Chimu Adventures launches into the Arctic

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Chimu Adventures has announced the expansion of its travel options to include a variety of Arctic itineraries.

With over 20 ships cruising a range of routes within the Arctic Circle, the collection will appeal to those clients who have their heart set on seeing and experiencing one of the most seldom visited destinations on earth.

Whether it’s crossing the magnificent scenery surrounding Greenland, spotting polar bears in the Arctic’s ‘capital of wildlife’, Spitsbergen, or following the footsteps of the early Arctic explorers on a voyage across the Northwest Passage, Chimu’s Arctic experiences will take in some of the planet’s most inspiring scenery as well as offering a variety of wildlife excursions, cultural visits and onboard lectures about the Arctic’s local history and culture.

Itineraries encompass a vast range of experiences in destinations including the North Pole, Greenland, Spitsbergen, the Canadian Arctic and the Russian Arctic. Chimu is currently offering discounts across a range of 2018 departures.

Highlights include:

– The eight-day Realm of the Polar Bear (on sale – now priced from AU$3518), is the ultimate introduction to the Arctic taking in the Spitsbergen area in-depth that is commonly referred to as the Arctic’s ‘capital of wildlife’. On this best value trip, travellers have a high chance of seeing the elusive polar bear and other prominent wildlife species while cruising the region’s scenic glaciers, fjords and ice fields.

– On the 15-day Arctic Highlights (on sale – now priced from AU$5660), travellers can tick off not just one, but several bucket list items. Taking in the best of Spitsbergen, Greenland and Iceland, this trip provides guests with a great chance of seeing polar bears and the Northern Lights.

– The 13-day Top of the World (on sale – now priced from AU$36,345) is the ultimate way to see the North Pole. Guests will cruise aboard a state-of-the-art icebreaker, crush through multiyear ice on the Arctic Ocean, take in the rarely visited Russian Arctic archipelago before being presented with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of standing at the top of the world.

– The 17-day Northwest Passage: Epic High Arctic (priced from AU$16,255) is an in-depth exploration of the High Arctic with the Northwest Passage and its history being a major focus of this voyage. Following the footsteps of Sir John Franklin, this cruise explores the fjords and icebergs of the Canadian Arctic, and travellers will visit traditional Inuit communities and learn about the Arctic’s history and culture.

“We have seen huge organic growth in demand for our Antarctica cruises over the last 18 months with an increasing number of travellers returning from their trips hungry for their next polar adventure. With most of our Antarctica vessels already operating in the Arctic, it was the next logical step for us to expand into this new destination” said Chad Carey, co-founder of Chimu Adventures.

“All our specialist consultants have experienced the polar regions first-hand and possess excellent destination knowledge so our agent partners can be assured that they will be in the very best hands when selling the Arctic” he added.

“The Arctic, while undoubtedly a destination in its own right, is also a great add-on to your client’s Europe or Canada holiday”.

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