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Luxury

South American Christmas

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

Trip Highlights

Heart of the Inca Empire

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

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.

Iguazú From Any Angle

See the colossal waterfall from a helicopter flight, or get even closer to the thunderous cascades on a boat safari.

Your Vacation Includes

  • All flights within South America
  • Services of an APT Tour Director
  • Sightseeing in seven locations
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations
  • All transfers, tipping and porterage
  • Finest dining - a total of 20 meals

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.

Daily :
  • 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
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

During a weaving demonstration, learn how the colourful materials of South America are created.


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.

Daily :
  • 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.

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.