Posada Los Alamos Hotel
www.posadalosalamos.com


This lovely 4 star hotel is ideally located in the heart of
El Calafate, close to many restaurants and other local
businesses. The hotel has an indoor pool, gym, spa and
services of any first-class hotel. They offer free wi-fi
throughout the property and offers many dining options.
An extensive breakfast buffet offers a choice of American,
Argentinean or Patagonian foods. The La Posta Restaurant
serves an a la carte menu of international and regional
specialties, including Patagonian lamb. The hotel also
features two bars.

DAY 1: July 22, 2018
Fly to El Calafate
Depart Buenos Aires this afternoon and fly to El Calafate Airport in southern Argentina (Patagonia). You will be met on arrival and transferred to your local hotel late this afternoon. This home base will be the perfect spot to explore Los Glaciares National Park.


Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight: Posada Los Alamos Hotel


DAY 2: July 23 

Perito Moreno Glacier and Safari Nauticoe Excursions Patagonia
After breakfast, head out to explore the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the world’s few remaining advancing glaciers. It is currently grinding its way down the Cordillera directly into an arm of the enormous Lake Argentino. Upon arrival, stand at the promenade deck right across from Perito Moreno Glacier. Along the walkways there are seven “balconies” located at different heights and distances from the glacier. These are connected by trails that allow for hikes of different length and degree of difficulty. From the highest balcony, you will see a large section of the glacier—northern and southern facing. As you go down, you will find the second balcony, closer to the ice. This is the place where, on occasion, the ice dam is formed. The lower balcony, 700 meters above the parking lot, is the closest you will get to the glacier.


Later, enjoy the Safari Nautico, an excursion that takes you on a cruise across Lake Rico, passing beside icebergs that have calved off the front of the Perito Moreno glacier. ​​Reaching the Icebergs Channel, the boat will stop at a safe distance from the glacier, continuing to sail down its front, allowing a spectacular view of the high wall of ice. The excursion lasts approximately one hour and provides a totally different perspective of the Perito Moreno glacier, with almost constant falling walls of ice from its front. This is truly a unique opportunity for photographers and nature lovers alike.

Lunch will be provided today with dinner on your own.


​Included meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Overnight: Posada Los Alamos Hotel


​DAY 3: July 24 
FD Ríos de Hielo

This morning you will be transferred to the small pier of Puerto Bandera, where you will board a modern and comfortable ship to navigate for about two hours along Lake Argentino. Sail among icebergs, watching the breath-taking views of the occidental front of the Upsala Glacier before arriving at the port of Estancia Cristina. A boxed lunch will be provided this afternoon. 

FD Ríos de Hielo - Kick off this full-day excursion at Punta Banderas port, 47 km (32 miles) from El Calafate. Here, board your catamaran and sail across Lago Argentino lake towards Upsala glacier, the largest in surface of the continental ice-field. After crossing Boca del Diablo, the narrowest section of the lake, natural gateway to the Northern Canal, the route veers west and while the landscape turns into forest and high mountains with hanging glaciers, the boat sails among huge icebergs, testimony of the regression process of Upsala glacier, until arriving at its extended front. It then resumes its course and enters Spegazzini Canal, where the highest glacier of the national park, with walls that reach 130 meters (700 feet) high and 25 km (16 miles) long, reigns. Finally, the Northern Canal leads to the port, where you disembark, returning to El Calafate. Depending on weather conditions, the several huge icebergs calved off from Upsala glacier, can form an amazing ice barrier, which occasionally prevents the entry and/or approaching and/or descent to some points on the tour for safety reasons. This situation is evaluated on board daily. The catamaran’s capacity is 300 passengers.


Dinner is on your own tonight.


Included meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Overnight: Posada Los Alamos Hotel


DAY 4: July 25 
Depart for Miami, USA

Return to the local airport for your flight to Buenos Aires domestic airport. You will be met upon arrival and transferred to the international airport where you will say goodbye and return to Miami. **Arrive back in Miami on July 26.**


Buenos Aires, Argentina has an elegant, old-worldly feel, with a touch of Paris here and of London there, a dash of New York cosmopolitanism and Italian exuberance. Here, everything is grand, on a scale fit for kings. Buenos Aires is known for its European-style architecture and rich cultural life. Santiago de Chile is one of the most developed cities in South America, combining an urban environment that artfully unites classic and modern architecture. Learn about occupational therapy, physical therapy, rehabilitation and medical systems in both countries as the group learns about methods of OT, PT, and rehabilitation education, culture and history of Chile and Argentina through lectures and interactions with occupational therapists and other professionals. Get to know the distinctive cultural touchstones of the countries, including a tango class as well as a professional Tango show; a Gaucho cowboy experience and traditional Adobo (BBQ) lunch.         OPTIONAL POST EXTENSION

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Chile - Santiago, Valparaiso |Argentina - Buenos Aires | 9 days

July 14 - 22, 2018 | $5,599

Day 01: Depart for Chile
Depart today and make your way to Chile (gateway city set out of Miami) with a short stop in Buenos Aires. The stunning beauty and friendly people alone are worth a visit!

Day 02: Santiago, Chile
Arrive early this morning in Buenos Aires where you will connect to your ongoing flight to Santiago, Chile. Upon arrival in Santiago, the group will be met and be transferred to the local hotel where early check-in has been confirmed.


After some time to rest, meet with your Journey Leaders and national guide for an orientation and welcome briefing. All delegates will gather to receive further information on the program. Discuss the political and cultural diversity of Chile.


Lunch will be provided at the hotel.


After lunch, explore Santiago including a visit to the Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino and the La Chascona Museum accompanied by a knowledgeable expert. The Pre-Columbian Art Museum is dedicated to the study and display of pre-Columbian artworks and artifacts from Central and South America. Among other collections, La Chascona houses an interesting art gallery with paintings by Chilean and foreign artists from all times. There is also an African carved wood collection and another collection of furniture and objects from designer Piero Fornasetti.
Your last stop of the day is to Sky Costanera. At a height of 300 meters, it has the most impressive 360° view of Santiago.


Enjoy a welcome dinner and folklore show at Los Adobes de Argomedo​.

​Overnight:  Solace Santiago Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Lunch, Dinner


Day 03: Professional Exchange - Santiago, Chile

Today you will meet local medical professionals with discussions including an overview of the OT, PT, and rehabilitation systems in Chile. Meetings will be requested with local hospitals or clinics to meet with your professional colleagues in their work setting.


Participants in this journey will not only enhance their understanding and appreciation of the intersect between culture, creed, beliefs, language, geography, government, politics, economics and history Argentinian and Chilean people, but they will appreciate the rich diversity of individuals we serve from around the world.


Mission: Through the journey, participants will develop an appreciation of the diversity of Argentina and Chile, these countries’ health care needs in rural vs. urban areas, its programs of service to persons with disabilities, and its special education and literacy programs.


Accompanying guests will explore Santiago's key shopping areas with a local guide. This tour will allow you to visit some of the city's best locations. Perhaps the most interesting and comprehensive shopping area is the excellent Pueblo de Los Dominicos handicrafts market. This charming site resembles a colonial village and it offers many high-quality products, ranging from hand knit sweaters to lapis lazuli to art, with many bargains to be found.
Lunch will be provided this afternoon
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Enjoy dinner at the Como Agua Para Chocolate Restaurant. This Bellavista restaurant is a lovely dining spot to enjoy local Chilean dishes.

Overnight:  Solace Santiago Hotel (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner













Day 04: Cultural Exploration 
This morning, explore the city including a drive up to San Cristóbal Hill, to board the funicular railway to climb up to the top of the hill for a panoramic view of the city and the omnipresent Andes Cordillera.


Later you will head uptown to the Pueblo de Los Dominicos Handicrafts Market. In the nearly 200 stalls can be found all varieties of traditional goods, including leather work, wood craft, sculptures, paintings, copper cookware, fine jewellery, and also some traditional foods such as typical Chilean empanadas and Pastel de choclo.


Lunch will be provided this afternoon at a local restaurant.


This afternoon the group will explore the Museum of Memory and Human Rights. The museum catalogues Pinochet's 17-year rule from 1973-90, which resulted in the torture, murder and disappearance of thousands of Chileans. The museum aims to bring cultural awareness to the atrocities that impacted thousands of residents through persecutions, exoneration, imprisonment and torture during his rule.


Dinner is by individual arrangement this evening
Overnight: Solace Santiago Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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Day 05: Cultural Exploration Vina Del Mar and Valparaiso
Explore two of the most important beachside cities on the central coast of Chile: Valparaiso and Viña del Mar. Be amazed by the colorful port city of Valparaiso. Famous for its stacked hills and winding stairs with incredible street art, this UNESCO World Heritage city takes you back in time yet has a modern feel. As you climb the winding stone stairs or head up in one of the famous funiculars, you'll enjoy incredible views of the bay and surrounding homes of different architectural styles. You will visit Plaza de la Victoria, the famous Turri Clock and the Naval Academy, and the home of Chile's Nobel Prize-winning poet, Pablo Neruda.


Lunch is included at a lovely beachfront restaurant this afternoon, where we will enjoy the Chilean cuisine and learn about dishes featuring fish.


Return via bus to Santiago and fly to Buenos Aires this evening. After check-in at your local hotel, dinner is by individual arrangement.
Overnight: Lois Suites Recoleta (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 06: Professional Exchange - Buenos Aires

Meetings will be requested today with representatives from a local hospital or medical center, to learn what the system for care and rehabilitation are in rural vs. urban areas of Argentina. Also learn about how persons with disabilities are identified and served. We plan to also request a meeting with a local school to learn more about what services are available, how children with special needs are served in the schools, and what special education programs are in the schools.


Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant this afternoon.


Accompanying guests will enjoy a guide urban art & activism tour that explores the historic and industrial barrios of La Boca and Barracas. These neighborhoods are steeped in art and history, and home to some of the most huge and spectacular murals in the city as well as recent urban art festivals and artistic projects. You’ll finish the tour with a greater understanding of how Buenos Aires’ history has influenced public expression.

Dinner will be provided this evening at a local restaurant.

​Overnight: Loi Suites recoleta (or similar)
Meals: 
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 


Day 07: Cultural Immersion

Today explore the highlights of a special Gaucho cowboy experience including a full day tour to Estancia Santa Susana. An Adobo (BBQ) lunch will be provided during your visit to Estancia Santa Susana.


Learn all about Gaucho skills and enjoy demonstrations from your instructors followed by a folk show.


Return to Buenos Aires for dinner on your own.
Overnight: Loi Suites Recoleta (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch













Day 08: Cultural Exploration

The group will explore the highlights of magnificent Buenos Aires in a four-hour guided sightseeing excursion this afternoon (morning free). Your afternoon kicks off in one of the city’s most significant spots: Plaza de Mayo square. This is where the city was founded in 1580 and where the most important governmental buildings are located. Continue to the San Telmo neighborhood, with its cobblestoned streets, where the original porteños (Buenos Aires residents) settled in the early days. Stop at picturesque La Boca, the colorful working-class port neighborhood, and walk along Caminito Street, where local artists display their artwork to the tune of tango music performed on the street.


Drive towards Palermo, passing through Puerto Madero and see this regenerated area where redbrick warehouses have been transformed into trendy restaurants and bars. Once in the northern area of the city, drive through Palermo Chico with its impressive townhouses, tree-lined boulevards and parks. Palermo Soho, meanwhile, fuses the flavor of a working-class neighborhood with contemporary twists such as ethnic restaurants, design stores and bars. Its bohemian atmosphere makes it popular with Argentines as well as foreign visitors. Continue to Recoleta, the most sophisticated district, to visit Nuestra Señora del Pilar Church and Recoleta Cemetery to glimpse stunning mausoleums, the final resting place for many of Argentina’s key characters.


This evening dinner will include a professional Tango Show at the La Ventana. You will have the chance this evening to also learn about the local cuisine including preparation of Argentina’s most famous condiment, salsa chimichurri from a chef.


Overnight:  Loi Suites Recoleta (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch​, Dinner


Day 09: Departure for U.S.
Depart for the airport to check in for your morning flight home. Arrival will be the same day.

Meals: Breakfast


Professional Participants - As this Nanda Journey is focused primarily on professional development, costs associated with your participation on the program may be tax deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. Consult with a tax professional to determine eligibility.


Please note: All itineraries are subject to change based on availability of hotels, flights and hosting organizations at the time of finalization of booking. Comparable meetings and activities will be arranged should an itinerary change be necessary. 30 days before departure, a finalized itinerary will be available and reflect final details.

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Finish your exciting journey in Argentina with a visit to Patagonia. A visit to the southernmost regions of the continent will give
you the opportunity to explore the majestic glaciers and their magical, blue icePlease note that July is winter in Patagonia so remember to bring appropriately warm layers.

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Exclusively developed professional program in collaboration with Journey leader

 TRAVEL
International airfare (from designated US gateway city)


Airfare for domestic flight to gateway city


All in-country transportation for the group (including airport transfers)


Accommodations in four to five star hotels


24/7 professional English speaking guide


Individual departure taxes (where applicable)


Fees for all services, most tips and taxes


Professionally led daily program – see itinerary for full details


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Daily breakfast and most lunches & dinner, as specified in the itinerary


 CAREER ENRICHMENT PROFESSIONAL CONTENT
10-20 Hours of professional exchanges with counterparts in host  country


Formal and informal meetings with your peers to increase your global knowledge of your profession


Unique insight and knowledge about current issues and challenges related to your profession


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Leader Spotlight:  

DR. KAREN JACOBS

Ed.D., OTR/L, CPE, FAOTA

  • Karen is a Clinical Professor of Occupational Therapy and Program Director of the Online Post-Professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy Program at Boston University
  • Her research examines the interface between the environment and human capabilities
  • She is also a board certified professional ergonomist (CPE) and Founding editor-in-chief  of the international,                   interdisciplinary  journal WORK: A Journal of  Prevention,  Assessment Rehabilitation
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Detailed Itinerary

Occupational Therapy Journey to Chile & Argentina  - led by Dr. Karen Jacobs

El Glaciares National Park

What's Included

El Glaciares National Park, Patagonia, Argentina | 4 nights|  July 22-25, 2018 | $1,999

Posada Los Alamos

POST PROGRAM EXTENSION - PATAGONIA

Shared Room
Number of payments 4
Payment Due*Amount
Upon Registration$500.00 USD
Every 6 weeks (x 3)$1,699.66 USD
Total $5,598.98 USD
Single Room
Number of payments 4
Payment Due*Amount
Upon Registration$500.00 USD
Every 6 weeks (x 3)$2,032.66 USD
Total $6,597.98 USD
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