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Arriba! APT heads to Mexico

More travel companies are jumping on the South America buzz as the destination continues to grow amongst Australian travellers.

More travel companies are jumping on the South America buzz as the destination continues to grow amongst Australian travellers.


Last week, Princess Cruises told media it is tapping into the destination’s popularity Down Under, with its first-ever circumnavigation of South America from Australia during the 2016/17 wave season. Read on

Now, APT has expanded its South America offerings to include inaugural trips to Mexico.

Promoted in the company’s new South America small group touring program, guests will be able to visit the country on a new all-inclusive itinerary available to only 28 guests per departure.

Mexico is now included in APT's new South America brochure.

Mexico is now included in APT’s new South America brochure.

The 16-day ‘Mexico Discovery’ tour take guests on a journey across the country from Mexico City to Riviera Maya.

Highlights of the trip include the chance to visit ancient Mayan ruins; see flurries of pink flamingos on a cruise through Celestún National Park; and discover the gourmet heart of the country in Oaxaca, visiting markets and learning to cook local dishes.

Accommodation along the way includes a night at the colourful Hacienda Puerta Campeche – a beautifully restored 17th Century mansion; and a stay at The Fairmont Mayakoba, which is located on the beachfront in Playa del Carmen.

The itinerary is priced from $11,495 per person and is combined with a four-day Cuba extension and a ten-night journey through Peru to make the 30-day ‘Treasures of Peru, Cuba and Mexico’ itinerary.

Image: Stanislaw Tokarski / Shutterstock.com

Image: Stanislaw Tokarski / Shutterstock.com

Also available in the 112-page South America 2016 is 18 itineraries covering the continent.

According to APT, Santiago continues to be a strong draw card for Australians, and as a new feature for its popular 21-day Best of South America tour in 2016 APT guests the chance for guests to stay at The Singular Santiago an outstanding luxury hotel situated in the popular Lastarria neighborhood .

Also new for Santiago, APT is offering Freedom of Choice™ options in the Chilean capital whereby guests can choose to explore the picturesque seaside city of Valparaiso or opt for a wine tasting and tour of the stunning Santa Rita winery.

Galapagos Islands cruising remains at the heart of APT’s South America program for 2016 and can be added as an extension to every itinerary.

Delfin II

The brochure includes sailings on Delfin II.

APT has once again exclusively chartered La Pinta, a luxurious small ship offering capacity for just 48 of its guests.

Amazon cruising also features with APT offering a three-night cruise on the boutique Delfin II, which has capacity for 28 people.

The new brochure also features 10- and 20-night Antarctica small ship cruises aboard APT’s own expedition vessel, with an invitation to pre-register for 2017 cruising in the destination aboard an exclusive charter of Le Boréal.

APT’s South America 2016 brochure featuring Cuba and Mexico is available in travel agents now.

Earlier this year, announced a major restructure of its Australia-based businesses including APT, Travelmarvel, Captain’s Choice and Botanica World Discoveries.

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Where else in South America would you like to see APT travel to?