On board MS HANSEATIC from Belem to Iquitos
Amazon expedition - hot on the trail of Amazonia's secrets
Reveal the green rainforest curtain along the largest river in the world. Acute insights into a habitat that is rich in species await you. Where aboriginal people live, concealed in the rainforest, and species of animals and plants are still being discovered today, this is the perfect territory for an exciting expedition with the agile HANSEATIC. The Zodiacs are in constant use to take you to see the wonders of this unique habitat.
| Sat, 04.04.2015 |
Scheduled flight Frankfurt – Sao Paulo
| Sun, 05.04.2015 |
Overnight stay with breakfast (mid-range hotel)
| Mon, 06.04.2015 |
Scheduled flight to Belem/Brazil, departure 20.00 hrs (subject to the tides)
The Amazon: the exotic lifeline
| Tue, 07.04.2015 |
Day trip through the Breves Channels
| Wed, 08.04.2015 |
- Sat, 11.04.2015
Upstream to the lower Amazon with Zodiac landings (including Guajara, Alter do Chao, Parintins, Canacari)
Cultural treasure trove of the tropics
| Sun, 12.04.2015 |
Accompanied by a concert of bird calls and the sounds of the jungle, the HANSEATIC continues floating along the river of life towards Manaus. The metropolis came into incredible wealth in the 19th century as the centre of the rubber trade, and this wealth is reflected in the treasures of the magnificent Teatro Amazonas (Amazon Theatre): the sumptuous interior decoration with cut-glass chandeliers and marble portals were brought to the centre of the jungle from Europe. Investigate the history of the city and opera house*, and discover by sea plane over Manaus* a spectacle of nature from a breathtaking perspective: at the famous “meeting of waters” the “black” Rio Negro and the sandy-coloured Rio Solimoes flow next to each other for kilometres in the channel.
| Mon, 13.04.2015 |
- Wed, 22.04.2015
Upstream to the upper Amazon with Zodiac landings (including Badajos, Cuxiu Muni, Jutai River, Leticia, Pevas, Nauta)
Natural spectacles deep in the heart of South America
| Thu, 23.04.2015 |
Iquitos/Peru, arrival 6.00 hrs
| Fri, 24.04.2015 |
| Sat, 25.04.2015 |
Arrival in Frankfurt
A change in itinerary may become necessary on this expedition on the Amazon. The captain will decide on the best possible alternatives depending on the local conditions.
* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The listed shore excursions are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.
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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:
PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: RIO DE JANEIRO – THE FUN-LOVING METROPOLIS
POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: MACCU PICCHU – ON THE TRAIL OF THE INCAS
Expedition leader on board the HANSEATIC
When Stefan Kredel is not in
his adopted home of Argentina, he accompanies excursions and explores
some of the most interesting natural regions in the world. His
observations on Amazonia are certain to fascinate you.