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Luxury

Antarctic Voyage with Spirit of Peru

Lima to Buenos Aires
22 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: ISAA22
  • 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.

Maras Salt Mines

View the amazing Maras Salt Mines followed by lunch overlooking the Andean Mountains.

Guided Zodiac Excursions

Enjoy exhilarating Zodiac excursions in deep blue waters near spectacular icebergs and up close to penguins and seals.

Your Vacation Includes

  • All flights within South America
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in Cusco and Buenos Aires
  • 11 nights luxury stays
  • 10 nights APT charter Le Soléal
  • Services of an APT Tour Director and Expedition Team
  • Luxury dining - a total of 48 meals
  • All beverages on board cruise
  • Transfers, tipping, porterage and port charges

Map & Itinerary

Antarctica Map ISAA22 2020 21
Lima to Buenos Aires

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 into Lima, and transfer to your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights, Lima, Country Club

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Visit a private hacienda with music and dancing, lunch and a traditional Peruvian Paso horse show.


Discover the historic centre of Lima. Afterwards, become further acquainted with Peruvian culture during your Signature Experience.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Learn how the famously colourful woven artworks of South America are made during a traditional weaving demonstration.


Board a flight to Cusco, the historic capital of the ancient Inca Empire. On arrival, travel by coach to Chinchero, a small Andean village in heart of the Sacred Valley. During a traditional weaving demonstration, learn how the famously colourful materials are created. Later, settle into your hotel overlooking a river in the Sacred Valley.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

You’ll be enthralled by the dazzling sight of the Maras salt mines. Afterwards, travel to the Moray archaeological site. Enjoy lunch with views of the Andes mountains and valleys.


Today you’ll explore the Maras salt mines on your Signature Experience.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Board the Inca rail and travel to Machu Picchu, with lunch on board the train.


Head to Machu Pichu; your journey encompasses a Signature Experience. On arrival at the ruins, set off on a guided tour of the ancient Inca citadel.

Stay: Machu Picchu, Sumaq Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Return by train to Sacred Valley, then travel by coach to Cusco, the oldest continuously-inhabited city in South America.

Stay: Two Nights, Cusco, Marriott Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

For lunch, choose from two upstanding restaurants.


A walking tour will take you to the square in Cusco’s historic heart, the Plaza de Armas. Enjoy your Freedom of Choice for lunch.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Fly to Buenos Aires and head for the Recoleta district, where your hotel awaits.

Stay: Three Nights, Buenos Aires, Park Hyatt

Daily :
  • Breakfast

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Perhaps enjoy dinner and a tango show, learn to make empanadas during an Argentine 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). This evening there are four Freedom of Choice dining options.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Three penguins walking in snow

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps head to the island town of Tigre, 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 activity and get to know this vibrant city even better. This evening we all meet for a ship briefing and reception in anticipation of our exciting cruise ahead.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Board your included flight to Ushuaia for your cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula. Board your luxury expedition ship, Le Soléal, to begin your 10-night cruise. Be greeted by your Expedition Leader and a team of expert naturalist guides. 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 Soléal

Daily :
  • 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.

Daily :
  • 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.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Remote snow covered view of Antarctica

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERINCE

Head to Tierra del Fuego National Park, exploring the southern forests teeming with birdlife.


Disembark your ship in Ushuaia for your Signature Experience. Afterwards, travel to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival, transfer to the Park Hyatt.

Stay: Buenos Aires, Park Hyatt

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Your journey ends upon arrival at Buenos Aires airport.

Daily :
  • 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.

Distinctive and Stylish Hotels

Stay in South America's finest hotels, from Tambo del Inka to Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel and the Country Club Lima Hotel.

The Breathtaking Andes by Rail

Board the Inca Rail train to Machu Picchu and see the ancient Inca citadel.

Thank you so much for all the work and preparation that you obviously put into planning such a wonderful trip.