Spirit of Peru with Antarctica Cruise

24 Day Guided Tour & Cruise from Lima to Buenos Aires with APT

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 24 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 nine nights in Peru.

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Scenic / Cultural
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Peru, Antarctica, Argentina
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1 Arrive Lima
Arrive into Lima, and transfer to your hotel. Stay: Lima, Hilton Miraflores
2 Lima, Cusco
Fly to Cusco, the historic capital of the ancient Inca Empire and the starting point of your Peruvian discovery. Stay Two Nights: Cusco, JW Marriott (B/D)
3 Cusco
A walking tour will take you to the square in Cusco’s historic heart, the Plaza de Armas, and to the sacred sites of Koricancha and Cusco Cathedral. (B/L)

Freedom of Choice:
  • For lunch, perhaps head to Bario Ceviche, LIMO and Pisco Bar, or enjoy fine dining at the renowned MAP Café.
4 Cusco, Machu Picchu
Travel to Sacred Valley and board a train to the wondrous Machu Picchu for a guided tour of these iconic Inca ruins. Stay: Machu Picchu, Sumaq Hotel (B/D)
5 Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley
Return by train to Sacred Valley, enjoying panoramic views then transfer to your hotel on arrival. Stay Three Nights: Sacred Valley, Tambo del Inka, Luxury Collection by Starwood (B/D)
6 Sacred Valley
Travel to Ollantaytambo to see the ancient Inca temple and fortress that rises high above this picturesque village. (B/L)
7 Sacred Valley, Maras, Moray
Travel to the ancient terraced fields of Moray followed by lunch in the Andes mountains. (B/L)

Signature Experiences:
  • Witness the dazzling sight of the Maras salt mines, where thousands of salt pools spill over a terraced slope.
8 Sacred Valley, Lima
Fly to the capital of Lima today and enjoy dinner at Cafe Museo. Stay Two Nights: Lima, Hilton Miraflores (B/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Travel to Chincheros, a small Andean village, where the local women show their weaving skills.
9 Lima
Discover the historic centre of Lima on a guided tour. (B/L)

Signature Experiences:
  • Spend the afternoon at a private hacienda. Arrive to live music and dance before enjoying lunch and a Peruvian Paso horse show.
10 Lima, Buenos Aires
Fly to Buenos Aires in preparation for your cruise to Antarctica and stay in the fashionable neighbourhood of Recoleta. Stay: Buenos Aires, Park Hyatt (B)
11 Ushuaia, Embark Ship
Fly to Ushuaia today and board your cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula. Stay 10 Nights: Le Lyrial (B/D)
12 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)
13 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)
14 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)
15 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)
16 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)
17 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)
18 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)
19 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)
20 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)
21 Disembark Ship, Ushuaia, Buenos Aires
Disembark your ship. Later, head to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Stay Three Nights: Buenos Aires, Park Hyatt (B)

Signature Experiences:
  • Take a tour to Tierra del Fuego, South America’s most southern national park.
22 Buenos Aires
Take a tour of Buenos Aires. (B/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Then enjoy a tango lesson, dinner and a tango show.
23 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. Enjoy Farewell Drinks this evening.
24 Buenos Aires
Today your tour concludes with a transfer to Buenos Aires 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 in Peru and Argentina
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in Cusco and Buenos Aires
  • 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 51 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
  • Enquire for solo upgrade prices
  • 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

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