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+44 1756 706500
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Antarctica in Depth with Taste of Argentina and Brazil

Experience close encounters with wildlife and glaciers as you explore the magnificent Antarctic before discovering the highlights on Argentina and Brazil on this 22-night cruise adventure. Includes return flights, overnight hotel stays in Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and Iguazu Falls and overseas transfers.

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Antarctic Penguins
  • Antarctica
  • Cuverville Bay, Antarctica
  • Buenos Aires
  • Emperor Penguins in Antarctica
  • Iguazu Falls, Brazil
  • Sea Lions
  • Ushuaia
  • Christ the Redeemer

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Antarctica in Depth with Taste of Argentina and Brazil Special Offer

Explore the vibrant city of Buenos Aires during an overnight hotel stay before embarking the luxury Scenic Eclipse. Spend 6 days discovering the icy wonderland of Antarctica with its spectacular landscapes and remarkable wildlife including penguin colonies and sea lions. Join the discovery team to cruise around fascinating ice formations on zodiacs and kayak through majestic icebergs.

After an unforgettable experience in the Antarctic, journey to Buenos Aires before heading for Iguazu Falls in Brazil. Spend three days exploring the extraordinary Iguazu Falls; walk to the falls and stand on the walkway in the middle of the cascading water before the park gates open to the public, then watch the sun set over this stunning natural wonder.

Enjoy a three-night hotel stay in Rio de Janeiro, giving you plenty of time to explore this exciting Brazilian city. Watch the sunrise from the base of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue during an exclusive tour and ascend to the apex of the famous Sugarloaf Mountain to admire the outstanding views.

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Antarctica in Depth with Taste of Argentina & Brazil Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Fly from the UK overnight to Buenos Aires.

Day 2 - Buenos Aires

Welcome to Buenos Aires, the cosmopolitan capital of Argentina. You’ll be transferred to your hotel for your overnight stay. Spend time at leisure exploring this vibrant city.

Day 3 - Buenos Aires - Ushuaia

Arrive in Ushuaia and board Scenic Eclipse. Settle into your beautiful suite and acquaint yourself with the luxurious facilities of your Discovery Yacht. Enjoy a 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, admiring the dramatic views of the Andes of Tierra del Fuego from the comfort of your private veranda. (B, D)

Day 4 - 5 - At sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities during a relaxing day at sea as you cross the Drake Passage. The first sightings of icebergs and snow-capped mountains signal that you have reached the Antarctic Peninsula.

Day 6 - 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. 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. 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. (B, L, D)

Day 12 - 13 - At sea

Enjoy the ship’s facilities during a relaxing day at sea as you 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. (B, L, D)

Day 14 - Ushuaia - Buenos Aires

Disembark the Scenic Eclipse and fly to Buenos Aires. Meet your Tour Director before settling into your hotel for an overnight stay. (B)

Day 15 - Buenos Aires - Iguazu 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 of the magnificent natural wonder of the falls without the general public. (B, D)

Day 16 - Iguazu 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. (B, L, D)

Day 17 - Iguazu 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). (B, D)

Day 18 - Iguazú Falls - Rio de Janeiro

Fly to the spectacular city of Rio de Janeiro for a 3-night hotel stay in the heart of the beach strip. (B)

Day 19 - Rio de Janeiro

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. (B, L)

Day 20 - Rio de Janeiro

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. A highlight awaits at our private farewell dinner in the elegant Library where you will enjoy a delicious three-course gourmet meal. (B,D)

Day 21 - Rio de Janeiro - UK

Transfer to Rio de Janeiro airport for your overnight flight to the UK. (B)

Day 22 - Arrive UK

Welcome home.

Price Includes

  • 11-night all-inclusive cruise on Scenic Eclipse
  • 4-night hotel stay in Iguazu Falls
  • 3-night hotel stay in Rio de Janeiro
  • 1-night hotel stay in Buenos Aires
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • Scenic Enrich and Scenic FreeChoice tours
  • Zodiac landings, kayak and snorkelling excursions with the Discovery Team
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard ship
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Unlimited complimentary premium wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks onboard ship
  • Complimentary in-suite minibar onboard ship

Price Does Not Include

  • Optional helicopter and submarine excursions
  • Travel insurance
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