Witness a side of South America reserved for the privileged few. Cruise down the coast of Brazil and Uruguay, visiting hidden jewels that have been closely guarded secrets, until now.
Your remarkable 12-day journey starts in Rio de Janeiro. Over nine extraordinary ports of call, you’ll delight in the tropical bliss of unblemished beaches in coastal Brazil’s most beautiful towns. Enjoy the pristine rainforests of Ilha Grande and awaken to blushing sunrises from your spacious suite before a kayak through glittering waters. Discover the country’s vibrant culture in style, and prepare for moments of wonder at every Scenic turn.
- 11 night all-inclusive cruise aboard Scenic Eclipse
- Airport transfers to and from the ship
- Personalized butler service for every guest
- Up to 10 culinary experiences, from casual to fine dining
- The finest selection of included premium branded beverages, with a choice of over 100 whiskeys**
- Immersive excursions led by an expert Discovery Team and experience local guides
- Engaging lectures and education program with on board experts
- E-bike fleet for onshore exploration
- Range of water sports and activities
- Complimentary WIFI
- Port taxes and charges
- All tipping and gratuities
- Save $12000 per cabin! (price reflects discount)
|November 16, 2024
|Grand Veranda Suite
|Taxes & Fees
New bookings only – Promotion is subject to change without notice
Final payment is due at booking.
**All drinks on board are included except a very small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, Champagnes and spirits.
Day 1 Sat, 16 Nov Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (D)
Your journey begins the moment you step aboard in vibrant Rio de Janeiro. Amidst the bank of the city famous for its Christ the Redeemer statue and flanked by verdant mountain peaks, the discovery on board Scenic Eclipse awaits. The crew will greet you personally with a warm welcome and a sparkling glass of champagne as you step aboard your spectacular luxury home for the next 11 nights. Meet fellow passengers and acquaint yourself with your Discovery Yacht’s luxuriously appointed offerings. Toast the beginning of your adventure from the top deck’s Sky Bar, as you wave farewell to the coast and tap crystal glasses with a hearty “saúde”.
Please book your flight to arrive into Rio de Janeiro prior to 02:00 PM.
Day 2 Sun, 17 Nov Búzios (B,L,D)
Be enchanted by the paradisiacal beaches of Búzios just as they did the iconic French actor Brigitte Bardot. A simple fishing village until the early 1960s, now one of the most upscale areas in Brazil, bedecked with ritzy boutiques, fine restaurants, rambling villas and chic bars. Búzios is a charming grouping of three settlements on a small peninsula, each with its own unique allure.
Once back on board, treat yourself to the finest in French dining at Lumière, maybe starting the night at the venue’s Champagne Bar.
Day 3 Mon, 18 Nov Ilha Grande, Abraão (B,L,D)
This natural paradise is the perfect place for sweeping ocean views that meet the rainforest’s green fringe. Wander under magical canopies – 99 per cent of the island is cloaked in lush greenery – with the sounds of birdcall as your soundtrack. Take this opportunity to embrace the pure solitude of your privileged position in this unspoilt landscape. With no cars on the island, it remains pedestrian-friendly, and you’ll almost certainly spot wildlife. Swimming and snorkelling are a must if you can stand to leave the dreamy comfort of your beach towel nap; and with our late-night departure, a sandy sunset will have you sleeping sweet dreams when you’re back on board into your own sanctuary, your spacious ultra-luxury suite.
Day 4 Tue, 19 Nov Paraty (B,L,D)
Like something from a picture book, Paraty’s cobbled streets and chaulk-white buildings will have you grabbing your camera. Your friends may never believe you when you tell them just how beautiful this Atlantic jewel is, so better to provide photographic proof, we say. After breakfast on board – perhaps delivered to your ultra-luxury suite for a verandah view – venture into Paraty’s friendly streets to begin your day. Bold blocks of the architectural accents’ primary colour set off the steeply rising mountains, veiled in swaths of emerald leaf cover. Exploring here is a discovery into nature and culture. Be certain to keep your eyes open for the iconic birds that make this area their home, including jocular toucans, kaleidoscopic parrots and flitting hummingbirds.
Day 5 Wed, 20 Nov Ilhabela, São Sebastião Island (B,L,D)
Portuguese for ‘Beautiful Island’, today you’ll clearly understand why. After getting photos from your favourite spot on the yacht, disembark for the wonder of this magical destination. Exhibiting craggy volcanic peaks that emerge from heavily forested equatorial jungles, it’s also home to a multitude of waterfalls, flourishing plant species and breathtaking beaches. Watch for wildlife sheltered in this UNESCO-Biosphere reserve, including capuchin monkeys as they perform their gymnastics in the verdant canopy.
Once back on board Scenic Eclipse, consider a visit to the world-class Senses Spa for an indulgent massage^ to wind down before your elegant dinner. With up to 10 exceptional dining experiences, there is a diverse range of gourmet flavours and cuisines.
Day 6 Thu, 21 Nov Pontal do Sul, Ilha do Mel (B,L,D)
Remote, discrete and the perfect spot for your Discovery excursions, Ponta do Sul is a 28-mile (35-kilometre) nature preserve that’s praised for having the best beaches in the Brazilian state of Parana. With no streets, there are no cars, only pristine forest, the softest sand and narrow trails for discovery. A standout for unrivalled exploration, is that this part of the world has been seen by very few tourists, a unique and remote location just for you. Spend the day exploring the shores, soaking up the sun, or taking advantage of the water sports equipment available. Today may be one to venture beneath the surface on board Scenic Neptune, our custom-designed submersible^ that takes you up to 300m below the sea. Envisage the blue silence of this unforgettable discovery.
Day 7 Fri, 22 Nov São Francisco do Sul (B,L,D)
One of Brazil’s most storied towns, São Francisco do Sul was founded in the early 16th century and shows off its history in hearty cobblestone streets and colonial buildings, many of which are listed on the National Historic Registry. As you sail toward the island, enjoy some of the best views of the town, perhaps from the cosy cocoon of your private cabana, overlooking pastel homes with arched windows and elegant balconies. Home to the only museum of boats in Brazil, the Old Town reveals the country’s seafaring history for you to discover. Nearby endless stretches of beaches and coves exist where you can while away the day floating under the blue skies or scouring the sea for aquatic life. If the weather and permissions allow, seeing the city from the air, suspended above ocean tides and biscuit-coloured beaches from one of our two onboard state-of-the-art Airbus helicopters^ is an extraordinary experience.
Day 8 Sat, 23 Nov At Sea (B,L,D)
After a languid sleep-in and a luxurious in-suite breakfast, partake in our Yoga or Pilates classes in one of our indulgent spaces. You’ll find wellness options to pamper your body as well as your soul, with our expert instructors. Afterwards, relax in the sauna or dip into the temperature-controlled plunge pool. Enjoy your time privately or catch up with new found friends to share stories. The Azure Bar and Café is ideal for casual but upscale dining and affords you a sea view like no other. Sip a custom cocktail in one of Scenic Eclipse’s nine all-inclusive bars, including the Whiskey Bar, where more than 100 premium varieties of this beverage available.
Day 9 Sun, 24 Nov At Sea (B,L,D)
A day at sea is always a treat when, all-inclusive activities abound. Enhance your culinary skills at Scenic Épicure under the expert tutelage of Scenic’s masterclass instructors. Learn to prepare, plate and present elegant dishes while having fun and socialising at the same time. If you’re looking for some quiet reflection or a bit of respite, nestle into one of the swinging nest chairs on Deck 7. With a freshly squeezed juice or a refreshing spritz depending on your mood, enjoy the expansive sea views with your complimentary binoculars found in your suite.
Day 10 Mon, 25 Nov Punta del Este, Uruguay (B,L,D)
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 the world over. Playa Brava, one of Punta’s main beaches, is home to the renowned sculpture of fingertips that emerge from the soft golden sand, called ‘La Mano’. Among other sculptures around the city, the art galleries and museums give Punta del Este an artsy, eclectic atmosphere that makes it a stand-out destination.
Day 11 Tue, 26 Nov Montevideo (B,L,D)
An emerging wine region, Montevideo is the capital city of Uruguay, with many buildings and dwellings holding architectural significance. The Plaza de la Independencia, once home to a Spanish fortress is the centre of the city, leads to gorgeous Art Deco structures and landmarks including the neoclassical Solís Theatre which opened in 1856. Visitors will find themselves amongst a vibrant town full of vim and vigour with musical theatre and cosy tango bars right next door to one another.
Day 12 Wed, 27 Nov Buenos Aires, Argentina (B)
Latin passion and European romance spark a dynamic combination that makes Buenos Aires the dynamic city it renown for. Today we end our journey here, in one of the liveliest and most cosmopolitan cities in the world. There’s much to discover, so after bidding your new friends and the friendly Scenic Eclipse crew farewell, take some time to explore the great Argentinian culture and cuisine.
Please book your flight to depart out of Buenos Aires after 12:00 PM.
The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the cruise will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.
The World’s First Discovery Yachts
Scenic Eclipse, The World’s First Discovery YachtsTM , have set the benchmark in ultra-luxury ocean cruising. An on board submarine^, two helicopters^, a fleet of Zodiacs, and the world class Discovery Team, all experts in their field, ensures Scenic Eclipse is unrivalled in truly all inclusive worldwide exploration. Reserved for up to 228 guests, or 200 in Polar regions, with an almost 1:1 staff to guest ratio, each moment on board Scenic Eclipse is truly spectacular.
Small Ship Experience
Experience the benefits of small ship river cruising and discovery voyages on board our custom-built luxury ships. Our ships are specifically designed to access smaller ports so you can start to explore from the moment you disembark, whilst offering the maximum in space and comfort.
Truly All-Inclusive Luxury
Luxurious holidays should be about exploring, unwinding and indulging. Our truly All-Inclusive philosophy means we take care of all details for you, so you don’t need to worry about a thing. All on board dining, premium beverages, excursions, return flights, transfers, tipping plus more are included as standard.
Discover destinations in depth with exclusive Scenic Enrich excursions; once in a lifetime experiences that take you to places inaccessible to the ordinary traveler. Personalize your days with our program of included Scenic Freechoice , with a range of activities to suit your tastes and pace.
Truly All-Inclusive Dining
Set your senses ablaze and ignite your inner gourmand with an impressive selection of on board dining venues from casual to fine dining. Enjoy unlimited premium beverages with a vast selection of wine, beer, cocktails, spirits. A journey with Scenic is a truly epicurean experience in itself.
Luxury Suites with Butler Service
Your Scenic suite is your own personal sanctuary. With exclusive private verandahs on board Scenic Eclipse, relax in your elegantly appointed spacious suite as your butler pours you a glass of Champagne, and recline in comfort on your signature Scenic Slumber Bed.
Your Wellbeing, Your Way
Scenic brings wellbeing to a new level. In the exceptional Scenic Eclipse’s 550m2/5,920ft2 Senses Spa, enjoy included facilities of a sauna, steam and Vitality plunge pool, relaxation lounges and extensive menu of ESPA treatments+.
+Treatments at additional cost.
Meticulously designed to create a sense of space, our ships offer the utmost in comfort whilst still feeling intimate. The multiple indoor and outdoor spaces, from bars and libraries to vitality pools and sun decks, makes it easy to find a quiet place where you can unwind and refresh.
Cruise with Confidence
For over 37 years, Scenic’s award winning approach to creating seamless journeys, with state of the art ships and best in class crew, have made us the number one choice for world wide luxury cruising. Our commitment to the health, safety and wellbeing of our guests and crew remains our key priority.