Cacao and Darwin Journey Activities

Exciting Honeymoon Expeditions


March 14, 2017
Words by Lindsey McIntosh
Photos courtesy of Quasar Expeditions

If you and your spouse are adventure enthusiasts, you may want to check out Quasar Expeditions for your honeymoon. They provide unique and luxurious trips in South America that mix extravagance and exploration. Their mission is to expose these rare treasures, while at the same time protecting and preserving the animals there. Quasar does their best to leave the smallest footprint possible in every location, so nature is uninterrupted. Passengers aboard the chartered tours will have an up-close experiences like no other, while receiving fun facts as they travel deeper into a location. With high-end accommodations, excellent service and outstanding food, your trip to any one of these four locations will be nothing short of amazing.

Galapagos Cruise with Richard Dawkins

From $9,400 per person 

7 – 17 December 2017, and 14 – 24 December 2017

Aboard The M/V Evolution yacht, Richard Dawkins will be escorting excursions during 8 day – 7 nights. Explore with Richard Dawkins, one of the world’s top evolutionary biologists and Fellow of the Royal Society. Travel through the various landscapes of seven different islands, from the black hardened lava flow of the volcanic Sullivan Bay to the green algae covered floor of Tagus Cove, this archipelago showcases the endless diversity of nature.

Quasar Expedition’s Deeper Look into the Land of Darwin and Cacao
$7,753 based on two guests

11 nights/12 days – Launched January 2017

Aboard the iconic M/Y Grace, formerly Grace Kelly’s royal honeymoon yacht, you’ll explore breathtaking islands. The Land of Cacao and Darwin is an 11 night itinerary that aims to retrace the steps of the Mayo-Chinchipe-Marañon culture of 3,300 B.C. as you explore the land where the Cacao plant was first turned into the food of the Gods. Each day of will be complemented by a series of culinary delights, specially prepared by Quasar Expeditions’ chef. Following Quasar’s chocolate exploration, you will venture deep into the land of Darwin as you explore the Galapagos Islands in style.

Patagonia Overland Safaris with Quasar Expeditions

8 nights/9 Days starts from $7,480 per person

Available until April 30th 2017

An incredible 9 day journey takes adventure travelers into the wonders of Patagonia by Jeep. The journeys starts with two nights staying at the luxury Singular Hotel, one of the finest hotels in South America. It’s also a great launch pad for discovering the area of Puerto Bories where excursions include hiking to glacial caves, kayaking and horse riding. The journey continues over the border to Argentina to discover the Los Glaciares National Park and you will stay at the Relais & Chateux Eolo Hotel. Set on a 10,000 acre estate, the hotel blends with its peaceful remote surroundings of the Andes Mountains. Here guests can also enjoy horseback riding around the Anita Valley and do some ice-trekking on a glacier expedition. The journey continues on to Torres Del Paine National Park staying at the Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa, which sits on a bluff where the South American pampa meets Lake Sarmiento. While here, guests can experience full day Jeep tours exploring this UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, glacial kayaking, trekking and catamaran tours. There is also a 5 nights/6 days option for this package.

Patagonia – Winter Puma Tracking Safari with Quasar Expeditions

5 Nights/ 6 Days from $6,550 per person (based on double occupancy)

Available May-September 2017

Explore Chile’s natural wonders and winter wildlife, based out of the heart of Torres Del Paine National Park, at the Explora Lodge in Patagonia. From here guests can explore one of the most beautiful parks in Chile, which is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, or simply relax at Explora’s spa. The hotel’s position on the shores of Lake Pehoe provides some of the most striking glacial scenery. The 5 nights, 6 Day itinerary includes exploring of the park, tracking the favorite grounds of the ‘guanaco’ a relative of the Andean llama and the African camel. The park is also home to other wildlife, including the grey and culpeo foxes, the Andean Condor, the southern Cara Cara and rich bird life. In search of the elusive puma, guests will also explore a series of natural caves filled with ancient tribal art and which are known to be where these big cats frequent in the winter. The trip will also explore the Sarmiento Lake, one of the few lakes in the park that is not of glacial origin, and another favorite spot for the pumas to find shelter around the caves and stunning rock formations of the lake.

These once in a lifetime adventures are a perfect way to celebrate your honeymoon. For more information about the packages head to

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