argentine Lake District and beautiful national parks of Welsh Patagonia, and visit vineyards and an observatory around Mendoza.

You'll be joined by Professor Roger Davies (Christ's 1975), who led the UK’s participation in the development of the twin 8m Gemini telescopes in Hawaii and Chile. Throughout the tour, he will be providing insights and fascinating lectures.

Highlights

  • Watch the tango in sophisticated Buenos Aires - the “Paris” of Latin America
  • Take a ride on the Old Patagonian Express 'La Trochita' a narrow-gauge steam engine
  • Explore the Los Alerces national park with its forests of southern beech, and the old mill at Trevelin (founded in 1891 by Welsh settlers)
  • Learn from fascinating lectures by Professor Roger Davies
  • In the El Leoncito national park, visit Argentina’s principle observatory, CASLEO
  • Enjoy tasting classic Argentine wines in vineyards near Mendoza

To view the tour's full itinerary, please visit the Last Frontiers website.

Tour operator
ABTA, Last Frontiers
Address: The Mill, Quainton Road, Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0LP
Email address: alumni@lastfrontiers.com
Telephone: +44 (0)1296 653000