On board MS BREMEN from Belem to Puerto Limon

Expedition South and Central America - flourishing life in the Garden of Eden

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French Guiana, Trinidad, Tobago and Panama – so many dream destinations on one single expedition. Picture-postcard coastlines and beaches, lush rainforest, an exotic animal kingdom, cultural monuments and the traditions of Native American Indians: the worlds of paradise and première destinations of the BREMEN paint a colourful picture on the Caribbean Sea.


from Belem to Puerto Limon

Cruise dates:from 24.04.2015 to 12.05.2015 (18 days)
Your ship: MS BREMEN
Cruise number: BRE1507

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This cruise is operated in German. For individual programmes kindly ask our travel concierge.

Itinerary

Fri, 24.04.2015

Scheduled flight Frankfurt – Sao Paulo

Sat, 25.04.2015

Overnight stay with breakfast (mid-range hotel)

Sun, 26.04.2015

Scheduled flight to Belem/Brazil, departure 18.00 hrs (subject to the tides)

Mon, 27.04.2015

Relaxation at sea

Tue, 28.04.2015

Ile Royale/Iles du Salut/French Guiana

In the footsteps of Humboldt
Even at the start of your varied expedition, the lush vegetation of the former penal colony Ile Royale will captivate you. Enjoy the freedom of being able to explore the palm-covered island that is part of French Guiana at your own pace.

Wed, 29.04.2015
- Thu, 30.04.2015

Relaxation at sea

Fri, 01.05.2015
- Sat, 02.05.2015

Port of Spain/Trinidad, from 08.00 to 20.00 hrs
Scarborough/Tobago, from 8.00 to 14.00 hrs

Trinidad and Tobago are entirely different. Trinidad was also given its name by Christopher Columbus – he named the island after its trio of spectacular mountain peaks. The mountains are covered by virtually untouched rainforests. Gain an overview of Trinidad on a scenic journey to Maracas Bay with a stop at the beach*. In contrast to the previous excursion, the focus of the boat trip through the Caroni Bird Sanctuary* will be on the fauna. Here you can gain fascinating insights into the diverse bird population of the island.

 

Tobago is much smaller, extremely relaxed and lined with idyllic beaches, bays and cliffs. Calypso was invented on Trinidad and Tobago, as was carnival according to the islanders. On a walk in the rainforest*, you will gain an insight into the diverse flora and fauna of this ecological conservation area. 

 

 

Sun, 03.05.2015

El Guámache /Isla Margarita, from 7.00 hrs to 20.00 hrs

The Caribbean island of Isla Margarita is part of the Lesser Antilles and is referred to affectionately by its inhabitants as “Isla Bonita”. Isla Margarita is known for its enchanting, idyllic beaches and fascinating history: Christopher Columbus discovered the island in August 1498 and named it after its abundance of pearls (Margarita means “pearl”). Legend has it that the pearl fishers bestowed great gifts upon him. Discover majestic table mountains or even the world’s highest waterfall, Angel Falls, on a flight to Canaima National Park*. Those who like to explore the island in a more active way will be in their element on a kayak tour through the mangroves*.

Mon, 04.05.2015

Islas Los Roques

Tue, 05.05.2015

Kralendijk/Bonaire/Netherlands Antilles, from 8.00 to 17.00 hrs


Wed, 06.05.2015

Relaxation at sea

Thu, 07.05.2015

Cartagena/Colombia

The protected location by the sea makes Cartagena one of the most beautiful colonial cities of Latin America. The imposing San Felipe de Barajas fortress still shows today how it once defended the city against pirates. The “enemies” of the Catholic faith were confronted in the Palace of the Inquisition. Discover an evocative historic Cartagena*. Away from urban life, a canoe trip through the mangroves* from the fishing village of La Boquilla provides a special natural experience.

Fri, 08.05.2015

San Blas/Panama

The Kuna people and their elaborately adorned molas are the focus of a visit to the Panamanian archipelago San Blas in the Caribbean Sea. 

Sun, 10.05.2015

Bocas del Toro

Your passion for exploring will be stimulated once more in the conclusion of this expedition to the small location of Bocas del Toro and the visit to the bird island*. Enriched by numerous contrasts and natural experiences, your incredible expedition ends in Costa Rica.

Sat, 09.05.2015

Colon, from 6.00 to 20.00 hrs


Mon, 11.05.2015

Puerto Limon/Costa Rica, arrival 6.00 hrs
travel to San Jose
scheduled flight San Jose – Frankfurt

Tue, 12.05.2015

Arrival in Frankfurt

* 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: A NATURAL EXPERIENCE IN TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK

Biology specialist in the expert team

As a qualified biologist, Dr Hans-Peter Reinthaler has

accompanied numerous research projects in Venezuela and has spent many

years travelling on expedition ships around the world. Whether the

subject is the South American flora and fauna or the effects of climate

change on various ecosystems – with his experience, he knows how to

present complex subject matter in an accessible way.