Arrive into Lima, and transfer to your hotel. Stay: Lima, Hilton Miraflores
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)
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.
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)
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)
Travel to Ollantaytambo to see the ancient Inca temple and fortress that rises high above this picturesque village. (B/L)
Sacred Valley, Maras, Moray
Travel to the ancient terraced fields of Moray followed by lunch in the Andes mountains. (B/L)
- Witness the dazzling sight of the Maras salt mines, where thousands of salt pools spill over a terraced slope.
Sacred Valley, Lima
Fly to the capital of Lima today and enjoy dinner at Cafe Museo. Stay Two Nights:
Lima, Hilton Miraflores (B/D)
- Travel to Chincheros, a small Andean village, where the local women show their weaving skills.
Discover the historic centre of Lima on a guided tour. (B/L)
- Spend the afternoon at a private hacienda. Arrive to live music and dance before enjoying lunch and a Peruvian Paso horse show.
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)
Ushuaia, Embark Ship
Fly to Ushuaia today and board your cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula. Stay 10 Nights: Le Lyrial (B/D)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
- Take a tour to Tierra del Fuego, South America’s most southern national park.
Take a tour of Buenos Aires. (B/D)
- Then enjoy a tango lesson, dinner and a tango show.
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.
Today your tour concludes with a transfer to Buenos Aires airport. (B)