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Luxury

Antarctic Voyage with South American Discovery

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

Trip Highlights

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.

Views Over Rio de Janeiro

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

Your Vacation Includes

  • All flights within South America
  • Freedom of Choice Sightseeing inclusions in three locations
  • 16 nights luxury stays
  • 10 nights APT charter Le Soléal
  • Services of an APT Tour Director and Expedition Team
  • Luxury dining - a total of 55 meals
  • All beverages on board cruise
  • Transfers, tipping, porterage and port charges

Map & Itinerary

Antarctica Map ISAA27 2020 21
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

Enjoy lunch and see the horsemanship during a Peruvian Paso horse show.


Discover the World Heritage-listed Historic Centre of Lima including the Convent of Santo Domingo. Afterwards, a visit to a private hacienda showcases regional traditions.

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. Travel to Chinchero, a small Andean village in the heart of the Sacred Valley. Later, after enjoying your Signature Experience, 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

Be dazzled by the sight of the Maras salt mines, where thousands of salt pools spill over the side of a steep terraced slope.


Today, enjoy your Signature Experience at the Maras salt mines. Following this, travel to the Moray archaeological site to explore the Inca ruins. Then savour a delicious lunch with views of the surrounding Andes mountains

Daily :
  • 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.


On arrival at the ruins of the lost city of Machu Pichu, set off on a guided tour of the ancient Inca citadel.

Stay: Machu Picchu, Sumaq Hotel

Daily :
  • 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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

For lunch, perhaps 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 Plaza de Armas, as well as the sacred sites of Koricancha and Cusco Cathedral. Select where to dine 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

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, go on 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 visit La Recoleta Cemetery, where Eva Peron ‘Evita’ is buried.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps head to the island town of Tigre and enjoy a cruise, 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.


Today you can select which Freedom of Choice activity you’d like to enjoy. This evening we all meet for a ship briefing and reception in anticipation of our exciting cruise ahead.

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  • 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

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast

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 for your Signature Experience. Later on, travel to the airport for your included flight to Buenos Aires. On arrival, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel.

Stay: Buenos Aires, Park Hyatt

Daily :
  • Breakfast

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Stay close to Iguazú Falls at the Belmond das Cataratas, the only hotel within Iguaçu National Park, Brazil.


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

Stay: Two Nights, Iguazú Falls, Hotel das Cataratas

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Feel the fresh spray of the thundering cascades of water at Iguazú Falls on a jet boat ride.


Today, get up close to Iguazú Falls on your Signature Experience.

Daily :
  • 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, Belmond Copacabana Palace

Daily :
  • Breakfast

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Cruise Guanabara Bay in a schooner boat, take a colonial walking tour, or visit the Santa Teresa arts district.


Today you can enjoy your Freedom of Choice activity in the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro.

Daily :
  • 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 barbecue.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

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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.

The Breathtaking Andes by Rail

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

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.

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