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Who is Chimu?

Chimu is a vibrant travel company filled with passionate humans who live eat and breathe travel to the poles of our planet and Latin America. We care deeply about the destinations we visit, the preservation of these locations and respect for all cultures we visit.   We believe that once a traveller visits Antarctica, the Arctic or Latin America, they will be changed for the better, for good - because that’s what happened to us! As for what we do? We are a specialist travel operator w...

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Chimu is a vibrant travel company filled with passionate humans who live eat and breathe travel to the poles of our planet and Latin America. We care deeply about the destinations we visit, the preservation of these locations and respect for all cultures we visit.  

We believe that once a traveller visits Antarctica, the Arctic or Latin America, they will be changed for the better, for good - because that’s what happened to us!

As for what we do? We are a specialist travel operator with a sole focus on the Polar regions and Latin America. With close to 20 years of experience, we’re true travel specialists in every sense of the word, with an endless passion for Antarctica, the Arctic, and South America.

With respect for the environment, a longing for authentic, sustainable, and ethical travel experiences, and carefully chosen ships, itineraries, and hotels, our trips are designed to offer only the best for both our guests and the environment.

We don’t offer trips across the globe, as we prefer to focus on the travel destinations that we love the most-the Polar regions and South America, making our specialist knowledge unbeatable.

As Australia’s leading Antarctica Specialist and the only Polar travel company offering cruise, flights, accommodation, and on the ice adventures departing from three continents, on top of operating our own itineraries in Latin America, we hope to welcome you on a trip of a lifetime.

What makes us unique

We think there are a few reasons why we stand out in a crowd. We’re proud to tell you that:

• We have a range of over 30 ships to Antarctica and the Arctic, catering to all budgets, interests, and experiences.  As Australia’s leading Polar aggregate, with the largest range of offerings, we can find a Polar adventure perfectly suited to your needs. This includes our own vessel, the Ocean Endeavour, an advanced ship perfectly designed for comfortable Antarctic expeditions.
• We offer Antarctica departures from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and South America
• We offer trips to both the North and South Poles
• We operate scenic day flights to both Antarctica and Aurora Australis, also known as the Southern Lights
• Whether you want to add on time in South America before you cruise to Antarctica or you want to experience the beauty of the continent on a holiday, our Signature South America packages are luxury trips, with flexible itineraries and daily departures. They’ve been designed to simplify and refine the South American travel experience, showcasing only the best of the continent with unique itineraries and high-quality accommodation. We can tailor these trips to line up before or after your Antarctic cruise.

Our people

Our staff truly make Chimu Adventures the company it is today. Our Destination Specialists have either lived or travelled extensively in Latin America and the Polar regions and can’t wait to share their favourite travel places with you. We also ensure their knowledge is contemporary and relevant with regular training and trips to the field.

We’re proud to say our staff know Antarctica and South America inside and out, so there’s no one better to answer your questions or provide guidance than our friendly and knowledgeable Destination Specialists.

From your initial enquiry until your trip ends, you will be assigned a personal Destination Specialist to assist with every step of your journey: we can book flights, insurance, and any additional travel.

We even have our own offices in Latin America and our own operation in Antarctica so there’s always someone available to assist while you are travelling, no matter where you are.

Who travels with Chimu Adventures?

Chimu travellers have a passion and desire to travel to some of the most sought-after destinations in the world. From the Antarctic coastline to trekking Machu Picchu, they crave quality, ethical travel experiences that offer the perfect blend of independence and support.

If you’re someone planning an Antarctic, Arctic, or South American trip, we’d love to help.

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OUR VALUES ARE CLEAR

Chimu are passionate about environmental and social responsibility and live by the following values, in our offices and on the ground in Latin America and the Polar regions.

Collaborate: Work with colleagues and partners to achieve extraordinary outputs

Live outside the box: Push boundaries and be a market leader in everything we do

Endorse every success: Be proud of all we achieve in every aspect of our work

Assist with passion: Be encouraging to everyone we encounter

Respect all living things: Our planet is our home. The creatures, our neighbours – preserve it all.

Meet The Team

The Chimu team are what makes our operation tick. We have had a fair few adventures between us which you can read about here.

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Our Travellers

Our trips are completely flexible meaning that we can accommodate all ages and tastes. We work completely around you, creating unique and ethical experiences.

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Sustainability

We think this planet of our’s is pretty amazing so we see it as our responsibility to take care of it, both in our offices and on the ground.

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