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From Belem to Iquitos Cruise

Expedition Amazon - hunting for treasures on the river of life.

Please note: your voyage rates include Charter flight as per itinerary in Economy Class.

25 March, 2020 to 11 April, 2020 Make a booking request for From Belem to Iquitos Cruise, departing on 25 March, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Outside Cabin. From £ 10767 GBP pp
Living area: 22 m² (237 ft²) Binoculars in the cabin Nordic walking poles Heated wall in bathroom (e.g. for towels and wet parkas) Rain shower Free mini bar Coffee machine Separable beds
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French Balcony Cabin. From £ 11826 GBP pp
Living area: 21 m² (226 ft²) Binoculars in the cabin Nordic walking poles Heated wall in bathroom (e.g. for towels and wet parkas) Rain shower Free mini bar Coffee machine Separable beds
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11 April, 2020 to 28 April, 2020 (reverse) Make a booking request for From Belem to Iquitos Cruise, departing on 11 April, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Outside Cabin. From £ 10767 GBP pp
Living area: 22 m² (237 ft²) Binoculars in the cabin Nordic walking poles Heated wall in bathroom (e.g. for towels and wet parkas) Rain shower Free mini bar Coffee machine Separable beds
view cabin photo
French Balcony Cabin. From £ 11826 GBP pp
Living area: 21 m² (226 ft²) Binoculars in the cabin Nordic walking poles Heated wall in bathroom (e.g. for towels and wet parkas) Rain shower Free mini bar Coffee machine Separable beds
view cabin photo

From Belem to Iquitos Cruise itinerary:

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Day 1 Belem/Brazil
Departure 21.00 hrs (subject to the tides)
Day 2 Day trip through the Breves Channels
Lush plant life, exotic creatures and untouched native villages – the world of the Amazon is best described in superlatives: no river is as long, and no rainforest is as diverse. The Breves Channels hint at the fantastic wealth of nature and challenging mysteries that motivated famous explorers. On this impressive daytime passage, the greenery that shades the shore seems close enough to touch as the manoeuvrable ships of the new expedition class head ever deeper into this wild Garden of Eden.
Days 3 - 7 Upstream on the Amazon with Zodiac landings (including Rio Pucurui, Guajara, Alter do Chao, Parintins, Canacari)
Depending on the weather and currents, the Zodiacs will bring frequent intensive moments as beautiful side branches with a gorgeous jungle backdrop draw you under their spell. The tropical air rings with the calls of toucans, yellow-headed caracaras and saffron finches, their feathers sparkling in the dense foliage. Lined with buriti and acai palms, the Rio Pucurui offers a picture-perfect panorama home to more than 1,000 species of bird. South America’s lifeline is also home to over 400 mammals, including the sloths that only ever move in slow motion. With luck, you will encounter a truly exotic native creature as you travel by Zodiac in Guajara: the pink river dolphin. Is the legend true that they transform into young men in order to seduce women? Again and again, the jungle surprises with stories and impressions, as Alter do Chao will demonstrate: on the emerald-green Rio Tapajos, you will suddenly find yourself on a seemingly Caribbean beach. Swim and bathe in this green paradise and tune into the easy-going nature of the people of Parintins and their exuberant Bumba-meu-boi spectacle. With colourful costumes and intoxicating music, the dancers relate the legend of the resurrection of a bull. Thoughts of water buffalo raise the question of how deep these creatures wade to graze on floating vegetation. Be it mythology or biology, the experts on board the HANSEATIC nature and HANSEATIC inspiration will have the answer. Board the Zodiacs and head for curious natural treasures: for example, in Canacari, travelling through drifting pastures and past the world’s largest water lilies with gorgeous leaves 3 m (10 ft) in diameter.
Days 8 - 9 Manaus (Amazon)
In Manaus (Amazon), you will see how closely nature and culture are connected on the banks of the Amazon. Past and present meet in the magnificent 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.
Days 10 - 17 Further upstream on the Amazon with Zodiac landings (including Badajos, Cuxiu Muni, Uara, Rio Jutai, Leticia, Pevas)
Back on the river in the depths of the rainforest, your route will take you through the flooded forests of Badajos: the water reflects treetops filled with creatures, and squirrel monkeys swinging nimbly through the branches draw your gaze to the sky. Keep looking up and you may see one of the colourful parakeets that can both climb and fly short distances. A night-time Zodiac ride near Cuxiu Muni may offer some illuminating moments when the eyes of caimans penetrate the darkness. Explore wonders both large and small on a hike in Uara, where Brazil nut trees tower up to 65 m (213 ft) and the sunlight struggles to pierce the foliage. Whether ashore, on deck or in a Zodiac, this unique voyage of discovery is filled with astonishing sights – for example, on the Rio Jutai, when the cries of parrots ring across the water. Visit the colourful, vibrant markets of Leticia, where aromatic spices and tropical fruits inspire the senses. Away from the hustle and bustle, some people are still said to live in complete isolation. In Pevas, the stilt buildings of the native Peruvian village provide a vivid insight into life in the wilderness.
Day 18 Iquitos/Peru
Arrival 7.00 hrs Charter flight to Lima Arriving in Iquitos, your mind and soul will be enriched with intensive experiences – from a 4,000 km (2,485 mi.) adventure from the mouth of the Amazon deep into the heart of the river.
Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

From Belem to Iquitos Cruise reverse itinerary:

show main itinerary
Itineraries are subject to change.
Arrival 7.00 hrs Charter flight to Lima Arriving in Iquitos, your mind and soul will be enriched with intensive experiences – from a 4,000 km (2,485 mi.) adventure from the mouth of the Amazon deep into the heart of the river.
Back on the river in the depths of the rainforest, your route will take you through the flooded forests of Badajos: the water reflects treetops filled with creatures, and squirrel monkeys swinging nimbly through the branches draw your gaze to the sky. Keep looking up and you may see one of the colourful parakeets that can both climb and fly short distances. A night-time Zodiac ride near Cuxiu Muni may offer some illuminating moments when the eyes of caimans penetrate the darkness. Explore wonders both large and small on a hike in Uara, where Brazil nut trees tower up to 65 m (213 ft) and the sunlight struggles to pierce the foliage. Whether ashore, on deck or in a Zodiac, this unique voyage of discovery is filled with astonishing sights – for example, on the Rio Jutai, when the cries of parrots ring across the water. Visit the colourful, vibrant markets of Leticia, where aromatic spices and tropical fruits inspire the senses. Away from the hustle and bustle, some people are still said to live in complete isolation. In Pevas, the stilt buildings of the native Peruvian village provide a vivid insight into life in the wilderness.
In Manaus (Amazon), you will see how closely nature and culture are connected on the banks of the Amazon. Past and present meet in the magnificent 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.
Depending on the weather and currents, the Zodiacs will bring frequent intensive moments as beautiful side branches with a gorgeous jungle backdrop draw you under their spell. The tropical air rings with the calls of toucans, yellow-headed caracaras and saffron finches, their feathers sparkling in the dense foliage. Lined with buriti and acai palms, the Rio Pucurui offers a picture-perfect panorama home to more than 1,000 species of bird. South America’s lifeline is also home to over 400 mammals, including the sloths that only ever move in slow motion. With luck, you will encounter a truly exotic native creature as you travel by Zodiac in Guajara: the pink river dolphin. Is the legend true that they transform into young men in order to seduce women? Again and again, the jungle surprises with stories and impressions, as Alter do Chao will demonstrate: on the emerald-green Rio Tapajos, you will suddenly find yourself on a seemingly Caribbean beach. Swim and bathe in this green paradise and tune into the easy-going nature of the people of Parintins and their exuberant Bumba-meu-boi spectacle. With colourful costumes and intoxicating music, the dancers relate the legend of the resurrection of a bull. Thoughts of water buffalo raise the question of how deep these creatures wade to graze on floating vegetation. Be it mythology or biology, the experts on board the HANSEATIC nature and HANSEATIC inspiration will have the answer. Board the Zodiacs and head for curious natural treasures: for example, in Canacari, travelling through drifting pastures and past the world’s largest water lilies with gorgeous leaves 3 m (10 ft) in diameter.
Lush plant life, exotic creatures and untouched native villages – the world of the Amazon is best described in superlatives: no river is as long, and no rainforest is as diverse. The Breves Channels hint at the fantastic wealth of nature and challenging mysteries that motivated famous explorers. On this impressive daytime passage, the greenery that shades the shore seems close enough to touch as the manoeuvrable ships of the new expedition class head ever deeper into this wild Garden of Eden.
Departure 21.00 hrs (subject to the tides)
* = Indicative
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MS Hanseatic , the ship servicing From Belem to Iquitos Cruise

MS Hanseatic

Vessel Type:

Length: 403ft

Passenger Capacity: 175

Built:1991

 

Aboard the M/S Hanseatic you will discover your very own personal expedition. Due to the background five-star service, you will enjoy your holiday to the maximum and it will become an unforgettable experience.

The Hanseatic was built in 1991 in Finland. It weighs 8380 tons and has a draught of 4,90 meters only. It is a small and versatile ship used for expeditions but at the same time it offers more than average space for its 175 passengers. On its expedition-cruises extraordinary destinations such as Antarctica, Greenland, Micronesia or the North Western Passage are to be found on the itinerary. Apart from these, destinations as Norway, the Baltic Sea, the North Sea or the Mediterranean Sea are also attractive to the Hanseatic for their more individual smaller ports, off the tourist track. The itineraries are designed in a very individual and respectful manner.

Atmosphere on board

The Hanseatic is an attractive cruise ship for the explorer type of tourist. Moreover, it offers a five star standard to its guests. During the day the dress code on board is casually sporty and ashore mainly comfortable and appropriate to the destination visited. Only for the occasion of the Captain's dinner a formal dress code would be recommended. Most of the guests belong to the middle to advanced age-groups. The Hanseatic is less attractive to families.

Living aboard

During the day meals are offered within an open seating. In the evening dinner is served in the main restaurant. There is enough capacity in the main restaurant for all guests at once. The excellent culinary offer fulfills the standard of a five star service. Each cruise of the Hanseatic is accompanied by specialized lectors who will be happy to answer all your questions on the current itinerary. In exciting and interesting presentations you will gain all important background knowledge on the visited destinations in the Darwin Hall. Once reached the destination you will shipped out in individual Zodiacs with a small group only. This will offer you a chance to experience the wonders of our nature in the most possible individual way. There a sauna, a gym and a sun bed to be found aboard the Hanseatic. On deck there is a temperature-regulated pool which is filled with sea water. Moreover, there are bicycles onboard that you can use free of charge for individual excursions in the destinations.

Cabins

All cabins are comfortable and designed elegant. The average size of 22 square meter (suites 44 square meter) offers enough space for the guests. There are exclusively outside cabins. All cabins are equipped with a television with satellite program and a possibility to send and receive emails. Your mini bar will be topped up with non-alcoholic drinks free of charge on a daily basis.

 

 

Cabin layout for MS Hanseatic
• Enjoy an Amazonian adventure: precious discoveries await you in the dense jungle all the way to Iquitos.

• Only small ships such as those in the new expedition class can manage this adventure.
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