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March 2-13, 2013
 Landscapes o
Buenos Aires, Mendoza & Bariloche
Dear Vanderbilt alumni, amily and riends:Argentina is growing in popularity as a travel destination. Spend time in Buenos Airesand you’ll think you’re in a European country, yet away rom the capital the pace is slowerand the landscape striking, ranging rom rolling pampas and wild Patagonian steppe tosnow-capped Andean peaks and crystalline lakes.Accompanying you throughout the journey is well known aculty lecturer Marshall C. Eakin,Proessor o History. Proessor Eakin has written extensively on South America and is aavorite among students and alumni or his ascinating lectures and will be a remarkableresource or this extraordinary country.We are delighted to ofer an exciting and enriching journey which showcases three oArgentina’s most spectacular regions: the vibrant capital city o Buenos Aires, the vineyardso Mendoza and the lake district o Bariloche at the oot o the Andes. Our adventure beginswith Buenos Aires, the “Paris o South America,” justly renowned or its geographical setting,sophistication and distinctive architecture. Enjoy its cosmopolitan pleasures by attending atango perormance, exploring the neighborhoods o Recoleta, La Boca and San Telmo andvisiting a local artist’s studio. Beyond the city’s limits venture out into the pampas to thebirthplace o the gaucho, San Antonio de Areco. There at an historic estancia, experiencehorsemanship and take part in a traditional
or Argentinean barbecue. From BuenosAires, ly to the wine region o Mendoza and stroll through the Toso vineyard, guided by alocal wine expert. Next, hike at the base o Aconcagua Mountain, one o the amed SevenSummits o the world. Soak in spectacular views o azure lakes against the soaring AndesMountains during walks in Bariloche’s Nahuel Huapi National Park. Traverse Nahuel HuapiLake on a private boat while en route to a picnic at a secluded beach on Victoria Island. Inthe vast landscape o the Enchanted Valley, search the skies or the magniicent condor.Join ellow Vanderbilt alumni and Proessor Eakin during Argentina’s all when thelandscapes are majestic, weather is beautiul and grapes are harvested! An
post-tour to Iguazú Falls is ofered or those wishing to see one o the natural wonderso the world and spend an additional day in Buenos Aires.Sincerely,Carroll Kimball, BA’84
Vanderbilt Alumni Association
Faculty Leader
Proessor o History, is a historian oLatin America specializing in the history o Brazil. His majorpublications have concentrated on economic and business history,industrialization, and the processes o nationalism and nation-building — primarily in the twentieth century. Much o his workaddresses audiences beyond the academy. These include a one-volume introduction to Brazil or beginners and two video courseswith the Teaching Company. In 2007, Palgrave published his latestbook,
Collision of Cultures: A History of Latin America
. From 2000-2004, Eakin servedas chair o the History Department. Eakin has been the recipient o the Jefrey NordhausAward or Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (1991), the Chancellor’s Cup (1994), theMadison Sarratt Prize or Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (1994), the Ernest A. JonesFaculty Adviser Award (1996), the Alumni Education Award (1999), and a Chair o TeachingExcellence (1998-2001). He was named the Joe B. Wyatt Distinguished Proessor(2004-2005). He has participated as the aculty lecturer in seven Vanderbilt Alumni tours.
Costs And Conditions
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Roundtrip rom Miami to Buenos Aires plus $750 in-tour airare: Buenos Aires / Mendoza; Bariloche/ Mendoza ; Bariloche / Buenos Aires. (As o July 2012 and is subject to change.
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(Per person based on double occupancy). Single supplement or the extension is $699. The priceis based on a minimum o 10 passengers participating on the extension. Roundtrip lights toIguazú Falls (approx. $485 and subject to change) are not included.
Hotel Sheraton International Iguazú and Hotel Loi Suites 
Accommodations and meals asspecied in the itinerary; all land andwater transportation; guides andtour manager throughout; airporttransers or group ights; domesticairport departure taxes; entranceees; baggage handling; gratuitiesto local guides and drivers; pre-departure inormation; coordinationand administration.
U.S. domestic andinternational and in-tour airare;meals not specied in the itinerary;personal items such as laundry,ax or telephone calls, liquor, roomservice, passport and visa ees (visarequired to see Brazilian side oIguazú Falls), reciprocity ee intoArgentina (approx. $140), excessbaggage charges, individual transers,medical expenses, travel insurance,optional extensions or deviationsrom the scheduled tour. Anyincreases in airport taxes, security,or uel surcharges imposed ater theinitial pricing o this program are notincluded. Airare rom Buenos Airesto Iguazú Falls is not included in post-extension price. Tip to tour director isat the passenger’s discretion.
To reserve a space on thistour, please mail authorization o acredit card payment or a check madepayable to “Royal Adventures” or$800 per person with a completedreservation orm to: Vanderbilt TravelProgram, Oce o Alumni Relations,PMB 407735, 2301 VanderbiltPlace, Nashville, TN 37240-7735.Reservations are acknowledged inorder o receipt. Final payment isdue December 2, 2012 and must bepaid by check. Royal Adventures CST#2009579-40.
All cancellations must be made inwriting. Reunds, less a cancellationee o $400 per person, are madei we are notied in writing onor beore December 2, 2012. Noreunds will be made ater December2, 2012. There are no reunds orunused meals, accommodations, orother trip eatures.
We stronglyrecommend the purchase otrip cancellation insurance. Anapplication or travel insurancewill be available upon conrmationand with the nal payment invoice.Neither the Alumni Relations Oceo Vanderbilt University nor RoyalAdventures accepts liability or anyairline cancellation penalty incurredby the purchase o a non-reundableairline ticket or other expensesincurred by tour participants inpreparing or the tour.
Royal Adventures,its owners and employees act only asagents or the various independentsuppliers and contractorsproviding transportation, hotelaccommodations, restaurant andother services connected with thistour. Such travel and services aresubject to the terms and conditionsunder which such accommodations,services and transportation areofered or provided, and VanderbiltUniversity and Royal Adventures andtheir respective, employees, agents,representatives, and assigns, acceptno liability thereore. VanderbiltUniversity and Royal Adventuresassume no liability or any injury,damage, loss, accident, delay orother irregularity which may becaused by the deect o any aircrator vehicle or the negligence or deaulto any company or person engagedin carrying out or perorming any othe services involved. Additionally,responsibility is not accepted orlosses, injury, damages or expenseso any kind due to sickness, weather,strikes, local laws, hostilities, wars,terrorist acts, and acts o nature orother such causes. All services andaccommodations are subject to thelaws o the country in which they areprovided. Vanderbilt University andRoyal Adventures reserve the rightto make changes in the publisheditinerary whenever, in their sole judgment, conditions warrant, ori they deem it necessary or thecomort, convenience or saety o thetour participants. They reserve theright to withdraw this tour withoutpenalty. The right is also reservedto decline to accept or retain anyperson as a member o the tour, or tosubstitute another qualied leader orspecial guest. Baggage and personalefects are the sole responsibilityo the owners at all times. The priceo the program is given in goodaith based on current tarifs andrates, and is subject to change.Any tarif, exchange rate, airare, oruel increases will be passed ontoparticipants. Neither VanderbiltUniversity nor Royal Adventuresaccept the liability or any airlinecancellation penalty incurred by thepurchase o a nonreundable airlineticket. The air ticket when issuedshall constitute the sole contractbetween the passenger and theairline concerned. As part o theconsideration and right to participatein this tour, each participant will beasked to sign a liability release.
Please contact CaryAllyn, Vanderbilt Travel Program,(615) 322-3673 or cary.allyn@vanderbilt.edu or
Joanna Ciafone,
 Royal Adventures (925) 820-6260 or1-800-453-4754.

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