Think camping on the ice, climbing an Antarctic mountain or skiing down the unbeatable scenery of Antarctica's inner remote regions, this new collection is a true showcase of the array of activities available to travellers in this extraordinary destination.
Whether it's exploring the treasures of Antarctica in the wake of Sir Ernest Shackleton, enjoying best-selling Australian author Peter FitzSimons' on-board lectures on a unique fundraising cruise or retracing the footsteps of Sir Douglas Mawson, the new programme is packed with a range of unique stand out experiences.
- Shackleton's Antarctica (priced from AUD 18,050 per person): Travelling on an exclusive charter, unique to Chimu Adventures, this 18-day exploration cruises in the wake of Sir Ernest Shackleton taking in some of the world's most impressive views of inspiring scenery and wildlife.
- Frozen Frontier (priced from AUD 11,799 per person): This exclusive 11-day fundraising voyage, organised by Chimu in conjunction with MAD Project, allows travellers to depart on the trip of their lifetime alongside one of Australia's favourite personalities, Peter FitzSimons, former Wallaby and best-selling non-fiction author of 'Mawson and the Ice Men of the Heroic Age: Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen.'
- In the Wake of Mawson (priced from AUD 24,160 per person): This exclusive 26-day expedition, retracing the footsteps of Sir Douglas Mawson, is a collaboration between Chimu and Mawson's Hut Foundation, giving guests exclusive access to the very rare tourist ships departing Hobart, Australia for East Antarctica.
- Interior Antarctic Experiences: Designed for those who want to venture beyond Antarctica's coast and experience adventure 'on the ice', the Interior Antarctic Experiences allow guests to explore the South Pole, take in spectacular views from some of Antarctica's highest peaks or pay a visit to an emperor penguin rockery.
New for 2017 is also the possibility to experience Antarctica in a day, a 12.5-hour sightseeing flight departing Sydney, Melbourne or Perth, a great way to explore Antarctica for those travellers that are limited on time and budget.
“With passenger numbers having doubled since 2008 and the upward trend climbing sharply over the past 18 months, there is no doubt that Antarctica is back on the bucket list for many Australian travellers” said Greg Carter, co-founder of Chimu Adventures.
“On top of our fantastic itineraries, we are incredibly thrilled and honoured to be collaborating with some of Australia's most renowned personalities and organisations on some incredibly unique ventures, making it even more appealing for both first time visitors and returning travellers to be inspired by this magnificent part of the world.”
“We are particularly excited about the opportunity of offering a fundraising voyage to travellers who want to give back while travelling. Making a difference to challenged communities, the environment and historical preservation are causes very close to our hearts that we will be proud to support through our partnership with MAD Project.”
Chimu Adventures specialises in personalised journeys, offering the client the flexibility of styling the itinerary to suit their needs. Chimu works with clients to fit their budget and taste.