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Luxury

South American Christmas

Rio de Janeiro to Cusco
14 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: IS14
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Christmas Day in Iguassu Falls

Spend an unforgettable Christmas Day at the Belmond Das Cataratas in Iguassu Falls National Park.

Sunset at Sugar Loaf

Soar to the peak of Sugar Loaf Mountain on a cable car for a sunset cocktail above Rio’s golden beaches.

Machu Picchu New Year’s Eve

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a Gala Dinner. Wake early and be one of the first to visit Machu Picchu in 2021.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Sightseeing in six locations
  • Finest dining - a total of 22 meals
  • All flights within South America
  • All transfers, tipping and porterage
  • Services of an APT Tour Director
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations

Map & Itinerary

South America Map IS14 2019-20
Rio de Janeiro to Cusco

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

Fly to Rio de Janeiro and transfer to your hotel on Copacabana Beach.

Stay: Three Nights, Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana Palace

Today is sure to be a highlight as you make your way to Corcovado, famous for its iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Visit the statue and travel to the platform at its peak for stunning views over downtown Rio, Sugarloaf Mountain and Copacabana Beach. Dine on a Brazilian BBQ this evening.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Set out on a colonial walking tour for the historical sights of the city or perhaps board a schooner boat for a cruise on Guanabara Bay.


Today, you can choose your activity.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Attend a special Gala Dinner at your hotel to celebrate Christmas Eve.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Step aboard a boat ride safari and take in the breathtaking spectacle from beneath the thundering cascades. Alternatively, embark on an awe-inspiring helicopter ride over the falls.


Board your flight to Iguazú Falls, and stay in the only hotel in the national park surrounded by rainforest and overlooking the falls to celebrate Christmas.

Stay: Two Nights, Iguazú Falls, Hotel das Cataratas

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Enjoy a leisurely start to Christmas Day and head out to explore the Argentinian side of Iguazú Falls, with its many viewing points, including one that looks out over the highest part of the falls, Devils Throat.

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  • Breakfast

Walk through the giant aviaries and get up close to a range of native South American birds, including the iconic toucan, at Parque das Aves Bird Park. This evening, board your flight to the Peruvian capital of Lima.

Stay: Two Nights, Lima, Belmond Miraflores Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit a private hacienda before enjoying lunch and a Peruvian Paso horse show.


Today, explore Lima.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Board a flight to Cusco. On arrival, travel to Chinchero.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

See the glistening salt pools spill over the terraced slopes at the Maras salt mine.


Travel to Moray, followed by lunch with views of the Andean mountains.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

After breakfast this morning, enjoy a day at leisure in the Sacred Valley.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Board the new Inca Rail train in first class and travel through lush forest to Machu Picchu.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Start New Year’s Eve with cocktails, followed by a six-course dinner with Peruvian music, dance and flowing champagne at midnight.


Set off on a locally guided tour, taking in the ancient sights before returning to your hotel at the top of the mountain.

Stay: Belmond Sanctuary Hotel, Machu Picchu

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

You may wish to be one of the first people to witness Machu Picchu on New Year’s Day. Afterwards, rejoin your group and board the Mapi Train for your return trip to the Sacred Valley. You’ll then transfer by coach to Cusco and check in to your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights, Cusco, Belmond Hotel Monasterio

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

For lunch today, you may choose from Barrio Ceviche or enjoy a fine dining experience at MAP Café.


Today, a walking tour of Cusco takes you to the square in the city’s historic heart, the Plaza de Armas, as well as the sacred sites of Koricancha and Cusco Cathedral.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Your tour finishes at the Cusco Airport.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Stunning Hotels

From Tambo del Inka in the Sacred Valley to Hotel das Cataratas at Iguassu Falls, stay in the best hotels.

Enjoy A Brazilian Barbeque

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

We take care of everything

APT's hassle-free holiday lifestyle gives you absolute peace of mind, relax knowing that we take care of everything.

Our people are passionate about dreaming up once-in-a-lifetime experiences for our guests and making them possible