Credit: Australis Cruise

Itching for that next adventure, but still have little ones in tow? This December, give them the gift of a lifetime—without spending a dime—on tours bound for Chilean Patagonia with cruise outfitter Australis.

Here’s the deal: for every adult ticket purchased towards a December departure, one kid under 17 rides free. Sound too good to be true? Forget about complaints of boredom or eyes glued to handheld PSPs. Days are jam-packed with beach walks, cruises down the island-riddled Beagle Channel, forest treks to beaver dams and glacial waterfalls, Zodiac boat rides to spot sunbathing elephant seals, and a trip to Magdalena Island, where you’ll hike through a colony of Magellanic penguins to reach an iconic 1902 lighthouse.

Happy Holidays, indeed.

Credit: Australis Cruise
Credit: Australis Cruise

Promotion valid for bookings made from July 1–October 31, 2015 for trips during December 2015; one free cruise ticket for a child 17 or under per paying adult (two children maximum per booking); from $1,895 per adult.

Adrenaline Scale = **

Lindsey Olander covers adventure at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

* Child’s play.
** You’ll break a sweat.
*** Heart-pumping happiness!
**** Thrill junkie, much?
***** Balls to the wall, envy inducing, nutso.