Dinosaurs of Argentina
Per person sharing. Single supplement £790.
Join Professor Paul Barrett (Trinity 1990), the Natural History Museum’s senior dinosaur specialist, in Patagonia and San Juan (north-west Argentina).
Begin in Buenos Aires, with a visit to the Museum of Natural Sciences, which has a special palaeontology section dedicated to dinosaur and megafauna fossils from the whole country. Fly to San Juan, in the foothills of the Andes, and travel overland to the Ischigualasto Provincial Park, where the oldest and most important dinosaur fossils yet discovered have been found. We hope to visit a dig, and the excellent local museum, and a local vineyard (this region produces excellent wines). Professor Barrett’s work has brought him here on several occasions and the group will be able to learn of the latest discoveries with his Argentine colleagues. Finally, fly to Trelew, on the Atlantic coast of Patagonia. The town’s excellent museum displays Patagonian dinosaurs, the largest yet discovered being the 40m Patagotitan, and Pleistocene megafauna. This area is rich in wildlife, and a day will be spent exploring the Valdés Peninsula, with its seal, sea lion, and Magellanic penguin colonies.
- Explore Buenos Aires and its elegant avenues, parks and exemplary museums
- Visit the fascinating Natural History Museum at La Plata, renowned worldwide for its collection of Cenozoic fossils and Pleistocene megafauna
- Visit a local vineyard in San Juan; and the Ischigualasto Provincial Park, where the world's oldest and most important dinosaur fossils have been discovered
- In San Juan and Trelew visit museums that boast unique fossil collections
- Watch seals, sea lions, Magellanic penguin colonies and southern right whales in the Valdes Peninsula
- Learn from Professor Paul Barrett, the Natural History Museum’s senior dinosaur specialist and share his enthusiasm for dinosaurs and the influences of climate on evolution
To view the full itinerary for this tour, please visit the Last Frontiers website.