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Antarctica & South America Adventure

Rio De Janeiro to Lima

Trip Code: ISTANT28
28 Days
54 Meals
4 Countries
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Trip Inclusions

  • 9 Nights on board the premium MV Ocean Atlantic Expedition Cruise
  • 19 Nights in Premium Accommodation throughout South America
  • All flights within South America
  • Tipping and airport transfers
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and Expert Expedition Team
  • 54 meals - 27 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 16 dinners

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • Prices include meals, tipping, transfers, all internal flights and airport taxes as per itinerary (airport taxes are subject to change)
  • 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 booked by Travelmarvel
  • Prices are for cruise and land only. Flights not included
  • Itinerary is subject to change based on weather and local conditions
  • Flights to and from South America not included
South America ISTANT28 map 2021
Rio De Janeiro to Lima

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On arrival in Rio today, check in to your hotel before enjoying time to stroll along the Copacabana beachfront. Join a Welcome Reception tonight.

Stay: Three Nights, Rio de Janeiro, Porto Bay Rio International

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Sample Brazil’s national cocktail, the caipirinha, before enjoying a Brazilian BBQ dinner.


Soak up Rio de Janeiro’s unique atmosphere with most of the day at leisure. In the evening, embark on a sunset cable car ride up to Sugarloaf Mountain, where sublime views await.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Take a guided tour of the parade arena known as the Sambadrome, the official venue of the Rio Carnival.


Head to Corcovado Mountain and visit the statue of Christ the Redeemer, thought to be one of the largest art deco-style sculptures in the world. Absorb breathtaking views of Rio de Janeiro and its surrounds. The afternoon is then yours to further explore or relax as you choose. Enhance Your Journey: Today, you may like to visit the Maracanã Stadium or take in a historical walking tour (additional cost applies).

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Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Iguassu Falls. On the Brazilian side, experience the World Heritage-listed Iguaçu Falls National Park during a half-day tour. Walk through the subtropical rainforest and take in panoramic views of the falls.

Stay: Two Nights, Iguassu Falls, Mercure Iguazu

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On the Argentinian side, ride the Rainforest Ecological Train to a series of walkways and viewing points. Enhance Your Journey: Perhaps board a speed boat safari and get up close to the powerful waterfalls. You may like to enjoy a hands-on Argentine Experience Dinner this evening (additional cost applies).

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Enjoy the morning at leisure at Iguassu Falls. This afternoon you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires.

Stay: Three Nights, Buenos Aires, Emperador Hotel

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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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Colorful La Boca houses in Buenos Aires, Chile

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. 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 (additional cost applies).

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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 M/V 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-Atlantic 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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Zodiac with people in front of iceberg and blue sky

Another day in and around these islands bring more adventure. Weather permitting, explore islands such as Deception Island, and 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, 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 ships 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 ships 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, Emperador Hotel or similar

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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

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.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

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


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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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Then 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. Enhance Your Journey: Perhaps visit the important Inca site of the Terraces of Moray and the Maras salt mines or visit the Pisac markets (additonal cost applies).

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  • Lunch

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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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. Enhance Your Journey: Perhaps revisit Machu Picchu Citadel to further explore (additional cost applies). 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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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. Enhance Your Journey: Perhaps visit Sillustani Burial site, an intriguing pre-Incan cemetery (additional cost applies). 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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