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Luxury

South America Inca Journey

Santiago to Arequipa
21 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: IS21
  • 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.

First Class through the Andes

Step aboard the Belmond Andean Explorer train and spend two nights in luxury, discovering sights along the way.

In Rhythm With Buenos Aires

Grab a partner and perfect your footwork learning to dance the tango - an experience rewarded with a tapas feast.

Your Vacation Includes

  • All flights within South America
  • Finest dining - a total of 36 meals
  • Sightseeing in 10 locations
  • Tipping, porterage and airport transfers
  • Services of an APT Tour Director
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in four locations
  • Two nights Belmond Andean Explorer Train from Cuzco to Arequipa
  • 2020 season runs for 21 days (IS21)

Map & Itinerary

South America Map IS21 2020
Santiago to Arequipa

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

Arrive in Santiago. Explore the city’s landmarks on a guided tour, before 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

Discover the passion of the national dance as you take a private tango lesson, before indulging in a delicious selection of tapas.


Fly to Buenos Aires where you’ll stay in the fashionable Recoleta district.

Stay: Three Nights, Buenos Aires, Alvear Palace Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Take a tour of Buenos Aires and explore the colourful barrio of La Boca, the tree-lined 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. Later, choose where to dine.

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

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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 you will visit Parque das Aves Bird Park, just outside the national park where you will have the chance to see exotic birds such as the toucan. Afterwards, continue to the Peruvian capital, Lima.

Stay: Two Nights, Country Club Lima Hotel

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  • Breakfast

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Arrive to the upbeat rhythms of live music and dance, before a delicious lunch and a Peruvian Paso horse show.


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

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

See how South America’s colourful materials are created during a weaving demonstration.


Fly to Cusco. On arrival, travel to Chinchero, a small Andean village in the Sacred Valley.

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.


Continue to the Moray terraces, then stop for lunch over looking the Andean Mountains.

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 the Inca Rail train and savour views from the Observatory-Lounge. On arrival in Machu Picchu, take a locally guided tour.

Stay: Machu Picchu, Sumaq Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Board the train for your return trip to the Sacred Valley, then transfer by coach to Cusco.

Stay: Two Nights, Cusco, JW Marriott Hotel

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.


A walking tour of Cusco will take 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

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Board the luxury Belmond Andean Explorer train for your two-night escape.


Journey across the giant peaks and wide open spaces of the highest plains of the Andes to reach iconic Lake Titicaca, the birthplace of the Incas.

Stay: Two Nights, Belmond Andean Explorer

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Early risers will be rewarded with a stunning sunrise before enjoying a sumptuous breakfast on board the train. It’s then time to head off to explore the birthplace of the sun, Lake Titicaca. Enjoy a boat ride out to the Uros Islands and Taquile Island where you will savour a private lunch on the beach.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Visit Sambay Caves, home to paintings that are thousands of years old. Then, enjoy lunch on board before disembarking in Arequipa. Blessed by 300 days of sunshine annually and filled with incredibly dazzling white stone buildings, the ‘White City’ is definitely a delight to explore. embark on a city tour, visiting the World Heritage-listed centre where you can admire the beautiful colonial architecture, including the 16th-century Santa Catalina Convent. Tonight, swap stories with fellow travellers and Tour Director over Farewell Drinks.

Stay: Arequipa, Casa Andina Private Collection

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

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

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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.

Iguassu From Any Angle

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

A Taste of South America

Zesty caipirinhas, juicy steaks and fine Peruvian chocolate - you'll be tantalised by the region's favourite dishes.

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