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Luxury

Spirit of Peru and Antarctica

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Trip Code: ISAA23
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Trip Highlights

Cruise True South

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

In Rhythm With Buenos Aires

Grab a partner and perfect your footwork learning to dance the tango - an experience rewarded with a tapas feast

Explore Machu Picchu

Magical and mysterious, enjoy plenty of time to witness one of the planet's most amazing archaeological sites

Your Vacation Includes

  • All flights within South America
  • Choose from a range of luxury suites and staterooms all with ocean views
  • 48 fine meals plus unlimited complimentary beverages on your cruise
  • APT's Signature Experiences and Freedom of Choice inclusions
  • 10-night luxury Antarctica cruise aboard an exclusive charter for APT guests only
  • Thrilling excursions and shore landings aboard Zodiac vessels
  • A talented APT Tour Director and Expedition Team including naturalist guides
  • Tipping port charges porterage airport transfers and boot hire

Map & Itinerary

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South America Map ISAA23 2018

Buenos Aires to Cusco

Reverse Trip

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 today, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel located in the heart of Recoleta. After settling in, enjoy some time at leisure.

Stay: Three Nights: Buenos Aires, Park Hyatt Hotel

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a tango lesson, dinner and an exciting tango show.


Enjoy a tour of Buenos Aires before visiting the city’s oldest barrio (district). Explore La Boca’s colourful houses 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. Later, enjoy dinner and an exciting tango show.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

This morning, embark on your chosen activity. Perhaps head to the island town of Tigre where you can enjoy a cruise over the waterways of the Paraná Delta. Alternatively, explore the ways in which Buenos Aires has been influenced by Paris during a walking tour, or perhaps head to Teatro Colón to absorb the remarkable ambience and grandeur of one of the finest opera houses in the world.


Enjoy rest of the day at leisure.

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Transfer to the airport and board your included flight to Ushuaia. njoy a city sights tour before being transferred to your luxury expedition ship, Le Lyrial, and greeted by your Expedition Leader and a team of expert naturalist guides. Take some time to settle in before enjoying the Captain’s Welcome Dinner. Afterwards, head to the deck to take in the stunning scenery of 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. During this time, learn more about the adventures ahead as you participate in a range of informative, interactive and entertaining presentations on the wildlife, history and geology of Antarctica. These sessions will be delivered by your knowledgeable 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. 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. For the next six days, you’ll enjoy morning and afternoon Zodiac rides.

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Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing in the world as you’re taken to visit penguin rookeries and seal colonies. These chilly waters are often frequented by hunting orca and the breaching forms of humpback and minke whales, so be sure to keep an eye out. 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. 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. 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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Learn more about this amazing part of the world during lectures and on board presentations as you continue on your luxury cruise.

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Continue to experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing opportunities.

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Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula.

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Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula.

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Bid farewell to Antarctica and return across the Drake Passage.

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Travel the Drake Passage towards the bustling Argentinian city of Ushuaia, Along the way, be sure to keep a keen eye out for the wildlife that may be encountered en route.

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Today you’ll disembark your ship in Ushuaia and transfer to the airport where you will board your included flight to Buenos Aires. Transfer to your hotel before enjoying the rest of the day at leisure.

Stay: Buenos Aires, Park Hyatt Hotel

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Today, travel to the airport for your flight to Lima, the starting point of your Peruvian discovery. Settle into your room, taking in the magnificent ocean views.

Stay: Two Nights: JW Marriott Hotel Lima, Ocean View Rooms

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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.


Enjoy a morning city tour.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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


Fly to Cusco, the historic capital of the ancient Incan Empire. On arrival, travel by coach to Chincheros.

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

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Taste a range of handcrafted microbrews at the Sacred Valley Brewing Company. Or, visit a local ceramics studio to watch artisans create beautiful ceramics.


Enjoy rest of the day at leisure.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Travel to the Moray archaeological site, a fascinating collection of ancient terraces likely used by the Incas for agricultural experiments. Enjoy views stunning during lunch at El Parador de Moray.


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

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Board PeruRail’s Vistadome train and admire the mountainous Andean landscape as you travel to Machu Picchu. On arrival at the ruins, set off on a guided tour.

Stay: Machu Picchu, Sumaq Hotel or similar

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This afternoon Board PeruRail’s Vistadome to the Sacred Valley. Watch the picturesque scenery pass by before disembarking and transferring by coach to Cusco.

Stay: Two Nights: Cusco, JW Marriott Hotel

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose from three restaurant options for lunch. Perhaps head to Limo Cocina Peruana & Pisco Bar; enjoy Italian cuisine at Incanto; or the renowned MAP Café. The rest of the day is then yours to spend at leisure.


This morning, embark on a walking tour of Cusco. Tonight enjoy Farewell Drinks

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Your journey comes to an end 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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It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.