On board MS BREMEN from Belem to Iquitos
Amazon Expedition - Deep insights into the treasure chest of our planet
A legendary river: the Amazon is not just the world’s longest river; it also brings life to the green heart of South America. Only a small, manoeuvrable expedition ship like the BREMEN and its Zodiacs can travel this deep and this far into such fantastic explorer territory. Enjoy an expedition full of natural wonders and exceptional cultural experiences.
| Wed, 06.04.2016 |
Scheduled flight Frankfurt – Sao Paulo – Belem
| Thu, 07.04.2016 |
Overnight stay with breakfast (mid-range hotel)
| Fri, 08.04.2016 |
City tour Belem/Brazil, departure 18.00 hrs (subject to the tides)
Secret treasure chests of the Amazon
| Sat, 09.04.2016 |
Day trip through the Breves Channels
As soon as it passes through the narrow Breves Channels in the Amazon Delta, the BREMEN will demonstrate its advantages as a manoeuvrable expedition ship. The ship will take you along winding waterways past tropical vegetation on the river banks, including buriti and acai palms and the stilt huts of the Cabaclos communities.
| Sun, 10.04.2016 |
- Thu, 14.04.2016
Upstream on the Lower Amazon with Zodiac landings
Every time you look at the river banks, you will make new discoveries, such as various species of heron, buzzard and hawk in Guajara. Just as impressive are the water buffalo, which weigh over a tonne and stand in the river to graze on the water plants in peace. Embrace their serenity and enjoy some relaxing hours in the village of Alter do Chao. On the white sandy beach of the emerald-green Rio Tapajos, you will feel like you are in the Caribbean as you bathe in the warm water. The evocative rhythm of South America: dramatic dancing and intoxicating music are what your time in Parintins is all about. The colourful “Bumba-meu-boi” show will give you a special feel for the joie de vivre of the natives. Another impressive experience is a Zodiac tour of Canacari, where you can see natural beauty in all its splendour. The magnificent Victoria amazonica – the world’s largest water lily – is a sight to behold with leaves that grow up to 3 m in diameter.
| Fri, 15.04.2016 |
- Sat, 16.04.2016
Accompanied by the sounds of the jungle, you will arrive in Manaus, the capital of the federal state of Amazonas. This city on the Rio Negro owes its legendary prosperity to the rubber boom. One of the testaments to these riches is the magnificent Teatro Amazonas, featuring marble portals from Verona and crystal chandeliers from Murano. Follow the trail of the region’s highlights and discover the city’s history and opera house* as well as the natural spectacle of the Meeting of the Waters: Enjoy some amazing views of the “black” Rio Negro flowing alongside the yellow Rio Solimoes for kilometres on an aerial tour above Manaus*. In the water, a completely different kind of encounter awaits when you swim with pink dolphins*.
| Sun, 17.04.2016 |
- Sun, 24.04.2016
Upstream on the Upper Amazon with Zodiac landings
The upper reaches of the Amazon: ideal for the BREMEN
| Mon, 25.04.2016 |
Iquitos/Peru, arrival 6.00 hrs
| Tue, 26.04.2016 |
| Wed, 27.04.2016 |
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.
* The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and 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: