Arrive in Rio de Janeiro and step on board your ship to begin your journey. Your overnight stay allows time to discover this colorful city on your own.
The Cidade Maravilhosa, or “Marvelous City,” is blessed with a stunning setting so unique that UNESCO gave it World Heritage Site status. Gaze at the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue perched atop Corcovado mountain and admire the azure-blue waters as they lap against the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. Take a cable car to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain and marvel at the panoramic vistas below.
Sail to idyllic Ilha do Mel, where you can enjoy a rainforest hike to the Encantadas Cave or take in the striking ocean vistas of Praia de Fora. Or, explore the biodiversity of the Atlantic Forest while hiking the Salto Morato Natural Private Heritage Reserve.
While sailing to our next port of call, you can spend the day learning more about oceanic currents and ecosystems as you sail the world’s second-largest ocean. Join the Viking Resident Scientists to deepen your understanding of our planet.
A second day sailing the Atlantic Ocean.
Argentina’s capital is a vibrant and eclectic mix of Latin and European influences. Enjoy an overnight stay to explore the city and spend the evening savoring a three-course Argentine dinner during a home-hosted visit with a local resident. Or depart Buenos Aires to enjoy an overland tour to marvel at the natural beauty of the magnificent Iguazú Falls.
Enjoy more of Buenos Aires as you bike through its expansive system of parklands, through historic neighborhoods such as Recoleta and past iconic landmarks. You can also get a bird’s-eye view of the city during a panoramic helicopter ride that will take you north to Tigre, gateway to the Paraná Delta, and south over the colorful neighborhood of La Boca.
Uruguay’s capital city boasts perhaps the highest quality of living of any city in South America. Rich in parks, sweeping vistas and architectural styles, Montevideo is blessed with a subtropical climate, guaranteeing warm summers and mild winters. Discover the iconic monuments and historic residences.
Enjoy your Viking Expedition vessel as you sail the South Atlantic Ocean. Relax, mingle with fellow travelers and share your experiences.
A second day sailing the Atlantic Ocean.
More than 300 miles off the coast of South America lies the rugged archipelago of the Falkland Islands. Some 60 distinct bird species breed on the islands, including five different species of penguins and some of the world’s largest colonies of albatross. Spend two days exploring these sparsely inhabited islands; a canvas of unspoiled nature and diverse fauna.
Spend an additional day exploring these remote islands, viewing stunning wildlife up close. See the gentoo penguin, with a vivid white stripe across its head and a bright orange bill. You will soon discover why the Falkland Islands refer to themselves as the “Penguin Capital of the World.”
Named after its discoverer, Sir Francis Drake, this legendary route takes you from the tip of South America into the Antarctic Convergence, where sea temperatures plunge to near freezing in just a few hours’ sailing. Here, in the solitary beauty of the Southern Ocean, you may glimpse your first iceberg. Relax, enjoy one of many onboard dining options and take part in briefings by your Viking Expedition Team as you prepare for the adventures ahead.
At once ethereal and majestic, the “White Continent” has inspired explorers and adventurers for centuries. In this icy wilderness, marvel at icebergs glimmering in serene bays and mountains cloaked in white rising from the mainland while basalt cliffs. These stunning landscapes evoke both utter tranquility as fur seals lounge on a floating sheet of ice, and breathtaking drama as glaciers thunderously calve into the sea. In these cold and nutrient-rich waters, humpback, fin and giant blue whales have been known to greet expedition ships that venture into their habitat.
A second day exploring Antarctica.
A third day exploring Antarctica.
Bid farewell to Antarctica by again crossing the Drake Passage, a rite of passage for all polar explorers. As you sail, you may wish to learn more about this historic waterway, continue your studies about Antarctica, simply relax in The Nordic Spa or share your experiences with fellow guests in the Aquavit Bar.
Often referred to as the “End of the Earth,” Ushuaia is the world’s southernmost city. Depart Ushuaia by charter flight to Buenos Aires. Continue your journey home or choose to explore more with one of our post-cruise land extension packages.
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