Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina - cruise & land journey

18 Days
Buenos Aires to Montevideo
From (CAD)
$ 16,538
Dates & Pricing

2024 Buenos Aires > Montevideo

Witness a side of South America reserved for the privileged few. Cruise up the coast of Uruguay and Brazil, visiting hidden jewels that have been closely guarded secrets, until now. Continue your journey to Argentina, experiencing breathtaking natural wonders, one-of-a-kind luxurious stays, and unforgettable experiences that immerse you into the local life of this vibrant land
Set sail from Montevideo with our expert Discovery Team for the voyage of a lifetime. Find out how Ilhabela got its name, take in the mountainous jungle backdrop of Paraty, and experience the tropical paradise of Angra Dos Reis. Kayak through crystal waters, meet exotic wildlife, and experience the riveting local culture of these vibrant wonderlands, in ultra-luxury. From basking in the magnificence of 275 thundering waterfalls stretching across 3 kilometres to marveling at the unbelievably giant Amazonian water lilies at the UNESCO biosphere reserve of Jardim Botânico, every day of your journey will be filled with awe and wonder. Embark on a land journey that reveals to you all the must-see sights of Argentina and Brazil. Enjoy the unparalleled views of the Iguazú Falls without leaving your hotel at your exclusive Scenic Special Stay, before getting up close to the falls to feel the refreshing spray on your skin. Drink in the spectacular views at a mountain-top Scenic Sundowners event and watch the sunset bathe Rio in a golden glow. Discover the lively local culture and lifestyle of the city, including a mouth-watering Brazilian Churrascaria experience with samba musicians.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
OLA3
Duration:
18 days
Departure City:
Buenos Aires
Return City:
Montevideo

18 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Montevideo

    A vibrant city, Montevideo boasts an eclectic and fascinating mix of architecture and culture, surrounded by an emerging wine region. Transfer to Scenic Eclipse and toast to the beginning of your voyage.  

    Please book your flight to arrive into Buenos Aires prior to 02:00 PM.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - 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

  3. Day 3 - 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

  4. Day 4 - At Sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - 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

  6. Day 6 - 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

  7. Day 7 - 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

  8. Day 8 - 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

  9. Day 9 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Welcome to colourful Rio De Janeiro known for sun kissed beaches, lush mountains and vibrant nightlife fuelled by samba. Disembark Scenic Eclipse after breakfast. Enjoy a three night stay at your hotel, an art deco masterpiece located on one of the world most Iconic beaches, Copacabana Beach.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  10. Day 10 - Rio de Janeiro

    Today, you will discover the beating heart of this exotic city. Take a fascinating walking tour through downtown Rio, home to the Metropolitan Cathedral, Sao Bento Monastery and the Municipal Theatre. Learn about Rio’s history and culture and appreciate the locals’ lifestyle. Ride the cogwheel railway to the top of Corcovado Mountain to see the famous Christ the Redeemer statue. This afternoon, indulge in a mouth-watering Brazilian Churrascaria experience.

    Enrich

    A highlight awaits at your private welcome dinner in the elegant Library at the Belmond Copacabana Palace where you will enjoy a wonderful tasting menu.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Rio de Janeiro

    Freechoice

    Walk through the UNESCO biosphere reserve, Jardim Botânico (Botanical Garden) while learning about its unique history, or discover how the old and modern parts of Rio’s downtown co-exist on a historical walking tour.

    Sundowners

    At Sugarloaf Mountain, take the cable car to the peak for Scenic Sundowner drinks and canapés while taking in the spectacular views of Rio at sunset. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Rio de Janeiro > Iguazú Falls, Brazil

    Fly to the magnificent natural wonder of Iguazú Falls for your three night Special Stay, uniquely set inside the park gates. As a guest of the hotel, you will be able to experience the sun setting over the top of the falls without the general public.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Iguazú Falls

    Optional helicopter flight: Soar over Iguazú Falls on an optional helicopter flight (additional cost, please  
    book on tour). 

    Enjoy a leisurely walking tour to discover the Brazilian Falls before the park gates open to the public. Be awed by the world’s largest volume waterfall as you stand on the walkway in the middle of the falls. This afternoon, take an exhilarating jet boat ride towards the base of the falls and feel its spray on your face. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Iguazú Falls

    This morning, visit the Argentina side of the falls.  Discover the walkways across the top of the falls on the Argentinean side to the lookout where you will see the famous ‘Devil’s Throat’ and be awed by the sheer volume of water cascading over the falls.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  15. Day 15 - Iguazú Falls > Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Fly to Buenos Aires and transfer to your elegant hotel, for a three night stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  16. Day 16 - Buenos Aires

    An elegant city with pockets of colourful character, discover the highlights and the hidden secrets of this famed ‘Paris of the Americas’ with your local guide, including Casa Rosada, the executive mansion and office of the Argentinian President. Visit soulful San Telmo and La Boca’s colourful Caminito. This evening, enjoy dinner at the Gala Tango show. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Buenos Aires

    Freechoice

    Take a tour with a local artist to uncover the vibrant urban art scene. Alternatively, discover the culinary secrets of Argentinian cuisine with a food walking tour.

    Enrich

    Join your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a farewell dinner and indulge your senses in one of Buenos Aires' coveted closed-door restaurants, enjoying a modern Argentine meal with wine pairing. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Buenos Aires

    Bid farewell to your Tour Director and fellow travellers and as you transfer to the airport, taking with you a lifetime of wonderful memories. 

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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