Sydney April 19, 2022
South American travel specialist, Chimu Adventures, have overhauled their entire South America product offering to fit under their newly launched Signature style – a range of premium itineraries that highlight the best of each region.
After almost twenty years in the South American travel space, Chimu have learnt a thing or two about what works best on the continent and are proud to launch and showcase Signature South America: flexible travel itineraries that have been refined, simplified, and perfected by the team over the last eight months, offering the best possible customer travel experience.
Despite the pandemic, Chimu was able to retain all of its
Destination Specialists, each with an average of five years’ experience in
designing South America travel itineraries. Closed borders presented
opportunities for the team to brainstorm ideas, collaborate with Chimu’s local
offices in South America, and assess previous sales data. From this, the
concept of the brand-new Signature South America itineraries was born.
Chimu’s new core range has been carefully designed to make planning an upmarket South American adventure easy. Travellers simply select from one of Chimu’s six Signature South America itineraries (Machu Picchu, Galapagos, Patagonia, Buenos Aires to Rio, Salt Flats or the full South American Circle) and can tailor their itinerary with extensions before or after their tour to create a more in-depth experience.
To provide the best possible trip for travellers, Chimu has gone against the grain when planning day tours, ensuring guests visit popular destinations at different times of day than other tour operators. This reduces the impact of mass tourism and delivers a more authentic and meaningful experience in each place.
All itineraries are carefully crafted to showcase the best of the destination, with authentic and highly-rated hotels and exclusive Chimu features to help guests discover the history, culture, and cuisine of the region.
Chimu’s experience has shown that guests can feel
overwhelmed when planning South American travel, due to its vast geographical
size, lending to logistical issues, which is why they have stepped away from
being fully tailor made and have designed and perfected their itineraries to be
as simple as possible.
Departure dates are chosen by guests, with departures guaranteed. Each itinerary includes support from Chimu’s local offices, and they arrange all of the travel logistics, including private airport transfers, English-speaking support and sightseeing guides, superior, hand-picked accommodation, and some meals.
Guests can combine itineraries or book extra add-ons, such as a Lake Titicaca Extension or Amazon River Cruising alongside Signature Peru. All tours and extensions are created to help guests explore, experience, and enjoy South America without needing to rush.
“Taking advantage of our induced ‘pause’ over the pandemic has allowed us to completely overhaul what we offer in South America”, said Product Manager Ben Goschnick.
“We have taken into consideration what the vast majority of our travellers have booked over past few decades, the itinerary highlights that have brought the most joy and the most effective way of traversing this enormous continent without joining a group tour.
Everything from hotel locations, day tours, duration and local bars/restaurants have all been carefully considered to craft and perfect our Signature range, as such, we feel we have produced the ultimate series of itineraries to showcase South America in comfort, whilst maintaining flexibility for our travellers”, said Goschnick.
There’s never been a better time to visit South America as the continent reopens after the pandemic. LATAM Airlines resumed service from Sydney to Santiago via Auckland in late March, with more routes coming soon, and the continent is ready to welcome back visitors.
“Having just returned from my first trip to South America since 2020, it was very exciting to spend some more time in some of our signature hotels, prior to our clients starting to arrive. I can confidently report that they are operating as normal and ready for Australians to start arriving”, reported Chimu Adventures Co-Founder Chad Carey.
For more information on Chimu’s new Signature range, please visit our Signature South America itineraries page or contact Chimu Adventures.
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Founded in 2004, Chimu Adventures are The Latin America and Polar Travel Specialists. Australian owned, we are the go-to for all Latin America, Antarctica and Arctic travel requirements, from small ship expedition cruises to tailor-made itineraries and small group tours, plus all international and domestic flight and transfer arrangements. Our specialist knowledge means we can offer the best options for everything. We use our own operations on the ground to access to an immense range of accommodation and activities and work personally with our traveller’s style and budget, tailoring to their individual needs.
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) International Galapagos Tour Operators Association (IGTOA) Adventure Travel Trade Association and Latin America Travel Association. For more information visit www.chimuadventures.com