On board MS BREMEN from Belem to Iquitos
Amazon expedition - the magic and myths of the green lifeline
Experience in detail the legendary world of the Amazon. Where the dense jungle provides a home to exotic wildlife species, the traditional habitat of the American Indians extends and tropical plants flourish in profuse abundance, as a passionate explorer you are entirely in your element. An expedition, which is only possible with a small, agile expedition ship like the BREMEN and its Zodiacs.
| Sun, 22.03.2015 |
Scheduled flight Frankfurt – Sao Paulo
| Mon, 23.03.2015 |
Overnight stay with breakfast (mid-range hotel)
| Tue, 24.03.2015 |
Scheduled flight to Belem/Brazil, departure 20.00 hrs (subject to the tides)
Mysterious treasure trove of the Amazon
| Wed, 25.03.2015 |
Day trip through the Breves Channels
Already when travelling through the narrow Breves Channels in the Amazon delta, the advantages of the BREMEN being an agile expedition ship are clear to see. On entwined waterways, it travels right by the tropical riverside vegetation with buriti and acai palms and the stilted huts of the Caboclos.
| Thu, 26.03.2015 |
- Sun, 29.03.2015
Upstream to the lower Amazon with Zodiac landings (including Guajara, Alter do Chao, Parintins, Canacari)
Every view of the riverbank holds new discoveries such as the various species of heron, buzzards and hawks in Guajara. Another impressive animal is the more than one-tonne-heavy water buffalo, which stands deep in the river and grazes calmly on the aquatic plants. Follow their lead and enjoy hours relaxing in the village of Alter do Chao. Bathing in the warm water of the emerald-green Rio Tapajos near the white sandy beach, you will feel as if you are in the Caribbean.
| Mon, 30.03.2015 |
Accompanied by the sounds of the jungle, you will reach Manaus, the capital of the state of Amazonas. The rubber boom provided the metropolis on the Rio Negro at one time with incredible wealth. A testament to this is the splendid Teatro Amazonas with marble portals from Verona and cut-glass chandeliers from Murano. On the trail of the gems of the region, explore the city history and opera house*, and a natural spectacle takes you to the “meeting of waters” where the “black” Rio Negro and the “yellow” Rio Solimoes flow next to each other for kilometres. You will also enjoy tremendous views over Manaus by sea plane*.
| Tue, 31.03.2015 |
- Thu, 09.04.2015
Upstream to the upper Amazon with Zodiac landings (including Badajos, Cuxiu Muni, Jutai River, Leticia, Pevas, Nauta)
The upper reaches of the Amazon: ideal for the BREMEN
| Fri, 10.04.2015 |
Iquitos/Peru, arrival 6.00 hrs
| Sat, 11.04.2015 |
| Sun, 12.04.2015 |
Arrival in Frankfurt
A change in itinerary may become necessary on this expedition to the Amazon. The captain will decide on the best possible alternatives depending on the local conditions.
* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The listed shore excursions are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.
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Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.
Following programmes we offer in German:
PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: RIO DE JANEIRO – THE FUN-LOVING METROPOLIS
POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: MACHU PICCHU – ON THE TRAIL OF THE INCAS
Expedition leader on board the BREMEN
The plants and animal kingdom of South America are the passion of biologist Claudia Roedel,
who resides in Brazil. She is also very familiar with the native Amazon
tribes and has even completed a survival training course with the
Brazilian army. On board and on Zodiac excursions, the licensed tour
guide will familiarise you with tropical ecology.