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Luxury

South America Inca Journey

Santiago to Arequipa
22 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: IS22
  • 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.

Heart of the Inca Empire

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

Your Vacation Includes

  • All flights within South America
  • Services of an APT Tour Director
  • All-Sightseeing in nine locations
  • Tipping, porterage and airport transfers
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in four locations
  • Finest dining - a total of 38 meals

Map & Itinerary

South America Map IS22 2019

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™ - 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

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
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Enjoy a visit to a parrillas (Argentine steakhouse) or enjoy dinner and an intimate tango show.


Take a tour of Buenos Aires. Later, explore the barrio of La Boca. Continue past the parks and tree-lined streets of Palermo and see La Recoleta Cemetery.

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  • 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.

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  • Breakfast

Fly to spectacular Rio de Janeiro, which is lapped by a deep blue ocean and flanked by mountains and lush rainforest.

Stay: Three Nights, Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana Palace

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  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

At sunset, ride a cable car to the peak of Sugarloaf Mountain, stopping midway to enjoy a caipirinha.


Today is sure to be a highlight as you make your way to Corcovado, the mountain famous for its statue of Christ the Redeemer. Visit the statue and travel to the platform at its peak for stunning views over the picturesque bay and beaches. Return to ground level and spend the evening dining on a sumptuous Brazilian BBQ.

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

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


Today, enjoy your Freedom of Choice Sightseeing inclusions.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Step aboard a jet 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, an impressive system of waterfalls straddling the border of Argentina and Brazil.

Stay: Two Nights, Iguazú Falls, Hotel das Cataratas

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Spend time in World Heritage-listed Iguazú National Park on the Argentinian side of the falls. Ride the Rainforest Ecological Train to a series of viewing points, including one that looks out over the highest part of the falls, Devils Throat.

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  • 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 showcases regional traditions.

Daily :
  • 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.


Travel to Moray, with lunch overlooking 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

Early this morning, you may return to experience Machu Picchu (on availability). Board the Mapi Train for your return trip to the Sacred Valley, then transfer by coach to Cusco.

Stay: Two Nights, Cusco, JW Marriott Hotel

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  • 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.

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  • 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
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Join a delicious ‘Bean to Bar’ chocolate workshop.


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. Enjoy tastings of Peruvian chocolate and create your own flavours.

Stay: Two Nights, Arequipa, Casa Andina Private Collection

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

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 a Farewell Dinner.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

A Taste of South America

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

First Class through the Andes

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

Stunning Hotels

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

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.