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South America Inca Journey
Santiago to Arequipa
22 days
Tour code: IS22

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
  • Services of an APT Tour Director
  • All-Sightseeing in nine locations
  • Tipping, porterage and airport transfers
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in four locations
  • Finest dining - a total of 38 meals

Accommodation

A Taste of South America

Room types available

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

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Santiago
Arrive in Santiago. Explore the city’s landmarks on a guided tour, before a Welcome Reception.

Stay: Two Nights, The Singular Santiago

Day 2
Santiago
Today, enjoy your Signature Experience.

Meals: breakfastlunch

Day 3
Santiago, Buenos Aires
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. Later, explore the barrio of La Boca. Continue past the parks and tree-lined streets of Palermo and see La Recoleta Cemetery.

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 5
Buenos Aires
Today, enjoy your Freedom of Choice Sightseeing inclusions.

Meals: breakfast

Day 6
Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro
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 statue of Christ the Redeemer. Visit the statue and travel to the platform at its peak for stunning views over the picturesque bay and beaches. Return to ground level and spend the evening dining on a sumptuous Brazilian BBQ.

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 8
Rio de Janeiro
Today, enjoy your Freedom of Choice Sightseeing inclusions.

Meals: breakfast

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

Stay: Two Nights, Iguazú Falls, Hotel das Cataratas

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 10
Iguazú Falls
Spend time in World Heritage-listed Iguazú National Park on the Argentinian side of the falls. Ride the Rainforest Ecological Train to a series of viewing points, including one that looks out over the highest part of the falls, Devils Throat.

Meals: breakfast

Day 11
Lima
Today you will visit Parque das Aves Bird Park, just outside the national park where you will have the chance to see exotic birds such as the toucan. Afterwards, continue to the Peruvian capital, Lima.

Stay: Two Nights, Country Club Lima Hotel

Meals: breakfast

Day 12
Lima
Explore the World Heritage-listed Historic Centre of Lima on a guided tour. Afterwards, a visit to a private hacienda showcases regional traditions.

Meals: breakfastlunch

Day 13
Lima, Sacred Valley
Fly to Cusco. On arrival, travel to Chinchero, 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
Travel to Moray, with lunch overlooking the Andean mountains.

Meals: breakfastlunch

Day 15
Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu
Enjoy lunch on board the Inca Rail train and savour views from the Observatory-Lounge. On arrival in Machu Picchu, take a locally guided tour.

Stay: Machu Picchu, Sumaq Hotel

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 16
Machu Picchu, Cusco
Early this morning, you may return to experience Machu Picchu (on availability). Board the Mapi Train for your return trip to the Sacred Valley, then transfer by coach to Cusco.

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
Journey across the giant peaks and wide open spaces of the highest plains of the Andes to reach iconic Lake Titicaca, the birthplace of the Incas.

Stay: Two Nights, Belmond Andean Explorer

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

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

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 20
Arequipa
Visit Sambay Caves, home to paintings that are thousands of years old. Then, enjoy lunch on board before disembarking 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. Enjoy tastings of Peruvian chocolate and create your own flavours.

Stay: Two Nights, Arequipa, Casa Andina Private Collection

Meals: breakfastlunch

Day 21
Arequipa
Embark on a city tour, visiting the World Heritage-listed centre where you can admire the beautiful colonial architecture, including the 16th-century Santa Catalina Convent. Tonight, swap stories with fellow travellers and Tour Director over a Farewell Dinner.

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 22
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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