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Luxury

Patagonia to Rio with Antarctica Cruise

Santiago to Rio de Janeiro
28 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: ISAAP28
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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
  • All-inclusive sightseeing in Chile, Argentina and Brazil
  • APT charter to the Antarctic Peninsula aboard Le Lyrial
  • Finest dining - a total of 60 meals
  • All flights within South America
  • Return airport transfers, porterage and tipping

Map & Itinerary

South America Map ISAAP28 2019

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: Three Nights, The Singular Santiago

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

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

Stay: Three Nights, Puerta 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 while treasuring the personalised service offer by your hotel. Perhaps grab a gourmet picnic lunch and take a walk around the lake, embark on a private boat ride, a trek into the surrounding mountains, go horse or bike riding.

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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.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

This morning leave Chile behind as you cross the border into Argentina arriving at 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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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a full day to explore Perito Moreno Glacier glacier field and explore the many viewing areas.


Enjoy a boat cruise on the glacial lagoon.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

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


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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Fly to Ushuaia to board your Antarctic Peninsula cruise.

Stay: Ten Nights, Le Lyrial

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  • Dinner

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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  • 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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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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  • Lunch
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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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  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Embark on a tour to Tierra del Fuego National Park.


Disembark your ship in Ushuaia. Continue to the airport for your included flight to Buenos Aires.

Stay: Three Nights, Buenos Aires, Park Hyatt

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  • Breakfast

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

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  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Today you can 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’. Perhaps you would prefer to learn more about the game of polo and attend a professional live polo match


Select from a range of activities today.

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  • Breakfast

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

Stay: Iguazú Falls, Hotel das Cataratas

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  • 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. `

Stay: Three Night Stay: Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana Palace

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FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Today, you can choose your activity. Set out on a colonial walking tour for the historical sights of the city or perhaps board a schooner boat for a cruise on Guanabara Bay.


Today in Rio de Janeiro, enjoy a choice of sightseeing options.

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Travel to Corcovado to see Christ the Redeemer. At sunset, ride a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain before heading to a local restaurant for Brazilian barbecue.

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After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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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.

View Our Fleet
Enjoy A Brazilian Barbeque

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

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