Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands with Taste of Argentina & Brazil

26 Days
Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires
From (USD)
$ 28,204
Dates & Pricing

2021 Buenos Aires > Buenos Aires

Extraordinary landscapes

Little islands with big tales to tell. The South Georgia Islands are teeming with wildlife and exploration history, while the intriguing Falkland Islands are unique, as is the great white wonder of Antarctica. 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.
Summer comes to Antarctica and South Georgia like a revelation. Arrive as the breeding cycle reaches its peak. Chicks become juveniles and seal pups thrill with mock charges. In March, there are staggering numbers of whales, seals, birds and penguins on display as they prepare for the cooler months. 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.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
OSA3
Duration:
26 days
Departure City:
Buenos Aires
Return City:
Buenos Aires

26 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Buenos Aires

    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 pleasure. Arrive at your hotel for your one night stay.

  2. 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - At sea

    Make yourself at home on board Scenic Eclipse, where luxury is almost limitless.  As you sail south, wildlife spotting opportunities abound; your Discovery Team will be out on deck looking for albatross, prions, and petrels that follow the ship. They will present lectures on the history and geology of the Falkland Islands and the Southern Ocean.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Antarctic Peninsula

    The Antarctic Peninsula contains some of the world’s most impressive scenery and wildlife. A network of channels surrounded by towering mountain peaks covered in snow and enormous glaciers abound. There is no place on the planet like Antarctica.

    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Antarctic Peninsula

    Cruise the Antarctic Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - At sea

    Sailing towards South Georgia gives you time to slow to the rhythm of the sea. There will be plenty of time to simply relax and be entranced by the many seabirds you’ll encounter on your way. You may decide to join the avid whale watchers hoping to get a glimpse of one of these leviathans, or simply contemplate the vastness of the sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - At sea

    Sail towards South Georgia.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - South Georgia

    South Georgia is one of the most beautiful places in the world. The island is a tiny speck in the vastness of the South Atlantic Ocean, one of the most remote parts of our planet. A 3,000-metre mountain range forms the spine of the long, narrow island. Between the mountains, shattered glaciers carve their way through tussock grass to the deeply indented coastline. Despite being such a small outpost in the vastness of the south
    Atlantic, the sea around South Georgia is one of the most lively areas on earth. The abundant marine life supports millions of seals, whales, penguins and seabirds. Shackleton and five of his crew sailed from Elephant Island in the James Caird for 16 days and 1,300 kilometres and finally found safety in the tiny entrance of Cave Cove. This epic story of survival began with the sinking of his ship, the Endurance, in the Weddell Sea, six months earlier. As you explore South Georgia, you will have the opportunity to reflect on Shackleton’s epic journey.

    Discovery

    Equipped with a fleet of custom built Zodiacs and kayaks, your discovery excursions will take you to the places of your wildest dreams.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - South Georgia

    Continue to explore South Georgia.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - At sea

    Time spent at sea is yours to do with as you please. Our world-class amenities are certain to keep you busy, from the on board theatre and Senses Spa, to wonderful dining experiences. Spot icebergs and marine life from the comfort of your private verandah.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Falkland Islands

    Remote and sparsely populated, the Falkland Islands are a wildlife lovers paradise. You will visit a number of the outer islands, where large colonies of penguins and albatross thrive.  Fur seals and elephant seals roam sandy beaches; while the surrounding waters are home to whales and dolphins. Visit the very British capital, Stanley and its small but thriving community.
    Today choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion.

    Freechoice

    Take a walking tour of the small capital or on a Battlefields Tour visit the key sites of the conflict.

    Discovery

    Partake in a Scenic Discovery excursion at Gypsy Cove, walk the wildlife trail and see the Magellanic penguin

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Falkland Islands

    Explore the Falkland Islands.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - At sea

    As you head north to Ushuaia, you have time to reflect on your experience of a lifetime, knowledge garnered from your Discovery Team and the unsurpassed luxury of Scenic Eclipse.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - At sea

    A day at sea.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Ushuaia, Argentina > Rio de Janeiro

    Your cruise ends this morning as you farewell the crew. Disembark after breakfast to fly to of Rio de Janeiro for a three night Special Stay at your hotel, set in the heart of the beach strip.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  20. Day 20 - 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

  21. Day 21 - 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  22. Day 22 - 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

  23. Day 23 - 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

  24. Day 24 - 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

  25. Day 25 - 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

  26. Day 26 - Buenos Aires

    Say farewell as you transfer to Buenos Aires airport, taking a lifetime of wonderful memories with you.

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