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Antarctica and South America

Combine an unforgettable luxury cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula with a journey through South America. Explore amazing Incan sites, including Machu Picchu, and iconic cities like Buenos Aires before boarding your expedition ships for once-in-a-lifetime cruises to the Peruvian Amazon and the Galapagos Islands. Venture along lush riverbanks and jagged coastlines to encounter the distinctive flora and fauna found in these regions.

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Explore South America and Antarctica

Delve into the vibrant cities, the ancient architecture, the rugged nature and spectacular wildlife, all offered by this continent.

See All South America & Anatarctica Trips

We understand that one type of holiday does not fit all, so we’ve created a range of travel styles. Some cover the must-see sights. Some go more in-depth. And sometimes we mix two styles into the one journey. We often offer multiple travel styles in the one destination, ensuring your experience suits your interests, as well as your fitness level.

The Belmond Andean Explorer travelling through Peru

Belmond Andean Explorer Train

The Belmond Andean Explorer train takes you through the Andes mountain range on one of the highest train routes in the world, via Lake Titicaca and Colca Canyon.
MC Elite Ship external view

MC Elite

With a sleek exterior and spacious interior, the Galapagos Island luxury catamaran provides a safe and steady journey through the stunning islands off Ecuador.
Exterior view of the Le Boreal Ship in Antarctica

Le Boreal

Explore the spectacular Antarctic region aboard a floating oasis of polar luxury. Le Boreal is purpose-built for cruising glacial waters with a combination of elegance and manoeuvrability.
Delfin III Exterior View

Delfin III

With beautiful indoor and outdoor lounges, a sundeck with a plunge pool, travel through the Amazon rainforest in luxury and ultimate comfort.
La Pinta Ship External View

La Pinta

Cruise the Galapagos Islands onboard La Pinta in 2024. With exceptional service from friendly staff, a glass-bottom boat and naturalist talks, this luxury yacht has it all.
Three women sitting together in traditional Peruvian clothes, Peru

Signature Experiences

These are the stand-out moments. Carefully designed to help you experience South America in far greater depth, they offer more insight into the region’s cultural fabric than regular sightseeing, and are not normally available to independent travellers.
Passengers walking the Inca train. Peru

Health & Wellbeing

We wish to assure you that wellbeing of our travellers and staff has always been of paramount importance, and we have taken steps to elevate our health and hygiene measures so that you can travel with complete confidence.
Red quinoa and sugar snap salad

Luxury Dining

Experience exquisite meals on our land journeys, rail journeys, river and Small Ship Expedition Cruises throughout South America.
Belmond Copacabana Hotel, Rio de Janeiro

Luxury Stays

More than just places to sleep, our hotels and cruise ships are experiences in their own right. Travel in comfort and style. We have it all on offer.
Helicopter flying over Iguazu Falls, Brazil

Freedom of Choice

We understand that different travellers like different things. That’s why we work with you to personalise your journey to suit your interests. Mix and match a wide selection of cultural, culinary, historical and active experiences.
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APT Club

Book your first adventure with us and become an APT Club member. This means exclusive privileges, priority treatment and a whole range of extras.

If there’s no rush to return to reality, then why not stay on a while in South America? Adapt your adventure as you go with a stopover in scenic Atacama, set in the world’s most arid desert. You might like to extend your stay in Easter Island, amid beautiful peaceful surrounds of beaches to prairies and snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters, there is no end to the diversity of landscapes available for you to discover.

Contact us at APT on 1300 656 985 to add these extensions to your South America Adventure.

Easter Island Statues, Chile

Easter Island Extension

Join a 4 day adventure to Chile’s Easter Island. Home to a vibrant culture and mysterious history, relax in a beautiful setting of brilliant blue Pacific water, beaches and volcanic craters.
Sparse sand dune in the dessert with lagoon, Chile

Atacama Extension

Explore this unique destination on a 4 day adventure. Visit a geyser field, take a guided tour of the surrounding landscapes and visit the Los Flamencos National Reserve with its flocks of pink flamingos.