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MS HANSEATIC - from Breves Channels to Iquitos
Cruise HAN1306
15.08.2018 - 15.08.2018 (0 days)
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Upriver to the Green Heart of South America

from Breves Channels to Iquitos

Cruise HAN1306

15.08.2018 - 15.08.2018

0 days (0 days cruise only)

    Right through the world's biggest rainforest flows the biggest river in the world. Follow it on this expedition, from its mouth to the Peruvian city of Iquitos deep in the jungle. This is where the Rio Ucayali and the Rio Marañon come together to form the legendary Amazon. Only a manoeuvrable expedition ship like the HANSEATIC can penetrate so far into the green treasure chamber of Amazonia, where nature has given birth to an incomparable variety of flora and fauna. In the dense green of the jungle, you can set out with the Zodiacs to discover countless species of plants and animals and experience your own quite personal expedition.


    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.

    The highlights of this cruise

    Your experts on this cruise

    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
    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Scheduled flight Frankfurt - Sao Paulo

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Overnight stay with breakfast (middle-class hotel)

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Scheduled flight to Belem/Brazil, departure 22.00 hrs (subject to the tides)

    Fascinating Animal World in the Lower Reaches of the Amazon
    Starting from Belem, the HANSEATIC makes her way through the aqueous labyrinth of the Breves Channels. These famous side arms of the Amazon form the start of an expedition on which you can look forward to penetrating the eternal green of the river delta. On the following days the Zodiacs will be in constant service - depending, of course, on the weather and river currents - so that you can fathom the secrets of the dense vegetation on the banks, where giant trees extend 40 metres towards the sky. Countless tributaries wind through the jungle, some of which you will explore with the help of the manoeuvrable Zodiacs. Our experts will always be on hand to draw your attention to the wonders of nature at the right moment.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Daytime passage through the Breves Channels

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Upstream on the Lower Amazon with Zodiac landings (incl. Gurupá, Alter do Chao)

    Our experts will always be on hand to draw your attention to the wonders of nature at the right moment. In the jungle village of Gurupá, you will be warmly welcomed by the inhabitants, who will be glad to tell you about their way of life, which is entirely determined by the river. During a Zodiac ride at the mouth of the Rio Guajara, you may even have the luck to observe a pink river dolphin. The animal world in this region is unique - different types of heron parade through the water, and you may hear howler monkeys screaming from the treetops, while taking photographs of butterflies the size of dinner plates. When you visit the little town of Alter do Chao, you will find out that even the Amazon has beaches, which are in no way inferior to those of the Caribbean. In the heart of the rainforest you can enjoy relaxing hours on the white sands and take a swim in the Rio Tapajos.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Manaus/Brazil

    Rendezvous of the Dancers and a Grandiose Natural Spectacle
    Pure Brazilian joie de vivre meets you in the town of Parintins, when you immerse yourself in the music and dancing of the colourful Bumba Meu Boi samba show. Bizarre concerts of bird and animal cries, on the other hand, can be heard on the deck of the HANSEATIC in the early morning or on Zodiac rides to Canacari, before you witness an exceptional natural spectacle at the Meeting of the Waters - when the dark Rio Negro and the muddy yellow Rio Solimoes converge, the two rivers do not mingle their waters immediately, but continue to flow alongside each other in a single riverbed. The HANSEATIC glides on her way through the jungle and reaches Manaus. The city experienced a boom around 1900, when the rubber trade made it one of the richest cities in the world. The Teatro Amazonas still testifies to the affluence of that vanished epoch. To erect the impressive opera house, building materials were transported from all over Europe to the heart of the jungle.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Upstream on the Upper Amazon with Zodiac landings (including Badajos, Cuxiu Muni, Rio Jutai, Leticia)

    Sailing On Where Others Have to Turn Back
    You may also look forward to unforgettable nature and animal observations along the Upper Amazon. Badajos, for example, is home to the giant water lily Victoria amazonica, the leaves of which can reach a diameter of 3 metres and even support the weight of a man. While exploring narrow river tributaries in the Zodiac with our experienced experts, you might spot sloths, squirrel monkeys and a vast range of bird species in the treetops around Cuxiu Muni. The journey takes you further and further into the primeval rainforest. On the Rio Jutai, you can once again experience the ecosystem of the tropical rainforest in all its intensity - with all its noises, colours and scents. This is also the home of the Ticuna and Yagua Indians - who maintain their traditional way of life, and still go hunting with bows and arrows as well as blowpipes. Leticia, the southernmost city of Colombia, is right on the border with Peru and Brazil. You will be enchanted with the exoticism of its colourful market, before your fascinating expedition into the green lung of the planet comes to an end in Iquitos.

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    Iquitos/Peru, arrival 6.00 hrs
    Charter flight to Lima
    Overnight stay with breakfast

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    Optional bookable
    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    City tour, scheduled flight Lima - Frankfurt

    Wednesday, 15.08.2018

    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: RIO DE JANEIRO - THE BUOYANT METROPOLIS
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: MACHU PICCHU - ON THE TRAILS OF THE INCA

    A change of itinerary may become necessary on this expedition on the Amazon. The captain will decide on the best possible alternatives depending on the local conditions.

    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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