Uruguay & Brazil Uncovered

11 Days
Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo
From (GBP)
£ 7,714
Dates & Pricing

2023 Rio de Janeiro > Montevideo

Paradise found

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.
Set sail from Rio de Janeiro with our expert Discovery Team for the voyage of a lifetime. Experience the tropical paradise of Angra Dos Reis, take in the mountainous jungle backdrop of Paraty, and find out how Ilhabela got its name. Kayak through crystal waters, meet exotic wildlife, and experience the riveting local culture of these vibrant wonderlands, in ultra-luxury.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
11 days
Departure City:
Rio de Janeiro
Return City:

11 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - UK > Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Fly from the UK to Rio de Janeiro for an overnight stay in a luxurious hotel. Regional airports available on request.

  2. Day 2 - Rio de Janeiro

    Welcome to the golden beaches and lush mountains of Rio de Janeiro. Transfer to Scenic Eclipse and toast to the beginning of your voyage.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - 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.


    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.


    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

  4. Day 4 - 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.


    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

  5. Day 5 - 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.


    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.


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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - 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.


    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.


    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

  7. Day 7 - 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

  8. Day 8 - At Sea

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - 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.


    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.


    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

  10. Day 10 - Montevideo > UK

    A vibrant city, Montevideo boasts an eclectic and fascinating mix of architecture and culture, surrounded by an emerging wine region. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  11. Day 11 - Arrive UK

    Welcome home.

    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.

Tour inclusions

Truly all-inclusive cruise features
  • Only 228 guests on board for a truly intimate experience
  • Spacious all verandah Suites
  • Butler service for every guest
  • Up to ten on board dining experiences, from casual to fine dining
  • Complimentary beverages all day, every day
  • 15 member Specialist Polar Discovery Team
  • Scenic Discovery excursions d
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities f
  • Engaging lecture and education program on board
  • All tipping and gratuities

Pricing & Availability