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MS HANSEATIC - from Belem to Iquitos
Cruise HAN1506
20.07.2018 - 20.07.2018 (21 days)
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Amazon expedition - hot on the trail of Amazonia's secrets

from Belem to Iquitos

Cruise HAN1506

20.07.2018 - 20.07.2018

21 days (0 days cruise only)

    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.


    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 € 500

    Your price advantage if you extend this cruise with the cruise HAN1505.

    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
    Friday, 20.07.2018

    Scheduled flight Frankfurt – Sao Paulo

    Friday, 20.07.2018

    Overnight stay with breakfast (mid-range hotel)

    Friday, 20.07.2018

    Scheduled flight to Belem/Brazil, departure 20.00 hrs (subject to the tides)

    The Amazon: the exotic lifeline
    In Belem come on board the HANSEATIC and follow the more than 4,000-kilometre-long, winding course of the Amazon. Depending on the weather and current conditions, the Zodiacs are in constant use and you will discover the narrow branches of the mighty river, which wind through the thicket of the jungle and leave other travellers hidden from sight. This is how you will explore the secrets of Amazonia in depth – always accompanied by experts, who will show you wonders of nature such as in the Breves Channels. In the tropical, lush riverbank vegetation with Moriche and Acai palms, you might catch glimpses of swallow-tailed kites and black vultures, whilst around the little settlement of Guajara you can spot different species of herons and buzzards. An unforgettable sight is the mighty water buffalo, which walk so far into the water that they can only just stand and graze easily on the water plants. The Amazon surprises with a sandy beach that appears practically Caribbean in Alter do Chao. Enjoy relaxing hours on the warm, white sand and take a refreshing dip in the emerald-green Rio Tapajos.

    Friday, 20.07.2018

    Day trip through the Breves Channels

    Friday, 20.07.2018

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

    Cultural treasure trove of the tropics
    Colourful costumes and infectious music: the inhabitants of Parintins celebrate the dance spectacle “Bumba-meu-boi” in high spirits. Get infected by the exuberant zest for life before taking an atmospheric Zodiac tour at Canacari. Flowering in the floating meadows is the largest water lily in the world – the circular leaves can reach diameters of up to three metres.

    Friday, 20.07.2018

    Manaus

    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.

    Friday, 20.07.2018

    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
    Only small, agile expedition ships like the HANSEATIC can travel the upper reaches of the Amazon past Manaus. Thanks to its low draught, the ship pushes further westward and makes it possible for you to enjoy unforgettable wildlife and nature observation. Depending on the local conditions, the crew and experts guide you on numerous Zodiac excursions and landings, right into the green lungs of our planet. Keep an eye out for the famous pink river dolphins and horned screamers at Badajos. Delicate hummingbirds buzz through the air, and from the treetops you can hear the cries of the howler monkeys. It is not only in Cuxiu Muni that you will visit a typical Indian village – and start in the late evening on a Zodiac tour on which you will feel the magic of a tropical night most intensely. Listen to the multi-voiced song of frogs and cicadas, and see caimans and nocturnal animals such as bats. On the Zodiacs, you will also conquer the Jutai River, on whose banks you will see colourful toucans and glorious species of orchids which will indulge your senses. The hustle and bustle at the lively markets and the traditional dances and rituals of the inhabitants characterise the Colombian city of Leticia and the Peruvian Indian village of Pevas. To complete these eventful days, the HANSEATIC hazards a very special adventure: it heads to Nauta. The small village is located so far upstream that it can only be reached at high water levels. Will the HANSEATIC manage to advance there? This question can only be answered on board – even though the expedition will draw to a close in Iquitos,  it will leave you with grand memories that you will rave about for a long time to come.

    Friday, 20.07.2018

    Iquitos/Peru, arrival 6.00 hrs
    charter flight to Lima
    overnight stay with breakfast

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    Optional bookable
    Friday, 20.07.2018

    City tour
    scheduled flight Lima – Frankfurt

    Friday, 20.07.2018

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

    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.

    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.


    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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