Dinosaur Society Fieldtrip to Argentina

6th to 27th March, 2019

HOGG & Dinosaur Society Fieldtrip Patagonia, 2018 – Click for Itinerary

The Dinosaur Society is running a fieldtrip to Argentina early next year, to view the stunning geology & scenery of the region. If you have an interest in joining us please email editor@dinosaursociety.com. Alternative contact details are given below.

The proposed itinerary is:

Day 1-2. 6-7/03/2019:

Fly London Gatwick to Buenos Aires with BA or Norwegian Airways – direct flight.

Day 2. 7/03/2019:

Arrive. Buenos Aires and transfer to a 3* Hotel for 3 nights stay.

Day 3. 8/03/2019:

Buenos Aries sightseeing tour – to include Puerto Madero, the Pink Palace (where Eva & Juan Peron made their speeches) plus Palermo and La Recoleta (where Eva Peron is buried). Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales Bernardino Rivadavia.

Day 4. 9/03/2019:

Trip to Estancia El Ombu de Areco, in San Antonio de Areco on the Pampas. The trip will include horse and carriage riding, gaucho horsemanship, music & dancing and a traditional barbecue lunch. San Antonio is thought to be the prettiest town in the pampas and is placed 113km northwest of Buenos Aires,

Days. 5-8. 10-13/03/2019:

Depart for Puerto lguazu and the spectacular lguazu Falls, and volcanic terrain, including a boat trip around the falls and opportunities for a 4×4 drive through jungle or a helicopter flight. Coach transfer to hotel for three-night stay at Iguazu Jungle Lodge and a possible short trip into Brazil.

Days. 9-11. 13-17/03/2019:

Fly to Mendoza to study the geology and geography of the Andean Pre-cordillera between Mendoza and San Juan and the viniculture of the Malbec Wines. The Mendosa Province is located on the north-western border of Argentina with Chile. With the highest mountain Aconcagua being 6,960.8m high. The main Triassic basins located in Uspallata–Potrerillo valley in the Province of Mendoza, were suitable for the creation of coal, bitumen, oil and gas.

Day. 12. 17/03/2019:

Fly from Mendoza to Buenos Aries and transfer to Trelew.

Days. 13-16. 18-21/03/2019:

Trelew to visit the Museum of Paleontology Egidio Feruglio and the Bryn Gwyn Geopark (20 minutes from Trelew), to view the stratigraphy and the fossils found in this region including giant dinosaurs and a Bosque Petrificada (Fossil Forest). We will visit Gaiman and other Welsh colonies, characterised by several traditional tea-houses. We will also spend two nights in the more touristic town of Puerto Madryn (50 km from Trelew) to see the Valdes Peninsula (including the Puerto Piramides) the home to a host of marine wildlife. Hopefully we have time for a Patagonian barbecue dinner.

Day. 17. 22/03/2019:

Fly from Trelew to El Calafate on Lago Argentino.

Days. 18-21. 23-25/03/2019:

Visit the Los Glacieres National Park and maybe the Torres del Paine across the border in Chile. One day visit to the Cueva de las Manos near Santa Cruz.

Days-26-27/03/19:

Return from Calafate to Buenos Aires and transfer to London.

Estimated costs including Flights, Car hire, 3* Hotels with breakfast: Total. £2700.00.
Single Hotel Room. £400.00.

For further details please contact:

The Dinosaur Society
C/o Richard Moody
Gnoll House
15 Forster Road
Guildford GU2 9AE
editor@dinosaursociety.com