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Antarctica in Depth with Taste of Argentina & Brazil 2020

19 days with Scenic   Rating: Deluxe

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Itinerary
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Day 1 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. 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. (Dinner)

Day 2 At sea
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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 At sea
A day at sea. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Antarctic Peninsula
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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Days 5-9 Antarctic Peninsula
Cruise the Antarctica Peninsula enjoy daily activities. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10 At sea
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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11 At sea
A day at sea. (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. (Breakfast)

Day 13 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. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 14 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 15 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. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 16 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. (Breakfast)

Day 17 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. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 18 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. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 19 Rio de Janeiro
Say farewell as you transfer to Rio de Janeiro airport taking a lifetime of wonderful memories with you. (Breakfast)

Map
All This Included
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.
  • Embark Scenic Eclipse
  • Cross the Drake Passage
  • Scenic Discovery excursions
  • Relax on board
  • Explore the Argentinean Falls
  • Brazilian Falls excursion
  • Parque das Aves bird park
  • Fly to Rio de Janeiro
  • Scenic Enrich – Sunrise Corcovado, Discover Rio’s highlights
  • Scenic Freechoice, Scenic Enrich – Library dinner
  • Farewell
  • 45 meals including 18 Breakfasts, 12 Lunches and 15 Dinners
Accommodations
Cruising: Cabin onboard Scenic Eclipse
Notes
  • Itineraries are subject to change.
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.