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South America and Antarctica

Journey through South America’s amazing landscapes such as Machu Picchu and iconic cities like Buenos Aires before boarding your expedition ship for once-in-a-lifetime cruises to the Amazon and the Galapogas Islands. Venture along lush river banks and jagged coastlines to encounter the distinctive flora and fauna found in these regions.

APT 2021 Map South America

          Antarctica Cruising

Armed with a team of expedition experts, discover Antarctica in depth. Aboard Zodiacs, explore distant glaciers and frigid waters strewn with icebergs, while looking out for Antarctica’s unique wildlife. 

Zodiac approaching iceberg, Antarctica


Experience fascinating wildlife, thrilling Zodiac rides and unparalleled scenery on an Antarctica Cruise. Wake up to a world of white that floats on a deep blue sea, where vast colonies of sea birds, penguins and seals beckon you to explore.
Brightly coloured buildings in Buenos Aires, Argentina


Buenos Aires' rich European charm might surprise you at first. You would be forgiven for thinking you are in Madrid as you explore the Argentinean capital. With a trip to the wilds of Iguassu Falls, you discover this is South America.
Aerial view of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Step into a world where fiery passion, intense flavours and movement form the essence of life. Home to Rio de Janerio, Copacabana Beach, Christ the Redeemer and the Iguassu Falls, Brazil is a country blessed with rich natural and cultural wonders.
Santiago city centre at night well lit.


Wedged between the Andes Mountain range and the harsh Pacific Ocean, Chile holds many natural and cultural treasures. Explore the coastal town of Valparaiso, the Atacama Desert and the fascinating city of Santiago. 
a single iguana and some birds standing together on some rocks, Equador

Galapagos Islands and Ecuador

Ecuador's Galapagos Islands are a place like no other. A pivotal stop on Charles Darwin's historic voyage around the world, there is something profound about the natural beauty and uniqueness of this archipelago.

Peruvian woman walking in Sacred Valeey, Peru


Home to Incas, Peru is truly a captivating place. In Cusco walk among the descendants of one of the world's great ancient empires and marvel at the tangible history of this proud civilisations as you wander through the ruins of Machu Picchu.

South American Tailor Made Journeys

Everyone has personal interests that contribute to their ideal holiday. No matter how you like to travel, Tailor Made Journeys have you covered – just let us know what your dream South American holiday looks like and APT can take care of the rest, delivering an unforgettable holiday of the highest standard that APT is famous for.


Aerial view over Amazon River winding through thick green rainforest in Brazil.

Your Unforgettable Journey

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MV Ocean Victory

The newly-launched MV Ocean Victory heads to the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands for nine magical nights.
Remote station on a rocky cliff edge, Antarctica

Explore the Peninsula

Visit a research station site on the Antarctic Peninsula.
Remote snow covered view of Antarctica

Visit Iconic Sites

Explore a historic whaling station on Deception Island and perhaps take a polar swim in its geothermal waters.

Travel Styles

We understand that one type of holiday does not fit all, so we’ve created a range of travel styles. Some cover the must-see sights. Some go more in-depth. And sometimes we mix two styles into the one journey. We often offer multiple travel styles in the one destination, ensuring your experience suits your interests, as well as your fitness level.

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Explore South America and Antarctica

Delve into the vibrant cities, the ancient architecture, the rugged nature and spectacular wildlife, all offered by this continent.

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All-Inclusive Luxury

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Luxury Service

Outstanding service is a hallmark of every APT journey. You can make every holiday moment count, knowing we’ve taken care of everything.
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APT Concierge App

With our personal APT Concierge app, exclusive to APT guests, you’ll feel like a local wherever you are with interactive maps, real-time updates and more.
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APT Club

Book your first adventure with us and become an APT Club member. This means exclusive privileges, priority treatment and a whole range of extras.
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Explore More

Bridge lit up at twilight with buildings all along the river banks


When in Europe, cruise rivers, glide through landscapes by rail or coach, or get immersed in art, culture, food and history in countless amazing cities.
A silhouette of a big male white lion walking across the savannah at sunset, Africa.


Africa, rugged and wild. There is nowhere else on Earth quite like it.
Walking trail around the great monolith Ayers Rock


Boasting lush rainforests, arid deserts, stunning coastlines, buzzing cities, charming towns and a rich Indigenous culture, Australia is a wonder of contrasts bursting with diverse highlights just waiting to be explored. Experience its greatest icons and destinations your way with APT’s broad range of incredible holidays.