Chimu Exclusive Cruises Tours

Travelling to Antarctica or the Arctic is an experience you will never forget, but to explore these incredible destinations with a Chimu flavour is even better. At Chimu, we love exploring new and exciting regions that have rarely been visited by most travellers. As such we love hosting our own charters, often with a particular focus, whether that be an environmental, cultural or social one. Often our exclusive departures aim to support not-for-profit organisations such as the McGrath Foundation and Love your Sister, where a portion of berth sales goes to the organization. Chimu Adventures is also a proud supporter of the Mawson’s Huts Foundation to help conserve the historic huts at Cape Denison and have had a number of fundraising charters to this region.
 
Explore the following cruises that have all been created for exclusively for Chimu travellers.

"I loved the Antarctic Peninsula, I loved South Georgia, for me the Chimu trip just tipped all the boxes, because it had Shackleton, it had animals, it was a beautiful setting!" Heidi

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Featured Chimu Exclusive Cruises Trips & Deals

ONCE IN A LIFETIME  From 12,950

Join us on this exclusive fundraising cruise to the enigmatic Antarctica Peninsula with one of Australia's greats, Kurt Fearnley. Travel with purpose on this bucket-list journey. 

CHIMU EXCLUSIVE  From 15,700

This exclusive charter, unique to Chimu Adventures, we will be trailing in the wake of Sir Ernest Shackleton. 

LIFE CHANGING  From 9,285

In November vast swathes of sea ice still surround the peninsula and the earth is blanketed in pure white untouched snow.

Chimu Exclusive Cruises Tours

21 NIGHTS From 15,308

Antarctica Encompassed is the ultimate wildlife and wilderness adventure.

7 NIGHTS From 4,920

Visit our planet's fierce and delicate frontier on this exclusive Chimu voyage with artists Wendy Sharpe and Bernard Ollis. 

9 NIGHTS From 9,851

This 10-day cruise takes you from Ushuaia, across the legendary Drake Passage to discover the wonders of the Antarctic Peninsula, the northernmost region of Antarctica.

10 NIGHTS From 13,135

This 11-day cruise takes you from Ushuaia, across the Drake Passage to discover the wonders of the Antarctic Peninsula.

27 NIGHTS From 25,330

Join us on this exclusive, 28 day expedition to Commonwealth Bay, a remote location rarely visited by tourists, if conditions permit we may even visit Mawson's Huts. 

11 NIGHTS From 11,355

January sees the arrival of mid-summer and the Antarctic season is in full swing. Cruise aboard the spectacular MV Hondius. 

Articles On Chimu Exclusive Cruises

Want to Donate or Volunteer when Travelling in Latin America? The Ethical Debate

Posted on Fri, 14 Dec 2018

Despite what many mass media outlets will have you believe, human beings are a generous and empathetic lot, running to volunteer their time and donate their hard-earned cash for a cause and in a place that’s close to their hearts, most especially during times of natural disasters or in impoverished areas. How to help ethically and responsibly is an issue …

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History of Svalbard

Posted on Thu, 13 Dec 2018

The northern Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard has enjoyed quite the tumultuous history over the course of only four centuries. Not only was this the main springboard for Arctic expeditions during the age of Polar explorations but the islands and their frigid waters became hubs for whaling, hunting, mining and overall resource-exploitation throughout its life as a discovered ‘whale haven’. This …

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Latin America Travel – How Much Spanish Should You Know?

Posted on Tue, 11 Dec 2018

It goes without saying that knowing at least some words in a foreign country’s language will thoroughly enhance your travel experience and Latin America travels are made easier by the fact that almost the entire continent speaks just one language and, when it doesn’t (as in Brazil, the Guianas and Surinam) it is certainly understood. Spanish is a delightful language, …

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Who was Pablo Escobar?

Posted on Fri, 07 Dec 2018

Yet Netflix’s sensational take on the life-story of Pablo Escobar has once again shone a light on this dark yet fascinating chapter in Colombia’s history. Narcos manages (quite superbly we might add) to capture the decades-long love-hate relationship Colombians had with Pablo Escobar, arguably the most famous and enigmatic Colombian who ever lived. Who was Pablo Escobar? One of the …

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Travelling Responsibly in South America

Posted on Thu, 06 Dec 2018

Many factors make South America a respectable beacon of sustainability and responsibility in the tourism sector although considering the environmental and cultural issues the continent still faces, it’s safe to say there is so much more work to be done. The ground work is firm: collectively, South American countries have ascribed vast swaths of wilderness as protected nature reserves, limited …

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Peru’s Biggest Secret is Out! The Truth about Trujillo

Posted on Wed, 05 Dec 2018

The birthplace of some of the most significant pre-Inca cultures in South America and certainly the cultural capital of Peru, not to mention a stunning colonial maze and basepoint from which to visit some of the most impressive archaeological sites in the world, Trujillo seems more than ready to take to the centre stage, lights blaring. Could Peru’s biggest secret …

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Is it Worth Visiting Machu Picchu in the Wet Season?

Posted on Tue, 04 Dec 2018

Sure, Peru’s revered archaeological site is spellbinding…but is it really worth visiting Machu Picchu in the west season, or are you just wasting your precious time and money? This is one of the most often-asked questions we field here in the Chimu Adventures office and it’s a fair one at that. Whilst some visitors can choose the time of year …

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The Importance of Monitoring Ice Flows in Antarctica

Posted on Sun, 18 Nov 2018

The Antarctic ice flow is among the most pivotal determiners of the health of our planet and scientists monitor it to better understand the behaviour of ocean currents, climatic patterns and the effect of global warming. Read more to discover what ice flows can tell us. What’s the difference between an ice floe…and ice flow? Ice floes are chunks of …

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Best Things To Do in South and Central America – DECEMBER Guide

Posted on Thu, 15 Nov 2018

High-season hits Latin America like a thunderbolt in December and although you may think this is totally the wrong time of year to travel here, let us tell you: there are quite a few reasons December is so popular among visitors. And nope, it doesn’t all have to do with it coinciding with yearly international vacation times. December is the …

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Why Is It Important to Travel?

Posted on Tue, 13 Nov 2018

On the surface, travel is an excellent way to recharge our batteries and bust out of our routine. When we travel, we finally feel like there’s a reason we work so hard and save so fiercely. Seeing new places, visiting world-renowned attractions and soaking up the spectacle of startling new landscapes can rejuvenate the soul. Yet travel goes far and …

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do we have special guests on our Exclusive Chimu Cruises?

Yes, absolutely! Where possible, we love having special guests aboard to help gain awareness for the organization we are supporting. From acclaimed artists such as Wendy Sharpe and Ken Done, to TV personalities such as Jennifer Byrne, Andrew Denton and Gold Logie winner Samuel Johnson, it's always a great experience to have them onboard. We are excited to announce that Campbell Remess AKA Bumble will be joining us aboard Discover Antarctica.This kid is making history with his kindness, making teddy bears every day and gifting them to sick and needy children across the globe. We think that what he does is so amazing we decided he deserved a trip to the end of the earth and everyone on this trip will be fortunate to meet this amazing young man.

Will there be a Chimu Host on my cruise?

Yes, majority of our charters have a Chimu representative on board and are on hand to help if needed.