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.
from Belem to Iquitos
|Cruise dates:||from 06.04.2018 to 27.04.2018 (21 days)|
|Your ship:||MS BREMEN|
17 days cruise only from € 8,398 per person
incl. travel packages to / from departure / arrival point from € 10,548 per person
| Fri, 06.04.2018 |
Scheduled flight from Frankfurt to Belem
| Sat, 07.04.2018 |
Overnight stay with breakfast (mid-range hotel)
| Sun, 08.04.2018 |
| Mon, 09.04.2018 |
Day trip through the Breves Channels
In the midst of a mysterious world
| Tue, 10.04.2018 |
- Sat, 14.04.2018
Upstream on the Amazon with Zodiac landings (including Rio Pucurui, Guajara, Alter do Chao, Parintins, Canacari)
Depending on the weather and currents, the Zodiacs will be lowered to the water again and again on this cruise to take you deep into the winding waterways on numerous rides and landings such as the Rio Pucurui, which is lined with buriti and acai palms. The colours of the toucans, yellow-headed caracaras and saffron finches sparkle in the lush green leaves – and these are just three of over 1,000 species of bird that will catch your eye in the Amazon. But alongside around 3,000 species of fish, the “kings” of the river are the mammals: with a little luck, pink dolphins will make an appearance when you reach Guajara. Is the legend true? Can they really transform into young men to entice away the girls? And how deep into the water must the mighty water buffalo wade to graze on the floating vegetation? Be it mythology or biology, the experts on board will have the answer. Wherever you turn, the jungle surprises with stories and impressions, as Alter do Chao will demonstrate: on the emerald-green Rio Tapajos, you will suddenly find yourself on an almost Caribbean beach. Unsurprisingly, bathing in the Amazon will be enjoyable and relaxing. Tropical surroundings bursting with cultures
| Sun, 15.04.2018 |
- Mon, 16.04.2018
The city of Manaus is filled with very different contrasts. Modern glass facades sit alongside classical and art nouveau buildings on a tour of the city’s history and opera house*. An aerial tour above Manaus* highlights the coexistence of civilisation and nature in breathtaking fashion. The Meeting of the Waters can be seen as an allegory for this, where the “black” Rio Negro joins the clay-yellow Rio Solimoes; the two rivers do not mix immediately, but flow alongside each other for several kilometres.
| Tue, 17.04.2018 |
- Tue, 24.04.2018
Further upstream on the Amazon with Zodiac landings (including Lago Ajura, Cuxiu Muni, Rio Jutai, Panelas, Leticia, Pevas)
The beating green heart
| Wed, 25.04.2018 |
Iquitos/Peru, arrival 7.00 hrs
You will reach Iquitos with the moving sensation of having grown closer to this paradise world. And even if your expedition is drawing to a close after 4,000 km (2,485 mi.) from the mouth of the Amazon to here, the thrill of the many moments you have experienced will never end.
| Thu, 26.04.2018 |
| Fri, 27.04.2018 |
Arrival in Frankfurt
A change in itinerary may be required on this expedition. 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 change.
= at anchor
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 CITY
POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: MACHU PICCHU – IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE INCAS
A team of experts on board and on the ground
A team of renowned experts will enhance your enjoyment of the cruise. They act as mediators between you and the Amazon people, and help you find your way through the thick foliage of the rainforest. They are all professional speakers and expedition guides, which soon becomes clear when you hear their exciting lectures or join them on excursions.
The Amazon - travel the river of 1,000 wonders
South America’s lifeline remains one of the world’s greatest secrets, with a new adventure around every bend. Take our intensive expeditions to new shores abundant with the wonders of creation. Where the dense jungle offers exotic species a habitat, where the traditional hunting grounds of the American Indians stretch out before you and tropical plants flourish in luxuriant profusion, you, the passionate explorer, are completely in your element.