On board MS BREMEN from Iquitos to Belem
Amazon Expedition - In the Middle of the Green Heart of South America
The fascination of the world’s greatest river system is surely the way it reveals a new face each and every day. Time and again, you will be entranced by the natural spectacle of the Amazon and its exotic flora and fauna. The BREMEN will take you right up close, while its Zodiacs will bring you into the very heart of this impressive natural habitat just waiting for you to explore.
| Thu, 09.04.2015 |
Scheduled flight Frankfurt – Lima
| Fri, 10.04.2015 |
Charter flight to Iquitos/Peru, departure 18.00 hrs
Where the extraordinary is at home
| Sat, 11.04.2015 |
- Sun, 19.04.2015
Downstream on the Upper Amazon with Zodiac landings (incl. Libertad, Leticia, Rio Jutai, Cuxiu Muni, Rio Negro)
Take, for example, the settlement of Libertad, where you will meet the welcoming Yagua Indians. Formerly nomads who once hunted with poisoned arrows and blowpipes, they now demonstrate their dexterity with works of art, handicrafts and traditional masks. Immerse yourself in the fascinating river life, where children keep iguanas, monkeys and parrots as pets. You will also experience the mouth-watering abundance served up by the lush plant life in Leticia, an important trade centre in the border triangle of Colombia, Peru and Brazil. At the markets on the river bank, you cannot fail to be impressed by the tropical fruits and vegetables with their enticing colours and fragrances. Only the Zodiacs can penetrate even deeper into the jungle along the many side branches and tributaries such as the Rio Jutai, which you can explore in detail. Entering ever deeper into the green heart of South America, you will glide past vine-hung trees and bromeliads with stunning bright-red flowers. Time and again, your eyes will seek the Amazon parrots and blue-and-yellow macaws perched high up in the tops of the trees. In Cuxiu Muni, too, you can experience the fascinating animal world. Here you will see large-billed terns fishing in the water and saffron finches picking seeds out of the floating water grass. Follow that up with a late-evening Zodiac tour and succumb to the magic of a tropical night watching caimans and bats.
| Mon, 20.04.2015 |
The river of life carries you further downstream towards the capital of the Brazilian federal state of Amazonas: Manaus. The metropolis in the middle of the rainforest is home to magnificent treasures such as the Teatro Amazonas, whose splendid interior with crystal chandeliers and marble portals was transported here from Europe. Its construction was made possible by the proceeds from the rubber boom during the late 19th century. The City History and Opera House* excursion brings to life the history of the former Portuguese fortress and missionary base. The seventh biggest city in Brazil and the Meeting of the Waters can be seen from an especially spectacular perspective on a tour by Water Plane over Manaus*.
| Tue, 21.04.2015 |
- Fri, 24.04.2015
Downstream on the Lower Amazon with Zodiac landings (incl. Parintins, Alter do Chao, Guajara)
Paradise stretching as far as the eye can see
| Sat, 25.04.2015 |
Day trip through the Breves Channels
As you sail through the narrow Breves Channels in the Amazon delta, enjoy the sounds and fragrances of the rainforest once more from so close up that you feel you could almost touch it – a fitting finale to your magnificent expedition.
| Sun, 26.04.2015 |
Belem/Brazil, Arrival 5.00 hrs (subject to tides)
| Mon, 27.04.2015 |
Arrival in Frankfurt
A change in itinerary may become necessary on this expedition to the Amazon. The captain will decide on the best possible alternative depending on local conditions.
* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore excursions listed here are in the planning stage and are 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: MACHU PICCHU – IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE INCAS
POST-CRUISE POGRAMME A: RIO DE JANEIRO – THE FUN-LOVING CITY
A specialist in natural history amongst the team of experts
He knows the Amazon like the back of his hand. Don’t be surprised, because Moacir Fortes Pereira
grew up on the banks of the river. He has been working as a tour guide
for 40 years, which is why “Mo” can let you into the secrets of the
Amazon’s flora and fauna in a way that will entertain you like no other.