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Luxury

Antarctica with South America & Galápagos Islands

Guayaquil to Rio de Janeiro
33 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: ISAAG33
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

The Ultimate Wildlife Wonder

Home to thousands of animal and marine species, the Galapagos Islands is a definite must-see destination.

Guided Zodiac Excursions

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

Maras Salt Mines

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

Your Vacation Includes

  • All flights within South America
  • APT’s Freedom of Choice Inclusions in 3 locations
  • 22 nights in premium accommodation
  • 10 nights APT charter Le Soléal
  • Services of an APT Tour Director and Expedition Team
  • Luxury dining - a total of 72 meals
  • All beverages on board cruise
  • Transfers, tipping, porterage and port charges

Map & Itinerary

Antarctica Map ISAAG33 2020 21
Guayaquil 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

Upon arrival in Guayaquil, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Stay: Guayaquil Hilton

Fly to Baltra Island and take a small ferry ride across the channel to Santa Cruz Island. From here, transfer to Finch Bay Hotel, your home for the next four nights. Explore the Galápagos Islands National Park aboard the hotel’s private yacht and embark on excursions to discover the hidden coves and see the giant turtles. Kayaks and snorkelling equipment are also included.

Stay: Four Nights, Santa Cruz Island, Finch Bay Hotel

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As part of a small group of only 20 guests, explore the Galápagos Islands aboard the Sea Lion Yacht with four crew members, and a delicious buffet lunch. Your yacht offers day trips to some of the various islands within the national park including the wildlife-rich North Seymour, iconic Bartolomé, the wild and rugged South Plaza, and the beautiful Santa Fé. Enjoy a relaxed evening at your hotel tonight.

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Today, take your choice of day exploration tours. Explore the Galápagos Highlands and see giant tortoises and visit Tortuga Bay. Continue to the Charles Darwin Research Centre, now an interpretation centre with a turtle breeding program. You may also like to relax on the pristine beaches at your resort, or explore by kayak and encounter the playful seals that frequent these waters.

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Tortoise with huge shell

Enjoy another day exploring the islands by yacht, getting up close to the wonderful wildlife that call this region home.

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This morning make your way to Baltra Island airport for your return flight to Guayaquil. Enjoy a city tour before dinner this evening.

Stay: Guayaquil Hilton

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Transfer to Guayaquil airport for your flight to Lima. On arrival, discover the World Heritage-listed Historic Centre of Lima.

Stay: Two Nights, Lima, Country Club

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  • Lunch

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Be immersed in the upbeat rhythms of live music and dance, before enjoying lunch and a Peruvian Paso horse show.


Today, a visit to a private hacienda will showcase regional traditions. Enjoy your Signature Experience.

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  • 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 by coach to the Sacred Valley, home to incredible Inca sites and small colonial towns.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Witness the dazzling sight of the Maras salt mines.


After your Signature Experience, travel to the Moray archaeological site. Enjoy lunch with views of the Andes mountains and valleys.

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  • Lunch

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Board the Inca rail and 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

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  • Lunch
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Board your train for your return trip to Sacred Valley. Continue by coach to Cusco. On arrival, check in to your hotel, absorbing its Spanish colonial charm.

Stay: Two Nights, Cusco, JW Marriott Hotel

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

For lunch, perhaps head to Barrio Ceviche for a taste of local Peruvian dishes. Alternatively, choose from an eclectic menu at the 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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  • Lunch
View under an arch looking towards an ornate building, Cusco

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

Stay: Three Nights, Buenos Aires, Park Hyatt

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  • Breakfast
Coloured houses in Buenos Airies, Argentina

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

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 the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires. This evening there are four Freedom of Choice dining options.

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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


The choice is yours today with a selection of activities on offer. This evening we all meet for a ship briefing and reception in anticipation of our exciting cruise ahead.

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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.

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

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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


Today, disembark your ship in Ushuaia for you Signature Experience. Later fly to Buenos Aires. On arrival, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel.

Stay: Buenos Aires, Park Hyatt Hotel

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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


Fly to the Argentinian side of Iguazú Falls. Upon arrival, you will ride the Rainforest Ecological Train to a series of walkways and viewing points, including one that takes you right to the thunderous Devil’s Throat. Continue to the Brazilian side of the falls to the Hotel das Cataratas.

Stay: Two Nights, Iguazú Falls, Hotel das Cataratas

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View up towards huge waterfalls and lush green shrubs, Brazil

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Get a closer view of Iguazú Falls on an exhilarating jet boat ride.


Begin your day getting up nice and close to Iguazú Falls on your Signature Experience. Then in the afternoon, spend some time enjoying the panoramic view of the falls with a leisurely walk between each of the viewing platforms. Spanning an area 2.7 kilometres wide, Iguazú Falls is made up of roughly 275 incredible waterfalls waiting to be explored.

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See colourful native South American birds at Parque das Aves Bird Park, then fly to Rio de Janeiro. On arrival, you’ll be transferred to your hotel located on the famous Copacabana Beach.

Stay: Three Nights, Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana Palace

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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


This morning, enjoy your selected sightseeing activity in the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro.

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Today you will travel to Corcovado mountain to see the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. As you visit one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, look out to simply stunning views across the city. Later as the sun sets, set off on a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain for panoramic views of this spectacular city. Afterwards, you will head to a local restaurant for Brazil’s famously delicious barbecue.

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After breakfast this morning your unforgettable tour of South America concludes with a transfer to the airport.

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Travel & Accommodation

Finch Bay Hotel

Savour the seclusion and natural setting of the award-winning Finch Bay Hotel, on the shore of Santa Cruz island.

The Breathtaking Andes by Rail

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

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