April 22 marks the anniversary of the birth of modern environmentalism on this wonderful planet of ours. The brainchild of a US Senator who had witnessed the horrendous consequences of an oil spill in Santa Barbara in 1969, the Earth Day movement has grown from strength to strength over the last five decades. What started as a relatively small-scale attempt …READ MORE
Sydney, Thursday 19 April 2018 Chimu Adventures’ boutique hotel in Lima, Peru, Casa Republica, has been named one of the Continental Winners of Prix Versailles 2018, claiming the ‘Special Prize Interior’ at the 2018 Prix Versailles Continental Ceremony for the Americas at Castillo Hidalgo in Santiago de Chile on Saturday 14 April 2018. This is a huge architectural accolade for …READ MORE
Good times continue to roll in Latin America, as the awesomeness of April stretches well into May. There’s always an exciting anticipation in Latin America at this time of year. This is the calm before the storm, you see, that tranquil travel month before the summer holiday period in Europe and North America, which attract hordes of tourists. Even then, …READ MORE
The Falkland Islands (or Islas Malvinas as they are known in Argentina) are a group of 750 remote and ruggedly beautiful islands in the South Atlantic Ocean, 500 kilometres from South America’s southern Patagonian coast. Steeped in decades of controversy, these Islands have been settled and claimed by France, Spain, Britain and Argentina. Travel to the Falkland Islands will give …READ MORE
With its incredible landscapes that range from imposing glaciers and ice-fields to pampas grasslands, mountains and waterfalls, Argentina is an impressive destination for sustainable ecotourism. But what exactly is ecotourism? Tourism can have a harmful impact on the environment with the destruction of its ecosystems caused by the influx of visitors. Sustainable tourism aims to preserve the biodiversity of an …READ MORE
South America., the fourth largest continent in the world and home to a total of 12 countries, is famous for so many incredible things, from its awe-inspiring natural landmarks such as the Amazon River, Atacama Desert and Andes Mountains to the ancient civilization of Machu Picchu and the cultural hotspots of Buenos Aires with the tango, Brazil’s samba, Colombia’s salsa. …READ MORE
Comprising two (domestic and international) terminals, Bogota’s El Dorado International Airport is Colombia’s busiest and the third most trafficked airport in all of Latin America. As the most convenient aviation gateway into the country, Bogota International Airport handles over 50 percent of the air traffic in and out of the country, with over 30 million people transiting through its gates …READ MORE
A fascinating icy wonderland home to some of the most iconic wildlife on earth, as well as imposing glaciers, dramatic fjords and breathtaking frozen horizons, Svalbard is the famed ‘last stop’ en route to the North Pole. An archipelago floating over 800km north of the Norwegian mainland, Svalbard is, quite literally, built on ice, and is as spellbinding as it …READ MORE
The largest rainforest on the planet, one sensational adventure: will it be lodge or river cruise for your unforgettable Amazon adventure? Planning a trip to the Amazon rainforest is one of the most coveted bucket-list adventures for those who travel anywhere in Latin America. Given the sheer size of this jungle haven (almost 7 million square kilometres) access points into …READ MORE
Kicking off a brand new year with a Latin American adventure is too good an idea to pass up. Global festive season notwithstanding, January is simply a superb month to visit some of the most iconic highlights in the whole continent. Not only to escape the freezing temperatures of the Northern Hemisphere but because NOW is when you’ll find the …READ MORE
The type of luxury experience varies depending on your destination and the activities and sightseeing that you want to include. For example, there is the option to trek along the Salkantay route to Machu Picchu whilst staying in luxury lodges each night or make the journey aboard the luxurious Belmond Hiram Bingham train. Or maybe the idea of staying in the middle if the Atacama Desert appeals in an exclusive lodge complete with your own personal butler, guide and 4WD vehicle. Whatever you decide to do, Latin America now has a great choice of world-class accommodation from boutique hotels to luxury resorts and exclusive lodges.
Luxury accommodation can be found across Latin America but some of the best places include Torres del Paine, the Atacama Desert, Lake Titicaca and Machu Picchu. We have a good selection of luxury accommodation in Chile, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico. Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa is high on the list of Chimu’s favourites - a stunning property in a stunning location, with beautiful facilities, a comprehensive selection of activities and exceptional service.
Yes there are a range of luxury cruises that visit Antarctica. The more luxurious vessels tend to be the mega-yachts that carry around 260 passengers. Many of the suites feature private balconies and the facilities on board include sun decks with pools, fitness centres and beauty salons. Some of the smaller expedition ships are also fitted with luxury cabins allowing you to travel in style aboard a smaller Antarctic cruise ship.
Yes we can book business-class tickets to South America for you. Please note, however, that on many airlines within South America, business class does not exist.
Again this will depend on your destination and the type of holiday you are looking for. These activities range from relaxing spas and massages to journeys aboard luxurious trains to a hot air balloon flight over the Atacama Desert. Although trekking itself is may not be a luxury activity, you can combine a trek with luxury lodges at the end of each day. There are private wine tours on offer in Chile and Argentina and many opportunities for fine dining in award-winning restaurants.