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South America Inca Journey
Santiago to Arequipa
Duration: 23 days
Tour code: IS23

Explore Peru, Brazil, Chile and Argentina on this exciting journey and take in sights including Iguassu Falls and Machu Picchu. Travel to Lake Titicaca aboard the Belmond Andean Explorer.

What's included?

  • All flights within South America
  • A talented APT Tour Director and friendly local guides
  • All-inclusive sightseeing in up to nine destinations
  • All tipping and porterage
  • APT's Freedom of Choice inclusions in six locations
  • Finest dining - a total of 38 meals

Accommodation

Luxury Hotels and Resorts

Room types available
  • Twin - 2 Adults, 2 Beds
  • Single - 1 Adult, 1 Bed
  • Double - 2 Adults, 1 Beds

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Santiago (Chile)
Arrive in Santiago, the capital of Chile. This afternoon, explore the city’s landmarks on a guided tour, before enjoying a Welcome Reception tonight.

Stay: Two Nights: The Singular Santiago

Day 2
Santiago

Meals: breakfastlunch

Day 3
Santiago, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Fly to Buenos Aires where you’ll stay in the fashionable Recoleta district.

Stay: Three Nights: Buenos Aires, Alvear Palace Hotel

Meals: breakfast

Day 4
Buenos Aires
Take a tour of Buenos Aires today.

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 5
Buenos Aires

Meals: breakfast

Day 6
Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Fly to spectacular Rio de Janeiro, which is lapped by a deep blue ocean and flanked by mountains and lush rainforest.

Stay: Three Nights: Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana Palace

Meals: breakfast

Day 7
Rio de Janeiro
Today is sure to be a highlight as you make your way to Corcovado, the mountain famous for its iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Visit the statue and travel to the platform at its peak for stunning views over downtown Rio, Sugarloaf Mountain and Copacabana Beach.

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 8
Rio de Janeiro
Today enjoy your chosen Freedom of Choice Sightseeing Tour.

Meals: breakfast

Day 9
Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls
Board your flight to Iguassu Falls, an impressive system of waterfalls that straddles the border of Argentina and Brazil.

Stay: Two Nights: Iguassu Falls, Hotel das Cataratas

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 10
Iguassu Falls
Spend time in World Heritage-listed Iguassu National Park on the Argentinian side of the falls. Ride the Rainforest Ecological Train to a series of walkways and viewing points.

Meals: breakfast

Day 11
Iguassu Falls, Lima (Peru)
Walk through the giant aviaries and get up close to a range of native South American birds, including the iconic toucan, at Parque das Aves Bird Park. This evening, board your flight to the Peruvian capital, Lima.

Stay: Two Nights: Hilton Lima Miraflores

Meals: breakfast

Day 12
Lima
Explore the World Heritage-listed Historic Centre of Lima. Afterwards, a visit to a private hacienda will showcase regional traditions.

Meals: breakfastlunch

Day 13
Lima, Sacred Valley
Board a flight to Cusco. On arrival, travel to Chincheros, a small Andean village in the Sacred Valley.

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

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 14
Sacred Valley, Maras, Moray
Enjoy a picnic lunch.

Meals: breakfastlunch

Day 15
Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu
Board PeruRail’s Vistadome train and travel through lush forest to Machu Picchu. On arrival at the ruins, set off on a guided tour. It remained undiscovered in modern times until the American historian, Hiram Bingham, brought it to international attention in 1911.

Stay: Machu Picchu, Sumaq Hotel

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 16
Machu Picchu, Cusco
Perhaps return to experience Machu Picchu for sunrise. Then, board PeruRail’s Vistadome train for your return trip to the Sacred Valley, then transfer by coach to Cusco. On arrival in Cusco, check in to your hotel and absorb the Spanish colonial charm.

Stay: Two Nights: Cusco, JW Marriott Hotel

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 17
Cusco
A walking tour of Cusco will take you to the square in the city’s historic heart, the Plaza de Armas, as well as the sacred sites of Koricancha and Cusco Cathedral.

Meals: breakfastlunch

Day 18
Belmond Andean Explorer

Stay: Two Nights: Belmond Andean Explorer

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 19
Lake Titicaca
Early risers will be rewarded with a stunning sunrise before you enjoy breakfast on board. It’s then time to head off to explore Lake Titicaca. Enjoy a boat ride out to the Uros Islands and Taquile Island where you will savour a private lunch.

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 20
Arequipa
Visit Sambay Caves, home to paintings that are thousands of years old. Then, enjoy lunch on board before arriving in Arequipa. Blessed by 300 days of sunshine annually and filled with incredibly dazzling white stone buildings, the ‘White City’ is definitely a delight to explore.

Stay: Three Nights: Arequipa, Casa Andina Private Collection

Meals: breakfastlunch

Day 21
Arequipa
Embark on a city tour, visiting the historic World Heritage-listed centre where you can admire the beautiful colonial architecture, including the 16th-century Santa Catalina Convent.

Meals: breakfast

Day 22
Arequipa
Conclude today’s tour at an alpaca textile centre. Tonight, swap stories with fellow travellers and Tour Director over a Farewell Dinner.

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 23
Depart Arequipa
After breakfast, your South American adventure concludes with a transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Meals: breakfast

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