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Coastal Brazil and Buenos Aires & Montevideo

18 Day Sample Cruise aboard Sea Adventurer (ZE)
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Combine the best of coastal Brazil on this fascinating 18-day cruise. Stop in the port cities of Montevideo, Rio Grande, Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, and more! Experience the rich culture and beautiful scenery as you sail the coast of Brazil.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Buenos Aires, Argentina
Day 2 : Buenos Aires / Embark Sea Adventurer
Day 3 : Montevideo, Uruguay
Day 4 : At Sea
Day 5 : Rio Grande, Brazil/Pelotas
Day 6 : Torres
Day 7 : Ilha de Santa Catarina
Day 8 : Paranagua / Morretes
Day 9 : Ilhabela Island
Day 10 : Paraty
Days 11-12 : Rio de Janeiro
Day 13 : At Sea
Day 14 : Abrolhos Archipelago National Park
Day 15 : Porto Seguro/Trancoso
Day 16 : Marau Peninsula
Day 17 : Salvador
Day 18 : Disembark

Ship

Sea Adventurer (ZE)

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Ride the gondola to Sugarloaf Mountain on your Brazil tour Jump from the cliffs on Ilha Grande on your Brazil tour Listen to the cultural steel-drums of Brazil Explore the jungle regions of Paraty on your Brazil tour The beautiful waters of Ilha Grande

Day 1 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Arrive in Buenos Aires in the morning and transfer to the Hotel Emperador for brunch. Spend the afternoon at your leisure, the gather in the evening for a welcome dinner.

Day 2 Buenos Aires / Embark Sea Adventurer

After breakfast, join a city tour with stops at Plaza de Mayo, the Recoleta, and the colorful La Boca neighborhood. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, then transfer to the port and embark on the Sea Adventurer!

Day 3 Montevideo, Uruguay

Spend the day strolling the narrow streets of the Old City and see historical landmarks and architectural gems. Browse the lively marketplace, watch the street performers and enjoy panoramic views from the lovely seaside promenade.

Day 4 At Sea

Spend an informative day at sea as the ship's lecturers introduce the culture and natural history of the region.

Day 5 Rio Grande, Brazil/Pelotas

There are two excursion options for day five. Nature enthusiasts may depart in the early morning for a full-day exploration of the Taim Ecological Station, home to capybara, nutria, broad-snouted caiman and a large variety of birds. The second option is to visit the charming estate and grounds of Charqueada São João in Pelotas, which served as a meat-curing facility during the 1800s.

Day 6 Torres

Disembark in Torres and drive to the Aparados da Serra National Park, a magnificent landscape of deep, narrow canyons laced with plunging waterfalls and rushing rivers. Explore this supremely scenic area during a leisurely stroll along a river, on an active hike through Atlantic Forest to the base of a lovely waterfall, or join naturalists to search for resident birds.

Day 7 Ilha de Santa Catarina

Birders depart early this morning for Costao dos Ingleses to search for a variety of shorebirds. A cultural tour visits a small fishing community.

Day 8 Paranagua / Morretes

Disembark in Paranagua and after a short drive, board the Serra Verde train which takes you over the mountains and through well-preserved Atlantic Forest to the town of Morretes. Take a walk through this lovely colonial town and attend a lively performance of Fandango. After lunch at a local restaurant, return to Paranagua and take some free time to explore on your own. Or, choose a full-day excursion to Superagui National Park to search for over 350 bird species, including red-tailed parrots and scarlet ibis.

Day 9 Ilhabela Island

The volcanic peaks of Ilhabela (Beautiful Island) are draped with dense vegetation and interlaced with waterfalls that tumble to the gorgeous, sandy beaches. There are several options to explore Ilhabela Island, including a gentle stroll along the beach, a more strenuous hike to a lovely waterfall or joining naturalists to search for the island’s 300 bird species.

Day 10 Paraty

Paraty is a colorful colonial beach town surrounded by verdant mountains. A walking tour of the pedestrian-friendly historic center reveals elegant Brazilian Baroque churches, the defensive fort, and an interesting museum with displays of local art. Or, search for birds and wildlife along one of the last intact stretches of the Gold Trail, an 800-mile road that was constructed during the 18th-century gold rush.

Day 11-12 Rio de Janeiro

Spend two full days exploring legendary Rio de Janeiro. Your options include a city tour that introduces Rio’s famous landmarks, including a trip to the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue at the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain. Birders visit the nearby Tijuca Forest National Park, a stand of native Atlantic Forest to search for the scaled antbird, star-throated antwren, eye-ringed tody-tyrant, and red-necked tanager. The park is also home to an extensive Botanical Garden, with over 8,000 species of native plants and flowers. And, no trip to Rio would be complete without visiting the iconic beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema.

Day 13 At Sea

Attend lectures and enjoy the passing coastal scenery during a relaxing day at sea.

Day 14 Abrolhos Archipelago National Park

The Abrolhos Archipelago is comprised of five islands that are surrounded by healthy coral reefs. Zodiacs bring you ashore to search for masked and brown boobies and red-billed tropicbirds. Slip into the inviting waters for an afternoon of snorkeling among a huge variety of colorful tropical fish.

Day 15 Porto Seguro/Trancoso

Porto Seguro is a popular holiday destination known for world-class beaches. Explore a traditional Pataxo village, nestled in a stand of native-owned forest, to learn about their culture. Birders visit the Veracel Reserve to search for such species as the red-browed parrot, band-tailed antwren, black-headed berryeater, and white-winged continga. Return to the ship for lunch, then board Zodiacs to land on the white-sand beaches of tiny Trancoso.

Day 16 Marau Peninsula

An idyllic area of islands, mangroves, crystal-clear waters, and unspoiled beaches fanned by lanky palms, the Marau Peninsula is a natural paradise. Permissions pending, we may stop here for a mangrove cruise and a hike through the forest to search for unique bromeliads.

Day 17 Salvador

Founded in 1549, Salvador is Brazil’s third-largest city. Take a walking tour of the old city center, where winding cobblestone streets are packed with historical sites, colonial architecture, museums, restaurants, art galleries, and a number of music and dance academies. Nature enthusiasts explore the Sapiranga Preserve, a stand of Atlantic Forest with a great diversity of endemic flora and fauna. Return to the ship for lunch then choose from several excursion options. Visit some of Salvador’s panoramic viewpoints, attend a percussion workshop, or meet the talented young musicians of the Grupo Baguncaco Social Project.

Day 18 Disembark

Depart early this morning for your independent flight

Sea Adventurer (ZE)

Per person starting at
$7,480
Sea Adventurer's Category 1 and 2 Cabin.
Cat 1
$7,480
Two lower berths, two twin beds, shower, porthole window, 119-143 sq. ft
Sea Adventurer's Category 1 and 2 Cabin.
Cat 2
$8,280
Two lower berths, two twin beds, shower, porthole window, 117-153 sq. ft.
Sea Adventurer's Single Category 3 Cabin
Cat 3
$9,280
Two twin beds, shower, two lower berths, double window, 115-142 sq. ft.
Sea Adventurer's Category 3 and 4 cabin.
Cat 4
$9,680
Two lower berths, two twin beds, shower, porthole window, 121-161 sq. ft.
Sea Adventurer's Single Category 5 Cabin
Cat 5
$10,980
Two lower berths, two twin beds, shower, double window, 121-161 sq.ft.
Sea Adventurer's Category 7 Cabin.
Cat 6
$11,780
Two lower berths, two twin beds, bath or shower, two windows, 121-161 sq.ft.
Sea Adventurer's Category 7 Cabin.
Cat 7
$0
Two lower berths, two twin beds, en suite bathroom, two windows, 160-165 sq. ft.
Sea Adventurer's Category Suite.
Suite
$14,580
Suite, two lower twin beds, bath with shower, four windows, sitting area, 221 sq. ft.
Sea Adventurer's Owner's Suite.
Owner
$16,280
Owner’s Suite, two lower berth twin beds, shower/ bathtub, four windows, sitting area, 273 sq ft.
Sea Adventurer's Single Category 2.
Single Cat 2
$8,280
Two lower berths, two twin beds, shower, porthole window, 117-153 sq. ft.
Sea Adventurer's Single Category 3 Cabin
Single Cat 3
$0
Two twin beds, shower, two lower berths, double window, 115-142 sq. ft.
Sea Adventurer's Single Category 4.
Single Cat 4
$9,680
Two lower berths, two twin beds, shower, porthole window, 121-161 sq. ft.
Sea Adventurer's Single Category 5 Cabin
Single Cat 5
$0
Two lower berths, two twin beds, shower, double window, 121-161 sq.ft.

Notes

- Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars and represent costs per person, double occupancy. If you are traveling alone and wish to share accommodations, a roommate will be assigned to you whenever possible.
- Additional singles may be available at 1.6 times the share rate.

Note:
Price includes Day 1 hotel room.
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This was my first experience with Adventure Life - and I couldn't have been more pleased with the trip. The guides and local staff in both Buenos Aires and Uruguay were terrific - extremely helpful and accommodating. I really enjoyed meeting the friendly staff in Buenos Aires in person (I left my bags with them for the afternoon).
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