Chilean Fjords & Cape Horn with Taste of Argentina & Brazil

Over 26 days, explore the breathtaking Chilean Fjords and Cape Horn on board 6-star Scenic Eclipse. Visit Rio de Janeiro and admire the Iguazu Falls.

26 Days
Lima to Rio de Janeiro
From (AUD)
$ 23,240
Dates & Pricing

2019 Lima > Rio de Janeiro

Straddling the border between Argentina and Brazil lies one of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders you will ever witness. While the colourful beach culture of Rio de Janeiro is the perfect end to your journey through this vibrant continent.
Cruise the dramatic coastlines of Peru and Chile and explore the majestic fjords in all-inclusive luxury on board Scenic Eclipse. Spend three nights exploring the thundering waterfalls of Iguazú and the national park before Rio’s vibrant beach culture is revealed. Your days are filled with activities, stunning natural landscapes and colourful marine and birdlife.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
OSA4
Duration:
26 days
Departure City:
Lima
Return City:
Rio de Janeiro

Selected Itinerary

26 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Lima (Callao)

    Welcome to Lima, Peru where your journey into wonder begins with a warm greeting by the crew as you step on board Scenic Eclipse. Raise your glass this evening and toast the start of your luxurious cruise.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Paracas

    Paracas Bay, on the Pacific coastline of Peru is where the desert and the sea come together in spectacular landscapes. The cliffs that frame the beaches are prolific with wildlife including millions of seagulls and cormorants that are year round residents, as well as many migratory birds including guano birds and Humboldt penguins.

    Discovery

    Our fleet of Zodiacs and kayaks will take you exploring to the wildlife rich Ballestas Islands, home to sea lion colonies and over 200 species of birds.

    Enrich

    Witness a private performance of entertaining Peruvian musicians as you sample the National drink, the Pisco Sour with the dramatic backdrop of the sun setting across the Pacific Ocean.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - At sea

    Relax and enjoy the amazing facilities of your floating resort, perhaps take a dip in the Scandinavian inspired plunge pools or sooth your muscles and mind in the relaxation lounge.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Valparaíso

    The World Heritage-listed city of Valparaíso welcomes you with its long and colourful history dating back to the Conquistadors. This vibrant city is rich in theatre, music, performance and street art, with most streets, staircases, alleyways and buildings brightly painted.

    Freechoice

    Stroll winding cobblestone labyrinths of alleyways and bustling streets and see brightly-coloured houses on the hills with your local guide or travel to the Casablanca Valley and taste some of Chile’s finest vintages.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - At sea

    Relax on board or join an informative and entertaining presentation by your Discovery Team.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Puerto Montt

    At the very end of the Pan American highway is Puerto Montt, the starting point for the fabled land of fjords, canals, islands, snow-capped volcanoes, green-forested hills and the enchantment of Southern Chile.

    Freechoice

    At Frutillar, lying alongside Lake Llanquihue, see the traditional German houses with beautiful gardens filled with fragrant flowers. Alternatively explore Osorno Volcano and Petrohué Falls or choose to visit Senda Nativa Romahue Reserve where you will meet the passionate owners and their staff and learn about their native wildlife rehabilitation and education programme including the elusive puma.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Chiloé Island

    Isla Grande de Chiloé lying just off the coast of Chile, is South America’s fifth largest island and home to a population of fiercely independent seafarers.

    Freechoice

    Discover the World Heritage-listed churches and architecture of Castro.

    Discovery

    Scenic Discovery excursions by kayak or hiking.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Inner Fjords

    Your senses will be overloaded with the majestic scenery and wildlife of the inner passages of the Chilean Channels, lying at the foot of the massive Darwin Cordillera mountain range. Watch from the Sky Terrace, the Observation Terrace or your private verandah as the Captain and local Chilean Pilot expertly manoeuvres Scenic Eclipse through the islands and channel markers of the English Narrows.

    Discovery

    Be awed by the power of the ever-growing Pío XI Glacier as you come close to the glacial face on a Zodiac or kayak. Glaciers abound in this incredible landscape and you will discover the El Brujo and Amalia glaciers and many more highlights in these marvellous days of exploration.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Inner Fjords

    Cruise the Inner Fjords.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Inner Fjords

    Cruise the Inner Fjords.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Inner Fjords

    Cruise the Inner Fjords.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Inner Fjords

    Cruise the Inner Fjords.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Magdalena Island

    Lying in the Magellan Strait, this small island is a national monument of Chile and a breeding location for many species of birds including the Magellanic Penguin.

    Discovery

    Scenic Discovery excursions by Zodiac and kayak will highlight the different species of the island and walking tours led by passionate local guides sharing their insights will be a highlight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Chilean Fjords

    Discovery

    Explore in kayaks and Zodiacs. Sensory days of cruising await as you traverse the Agostini and Garibaldi Fjords. Glaciers abound with the Monte Buckland mountain range as the backdrop.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Chilean Fjords

    Cruise the Chilean Fjords.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Cape Horn

    The point where the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean meet, Cape Horn is the southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago and at the southernmost tip of Chile.

    Discovery

    Weather permitting, Scenic Discovery excursions to land on Cape Horn will show the true skill of our Captain, Crew and the Discovery Team.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Ushuaia > Buenos Aires

    Disembark and fly to Buenos Aires for an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  20. Day 20 - Buenos Aires > Iguazú 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

  21. Day 21 - Iguazú Falls

    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

  22. Day 22 - Iguazú Falls

    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

  23. Day 23 - Iguazú Falls > 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

  24. Day 24 - Rio de Janeiro

    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

  25. Day 25 - Rio de Janeiro

    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

  26. Day 26 - Rio de Janeiro

    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:
  • 18 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 land journey led by an expert handpicked Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides
  • Internal flights and taxes
  • Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides
  • Porterage throughout plus return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability