18/19 Nights Antarctica In Depth with Taste of Argentina & Brazil

18/19 Nights Antarctica In Depth with Taste of Argentina & Brazil

$19,706.00Price

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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  • For 2021 Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro Departures -

     

    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 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 Janeiro
    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 Janeiro
    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

     

    For 2021 Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires Departures -

     

     

    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.

     

    Meals Included: 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 Sundowner drinks while taking in the spectacular views of Rio at sunset.

     

    Meals Included: 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.

     

    Meals Included: 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.

     

    Meals Included: 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).

     

    Meals Included: 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.

     

    Meals Included: 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.

     

    Meals Included: 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.

     

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

     

    Day 10 - At sea

    A day at sea.

     

    Meals Included: 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 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. 

     

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

     

    Day 12 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

     

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

     

    Day 13 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

     

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

     

    Day 14 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

     

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

     

    Day 15 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

     

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

     

    Day 16 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

     

    Meals Included: 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. 

     

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

     

    Day 18 - At Sea

    A day at sea.

     

    Meals Included: 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.

     

    Meals Included: Breakfast

     

    For 2022 Buenos Aires  to Rio de Janeiro Departures -

     

    Day 1 - Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Latin passion and European romance define the beautiful city of Buenos Aires, a dynamic mecca known for its wide-ranging architectural styles, contemporary and historic arts, and culinary pleasures. Arrive at your hotel for your one night stay.

     

    Day 2 - 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.

     

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

     

    Day 3 - 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.

     

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

     

    Day 4 - At sea

    A day at sea.

     

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

     

    Day 5 - 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 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.

     

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

     

    Day 6 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

     

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

     

    Day 7 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

     

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

     

    Day 8 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

     

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

     

    Day 9 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

     

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

     

    Day 10 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

     

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

     

    Day 11 - 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. 

     

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

     

    Day 12 - At Sea

    A day at sea.

     

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

     

    Day 13 - Ushuaia, Argentina > Buenos Aires

    Your cruise ends this morning as you farewell the crew. Disembark after breakfast to fly to Buenos Aires for a one night Special Stay.

     

    Meals Included: Breakfast

     

    Day 14 - Buenos Aires > Iguazú Falls, Brazil

    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 the magnificent natural wonder of the falls without the general public.

     

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

     

    Day 15 - 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.

     

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

     

    Day 16 - 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).

     

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

     

    Day 17 - 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.

     

    Sundowners

    At Sugarloaf Mountain, take the cable car to the peak for Sundowner drinks while taking in the spectacular views of Rio at sunset.

     

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

     

    Day 18 - 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.

     

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

     

    Day 19 - 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 farewell dinner in the elegant library at the Belmond Copacabana Palace where you will enjoy a three-course gourmet meal.

     

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

     

    Day 20 - Rio de Janeiro

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

     

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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