Antarctica Peninsula Cruise
Ushuaia, Argentina — 13 Days
2017-2018 Departures Monthly October-March
On our way south we will sail to Orne Islands with large colonies of Chinstrap Penguins and a beautiful view across the Gerlache Strait or to Cuverville Island, a small precipitous island, nestled between the mountains of the Antarctic Peninsula and Danco Island.
Antarctica: Photo Safari
Neko Harbor, Antarctica — 15 Days
Take the photos of a lifetime while following in the wake of Magellan, Drake, Darwin and Amundsen through the Magellan Strait, Beagle Channel and across the Drake Passage to the bottom of the world. Land on Cape Horn and when opportunities arise, you can paddle kayaks, take unforgettable hikes, observe penguins, seals and other fauna, and participate in naturalist-led programming.
Calama, Chile — 3 Days
Extend your South American stay with 3 day journey to the Atacama Desert.
Beautiful Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls
Buenos Aires, Argentina — 8 Days
Enjoy comprehensive guided tours of Iguazu Falls, Buenos Aires and the countryside on this 8-day tour in the beautiful Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls.
Best of the Galapagos + Quito
Puerto Ayora — 8 Days
Truly explore the best of the Galapagos Islands from the comfort of a great ship, with great amenities and fun for all. Includes 3 days in Quito!
Chile's Lakes & Volcanoes
Puerto Montt — 4 Days
Discover an often overlooked part of Chile. The Lakes & Volcanoes region offers majestic beauty from the coast into the heart of the Andes and back. See the perfectly formed cone volcanoes like Ororno.
Chile's Wine Country for Couples
Santiago, Chile — 9 Days
Chile is often known as the 'thin country,' making it a land of extremes, from glaciers in the south to deserts in the north. The Colchagua Valley, in central Chile, is considered one of South America's most promising wine regions. Its climate is often warm, but cooled by ocean breezes and dry, but refreshed by rivers and occasional rainfall. The Tinguiririca River is a key feature in the region as it brings clear melt water down from the Andean peaks to the valleys and vineyards below, transporting silts and clays with it and creating ideal soils and terrains for viticulture. Chile’s finest red wines are made here, mostly from Cabernet Sauvignon, Carménère, Malbec, Merlot and Syrah. Throughout the trip we will have the opportunity to foment cultural exchange when meeting and talking with locals on various occasions.
CHILE: Culture & Wine
Santiago, Chile — 16 Days
Visit some of the oldest and most famous wine valleys in Chile and Argentina, with gorgeous vineyards nestled in the spectacular countryside of rolling green hills.
Chilean New Year
Santiago — 8 Days
2017 Departure: December 29 - We are working on a great special New Year's Dinner Party in Chile where you will have an excellent view of the country’s largest fireworks show where thousands of people travel to every year!
Chonos Route - Cruise the Norther Patagonian Glaciers & Chiloe
Puerto Montt — 6 Days
The Chonos cruise covers 800 miles for a magical encounter with the age-old ice formations of the San Rafael Glacier, sailing through awesome archipelagos, channels and gulfs to tour this incredible territory that includes the island of Chiloe and towns like Castro and the fishing village of Puerto Aguirre. Along the way see marine mammals, seabirds and more wildlife. This journey even includes a stop at the Fiordo Quitralco so as to enjoy the hot springs. Many opportunities to get off ship for excursions in this vast island-peppered sea.
Classic Galapagos Small Yacht Cruise
Puerto Ayora — 7 Days
Few places can claim to have changed the course of mankind. The Galapagos is one of them. It is here that a young Charles Darwin began to formulate his theory of life. And it’s easy to see why. The volcanic archipelago of 18 islands is home to the famed Galapagos tortoise that can live for over a hundred years, a marine iguana found only here, the blue-footed Booby as well as many other unique species of birds –including a species of penguin! – and so much more. Straddling the Equator, the Galapagos are not only an Ecuadorean National Park but a UNESCO World Heritage site and biosphere reserve as well.
Deserts, Lagoons & Nature
Buenos Aires, Argentina — 12 Days
Absorb the history and culture of the northern regions. Experience the Canyon of Humahuaca, a UNESCO World Heritage site, located in the Jujuy Provence of northwest Argentina. The colorful rock has been stunningly sculpted by wind and water, revealing the awesome colors of the variety of minerals found there. Witness the geysers in the Altiplanic Lagoons and enjoy the thermal waters with a dip in the warm waters. Explore the Atacama Desert’s finest examples of pre-Hispanic civilization in San Padero, Chile, showing how the fortification was split up into living areas, animal corrals, a temple and a burial ground. On a tour to Laguna Colorada, you’ll see pink flamingos and other native birdlife and a variety of Andean fauna.
Discover the Upper Amazon
Coca, Ecuador — 6 Days
This inspiring journey will include a myriad unexpected possibilities and the surprising forest visions of magical flooded forests at the Cuyabeno Nature Reserve, untamed wilds within the Yasuni National Park (the largest national park in Ecuador), and the quiet stills of Limoncocha (Lemon Lake), where we will climb canopy observation towers, inch down black-water jungle streams, walk the understory through meandering trails and meet the sacred peoples of the Amazon forest.
Easter Island Extension
Easter Island — 4 Days
Extend your South American stay with this unique 4 daty itinerary.
Fly fishing Pristine Patagonia
Aysén Region, Chile — 4 Days
Beauty is literally in full view along the Carretera Austral. You will be part of a natural landscape, perhaps in one of the few remaining virgin wildernesses in the world.
Galapagos Islands — 5 Days
Experience the Galapagos in whole new way! Sleep on dry land! A UNESCO World Heritage site and biosphere reserve, the volcanic archipelago of 18 islands is home to the famed Galapagos tortoise that can live for over a hundred years, a marine iguana found only here, the blue-footed Booby as well as many other unique species of birds –including a species of penguin! – and so much more.
Genuine Easter Island
Hanga Roa — 6 Days
Most famous for the massive stone Moai, Easter Island also contains a rich native culture and ecology. On this island, the “navel of the world,” you will find not only the mysterious Moai, but a rich collection of petroglyphs, caves, stone houses and a native culture of delicious food, warm people and celebrations with a Polynesian flair.
Glacier and Desert Adventure; The Southern Ice Field and San Pedro de Atacama.
Puerto Natales, Chile — 7 Days
Explore the contrasts of extreme regions; the Southern Ice Field and the Atacama Desert in Chile.
Kaweskar Route M/V Skorpios III
Puerto Natales, Chile — 5 Days
2017 departures: Tuesdays & Saturdays from October - April The Southern Ice Field in Chile is the third most important source of fresh water on the planet. This cruise is an opportunity for an up-close look at the remnants of glaciation.
La Selva Lodge
Coca, Ecuador — 4 Days
La Selva is a study in adventure travel and ecotourism, allowing for a profound cultural exchange with indigenous communities, deep in the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador. We think it is, when partnered with a Galapagos Islands tour, the most unique wildlife experience in all of South America.
An easy trail close to the hotel is usually filled with wildlife at any hour of the day. A short walk through virgin forest will allow you to appreciate the giant kapok tree (Ceiba pentandra) and the Strangler fig tree (Ficus sp), among the most representatives, along with other plant and animal species that can be seen.