January 2018



Ventus Australis navigated the Patagonian channels for the first time on January 2nd.

A similar ship to the renowned Stella Australis in terms of size and capacity (210 passengers), with a renewed concept in interior design and the exceptional service that characterises Australis cruises on its voyages through the main attractions of Tierra del Fuego. Its journey starts with the “Tierra del Fuego Fjords” route, a navigation of four nights between Punta Arenas and Ushuaia.

In the opposite direction, “Explorers of Patagonia” is a four night trip from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas. Passengers can also go on a full expedition or round trip called “Darwin’s Route”, an eight night journey departing either from Punta Arenas or Ushuaia. Disembarking at some places and sailing on zodiac boats in others, the routes cover the main points of interest in Tierra del Fuego, the Magellan Strait, Beagle Channel, reaching Cape Horn, Pía and Águila glaciers, and the Alberto de Agostini National Park, located in the Darwin range.

Along with the impressive geography, throughout the trip travelers can observe native forests and exotic local flora and fauna, with species such as sea lions, Magellanic penguins, and Peale’s dolphins, among others. Ventus Australis’ “Explorers of Patagonia” includes an excursion on Zodiac boats to the Cóndor glacier. This glacier has rarely been seen and becomes a new natural landmark of Australis’ 2017-2018 season.

Ventus Australis was especially designed to navigate through the southernmost channels of South America. Its various features, including its length, beam, and engine power, allow for the maneuverability needed to sail across the narrow channels and fjords that no other cruises can explore. Additionally, there is a program that complements the cruise experience with a land excursion across Tierra del Fuego, which includes a stop at colony of King Penguins and a walk around the local ranches. All the excursions are led by guides who are experts in the local geography, glaciology, flora and fauna. Excursions including disembarkation end with a comforting cup of Magellanic hot chocolate.

***NEWS*** Americas welcomes Camino Travel

We are excited to reveal Camino Travel as our new partner in Costa Rica.

Established in 1991, Camino Travel is at the forefront of travel business in Costa Rica. Proud to be an independently-run company with strong business ethics, they offer innovative, culturally sensitive services throughout the country.

Working under the motto ‘We sell what we know’, Camino Travel showcases the best of Costa Rica, with an emphasis on sustainable tourism – awarded the highest level (Level 5) Certification for Sustainable Tourism by the Costa buy xanax pfizer Rica Tourism Board. Quality and innovation are at the heart of everything they do.

Camino’s knowledgeable team offers expertly designed and personalised experiences for both groups and FIT customers. Their guides are carefully chosen for their experience and passion; many specialising in bird-watching, nature, adventure and/or sports.

Helena Chavarria (director and founder) and Erika Kristaly (Marketing Manager) are looking forward to introducing to UK clients the legendary ‘Camino touch’ to travel in Costa Rica.

Welcome to the Americas Partnership!

***NEWS*** Americas welcomes ADSMundo & Sportstour

We are delighted to announce ADSMundo and Sportstour as Americas’ new partners in Chile.

A fourth generation family-run business, Andina del Sud (ADS) enviably combines tow of the most respected brands in tourism in Chile – ADSMundo and luxury brand Sportstour.  Jointly the boast more 150 years’ experience delivering the best and most exciting Chilean travel experiences.

ADSMundo has a reputation for creating exciting, personalised itineraries for both individuals and groups. Their enthusiastic and knowledgeable team continuously seek out new experiences and services, and additional offices in San Pedro de Atacama tramadol purchase and Puerto Varas ensure excellent customer service.

Originally established in 1962 as a ski company and now known for innovative, expertly crafted, tailor-made travel itineraries, the Sportstour team became a valued part of Andina del Sud in 2008.

Claude Dumontet is ADSMundo / Sportstour Sales Director and regularly visits the UK. A Frenchman, born in Germany, he has travelled extensively throughout South America. He immediately fell in love with Chile and has lived there since 1997, working in various roles for Andina del Sud (ADS).

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