On board MS HANSEATIC from Ushuaia to Callao
Chilean fjords expedition - majestic nature at the end of the world
The high in contrast country of Chile invites you to hike, discover and marvel: imposing glaciers, tranquil fjords and lakes, bizarre volcanoes – crowned by a animal and plant kingdom which are rich in species. Enjoy an exciting expedition, the route of which will be characterised by outstanding experiences.
| Thu, 26.02.2015 |
Scheduled flight Germany – Buenos Aires
| Fri, 27.02.2015 |
City tour, overnight stay with breakfast
| Sat, 28.02.2015 |
Charter flight to Ushuaia/Argentina, departure 19.00 hrs
| Sun, 01.03.2015 |
- Fri, 06.03.2015
Chile's fjord world (travelling the Beagle Channel, passing the Garibaldi Glacier, travelling through the Strait of Magellan, Punta Arenas, Isla Magdalena **, Puerto Natales, cruising through the Chilean world of fjords, passing the Pio XI Glacier)
Magical Tierra del Fuego
Even more excitement: the HANSEATIC heads for the surrounding fjord landscape. A highlight is the extraordinary views of the mighty Pio XI Glacier. The eternal ice falling into the sea from the roughly 40-metre-high ice cliff is a spectacular sight to behold.
| Sat, 07.03.2015 |
Just as magnificent: Chiloe Island, which invites you on a botanic walking tour* in its 43,000 hectares of national park. In the city of Castro, you will be enchanted by the characteristic wooden churches, which are part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site along with the houses on stilts, which are the focus of an island excursion*.
| Sun, 08.03.2015 |
Puerto Montt is another friendly little town in the southern Andes. The spectacular natural environment in which people live can be seen on an excursion to the Chilean Lake District*. From the perspective of the Andean condor, a scenic flight over volcanoes and lakes* lets you experience the roaring Petrohue waterfalls, the Emerald Lake and the tremendous volcano panoramas in most spectacular fashion.
| Mon, 09.03.2015 |
| Tue, 10.03.2015 |
Relaxation at sea
| Wed, 11.03.2015 |
Valparaiso, from 05.00 to 18.00 hrs
From the urban jungle to untouched Pacific worlds
| Wed, 11.03.2015 |
Valparaiso, departure 18.00 hrs
| Thu, 12.03.2015 |
Isla Damas , cruising by the Isla Chanaral
Your Zodiac landing on the small Isla Damas (subject to authorisation) is entirely devoted to wildlife observation – the habitat of Humboldt penguins, cormorants and turkey vultures. And there are more opportunities to spot wildlife on the Zodiac ride around the Isla Chanaral, known for its seal colonies, pelicans and sea lions.
| Fri, 13.03.2015 |
Insights into the everyday lives of people who live from mining and fishing are provided by the small location of Puerto Caldera. Relax on the beach of Bahia Inglesa before heading to the Paracas Peninsula ahead of the shores of Peru – one of the largest marine reserves in South America.
| Sat, 14.03.2015 |
- Sun, 15.03.2015
Relaxation at sea
| Mon, 16.03.2015 |
Solve the mystery of the more than 2,000 year-old artifact on a flight over the secret Nazca Lines*. How were the monumental animal pictures and geometric figures produced in the desert? The animal paradise of the Islas Ballestas* is similarly impressive: seals, sea lions and Inca terns bid you a fascinating farewell.
| Tue, 17.03.2015 |
Callao (Lima)/Peru, arrival 7.00 hrs
Callao is Peru’s biggest harbour and close to the capital, Lima. Despite chaotic traffic conditions, a constant grey mist that the locals call “garua”, and the rapidly growing shanty towns – formerly known as “barriadas” and today called “pueblos jovenes” – numerous historic sights dating from the colonial era and impressive collections of Peruvian art offer visitors a wealth of interesting impressions.
| Wed, 18.03.2015 |
Arrival in Frankfurt
* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The listed shore activities are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.
** subject to approval
= 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: IGUACU
POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: MACHU PICCHU – ON THE TRAIL OF THE INCAS***
Ethnology specialist in the expert team
Even in his student days, ethnologist Dietmar Neitzke lived
in Mexico and deepened his knowledge of native cultures. His interests
lie in other philosophies, mentalities, shamanism, traditional medicine,
cultural ecology and development problems. This expert in museum
education will sketch a lively picture of Chile’s cultures.