Media Release: Discover the remote corners of Latin America and Antarctica with Chimu’s new range of Small Group Tours

A new collection of escorted Small Group Tours has been launched by Australia’s leading Latin America and Polar specialist Chimu Adventures, providing Australian travellers with a range of escorted group travel options to a variety of highlight destinations and remote corners across Latin America and Antarctica.

The Latin America & Antarctica Small Group Tours programme, operated by Viva Expeditions, is designed for the discerning traveller looking for authentic and unique experiences in some of the world’s most intriguing and exotic regions of Latin America as well as featuring a range of charter voyages to Antarctica.

Flexibility is at the core of the programme, with itineraries falling under two categories, Overland Expeditions and Discovery Tours, available to travellers depending on their individual preferences, desires and travel style.

Overland Expeditions are unique road trips with a maximum of 16 travellers exploring both the remoter regions and must-see highlights of Latin America offering a fairly active, yet comfortable, affordable and stress-free way of travelling.

Discovery Tours are designed to introduce travellers to the highlights of Latin America using a mix of various modes of transport staying in tourist class hotels, rustic cabins, guest houses or hiking lodges and travelling in groups of a maximum of 20 travellers.

Both tour types are fully escorted and offer share options for single travellers.

Highlight experiences of the new programme include:

King Penguins spotting in Tierra Del Fuego

There is a new colony of King Penguins is establishing in one of Tierra del Fuego’s most remote areas and on the 27-day Wild Patagonia Overland tour, travellers will have the chance to visit what is the only King Penguin colony outside of the Sub-Antarctic islands.

Penguins in Chile's Tierra del Fuego

Colony of penguins in Tierra del Fuego’s remote areas. Photo credit: Shutterstock

Patagonian nature at its rawest

The Route 40 & the Carretera Austral tour presents travellers with the rare opportunity to discover Patagonia in its rawest and most unspoilt form. The Carretera Austral (Southern Road) in Chilean Patagonia is a remote region, completely isolated from the rest of the country, of intense natural beauty with its picturesque lakes, mountains and waterfalls.

Latin American history and arts

Guests on the Route 40 & the Carretera Austral will make a special visit to UNESCO World Heritage Site Cuevas de las Manos (Cave of the Hands), one of the most important archaeological sites in South America with some of the cave paintings representing the most ancient artistic expressions of the native people of the subcontinent.

Get up close to howler monkeys

The 14-day Highlights of Argentina & Uruguay tour takes in some of the last natural paradises on earth, Iberá Lake and marshlands in Northern Argentina, where travellers have the chance to get face to face with caimans, capybaras, swamp deer, pampas deer and howler monkeys.

Iberá Lake in Argentina

The scenic waters of Iberá Lake in Northern Argentina. Photo credit: Shutterstock

Make your own Chilean wine

Instead of your typical winery visits with tastings guests on the Lakes District Discovery Tour will be able to make their own wine at Colchagua Valley, famous for producing some of Chile’s finest wines.

Colchagua Valley, Chile

The picturesque Colchagua Valley, Chile is famous for producing some of Chile’s finest wines. Photo credit: Shutterstock

Explore the world’s last frontier

The 10-day Images of Antarctica charter voyage offers the ultimate introduction to the White Continent visiting the last pristine region of the world on a charter, landing at penguin colonies and research stations and observing various different species of whales, seals, penguins and sea birds.

Antarctica cruise

Cruising the icy waters of Antarctica. Photo credit: Shutterstock

Greg Carter, co-founder of Chimu Adventures said that the launch of small group tours was the next logical step for the company in order to further expand their travel options to accommodate different travel styles and preferences.

“Whilst many travellers think they have to decide between group touring and niche travel, our small group tours combine the best of both worlds allowing travellers to venture off-the-beaten-track whilst still enjoying the comfort, convenience and added confidence an escorted tour brings, such as travelling in the company of like-minded people and enjoying the expertise of your own tour leader” he added.

For more information on Chimu’s Small Group Tours go to:

Group Tours with Chimu Adventures

Group Tours with Chimu Adventures


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Founded in 2004, Chimu Adventures is an Australian owned company offering fully flexible, guaranteed itineraries to Latin America, plus cruises to Antarctica and now the Arctic. Catering to clients of all ages, Chimu’s philosophy is simple, “use specialised knowledge to work with our clients, accommodating their individual needs at reasonable prices”.

Our team is committed to the destinations which we operate in and are proud members of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO), the Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) and International Galapagos Tour Operators Association (IGTOA). For more information visit

Author: Lena Froelich