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Luxury

Brazil Highlights with Antarctica cruise

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Trip Code: ISAA20R
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Views Over Rio de Janeiro

Ride the cable car to Sugarloaf Mountain for stunning sunset views over Rio de Janeiro.

Impressive Iguassu Falls

Ride the Rainforest Ecological Train and view impressive Iguassu Falls and the 82-metre deep Devil’s Throat.

Antarctic Adventures Abound

Embark on a luxury Antarctica cruise and glide past icebergs while meeting curious wildlife.

Your Vacation Includes

  • All flights within South America
  • Freedom of Choice touring in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires
  • 9 nights luxury stays
  • 10 nights APT charter Le Soléal
  • APT Tour Director and Expedition Team
  • Luxury dining - a total of 41 meals
  • All beverages on board cruise
  • Transfers, tipping, porterage and port charges

Map & Itinerary

APT Antarctica 20/21 Brox ISAA20R
Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro

Reverse Trip

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

On arrival in the Argentinian capital, you’ll be met and transferred to your luxurious hotel in the cosmopolitan Recoleta neighbourhood. Settle in before meeting your APT Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Stay: Three Nights, Buenos Aires, Park Hyatt

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

This evening there are four Freedom of Choice dining options. Perhaps enjoy dinner and a tango show, learn to make empanadas during an Argentine dining experience, take part in a Craft Beer tour or dine in style at the Alvear Grill.


Enjoy a tour of Buenos Aires before visiting the city’s oldest barrio (district). Explore La Boca’s colourful houses and picturesque pedestrian street, the Caminito; drive along one of the world’s widest avenues, the Avenida 9 de Julio; pass the tree-lined streets of Palermo; and visit La Recoleta Cemetery, where Eva Peron ‘Evita’ is buried. Select your Freedom of Choice dining option this evening.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Close up of colourful La Boca buildings in Buenos Aires

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps head to the island town of Tigre and enjoy a cruise over the waterways of the Paraná Delta. Alternatively, explore the extraordinary history of the city’s vibrant street art culture, discover the Parisian character of Buenos Aires’ architecture, or visit an Estancia to learn about gaucho culture and enjoy a horse ride.


This morning after breakfast, embark on your chosen sightseeing activity for the day. This evening we’ll meet for a ship briefing in anticipation of our exciting cruise.

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  • Breakfast

Fly to Ushuaia, South America’s most southern city, and transfer to your luxury expedition ship, Le Boréal to be greeted by your Expedition Leader and a team of expert naturalist guides. Take some time to settle in before enjoying the Captain’s Welcome Dinner. Afterwards, head to the deck to take in the stunning scenery of the Beagle Channel.

Stay: 10 Nights, Le Boréal

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Sail across the Drake Passage, one of the great travel milestones. Learn about the adventures ahead during informative, interactive and entertaining presentations on the wildlife, history and geology of Antarctica, delivered by your expert Expedition Team.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

On arrival in Antarctica, your itinerary becomes flexible in order to maximise your discovery of this enchanting world of ice and water. Your Captain will charter a course based on the most exciting sights and the most favourable ice and weather conditions. Each day on your cruise you’ll enjoy Zodiac rides. Visit penguin rookeries, seal colonies and keep an eye out for orca, humpback and minke whales that frequent these waters. Head to Deception Island, an active volcano and once home to a whaling station. You may also get the opportunity to stop at the Port Lockroy scientific base. From here, you can send a postcard with a rare Antarctic stamp.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Return across the Drake Passage. Enjoy time on board and wildlife spotting.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Take a tour of Tierra del Fuego National Park where you can experience the rugged natural beauty of Argentina’s southern tip.


Today, disembark your ship in Ushuaia and enjoy your Signature Experience. Later, travel to the airport for your included flight to Buenos Aires.

Stay: Buenos Aires, Park Hyatt

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  • Breakfast

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Stay within the National Park on the Brazilian side of the falls, then get up close to the thundering cascades on a Jet Boat Ride Safari.


Fly to Iguazú Falls and stay within the National Park on the Brazilian side of the falls.

Stay: Two Nights, Iguazú Falls, Hotel das Cataratas

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Lush and fertile waterfalls with rainbow shining across it, Brazil

Today, you’ll venture to the Argentinian side of the falls. Ride the Rainforest Ecological Train through the forest to a series of walkways and viewing points, including one that takes you directly over the 82 metre-deep Devil’s Throat.

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  • Breakfast

Get up close to a range of native South American birds at Parque das Aves Bird Park. Then fly to Buenos Aires and head for the Recoleta district, where your hotel awaits.

Stay: Three Nights, Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana Palace

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  • Breakfast

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Witness the beauty of Guanabara Bay on a schooner boat cruise or take a colonial walking tour, where the legends woven through the narrow streets are brought to life on an enthralling discovery.


This morning, enjoy your selected sightseeing activity.

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  • Breakfast

Travel to Corcovado, the mountain famous for its iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Enjoy stunning views across the city. At sunset, ride a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain before heading to a local restaurant for a delicious Brazilian barbecue.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

After breakfast be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Luxury Antarctica Cruise

Enjoy gourmet food, flawless service and easy access to the wonders of Antarctica on the privately chartered Le Soleal.

Stay At Copacabana Palace

Settle in for three nights in Rio De Janeiro at the grand Copacabana Palace, ideally placed on the famous Copacabana Beach.

Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas

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

As a family-owned company, we take great pride in treating each and every guest as part of the family