Antarctica, South Georgia & The Brazilian Coast

28 Days
Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro
From (CAD)
$ 37,974
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2024 Buenos Aires > Rio de Janeiro

Intoxicating Beauty

Journey through Antarctica and South Georgia and along the coast of Brazil, witnessing a side of South America reserved for the privileged few. You will be fascinated by their history, unique environments, diversity and iconic cultures.
In South Georgia, be amazed by the jagged mountain vistas and walk through some of the world’s largest king penguin colonies. Explore the Falkland Islands, historic town of Stanley and the wildlife endemic of the region, before arriving in Antarctica. Sail past glaciers and remote islands, in search of whales and other unique wildlife from your private balcony. Discover the tropical paradise of Angra Dos Reis, the mountainous jungle of Paraty, and the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Ilhabela, delving into Brazil’s diverse landscapes and most authentic areas.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
302L
Duration:
28 days
Departure City:
Buenos Aires
Return City:
Rio de Janeiro

28 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Latin passion and European romance define the beautiful city of Buenos Aires, a dynamic city known for its wide-ranging architectural styles, contemporary and historic arts, and culinary wonders. Arrive at your hotel for your one-night stay. 

  2. Day 2 - Buenos Aires > Ushuaia

    Your journey into wonder begins as you fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, known as the southernmost city in the world, where the crew will warmly greet you as you board Scenic Eclipse. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - At sea

    Make yourself at home on board Scenic Eclipse and immerse yourself into the limitless luxury. As you cruise south, wildlife spotting opportunities abound; your Discovery Team will be out on the deck looking for albatross, prions, and petrels that follow the ship. They will present lectures on the history and geology of the Falkland Islands and the Southern Ocean in the state-of-the-art on board theatre. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Welcome to Antarctica. Seeing the 7th continent for the first time is unlike anything you would have experienced before. Feeling the fresh, crisp air on your face. Hearing the snow crunch under your boot when you first step foot on the pristine land. Watching the unperturbed wildlife in their natural habitat. This is a land of peace.  
    Your expert Captain and crew will navigate some of the most beautiful waterways which may include traversing the stunning 11-kilometre-long Lemaire Channel where steep cliffs hem in the iceberg-filled passage just 700 metres wide at its narrowest point. There may be the chance to visit a working scientific base and discuss life in these harsh conditions with the staff. Enjoy the chance to visit areas alive with wildlife, such as penguins, seals, and whales. You could explore the remnants of a derelict whaling station and a vacant British base or climb to the rim of a volcanic crater. If conditions are favourable, there may be the opportunity to cross the Antarctic Circle at latitude 66°33’ South.  
    Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, a host of choices are open and, depending on the ice and weather conditions, the Antarctic Peninsula is yours to explore. Your experienced Discovery Team Leaders, who have made countless journeys to Antarctica, will use their expertise to design your voyage from day to day, making the most of 18-20 hours of daylight. 

    Discovery

    Partake in daily Scenic Discovery excursions. Cruise on the Zodiacs around ice formations, step onto islands to view vast penguin rookeries and seals. Kayak and stand-up paddleboard around icebergs and hear the ice cracking and whales feeding below.  

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Antarctic Peninsula

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - At sea

    Sailing towards South Georgia gives you time to slow to the rhythm of the sea. There will be plenty of time to relax and be entranced by the many seabirds you’ll encounter on your way. You may decide to join the avid whale watchers hoping to get a glimpse of one of these giant mammals, or simply contemplate the vastness of the ocean. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - At Sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - South Georgia:

    South Georgia is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in the world. The island is a speck in the vast South Atlantic Ocean, one of the most remote parts of our planet. A 3,000-metre mountain range forms the spine of the long, narrow island. Between the mountains, shattered glaciers carve their way through tussock grass to the deeply indented coastline. Despite being such a small outpost in the vastness of the South Atlantic, the sea around South Georgia is one of the liveliest areas on earth. The abundant marine life supports millions of seals, whales, penguins and seabirds. Ernest Shackleton and five of his crew sailed from Elephant Island in the James Caird for 16 days and 1,300 kilometres and finally found safety in the tiny entrance of Cave Cove. This epic story of survival began with the sinking of Shackleton’s ship, the Endurance, in the Weddell Sea, six months earlier. As you explore South Georgia, you will have the opportunity to reflect on Shackleton’s epic journey. 

    Discovery

    Equipped with a fleet of custom built Zodiacs and kayaks, your discovery excursions will take you to the places of your wildest dreams.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - South Georgia

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - South Georgia

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - At sea

    Enjoy time at sea exploring the many 6-star luxury amenities on board your Discovery Yacht, from the on board theatre and Senses Spa, to wonderful dining experiences. Spot icebergs and marine life from the comfort of your private verandah.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - At sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Falkland Islands:

    Remote and sparsely populated, the Falkland Islands are a wildlife lover’s paradise. You will visit a number of the outer islands, where large colonies of penguins and albatross thrive. Fur seals and elephant seals roam sandy beaches, while the surrounding waters are home to whales and dolphins. Visit the very British capital, Stanley and its small but thriving community. 
    Today, choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. 

    Freechoice

    Take a walking tour of the small capital or on a Battlefields Tour visit the key sites of the conflict.

    Discovery

    Partake in a Scenic Discovery excursion at Gypsy Cove, walk the wildlife trail and see the Magellanic penguin colony.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Falkland Islands

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - At sea

    As you head towards Ushuaia, reflect on your experience of a lifetime, compare notes with your fellow travellers and interact with your Discovery Team as you enjoy the unsurpassed luxury of Scenic Eclipse. 

  18. Day 18 - At sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - At sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Montevideo

    A vibrant city, Montevideo boasts an eclectic and fascinating mix of architecture and culture.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Punta del Este, Uruguay

    Since the early 20th century, this sun-drenched peninsula has enjoyed the reputation of being an elite favourite. Referred to as the ‘Monaco of the South’, Punta del Este’s iconic cityscape and incredible beaches attract visitors from all over the world. Playa Brava, one of Punta’s main beaches, is home to the iconic sculpture of fingertips emerging from the soft golden sand - ‘La Mano’. Among other sculptures around the city, the art galleries and museums give Punta del Este an artsy, eclectic atmosphere.  

    Today, choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. 

    Freechoice

    Enjoy an olive oil tasting session or observe the amazing sea lion habitat at Isla de Lobos, home to the largest non-migratory sea lion colony in the world.  Choose to embrace the artistic beauty of Punta del Este and visit the Ralli Museum and Atchugarry Foundation, or join a city tour with a knowledgeable local guide. 

    Discovery

    Enjoy a guided bike ride and soak up Punta del Este’s irresistible charm, lush flora and beautiful sandy beaches.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - At Sea

    Acquaint yourself with the exceptional range of facilities on board your luxurious yacht. Choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or relax in one of the therapy lounges in the Senses Spa. Tempt your palate at one of the many exceptional dining venues or taste a wine from our exquisite curated list. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - At Sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  24. Day 24 - Ilhabela, Brazil

    Portuguese for ‘Beautiful Island’, Ilhabela is a former pirate haunt boasting volcanic peaks, dense tropical jungles, a multitude of waterfalls and stunning beaches. Nearly 85% of the island has been turned into a UNESCO-Biosphere Reserve, sheltering a remarkable abundance of plant and animal life, including toucans and capuchin monkeys.  

    Today, choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. 

    Freechoice

    Join a city tour before exploring the Toca Waterfalls, or visit the Tres Tombos in a 4x4 vehicle and relax on Curral Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches on the North Coast. 

    Discovery

    Choose to walk through the Mata Atlântica rainforest, taking in the unique Brazilian tropical fauna and flora, natural pools and falls along the way, or snorkel in the marine reserve at Cabras Island.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - Paraty

    In Paraty, you will find that it is impossible to take a bad picture against the wonderfully photogenic cobbled streets lined with chalk-white buildings and splashed with bold blocks of primary colours. Backed by steep, jungled mountains, Paraty is a joy explore. Make sure to stop and listen to the birds, with 120 endemic species located in the Atlantic forest along with hummingbirds, toucans and parrots.  

    Today, choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. 

    Freechoice

    Visit a 17th century Bananal Farm and learn of its history and sustainability practices, or experience the verdant natural beauty of Serra da Bocaina National Park during an off-road excursion along the Gold Trail. Choose to learn of the roots, customs and culture of an indigenous village or explore the city of Paraty unveiling its history, its beauties and some of its secrets of the colonial past.

    Discovery

    Go birdwatching with the Discovery Team, or paddle in the calm and protected waters of Paraty Bay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Angra Dos Reis

    One of the most famous bays in Brazil, Angra Dos Reis is made up of 365 islands and over two thousand beaches. A breathtaking landscape, Angra is a tropical paradise with white sandy beaches and emerald waters. Enjoy the day basking in this oasis.

    Discovery

    Glide through the crystal-clear waters in a kayak, stand-up paddleboard at leisure or enjoy sunbathing on one of the many beaches.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  27. Day 27 - Búzios

    The paradisiacal beaches of Búzios will enchant you just as they did the French actor Brigitte Bardot. A simple fishing village until the early 1960s, this is now one of the most upscale areas in Brazil, bedecked with ritzy boutiques, fine restaurants, spacious villas and chic bars. Búzios is comprised of three settlements on a small peninsula, each with its own unique charm. Today, explore the beautiful resort through a Scenic Freechoice activity or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. 

    Freechoice

    Board a schooner and cruise along the beaches of Búzios, or explore the city on board an open-air wheeled trolley. Alternatively, enjoy the many tastes of Búzios.

    Discovery

    Test your skills during a surf lesson at Geriba Beach, or glide along the coastline on a kayak with our discovery team.  

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  28. Day 28 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Welcome to the golden beaches and lush mountains of Rio de Janeiro. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport.  

    Please book your flight to depart out of Rio de Janeiro after 12:00 PM.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Truly all-inclusive cruise features
  • Spacious all verandah Suites
  • Butler service for every guest
  • Up to ten on board dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • Specialist Polar Discovery Team
  • Scenic Discovery excursions
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Engaging lecture and education program on board
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Full kayak program and stand-up paddle boarding

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