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Travelmarvel

Antarctica & Peru Adventure

Buenos Aires to Lima

Trip Code: ISTANT23
23 Days
47 Meals
3 Countries
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Trip Inclusions

  • Tipping and airport transfers
  • 13 nights in premium land accommodation
  • All flights within South America
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and Expert Expedition Team
  • 47 meals - 22 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 14 dinners
  • 9 Nights on board the premium MV Ocean Atlantic Expedition Cruise

Travel & Accommodation

View across the ruins of Machu Picchu

Marvel at Machu Picchu

Discover Peru’s ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu from a truly spectacular perspective.

Whale tail coming out of water with zodiac and mountains in background

Up-Close Wildlife Encounters

Get up close and personal with Antarctica's wildlife on land and at sea during regular Zodiac excursions.

An Uros woman hanging homemade goods

Meet The Locals

Enjoy a cruise to the home of the local Uros people on Lake Titicaca, who live on floating islands.

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Prices are for cruise/land and flights specified only
  • Prices are based on flying from Australia to South America with LATAM Airlines
  • Surcharges on internal air will apply if not flying internationally with LATAM Airlines
  • Extend your journey – add a Galapagos, Amazon or Patagonia extension to your escorted journey
  • Prices include meals, tipping, transfers, all internal flights and airport taxes as per itinerary (airport taxes are subject to change)
Antarctica & Peru Adventure ISTANT23 Map 2020
Buenos Aires to Lima

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Insider Experience

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Enhance Your Journey

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Arrive in to Buenos Aires where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Stay: Three Nights, Buenos Aires, Alvear Art Hotel

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Visit Café Tortoni, an amazing coffee house with a rich history. Here, indulge in coffee and a selection of Spanish delicacies.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Indulge in an authentic Argentinian dinner while taking in an exhilarating tango performance.


Your in-depth tour of Buenos Aires commences this morning along the Avenida de Mayo. See the Casa Rosada, the city’s cathedral as well as the Cabildo, Buenos Aires’ first city hall. Later, explore the barrio of La Boca and its famously colourful pedestrian street and travel along Avenida 9 de Julio.

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ENHANCE YOUR JOURNEY

Perhaps enjoy a vibrant and interactive tango dance class; head to Tigre and cruise the Paraná Delta; or visit a hacienda (ranch) for a full-day adventure featuring horseback riding, folk music and lunch.


Armed with the insight and advice provided by your knowledgeable Travelmarvel Tour Director, today is yours to either relax or further explore this fascinating city. This evening join a welcome briefing for important information on your upcoming Antarctica adventure.

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This morning after breakfast you’ll board your flight for the southern town of Ushuaia, known as the gateway to Antarctica. Here, your Expedition Ship, the MV Ocean Atlantic, is waiting for you to board. This evening set sail across the Drake Passage towards the South Shetland Islands and Antarctica.

Stay: Nine Nights, MV Ocean Atlantic

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As you make our way southwards, today is spent at sea. The excitement builds as the Antarctic wildlife begins to come into view. Keep both eyes open for birds such as albatross and petrels, and perhaps first sightings of penguins, seals and whales. Perhaps take the time to partake in a photography workshop on board, in preparation for your excursions.

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Today is again spent at sea. Continue your wildlife spotting on deck, warming up with complimentary hot drinks when needed, or perhaps enjoy the lectures on board, ranging from the history of the polar explorers, to the impact of climate change on the Antarctic and its wildlife, and Antarctica’s geology and biology.

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Today you will begin the first of many excursions, as you explore the Sub-Antarctic South Shetland Islands by zodiac and foot. The captain expertly navigates the outside conditions to provide trouble free landings which offer captivating landscapes and wildlife encounters.

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Another day in and around these islands bring more adventure. Weather permitting, explore islands such as Deception Island, an extinct volcano where the water is warm enough for a polar swim – for the brave!

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As we approach the Antarctic Peninsula, the planned route includes highlights such as Cuverville Island, Gerlache Strait and the Lemaire Channel. Here you’ll see several different species of penguin, from chinstrap, to Adélie and cheeky Gentoo. Seals may be spotted relaxing back on the ice and the scenery offers some great photography opportunities.

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Enjoy another day exploring the Antarctic Peninsula today, enjoying all that this wonderful continent has to offer.

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It’s time to depart Antarctica waters for the return crossing of the Drake Passage and back to the South American continent. Enjoy further lectures on board, work out in the gym, or grab a book from the ship's library to further your knowledge of the white continent.

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Today enjoy the maritime honour of cruising past Cape Horn by claiming a spot on the observation deck, looking out for wildlife. Spend some time in the ship's lounge with new found friends, reflecting on your Antarctic adventure.

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This morning your ship arrives back in Ushuaia. Disembark after breakfast and board your flight back to Buenos Aires.

Stay: Buenos Aires, Alvear Art Hotel

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Take time to relax and soak in more of the wonderful city of Buenos Aires. This afternoon be transferred to the airport for you flight to Lima and the beginning of your Peruvian adventure.

Stay: Lima, Wyndham Costa Del Sol Hotel

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Soak up the Andean atmosphere and relax in comfort at the premium Aranwa Sacred Valley.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

See how the colourful fabrics of Peru are created during a traditional weaving demonstration. Meet local weavers and learn why it is so important to preserve these ancient traditions.


Wake early this morning, and fly to the World Heritage-listed city of Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire. Travel through Cusco to Chinchero, a city located in the stunning Andean highlands. This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights, Aranwa, Sacred Valley

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ENHANCE YOUR JOURNEY

Perhaps visit the important Inca site of the Terraces of Moray and the Maras salt mines or visit the Pisac markets.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Visit a local family home and be treated to a traditional home-cooked Peruvian lunch.


Today explore the Ollantaytambo ruins, a unique Inca archaeological site.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Board the Vistadome train and soak up the landscapes as you travel to Aguas Calientes.


Farewell the Sacred Valley this morning. On arrival in Aguas Calientes, set off by coach to join a guided walking tour of the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Afterwards, dinner awaits at your hotel.

Stay: Aguas Calientes, El MaPi Hotel

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ENHANCE YOUR JOURNEY

Perhaps revisit Machu Picchu Citadel to further explore.


With the morning free, you might like to step out and wander amid the colourful stalls of the Mercado de Artesanias craft market in Aguas Calientes. Later today, you’ll re-board the Vistadome train for a wonderful journey to Ollantaytambo station, before a coach returns you to Cusco. Enjoy a delicious Peruvian dinner and traditional folklore show at the Tunupa Restaurant Bar and Grill this evening.

Stay: Two Nights, Cusco, Hilton Garden Inn

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On a guided walking tour through Cusco you’ll visit the sacred site of Koricancha, the Inca Temple of the Sun, thought to be the most important temple of the Inca Empire. Following the tour, the afternoon is yours to absorb the atmosphere of this city at your own leisure.

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Take a coach to the city of Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Along the way, you’ll stop at the small town of Andahuaylillas, known for its picturesque Sistine Chapel. You’ll also stop for a hearty buffet lunch. On arrival in Puno, this evening is at your leisure.

Stay: Puno, Hotel Libertador

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ENHANCE YOUR JOURNEY

Perhaps visit Sillustani Burial site, an intriguing pre-Incan cemetery.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Set out on a cruise to the home of the Uros People.


Set on the border of Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is considered the highest navigable lake in the world. Enjoy a free morning here. This afternoon, transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima.

Stay: Two Nights, Lima, INNSIDE Miraflores

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a Farewell Dinner at Huaca Pucllana Restaurant, set within the ruins of an archaeological compound beside an illuminated adobe pyramid.


On a tour of Lima’s historic centre, admire the Iglesia de Santo Domingo. Built in the 16th century, this pink convent is also the resting place for three Peruvian saints.

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This morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

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