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Luxury

Brazil Highlights with Antarctica cruise

Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires
20 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: ISAA20
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Trip Highlights

Views Over Rio de Janeiro

Ride the cable car to Sugarloaf Mountain for stunning sunset views over Rio de Janeiro

Impressive Iguassu Falls

Ride the Rainforest Ecological Train and experience impressive views of Iguassu Falls and the 82-metre deep Devil’s Throat

Cruise True South

Reawaken your inner adventurer on an Antarctica expedition cruise, skimming past icebergs to meet curious wildlife

Your Vacation Includes

  • Complimentary beverages included all day on board your luxury expedition cruise
  • Services of an APT Tour Director and Expedition Team
  • APT charter to the Antarctic Peninsula aboard Le Lyrial
  • Freedom of Choice touring in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires
  • All flights within South America
  • Return airport transfers, porterage and tipping
  • A total of 41 meals

Map & Itinerary

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South America Map ISAA20 2019

Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires

Designed Exclusively for APT guests
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

Arrive in one of the world’s most spectacular cities, Rio de Janeiro, transfer to your hotel.

Stay: Three Nights: Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana Palace

Travel to Corcovado, the mountain famous for its iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Enjoy stunning views across the city. At sunset, ride a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain before heading to a local restaurant for a delicious Brazilian barbecue.

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  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Embark on a tour of local favelas, or board a schooner boat for a cruise on Guanabara Bay, the second largest bay on the Brazilian coast. Perhaps join a tour of the Rio’s fascinating historical sights.


This morning, enjoy your selected sightseeing activity.

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  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Stay within the National Park on the Brazilian side of the falls.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Get up close to the thundering cascades on a Jet Boat Ride Safari.


Fly to Iguazú Falls and visit a panoramic viewing platform.

Stay: Two Nights, Iguazú Falls, Hotel das Cataratas

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Today venture into the Argentinian side of the falls. Ride the Rainforest Ecological Train through the forest to a series of walkways and viewing points, including one directly over the 82 metre-deep Devil’s Throat.

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Get up close to a range of native South American birds at Parque das Aves Bird Park. Then fly to Buenos Aires and head for the Recoleta district, where your hotel awaits.

Stay: Three Nights, Buenos Aires, Park Hyatt

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a tango lesson, dinner and a lively tango show.


Enjoy a tour of Buenos Aires then visit the city’s oldest barrio.

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  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps head to the island town of Tigre and enjoy a cruise over the waterways of the Paraná Delta. Alternatively, explore the extraordinary history of the city’s vibrant urban art culture, or take a behind the scenes soccer tour that celebrates ‘fútbol’, the national sport of Argentina. Perhaps you would prefer to learn more about the game of polo and attend a professional live polo game.


This morning embark on your chosen activity.

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Fly to Ushuaia and transfer to Le Lyrial. This evening, enjoy the Captain’s Welcome Dinner before cruising the Beagle Channel.

Stay: 10 Nights: Le Lyrial

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Sail across the Drake Passage, where the Atlantic and Pacific oceans meet between Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands. To cross the Drake Passage, making your way ever closer to the White Continent, is to achieve one of the great travel milestones. During this time, you’ll learn all about the adventures ahead as you participate in a range of informative, interactive and entertaining presentations on the wildlife, history and geology of Antarctica delivered by your expert Expedition Team.

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On arrival in Antarctica, your itinerary becomes flexible in order to maximise your discovery of this enchanting world of ice and water.

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Utilising the knowledge of your Expedition Team, your Captain will charter a course based on the most exciting sightseeing opportunities available and the most favourable ice and weather conditions.

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For the next seven days, you’ll enjoy morning and afternoon Zodiac rides. Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing in the world as you’re taken to visit penguin rookeries and seal colonies.

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These chilly waters are often frequented by hunting orcas and the breaching forms of humpback and minke whales, so be sure to keep an eye out.

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Although landing sites will vary depending on conditions, the route will feature the most scenic bays and channels, including the stunning Lemeire Channel and Neko Bay.

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Head to the shores of Deception Island, an active volcano surrounded by distinctive black sand. Once an old whaling station, you will see giant barrels and bleached whale bones here as well as impressive elephant seals lounging along the shore.

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You may even get the chance to stop at Port Lockroy, a scientific base currently studying gentoo penguins. Here, you can send a postcard with a rare Antarctic stamp.

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The adventure, and the wildlife spotting, continues as you bid farewell to the beautiful waters surrounding the Antarctic Peninsula and return across the Drake Passage back towards the bustling Argentinian city of Ushuaia. Along the way, be sure to keep a keen eye out for the wildlife, including the many whales, dolphins, giant petrels and albatross that frequent these waters.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Embark on a tour to Tierra del Fuego National Park.


Disembark your ship in Ushuaia. Then return to Buenos Aires for a final night at the Park Hyatt.

Stay: Buenos Aires, Park Hyatt

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After breakfast be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

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Travel & Accommodation

Enjoy A Brazilian Barbeque

While in Rio De Janeiro try a delicious Brazilian barbeque of smoked and barbecued meats and a variety of grilled vegetables

Full side view of luxury small ship Le Lyrial
Luxury Antarctica Cruise

Enjoy gourmet food, flawless service and easy access to the wonders of Antarctica on the privately chartered Le Lyrial

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Stay At Copacabana Palace

Settle in for three nights in Rio De Janeiro at the grand Copacabana Palace, ideally placed on the world famous Copacabana Beach

From the Australian Outback and Europe’s waterways to the icescapes of Antarctica and far beyond, we won’t just take you there, we’ll immerse you in the wonders of each and every place you visit