Chile and Easter Island Exploration
Dates: 12/27/2019 to 1/8/2020
Chile is a country of vast differences in landscape, history, culture, and physical terrain. On this touring itinerary we’ll explore the modern progressive capital of Santiago, travel to Valparaiso, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and journey south to the dramatic granite peaks of Torres Del Paine National Park, part of the United Nation’s World Biosphere Reserve System, and Magdalena Island in Patagonia where we can find glaciers, fjords, forests, waterfalls, and penguins.
On Easter Island we’ll discover one of the most isolated islands on Earth, famous for its amazing mystical monolithic stone statues, built centuries ago. We’ll travel from rolling vineyards and vibrant seafront cities to remote scenic wonders and prehistoric landscapes and learn that Chile is a land of bewildering diversity and proud people.
Thank you for your interest in this trip. Please contact the NIU Alumni Office at 815-753-1512 to check on availability.
The trip includes:
• Round-trip airfare from Chicago
• Accommodations and ground transportation
• Buffet breakfast daily, four afternoon lunches and seven evening dinners
• Overnights in Santiago, Puerto Natales, Punta Arenas and Easter Island
*Companion travelers need to register and pay separately so personal information is recorded.
Dates: Dec. 27, 2019 - Jan. 8, 2020
Cost: $6,549 per person; single supplement $1,000
NIU Alumni Association