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Antarctica in Depth & Taste of Argentina & Brazil 2021
(Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires)


19 days with Scenic   Rating: Deluxe

Itinerary
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Day 1 Rio de Janeiro
Welcome to vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro for a three night Special Stay at your iconic hotel, set in the heart of the beach strip.

Day 2 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.

Enrich
A highlight awaits at your private welcome dinner in the elegant library at the Belmond Copacabana Palace where you will enjoy a three-course gourmet meal. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 3 Rio de Janeiro
Discover the beating heart of this exotic city. Take a fascinating walking tour through downtown Rio, home to the Metropolitan Cathedral 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. Indulge in a mouth-watering Brazilian Churrascaria experience.

Sundowners
At Sugarloaf Mountain, take the cable car to the peak for Scenic Sundowner drinks while taking in the spectacular views of Rio at sunset. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 4 Rio de Janeiro > Iguazú Falls
Fly to the vibrant city of Iguazú Falls. A highlight will be your three night Special Stay, set in the Brazilian size of the National Park. (Breakfast)

Day 5 Iguazú Falls
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 to see the base of the falls and feel the spray on your face. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 6 Iguazú Falls
This morning, explore Parque das Aves and be amazed by the colourful array of rare birds flying in the huge aviaries.

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

Day 7 Iguazú Falls > Buenos Aires, Argentina
Cross the border to the Argentinean side of the falls and discover the famous ‘Devil’s Throat’ and be awed by the sheer volume of water cascading over the falls. This afternoon, fly to Buenos Aires for a one night Special Stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 8 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. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 9 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 10 At sea
A day at sea. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11 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. 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 around icebergs and hear the ice cracking and whales feeding below. 

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. 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)

Day 12-16 Antarctic Peninsula
Explore the Antarctic Peninsula. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 17 At Sea
Farewell your adventure in the icy lands and set sail heading north to the continent of South America. Share memories of your experiences with new-found friends. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 18 At Sea
A day at sea. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 19 Ushuaia > Buenos Aires
Your cruise ends this morning as you farewell the crew. Disembark after breakfast to fly to Buenos Aires, taking away memories of a truly unforgettable experience. (Breakfast)

All This Included
Pristine and strikingly beautiful, this awe-inspiring region of untouched icescapes, mountains rising from the sea, and incredible, diverse wildlife will literally take your breath away. 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.

Wake up to spectacular scenery and ice-filled channels, and spend your days marvelling at the many wonders along the Antarctic Peninsula. Set out exploring and immerse yourself in the grand spectacle. The constantly changing weather, scenery and colours provide opportunities for professional and amateur photographers alike. Breathtaking natural wonders, one-of-a-kind luxurious stays, and unforgettable experiences that immerse you into the local life of this vibrant land. Embark on a 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.
  • 44 meals including 18 Breakfasts, 11 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.