On board MS HANSEATIC from Iquitos to Belem
Expedition Amazon - The source of life in a green paradise
Journey into the heart of the Amazon on an adventure: travel along winding waterways to unique experiences deep in the jungle. A natural treasure chest of exotic creatures, lush plants and untouched native villages awaits you. With the HANSEATIC and its Zodiacs, you will explore South America’s lifeline close-up – diverse, captivating, unforgettable.
| Wed, 26.04.2017 |
Scheduled flight from Frankfurt to Lima
| Thu, 27.04.2017 |
Charter flight to Iquitos (Amazon)/Peru, departure 18.00 hrs
Natural spectacles in the Garden of Eden
| Fri, 28.04.2017 |
- Wed, 03.05.2017
Downstream on the Amazon with Zodiac landings (including Libertad, Leticia, Panelas, Rio Jutai, Cuxiu Muni)
Pay a visit to Libertad and the Yagua natives to gain fascinating insights while surrounded by manioc and pepper trees. The markets of Leticia also show life in harmony with nature – the scents and colours of spices and tropical fruits enchant the senses. Away from the hustle and bustle, some people are still said to live in complete isolation. Much more visible is the diverse animal kingdom, for example, in Panelas. Whether on deck or in a Zodiac – this cruise constantly presents you with marvellous sights, for example, on the Rio Jutai. Here, the cries of parrots echo over the water from the orchid-covered jungle trees, providing musical accompaniment to the dance of countless butterfly species. On a night-time Zodiac ride through the rainforest of Cuxiu Muni, the flitting fireflies seem almost like stars fallen from the tropical night sky. The bright eyes of the caimans, which you might be lucky enough to spot in the darkness, provide another very special natural spectacle.
| Thu, 04.05.2017 |
- Fri, 05.05.2017
An eldorado of fascinating contradictions
| Fri, 05.05.2017 |
- Sun, 07.05.2017
Ride and Zodiac landings on the Rio Negro
The famous Meeting of the Waters is a natural paintbox: the clay-yellow Rio Solimoes mixes with the “black” Rio Negro – water level permitting, the HANSEATIC will explore its riverbanks in particular detail. In this designated conservation area, you will ride out in the Zodiacs to get up close to the wealth of flora and fauna. This continues in Pagodao, where the wildlife chorus heralds natural diversity.
| Mon, 08.05.2017 |
- Thu, 11.05.2017
Further downstream on the Amazon with Zodiac landings (including Canacari, Parintins, Alter do Chao, Guajara)
Canacari will take your natural experiences to a very special level. With the Zodiacs, you will travel through floating water grass and past the world’s largest water lilies with leaves 3 m in diameter. At the middle point of the Amazon, Parintins is the epitome of flourishing city life. During the “Bumba-meu-boi”, dancers in colourful costumes are accompanied by intoxicating music as they tell the legend of the resurrection of a bull.
| Fri, 12.05.2017 |
Day trip through the Breves Channels
Your on-board experts will be happy to tell you which of the over 3,000 different species of fish live in the Breves Channels. They will draw your attention to the wonders of the nearby shores on this impressive daytime passage – from the art of the stilt buildings in the hidden settlements to the natural discoveries of Alexander von Humboldt.
| Sat, 13.05.2017 |
Belem, arrival 5.00 hrs (subject to the tides)
You will reach Belem wishing this cruise would never end. And even if this is where you disembark, your memories of this paradise will stay with you forever.
| Sun, 14.05.2017 |
Arrival in Frankfurt
* The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.
A change in itinerary may become necessary on this expedition. The captain will decide on the best possible alternative depending on local conditions.
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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: