Dates

November 8 to 21, 2019

Starting Price

$7,197 (Inc. Air from Detroit); Singles $8,992

Deposit per Person

$500

14 Days
Exclusive U-M Departure, Land
Odysseys Unlimited
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Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064

Trip Highlights

Join us in Patagonia, Chile’s unspoiled wilderness at land’s end, where we explore by land and sea; where the signature Torres del Paine preside over the rugged plains and ice-blue glaciers speckle the sea. Add Santiago and the Lake District, and it’s all Chile, all the time, as our small group tours the length and breadth of this South American gem.

Exclusive Departure: this departure is considered exclusive and the participants are U-M travelers, who consist of alums, family and friends.

Itinerary

Day 1

Depart for Punta Arenas, Chile

We depart the United States on our flight to Puerto Arenas, Chile.

Day 2

Arrive Punta Arenas

We arrive today in Punta Arenas, capital of Chile’s southernmost Magallanes region. As guests’ arrival times may vary greatly, we have no group activities or meals planned.

Full Itinerary
Your Journey
Meet Your Trip Host

Ben Van der Pluijm

VBen van der Pluijm is BR Clark Collegiate Professor in Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan. He completed degrees at the Universities of Leiden and Utrecht in the Netherlands, and at the University of New Brunswick in Canada. He joined the faculty at U-M in 1985.

His research areas are structural geology, dealing with deformation of Earth’s crust from microscope to mountain belt, and societal resilience, dealing with Earth-Human interactions. Educational and outreach activities include classroom technologies, and professional and public lectures on geology, hazards and global change. These research and professional activities have taken him around the world.

Professor van der Pluijm has served in many university roles, including the President’s Interdisciplinary Teaching Initiative and Senior Counselor to the Provost. At the National Science Foundation he guided a $200+M initiative on sustainability and human well-being. He has served on multiple (inter)national agency panels and editorial boards. Currently, he is Editor-in-Chief of the science journal Earth’s Future. He has (co-)authored >200 peer-reviewed publications, edited several book volumes, authored the textbook “Earth Structure”, and is working on an undergraduate text called “Earth Interactions”. His public outreach activities include lectures and writings on geology, global environmental change and resilience.

Professor van der Pluijm is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow of the Geological Society of America, and recipient of several awards, including the University Award for Service and Leadership. He is married to Elisabeth (Lies) Quint, U-M Professor of OB/GYN, who shares his enthusiasm for travel and discovery. They have participated in multiple alumni trips.

By participating in an Alumni Association of University of Michigan travel trip, you have stated that the Alumni Association has the exclusive right to use video and other visual/audio portrayals of You or Your likeness taken during Your trip in any medium of any nature whatsoever for any purpose, including advertising or promoting the services of the trip without any compensation being paid to You. Any such portrayal or likeness shall be the exclusive property of the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan.

Dates

November 8 to 21, 2019

Starting Price

$7,197 (Inc. Air from Detroit); Singles $8,992

Deposit per Person

$500

14 Days
Exclusive U-M Departure, Land
Odysseys Unlimited
Learn about Travel Insurance

Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064