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Luxury

Best of South America with Patagonia & Chilean Fjords Cruise

Lima to Rio de Janeiro
29 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: NOBILR29
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Torres Del Paine

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

Magical Machu Picchu

Enjoy a guided tour of the incredible ruins of World Heritage-listed Machu Picchu.

Incredible Iguassu Falls

Ride the Rainforest Ecological Train to a series of walkways and viewing points inside Iguassu National Park.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 20 destinations
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions in four locations
  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 61 meals
  • A wide range of onboard beverages
  • Expert APT expedition leader and team
  • Return airport transfers, porterage and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Best of South America with Patagonia & Chilean Fjords Cruise NOBILR29 2020 Map
Lima 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

We meet you on arrival in Lima and transfer you to your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights, Lima, Country Club or similar

Signature Experience

Arrive at a private hacienda for Peruvian live music and dance.


This morning, explore the World Heritage-listed Historic Centre of Lima. Here, you'll see the Convent of Santo Domingo, as well as a mix of bright colonial facades and Inca temples among a cluster of high rises. Later, enjoy your first Signature Experience of the trip. Feast on a local lunch before a Peruvian Paso horse show, where you will witness the elegant rhythms of the horses' four-beat gait, which is unique to this breed of horse.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Signature Experience

In the small Andean village of Sacred Valley, see a demonstration of South American weaving. This taste of traditional culture is sure to be a highlight on your trip.


Fly to Cusco, where a coach whisks you to Chinchero in the Sacred Valley. Enjoy a Signature Experience.

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

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Signature Experience

Discover the Maras salt mines, a cluster of salt pans along the slope of a mountainside, once used by the Incas.


Head to the round terraced fields of Moray archaeological site, believed to have been used by the Incas as an agriculture research station. Take lunch with a view overlooking the Andes Mountains before your Signature Experience.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Signature Experience

The Inca Rail awaits to take you to Machu Picchu.


It's time to tick off that bucket list destination today at Machu Picchu. Take a guided tour of this ancient 15th-century Inca citadel, only discovered by the outside world in 1911.

Stay: Machu Picchu, Sumaq Hotel or similar

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The Mapi train returns you to the Sacred Valley, where a coach awaits to take you to Cusco.

Stay: Two Nights, Cusco, JW Marriott Hotel or similar

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

For Peruvian flavours, dine at Barrio Ceviche. Or, have lunch at the MAP Cafe.


Take a guided-walking tour of Cusco. See the Plaza de Armas, Koricancha and Cusco Cathedral. Afterwards, choose where you’d like to dine.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

It's a new day, and we've got our sights set on Chile. In Santiago, the afternoon is all yours.

Stay: Two Nights, Santiago, Mandarin Oriental Hotel or similar

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Signature Experience

Take a tour of the Historic Quarter which includes a funicular ride with sweeping views over the city's colourful buildings.


In the seaside city of Valparaíso, take in a Signature Experience.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Fly to Puerto Montt today, where your expedition ship awaits to take you through Patagonia and the fjords of Chile.

Stay: 11 Nights, MS Island Sky

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Aerial view of Island Sky Ship from front and side

Puerto Montt, gateway to Chile's lakes district, is the last main town in the region. Today, your sights will be set on the surrounding countryside. Head out of the city to Vicente Perez Rosales National Park to see its three snow-capped volcanoes. At the Petrohué River, watch rapids crashing through lava channels creating a series of thundering waterfalls. Return to the ship via Puerto Varas, perched on the shores of Llanquihue Lake with a backdrop of the Osorno volcano.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Having cruised through the night, you'll open your curtains to Chiloé Island's colourfully painted palafitos, or stilt houses, cheerfully crammed together at the water's edge. Your foray ashore today takes you through dense forest, which covers much of the island, to Castro, one of the oldest towns in the Americas. Here, you will see the colourful stilt houses up close, as well as the wooden cathedral of St Francis and the historic old quarter.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Signature Experience

This is what you've been waiting for. For the next seven days, you'll be cruising amid some of the country's most amazing landscapes in the Chilean Fjords, Punta Arenas & Torres Del Paine National Park.


The exact route will be managed by your captain and expedition leader, and is largely dictated by weather and ocean conditions. The route will take in many mountains, glaciers, fjords, islands, lakes and waterfalls, with many shore landings made possible thanks to the fleet of Zodiac vessels on board.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

You'll soon be nearing the southernmost tip of South America and indeed the planet. Today, your ship will make its way through the Beagle Channel and around Cape Horn, one of the best-known maritime landmarks in the world. Magellan was the first European visitor here in 1530 and prior to the opening of the Panama Canal it was an important staging post. Weather permitting, you'll use Zodiacs to land on the cape itself and enjoy a walk to the monument. Later in the day, cruise back through the Beagle Channel. Here the mountains, still partly unmapped, drop as sheer, densely wooded cliffs into the channel and six glaciers flow from 2,500-metre Mt Darwin into the sea. Keep watch for penguins, dolphins and South American sea lions in the channel.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Disembark in Ushuaia where we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires.

Stay: Three Nights, Buenos Aires, Park Hyatt or similar

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  • Breakfast

Signature Experience

Enjoy dinner and a colourful tango show tonight.


Take a tour of the city's oldest barrio. Explore the colourful houses of La Boca, wander the tree-lined streets of Palermo and stroll through La Recoleta Cemetery. Tonight, enjoy a Signature Experience.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Perhaps cruise the Paraná Delta at the island town of Tigre. Or, discover Parisian charm on walking tour. Lovers of music and architecture may prefer to visit Teatro Colón.


Discover Buenos Aires your way with a choice of sightseeing.

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  • Breakfast

Fly to the Argentinian side of Iguassu Falls. Here, ride the Rainforest Ecological Train to a series of walkways to view the falls. Get a close look at the thunderous Devil's Throat.

Stay: Two Nights, Iguassu Falls, Hotel das Cataratas or similar

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

You might join a Jet Boat Ride Safari along the cascades, or take a helicopter ride over the falls.


Head to the Brazilian side of the falls today. Walk between viewing platforms, discovering over 275 waterfalls. Choose how you’d like to spend the rest of your time here with your choice of sightseeing.

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  • Breakfast
Huge and lush waterfalls of Isuassu Falls, Brazil

At Parque das Aves, see native South American birds of every colour, from rainbow parakeets, to orange-beaked toucans and fuchsia flamingoes. Later, fly to samba-shaking Rio de Janeiro.

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Head to Corcovado where the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue stands looking over the city. At sunset, ride a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain for panoramic views. Dinner is a local Brazilian barbecue.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

You might like to explore Guanabara Bay on a schooner boat cruise. Or, join a colonial walking tour around the city.


This morning, choose how you’d like to experience Rio de Janeiro with your choice of sightseeing.

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  • Breakfast

After breakfast be transferred to the airport.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Ship moving through the water with land in the distance

MS Island Sky

Aboard your intimate vessel, go where the larger ships can't reach, where the potential for real adventure arises.

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Your Expedition Team

Made up of experts from historians to naturalists, your expedition leader and team play a key role on every expedition.

All Inclusive Experience

Our prices cover everything as detailed, including transfers, port charges, gratuities, meals and sightseeing.

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