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Brazil & Patagonia

Brazil to Patagonia Sojourn

Praia do Forno in Buzios, less frequented by tourists, offers a unique experience with red sands, rocky shorelines and sea-green waters. Flavors of jerk beef, fried potatoes and Brazil’s unforgettable version of barbecue, churrascaria, create a festival for the taste buds. Puerto Madryn acts as the gateway to the Patagonia region and explorations of the Valdes Peninsula Nature Reserve, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for being one of the world’s prime whale migration hotspots. Make a landing in the rarely visited Port Stanley, famous for its signature landmark, the whalebone arch. Explore the enchanting blue ice shelf of Garibaldi Glacier, sitting amid the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Alberto de Agostini National Park, on a possible landing amid the Chilean Fjords.

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Rio de Janeiro to Ushuaia

October 27, 2024

17 Nights

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Oct 27 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Depart: 8:00 pm

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro invokes images of a never-ending festival as one of the most celebrated cities in the world. From dancing samba on the beach of Ipanema to exploring the art deco influences of Copacabana, it comes alive. The iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, seen for miles in any direction, encapsulates the city’s grand feel. On the mouth of Guanabara Bay lies the peak of Sugarloaf Mountain, where you can take a cable car ride to the top for exhilarating, bird’s-eye views of city structures expanding to the edges of lush green cliffs into blue waters. Just on the outskirts of the city, a new UNESCO World Heritage Site awaits to be explored - Sítio Roberto Burle Marx - a garden designed by the landscape architect it’s named after.

Oct 28 Buzios, Brazil Arrive: 8:00 am Depart: 6:00 pm

Buzios, Brazil

Buzios, the vibrant heart of Brazil, surrounds you with amazing beaches and high-energy vibes that always feel on the verge of carnaval. Cobblestone streets in its historic districts take you on a journey to the past for a deep dive into how the city came to be. The taste of authentic ethnic and international cuisine that erupts with flavor takes you on a culinary adventure through Brazil’s rich culture.

The resort town of Buzios lies on a peninsula east of Rio de Janeiro. Once a quiet fishing village, it now attracts many visitors with its pristine beaches and mild, tropical climate. But it never feels crowded. It comes alive with just the right mix of travelers and locals.

Praia do Forno offers a unique beach experience with red sands, rocky shorelines, and sea green waters. This beach is less frequented by tourists, providing a more tranquil and remote experience. It has all the benefits of a day spent sunbathing and swimming with less noise and a rare environment.

An experience that mixes the rustic with the touristic calls for a visit to Praia da Tartaruga. Shallow waters and a smooth stone path dividing the sandy shore in two make it a laid back atmosphere for a quieter beach day. You may even spot a sea turtle as you snorkel the beach’s clear waters.

When making your way through Buzios, it’s impossible not to sample the local fare. Flavors of jerk beef, fried potatoes, and Brazil’s unforgettable version of barbecue — churrascaria – create a festival for the taste buds
Oct 29 Paraty, Brazil Arrive: 8:00 am Depart: 11:59 pm

Paraty, Brazil

The former gold rush town of Paraty contains plenty of treasures. History lives on amid the well-preserved colonial buildings and cobblestone streets of Old Town. The forests and trails of Bocaina National Park lead to dramatic waterfalls and the chatter of countless birds and monkeys. For a more adventurous endeavor, check out Cachoeira da Pedra que Engole ("swallowing stone") near Praia do Meio, a geological formation where you can ride the flow of a waterfall between the smooth rocks and into a small cave. Paraty has the perfect balance between a rich past and lush, natural wonders.

Oct 30 Ilhabela, Brazil Arrive: 7:00 am Depart: 6:00 pm

Ilhabela, Brazil

The archipelago of Ilhabela, lying off the southeast coast of Brazil, is one of the region’s most popular weekend escapes for locals. It’s natural beauty, beach scenes and overall picture of a tropical paradise invite residents and travelers alike to come revel in a relaxing day of quiet adventures or water sports. Between the more popular beaches of Feiticeira and Praia Grande you’ll find Praia do Julião, a more secluded gem. Ilha das Cabras, one of the archipelago’s islands, contains the Submarino Ecological Sanctuary, where you may have the chance to go diving or snorkeling with starfish, seahorses and turtles.

Oct 31 At Sea

At Sea

Spend the day on the high seas pampering yourself at the spa or enjoying some time on deck. Mingle with your fellow explorers and swap stories of your exploits, making plans for new ones together once you get to shore

Nov 01 At Sea

At Sea

Spend the day on the high seas pampering yourself at the spa or enjoying some time on deck. Mingle with your fellow explorers and swap stories of your exploits, making plans for new ones together once you get to shore

Nov 02 Punta del Este, Uruguay Arrive: 8:00 am Depart: 8:00 pm

Punta del Este, Uruguay

Punta del Este holds some of the finest beaches on the coast that call to you to play, sunbathe, or splash in the azure Atlantic Ocean. Playa Brava and Playa Mansa, “wild beach” and “tame beach,” respectively, perfectly depict the natural diversity along Uruguay’s coast. From rowdy waves to calm waters, it’s up to you to choose what kind of adventure you will have.

With a rich, cosmopolitan look and feel, Punta del Este has been compared to the likes of Cannes and Miami for its lively energy. Skyscrapers line the sandy shores of beaches, inviting travelers to explore the city’s modern treasures.

Among the contemporary architecture lie relics like Casapueblo, a structure that once stood as an art workshop turned museum but now acts as a boutique hotel. It’s the perfect example of how Uruguay incorporates its past into its present.

No one can resist the urge to capture an epic selfie with “La Mano,” the gigantic sculpted hand reaching out of the golden sands at Playa Brava. The sculpted fingers reaching toward blue skies give the impression of a sleeping giant ready and waiting to wake up and live life. Snap a photo at sunset for a positively beautiful shot that cannot compare.

Uruguay’s reputation for the art of cooking meat makes it a top choice for foodie travelers, and Punta del Este is no different. It’s seaside location also makes it a number one pick for fresh seafood meals that will leave explorers hungry for more. A rich mix of flavors in the city’s local fare makes it an adventure for the taste buds as well.
Nov 03 Montevideo, Uruguay Arrive: 8:00 am Depart: 6:00 pm

Montevideo, Uruguay

Uruguay’s cool capital city Montevideo calls out with its cobbled streets, wide avenues, colonial buildings and verdant cityscapes along the waterfront, known as the rambla. To get social with the locals, share in their tradition of drinking yerba mate. Everywhere you go in Uruguay you see people drinking the strong, herbal tea out of cups that look like gourds, sipping through a long, thick straw. For the full color and vibrant life of the city, head to Mercado del Puerto, where you find a 19th-century restored building housing various stalls and eateries. About an hour drive outside the city explore the newest UNESCO World Heritage Site Church of Atlántida.

Nov 04 At Sea

At Sea

Spend the day on the high seas pampering yourself at the spa or enjoying some time on deck. Mingle with your fellow explorers and swap stories of your exploits, making plans for new ones together once you get to shore

Nov 05 At Sea

At Sea

Spend the day on the high seas pampering yourself at the spa or enjoying some time on deck. Mingle with your fellow explorers and swap stories of your exploits, making plans for new ones together once you get to shore

Nov 06 Puerto Madryn, Argentina Arrive: 7:00 am Depart: 8:00 pm

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Puerto Madryn invites animal lovers to marvel and revel in its extraordinary wildlife. With sea lions and whale watching opportunities galore, this Argentinian city acts as the gateway to the Patagonia region rife with flora and fauna. Explore the Valdes Peninsula Nature Reserve, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for being one of the world’s prime whale migration hotspots.

Lying on the northern Patagonia coast, Puerto Madryn holds a reputation as the premier location for marine wildlife viewing. With deep blue bay waters along rocky, white cliffs and shores, the city’s scenery inspires a great deal of awe for its natural beauty. Catching sight of a whale fluke as it breaches the water makes for a breathtaking experience.

The Eco Centro, a clifftop museum dedicated to showcasing Patagonian nature, offers exquisite views of the expansive ocean. Once you finish a tour of the museum it’s easy to linger on the white, sandy cliffs and take in the panoramic scene. As you breathe deep the sea salt and feel the ocean breeze blow through your hair, you will not want to leave.

Downtown Puerto Madryn offers an array of shops and restaurants for more modern conveniences and a taste of Argentina’s city life. Fresh seafood and classic Argentinian cuisine abound among the many eateries in the downtown area. Multi-course meals make it easy to take your taste buds on an adventure as wild as the one you took out in nature.
Nov 07 At Sea

At Sea

Spend the day on the high seas pampering yourself at the spa or enjoying some time on deck. Mingle with your fellow explorers and swap stories of your exploits, making plans for new ones together once you get to shore

Nov 08 At Sea

At Sea

Spend the day on the high seas pampering yourself at the spa or enjoying some time on deck. Mingle with your fellow explorers and swap stories of your exploits, making plans for new ones together once you get to shore

Nov 09 Port Stanley, Falkland Islands Arrive: 7:00 am Depart: 5:00 pm

Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

Although small, Port Stanley contains a big personality. Its signature landmark, the famous whale bone arch, speaks volumes about this eccentric and rarely visited destination. The colorful, small town lies on the Falkland Islands, a hot spot and haven for watching Magellanic penguins. The Malvinas call to every adventurer with an abundance of pubs, eateries and historic attractions to explore. Visit the Historic Dockyard Museum, a one-stop site to learn about life in the camp, Antarctic connections and the 1982 war with Argentina.

CAPTAIN’S CHOICE — Captain’s Choice landings add to the sense of exploration and an element of surprise. Your Captain takes you to the best areas for wildlife viewing and expertly navigates to remote and hidden landings for a more intimate destination immersion. All expedition itineraries are subject to change based on weather conditions to ensure a safe expedition.

Nov 10 At Sea

At Sea

Spend the day on the high seas pampering yourself at the spa or enjoying some time on deck. Mingle with your fellow explorers and swap stories of your exploits, making plans for new ones together once you get to shore

Nov 11 Punta Arenas, Chile - Captain’s Choice

Punta Arenas, Chile - Captain’s Choice

Experience one of the world’s most captivating places with an abundance of natural treasures in Punta Arenas. Take a boat or a kayak along the winding Strait of Magellan. The fjords and channels are celebrated for their natural beauty of glacial and mountainous scenery. It is also home to several islands, including Magdalena Island where penguins are eager to meet your acquaintance-60,000 of them. These Magellan Penguins comprise the largest colony of penguins in Chile. For a wildlife-centric trek, head to Torres del Paine, deemed a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Spot majestic condors soaring overhead. Look out for foxes, huemul or Andean deer and guanacos along the way.

CAPTAIN’S CHOICE – Captain’s Choice ports of call add to the sense of adventure and an element of surprise. Your ship’s captain will sail around changing weather conditions as needed and take you to the best areas for wildlife viewing.

Nov 12 Garibaldi Glacier, Chile - Captain’s Choice

Garibaldi Glacier, Chile - Captain’s Choice

Amid the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Alberto de Agostini National Park sits the enchanting blue ice shelf of Garibaldi Glacier. Famous for its mesmerizing color, it’s a life-changing sight that will inspire a sense of awe and wonder in you. Navigating through the Garibaldi fjord, you witness skyscraping glaciers that speaks to the explorer spirit within as you gain a greater appreciation for your explorations.

Your Captain will expertly navigate ice floes, icebergs and changing sea ice and weather conditions to ensure you experience the most from your expedition. Your Captain and expedition team will work together throughout Zodiac safaris to communicate wildlife sightings and bring you as close as safely possible to extraordinary views, creating a spontaneous sense of exploration. Each day is a new adventure as your Captain navigates our yacht into remote and hidden landings for a more intimate destination immersion. All itineraries are subject to change to ensure the safest and best expedition possible.

Nov 12 Glacier Alley Scenic Navigation

Glacier Alley Scenic Navigation

Journeying through Glacier Alley amid the Chilean Fjords, you navigate icy waters with vistas of snow-capped peaks and dark green forests. Considered highlights of Glacier Alley, Pía Glacier and Pío XI Glacier inspire a sense of wonder with their sheer size. There’s a chance you may witness the ice calving from the glaciers, giving you the opportunity to marvel at the monumental chunk falling into the water as they create a mighty crack that invokes awe. Your navigation of Glacier Alley may also bring you to Porter and Romanche Glaciers, equally impressive monoliths of ice that inspire your explorer spirit.

CAPTAIN’S CHOICE – Captain’s Choice landings add to the sense of exploration and an element of surprise. Your ship’s Captain takes you to the best areas for wildlife viewing and expertly navigates to remote and hidden landings for a more intimate destination immersion. All Polar Expedition itineraries are subject to change based on weather conditions to ensure a safe expedition.

Nov 13 Ushuaia, Argentina Arrive: 6:45 am OVERNIGHT

Ushuaia, Argentina

Although its nickname the "End of the World" - derived from its location along the southernmost tip of South America among the Tierra del Fuego archipelago - Ushuaia is far from the end of any adventure. Where the Andes meet the Beagle Channel and the snow-capped Martial Mountains sit behind a sprawling city of colorful buildings, lies a lively town ready and waiting to take you on the thrill ride of a lifetime. Scenes like Parque Yatana give you the chance to immerse yourself in the rich, indigenous culture.

Rio de Janeiro to Ushuaia

October 27, 2024

17 Nights

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