On board MS HANSEATIC from Breves Channels to Iquitos
Upriver to the Green Heart of South America
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.
from Breves Channels to Iquitos
|Cruise dates:||from 07.04.2013 to 27.04.2013 (21 days)|
|Your ship:||MS HANSEATIC|
| Sun, 07.04.2013 |
Scheduled flight Frankfurt - Sao Paulo
| Mon, 08.04.2013 |
Overnight stay with breakfast (middle-class hotel)
| Tue, 09.04.2013 |
Scheduled flight to Belem/Brazil, departure 22.00 hrs (subject to the tides)
Fascinating Animal World in the Lower Reaches of the Amazon
| Wed, 10.04.2013 |
Daytime passage through the Breves Channels
| Thu, 11.04.2013 |
- Mon, 15.04.2013
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.
| Tue, 16.04.2013 |
- Wed, 17.04.2013
Rendezvous of the Dancers and a Grandiose Natural Spectacle
| Thu, 18.04.2013 |
- Wed, 24.04.2013
Upstream on the Upper Amazon with Zodiac landings (including Badajos, Cuxiu Muni, Rio Jutai, Leticia)
Sailing On Where Others Have to Turn Back
| Thu, 25.04.2013 |
Iquitos/Peru, arrival 6.00 hrs
| Fri, 26.04.2013 |
City tour, scheduled flight Lima - Frankfurt
| Sat, 27.04.2013 |
Arrival in Frankfurt
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.
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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: