Ventus Australis: Patagonian Explorer

Overview

Launching in January 2018, embark on adventurous five-day, four-night journeys between Ushuaia (Argentina) to Punta Arenas (Chile) aboard the Ventus Australis, through some of planet’s most remote places and incredible scenery. Discover the wild beauty of Patagonia on a voyage that showcases the region’s pristine landscapes, rich wildlife and fascinating human history aboard an expedition ship that brings an extraordinary level of comfort and service to the uttermost edge of the world. Leaving the twinkling lights of Ushuaia behind, the vessel calls on fabled spots like Cape Horn and Wulaia Bay before cruising down the Beagle Channel. Continuing through the maze of islands, we’ll visit a number of glaciers, frozen giants that guard the southern flank of the Fuegian Archipelago, before entering the legendary Strait of Magellan. Last stop is the Isla Magdalena and its boisterous penguin colony before docking at Punta Arenas.  

TRIP CODE
CLTSVPE
DEPARTURE
Selected dates between 02 Apr 2019 & 15 Oct 2019 - 08 Apr 2020
DURATION
5 Days
LOCATIONS
Chile

Itinerary

Inclusions & Details

Accommodation Luxury cabin
Inclusions

Cabin accommodation 

All meals daily 

Open bar (when bartender on duty)

Daily shore excursions as scheduled

Whisky and hot chocolate during shore excursions

All onboard activities

 

Difficulty Rating 2 (light adventure)
Single Surcharge

Single rates will apply in all types of cabins and the rate will be the 150% of the category rate.

Notes

Please note port taxes are not included and are an additional USD$60 per person
Transfers to/from the port in both cities are not included and can be booked with your Destination Specialist 

Price Dependent upon

Season and availability

Sustainability

Chimu Adventures undertakes a number of sustainability measures within its operations including:

1) Only using local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprints. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting.

2) Where possible, using locally owned and operated boutique hotels to maximise the return to the local community.

3) Chimu’s “Pass it on” programme has provided funding to hundreds of local community projects in Latin America. Our aim is to empower local communities, helping them to develop their own infrastructure for the future. Since 2006, we have been working with Kiva (a well-known Non-Governmental Organisation), providing hundreds of loans to local businesses all over South America.

4) In our pre tour information we provide a range of tips and advice on how to minimise your impact on both local environments and communities.

5) Chimu Adventures’ offices also take a number of sustainability measures including carbon offsets for company vehicles and most staff travel. Chimu Adventure’s internal processes are also structures to create a paperless office and to reduce waste. There are also internal programmes to help staff minimise their carbon footprint such as our staff bike purchase assistance plan which encourages office staff to commute to work via bicycle. Currently almost half of our office based staff commute to work via bicycle.

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