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Luxury

South American Discovery with Antarctica Cruise

Lima to Rio de Janeiro
27 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: ISAA27
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  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Impressive Iguassu Falls

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

Explore Machu Picchu

Magical and mysterious, enjoy plenty of time to witness one of the planet's most amazing archaeological sites.

Antarctic Adventures Abound

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

Your Vacation Includes

  • Services of an APT Tour Director and Expedition Team
  • All-inclusive sightseeing in Brazil, Argentina and Peru
  • APT charter to the Antarctic Peninsula aboard Le Boréal
  • Freedom of Choice Sightseeing inclusions in three locations
  • All flights within South America
  • Return airport transfers, porterage and tipping
  • A total of 56 meals

Map & Itinerary

South America Map ISAA27 2020

Lima to Rio de Janeiro

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

Today, fly to Lima, the starting point of your Peruvian discovery.

Stay: Two Nights, Lima, Country Club

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

A visit to a private hacienda showcases regional traditions. Arrive to the rhythms of live music and dance, then enjoy lunch and see the horsemanship of a Peruvian Paso horse show.


Discover the World Heritage-listed Historic Centre of Lima. Here, see one of the best preserved monasteries in the city, the Convent of Santo Domingo.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

During a traditional weaving demonstration, learn how the famously colourful materials of South America are created.


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. Later, settle in to 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

Witness the dazzling sight of the Maras salt mines, where thousands of salt pools spill over the side of a steep terraced slope.


Travel to the Moray archaeological site, a fascinating collection of ancient terraced fields and one of the most beautiful creations of the Incas. Later, enjoy lunch with views of the surrounding Andes mountains and valleys.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Board the Inca Rail train and admire the mountainous landscape as you travel to Machu Picchu, with lunch on board the train.


Set off on a guided tour of the ancient Inca citadel.

Stay: Machu Picchu, Sumaq Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

After your breakfast, return by train to the Sacred Valley, before continuing to Cusco. Check in to your hotel and absorb its Spanish colonial charm.

Stay: Two Nights, Cusco, JW Marriott Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Head to Barrio Ceviche for local Peruvian dishes; or try the menu at the renowned MAP Café.


A guided walking tour through Cusco takes you to the stunning square in the city’s heart, the Plaza de Armas, as well as the sacred sites of Koricancha and Cusco Cathedral.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Board your included flight to Buenos Aires, in preparation for your Antarctic cruise.

Stay: Buenos Aires, Park Hyatt

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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
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

On arrival in Antarctica, your itinerary becomes flexible in order to maximise your discovery of this enchanting world of ice and water.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Your Captain will charter a course based on the most exciting sightseeing opportunities available and the most favourable ice and weather conditions.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Each day on your cruise, you’ll enjoy morning and afternoon Zodiac rides. Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing in the world as you’re taken to visit penguin rookeries and seal colonies.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Keep an eye out for the orcas, as well as humpback and minke whales, that frequent these waters.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Continue to explore the wonders of the Antarctic Peninsula.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Take advantage of a flexible itinerary as you continue to explore this enchanting world of water and ice.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Learn about the history, geology and wildlife of the remarkable White Continent courtesy of your Expedition Team and enjoy Zodiac rides, keeping an eye out for the astonishing wildlife of the region.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

On board your ship, share stories with fellow passengers and new-found friends.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Return across the Drake Passage towards the Argentinian city of Ushuaia. Along the way, keep an eye out for the many whales, dolphins and albatross that frequent these waters.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Take a tour through Tierra del Fuego National Park, South America’s most southern national park.


Disembark your ship in Ushuaia. Later, travel to the airport for your included flight to Buenos Aires.

Stay: Three Nights, Buenos Aires, Park Hyatt

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  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy dinner and a lively tango show.


Enjoy a tour of Buenos Aires, see the colourful houses of La Boca and drive along Avenida 9 de Julio.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Cruise the Paraná Delta, explore the city’s vibrant art culture or take a behind the scenes soccer tour.


Today, enjoy your Freedom of Choice Sightseeing inclusions.

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  • Breakfast

Fly to Iguazú Falls. Ride the Rainforest Ecological Train and step out onto some of the many viewing points along the way, including one that takes you directly over Devil’s Throat.

Stay: Two Nights, Iguazú Falls, Hotel das Cataratas

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Get up close to the thundering cascades of water at Iguazú Falls on a Jet Boat Ride Safari.


Today, enjoy your Signature Experience.

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  • Breakfast

See colourful native South American birds at Parque das Aves Bird Park, then fly to Rio de Janeiro, a city lapped by deep blue ocean and surrounded by mountains and lush forest.

Stay: Three Nights, Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana Palace

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  • Breakfast
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Witness the beauty of Guanabara Bay from 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.

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  • Breakfast

Make your way to Corcovado, famous for its iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Visit the statue and travel to the platform at its peak for stunning views. At sunset, ride a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. Tonight, dine on a sumptuous Brazilian BBQ.

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  • Dinner

Your South American journey comes to end with a transfer to Rio de Janeiro airport.

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Travel & Accommodation

Luxury Antarctica Cruise

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

Spectacular Accommodation

From Cusco's JW Marriott Hotel to the Park Hyatt in Buenos Aires, enhance your journey with stays in the finest hotels.

Lunch amid the Andes

After exploring extraordinary sites of the Incas, enjoy lunch with views of Sacred Valley and the Andean mountains.

We know that great service is more than just taking care of you on holiday… it’s the unprecedented warmth, care and consideration you’ll be afforded from your first call until after your return home