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Luxury

Best of South America

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

Your Vacation Includes

  • Travel to Valparaiso for a guided discovery of the historic quarter and a funicular ride
  • Sit down to a private tango demonstration before enjoying a selection of tapas
  • Experience a stay within the Iguacu Falls National Park, Brazil
  • Enjoy lunch and a Peruvian Paso horse show in Lima at a private hacienda
  • Join PeruRail’s Sacred Valley Train to Machu Picchu with lunch in the Dining Car
  • 17 nights’ luxury stays
  • Luxury dining - a total of 28 meals
  • Expert tour director

Map & Itinerary

South America Map IS18 2021
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™

Give your holiday a personal touch with a choice of included sightseeing or dining options

Welcome to Santiago. We’ll meet and transfer you to your hotel, before a guided discovery of Chile’s capital, wedged between the snow-capped Andes mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Tonight, join a welcome reception.

Stay: Two Nights, The Singular Santiago

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Explore this World Heritage-listed city’s historic quarter before a funicular ride offers great views over Valparaíso.


Travel to the coastal city of Valparaiso, where you’ll find colourful cliffside houses sloping down to the sea. Enjoy a Signature Experience before relaxing over lunch and then returning to Santiago.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Aerial view of the city of Santiago, Chile

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

In Buenos Aires, enjoy a taste of local culture with a tango demonstration and a selection of tapas.


Fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina’s elegant capital. On arrival, we’ll transfer you to your hotel in the city’s prominent Recoleta district.

Stay: Three Nights: Buenos Aires, Alvear Palace Hotel

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  • Breakfast

Join a guided discovery of the city, which includes the Italian-influenced barrio La Boca, a neighbourhood known for its Latino vibe and brightly painted pedestrian streets. Explore the bohemian district of Palermo, filled with trendy eateries and galleries, before arriving at La Recoleta Cemetery. This is the resting place of Argentine notables such as the nation’s former First Lady Eva Peron.

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  • Breakfast

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Perhaps journey to the island of Tigre for a cruise along the waterways of the Parana Delta. Discover daily life within this maze of rainforest and tiny islands, which is also a haven for birdlife. Or you might like to explore the Parisian influence on Buenos Aires during a walking tour. Alternatively, join a street art tour which takes you via Palermo and Viejo, hotspots for street art culture, and destinations that draw local and international artists to deck out streets in their urban artwork, at every turn.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Tonight, dine from a selection of local restaurants.


Design your day one of three ways with Freedom of Choice Touring.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Stay within Brazil’s Iguacu Falls National Park for two nights, enjoying the property’s unrivalled location


This morning, fly to Iguazu Falls. This natural wonder straddles the Argentina-Brazil border. Arriving on the Argentinian side, set off on the Rainforest Ecological Train to a series of walkways and viewing points, including one to the 80-metre-deep Devil’s Throat. Then continue to your hotel for a Signature Experience.

Stay: Two Nights, Iguazu Falls, Belmond Hotel das Cataratas

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Huge wide tiered waterfall surrounded by green vegetation, Brazil

Spanning an area of some 2.7 kilometres, Iguassu Falls is made up of roughly 275 waterfalls waiting to be explored today. Soak up panoramic views of the falls with a leisurely walk between each of the viewing platforms. Later, get up close to the roaring cascades of Iguassu Falls on an included jet boat safari. For a special bird’s-eye-view, soar over the falls on a helicopter flight (additional expense, please enquire for details).

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  • Breakfast

Begin your day with a visit to Parque das Aves bird park, where you’ll see colourful native South American birds. Later, fly to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s naturally blessed capital, set between lush forested mountains and sandy shores. On arrival, we’ll meet and transfer you to your hotel on iconic Copacabana Beach.

Stay: Three Nights, Rio de Janeiro, Belmond Copacabana Palace

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  • Breakfast

See Rio from on high with a visit to Corcovado, the mountain famed for its Christ the Redeemer statue, thought to be the world’s largest art deco-style sculpture. From here, enjoy sweeping city views. Towards evening, board a cable car to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain to toast the sunset and incredible views with a drink. Tonight, dine at a local restaurant for Brazil’s famously delicious barbecue.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

This morning is set aside for you to sail the waters of Guanabara Bay aboard a schooner sailing ship. If you’d prefer to stay on dry land, perhaps join a colonial walking tour, where the legends woven through the city’s narrow colonial-era streets are brought to life.


Today, join a Freedom of Choice Touring activity to experience more of Rio.

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  • Breakfast

Today we’ll transfer you to the airport for your included flight to Lima. On arrival, we’ll meet and transfer you to your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights, Country Club Lima Hotel

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  • Breakfast

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Pay a visit to a private hacienda which showcases the nation’s regional traditions. Live music and dance greet you before you sit down to lunch and a Peruvian Paso horse show.


Discover the Peruvian capital’s World Heritage-listed historic centre with a guide today. Afterwards enjoy a Signature Experience at a private hacienda.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Hundreds of shanty houses set on a hill, Peru

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a traditional weaving demonstration which reveals how South America’s colourful materials are created by hand.


After breakfast today, we’ll transfer you to the airport for your included flight to Cusco, the ancient Inca capital of Peru. From here travel to Chinchero, a small village in the Sacred Valley, tucked into the Andean highlands. Enjoy a special welcome from the local Misminay community followed by today’s Signature Experience, which demonstrates a craft passed down through generations.

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

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  • 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.


Continue exploring the Sacred Valley with a guide, including today’s Signature Experience. Then enjoy lunch overlooking the Andes.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Board PeruRail’s Sacred Valley Train and travel through forested landscapes to the lost Inca empire of Machu Picchu. Enjoy a gourmet lunch on board while taking in views from the Dining Car.


Today is set aside for a full immersion in the natural setting and incredible heritage of Machu Picchu. Board PeruRail’s Sacred Valley Train for your Signature Experience. On arrival, set off on a locally guided exploration of the lost city of the Incas, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. An eight-hour hike to Machu Picchu is also available at an additional coast (must be pre-booked).

Stay: Machu Picchu, Sumaq Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

This morning, relax at your hotel and perhaps join a culinary demonstration to learn the secrets of South American cuisine. After a leisurely lunch, board the Vistadome for your return trip to the Sacred Valley. Here, transfer by coach to Cusco and either join a historical tour of Cusco’s Convent of Santo Domingo or enjoy the evening at your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights, Cusco, JW Marriott Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

A guided discovery of Cusco takes you to Plaza de Armas, a square at the city’s historic heart. You’ll also visit the sacred sites of Koricancha and Cusco Cathedral. This evening, join a farewell dinner at MAP Cafe, at the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

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  • Breakfast

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