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Viva Expeditons

Viva will help you uncover the real wonders of New Zealand, Latin America, the Artic & Antarctica. By using first-hand knowledge and expertise to offer creative, personalised itineraries that will challenge your senses. They are not offering only a trip to visit the main tourist sites, but are offering a glimpse into a different world, filled with many wonderful people and many fascinating cultures and colour!


A taste of Viva tours

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Explore the Antarctic


Classic Antarctica Air Cruise

From Punta Arenas, Chile to Punta Arenas, Chile 

Tour Description

Skip the rough waters of the Drake Passage and fly to Antarctica. This popular Classic Antarctica Air Cruise takes you to one of the most spectacular places on earth, the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, & remotest continent - Antarctica.


Flying from Punta Arenas in Chile to King George Island and return, the rest of your Antarctica trip is spent exploring from the comfort of our purpose-built Antarctica cruise ships, The Ocean Nova, Magellan Explorer or the Hebridean Sky. Flying to and from Antarctica will allow you more time to spend cruising the stunning landscape and wildlife-filled waters, and will let you avoid the notorious and tumultuous waters of the Drake Passage.

The days on board your Antarctica cruise will be spent exploring the bays and inlets of the beautiful waters surrounding the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula, making shore excursions and zodiac explorations as often as possible. Among icebergs, glaciers and in the shadow of snowy mountains get up close to vast arrays of penguins, seals, seabirds and spot whales in the icy waters. Joined by our expert guides who will inform you about everything there is to know about the fascinating White Continent. 

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Save time & avoid the rough Drake Passage, take a 2 hour flight to King George island and join your expedition cruise there, and start exploring Antarctica!


4 days to explore and discover the wildlife living on the 7th continent.

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"The expedition ships used for fly cruise adventures have a maximum
of 75 guests. That means disembarking and embarking in Antarctica is faster and smoother, no waiting around for your turn!" Tara, Team Viva

At a glance

  • Day 1 Arrival Day - Punta Arenas

  • Day 2 Flight to King George Island

  • Day 3-6 Exploring Antarctica

  • Day 7 Flight back to Punta Arenas

  • Day 8 Departure day

Classic Antarctica Air Cruise
Epic Antarctica Circle

Epic Antarctica Circle

Falklands & South Georgia
From Ushuaia to Ushuaia

Tour Description

This is one of those ultimate,  once-in-a-lifetime adventures! On this diverse expedition,  you will visit the white continent of Antarctica, cross the Antarctic Circle at 66°33' S, visit the remote Falkland Islands and South Georgia as well, all in one epic trip! 


Enjoy spectacular flora and fauna of the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) before immersing yourself in the unique history and exquisite, rare wildlife of South Georgia. Want to see wildlife including some penguins and seals? South Georgia is where it is at with around 300,000 breeding king penguins, 50 million other seabirds and 5 million seals! You will not want to miss the chance to set foot on the 7th continent, voyage further south and discover more astounding landscapes and diverse wildlife. Whether you’re visiting Antarctic research stations, witnessing a sudden minke whale breach from your Zodiac, sharing a magical moment with gentoo penguins, or celebrating crossing the Antarctic Circle with like-minded travelers and crew, you’ll know this experience will live on in you forever.

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"This has to be one of my top dream trips! Visit the white continent of Antarctica, cross the Antarctic Circle at 66°33' S, visit the remote Falkland Islands and South Georgia as well, all in one epic trip!" Tara, Team Viva


Fantastic for wildlife opportunities - King penguins as far as the eye can see in South Georgia!


Do something different! Take a polar plunge, camp or kayak in Antarctica, or even ask for the Ultramarine departures and do an exclusive heli flight!

At a glance

  • Day 1 Ushuaia

  • Day 2 Ushuaia

  • Day 3 At Sea

  • Day 4-5 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

  • Day 6-7 At Sea

  • Day 8-11 South Georgia

  • Day 12-13 At Sea

  • Day 14-16 South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

  • Day 17-18 The Antarctic Circle

  • Day 19-20 Northbound Along the Peninsula

  • Day 21-22 Crossing the Drake Passage

  • Day 23 Disembark in Ushuaia

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VIP Antarctic Cruise

VIP Antarctic Cruise

with Special Guests
From Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires

Tour Description

Experience the magic of the wildest, most isolated continent on the planet, travelling alongside two special guests - history-making polar expeditioner Professor Mike Stroud OBE and former NZ Prime Minister Rt Hon Sir John Key.

Best known for his record-breaking expeditions with Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Professor Mike Stroud OBE is a true modern-day explorer, with incredible tales to tell from his adventures in some of the most inhospitable and remote places on the planet.

With a driving passion for being at the leading edge of business, Rt Hon Sir John Key carved out a successful career in investment banking, before returning to NZ and leading the country from 2008 to 2016. Sir John joins this VIP Antarctica Cruise for his third trip to the great white continent.

Join our two special guests for this exclusive VIP cruise, venturing to the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands aboard brand-new luxury vessel, the Ocean Albatros. Explore the other-worldly landscape of towering icebergs, curious penguins, and unmatched serenity that simply cannot be exaggerated.

On no other journey can you experience so much pristine nature and varied wildlife in so few days!

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Travel with Professor Mike Stroud OBE, a polar adventurer best known for his record-breaking expeditions with Sir Ranulph Fiennes.


Travel with Rt Hon Sir John Key, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, successful businessman and avid Antarctica enthusiast.

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Experience the magic of the wildest, most isolated continent on the planet, on a brand new luxury expedition vessel.

At a glance

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Buenos Aires

  • Day 2 - Buenos Aires

  • Day 3 - Buenos AiresUshuaia

  • Day 4 - UshuaiaCruise Embarkation

  • Day 5-6 - On route to Antarctica

  • Day 7-8 - South Shetland Islands

  • Day 9-10 - Antarctic Peninsula

  • Day 11-12 - At Sea

  • Day 13 - Disembarkation in Ushuaia

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  • 2 nights’ accommodation at the Sofitel in Buenos Aires including breakfast daily

  • 1 night accommodation at the Wyndham Hotel in Ushuaia including breakfast

  • 10 day / 9 night Antarctica cruise onboard the Ocean Albatros

  • Full board on ship; breakfast-lunch-dinner, from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on last day

  • Coffee and tea during the voyage

  • Captain's Welcome & Farewell Cocktail Receptions (sparkling wine; non-alcoholic beverages)

Fees and services

  • Tour escort ex Auckland, New Zealand.

  • Buenos Aires city tour, evening dinner and tango show

  • Transfers in Buenos Aires and Ushuaia

  • Flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

  • English speaking expedition team during voyage

  • Information briefings and lectures by expedition team in English

  • Shore landings and Zodiac cruises

  • Boots in all assorted sizes, suitable for shore landings

  • Parka to keep

  • Special VIP package in all Premium, A and B cabins.

  • Photographic trip-log shared after the voyage via an online link

  • Flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires

  • International Airfares,travel insurance, personal expenses such as laundry, gratuities

  • Kayaking, camping, snowshoeing, drinks packages (additional charges)


  • Buenos Aires city tour

  • Buenos Aires evening dinner and tango show

  • Wildlife viewing and shore landings

  • Zodiak expeditions

  • Explore South Shetland Islands

  • Explore Antarctic Peninsula

  • Optional kayaking

  • Optional snowshoeing

  • Optional photography workshops

  • Optional camping in Antarctica

  • Relax in the spa, pool, sauna, jacuzzi or workout in the wellness centre

  • Presentations by our special guests and the opportunity to mingle with them throughout the cruise.

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Signature Patagonia

From Santiago to El Calafate

South America

Tour Description

Discover some of the incredible highlights of Patagonia on this 9 day adventure, from Santiago de Chile, to El Calafate, Argentina.

Experience some of South Americas finest national parks including Torres Del Paine National Park, famous for its granite pillars, lakes and mountains offers outstanding vistas, wildlife and hikes. Choose from a horseback ride guided by a traditional gaucho through the Patagonian landscape, hike to the stunning Las Torres Base, a field day to a typical Patagonian Estancia to enjoy an authentic lamb roast, mountain biking to the shore of Balmaceda Lake or a walk to witness cave paintings of the Aonikenk (Tehuelche) culture.

Travel to Los Glaciares National Park, where we listen and watch ice calving from Perito Moreno Glacier and take a boat to get up close.  This is a trip of overwhelming natural beauty!

This itinerary is also offered in reverse - Signature Patagonia - El Calafate to Santiago and combines brilliantly with an expedition cruise to Antarctica!


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Daily departures, late September - April

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You will experience the breathtaking beauty of Torres del Paine National Park, with a range of daily options that allow you an in-depth exploration of the mountains, glaciers and pampas by horseback, motorboat, on foot or by vehicle.


Discover the fascinating town of El Calafate, situated on the shores of Lago Argentino and on the edge of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, home to Perito Moreno Glacier. Get up close to watch the glacier calving!


Select from a range of comfortable superior accommodation, enjoy great Patagonia cuisine, and take your pick from a range of activities - this tour will see you enjoying Patagonia in comfort adventure style!

At a glance

  • Day 1 Santiago

  • Day 2 Santiago City tour

  • Day 3 Santiago Puerto Natales

  • Day 4  Puerto NatalesTorres Del Paine National Park

  • Day 5 Torres Del Paine National Park

  • Day 6 Torres Del Paine National Park

  • Day 7 Torres Del Paine National ParkEl Calafate

  • Day 8 Perito Moreno Glacier

  • Day 9 El Calafate



  • Accommodation in standard hotels

  • Upgrade to superior or deluxe accommodation

  • Breakfast daily

  • All meals while at Torres del Paine accommodation

  • Open bar, except premium beer, wine, and spirits in Torres del Paine


Fees and services

  • Internal flight as part of this itinerary*

  • Sightseeing on a shared basis as outlined in the tour itinerary with English-speaking guides

  • All transfers

  • Entry fees to Torres del Paine National Park

  • International Flights, Visa and reciprocity fees (if applicable), tips, travel insurance

  • Tour can be done in reverse. Or add more; El Chalten, Antarctica...



  • Discover Torres del Paine, one of the most beautiful national parks in the world

  • Witness snow-capped peaks, glaciers, icebergs, fjords, lakes and windswept pampas.

  • Explore Santiago de Chile

  • Sail towards the north face of the massive Perito Moreno Glacier.

  • There are walks, hikes, climbs, horse-rides, and tours by van or vehicle to choose from - suit yours

  • Perhaps horseback ride with a traditional gaucho through the Patagonian landscapes


Signature South America Circle

 From Santiago to Santiago

Tour Description

Discover the best of South America on this 21-day handcrafted journey.

Explore Santiago, sample Chilean wines, and visit the vibrant coastal town of Valparaiso. Fly over the Andes to Buenos Aires to soak up more Latin vibes, with tango, traditional BBQ and colourful city streets to be discovered. Feel the energy of the thundering Iguazu Falls - the largest waterfall system in the world and one of the most iconic natural highlights of South America.

The natural beauty of the marvellous city of Rio de Janeiro will enchant you, before flying Lima, Peru. Here, explore the local eats in Lima, the 'gastronomical capital of the Americas', before travelling on to the heart of the Incan empire. Start gently, with time to acclimatize in the picturesque Sacred Valley - a fascinating place to delve into the culture and farming practices of the locals, whose roots trace back to pre-Columbian empires. Visit colourful market stalls, explore Incan sites including Pisac, Intihuatana, Q’allaqasa and Kinchiracay, as well as the remains of a giant Inca fortress, Ollantaytambo and be engrossed in the fascinating history and culture. Continue your journey of discovery as you board your train bound for the iconic Machu Picchu, where a private guided tour will give you an intriguing insight into the importance of these famous ruins.

As you travel through the mountains and valleys, witness locals harvesting salt using traditional methods at the Maras salt ponds. Then head to the capital of the ancient Incan Empire – Cusco. We have allowed plenty of time to explore with our expert local guides as well your own time to relax and soak up the atmosphere, as there is so much to enjoy - restaurants, markets and cultural sites. 

Our Signature South America Circle offers you many wonderful highlights of South America over three fabulous weeks, and leaves you eager to return and explore more!


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In three weeks, you will experience some of South America's best cities, covering Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Peru and visiting the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Machu Picchu, Cusco and Iguazu Falls.


Handpicked hotels - stay in comfortable accommodation along the way, select from our standard, superior or deluxe options, including Casa Republica, our boutique hotel in bohemian Barranco, one of Lima's most vibrant districts! (superior programme).


Gain insight into the fascinating and colourful culture of Peru as you travel through the beautiful Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, deep into the heart of the Incan empire...including a private tour of Machu Picchu, plus plenty of time to explore.

At a glance

  • Day 1 Santiago

  • Day 2 Santiago: City tour

  • Day 3 Santiago: Valparaiso & Casablanca

  • Day 4 SantiagoBuenos Aires

  • Day 5 Buenos Aires

  • Day 6 Buenos Aires: San Isidro & Tigre Delta, Tango Show

  • Day 7 Buenos AiresIguazu

  • Day 8 Iguazu: Argentina Falls

  • Day 9 Iguazu: Brazil FallsRio de Janeiro

  • Day 10 Rio de Janeiro: Corcovado & Sugarloaf

  • Day 11 Rio de Janeiro: Santa Teresa

  • Day 12 Rio de JaneiroLima

  • Day 13 Lima City Highlights & Tastebud Tantaliser

  • Day 14 LimaCusco - Sacred Valley

  • Day 15 Sacred Valley Full Day Tour

  • Day 16 Sacred ValleyMachu Picchu

  • Day 17 Aguas Calientes - Maras and MorayCusco

  • Day 18 Cusco Walking Tour and Sacsayhuaman

  • Day 19 Free day in Cusco

  • Day 20 CuscoSantiago

  • Day 21 SantiagoDepart



  • Accommodation in standard hotels

  • Upgrade to superior or deluxe accommodation

  • Breakfast daily, and other meals as outlined in the included sightseeing tours


Fees and services 

  • Internal flights as part of this itinerary*

  • Sightseeing on a shared basis as outlined in the tour itinerary with English-speaking guides

  • Private airport transfers

  • Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes Return

  • Entrance fees & National Park fees, unless otherwise stated



  • Private guided tour of iconic Machu Picchu.

  • Wander the narrow cobble-stoned streets of Cusco.

  • Sample the local food in Lima, 'gastronomical capital of the Americas'.

  • Explore Santiago, sample Chiles wines and visit vibrant Valparaiso.

  • See the famous Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio.

  • Visit one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World; Iguazu Falls.

  • Experience a Tango Show in the home of Tango.

  • Explore the village of Pisac with its famous market and Inca Ruins.

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