18 Nights Antarctica In Depth with Taste of Argentina & Brazil


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.

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Day 1 - Buenos Aires > Ushuaia

From our hotel, we transfer to the airport and fly from Buenos Aires, Argentina to the port of Ushuaia, and step aboard your home away from home for the next 12 days – Scenic Eclipse, the World’s First Discovery Yacht. Departing in the late afternoon, we begin our journey by sailing down the picturesque Beagle Channel.


Meals Included: Dinner


Day 2 - Crossing the Drake Passage

Look around and behold the cape petrels flying about the ship, majestic albatross soaring on the wind, and Wilson’s storm petrels skipping along the ocean surface. Our onboard Discovery Team enlightens you about Antarctica and its natural history, bringing the journey to life with their impressive experience and knowledge of the region. 


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 3 - Crossing the Drake Passage

Cruise the Drake Passage.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 4-9  - Antarctic Peninsula

Voyaging overnight along the Gerlache Strait we arrive at the breath-taking Antarctica Peninsula, a land as vast as it is magical. We set out on Zodiacs, kayaks, helicopters or submarine, and venture to penguin rookeries, historic sites and scientific stations, and cruise around majestic icebergs. Discover secluded bays via kayak, plunge below the surface to underwater kingdoms by submarine, and circle above incredible inland vistas in a helicopter. Keep your eyes peeled for leopard seals snacking among the icebergs, and later, step ashore for moments you’ll never forget.


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 around ice formations on Zodiacs, step onshore to view vast penguin rookeries and seals, kayak around icebergs listening for 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 with the chance to visit a working scientific base, where you can 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 10 - At Sea

Soak in the incredible array of Antarctic experiences you’ve had as we head north across the Drake Passage. Luxuriate on board as you observe seabirds and aquatic life, capture once-in-a-lifetime photos, and share in the knowledge of our world leading Discovery Team.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 11 - At Sea

A day at sea.


Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 12 - Ushuaia > Buenos Aires

Relax as we cruise along the Beagle Channel in the early morning. We disembark after breakfast for our flight back to Buenos Aires.


Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 13  Buenos Aires >  Iguazú Falls
This morning, fly to Iguazú Falls. Discover the walkways across the top on the Argentinian side to the lookout where you will see the famous ‘Devil’s Throat’ and the sheer volume of water.

Cross the border and enter the Brazilian National Park for your three-night Special Stay at the elegant Belmond das Cataratas Hotel. Located within the park gates, as a guest of the hotel you will be able to exclusively experience the sun setting over the top of the falls.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 14  Iguazú Falls
After breakfast, enjoy a walking tour to discover the Brazilian Falls before the park gates open to the public. Stand on the walkway in the middle of the world’s highest volume waterfall, before a jet boat adventure where you’ll see the base of the falls and feel the spray of water on your face. The rest of the days is yours to spend exploring the wilderness or your hotel.

Meals: Breadfast, 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.

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

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 16 Iguazú Falls > Rio de Janeirot
Fly to the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro for your three-night Special Stay at the iconic Belmond Copacabana Palace.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 17 Rio de Janeiroe
This morning is one to treasure as you watch the sunrise across Rio from the base of the Christ the Redeemer statue, before the park gates open to the public.

Then, at Sugarloaf Mountain, a 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: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 18 Rio de Janeiro

Freechoice: Discover Santa Teresa and the Selarón Steps, or visit the favelas (shantytowns) to witness theday-to-day lifestyle. Alternatively, enjoy a walking tour of downtown Rio.


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


Meals: 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.


Meals: Breakfast

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