Uruguay & Brazil Uncovered

9 Days
Montevideo to Rio de Janeiro
From (USD)
$ 7,873
Dates & Pricing

2024 Montevideo > Rio de Janeiro

Paradise found

Witness a side of South America reserved for the privileged few. Cruise up the coast of Uruguay and Brazil, visiting hidden jewels that have been closely guarded secrets, until now.
Set sail from Montevideo with our expert Discovery Team for the voyage of a lifetime. Find out how Ilhabela got its name, take in the mountainous jungle backdrop of Paraty, and experience the tropical paradise of Angra Dos Reis. Kayak through crystal waters, meet exotic wildlife, and experience the riveting local culture of these vibrant wonderlands, in ultra-luxury.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
301L
Duration:
9 days
Departure City:
Montevideo
Return City:
Rio de Janeiro

9 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Montevideo

    A vibrant city, Montevideo boasts an eclectic and fascinating mix of architecture and culture, surrounded by an emerging wine region. Transfer to Scenic Eclipse and toast to the beginning of your voyage.  

    Please book your flight to arrive into Montevideo prior to 02:00 PM.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Punta del Este, Uruguay

    Since the early 20th century, this sun-drenched peninsula has enjoyed the reputation of being an elite favourite. Referred to as the ‘Monaco of the South’, Punta del Este’s iconic cityscape and incredible beaches attract visitors from all over the world. Playa Brava, one of Punta’s main beaches, is home to the iconic sculpture of fingertips emerging from the soft golden sand - ‘La Mano’. Among other sculptures around the city, the art galleries and museums give Punta del Este an artsy, eclectic atmosphere.  

    Today, choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. 

    Freechoice

    Enjoy an olive oil tasting session or observe the amazing sea lion habitat at Isla de Lobos, home to the largest non-migratory sea lion colony in the world.  Choose to embrace the artistic beauty of Punta del Este and visit the Ralli Museum and Atchugarry Foundation, or join a city tour with a knowledgeable local guide. 

    Discovery

    Enjoy a guided bike ride and soak up Punta del Este’s irresistible charm, lush flora and beautiful sandy beaches.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - At Sea

    Acquaint yourself with the exceptional range of facilities on board your luxurious yacht. Choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or relax in one of the therapy lounges in the Senses Spa. Tempt your palate at one of the many exceptional dining venues or taste a wine from our exquisite curated list. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - At Sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Ilhabela, Brazil

    Portuguese for ‘Beautiful Island’, Ilhabela is a former pirate haunt boasting volcanic peaks, dense tropical jungles, a multitude of waterfalls and stunning beaches. Nearly 85% of the island has been turned into a UNESCO-Biosphere Reserve, sheltering a remarkable abundance of plant and animal life, including toucans and capuchin monkeys.  

    Today, choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. 

    Freechoice

    Join a city tour before exploring the Toca Waterfalls, or visit the Tres Tombos in a 4x4 vehicle and relax on Curral Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches on the North Coast. 

    Discovery

    Choose to walk through the Mata Atlântica rainforest, taking in the unique Brazilian tropical fauna and flora, natural pools and falls along the way, or snorkel in the marine reserve at Cabras Island.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Paraty

    In Paraty, you will find that it is impossible to take a bad picture against the wonderfully photogenic cobbled streets lined with chalk-white buildings and splashed with bold blocks of primary colours. Backed by steep, jungled mountains, Paraty is a joy explore. Make sure to stop and listen to the birds, with 120 endemic species located in the Atlantic forest along with hummingbirds, toucans and parrots.  

    Today, choose one of our Scenic Freechoice activities or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. 

    Freechoice

    Visit a 17th century Bananal Farm and learn of its history and sustainability practices, or experience the verdant natural beauty of Serra da Bocaina National Park during an off-road excursion along the Gold Trail. Choose to learn of the roots, customs and culture of an indigenous village or explore the city of Paraty unveiling its history, its beauties and some of its secrets of the colonial past.

    Discovery

    Go birdwatching with the Discovery Team, or paddle in the calm and protected waters of Paraty Bay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Angra Dos Reis

    One of the most famous bays in Brazil, Angra Dos Reis is made up of 365 islands and over two thousand beaches. A breathtaking landscape, Angra is a tropical paradise with white sandy beaches and emerald waters. Enjoy the day basking in this oasis.

    Discovery

    Glide through the crystal-clear waters in a kayak, stand-up paddleboard at leisure or enjoy sunbathing on one of the many beaches.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Búzios

    The paradisiacal beaches of Búzios will enchant you just as they did the French actor Brigitte Bardot. A simple fishing village until the early 1960s, this is now one of the most upscale areas in Brazil, bedecked with ritzy boutiques, fine restaurants, spacious villas and chic bars. Búzios is comprised of three settlements on a small peninsula, each with its own unique charm. Today, explore the beautiful resort through a Scenic Freechoice activity or join a more active Scenic Discovery excursion. 

    Freechoice

    Board a schooner and cruise along the beaches of Búzios, or explore the city on board an open-air wheeled trolley. Alternatively, enjoy the many tastes of Búzios.

    Discovery

    Test your skills during a surf lesson at Geriba Beach, or glide along the coastline on a kayak with our discovery team.  

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Welcome to the golden beaches and lush mountains of Rio de Janeiro. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport.  

    Please book your flight to depart out of Rio de Janeiro after 12:00 PM.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

The perfect blend of expedition and cruise voyages with
  • Up to 228 guests on board for a truly exclusive Discovery Voyage
  • Up to 15-member specialist Discovery Team
  • Engaging lectures and education program with on board experts
  • Scenic Discovery excursions and shore side expedition program
  • Full kayak program and stand-up paddle boarding
  • Exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Personalised Scenic Freechoice experiences

Pricing & Availability