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HANSEATIC nature - from Belem to Iquitos

Expedition Amazon - tracing an exotic lifeline

HANSEATIC nature - from Belem to Iquitos
Cruise NAT2506
07.04.2025 - 25.04.2025 (18 days)
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    Cruise
    NAT2506
    Cruise dates
    07.04.2025 - 25.04.2025

    • One cruise, two options in 2025: upstream (NAT2506) and downstream (NAT2507) with the upper reaches of the Amazon
    • Expedition in the purest sense: numerous Zodiac rides take you deep into the labyrinth of spellbinding tributaries
    • Beauty that demands protection: see the exotic flora and fauna by day and by night
    • People on the river: small settlements provide insights into life against the green backdrop of the jungle
    • Form your own impressions of the sensitive biotope as you reflect on the economic interests, conservation and politics

    e.g. cruise incl. charter flight in a Outside Cabin from

    $ 17,550 per person

    cruise incl. travel packages to / from departure / arrival point from $ 20,454

    Prices & booking
    Please note that your choosen cruise is conducted in German only. All printed matters are available in German. Nevertheless our crew is fluent in English.
    Price specials - Attractive combination discount

    Extend your stay with the previous cruise NAT2505 and save € 1,200 per person (applies to GOLD fare, categories 1-8).

    The highlights of this cruise

    Pure expedition adventure – along thousands of kilometres
    Seemingly endless, the lush green of the tropical rainforest lines the Amazon, the world’s second-longest river and its richest water source. Large sections of its drainage basin remain unexplored – the last blank spots on our all-too-familiar map. Come on board our expedition ships and unravel the secrets of an almost untouched world together with our team of experts. And, who knows, maybe you might actually set foot on unexplored terrain.

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    Your ship - HANSEATIC nature

    The new expedition class

    The naming ceremony of the HANSEATIC nature took place in Hamburg on 4 May 2019. Together with its structurally identically sister ships HANSEATIC inspiration (2019) and HANSEATIC spirit (2021), the small and state-of-the-art expedition ship explores remote destinations and visits the world’s most fascinating natural landscapes on challenging routes.

    The new expedition class – which offers space for a maximum of 230 guests (or 199 guests on Antarctic cruises and Spitsbergen circumnavigations) – sets standards in terms of variety, comfort and personal space. This is why our ship has more open deck space than any other expedition ship. Find out more!

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    Your cabins & suites on HANSEATIC nature

    Outside Cabin
    • approx. 22 m²/237 ft² cabins on Deck 4, 5 and 6
    • Heated wall in the bathroom
    • Rain shower
    • Free mini bar (soft drinks)
    • Coffee machine
    • Separable beds
    • 24-hour cabin service
    Panoramic Cabin
    • approx. 21 m²/226 ft² cabins on Deck 5
    • Heated wall in bathroom
    • Rain shower
    • Free mini bar (soft drinks)
    • Coffee machine
    • Separable beds
    • 24-hour cabin service
    • There is one cabin with fully accessible layout and equipment (cabin 404)
    French Balcony Cabin
    • approx. 21/23 m² (226 ft²/248 ft²) cabins on Deck 6 and 7
    • Heated wall in the bathroom
    • Rain shower
    • Free mini bar (soft drinks)
    • Coffee machine
    • Separable beds
    • 24-hour cabin service
    Balcony Cabin
    • approx. 27 m²/291 ft² cabins incl. balcony (approx. 5 m²/54 ft²) on Deck 5, 6 and 7
    • Heated wall in the bathroom
    • Rain shower
    • Free mini bar (soft drinks)
    • Coffee machine
    • Separable beds
    • 24-hour cabin service
    Junior Suite
    • approx. 42 m²/452 ft² Suites on Deck 6 and 7
    • including private balcony (approx. 6 m²/65 ft²)
    • Separate living and sleeping areas
    • Separate dining area
    • Sleeping area with panoramic view
    • Separable beds
    • TV in living and sleeping areas
    • Bathroom with two sinks and rain shower
    • Steam sauna in shower area
    • Heated wall in bathroom
    • Separate toilet
    • Free mini bar with a selection of spirits
    • Coffee machine
    • 24-hour cabin service
    • Butler service
    • Fixed table reservation in the main restaurant, if desired
    Grand Suite
    • approx. 71 m²/764 ft² Suites on Deck 6 and 7
    • including private veranda (approx. 16 m²/172 ft²) with space heaters
    • Separate living and sleeping areas
    • Separate dining area
    • Sleeping area with panoramic view
    • Separable beds
    • TV in living and sleeping areas
    • Daylight bathroom with two sinks, free-standing bath, rain shower and veranda access
    • Steam sauna in shower area
    • Heated wall in bathroom
    • Separate toilet
    • Free mini bar with a selection of spirits
    • Coffee machine
    • 24-hour cabin service
    • Butler service
    • Fixed table reservation in the main restaurant, if desired
    • Free choice of Zodiac group
    Cruise
    NAT2506
    Cruise dates
    07.04.2025 - 25.04.2025

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    Optional bookable
    Saturday, 05.04.2025

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Sao Paulo

    Sunday, 06.04.2025

    Sao Paulo
    City tour, overnight stay with breakfast

    Monday, 07.04.2025

    Flight to Belem

    Monday, 07.04.2025

    Belem/Brazil, departure 20.00 hrs (subject to the tides)

    Tuesday, 08.04.2025

    Daytime passage through the Breves Channels

    If nature’s orchestra has created a masterpiece, then it’s the Amazon. Even the name evokes a sense of temptation, risk and a yearning for adventure. But it also reminds us of the need to protect unique ecosystems. How does it feel to hear, see and sense it for the first time? Find out on board the small HANSEATIC nature. Experience exotic animals, traditional ways of living and tropical plants from the deck and Zodiacs – weather and currents permitting – as you travel around 4,000 km (2,485 mi.). The daytime passage through the Breves Channels hints at nature’s fantastic creations. Venture all the way to Iquitos in Peru, accompanied by the calls of toucans, yellow-headed caracaras and saffron finches. Your experts on board will enhance your perception and awareness of just how sensitive this biotope is. They will comment on what you see and deepen your knowledge with fascinating presentations.

    Wednesday, 09.04.2025 to
    Sunday, 13.04.2025

    Upstream on the Amazon with Zodiac landings (including Guajara, Virassaia, Alter do Chao, Parintins, Canacari)

    To date, around 40,000 plant species have been described in the Amazon region, along with around 1,300 types of bird and more than 400 mammals. Which species will you discover? With luck, you may catch sight of pink river dolphins as you travel by Zodiac in Guajara. The young are grey at first and only change colour at the age of two. In the small riverside settlement of Virassaia, look out for a special feathered friend: the indigenous hoatzin. You might even see herons and cormorants as you enjoy Zodiac rides through the species-rich floodplain areas. New surprises await around every bend in the river. In Alter do Chao, an almost Caribbean beach suddenly appears on the emerald-green Rio Tapajos, inviting you to relax and swim. A wonderful introduction to the Brazilian way of life, which you will get to know even better in Parintins. Pay a visit to the cathedral or treat yourself to some regional delicacies. Seek out a totally different natural treasure in Canacari. The Zodiacs will transport you through drifting pastures in search of the world’s largest water lilies. Their gorgeous leaves are nearly 3 m (10 ft) in diameter. Again and again, you will discover hidden paradises and marvel at exotic plants and creatures. The experts will enhance your experiences with their specialist knowledge. They’ll highlight the extent to which commercial interests are taking over and endangering this natural treasure trove, but also the work of global rescue and reforestation initiatives.

    Monday, 14.04.2025

    Rio Negro

    On the Rio Negro, you will bear witness to the legendary “Encontro das Aguas”. The “Meeting of Waters” is the spectacular confluence between the dark Rio Negro and the pale, sandy-coloured Rio Solimoes, the name for this part of the Amazon River.

    Tuesday, 15.04.2025 to
    Wednesday, 16.04.2025

    Manaus (Amazon)

    In Manaus (Amazon), you will see how closely nature and culture intertwine on the banks of the Amazon. The colonial past and global present meet in the jungle metropolis. The city’s history and opera house* bear witness to the time when this former centre of rubber made its fortune, with modern glass facades sitting alongside classical and art nouveau buildings. On a scenic flight above Manaus (Amazon)*, these impressions will intensify as the jungle and city merge.

    Thursday, 17.04.2025 to
    Thursday, 24.04.2025

    Further upstream on the Amazon with Zodiac landings (including Badajos, Cuxiu Muni, Rio Jutai, Leticia/Colombia, Pevas/Peru)

    You will continue on to Badajos. The Zodiac will take you along a multitude of small channels. Huge water lilies – the Victoria amazonica – adorn the water surface. The lush green banks accentuate the red flowers of bromeliads and passion flowers. Will you spot sloths or capuchin monkeys doing gymnastics in the trees? Your night-time Zodiac ride near Cuxiu Muni will become even more thrilling if the eyes of caimans penetrate the darkness. This unique cruise is filled with astonishing sights – for example, on the Rio Jutai, when the cries of tropical birds reverberate across the water. Visit the colourful, vibrant markets of Leticia, where aromatic spices and exotic fruits inspire the senses. In Pevas, the stilt buildings of the native Peruvian village provide an insight into life in the wilderness. 

    Friday, 25.04.2025

    Iquitos/Peru, arrival 7.00 hrs
    Charter flight to Lima

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    Optional bookable
    Friday, 25.04.2025

    Lima
    Overnight stay with breakfast

    Saturday, 26.04.2025

    Scheduled flight from Lima to Germany

    Sunday, 27.04.2025

    Arrival in Germany

    * The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.

    The itinerary depends on official approval and the weather conditions. The natural experiences and wildlife sightings described are possibilities on this expedition and are not guaranteed.

    Pre-cruise and post-cruise programmes for your trip

    The following programmes can be booked.

    Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
    For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.

    The following programmes are offered in German:

    Our proven pre- and post-cruise programmes

    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.

    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: RIO DE JANEIRO – THE FUN-LOVING CITY
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: MACHU PICCHU – IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE INCAS
    Cruise
    NAT2506
    Cruise dates
    07.04.2025 - 25.04.2025

    HANSEATIC nature - The new expedition class

    HANSEATIC nature

    How do you combine exciting adventures with the utmost comfort? Our new expedition class has the answers. Enjoy first-class service and unforgettable moments in the world’s most spectacular regions – in the company of a small group of no more than 230 guests (or 199 guests for Antarctic expeditions and circumnavigation of Spitsbergen).

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    Cabins & Suites

    In the HANSEATIC nature cabins and suites, curved lines, natural colours and premium materials come together in a harmonious room concept that promises – and delivers – pure relaxation.

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    Restaurants & Bars

    Come with us on a culinary voyage of discovery around the globe: on board, three spacious first-class restaurants create a unique and indulgent combination of expedition spirit and international gourmet cuisine. Spend your days and evenings however you wish thanks to flexible mealtimes, a free choice of seating and attentive 24-hour cabin service.

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    Fitness & Wellness

    A breathtaking Zodiac ride, a challenging hike, a day in the Arctic ice – then close your eyes, feel the heat and indulge your senses. Align your inner compass with total well-being – whether in the ocean-view sauna of the OCEAN SPA, with a relaxing massage or with a workout in the Sports Club.

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    Knowledge on board

    Your shore excursions and Zodiac rides will be accompanied by countless natural wonders that will leave you speechless. But to see the bigger picture, you need to understand the background. The HANSEATIC nature & HANSEATIC inspiration takes your expedition to the next level with fascinating presentations, personal studies in the Ocean Academy and the perfect equipment for the research trip of your life.

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    Cruise
    NAT2506
    Cruise dates
    07.04.2025 - 25.04.2025
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