Agenda

International Alumni Reunion
Santiago, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina

June 2013*

Saturday, June 15- Sunday, June 16, 2013

Check In
The San Cristobal Tower
Josefina Edwards De Ferrari 0100
Santiago, Chile
Phone: 56-2-2707-1000
Your experience begins at the San Cristobal Tower, our host property. Upon check-in, you will receive a welcome packet including detailed instructions, directions, and information on all of the exciting events.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Tour and Dinner at the Santa Rita Winery
4:00 p.m.
Enjoy a late afternoon trip to the Santa Rita winery, an amazing natural environment in the middle of a centenary park in the foothills of the Cordillera de los Andes, between vineyards and historic monuments. A welcome dinner at the winery will follow the tour.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Breakfast
6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel dining room as part of your trip package.

Welcome Session/Meeting of Duke Law School Leadership Boards
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Directorio E Meeting Room, San Cristobal Tower 

All travelers are invited to gather with Duke Law staff and local alumni for an update on international programs at Duke Law, an overview of the goals and plans for our trip, and a discussion of relevant topics in Chile today with Arturo Fermandois, former ambassador of Chile to the U.S.

Full-Day Excursion to Viña del Mar and Valparaiso
9:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Visit Chile’s main sea resort, Viña del Mar, and enjoy sights including the Quinta Vergara park, art museum, and ampitheater; Plaza de Vergara, the city center; Marga Marga Canal; the Fonck Museum, home to an original moai (monolithic human figure) from Easter Island; the Sporting Club race track; Wulff Castle; and the Flower Clock.

Travel to Chile’s main port, Valparaiso, enjoy lunch at Felini restaurant, and see winding narrow streets, houses and funiculars (cable railways) clinging to the surrounding hills. Also see Sotomayor Square; the statue erected to the heroes of the Naval Battle of Iquique (1879); the Naval Academy; Victorian residences; Victoria Square; and the Congress Building.

Reception with Local Duke Alumni and Local Law School Leadership
7:30 p.m.
Location to be announced

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Breakfast
6:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel dining room as part of your trip package, or wait to enjoy it during our visit to Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Visit to Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC)
9:00 a.m.
Duke Law board members will join the dean and staff of PUC Law School for a breakfast discussion about the exchange program between Duke and PUC. Other travelers and local alumni will enjoy a tour of the school and conversation about its programs. Address: Facultad de Derecho, Alameda 340, Tercer Piso, Santiago de Chile.

Visit with Former President of Chile, Ricardo Lagos, Duke M.A. ’63, Ph.D. ’66, L’05 (Honorary)
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Arrive at the office of Former President Lagos for an intimate meeting with him. Address: Roberto del Río 1151, Providencia.

Lunch and Guided Tour of Santiago
12:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Our shuttle will transport us from President Lagos’s office to lunch at the Mercado del Puerto (Port Market). 

Lunch will be followed by a guided tour of Santiago with sights including the Club Hípico, a beautiful horse-racing track in the ancient residential area of town; the Cousiño Palace, a furnished old mansion, now used as a monument and an official VIP residence; La Moneda, the government palace; Plaza de Armas, the main square; the San Francisco Church; the National Library; and the Santa Lucía Hill, where Santiago was founded in 1541. 

Dinner Around Town
8:00 or 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy dinner on your own. Choose from reservations made at various local restaurants.  Our guide will coordinate the arrangements and transportation with us. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Breakfast
4:30 a.m. – 5:00 a.m.
Enjoy a simple breakfast in the hotel dining room as part of your trip package.

Fly from Santiago to Buenos Aires, Argentina
Flight information:
Sky Airlines 501 – 7:30 a.m. (Depart Santiago) – 10:35 a.m. (Arrive Buenos Aires-Ezeiza)
A shuttle will meet our group at the airport and transport us to The Alvear Palace Hotel.

The Alvear Palace Hotel
Av. Alvear 1891, C1129AAA
Buenos Aires, Argentina
54-11-4808-2179
Toll-Free in the U.S.: 1-800-745-8883

Lunch Around Town
Midday
Enjoy lunch on your own.  Choose from various local restaurants.  Our guide will coordinate the arrangements and transportation with us.

Visit to the Supreme Court of Argentina (Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación)
2:30 – 4:00  p.m.
Arrive at the courthouse for a visit including a conversation with Chief Justice Ricardo Lorenzetti. Address: Talcahuano 550, Buenos Aires.

Visit to the Santa Catalina Monastery
4:30 p.m.
From the courthouse, our shuttle will transport us to the monastery.  Our group will enjoy a traditional tea and a private performance by members of the Teatro Colon Orchestra. 

Dinner at Cabana Las Lilas Steakhouse
8:30 p.m.
Enjoy dinner at a local steakhouse. Address: Alicia M. de Justo 516, Puerto Madero.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Breakfast
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel dining room as part of your trip package.

Session on Argentina Today/Meeting of Duke Law School Leadership Boards
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Canciller Meeting Room, The Alvear Palace Hotel
All travelers are invited to gather with Duke Law staff and local alumni for a program with former Argentine ambassador Atilio Molteni on relevant topics in Argentina today. 

Lunch and Guided Tour of Buenos Aires
11:45 a.m.
Enjoy a light lunch at landmark coffee shop Café Tortoni, founded in 1858 and frequented by intellectuals, politicians, and artists.

See Colon Theater; the Obelisco; Plaza de Mayo (May Square); Casa Rosada, the pink house with the balcony from which Eva Peron addressed the people; the Cathedral; Cabildo, the town hall. Also visit the bohemian, cobblestone neighborhood of San Telmo; Dorrego Square; the artists’ neighborhood of La Boca; the gentrified Puerto Madero area; the elegant San Martín Square; the traditional neighborhood of Palermo, including large parks, rose gardens, and lakes; and the fashionable Recoleta district, including South America’s most opulent and extraordinary cemetery, the resting place of Eva Peron.

Tango Show and Dinner at En Esquina Carlos Gardel
8:45 p.m.
Enjoy this show and dinner. Address: Carlos Gardel 3200, Abasto.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Breakfast
7:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel dining room as part of your trip package.

Full-Day Tour of the Parana River Delta and Tigre Art Museum
10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The tour will include a 60-minute catamaran ride with a stop for lunch at Gato Blanco restaurant.

Reception and Dinner with Duke LLM Alumni 
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Pony Line Bar, Four Seasons Buenos Aires

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Breakfast
7:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel dining room as part of your trip package.

Tour of San Antonio de Areco and La Bamba
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
See the Pampas pueblo “San Antonio de Areco,” which includes the Ricardo Güiraldes Gaucho Museum; silver, leather, and wood workshops; and a chocolate factory. Move on to the Argentine estate “La Bamba,” and enjoy an Argentine barbecue lunch, afternoon tea, and activities including horseback riding, walks, bike rides, and carriage rides.

Dinner Around Town
8:00 or 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy dinner on your own. Choose from reservations made at various local restaurants.  Our guide will coordinate the arrangements and transportation with us. 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Breakfast
7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel dining room as part of your trip package.

Optional: Antique Flea Market at Dorrego Square
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Shop, and enjoy street performances of tango dancing, singing, pantomime, and more.

Lunch at Antigua Tasca de Cuchilleros Restaurant
12:00 p.m.
Savor traditional Argentine barbecue. Address: Carlos Calvo 319, C1102AAG Buenos Aires.

Free Time to Explore, Depart for Home, or Depart for Iguazu
Our guide will provide detailed information on shuttle service to the airport for those traveling to the U.S. and to Iguazu (the optional trip extension) on June 23 and 24. 

 

 
OPTIONAL EXTENDED ACTIVITIES

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Fly from Buenos Aires to Iguazu, Argentina
Flight information:
AR 1734 – 4:20 p.m. (Depart Buenos Aires-Aeroparque) – 6:05 p.m. (Arrive Iguazu)
A shuttle will meet our group at the airport and transport us to the Sheraton Iguazu Resort & Spa.

Sheraton Iguazu Resort & Spa
Parque Nacional Iguazu
Iguazu, 3370
Argentina
54-3757-491800

Dinner on Your Own
Our guide will provide recommendations.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Breakfast
6:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel dining room as part of your trip package.

Tour of the Argentine Side of the Iguassu Falls and Devil’s Gorge
8:00 a.m.

Visit the upper and lower paths around the waterfalls surrounded by lush jungles with plush-crested jays, reddish-bellied parakeets, toucans, and coatis.

Upper path: A 45-minute walk with great views of the Two Sisters, Bosseti, Adam and Eve, Bernabe Mendez, Mbiguá and San Martín Falls.

Lower path: A one-hour and 30-minute walk for a view of the falls from above.

Devil’s Throat: Take a 4-kilometer train ride to the Devil’s Throat station, surrounding the upper part of the Iguazu River. Then take a walkway to the balcony of Devil’s Throat, Garganta del Diablo. See an impressive U-shaped, 82-meter-high, 150-meter-wide, and 700-meter-long cataract that marks the border between Argentina and Brazil.

Lunch on Your Own
Our guide will provide recommendations.

Great Adventure: Truck and Boat Tour of the Iguazú National Park (Argentine Side)
By truck, explore 6 kilometers in the humid subtropical forest, as far as the banks of the Iguazú River, downstream from the falls. Board zodiac boats, cross rapids, and enter the Devil’s Throat canyon approaching the water falls.

Tour the Brazilian Side of the Iguassu Falls
Hike along the catwalk, and enjoy panoramic views of the falls and a close-up of the Devil’s Throat. Take a panoramic elevator to the upper part of Iguassu Falls and view the upper Iguassu River from a lookout point.

Dinner on Your Own
Our guide will provide recommendations.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Breakfast
6:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel dining room as part of your trip package.

Fly from Iguazu, Argentina to Buenos Aires
Flight information:
AR 1735 – 9:35 a.m. (Depart Iguazu) – 11:30 a.m. (Arrive Buenos Aires-Aeroparque)
A shuttle will meet our group at the airport and transport us to Buenos Aires-Ezeiza airport, with a stop for sightseeing and lunch on our own in downtown Buenos Aires.

Depart for Home
Evening
Note: Flights to the U.S. from Ezeiza should be arranged for 8:00 p.m. or later.

 

*Agenda is subject to change.