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Luxury

Best of South America

Santiago to Cusco
18 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: IS18
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  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Iguassu From Any Angle

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

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
  • Services of an APT Tour Director
  • Sightseeing in up to eight locations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in four locations
  • All transfers, tipping and porterage
  • Finest dining - a total of 28 meals

Map & Itinerary

South America Map IS18 2020

Santiago 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™ - Dining

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

Welcome to Santiago. Take a guided tour, before enjoying a Welcome Reception.

Stay: Two Nights, The Singular Santiago

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Travel to the seaside city of Valparaíso for a tour of the Historic Quarter and a funicular ride, followed by lunch.


Today, enjoy your Signature Experience.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a tango lesson, before a selection of tapas.


Fly to Buenos Aires and be transferred to your hotel in the Recoleta district.

Stay: Three Nights: Buenos Aires, Alvear Palace Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Tonight, choose where to dine.


Take a tour of Buenos Aires and explore the barrio of La Boca. Continue past the streets of Palermo and see La Recoleta Cemetery.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps travel to the island town of Tigre where you can enjoy a cruise over the waterways of the Paraná Delta. You may like to explore the Parisian influence on Buenos Aires during a city walking tour. Alternatively, head to Teatro Colón, one of the finest opera houses in the world.


Today, enjoy your Freedom of Choice – Sightseeing inclusions.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy your hotel’s unrivalled location within Iguazú Falls National Park.


Today, fly to Iguazú Falls. Ride the Rainforest Ecological Train and arrive at a lookout at the thunderous Devil’s Throat.

Stay: Two Nights, Iguazú Falls, Hotel das Cataratas

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Get up close to the roaring cascades on a Jet Boat Ride Safari or Helicopter Ride over the Falls.


Spend time enjoying panoramic views of the falls while walking to each viewing platform.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Today you will visit Parque das Aves Bird Park, where you will see exotic birds, such as the toucan. Fly to Rio de Janeiro, where on arrival, you’ll be transferred to your hotel, located on the famous Copacabana Beach.

Stay: Three Nights, Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana Palace

Daily :
  • Breakfast

At Corcovado, see the Christ the Redeemer statue. Then, as the sun sets, set off on a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain for panoramic views of the city, before gathering for some of Brazil’s famous barbecue.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Witness the beauty of Guanabara Bay as you sail its waters on board a schooner boat. Alternatively, take a colonial walking tour, where the legends woven through the narrow streets are brought to life on an enthralling discovery.


Today, enjoy your Freedom of Choice – Sightseeing inclusions.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Today we fly to Lima in Peru.

Stay: Two Nights, Country Club Lima Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Live music and dance accompanies your arrival, before lunch and a Peruvian Paso horse show.


Discover the World Heritage-listed Historic Centre of Lima on a guided tour. Afterwards, a visit to a private hacienda showcases regional traditions.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a weaving demonstration.


Fly to Cusco and travel to Chinchero, a small village in the Sacred Valley in the Andes.

Stay: Two 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.


Visit the circular Moray Inca terraces, followed by lunch overlooking the Andes.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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


Enjoy lunch on board and savour views from the Observatory-Lounge with its open balcony. On arrival, set off on a locally guided tour of the lost city of the Incas.

Stay: Machu Picchu, Sumaq Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Board the Mapi Train for your return trip to the Sacred Valley, then transfer by coach to Cusco. An eight-hour hike to Machu Picchu is also available at an additional cost (Must be pre-booked).

Stay: Two Nights, Cusco, JW Marriott Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

For lunch, choose between Barrio Ceviche or MAP Café.


A 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

After breakfast, your South American adventure concludes with a transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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.

Hotels to Enhance Your Journey

We've selected the very best hotels we know you'll love, including the Alvear Palace Hotel in Buenos Aires.

We know that great service is more than just taking care of you on holiday… it’s the unprecedented warmth, care and consideration you’ll be afforded from your first call until after your return home