In the land of 1,000 contrasts, look forward to the interplay between volcanoes, glittering glaciers and relics of ancient civilisations, and get ready for wonderful and moving moments.
Scheduled flight from Germany to Lima
Overnight stay with breakfast
City tour an transfer to and transfer to embarkation
Callao (Lima)/Peru, departure 18.00 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.
Paracas, from 7.00 to 17.00 hrs
Majestic mountains reflected in calm fjords, waterfalls plunging into emerald-green mountain lakes – the varied landscapes of the South American Pacific coast are best explored on a small, manoeuvrable expedition ship like the HANSEATIC inspiration. On the Paracas Peninsula, one of South America’s largest marine reserves awaits your visit. A flight over the mysterious Nazca lines*, which baffle scientists to this day, provides a perfect view of these cryptic drawings on the desert floor. Take a boat trip to the lively Islas Ballestas*, teeming with seabirds and seals.
Relaxation at sea
Isla Pan de Azucar/Chile
Cruising off Isla Chanaral
Valparaiso, arrival 16.00 hrs
Colourful Valparaiso covers the hills like a mosaic. Round off your tour of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar* with the sight of sea lions relaxing on the rock formations in the bay. Urban yet traditional, Santiago de Chile*, the capital city, greets you with splendid colonial-era buildings, an imposing cathedral and a skyline of glass.
Valparaiso, departure 17.00 hrs
Relaxation at sea
Isla de Chiloe, from 13.00 to 23.00 hrs
Back in the Chilean island world, Isla de Chiloe is much more tranquil. Chiloe’s villages* will take you closer to the region’s culture and history, while penguin sightings on the island of Punihuil* provide thrilling insights into life in the colonies of Humboldt and Magellanic penguins – this is the only place in the world where two species breed in direct proximity to each other.
Puerto Montt, from 7.00 to 16.00 hrs
The town of Puerto Montt and its breathtaking surroundings are nestled among snow-covered volcanoes: a scenic journey takes you through the Chilean lake district* with a view of turquoise lakes and thundering waterfalls. If you’re feeling sporty, take a thrilling white-water-rafting trip on the Petrohue River*. With instruction from experienced guides, you will paddle down the river between lush, green forests, mountains and glaciers.
Chile’s southern fjords
(Passing the Pio XI Glacier, intensive cruising in the Chilean fjords, Puerto Natales, Punta Arenas, sailing through the Strait of Magellan, sailing through the Beagle Channel, passing the Garibaldi Glacier)
On board, the anticipation builds for one of the highlights of your cruise: Chile’s southern fjords offer new, spellbinding views at every turn. Majestic and radiant, the Pio XI Glacier rises up before you, a moving moment that can only be surpassed by an encounter with the gentle giants of the ocean: there is a good chance that whales will cross your path off Puerto Natales. On a scenic tour through Torres del Paine National Park*, you will delve deep into the wonderful world of Patagonia – mountain ranges, peaceful fjords and shimmering lakes with condors soaring overhead. Reaching up into the sky, the Torres peaks are an impressive sight – get close on a trek to the Base Las Torres*. Following in the footsteps of the famous pioneer, you will pass the Strait of Magellan and reach Punta Arenas. Get to within touching distance of nature on a hike in Magallanes National Reserve* or a tour to see the Magellanic penguins on Isla Magdalena*. Look forward to countless impressions of the next dream panorama as you approach the mighty Garibaldi Glacier in the Beagle Channel, with its vibrant shades of light blue. Accompanied by the calls of seabirds, the HANSEATIC inspiration will cruise through the Garibaldi Sound – another moment to remind you that no explorer can resist the other side of the world.
Ushuaia/Argentina, arrival 6.00 hrs
Charter flight to Buenos Aires
Overnight stay with breakfast
Scheduled flight from Buenos Aires to Germany
Arrival in Germany
* The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.
The following programmes can be booked.
Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German and are charged additionally to the travel package. The prices and conditions for these programmes can be found on the German travel details page and are charged additionally to the travel package. For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.
The following programmes are offered in German:
Our popular pre- and post-cruise programmes include a broad spectrum of excursions and are usually accompanied by experienced Hapag-Lloyd Cruises tour guides. Recommended for guests who like to share their experiences with a group of like-minded travellers. Explore specially selected highlights of your holiday destination and enjoy the convenience of group travel – we will take care of the transfers, excursions and overnight stays.