Summer 2012
Dear UCSB Alumni and Friends,
Whether you are heading out soon on your summer vacation or have just returned and are wondering “what’s next” or “where to now”, check out Gaucho Getaways 2013. Next year’s tours have been posted on our website and reservations are currently being accepted.
I’m particularly excited about a couple of first-time Gaucho Getaways offerings, including Myanmar, Bangkok to Bali Featuring the E&O Express , and Flavors of Tuscany. While Italy is by no means a stranger to Gaucho Getaways, this itinerary, with a strong focus on food and wine, presents a new perspective. Equally, I’m delighted that we are headed back to some favorites ranked very high by our own travelers: National Parks and Classic Lodges of the Old West, Costa Rica, and Turkey. Ecuador returns to our schedule after a long hiatus, as does Scandinavia . This may be the last year you’ll see Celtic Lands offered, as featured speakers on this trip David Eisenhower and Celia Sandys, granddaughter of Winston Churchill, may not be making the cruise again. Don’t miss your opportunity in 2013 if this trip has been on your “bucket list”.
I won’t spoil all the fun….I’ll let you go ahead and “unwrap” Gaucho Getaways 2013 and see what possibilities await for continued exploration of the world, near and far. Also, if you are still looking for that “get-a-way” for 2012, we still have space available on our Ultimate Tanzania Safari, as well as a couple of European river cruises.
Gaucho Getaways travelers know an added highlight of our journeys is the wonderful group of travelers with whom you form bonds…and I’ve seen so many of you travel again together as the friendships continue. Whether traveling single, or with friends or family, you’ll be with a great group of people.
I do hope you can join us in 2013 and be a part of Gaucho Getaways in the near future!
Suusan Goodale
Susan Goodale, Programs Director

Treasures of EcuadorMysteries of Myanmar
February 19-March 5, 2013
With traditions unchanged from time immemorial, a rich Buddhist culture, and diverse ethnic groups, Myanmar presents a singular travel experience. As our group sets out on the road to Mandalay, we see the spectacular temples at Bagan, colonial Yangon, the hill station of Kalaw, and pastoral Inle Lake – a journey of deep discovery and reward. Limited to 24.

Paris & the Villages and Vineyards of FranceTreasures of Ecuador
March 19-30, 2013

Discover Ecuador a land of stunning beauty and intriguing culture, blended from indigenous and European heritage.. Explore three of the four major regions of the country: the Andes highlands, the Amazon Basin and the tropical South Coast. . Our post-trip extension to the Galapagos Islands will allow exploration. Limited to 28.

Tahitian JewelsTahitian Jewels
April 7-19, 2013
Savor the tropical splendor of emerald-green palms, white sand beaches, and brilliant turquoise waters as you sail aboard the luxurious Oceania Cruises Marina to the most stunning destinations in the South Pacific, the gorgeous Polynesian islands.

Contact Us:
Gaucho Getaways
UCSB Alumni Association
Santa Barbara, CA
tel: (805) 893-4611
fax: (805) 893-4918
2012: Space Available:
An Ultimate Tanzania Safari
November 3-15, 2012
River Life In Saxony Along the Elbe
October 5-13, 2012
River Life - Wine Country in Autumn Along the Rhine, Main and Mosel
October 23-31, 2012
2013: These trips historically sell-out very quickly, so make your reservations soon!
Costa Rica's Natural Heritage
April 11-22, 2013
Discover a nation’s natural resource wealth in four distinct regions, from cloud forest to rain forest; Central Valley to Pacific Coast, as Costa Rica presents its staggering display of bio-diversity – pristine landscapes, unique microclimates, exotic flora and fauna. Limited to 24.
National Parks & Classic Lodges of the Old West July 6-July 15, 2013
Embark on an expedition, unlike any other itinerary available, tracing the historical paths and natural splendors of the American West. Marvel at the wonders of Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone National Park; explore the palisades of Badlands National Park and wooly mammoth remains in Hot Springs, South Dakota; see free-roaming bison herds in Custer State Park, and relish a classic chuck wagon cookout.
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