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Explore Southern Chile on board M/V Skorpios II & DiscoverChile Eclipse the Heritage of Easter Island!
February 22-March 4, 2017
with optional Easter Island extension to March 7, 2017.

Dear Travelers:
We invite you to join our adventure to the Chile Annular Eclipse, February 22–March 4, 2017 including the Annular Solar Eclipse just south of Puerto Aguirre February 26, 2017!

Join us and enjoy the Southern Hemisphere in summer as 1we explore Chile from its heartland in Santiago to the spectacular islands, fjords and mountains of Patagonian Chile. Our journey will culminate in an optional extension to fabled Easter Island!

Our journey will begin in the historic capital city, Santiago—Chile’s largest city and one of the most beautiful cities in South America.

We will then fly to Puerto Montt, a city located 1000 km south of Santiago, and picturesque Puerto Varas on the shores of Lake Llanquihue with a spec­ tacular vista of Osorno Volcano.

We then board M/V Skorpios II to explore Chilean Patagonia as we sail south through protected coastal waters just south of Puerto Aguirre to see the Annular Solar Eclipse and the San Rafael Glacier, a massive tide­ water glacier, declared a UNESCO World Biosphere reserve in 1978.

We will return to Santiago for flights home or fly west 2,350 miles to Easter Island, the eastern corner of the Polynesian2 Triangle. About one thousand 10 to 30­ft tall moais are found on Easter Island, carved out of the volcanic rock. We will also become acquainted with the Easter Island culture.

Leading the expedition will be Dr. Tom Love, who has led trips in the Andes and South America for many years. Joining him will be noted astromer Dr. Alex Filippenko with our UC­Berkeley Cal Discoveries group.

Please join us on this unique adventure! Best regards,

Margaret M. Betchart
President, Betchart Expeditions Inc.

From $5,855 plus air.

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