Gaucho Getaways eNewsletter
Winter 2014
Dear UCSB Alumni and Friends,
Wishes to you for a wonderful 2014 full of travel adventure from Gaucho Getaways! If you are a frequent traveler, have you looked into TSA Pre-Check or the Global Entry programs, both designed to save you time at the airport? Click here for details and to register. Whether you are currently in cold weather, wishing to get outdoors and enjoy the warmth, or in summer-type weather in California, below are some Gaucho Getaways trips that will get you outside and exploring the combination of nature and culture.
Happy New Year,
Susan Goodale, Programs Director
UCSB Alumni Association

Kenya Kenya
May 30- June 12, 2014

Enjoy wildlife drives across the bush all in plain view of the snow-capped peaks of Mt. Kenya while searching for lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and zebra. Take a night safari for a different view. Visit an elephant orphanage and the Karen Blixen House. Learn how the Maasai have lived for generations in harmony with wildlife and the local terrain. Retire to luxurious tented camps each night. Limited to 24 guests.

Exploring Iceland Exploring Iceland
August 23-September 2, 2014

Discover the astonishing natural history and rich cultural heritage of vast, unspoiled Iceland. Tour the dramatic Snaefellsnes peninsula and travel to beautiful Lake Myvatn with its mud flats, lava fields, and volcanic craters. See Dettifoss, Iceland’s “Niagara,” in Glacial River Canyon National Park. In southern Iceland, visit Thingvellir National Park, Skogar’s excellent museum, and the lovely village of Vik. Conclude in Reykjavik. 
Limited to 24 guests.

Portugal's River of Wine by Kayak & Local Inn Portugal's River of Wine by Kayak & Local Inn
September 20-29, 2014

Savor the best in traditional European ambiance and cuisine on a Dionysian paddling odyssey between quintas - the vineyard mansions and farmhouses - of northern Portugal's port wine district. Share warm personal connections with our hosts and enjoy an inside encounter with contemporary rural life in Portugal. This trip is for beginner to experienced paddlers. Limited to 12 guests.

Discover Switzerland Discover Switzerland
August 27-September 11, 2014

This journey combines group excursions with the flexibility to design your own Swiss adventure. Each day, with your included Swiss Rail Pass in hand, you can take advantage of the many transportation options that are available to embark on your cultural and outdoor adventure. Those who want an easier pace can combine walking with cable car rides and mountain lifts.

Contact Us:
Gaucho Getaways
UCSB Alumni Association
Santa Barbara, CA
tel: (805) 893-4611
fax: (805) 893-4918
Southwest National Parks Southwest National Parks
May 30-June 9, 2014

Explore a spectacular array of natural wonders and incredible scenery and learn fascinating geological and cultural secrets of these larger-than-life preserves, including Grand Canyon National Park, Arches National Park, and Canyonlands National Park.
Southeast Alaska 
Aboard the 66 Passenger Admiralty Dream Southeast Alaska
Aboard the 66 Passenger Admiralty Dream
August 23-30, 2014

Limited space remains aboard the 66-passenger Admiralty Dream. With no ports of call your ship can venture where nature calls.
Travel Insurance – Priceless for Peace of Mind
Travel insurance is highly recommended for your travels. Be prepared for the unexpected and ensure you insure your trip so you can enjoy peace of mind while exploring the world.