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Icons of South America & Antarctica

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Fully Guided Locally Guided Coach Group Cruise Wildlife Scenic / Sightseeing
Balcony
$40,585
Suite
$49,297
* Port charges, taxes and fees included
 Cruise Length
30 Days
 Cruise Starts
Guayaquil
 Cruise Finishes
Buenos Aires
30 Day Icons of South America & Antarctica Itinerary (Scenic)
Countries Explored: Ecuador Galapagos Peru Brazil Argentina Antarctica
Cruise Line:
Ship
Departures
Passengers
228
Crew
176
Launched
2019
Cruise Code
OSE1-1

Overview

Embark on a journey of a lifetime as you witness survival of the fittest first hand in the land that inspired the theory of evolution. Interact with the native tribes of the Amazon, and breathe the sacred air of Machu Picchu, before exploring the frozen continent. Antarctica defies the imagination. Pristine and strikingly beautiful, this awe-inspiring region of untouched icescapes, mountains rising from the sea, and incredible, diverse wildlife will literally take your breath away. An incredible showcase of evolution, the Galápagos Islands is an untouched utopia bursting with unique flora and fauna....read more

On your four night cruise to the land that served as Darwin’s muse for ‘Origin of the Species’, you will encounter wildlife you won’t see anywhere else, including blue-footed boobies, multi-coloured crustaceans, and the famous Galápagos giant tortoise. On your Amazon cruise, explore the ‘lungs of the planet’ with an expert naturalist and enjoy the rare opportunity of meeting native Amazonian tribes. Visit the 15th-century Incan treasures of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley.

Wake up to spectacular scenery and spend your days marvelling at the many wonders along the Antarctic Peninsula. The constantly changing weather, scenery and colours provide opportunities for professional and amateur photographers alike. Go kayaking in Antarctica under the guidance of our experienced Discovery Team, dive deep into the pristine waters in our submarine – Scenic Neptune^, or take to the skies in our custom designed helicopters^. Throughout the voyage, our Discovery Team is on hand to provide insights into the geology, wildlife and history of this spectacular area in the form of on board lecture presentations and guided shore excursions.

Itinerary

A world of wonder awaits as you start your journey with an overnight Special Stay. Your haven of luxury in the centre of this busy port city offers the perfect place to relax before your adventure begins.

Fly to the Galápagos Islands. Settle into your air-conditioned stateroom with large picture windows on board the stylish La Pinta, your home for the next four nights. Over the coming days, on a range of included shore excursions, you will see a rich variety of landscapes, marine and land animals, and colourful birdlife, all still relatively untouched by man. This afternoon, join naturalist guides for your first excursion to the islands. (B/L/D)

Each day a new discovery awaits as you search for the ‘Big 15', the most exceptional and captivating wildlife of the archipelago. You will take morning and afternoon small group excursions by Zodiac onto different islands for walking tours led by expert naturalist guides and enjoy opportunities to snorkel and kayak. Depending on the season, you'll witness different species of birds including the unusual blue-footed boobies and their tap-dancing mating ritual. Enjoy close encounters with the inquisitive Galápagos sea lion and discover the slow-moving Galápagos giant tortoise. (B/L/D)

Continue to explore the Galápagos Islands. Take morning and afternoon small group excursions by Zodiac onto different islands for walking tours led by expert naturalist guides. (B/L/D)

Bid farewell to the crew and fly to Lima for an overnight stay. (B)

Fly to Iquitos and settle into your oversized suite on board Delfin III, your luxurious floating hotel for the next four nights. (B/D)

Each day there will be a range of small group excursions to discover the diversity of this region. You will explore remote Amazon River tributaries, spot monkeys and birds while walking along a jungle trail, visit local villages and schools and meet with native Amazonians. Board the skiffs and cruise along the waterways, or go onshore for excursions through the jungle led by knowledgeable naturalist guides. (B/L/D)

Continue to explore the Amazon, each day there will be a range of small group excursions to discover the diversity of this region. (B/L/D)

Fly to Cuzco, then travel through the picturesque Sacred Valley to your resort, in the small village of Urubamba, for your three-night stay. The relaxed touring pace allows you to experience the history, unique lifestyle, culture and majestic scenery of this heartland of the former Inca empire.

Sundowners Share stories with your fellow travellers as you enjoy a private performance by local musicians complemented with a light tapas style dinner. (B/D)

Join your expert local guide for a walking tour of Ollantaytambo, the site where Manco Inca defeated the Spanish conquistadors. Enjoy a delicious Andean feast at Hacienda Huayoccari, where you will learn about the daily life, traditions and work of the locals during a weaving demonstration. The afternoon is at leisure to explore the charming village of Urubamba. (B/L)

Freechoice: Tour the ruins of Pisac and its colourful markets, or see Moray ruins and the Incan salt pans. This afternoon, delight in an unforgettable culinary experience of five different meats cooked in five different ways over an open flame, with ingredients grown in Tambo's own organic garden. (B/L)

Travel through picturesque fields on your Vistadome rail journey to Machu Picchu then spend time at the ancient Inca site. Be amazed as your expert local guides share the mysteries of these majestic ruins. Tonight, relax at your charming hotel. (B)

Learn how to make two of the country's signature offerings: ceviche and pisco sours, during a cooking demonstration. Continue to the charming city of Cuzco and your luxurious hotel, in the heart of the historic centre. Your two-night Special Stay is sure to be a highlight. (B/D)

The former capital of the Incan Empire, Cuzco is a city with incredible architecture. Uncover the history of this World Heritage-listed site, including Korichancha and the ruins of Sacsayhuamán fortress.

Enrich: Visit a community supported by Scenic. Meet the students and teachers at the local school and learn about their lifestyle.

Enrich: Candlelight, first class service and the magnificent glow of the precious metals displayed in the Gold Room of the Pre-Columbian Art Museum of Cuzco, are brought together to create a memorable experience. Enjoy a cosmopolitan and cutting-edge gastronomic presentation formed from the exquisite flavours, colours, textures and aromas of local ingredients from different parts of Peru. (B/D)

Say farewell to your Tour Director and fly to Buenos Aires for your two-night stay. (B)

Freechoice: An elegant city with pockets of colourful character, discover the highlights and the hidden secrets of this famed ‘Paris of the Americas' with your local guide, including Casa Rosada, the executive mansion and office of the Argentinian President. Visit soulful San Telmo and La Boca's colourful Caminito. This evening, enjoy dinner at the Gala Tango show. (B/D)

Bid farewell to your Tour Director and fellow travellers as you transfer to the airport and 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. (B/D)

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 build up the excitement for what's to come or relax in your suite and watch the live streaming on your TV. (B/L/D)

Your palate will be delighted as you explore the extensive range of dining options on board, or a butler serves you your meal in-suite. The first sightings of icebergs and snow-capped mountains signal that you have reached the Antarctic Peninsula. (B/L/D)

Welcome to Antarctica! Seeing the 7th continent for the first time is unlike anything you would have experienced before. Feel the fresh, crisp air on your face and hear the snow crunch under your boot when you first step foot on land. Each new encounter will fill you with awe. Witness wildlife in their natural habitat, with no fear of humans. Antarctica is truly a land of peace.

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. Enjoy the chance to visit areas alive with wildlife such as penguins, seals, and whales. You can also explore the remnants of a derelict whaling station and a vacant British base or climb to the rim of a volcanic crater. If conditions are favourable, there may be the opportunity to cross the Antarctic Circle at latitude 66°33' South.

Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, a host of choices are open and dependent on the ice and weather conditions. 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 Scenic Discovery excursions. Cruise on the Zodiacs around ice formations, and step onto islands to view vast penguin rookeries. Kayak and stand-up paddleboard around icebergs and hear the ice cracking and whales feeding below. (B/L/D)

Say farewell to 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. (B/L/D)

Relax with a day at sea. (B/L/D)

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. Please book your flight to depart out of Buenos Aires after 08:00 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. (B)

Life Onboard Scenic Eclipse I

Luxury Meets Discovery
Luxury Meets Discovery

Designed to deliver the ultimate experience of a lifetime the Scenic Eclipse fleet takes ocean cruising to a whole new level. Read more

On board Inclusions
On board Inclusions

Intimate and luxurious, with every amenity you could wish for, the Scenic Eclipse fleet has been designed with you in mind. Read more

Onshore Inclusions
Onshore Inclusions

Taking you beyond exploration to all-inclusive discovery is our fleet of Zodiacs, tandem kayaks, e-bikes, snorkel gear and snowshoes. Read more

All-Inclusive Dining
All-Inclusive Dining

Dining on board Scenic Eclipse promises to be a sensory delight. With an unrivalled choice of up to 10 dining experiences. Read more

All-Inclusive Beverages
All-Inclusive Beverages

Unlimited complimentary beverages*, full mini-bar restocked daily, still and sparkling water in-suite and an extensive range of specialty teas and coffees. Read more

Scenic Sixth Star Experience
Scenic Sixth Star Experience

Helicopter and submarine excursions, par for the course. Read more

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