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MS HANSEATIC - from Iquitos to Belem
Cruise HAN1507
21.04.2018 - 21.04.2018 (17 days)
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Amazon expedition - detailed insights into the treasures along the river

from Iquitos to Belem

Cruise HAN1507

21.04.2018 - 21.04.2018

17 days (0 days cruise only)

    The Amazon: legend and natural paradise in equal measure. On its banks it presents a tremendous biodiversity which has cast a magical spell over naturalists and scientists since the year dot. On the HANSEATIC and its Zodiacs you will follow the river of life on intertwining waterways deep into the green heart of South America. The rainforest holds new treasures behind every bend in the river.


    Expedition
    Please note that your choosen cruise is conducted in German only. All printed matters are available in German. Nevertheless our crew is fluent in English.

    Price specials - Attractive combination bonus € 1.000

    Your price advantage if you extend this cruise with the cruise HAN1508.

    Your ship - MS HANSEATIC

    Magical moments for explorers

    The world's only five-star expedition ship (Berlitz Cruise Guide 2018) combines adventure with excellent comfort. This provides the perfect setting for your extraordinary expedition routes with special facilities and many special on-board details - from the ship's furnishings to the first-class service provided by the crew. With no more than 175 guests on board the HANSEATIC, you can enjoy a sense of well-being with an almost familial character that you will not find any-where else.

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    Your cabins & suites on MS HANSEATIC

    Outside cabin (category 2) with portholes
    • Comfortable: 22 m² (237 sq ft) cabins
    • Ocean view: portholes on the Amundsen Deck
    • Private e-mail account (free of charge), flat screen with Internet access (for a fee), choice of films, Wi-Fi access and DVD player
    • Mini bar: free soft drinks
    • 24-hour cabin service
    Outside cabin (category 3-6) with panoramic window
    • Comfortable: 22 m² cabins
    • Ocean view: panoramic window on the Explorer Deck
    • Private e-mail account (free of charge), flat screen with Internet access (for a fee), choice of films,Wi-Fi access and DVD player
    • Mini bar: free soft drinks
    • 24-hour room service (up to category 6: 24-hour butler service)
    Suite (category 7) with panoramic window
    • Comfortable: 44 m² suite
    • Ocean view: panoramic window on the Bridge Deck
    • Private e-mail account (free of charge), flat screen with Internet access (for a fee), choice of films, Wi-Fi access and DVD player
    • Mini bar: free soft drinks
    • Exclusive: 24-hour butler service

    At anchor

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    Optional bookable
    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Scheduled flight Frankfurt – Lima
    overnight stay with breakfast

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Charter flight to Iquitos/Peru, departure 18.00 hrs

    Fertile eldorado for explorers
    In the middle of the eternally green jungle, more than 4,000 kilometres away from the mouth of the Amazon, your adventure starts in the Peruvian city of Iquitos. In the stunning natural surroundings of the largest rainforest in the world, there await unforgettable experiences. A perfect expedition territory for a small ship like the HANSEATIC and its Zodiacs.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Upstream to the upper Amazon with Zodiac landings (including Libertad, Leticia, Jutai River, Cuxiu Muni, Rio Negro)

    The weather and current conditions determine the course of the eventful days during which the robust inflatable boats are in constant use and take you to places such as the settlement of Libertad. This is where Yagua Indians live: once a nomadic people, who hunted with poisoned arrows and blowpipes, they have now settled along the river. The friendly inhabitants offer handicraft and traditional masks. An important trading centre of Colombia, Peru and Brazil is Leticia. At the markets along the river’s edge, you will be impressed by the diversity of tropical fruits and vegetables before the HANSEATIC moves further upstream to a real treasure trove full of life. Explore the green heart of South America on sensational Zodiac excursions and landings, and advance even deeper into the jungle on branches and tributaries, such as the Jutai River. While the Zodiacs coast past bromeliads with brilliant-red blossoms, the cry of the Amazonian parrots can be heard across the water. You might see a group of blue-and-gold macaws settling in a treetop. It is not only in Cuxiu Muni that you might see, with a little luck, the famous botos – the pink river dolphins native to the Amazon. From every angle, you will continue to discover a fascinating animal kingdom. Large-billed terns fishing in the water and saffron finches picking the seeds from the floating meadows. In addition, native plants such as the red passion flower unleash a “firework display” of colours. Experience another fantastic natural spectacle at the legendary “meeting of waters”: the black Rio Negro enters the clay-yellow Solimoes and the two rivers do not mix immediately, but flow next to each other for kilometres. The HANSEATIC will explore the native shore landscapes of the Rio Negro depending on the water level. This protected region provides great opportunities for unforgettable wildlife observation.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Manaus

    The rhythm of South American up close
    A large city in the centre of the rainforest: Manaus fascinates with a turbulent history and a lively present. Get to know the former Portuguese stronghold and mission station on the excursion history of the city and opera house*. Enjoy sensational outlooks over Brazil’s seventh-largest city and the “meeting of waters” by sea plane over Manaus*, before being immersed in the infectious beat and the zest for life of South America in Parintins.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Downstream to the lower Amazon with Zodiac landings (including Parintins, Alter do Chao, Guajara)

    With magnificent costumes and rousing music, dancers tell the old legend of the resurrection of a bull. The high spirits of the people is in no way inferior to the sumptuous natural surroundings. Immerse yourself again in the natural riches of Amazonia as the HANSEATIC heads for the mouth of the legendary river. Butterflies the size of plates dance in the air and tiny hummingbirds buzz silently over the water: from the dense green of the jungle, you can hear the concert of birds and howler monkeys. Experience a true bather’s paradise akin to the Caribbean on the fine, white sandy beach of Alter do Chao. Indulge in a few hours of sweet idleness here, and in Guajara delight in spotting various bird species and the mighty water buffalo. 

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Day trip through the Breves Channels

    Travelling through the narrow Breves Channels in the Amazon delta, the HANSEATIC can put the advantages it offers on full display: along intertwining, waterways you travel through the dense green of the jungle – the fantastic conclusion to a wonderful expedition.

    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Belem/Brazil, arrival 1.30 hrs (subject to the tides)
    scheduled flight Belem – Frankfurt

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    Saturday, 21.04.2018

    Arrival in Frankfurt

    Pre-cruise and post-cruise programmes for your trip

    The following programmes can be booked.

    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: MACCU PICCHU – ON THE TRAIL OF THE INCAS
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: RIO DE JANEIRO – THE FUN-LOVING METROPOLIS

    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.

    * The arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The listed shore excursions are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

    Biology specialist in the expert team

    Prof. Lothar Staeck teachers

    at the Technical University of Berlin and has travelled the world on

    scientific excursions and as a tour guide for more than 20 years. Enjoy

    the interesting insights he provides on the Amazon In his specialist

    subjects of the botany and ecology of the tropics.


    MS HANSEATIC - Your Personal Expedition

    The HANSEATIC

    The world's only five-star expedition ship (Berlitz Cruise Guide 2018) combines adventure with excellent comfort. This provides the perfect setting for your extraordinary expedition routes with special facilities and many special on-board details - from the ship's furnishings to the first-class service provided by the crew. With no more than 175 guests on board the HANSEATIC, you can enjoy a sense of well-being with an almost familial character that you will not find any-where else.

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    Cabins & suites

    Feel at home on the open sea: What could be better than travelling in the most remote regions of the world and yet still feeling right at home? The HANSEATIC’s state-of-the-art cabins and suites measuring 22 m²/237 ft² and 44 m²/474 ft², respectively, ensure that you have plenty of room to enjoy and recall your diverse discoveries and impressions in a relaxed frame of mind. The many details make your cruise especially enjoyable: tasteful furnishings, lighting designed to create a pleasing ambience and a mini bar that is replenished daily with refreshing non-alcoholic beverages free of charge. After all, when your days are thrilling, you need a place to relax.
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    Culinary art, bars & lounges

    Gourmets together: A place in the main restaurant, Marco Polo, is already reserved for your journey into delicious culinary worlds. Discover the creative gastronomic variety and discerning gourmet philosophy of our top chefs against the backdrop of the most beautiful expedition regions. Bistro Lemaire offers a variety of culinary treats - from the breakfast and lunch buffets through to the incomparable "Ethno Dinner", which reinterprets the exotic diversity of various cruise destinations.

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    Experiences & relaxation

    Your time: The HANSEATIC invites you to live out your exploratory urges and spend your time however you wish. Enjoy active relaxation in the fitness room with ocean view or in the whirlpool.

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    Prestigious experts on board

    Room for inspiring moments: Share your impressions with like-minded guests and experts in the Observation Lounge with a 180° panoramic view and piano music in the evenings, for example. Explorers will meet in the Explorer Lounge, where the experts will prepare for and follow up on the trips ashore. The Darwin Hall presentation room, where specialists share their knowledge, will also be a focal point. Laptops and microscopes are available for loan and will help you to enhance your experiences.

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