On board MS BREMEN from Iquitos to Belem
Amazon Expedition: pure adventure - the legend of the Amazon
For generations, the Amazon has fuelled the imaginations of researchers and explorers. Great scientists made for its shores to explore a fantastic and hard-to-reach natural paradise. Follow in their footsteps, board the Zodiacs and navigate narrow, winding waterways to discover the power and magic of a gigantic river that sets the rhythm of South America.
from Iquitos to Belem
|Cruise dates:||from 24.04.2018 to 12.05.2018 (18 days)|
|Your ship:||MS BREMEN|
16 days cruise only from € 7,923 per person
incl. travel packages to / from departure / arrival point from € 9,783 per person
| Tue, 24.04.2018 |
Scheduled flight from Frankfurt to Lima
| Wed, 25.04.2018 |
Charter flight to Iquitos/Peru, departure 18.00 hrs
Natural spectacles in the Garden of Eden
| Thu, 26.04.2018 |
- Tue, 01.05.2018
Downstream on the Amazon with Zodiac landings (including Libertad, Leticia, Panelas, Rio Jutai, Cuxiu Muni)
Depending on the weather conditions and currents, the Zodiacs will be in use over and over again, taking you down beautiful side branches to discover pristine natural beauty and hidden villages. Pay a visit to Libertad and the Yagua natives to gain fascinating insights while surrounded by manioc and pepper trees. The markets of Leticia also show life in harmony with nature – the scents and colours of spices and tropical fruits enchant the senses. Away from the hustle and bustle, some people are still said to live in complete isolation. Much more visible is the diverse animal kingdom, for example, in Panelas. Whether from the deck or from a Zodiac – this cruise constantly presents you with marvellous sights, for example, on the Rio Jutai. Here, the cries of parrots echo over the water from the orchid-covered jungle trees, providing musical accompaniment to the dance of countless butterfly species. On a night-time Zodiac ride through the rainforest of Cuxiu Muni, the flitting fireflies seem almost like stars fallen from the tropical night sky. The bright eyes of the caimans, which you might be lucky enough to spot in the darkness, provide another very special natural spectacle.
| Wed, 02.05.2018 |
- Thu, 03.05.2018
Manaus/Brazil ( departure at midday)
An Eldorado of fascinating contradictions
| Thu, 03.05.2018 |
- Sat, 05.05.2018
Ride and Zodiac landings on the Rio Negro
The famous Meeting of the Waters is a natural paintbox: the clay-yellow Rio Solimoes mixes with the “black” Rio Negro – water level permitting, the BREMEN will explore its riverbanks in particular detail. In this designated conservation area, you will ride out in the Zodiacs to get up-close to the wealth of flora and fauna. This continues in Pagodao, where the wildlife chorus heralds natural diversity.
| Sun, 06.05.2018 |
- Wed, 09.05.2018
Further downstream on the Amazon with Zodiac landings (including Canacari, Parintins, Alter do Chao, Guajara)
Canacari will take your natural experiences to a very special level. With the Zodiacs, you will travel through floating water grass and past the world’s largest water lilies with leaves 3 m (10 ft) in diameter. At the middle point of the Amazon, Parintins is the epitome of flourishing city life. During the “Bumba-meu-boi”, dancers in colourful costumes are accompanied by intoxicating music as they tell the legend of the resurrection of a bull. Wonders of creation
| Thu, 10.05.2018 |
Day trip through the Breves Channels
Your on-board experts will be happy to tell you which of the over 3,000 different species of fish live in the Breves Channels. They will draw your attention to the wonders of the nearby shores on this impressive daytime passage – from the art of the stilt buildings in the hidden settlements to the natural discoveries of Alexander von Humboldt.
| Fri, 11.05.2018 |
Belem/Brazil, arrival 8.00 hrs (subject to the tides)
You will reach Belem wishing this cruise would never end. And even if this is where you disembark, your memories of this paradise will stay with you forever.
| Sat, 12.05.2018 |
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.
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Extend and save
Take advantage of our attractive special rate to extend your cruise, and round off your rainforest adventure with our Atlantic crossing. After your Amazon Expedition (BRE1807), simply stay on board in Belem and remain in the cabin you have already booked. Then relax and enjoy a further nine days of comfort and service on the BREMEN. A magical ocean experience from Brazil to the Canaries.
- Enjoy your return journey to Europe in comfort on board the BREMEN – saving yourself the long transatlantic flight. (Travel package from Tenerife bookable separately.)
- Stay in the cabin you booked and benefit from the exclusive savings for combination travellers. (Valid for twin and single cabins)
- Only € 990 per person (extension price for the sea cruise BRE1808)
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
A geographer in a team of experts
Ole Stapelfeld combined his passion for landscapes, languages and cultures by studying geography, Portuguese philology and urban development. You can look forward to meeting a globetrotter who likes to discover the world away from well-worn paths.
The Amazon - travel the river of 1,000 wonders
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