Spirit of Peru with Antarctica Cruise

23 Day Guided Tour & Cruise from Buenos Aires to Cusco with APT

Read 3 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 23 Day Spirit of Peru with Antarctica Cruise. Discover the raw beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula on a luxury expedition cruise on Le Lyrial. On either end of your 10 night cruise explore vibrant Buenos Aires and enjoy three...read more

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1 Arrive Buenos Aires
On arrival in the Argentinian Capital, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. After settling in, enjoy Welcome Drinks. Stay Three Nights: Buenos Aires, Park Hyatt
2 Buenos Aires
Enjoy a tour of Buenos Aires today before visiting the city’s oldest barrio (district). Explore the barrio of La Boca, with its colourful houses, colonial architecture and picturesque pedestrian street, the 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. (B/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • At your hotel, discover the passion of the national dance as you take a tango lesson, before indulging in a delicious dinner and fiery tango performance.
3 Buenos Aires
Today, embark on your chosen activity. (B)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps head to the island town of Tigre and enjoy a cruise over the waterways of the Paraná Delta. Alternatively, explore the history of the city’s vibrant urban 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 game.
4 Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Embark Antarctica Cruise
Fly to Ushuaia, South America’s most southern city and transfer to your luxury expedition ship, Le Lyrial. This evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Dinner and cruise the Beagle Channel. Stay 10 Nights: Le Lyrial (B/D)
5 Drake Passage
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. (B/L/D)
6 Antarctic Peninsula
On arrival in Antarctica, your itinerary becomes flexible in order to maximise your discovery of this enchanting world of ice and water. (B/L/D)
7 Antarctic Peninsula
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. (B/L/D)
8 Antarctic Peninsula
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. (B/L/D)
9 Antarctic Peninsula
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. (B/L/D)
10 Antarctic Peninsula
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. (B/L/D)
11 Antarctic Peninsula
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. (B/L/D)
12 Antarctic Peninsula
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. (B/L/D)
13 Drake Passage
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. (B/L/D)
14 Disembark Ship, Ushuaia, Fly to Buenos Aires
Disembark your ship. Later, head to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Tonight stay in the fashionable Recoleta barrio (district) of Buenos Aires. Stay: Buenos Aires, Park Hyatt (B)

Signature Experiences:
  • Take a tour to Tierra del Fuego, South America’s most southern national park.
15 Buenos Aires, Lima
Today, fly to Lima, the starting point of your Peruvian discovery. Stay Two Nights: Lima, Hilton Miraflores (B)
16 Lima
Discover the World Heritage-listed Historic Centre of Lima. Here you’ll see one of the best preserved monasteries in the city, the Convent of Santo Domingo, and experience an artful combination of lively local culture and colonial monuments. (B/L)

Signature Experiences:
  • Spend a fun afternoon at a private hacienda. Arrive to live music and dance before enjoying lunch and a Peruvian Paso horse show.
17 Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley
Board a flight to Cusco, the historic capital of the ancient Inca Empire. On arrival, travel by coach to Chincheros, a small Andean village in heart of the Sacred Valley. To the locals of the Andean highlands in Peru, weaving is an important way for preserving ancient traditions. Later, settle in to your hotel overlooking a river in the Sacred Valley. Stay Three Nights: Sacred Valley, Tambo del Inka, Luxury Collection by Starwood (B/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • During an interesting traditional weaving demonstration, learn how the famously colourful materials of South America are created.
18 Sacred Valley
Travel to Ollantaytambo to see the ancient Inca temple and fortress that rises high above this picturesque village. The huge, steep terraces that guard Ollantaytambo’s spectacular Inca ruins mark one of the few places where the Spanish conquistadors lost a major battle. Take time to browse the colourful markets and shops, then finish with lunch at a local hacienda restaurant. (B/L)
19 Sacred Valley, Maras, Moray
Still to this day these mines are cultivated to produce salt. Travel to the Moray archaeological site, a fascinating collection of ancient terraced fields, used by the Inca for agricultural experiments. Later, enjoy lunch with views of the surrounding Andes mountains. (B/L)

Signature Experiences:
  • Witness the dazzling sight of the Maras salt mines, where thousands of salt pools spill over the side of a steep terraced slope.
20 Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu
Board a scenic train and admire the mountainous landscape as you travel to Machu Picchu. On arrival at the ruins, set off on a guided tour of the ancient Inca citadel. Stay: Machu Picchu, Sumaq Hotel (B/D)
21 Cusco
Beat the morning rush and return to experience sunrise at Machu Picchu. After breakfast, board a train to the Sacred Valley. Watch the scenery pass by before transferring by coach to Cusco. On arrival in Cusco, check in to your hotel and absorb the Spanish colonial charm over dinner. Stay Two Nights: Cusco, JW Marriott Hotel (B/D)
22 Cusco
A guided walking tour through the historic city of Cusco this morning will take you to the stunning square in the city’s historic heart, the Plaza de Armas, as well as the sacred sites of Koricancha and Cusco Cathedral. This evening’s Farewell Drinks offer the chance to swap stories with your fellow travellers and new found friends. (B/L)

Freedom of Choice:
  • For lunch choose from three superb restaurants. Perhaps head to Bario Ceviche; LIMO and Pisco Bar for a taste of local Peruvian dishes; or choose a fine dining experience as you savour an eclectic menu at the renowned MAP Café.
23 Depart Cusco
After breakfast at your hotel, your South American journey comes to an end this morning with a transfer to Cusco airport. (B)

APT Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Grab a partner and perfect your footwork learning to dance the tango – an expression of culture, lust and patriotism.
  • Enjoy exhilarating Zodiac excursions through deep blue waters filled with spectacular icebergs to get up close to penguins and seals.
  • Discover the fascinating history of the Incas as you explore ancient Sacred Valley and incredible Machu Picchu.
Trip Inclusions
  • Services of an APT Tour Director and Expedition Team
  • All-inclusive sightseeing Argentina and Peru
  • Freedom of Choice Inclusions in four locations
  • All flights within South America
  • Return airport transfers, porterage and tipping
Cruise Inclusions
  • 10 night Antarctica cruise aboard an exclusive charter for APT guests only
  • Choose from a range of luxury suites and staterooms, all with ocean views onboard Le Lyrial
Included Meals
  • A total of 50 included meals over the course of your trip.
  • Complimentary beverages included all day on board your luxury expedition cruise
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Weather and water conditions may cause changes to Antarctica cruise itinerary
  • Travel insurance is mandatory on all cruises
  • High Zodiac Activity – This tour uses Zodiacs for all excursions on the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only

Reviews (3)

23 Day Spirit of Peru with Antarctica Cruise reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Antarctica and Peru”
- VIC, Australia Jan 2018 View Photo

The Ponant cruise of Antarctica was excellent. Efficient management of daily tours by zodiacs to fascinating locations. Pristine environments and wildlife. Food, service and accommodation on the ship was also wonderful....read more

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“Fantastic experience”
- NSW, Australia Jul 2015

We had a fantastic experience, met interesting people and made new friends. Be prepared for a lot of travelling between places. Our guide did a great job of looking after all of us and his knowledge of the country prompted some interesting conversations at meal times. Thank you to Emily (Global Journeys) for organising our trip.

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“I'm extremely pleased with this wonderful trip”
- VIC, Australia Apr 2015

This was a wonderful trip which included all that could be expected to be seen in such a vast continent during one month. The time spent at each destination was good, the tour guide couldn't be faulted, his organisational skills were excellent and I'm extremely pleased with it overall. I am also satisfied with the way the booking was handled, easy flowing, no problems.

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