Radiant Rhythms

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MAR. 20 - APR. 2, 2018 From $3,499
Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Rio Grande, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro
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Radiant Rhythms

MAR. 20 - APR. 2, 2018
Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Rio Grande, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro
Aboard Oceania Cruises’ Sirena

Begin your South American luxury cruise with an overnight in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, boasting superb cuisine, chic boutiques, and the world’s widest boulevard. Set sail for Uruguay’s capital, Montevideo, a major port that retains a comfortable small-town feel. Next, take in Punta del Este’s expansive stretches of sparkling waterfront, Rio Grande’s ancient architecture, and Porto Belo’s pristine beaches. The next stop, São Paulo, is known for its cuisine, music, and shopping, while the following port of Paraty has preserved colonial architecture and vehicle-free cobblestone streets. Continue to Ilha Grande, a protected ecological area that is only traversed by foot, bike, or boat, and then explore Búzios’ unique and gorgeous beaches before the last stop in Rio de Janeiro, a city with a captivating coastline—including the famous Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches.

Cost: From $3,499
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Activity Level: Mild
Easy Pace, little walking and stair climbing

UCLA Faculty on Tour

Sara Melzer
Department of French & Francophone Studies
Professor Sara E. Melzer has taught at UCLA for 30 years. She has published four books and around 50 articles, highlighting the role of the arts – literature, dance and music– in politics in early modern France. Her current research project now shifts to the art of dance and its social scene in South America, North America and in France. In Argentina, the tango has become one of the nation’s biggest industries, largely responsible for a huge boom in tourism in recent decades. According to UNESCO, the tango -- understood as a dance, music and poetry – is one of the strongest cultural symbols of Argentina’s national identity. Professor Melzer is a tango dancer herself, as well as a cultural historian with a particular interest in different forms of communication. She is currently writing a book about the tango as a body language, a system of communication that has much to teach us about human relations, Argentinean culture and why this dance has become such a major global phenomenon.

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STEP 1
Download the tour Reservation Form here. This tour is booked quickly, so sign up early to reserve space.

STEP 2
Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $950 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to Go Next. Deposits are provisional and fully refundable pending your acceptance of final brochure terms.

STEP 3
Mail completed reservation form and your deposit to:
UCLA Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Travel
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397

A brochure will be mailed to you as soon as it is available.