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Natural Wonders of Galápagos and Patagonia with Brazil

Guayaquil to Rio De Janeiro
24 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: ISGP24
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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

In Rhythm With Buenos Aires

Grab a partner and perfect your footwork learning to dance the tango - an experience rewarded with a tapas feast

Views Over Rio de Janeiro

Ride the cable car to Sugarloaf Mountain for stunning sunset views over Rio de Janeiro

Your Vacation Includes

  • All flights within South America
  • Services of an APT Tour Director
  • Sightseeing in eight destinations
  • Stay four nights on Galápagos Islands at Finch Bay Hotel
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in three locations
  • All transfers, tipping and porterage
  • Finest dining - a total of 46 meals

Map & Itinerary

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South America Map ISGP24 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™ - 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

Your journey begins today upon arrival in Guayaquil, the gateway city to the Galápagos Islands. Be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Stay: Guayaquil Hilton

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Today, check into Finch Bay Hotel for four nights on the Galápagos Islands.


This morning, fly to Baltra Island. Take a short ferry ride across the channel to Santa Cruz Island. Afterwards, check into Finch Bay Galápagos Hotel. During your time here, you will explore the incredible Galápagos Islands National Park aboard the hotel’s private yacht. Take advantage of the included kayaks and snorkeling equipment to explore the many hidden coves and beaches nearby.

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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Enjoy a day exploring the Galápagos Islands with a small group of 20 guests, aboard the Sea Lion Yacht with naturalist guides, before savouring a delicious buffet lunch. Your yacht offers day trips to different sites within the National Park which may include the wildlife-rich North Seymour, iconic Bartolome, the wild and rugged South Plaza, and the beautiful Santa Fe. This evening, enjoy dinner at the Finch Bay Hotel.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today, explore the Galápagos Highlands to see the giant tortoises wallowing in muddy banks or small ponds. On the return to Puerto Ayora, visit one of the island’s lava tunnels. Perhaps visit Tortuga Bay a stunning white sand beach where turtles seasonally lay their eggs or kayak along the shore line encountering the playful seals that frequent these waters.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Enjoy another day exploring the unique Galápagos Islands by yacht, getting up close to the incredible creatures that call this region home. Each island boasts its own unique landscape, ranging from barren black, volcanic rocks to white sand beaches melting into gemstone-blue waters.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning, 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: Singular Santiago

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  • Breakfast

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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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Travel to the seaside city of Valparaíso for a tour of the Historic Quarter and a funicular ride, and treasure views of the colourful buildings around the bay.


Take a tour of Valparaíso, followed by lunch.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Today marks the beginning of a true highlight on your South America journey. After breakfast, 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, Singular Patagonia

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Discover the landscapes of Patagonia including Torres del Paine National Park over three unforgettable days and nights.


Each day, friendly and experienced local guides will tailor an excursion to suit your interests and fitness level. Activities include walks and trekking with gourmet picnic lunches in remote areas, private boat rides, bike rides and cave excursions. No matter your choice, the snow-capped peaks, azure lakes, roaring rivers and resplendent glaciers of this national park will leave you speechless.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today you’ll spend another day exploring Patagonia with your private guide. Perhaps navigate through the mountain-fringed fjords, try fly fishing or watch Andean Condors prey over the guanacos (large llamas) in the mountains.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Leave Chile behind today as you cross 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

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a full day to take in the impressive Perito Moreno Glacier with your local guide.


Stop near the glacier field and explore the many viewing areas. This towering glacier unlike many others, is still moving, where you get to hear the phenomenon known as white lightning. This incredible sound occurs when the ice breaks, creating a sharp crack in the air and roar when it falls. Here, feel incredibly close as you view the glacier from the many different platforms at the catwalks. Afterwards, enjoy a peaceful boat cruise around the base of the glacier, perfectly skirted by the glorious Patagonian scenery of forest and mountains.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
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.


Take a journey into the Patagonian countryside.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

At your hotel, discover the passion of the national dance as you take a private tango lesson, before indulging in a delicious selection of tapas.


Today you will fly to Buenos Aires.

Stay: Three Nights: Buenos Aires, Alvear Hotel or similar

Daily :
  • Breakfast
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining

Tonight, enjoy a visit to a parrillas (Argentine steakhouse) or enjoy dinner and an intimate 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.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

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


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

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  • Breakfast

Today, fly to Iguazú Falls, an impressive system of waterfalls that straddles the border of Argentina and Brazil. Upon arrival, you will spend time in Iguazú National Park on the Argentinian side of the falls. After, ride the Rainforest Ecological Train through the forest to a series of walkways and viewing points including the Devil’s Throat. Continue to the Brazilian side to the Hotel das Cataratas.

Stay: Two Nights: Iguazú Falls, Hotel das Cataratas

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

Today, you’ll get up close to the roaring cascades on a Jet Boat Ride Safari or take an aerial view over the falls with a helicopter ride.


Today, enjoy 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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  • Breakfast

Fly to Rio de Janeiro, one of the world’s most spectacular cities, which is lapped by a deep blue ocean and flanked by mountains and lush rainforest. 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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  • Breakfast
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

This morning, enjoy your selected sightseeing activity. You may wish to enjoy a boat trip on the bay; or perhaps join a walking tour of the city’s fascinating historical sights, where the legends woven through the narrow streets are brought to life on an enthralling discovery.


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

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  • Breakfast

Today is sure to be a highlight as you make your way to Corcovado, the mountain famous for its iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. 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 return to ground level and head to a local restaurant for your farewell dinner, for Brazil’s famously delicious barbecue.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

A Taste of South America

Zesty caipirinhas, juicy steaks and fine Peruvian chocolate - you'll be tantalised by the region's favourite dishes

Stay Amid a Natural Wonderland

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

Stay At Copacabana Palace

Settle in for three nights in Rio De Janeiro at the grand Copacabana Palace, ideally placed on the world famous Copacabana Beach

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.