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Luxury

Patagonia to Rio de Janeiro with Antarctica Cruise

Santiago to Rio de Janeiro
26 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: ISAAP26
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Trip Highlights

Guided Zodiac Excursions

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

Iguassu From Any Angle

See the colossal waterfall from a helicopter flight, or get even closer to the thunderous cascades on a boat safari.

Gateway To The Glaciers

The starting point for your exploration of Patagonia's glaciers, El Calafate is nestled among beautiful surrounds.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Services of an APT Tour Director and Expedition Team
  • APT charter to the Antarctic Peninsula aboard Le Boréal
  • Freedom of Choice touring in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires
  • All flights within South America
  • Return airport transfers, porterage and tipping
  • A total of 56 meals

Map & Itinerary

South America Map ISAAP26 2020

Santiago 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

Arrive in Santiago and transfer to your hotel in the historic neighbourhood of Lastarria. Enjoy Welcome Drinks tonight.

Stay: Two Nights, The Singular Santiago

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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


Today, enjoy your Signature Experience.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Travel to Patagonia and stay in the historic pioneer town of Puerto Natales. Once a cold storage plant, your unique luxury hotel boasts unparalleled views.

Stay: Three Nights, Puerto Natales, The Singular Patagonia

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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


Discover the breathtaking landscapes of Torres del Paine National Park and treasure the personalised service of your hotel’s staff. Perhaps grab a gourmet picnic lunch and take a walk around the lake, embark on a private boat ride, hike into the surrounding mountains, go horse or bike riding. The snow-capped peaks, azure lakes and roaring rivers of the park will leave you speechless.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Spend another day exploring Patagonia and its surrounds with your private guide. Perhaps navigate through the mountain-fringed fjords, try fly fishing or watch Andean condors prey upon the guanacos (large llamas) in the mountains.

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  • Lunch
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This morning leave Chile behind as you cross the border into Argentina arriving at El Calafate. Resting on the shores of Lake Argentino, El Calafate is known as the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park.

Stay: Two Nights, El Calafate, Xelena Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a full day to explore Perito Moreno Glacier ice field from its many viewing platforms.


Today, enjoy your Signature Experience, as well as a boat cruise on the glacial lagoon.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Fly to Ushuaia to board your Antarctic Peninsula cruise.

Stay: 10 Nights, Le Boréal

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  • Dinner

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.

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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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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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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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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

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Continue to explore the wonders of the Antarctic Peninsula.

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

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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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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

Tour Tierra del Fuego National Park.


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

Stay: Three Nights, Buenos Aires, Park Hyatt

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  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy dinner and an exciting tango show.


Enjoy a tour of Buenos Aires and visit the city’s oldest and most colourful barrios.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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’.


Today, enjoy your Freedom of Choice Sightseeing inclusions.

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  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

For two nights, enjoy your hotel’s unrivalled location within Iguazú National Park.


Fly to the Argentinian side of Iguazú Falls, before continuing on to the Brazilian side.

Stay: Two Nights, Iguazú Falls, Hotel das Cataratas

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Get up close to the thundering falls on a thrilling Jet Boat Safari.


This afternoon, walk to a viewing platform for a panoramic view of the falls.

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  • Breakfast

See the range of native South American birds at Parque das Aves Bird Park then fly to Rio de Janeiro. Settle into your hotel, located on the famous Copacabana Beach.

Stay: Three Nights, Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana Palace

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  • Breakfast
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Witness the beauty of Guanabara Bay on a schooner boat cruise or 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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Travel to Corcovado to see the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. One of the New Seven Wonders of the World, visit the statue and travel to the platform at its peak for stunning views across the city. At sunset, ride a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain for more spectacular views, before heading to a local restaurant for Brazil’s famously delicious barbecue. `

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After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Travel & Accommodation

Luxury small ship Le Boreal cruising antarctica
Luxury Antarctica Cruise

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

View Our Fleet
The Singular Patagonia

Set amid Patagonia's natural beauty, The Singular is an ideal base from which to explore Torres del Paine National Park.

Enjoy A Brazilian Barbeque

While in Rio De Janeiro try a delicious Brazilian barbeque of smoked and barbecued meats & a variety of grilled vegetables.

As a family-owned company with origins that date back to 1927, we know how to make a great holiday extraordinary