August 13, 2009
This is a special year for South America. With the Bicentenary of Independence starting in Ecuador and also celebrating Darwin’s Bicentenary Year, events and commemorations galore all over. As part of the historic voyage of Darwin, Cruceros Australis has programmed two very special cruises in remembrance of his visit to Patagonia (which led him, later, to Galapagos). Renowned author and historian John Woram and other guest lecturers will lead expeditions and conduct talks aboard the Via Australis as you cruise the Strait of Magellan, the Beagle Channel and explore some of the places seen by Charles Darwin on his famous Voyage aboard the Beagle.
These modern day voyages, two hundred years later, will take place October 10-13 from Ushuaia, Argentina to Punta Arenas, Chile, and October 13-17 from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia.
Little change has come to the Fuegian Archipelago’s labyrinth of islands, islets and canals since the epoch of HMS Beagle explorations on the early nineteenth century. During this time, the Beagle expedition made many important discoveries, and Darwin’s own observations went far in shaping his revolutionary ideas about natural history and geology.
The primitive aborigenes who made such a lasting impression on the young Charles Darwin are gone, but the land remains just as he saw it. This is therefore a grand opportunity to join one or both of these special October cruises to come along and see what Darwin saw. And, naturally, Adventure Associates, with its ample experience and expertise, will be delighted to arrange for you a unique trip which will certainly leave everlasting memories.
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2009: A Very Special Darwin Year:
• The bicentenary of Darwin’s birth (February 12th, 1809)
• The 150th anniversary of the publication of his famous book On the Origin of Species (1859), to this day one of the masterpieces of scientific literature.