In this exclusive charter, unique to Chimu Adventures, we will be trailing in the wake of the legendary polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, who led three expeditions to the Antarctic and has become well known for his formidable rescue effort of his crew, who were stranded on Elephant island after losing their ship to the wrath of the Antarctic sea ice, back in 1917.
Starting from Ushuaia, the world’s most southerly city, set sail across the infamous Drake Passage to the wild and untamed Frozen Frontier of Antarctica. Breathtaking scenery awaits you – snow-capped mountain ranges, ice-filled channels, immense yet beautifully-shaped icebergs and spectacular glaciers. Not to mention the plethora of wildlife – from whales, seals and a huge variety of seabirds to vast penguin colonies.
COLLECTIONS OF SOUTH AMERICA
Discover South America’s natural wonders and experience its vivid culture and contrasting cities. Starting with the Tango-loving streets of Buenos Aires, you will then fly to the majestic Iguazu Falls before heading to the bustlings cities of Rio de Janeiro and Cusco. Explore the wonders of the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu before ending your journey with an unforgettable jungle adventure in the Amazon.
SOUTH AMERICAN ICONS
On this 33-day journey you will discover the colourful streets of Valparaiso and Santiago de Chile, the majestic capital of Argentina, the spectacular Iguazu falls, all before heading to Rio de Janeiro, one of the most attractive cities in the world. After relaxing on the cariocabeaches you will then travel to Lake Titicaca in Puno and visit the famous Uros floating reed islands, followed by Cusco – the ancient capital of the Inca Empire. You will explore Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas before flying to Darwin’s Galapagos Islands and finally heading deep into the Ecuadorian Amazon.
SOUTH AMERICA CIRCLE
Start your 21-day journey around South America in Argentina’s majestic capital, Buenos Aires, before flying to the spectacular Iguazu Falls. Continue your journey on to Rio de Janeiro, one of the most attractive cities in the world before flying to Peru. Spend some time in Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, before experiencing the wonders of Machu Picchu. Cap things off with an unforgettable Amazon lodge stay before ending your trip in Chile’s vibrant capital, Santiago.
ULTIMATE PERU EXPERIENCE
Explore the world’s largest tropical forest on board the new luxury Delfin III Amazon Vessel on a 3 night itinerary that combines natural wonders, dramatic scenery and indigenous culture. Spend a night in Chimu’s own boutique hotel in Lima, Casa Republica located in the upcoming district of El Barranco before you embark on daily hikes through the seldom travelled Lares Region through the Sacred Valley of the Incas to Machu Picchu. Stay in mountain lodges run in partnership with local communities and meet local weavers and farmers and get a glimpse of the distant past.