Discover the Unique Wonders of Brazil on a Scenic Eclipse Voyage

Along 8,000 kilometres of coastline, discover the most breathtakingly beautiful beaches in the world on a journey to Brazil on board Scenic Eclipse, The World's First Discovery YachtTM.

Brazil is a haven for nature enthusiasts, football fans, foodies, history lovers and culture buffs, but the pièce de résistance of this vibrant country is its luscious beaches, untouched archipelagos and hidden swimming oases. 
Beginning in Rio de Janeiro and cruising down the coast of Brazil towards Uruguay, explore a side of South America reserved for the privileged few, and favoured by legendary celebrities. From Brigitte Bardot's favourite beach, to secluded waterfalls and former pirate islands, tropical paradise awaits on a 6-star ultra-luxury Discovery Voyage on board Scenic Eclipse. 

Innovative Design for Unrivalled Discovery 

At last count, there were over 2,000 exceptional beaches along the lengthy Brazilian coastline. There's the well-known likes of Copacabana in Rio De Janeiro, and the lesser known Raia do Cassino Beach, which is one of the longest in the world, spanning almost 250 kilometres. 

There is much to discover here, and the innovative design of Scenic Eclipse, combined with its world-class crew, ensures you’ll see as many of Brazil’s most spectacular sights as possible. The Discovery Yacht’s size, reserved for 228 guests only, is streamlined and more manoeuvrable than most cruise ships, with a GPS Dynamic Positioning System, allowing the Captain to keep Scenic Eclipse stationary without dropping an anchor. This allows us to stop in marine areas and easily launch the submarine and helicopter, avoiding damaging sensitive seabeds.

Once there, you’ll enjoy this extraordinary destination on exceptional excursions, led by the Discovery Team, each one an expert in their chosen field, who’ll share their unique insights and highlights. Take a guided hiked through verdant jungles with our on board naturalists. Venture out on a kayak with a marine biologist, who will explain the unique ecosystem here. And, once back on board, your historian will host an in-depth lecture in the yacht’s theatre.

Unique Moments Await on a Scenic Eclipse Discovery Voyages

In Brazil, cruise the coastline on a 6-star ultra-luxury voyage of the region, with an abundance of once-in-a-lifetime experiences that focus on the spectacular beaches.

In Búzios, board a schooner and cruise along the beaches of this picture-perfect paradise. In Paraty, take out a kayak with the Discovery Team and paddle the calm waters of this spectacular bay. In Ilhabela, conclude a day spent tracing toucans and capuchin monkeys in the bush of this UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with a snorkel in the marine reserve at Cabras Island. 

With two on board helicopters^, a custom-built submarine^ and a wealth of Scenic Enrich and flexible Scenic Freechoice activities, each moment of your Discovery Voyage will create memories that will last a lifetime. 

Six of the Best Beaches to Visit in Brazil on board Scenic Eclipse 

1. Ipanema Beach

The beach that inspired an iconic song, Ipanema beckons you to join its bikini-clad brethren for a luxurious, sun-drenched day lounging on its sultry sands and sipping piña coladas, before you board Scenic Eclipse and set sail to more remote waters. 
Once back on board, let your butler bring canapés and a glass of champagne to the verandah of your luxuriously appointed suite as you watch the sun set on a perfect day in paradise. 

2. Búzios

Follow in the footsteps of Brigitte Bardot and let the glorious beaches of Búzios enchant you. Ever since the famous French actor first ‘hid’ amongst the modest fishing village with her Brazilian boyfriend in the '60s, a litany of mega stars, from Mick Jagger to Madonna, have followed suit. 
Full of fine restaurants and sophisticated bars, it’s also an indulgent epicurean destination. Speak with your on board Tour Director who will guide you on an onshore culinary journey at one of the many restaurants here.

3. Serra da Bocaina National Park

Get in touch with nature as you trek through a protected area of rainforest to find the spectacular Santo Isidro Waterfall in the Serra da Bocaina National Park. Cascading 80 metres down a rocky cliff face into a voluminous natural pool below, it’s a truly unique swimming spot that is very inviting after your nature-filled hike.

4. Angra Dos Reis

Nestled at the foot of lush, rainforest-rich mountains, Angra Dos Reis is one of the most breathtaking bays in Brazil and home to an extensive archipelago of 365 islands. When it comes to white sandy shores and crystal-clear waters, you're spoilt for choice with over 2000 exquisite beaches waiting for you to discover. Enjoy your day basking in this tropical oasis with aquatic activities like swimming, snorkeling and kayaking, or simply lie back on the soft sand and let the glorious island sunshine wash over you. 

5. Paraty 

One of Brazil's best-preserved colonial jewels, Paraty is home to photogenic cobbled streets, a bohemian arts community, and an abundance of protected land, ocean, and wildlife. Venture through the Atlantic Forest, home to hummingbirds, toucans and parrots, to find fantastic waterfalls and secluded beaches where white sand and crystal-clear waters await. 

6. Ilhabela Island 

A former pirate haunt, Ilhabela is now one of the most sought-after getaway destinations for local Brazilians. Portuguese for ‘beautiful island', the idyllic spot lives up to its name with epic volcanic peaks, captivating waterfalls, unspoiled beaches and dense tropical jungles abundant with plant and animal life. Snorkel in rock pools, take a thrilling four-wheel drive excursion to epic waterfalls, explore the natural pools of the Mata Atlântica rainforest or relax on some of the most beautiful beaches in South America.

Indulge in 6-star Ultra-Luxury

On your 6-star ultra-luxury voyage on board Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery YachtsTM, our world-class crew, and staff will care for every detail to the Nth Degree. 
It’s your personal butler quickly learning it’s ‘whiskey, no ice’ after a day of discovery, served on the verandah of your sophisticated and spacious suite. It’s your on board culinary team taking you on an exceptional epicurean journey every time you eat in one of up to 10 dining experiences. 
It’s the tranquil Senses Spa, yoga studio, infrared saunas and plunge pool, elevating wellness to a class of its own. 
And, it’s knowing Scenic’s truly all-inclusive philosophy ensures everything is covered, so you can relax and unwind in an abundance of indulgent spaces as we sail through the world’s most exceptional destinations.
^Flights on board two helicopters, helicopter experiences and submarine at additional cost, subject to regulatory approval, availability, weight restrictions, medical approval and weather and ice conditions.
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