On board MS BREMEN from Buenos Aires to Callao
Expedition Chilean Fjords: In the Land of a Thousand Contrasts
Snow-covered peaks and blue mountain lakes; bizarrely elevated granite towers and narrow waterways; the largest birds and the smallest deer in the New World, greater rheas and pudus - discover an incomparable fauna and flora on this expedition through Chile’s magnificent contrasts.
| Wed, 26.02.2014 |
Scheduled flight Germany – Buenos Aires
| Thu, 27.02.2014 |
City tour, overnight stay with breakfast
| Fri, 28.02.2014 |
Charter flight in the morning, transfer to Ushuaia/Argentina, departure 19.00 hrs
| Sat, 01.03.2014 |
- Thu, 06.03.2014
Chile’s fjord world (passage through the Beagle Channel, passing the Garibaldi Glacier, passage through the Strait of Magellan, Punta Arenas, Isla Magdalena , Puerto Natales, cruising through the Chilean fjord world, passing the Pio XI Glacier)
Chiles’s Wonder World
| Fri, 07.03.2014 |
Puerto Chacabuco (Aisen)
You will also experience impressive moments in Puerto Chacabuco during a hike through the Aiken del Sur Park* with its dense forests and crystal-clear lakes.
| Sat, 08.03.2014 |
Magnificent Nature and Proud Cities
| Sun, 09.03.2014 |
One of these, the snow-topped Volcán Osorno, rises majestically into the sky not far from Puerto Montt. From this small town, you can take in the sights of Chile’s landscape of lakes* during a spectacular excursion or see the impressive Petrohue Waterfalls from the perspective of the Andean condor during the sightseeing flight over volcanoes and lakes*.
| Mon, 10.03.2014 |
Relaxation at sea
| Tue, 11.03.2014 |
Valparaiso, arrival 18.00 hrs
Unique photos can also be taken in Valparaiso. The ”little San Francisco“ extends across a great number of hills, the slopes of which are covered with colourful houses. From here, you can set out to explore Santiago de Chile* – a cultural melting pot and pulsating metropolis with millions of inhabitants.
| Wed, 12.03.2014 |
Valparaiso, departure 18.00 hrs
| Thu, 13.03.2014 |
Isla Damas , cruising off the coast of Isla Chanaral
After landing with the Zodiacs on the small Isla Damas (subject to official approval), you have the opportunity to discover the habitat of Humboldt penguins, cormorants and turkey vultures. You can continue your intensive animal and bird observations in front of Isla Chanaral and look out for the numerous sea birds, sea lions and otters while cruising off the coast of the island.
| Fri, 14.03.2014 |
The beach Bahía Inglesa in the small town of Puerto Caldera promises unadulterated relaxation before you set out to marvel at an artefact that the UNESCO has listed as a World Cultural Heritage Site.
| Sat, 15.03.2014 |
- Sun, 16.03.2014
Relaxation at sea
| Mon, 17.03.2014 |
Depart from Paracas on a flight over the mystical lines of Nazca*, which are over 2,000 years old. To the present day, there are different theories concerning the origin of the monumental animal images and geometric figures which can only be seen completely from the air. The animal paradise Islas Ballestas* is similarly impressive, and its abundance of species including fur seals, sea lions, Peruvian boobies and Inca swallows will bid you a dazzling farewell.
| Tue, 18.03.2014 |
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, 19.03.2014 |
Arrival in Frankfurt
* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are 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: IGUACU
POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: MACHU PICCHU – ON THE TRAILS OF THE INKA
Culture specialist in the team of experts
Carl Goerdeler has lived in
Brazil for more than 20 years. The author of travel books and
correspondent of numerous German-language newspapers came to his adopted
country through the diplomatic service. He will make you familiar with
the cultural features of the South American continent in a vivid and