Tour Argentina, Chile with the Northwestern Alumni Association; Register by May 24

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Tour Argentina, Chile with the Northwestern Alumni Association; Register by May 24

December 20, 2012

The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Alumni Association invites alumni and friends of the university to travel south to Argentina and Chile in September.

Skeeter Bird, Northwestern Foundation CEO, is leading the 11-day tour Sept. 8 through Sept. 18, which includes Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Puerto Varas, Casablanca, Valparaiso and Santiago de Chile.

During the trip, alumni and friends of Northwestern will have the opportunity to visit the Hidalgo Castle, Pérez Rosales National Park, and Angelmó’s handicraft fair and fish market. Among the sights to see are the stunning views from chairlifts on Mt. Campanario, the volcanoes Osorno and Calbuco reflected in the green-blue water of Lake Todos los Santos, and the colorful houses that cascade down from the hills in Valparaiso. The travelers will cross the Andean Mountains and observe the Hill Tronador and its nine glaciers.

In Buenos Aires, the group will journey to the heart of Tango activity where the dance is performed in the street for passersby to enjoy. Touring an Argentinean ranch may be of particular interest to those from northwest Oklahoma. There, they will learn about the gaucho way of life and observe a horse riders’ exhibition.
At a vineyard in Casablanca Valley, the travelers will taste wine and see the process in one of Chile’s best wine regions. In Santiago de Chile, alumni and friends will take a trip to the Pre-Colombian Museum where statues, carvings, ceramics and textiles from different American cultures that existed before 1492 are housed.
In recent years, the Alumni Association has traveled to Rome, Peru, Ireland, Alaska, Greece and Northern Italy through Pilgrim Tours, the travel company for the upcoming tour of Argentina and Chile.

The double occupancy price per person is $3,899. Add an additional $550 for single occupancy. The trip price includes round-trip airfare from Oklahoma City, eight nights of lodging at four-star hotels, some meals, services of an air-conditioned deluxe motor coach, all guides, entrances, touring and transportation. Tips, some meals, an optional Tango dinner excursion, an Argentinean reciprocity fee and travel insurance are not included in the tour price.

A $300 deposit is due May 24, and the deadline for final payments is July 5. To request more information or to make reservations, contact Lizabeth Richey, director of alumni relations, at 580-327-8594 or