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CENTRAL PATAGONIA 2017

 

DATES:  27 November - 18 December (incl. flight days) 

LEADER:  Harry Jans 

COST:  £7,200 incl. flights 

 

Volcan Lanin Patagonia Volcán Lanín

 

ITINERARY
 

   DAY 1

   Arrive Buenos Aires.

   Transfer to Jorge Newbery Airport for Bariloche flight.

   DAY 2

   Drive south to Esquel

   Short trip to Trevelin to visit the Welsh tea shop and museum. 

   Botanising en route, where possible.

   DAY 3

   Drive to La Hoya

   Botanise at ski resort. 

   DAY 4

   Drive to Esquel.

   Botanise on steppe towards Piedra Parada

   (Plenty of plants to see)

   DAY 5

   Los Alerces National Park

   Guided boat tour from Puerto Limonoa or Puerto Chucao. 

   Walk through temperate rainforest.

   DAY 6

   Drive to El Bolson

   Visit Cerro Pilitriquitron (time permitting). 

   DAY 7

   Drive to Bariloche

   Relax here for the afternoon. 

   DAY 8

   Drive to Mirador de Nirihuau

   Walk up to Mirador de Nirihuau and further if time permits.

   DAY 9

   Drive to Bariloche steppe and towards Pilcaniyeu

   Stop to explore the plants en route. 

   DAY 10

   Drive to Cerro Catedral

   Table cable cars/ chairlift up mountain. 

   Spend the day botanising here. 

   DAY 11

   Boat excursion to Puerto Blest

   Walk to Cascada Los Cantaras and forest to see forest plants.

   DAY 12

   Visit Cerro Bayo Ski Resort

   This is a late mountain so you may find plants here that were flowered out elsewhere. 

   Good walks at various levels.

   DAY 13

   Drive to San Martin de los Andes via the Pasa Cordoba

   Botanising en route.

   DAY 14

   Drive to Cerro Chapelco

   Full day on mountain.

   DAY 15

   Cerro Colorado.

 

   DAY 16

   Drive to Junin de los Andes and L'Escorial on Lagunas Epulafquen.

 

   DAY 17

   Cerro Colu Huincal.

 

   DAY 18

   Volcán Lanín.

 

   DAY 19            

   Drive to Bariloche

   Flight to Buenos Aires.

   DAY 20

   Depart for UK.

 

 

BOOKINGS & ENQUIRIES
 

For more information or to book your place, please contact the AGS Centre.

 

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