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Luxury

Spirit of Peru and Antarctica

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Trip Code: ISAA23
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Trip Highlights

Tango in Buenos Aires

Grab a partner and perfect your footwork learning to dance the tango – an expression of culture, lust and patriotism

Guided Zodiac Excursions

Enjoy exhilarating Zodiac excursions through deep blue waters filled with spectacular icebergs to get up close to penguins and seals

Heart of the Inca Empire

Discover the fascinating history of the Incas as you explore ancient Sacred Valley and incredible Machu Picchu

Your Vacation Includes

  • Services of an APT Tour Director and Expedition Team
  • All-inclusive sightseeing Argentina and Peru
  • APT charter to the Antarctic Peninsula aboard Le Lyrial
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions in four locations
  • All flights within South America
  • Return airport transfers, porterage and tipping
  • A total of 50 meals

Map & Itinerary

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South America Map ISAA23 2019

Buenos Aires to Cusco

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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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest

On arrival in the Argentinian Capital, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. After settling in, enjoy Welcome Drinks.

Stay: Three Nights: Buenos Aires, Park Hyatt

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

At your hotel, discover the passion of the national dance as you take a tango lesson, before indulging in a delicious dinner and fiery tango performance.


Enjoy a tour of Buenos Aires today before visiting the city’s oldest barrio (district). Explore the barrio of La Boca, with its colourful houses, colonial architecture and picturesque pedestrian street, the Caminito; drive along one of the widest avenues in the world, Avenida 9 de Julio; pass the parks, gardens and tree-lined streets of Palermo; and visit La Recoleta Cemetery.

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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 history of the city’s vibrant urban art culture, or take a behind the scenes soccer tour that celebrates ’fútbol’. Perhaps you would prefer to learn more about the game of polo and attend a professional live polo game.


Today, embark on your chosen activity.

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Fly to Ushuaia, South America’s most southern city and transfer to your luxury expedition ship, Le Lyrial. This evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Dinner and cruise 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

Take a tour to Tierra del Fuego, South America’s most southern national park.


Disembark your ship. Later, head to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Tonight stay in the fashionable Recoleta barrio (district) of Buenos Aires.

Stay: Buenos Aires, Park Hyatt

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Today, fly to Lima, the starting point of your Peruvian discovery.

Stay: Two Nights, Lima, Hilton Miraflores

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Spend a fun afternoon at a private hacienda. Arrive to live music and dance before enjoying lunch and a Peruvian Paso horse show.


Discover the World Heritage-listed Historic Centre of Lima. Here you’ll see one of the best preserved monasteries in the city, the Convent of Santo Domingo, and experience an artful combination of lively local culture and colonial monuments.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

During an interesting traditional weaving demonstration, learn how the famously colourful materials of South America are created.


Board a flight to Cusco, the historic capital of the ancient Inca Empire. On arrival, travel by coach to Chincheros, a small Andean village in heart of the Sacred Valley. To the locals of the Andean highlands in Peru, weaving is an important way for preserving ancient traditions. Later, settle in to your hotel overlooking a river in the Sacred Valley.

Stay: Three Nights: Sacred Valley, Tambo del Inka, Luxury Collection by Starwood

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Travel to Ollantaytambo to see the ancient Inca temple and fortress that rises high above this picturesque village. The huge, steep terraces that guard Ollantaytambo’s spectacular Inca ruins mark one of the few places where the Spanish conquistadors lost a major battle. Take time to browse the colourful markets and shops, then finish with lunch at a local hacienda restaurant.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Witness the dazzling sight of the Maras salt mines, where thousands of salt pools spill over the side of a steep terraced slope.


Still to this day these mines are cultivated to produce salt. Travel to the Moray archaeological site, a fascinating collection of ancient terraced fields, used by the Inca for agricultural experiments. Later, enjoy lunch with views of the surrounding Andes mountains.

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Board a scenic train and admire the mountainous landscape as you travel to Machu Picchu. On arrival at the ruins, set off on a guided tour of the ancient Inca citadel.

Stay: Machu Picchu, Sumaq Hotel

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Beat the morning rush and return to experience sunrise at Machu Picchu. After breakfast, board a train to the Sacred Valley. Watch the scenery pass by before transferring by coach to Cusco. On arrival in Cusco, check in to your hotel and absorb the Spanish colonial charm over dinner.

Stay: Two Nights: Cusco, JW Marriott Hotel

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

For lunch choose from three superb restaurants. Perhaps head to Bario Ceviche; LIMO and Pisco Bar for a taste of local Peruvian dishes; or choose a fine dining experience as you savour an eclectic menu at the renowned MAP Café.


A guided walking tour through the historic city of Cusco this morning will take you to the stunning square in the city’s historic heart, the Plaza de Armas, as well as the sacred sites of Koricancha and Cusco Cathedral. This evening’s Farewell Drinks offer the chance to swap stories with your fellow travellers and new found friends.

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After breakfast at your hotel, your South American journey comes to an end this morning with a transfer to Cusco airport.

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Travel & Accommodation

Luxury small ship cruising off the coast of Antarctica
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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Journey Through the Clouds

Reach the lofty heights of Machu Picchu with ease aboard the Vistadome Train, enjoying views to mountains along the way

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