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Antarctica in Depth with Taste of Argentina & Brazil

From Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro, discover the beating heart of Brazil, gaze at the thundering Iguazu Falls and cruise the Antarctic Peninsula.

19 Day
From (AUD)
$ 23,475
  • 2020 Buenos Aires > Rio de Janeiro

    Move to the beat

    Discover the beating heart of Brazil as you are amazed by one of the most majestic waterfalls on Earth before the feisty and brilliant city of Rio de Janeiro greets you.

    Explore the icy wonderland of Antarctica in all-inclusive luxury then stand atop the natural wonder that is Iguazú Falls with its hundreds of thundering waterfalls, before you explore Rio’s beach strip and take a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain to enjoy the panoramic views.

    Tour Code:

    OSA1

    Duration:

    19 Days

    Departure City:

    Buenos Aires

    Return City:

    Rio de Janeiro

  • 19 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Buenos Aires > Ushuaia
      Highlights:
      Embark Scenic Eclipse

      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. Settle into your handsomely appointed suite and acquaint yourself with the luxurious facilities of your Discovery Yacht. Toast the start of your voyage at the welcome cocktail reception hosted by the Captain who will introduce your expert Discovery Leaders and their team. Set sail and cruise through the Beagle Channel and admire the dramatic views of the Andean mountains of Tierra del Fuego from the comfort of your private verandah.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - At sea
      Highlights:
      Cross the Drake Passage

      Relax and enjoy the amazing facilities of your floating resort as you cruise towards the Antarctic Peninsula. An entertaining presentation by the Discovery Team in the state-of-the-art theatre will excite you for what’s to come, or relax in your suite and watch the live streaming on your TV. Your palate will be delighted as you explore the extensive range of dining options, or a butler will serve you as you dine in-suite. The first sightings of icebergs and snow-capped mountains signal that you have reached the Antarctic Peninsula.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - At sea
      Highlights:
      Cross the Drake Passage

      A day at sea.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Antarctic Peninsula
      Highlights:
      Scenic Discovery excursions

      Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, a host of choices are now open and, depending on the ice and weather conditions, the Antarctic Peninsula is yours to explore. Our 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

      You will partake in daily Scenic Discovery excursions. Cruise on the Zodiacs around ice formations, step onto islands to view vast penguin rookeries and seals. Kayak around icebergs, hear the ice cracking and feeding whales blow.

      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. Sail close to blue-tinged icebergs and there may be the chance to visit a working scientific base and discuss life in these harsh conditions with the staff. In late February and March, if conditions are favourable, there may be the opportunity to cross the Antarctic Circle at latitude 66°33’ South.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Antarctic Peninsula
      Highlights:
      Scenic Discovery excursions

      Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Antarctic Peninsula
      Highlights:
      Scenic Discovery excursions

      Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Antarctic Peninsula
      Highlights:
      Scenic Discovery excursions

      Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Antarctic Peninsula
      Highlights:
      Scenic Discovery excursions

      Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Antarctic Peninsula
      Highlights:
      Scenic Discovery excursions

      Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 10 - At sea
      Highlights:
      Relax on board

      Farewell your adventure in the icy lands and set sail heading north to the continent of South America. Take the opportunity for a last presentation by the Discovery Team and share memories of your experiences with new-found friends.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - At sea
      Highlights:
      Relax on board

      A day at sea.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Ushuaia > Buenos Aires

      Your cruise ends this morning as you disembark and fly to Buenos Aires for an overnight stay and meet your Tour Director on arrival.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 13 - Buenos Aires > Iguazú Falls
      Highlights:
      Explore the Argentinean Falls

      This morning fly to Iguazú 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. Cross the border and enter the Brazilian National Park for your three night Special Stay. With an enviable setting inside the park gates, as a guest of the hotel you will be able to experience the sun setting over the top of the magnificent natural wonder of the falls without the general public.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Iguazú Falls
      Highlights:
      Brazilian Falls excursion

      After breakfast, 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. Your day continues with an exciting jet boat adventure where you will see the base of the falls and feel the spray of water on your face. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to enjoy this pristine wilderness and the facilities of your magnificent hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Iguazú Falls
      Highlights:
      Parque das Aves bird park

      This morning explore Parque das Aves and be amazed by the colourful array of rare birds flying in the huge aviaries.

      Soar over Iguazú Falls on an optional helicopter flight. Additional cost, please book on tour.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 16 - Iguazú Falls > Rio de Janeiro
      Highlights:
      Fly to Rio de Janeiro

      Fly to the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro. A highlight will be your three night Special Stay, set in the heart of the beach strip.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 17 - Rio de Janeiro
      Highlights:
      Scenic Enrich – Sunrise Corcovado, Discover Rio’s highlights
      Enrich

      This morning is a memory to treasure as you watch the sunrise across Rio from the base of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue with exclusive access before the park gates open to the public.

      Afterward, at Sugarloaf Mountain, the cable car ride takes you to the top of the peak for sweeping panoramic views. From there, continue your ascent to the apex of the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain on one of the world’s oldest cable cars. Along the way to the summit, take in the spectacular views of Rio and the surrounding landscape.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 18 - Rio de Janeiro
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice, Scenic Enrich – Library dinner
      Freechoice

      Discover Santa Teresa and the Selarón Steps or visit the favelas (shanty towns) to see the day to day lifestyle. Alternatively enjoy a walking tour of downtown Rio.

      Enrich

      A highlight awaits at our private farewell dinner in the elegant Library where you will enjoy a delicious three-course gourmet meal.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 19 - Rio de Janeiro
      Highlights:
      Farewell

      Say farewell as you transfer to Rio de Janeiro airport taking a lifetime of wonderful memories with you.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Your luxury escorted journey includes:
    • 11 night all-inclusive luxury Scenic Eclipse cruise
    • The intimacy of small group land journeys with up to 20 guests
    • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
    • Memorable Scenic Special Stays
    • Fully escorted journey led by an expert handpicked Tour Director with knowledgeable local guides
    • Internal flights and taxes
    • Porterage throughout plus return airport transfers
    • All tipping and gratuities