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Luxury

Best of South America with Galápagos & Amazon Cruise

Santiago to Lima
28 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: ISGD28
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  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Amazon Rainforest Cruise

All aboard the luxurious Delfin III as you follow parrots and piranhas along the placid waters of the Amazon.

Iguazú From Any Angle

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

Explore Machu Picchu

Magical and mysterious, enjoy plenty of time to witness one of the planet's most amazing archaeological sites.

Your Vacation Includes

  • All flights within South America
  • Services of an APT Tour Director
  • Sightseeing in 10 locations
  • Four-night Galápagos Islands cruise on board M/C Endemic
  • Three-night Amazon cruise on board Delfin III
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in four locations
  • All transfers, tipping and porterage
  • Finest dining - a total of 55 meals

Map & Itinerary

South America Map ISGD28 2020

Santiago to Lima

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

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest

Arrive in Santiago, Chile’s capital. This afternoon, take the opportunity to explore this cosmopolitan city and its landmarks on a guided tour. Then gather together with your fellow travellers to enjoy a Welcome Reception.

Stay: Two Nights, The Singular Santiago

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Travel to the seaside city of Valparaíso for a tour of the Historic Quarter and a funicular ride, followed by lunch.


Today, enjoy your Signature Experience.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Discover the passion of the national dance with a private tango lesson, then indulge in a delicious selection of tapas.


Fly to Buenos Aires, where you’ll stay in the fashionable Recoleta district.

Stay: Three Nights, Buenos Aires, Alvear Palace Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Take a tour of Buenos Aires and explore the barrio of La Boca. Continue past the parks and tree-lined streets of Palermo and see La Recoleta Cemetery.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps travel to the island town of Tigre and enjoy a cruise over the waterways of the Paraná Delta. You may like to explore the Parisian influence on the city during a walking tour. Alternatively, head to Teatro Colón, one of the finest opera houses in the world.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Enjoy a visit to a parrillas (Argentine steakhouse) or enjoy dinner and tango show.


Today in Buenos Aires, enjoy a choice of sightseeing and dining options.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Fly to Iguazú Falls. Spend time in World Heritage-listed Iguazú National Park and ride the Rainforest Ecological Train to a series of walkways and viewing points leading to Devils Throat.

Stay: Two Nights, Iguazú Falls, Hotel das Cataratas

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Step aboard a jet boat ride safari and take in the breathtaking spectacle from beneath the thundering cascades. Alternatively, take an awe-inspiring helicopter ride over the falls.


At Iguazú Falls, enjoy your Freedom of Choice Sightseeing inclusions.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Today, visit Parque das Aves Bird Park, just outside the national park where you will have the chance to see exotic birds such as the toucan. Fly to spectacular Rio de Janeiro, lapped by a deep blue ocean and flanked by mountains and lush rainforest.

Stay: Three Nights, Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana Palace

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Today, make your way to Corcovado, the mountain famous for its iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Visit the statue and travel to the platform at its peak for stunning views over the picturesque bay and beaches. This evening, dine on a sumptuous Brazilian BBQ.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Take a colonial walking tour of the city or perhaps board a schooner boat for a cruise on Guanabara Bay.


Enjoy your Freedom of Choice Sightseeing options today.

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  • Breakfast

From Rio de Janeiro, board your included flight to the Peruvian capital, Lima.

Stay: Two Nights, Country Club Lima Hotel

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  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

A visit to a private hacienda showcases regional traditions. Arrive to the upbeat rhythms of live music and dance, before enjoying a delicious lunch and watching a Peruvian Paso horse show.


Explore the World Heritage-listed Historic Centre of Lima on a guided tour.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

During a weaving demonstration, learn how these colourful materials of South America are created.


Board your included flight to Cusco. On arrival, travel to Chinchero, a small Andean village in the Sacred Valley.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

See the glistening salt pools spill over the terraced slopes at the Maras salt mine.


Travel to the Moray terraces and enjoy lunch overlooking the Andean mountains.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy lunch on board the Inca Rail train in first class and travel through lush forest to Machu Picchu.


Travel to Machu Picchu and explore the area on a guided tour.

Stay: Machu Picchu, Sumaq Hotel

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Board your train for the return trip to the Sacred Valley, before transferring to Cusco.

Stay: Two Nights, Cusco, JW Marriott Hotel

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  • Breakfast

A walking tour of Cusco will take you to the square in the city’s historic heart, the Plaza de Armas, as well as the sacred sites of Koricancha and Cusco Cathedral. For lunch, you may choose from Barrio Ceviche or enjoy a fine dining experience at MAP Café.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Fly via Lima to Guayaquil, gateway city to the Galápagos Islands.

Stay: Guayaquil Hilton

Daily :
  • Breakfast
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Embark M/C Endemic, a luxury catamaran, to explore the incredible Galápagos Islands.


Fly to Baltra Island, then board the M/C Endemic, bound for Santa Cruz island, where you will see the local wildlife, including land iguanas.

Stay: Four Nights, M/C Endemic

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today, our Zodiac takes us near Kicker Rock, which is close to San Cristóbal Island and home to many seabirds. Head to Lobos Island and take the opportunity to snorkel or kayak among the island’s playful sea lions.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Cruise to Española Island, its tranquil bay providing a beautiful backdrop. Here, you may meet the resident sea lions and marine iguanas and snorkel with colourful parrot fish. This afternoon, encounter the local birdlife, including blue-footed boobies.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

On Santa Fé island, a trail leads to the tallest Opuntia cactus in the Galápagos. In the afternoon, visit a tortoise breeding station.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

You will make your way to Baltra Island airport this morning for your return flight to Guayaquil. This evening, dinner is included.

Stay: Guayaquil, Hilton

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning, board your return flight to Lima, in preparation for your Amazon cruise.

Stay: Lima, Country Club Lima Hotel

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Fly to Iquitos, located on the Amazon and transfer to your river ship. Here, you will have the opportunity to go fishing for piranhas as you explore the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve. Each day activities will start off in the skiff boats, exploring the hidden corners of the river with your naturalist guide, birdwatching or heading out on trail walks. This evening, listen to the rhythmic sounds of the jungle as you settle in.

Stay: Three Nights, Delfin III

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today spend the morning and afternoon exploring by boat. Discover the scenery of Clavero Lake, then take the opportunity to head deep into the rainforest to discover the astounding diversity of flora and fauna native to the region.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Watch for wildlife in the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, home to hundreds of bird, mammal, reptile, amphibian, and fish species. Cruise El Dorado River and see grey and pink river dolphins. As you cruise, watch for Scarlet Macaws, Amazonian Parrotlets, iguanas and squirrel monkeys.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark your cruise and transfer to Iquitos. On the way, visit the Manatee Animal Rescue Centre. Fly to Lima for your onward flight home.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Exceptional Accommodation

From Tambo del Inka in the Sacred Valley to the Country Club Lima Hotel, stay in the most desirable of locations.

Galápagos Cruise

Embark the luxurious Endemic catamaran for a four-night Galápagos cruise.

Enjoy A Brazilian Barbeque

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

It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.