On board MS BREMEN from Ushuaia to Callao
Expedition Chilean Fjords: natural phenomena at the end of the world
In the land of 1,000 contrasts, majestic mountains and volcanoes cast their reflections on the vast network of fjords and aquamarine lakes. Diverse flora and fauna are counterbalanced by a richly varied culture. Experience Chile’s variety on an unexpected scale.
from Ushuaia to Callao
|Cruise dates:||from 28.02.2018 to 21.03.2018 (21 days)|
|Your ship:||MS BREMEN|
18 days cruise only from € 7,334 per person
incl. travel packages to / from departure / arrival point from € 9,384 per person
| Wed, 28.02.2018 |
Scheduled flight from Germany to Buenos Aires
| Thu, 01.03.2018 |
City tour, overnight stay with breakfast
| Fri, 02.03.2018 |
Charter flight to Ushuaia/Argentina, departure 19.00 hrs
| Sat, 03.03.2018 |
- Thu, 08.03.2018
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)
Tierra del Fuego: a world of wonders
| Fri, 09.03.2018 |
Relaxation at sea/sailing through the northern fjords
| Sat, 10.03.2018 |
Chaiten is also testament to the power of nature. From here, you will discover the flora and fauna of Patagonia in the private Pumalin Park* – simply fascinating. Hiking paths lead you into the largest area of continuous forest in Chile, characterised by a temperate rainforest.
| Sun, 11.03.2018 |
Snow-topped Osorno Volcano, not far from Puerto Montt, is truly outstanding in every sense. Marvel at its beauty on a tour of Chile’s lake district*. Or see the wonderful forests, steep mountains and extensive glaciers in a different, more active way and from a special perspective: while white-water rafting on the Petrohue river*.
| Mon, 12.03.2018 |
Isla de Chiloe
The island of Chiloe is famous for the living mythology of its indigenous people, the Huilliche. Yet you are sure to find the magic of life just as fascinating when you go penguin watching on the island of Punihuil*. This is the only place in the world where Humboldt and Magellanic penguins breed side by side.
| Tue, 13.03.2018 |
Relaxation at sea
| Wed, 14.03.2018 |
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 the country’s literary roots by following in the footsteps of Pablo Neruda*.
| Thu, 15.03.2018 |
Isla Damas , cruising off Isla Chanaral
Explore the life of Humboldt penguins, cormorants and turkey vultures following the Zodiac landing 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.
| Fri, 16.03.2018 |
Relaxation at sea
| Sat, 17.03.2018 |
The old town of Iquique – with its restored wooden villas from the 18th and 19th centuries – is an exciting contrast. You will spend some time looking around and exploring the promenade on your own. Saltpetre works and geoglyphs* tell stories from times past.
| Sun, 18.03.2018 |
Relaxation at sea
| Mon, 19.03.2018 |
The mysticism of these pre-Columbian geoglyphs on the mountainsides of Pintados will be outclassed when you get to Paracas 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 geoglyphs. Thrilling animal sightings complete the picture: with a bit of luck, you’ll spot sea lions, Peruvian gannets, pelicans and Inca terns in the animal paradise of the Islas Ballestas* – an unforgettable way to bid farewell to the natural wonders at the edge of the world.
| Tue, 20.03.2018 |
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, 21.03.2018 |
Arrival in Frankfurt
* The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.
= at anchor
Attractive combination discount of € 600
Enjoy savings when you extend this cruise with BRE1805 (applies to categories 1 – 7).
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 team of experts on board and on the ground
On this expedition, renowned experts from different disciplines will help deepen your experience of the contrasting worlds within South America. Let their exciting on-board lectures, interesting information during Zodiac rides and fascinating expertise during shore excursions expand the horizons of your knowledge.