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Luxury

Galápagos, Patagonia and Brazil with Antarctica

Guayaquil to Rio de Janeiro
34 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: ISAAGP34
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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 through deep blue waters filled with spectacular icebergs to get up close to the wildlife

Torres Del Paine

Board Zodiacs to explore soaring mountains, golden plains and glistening ice fields in Torres del Paine National Park

Your Vacation Includes

  • Services of an APT Tour Director and Expedition Team
  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to 10 destinations
  • APT charter to the Antarctic Peninsula aboard Le Lyrial
  • Four nights at Finch Bay Eco Lodge, right in the middle of Galapagos Islands
  • Freedom of Choice Sightseeing inclusions in four locations
  • All flights within South America
  • Return airport transfers, porterage and tipping
  • A total of 75 meals

Map & Itinerary

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South America Map ISAAGP34 2019

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™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

Today your incredible journey begins upon arrival in Guayaquil, the gateway city to the Galápagos Islands. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Stay: Guayaquil Hilton

This morning, fly to Baltra Island, in the heart of the Galápagos Islands National Park. Take a short ferry ride across the channel to Santa Cruz Island and transfer to Finch Bay Galápagos Hotel – your home for the next four nights. During your time here, you will explore the incredible Galápagos Islands National Park aboard your hotel’s private yacht. You’ll discover the hidden coves and see the giant turtles, and you’ll also have the opportunity to take advantage of the included kayaks and snorkelling equipment to explore the many hidden coves and beaches nearby, getting up close to the region’s unique wildlife and stunning landscapes.

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

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Enjoy a full day exploring the fascinating Galápagos Islands aboard a private yacht. Be part of a small group of only 20 guests, aboard the hotel’s Sea Lion Yacht with four crew members, and a enjoy a delicious buffet lunch. Your yacht offers day trips to different sites within the National Park including the wildlife-rich North Seymour, iconic Bartolome, the wild and rugged South Plaza, and the beautiful Santa Fe. Tonight relax at Finch Bay Galápagos Hotel after dinner.

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Today take your choice of day exploration tours. Explore the Galápagos Highlands in search of giant tortoises, visit Tortuga Bay a stunning white sand beach where turtles seasonally lay their eggs. See the Charles Darwin Research Centre and learn about the turtle breeding program. Perhaps relax at a pristine beach, or explore by kayak, encountering the playful seals that frequent these waters.

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Enjoy another day exploring the unique Galápagos Islands by yacht, getting up close to the wonderful wildlife that call this region home. Perhaps spend the day at your resort, taking advantage of the relaxing beach-side atmosphere. Take a stroll to explore the nearby town of Puerto Ayora, or take to the water and snorkel at Las Grietas.

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This morning after breakfast, make your way to the airport on Baltra Island for your return flight to Guayaquil. Then later this evening, enjoy a dinner at your hotel.

Stay: Guayaquil Hilton

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Fly to the Chilean capital of Santiago, where you will stay at The Singular Santiago in the historic neighbourhood of Lastarria. Located in a valley surrounded by the snow-capped Andes, Santiago is a modern city that offers a beautiful backdrop.

Stay: Three Nights, The Singular Santiago

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Today embark on a tour of Santiago and board a gondola at Cerro San Cristóbal for spectacular views over the city.

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Travel to the colourful port city of Valparaíso for a visit to the World Heritage-listed Historic Quarter for lunch.

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Today marks the beginning of a true highlight on your South America journey. After breakfast this morning, you will set off for Patagonia in Chile, where you’ll stay in the historic pioneer town of Puerta Natales. Once a cold storage plant, your unique hotel boasts unparalleled views over the breathtaking Fjord of Last Hope. This evening, relax with your fellow travellers in anticipation for the incredible exploration to come.

Stay: Three Nights, Puerta Natales, The Singular Patagonia

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Each day, friendly and experienced local guides will tailor an excursion to suit your interests and fitness level.


Discover the breathtaking landscapes of Torres del Paine National Park and Patagonia over three unforgettable days and nights. Activities include unlimited walks and trekking with gourmet picnic lunches in remote areas, private boat rides, as well as horse and bike riding. No matter your choice, the snow-capped peaks, azure lakes, roaring rivers and resplendent glaciers of this stunning national park will leave you speechless.

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Spend another day exploring Patagonia with your private guide. Perhaps navigate through the mountain-fringed fjords, try fly fishing or watch Andean Condors.

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Leave Chile behind today as you cross the border into Argentina and onwards to El Calafate. On the shores of Lake Argentino, El Calafate is known as the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park.

Stay: Three Nights, El Calafate, Xelena Hotel

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a full day to explore Perito Moreno Glacier with your local guide. Stop near the glacier field and explore the many viewing areas.


At Perito Moreno Glacier, listen for the phenomenon known as white lightning. This incredible sound occurs when the ice breaks and falls, creating a sharp crack in the air. Then enjoy a boat cruise on the glacial lagoon.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

A visit to a local Estancia offers the perfect opportunity to get to know the daily life, routine and traditions of an authentic gaucho ranch in Patagonia.


This morning take a journey into the Patagonian countryside

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Today fly to Ushuaia where you will board your small ship expedition cruise to the stunning Antarctic Peninsula.

Stay: Ten Nights, Le Lyrial

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Sail across the Drake Passage, where the Atlantic and Pacific oceans meet between Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands. To cross the Drake Passage, making your way ever closer to the White Continent, is to achieve one of the great travel milestones. During this time, you’ll learn all about the adventures ahead as you participate in a range of 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.

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Utilising the knowledge of your Expedition Team, 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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For the next seven days, 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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These chilly waters are often frequented by hunting orcas and the breaching forms of humpback and minke whales, so be sure to keep an eye out.

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Although landing sites will vary depending on conditions, the route will feature the most scenic bays and channels, including the stunning Lemeire Channel and Neko Bay.

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Head to the shores of Deception Island, an active volcano surrounded by distinctive black sand. Once an old whaling station, you will see giant barrels and bleached whale bones here as well as impressive elephant seals lounging along the shore.

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You may even get the chance to stop at Port Lockroy, a scientific base currently studying gentoo penguins. Here, you can send a postcard with a rare Antarctic stamp.

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The adventure, and the wildlife spotting, continues as you bid farewell to the beautiful waters surrounding the Antarctic Peninsula and return across the Drake Passage back towards the bustling Argentinian city of Ushuaia. Along the way, be sure to keep a keen eye out for the wildlife, including the many whales, dolphins, giant petrels and albatross that frequent these waters.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Travel to Tierra Fuego and take a tour to admire its mountainous landscapes, lagoons, and rivers.


Today you will disembark your ship. You will then head to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires.

Stay: Three Nights, Buenos Aires, Park Hyatt

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

This evening, enjoy a tango lesson, delicious dinner and exciting tango show.


Enjoy a tour of Buenos Aires before visiting the city’s oldest barrio. Explore La Boca’s colourful houses and picturesque pedestrian street, Caminito; drive along one of the widest avenues in the world, Avenida 9 de Julio; pass the parks, gardens and tree-lined streets of Palermo; and visit La Recoleta Cemetery. Later, enjoy a tango lesson, delicious dinner and exciting tango show.

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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, or take a behind the scenes soccer tour that celebrates ‘fútbol’, the national sport of Argentina. Perhaps you would prefer to learn more about the game of polo and attend a live polo match.


After breakfast, embark on your chosen activity.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Stay within Brazil’s Iguazú National Park. Over two nights, enjoy its unrivalled location.


Depart your hotel and fly to the Argentinian side of Iguazú Falls. Upon arrival, you will ride the Rainforest Ecological Train through the forest to a series of walkways and viewing points. Perhaps the most spectacular lookout takes you right up to the thunderous Devil’s Throat. After some time here, 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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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Today you’ll get up close to the roaring cascades on a Jet Boat Ride Safari.


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 to explore.

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Fly to Rio de Janeiro, one of the world’s most spectacular cities. 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

You may wish to embark on a tour through the local favelas, which offers some of the most colours and culture of Rio. Alternatively enjoy a boat trip on the bay; or perhaps join a tour of the city’s fascinating historical sights, 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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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

The Singular Patagonia

Once a cold storage plant, your unique luxury hotel boasts unparalleled views over the Fjord of Last Hope

Luxury small ship cruising off the coast of Antarctica
Luxury Antarctica Cruise

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

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Stay Amid a Natural Wonderland

In the heart of the Galápagos Islands, award-winning Finch Bay Lodge is perfectly positioned for discovery

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