Dr. Dolores Battle invites you to join her in Argentina and Chile for a journey beyond compare. Engage in meaningful interaction and collaboration with SLP, OT, PT, and rehabilitation counterparts to focus on the greatest challenges faced in the provision of services as well as other topics of interest. As you journey across both countries, you'll develop an understanding of issues related to providing culturally appropriate, sustainable, collaborative, community-based rehabilitation services. You'll establish connections with speech-language pathologists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists while interacting with healthcare and higher education professionals in both countries. 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. Santiago de Chile is one of the most developed cities in South America, combining an urban environment that artfully unites classic and modern architecture. Cultural highlights on this journey include a tango class as well as a professional tango show; a Gaucho cowboy experience and traditional Adobo (BBQ) lunch and exploration of the local markets including Mercado Central in Santiago. 

Optional Patagonia Extension available on this itinerary.

Chile: Santiago, Valparaiso and Viña del Mar / Argentina: Buenos Aires | 9 days | June 20 - 28, 2020 | $5,699

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Patagonia | 4 days & 3 nights| June 28 - July 1, 2020 | $1,699

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. The group will be met and be transferred to the local hotel where early check-in has been confirmed for your convenience.

After some time to rest, meet with your national guide for an orientation and welcome briefing. All travelers 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 (or similar)
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 03: Professional Exchange - Santiago

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

Mission: The objective for this trip is to develop an understanding of issues related to providing culturally appropriate, sustainable, collaborative, community-based rehabilitation services in low resourced countries in South America. We will establish connections with speech-language pathology, physical therapy, and occupational therapy professionals and associations in Argentina and Chile.

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.

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 (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04: Cultural Exploration, Santiago
This morning the group will explore the city, including a drive up to San Cristóbal Hill, before boarding 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 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 (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 05: Cultural Exploration - Valparaiso & Viña del Mar
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. Enjoy the Chilean cuisine and learn about dishes featuring fish.

Return via bus to Santiago and fly to Buenos Aires this evening.

Dinner is by individual arrangement this evening.
Overnight: Loi 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 about the systems for care and rehabilitation 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.

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 at a local restaurant.
Overnight:Loi Suites Recoleta (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

​​Day 07: Cultural Immersion - Buenos Aires 
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 Immersion & Exploration - Buenos Aires

​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 from a local chef about the local cuisine including preparation of Argentina’s most famous condiment, salsa chimichurri.

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


Day 09: Time to say goodbye
Depart for the airport to check in for your morning flight home. Arrival will be the same day back in Miami. 

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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​​​​​​Leader Spotlight: 

Dr. Dolores Battle

Dr. Battle is Professor Emeritus of Speech Language Pathology at SUNY Buffalo State. She is the former president of both the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP).   She has received numerous awards for her work in multicultural and global issues in the profession including Honors of ASHA, Honored member of the IALP, The Diversity Incentive award from the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Science an Disorders.  She is widely published in

communication disorders in culturally and linguistically diverse populations and 

has traveled professionally

to 37 countries on five

continents including in Kenya,

South Africa,  Brazil, Greece,

Switzerland, Denmark, Canada,  and Australia.   

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Information and support  to aid in your travel preparation

Costs to obtain a passport

Exclusively developed professional program in collaboration with Journey leader

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

Travel insurance

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

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

24-hour support from US Nanda Journeys office and in-country support

Partnerships in every country to which we travel

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 ice.​

Posada Los Alamos Hotel

SLP, OT, PT & Rehabilitation Journey to Chile & Argentina 

led by Dr. Dolores Battle

Detailed Itinerary

Patagonia Glaciers

Perito Moreno Glacier

Day 1: JUNE 28, 2020 - Fly to El Calafate
Transfer to the airport this morning for your flight to El Calafate Airport in southern Argentina (Patagonia).

You will be met on arrival and transferred to your local hotel this afternoon. This home base will be the perfect spot to explore Los Glaciares National Park.

Dinner will be provided this evening at the group hotel with lunch on your own arrangement.
Overnight:  Posada Los Alamos Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 2: JUNE 29, 2020 - Perito Moreno Glacier and Safari Nauticoe

​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, navigate De Los Tempanos Canal of the Argentino Lake to admire Perito Moreno Glacier’s Northern Front. Departing from Moreno Port, located at the catwalks’ end, the boat trip lasts an hour. The Northern Front can be observed in a completely different perspective from the one in the catwalks. When close to the Glacier, the boat may sail its whole front, according to the allowed distances that guarantee participants’ safety. The aim is to admire the landscape and to enjoy both the silence and roar that announces the Glacier’s pieces fall, witnessing a natural phenomenon that leaves an unforgettable memory.

Lunch will be provided today with dinner on your own.
Overnight:  Posada Los Alamos Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: JUNE 30, 2020 - Glaciares Gourmet Navigation
This morning you will a full-day gourmet experience seeing Spegazzini and Upsala Glaciers and their ice-floe barriers.

Take a private transfer to Paraje Punta Bandera and board at La Soledad dock in Bahía Tranquila. Your tour starts in the northwest crossing Punta Avellaneda and Boca del Diablo, the narrowest passage in the lake, at 800 meters (2,400 feet). After two hours’ navigation a series of ice floes of varied colors and shapes anticipate your proximity to Upsala glacier. Stop in front of the barrier of ice floes, which
is currently blocking the entrance to Upsala channel. If weather conditions are good, you can see Upsala glacier from a distance.

Continue navigating Lake Argentino towards the south, taking the Spegazzini channel to reach the glacier of the same name. The navigation allows you closer to the glacier, which has front walls between 80 and 135 meters (240 and 400 feet) high.

A boxed lunch will be provided this afternoon during your journey.

Back on board, sail along Brazo Norte and return to La Soledad dock for your transfer back to the hotel. Dinner is on your own tonight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight:  Posada Los Alamos Hotel (or similar)

DAY 4: JULY 1, 2020 - Return to the U.S.A
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 2**

Included meals: Breakfast

Inclusions: Flights to/from Buenos Aires/El Calafate added to your group international ticket; baggage handling, most tips; group transfers to and from the respective hotels; tours and meals as mentioned; and accommodations based on double occupancy. 

Not Included: Hotel incidentals, spa services, and meals not mentioned. Luggage: limit of 44 pounds (1 piece of luggage) per person for domestic flight back to Buenos Aires.

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.​​


What's Included

Shared Room
Number of payments 4
Paymen Due*Amount
Upon Registration$500.00 USD
Every 4 weeks (x 3)$1,733.00 USD
Total $5,699.00 USD
Single Room
Number of payments 4
Payment Due*Amount
Upon Registration$500.00 USD
Every 4 weeks (x 3)$2,066.00 USD
Total $6,698.00 USD
Shared room with Patagonia Extension
Number of payments 4
Payment Due*Amount
Upon Registration$500.00 USD
Every 4 weeks (x 3)$2,299.33 USD
Total $7,397.99 USD
Single Room with Patagonia Extension
Number of payments 4
Payment Due*Amount
Upon Registration$500.00 USD
Every 4 weeks (x 3)$2,765.33 USD
Total $8,795.99 USD
*Please call 1-888-747-7501 if you wish to make individual credit card payments. Final balance MUST be paid 60 days prior to travel. Please review Booking Terms & Conditions at top of page.
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