On board MS BREMEN from Ushuaia to Callao
Expedition to Chilean fjords - In the land of a thousand contrasts
The reflections of majestic mountains and volcanoes in the vast network of fjords and aquamarine lakes. Diverse flora and fauna are counterbalanced by a richly varied culture. On this expedition to Chile, you will experience variety on an unexpected scale.
| Mon, 29.02.2016 |
Scheduled flight Germany – Buenos Aires
| Tue, 01.03.2016 |
City tour, overnight stay with breakfast
| Wed, 02.03.2016 |
Charter flight to Ushuaia/Argentina, departure 19.00 hrs
| Thu, 03.03.2016 |
- Tue, 08.03.2016
Chile’s southern fjords (sailing through the Beagle Channel, passing the Garibaldi Glacier, sailing through the Strait of Magellan, Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, intensive cruising in the Chilean fjords, passing the Pio XI Glacier)
Natural wonders at the ends of the earth
| Wed, 09.03.2016 |
Relaxation at sea/sailing through the northern fjords
| Thu, 10.03.2016 |
Another testament to the power of nature is Chaiten, an evocative premier destination for the BREMEN. The small town at the foot of the volcano of the same name was buried under silt and ash when the volcano erupted in 2008. It is fascinating to see how life is slowing returning to the ghost town. Gain some insights into the geological activity in the area on a trek at the foot of the volcano* or into a diverse ecosystem on a hike through the Valdivian rainforest*.
| Fri, 11.03.2016 |
Snow-topped Osorno Volcano, not far from Puerto Montt, is truly outstanding in every sense. Admire views of the volcano on a trip through Chile’s landscape of lakes* or an a bootstour on the Todos-los-Santos Lake* .
| Sat, 12.03.2016 |
Majestic nature – proud cities
| Sun, 13.03.2016 |
Relaxation at sea
| Mon, 14.03.2016 |
Huddled together, colourful houses appear to cling to the hillsides of Chile’s cultural capital city, Valparaiso From here, you can discover Santiago de Chile*, a melting pot of cultures, or explore Chile’s literary roots in the footsteps of Pablo Nerudas*.
| Tue, 15.03.2016 |
Isla Damas , cruising off Isla Chanaral
Experience some real-life chapters in the lives of Humboldt penguins, cormorants and turkey vultures following the Zodiac landings on the small Isla Damas (subject to official approval). Your wildlife sightings will continue as your cruise off Isla Chanaral, where you can keep a lookout for seabirds and seals.
| Wed, 16.03.2016 |
Relaxation at sea
| Thu, 17.03.2016 |
A stroll through the historic centre of Iquique provides a fascinating contrast – or you can explore the historic treasures around Iquique*, with pre-Colombian geoglyphs on the mountainsides of Pintados.
| Fri, 18.03.2016 |
Relaxation at sea
| Sat, 19.03.2016 |
The mysticism of the pre-Columbian geoglyphs will be outclassed when you get to Paracas (Pisco) and take a flight over the mysterious Nazca lines*, which are more than 2,000 years old. There are several theories about the origins of the geometric figures and monumental pictures of animals. Some living impressions from the animal kingdom will complete the picture, as sea lions, gannets and Inca terns provide you with an unforgettable end to your cruise in the wildlife paradise of Islas Ballestas*.
| Sun, 20.03.2016 |
Callao (Lima), 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.
| Mon, 21.03.2016 |
Arrival in Frankfurt
* The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and 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: IGUACU
POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: MACHU PICCHU – IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE INCAS
A geology specialist in the team of experts
Dr Franz Gingele started going on mountaineering expeditions all over the world to explore the fascinating geology of our planet when he was still studying geology, glaciology and climatology. An expert in marine biology at the University of Canberra, Australia, he will fill you with inspiration for Chile’s mountains and volcanoes.