SOLAR ECLIPSE IN BARILOCHE 2020

The greatest astronomical phenomenon will take place again next year and can be observed in a wide line of totality in Patagonia, from the Cordillera to the Argentine sea.


The total solar eclipse of 2019 shone splendidly in Argentina, leaving unforgettable images in a lot of Argentines and foreigners who came to our country to be among the 20 million privileged people around the world who were able to see live the greatest astronomical phenomenon, according to scientists.

It takes more than 300 years for an eclipse to occur in the same place, but since our geography is so extensive from north to south, the next one will be visible in Patagonia in 2020.

 The entire strip will be relatively narrow. Passing through Argentina, it will be seen from San Martín de los Andes in the province of Neuquén, to Las Grutas in Río Negro. In the rest of the country and in South America it will be seen partially in different percentages.

In Kallpa, we have planned a special 3-day fixed departure to witness this celestial phenomenon. It is a unique opportunity to visit the beautiful city of Bariloche, experience the magical event of the solar eclipse joined by other interested travelers and an astronomer, and also enjoy a soft uphill hike on the Llao Llao peninsula to enjoy incredible Patagonian panoramic views. Without a doubt, an unforgettable photographic journey!

For more information, rates and the full program, please contact your Kallpa Tour coordinator.


GENERAL INFORMATION

Fixed departure from December 13th to 16th 2020:

  • Day 1 – Dec. 13th: Arrival in Bariloche. Briefing with tour leader and astronomer. Rest of the day at leisure.
  • Day 2 – Dec. 14th: Solar eclipse full day experience at Catan Lil ranch.
  • Day 3 – Dec. 15th: Full day short circuit and hike to the Llao Llao Peninsula.
  • Day 4 – Dec. 16th: Transfer to the airport.

Included

  • Tour leader for the whole tour.
  • Lodging for 3 nights at Las Marianas Hostería in standard room with breakfast.
  • Services and meals as detailed on the description.
  • Full day eclipse events arrangements, including round trip transportation and accompaniment of an astronomer. Lunch is not included.
  • Hike to Llao Llao Peninsula, including Bilingual Certified Mountain Guide / Box lunch + water + tea + snacks / First Aid Kit + VHF Radio + GPS / Insurance + Permits.

 Not included

  • International and/or domestic flights.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Taxes, personal expenses.
  • Meals not detailed on the description.

WINE LODGE IN VILLA UNIÓN

An intimate experience, vineyards, nature and comfort in a quiet village a few kilometers from the main attractions of the Province of La Rioja.


Villa Unión is the ideal base city in La Rioja to explore the provincial west center. Head of the Colonel Felipe Varela department, it is located in the Bermejo river valley, at a height of 1240 meters above sea level. 

Lonesome villages, colorful landscapes and winding roads make up this space surrounded by valleys and mountains that represents a trip to an ancient world through the Talampaya National Park, Laguna Brava, Cuesta de Miranda, Valle de la Luna  and other typical attractions of the area.

Tres Cruces Wine Lodge is an accommodation complex located in this quiet town of 300 inhabitants. Surrounded by vineyards and unbeatable landscapes that invite you to live a unique experience while visiting the province.

There are five cabins – Casas de Viñas – distributed throughout the complex’s grounds, from where you can see vineyards and the mountain range. All of them include everything you need for a comfortable stay, with a sober and modern decoration.

Each cabin features a patio, a fully equipped kitchenette with a microwave, a seating area with a sofa, a smart TV and a private spacious bathroom with amenities. Some of them have a dining area and/or a balcony.

Among the lodge’s services, guests enjoy a buffet breakfast every morning, a bicycle rental service, a barbecue ranch, an outdoor swimming pool, a garden and free WiFi.

Whether you choose Villa Unión as your base town to visit the surroundings, or just stop by to rest a night after a long day of driving, Tres Cruces Wine Lodge will provide everything you need for your relaxation. 


 

COOKING CLASS AT A RESTAURANT IN MENDOZA

While visiting the land of vineyards, you can’t miss the chance to take a cooking lesson in the hands of a professional at a local restaurant.

Learn how to prepare traditional dishes while tasting some wine, enjoy a nice talk and have a delicious three course dinner made by yourself.

Contact us for rates and more information.


GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Three course meal and wine included.
  • Available every day of the week.
  • Duration: 3 hs (from 7 to 9 pm).
  • From 2 to 6 guests.
  • Restaurant and menu may vary.

 

Rafting in Salta

Just two hours away from the city, enjoy an unforgettable full-day adventure that combines an outdoor activity in full contact with nature and the adrenaline rush of sailing the rapids of the famous Juramento River. An aquatic adventure crossing a prehistoric canyon where fossil and geological tracks are in plain sight.


Only 100 km from Salta ́s capital city, the Juramento River canyon shows a rugged landscape, surrounded by geological formations, fossils and dinosaur tracks. A fun way to get to know it is to descend its twelve class II and III rapids by raft. 

The aquatic adventure begins at 10:30 in the morning at the operational base, with an instructional rafting and safety course. The equipment is delivered and the descent through the rapids of the Juramento River begins.

There are ten class III rapids, plus five class II ones, framed by the imposing landscape of the Canyon: a giant open pit between the mountains. 65 million years ago its walls were huge beaches inhabited by prehistoric animals. 

The descent ends 12 km later at the Los Lapachos area. The return to the base its a 20 minute ride. Afterwards, it is possible to stay for a barbecue.

The experience has an intermediate difficulty rating, with an approximate duration of 2 hours. Includes suitable raft guide.

 


GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Rafting starts every day at 10:30 am (with prior reservation).
  • Difficulty: intermediate
  • Duration: 2 hs
  • Includes: Raft guide. Safety kayak and necessary equipment (helmets, paddles, lifeguards, wetsuits, neoprene boots, jacket and waterproof pants).
  • Optional: Barbecue at the end of the rafting descent. Transportation from the Salta Rafting office to the Juramento River, departure 08:30 hs.
  • Bring a bathing suit, towel, repellent and sunscreen.
  • During rafting, high quality photographs are taken. Optional purchase.

 

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