Sail aboard the world's smallest and most sophisticated expedition fleet to the globes most remote, most exotic, most thrilling and most rewarding destinations. All in French style and luxury.
from 25 November 2018 to 7 December 2018
13 days / 12 nights
Other departure dates:
from 7 December to 19 December 2018
from 17 March to 29 March 2019
from 29 March to 10 April 2019
Departure Port : Cayenne
Arrival Port : Manaus
Ship: Le Champlain
PONANT is inviting you to enjoy an unforgettable experience along the Amazon River, on a 13-day expedition cruise. Aboard Le Champlain, immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of this mythical and impressive river in the heart of Brazil, following a brand-new itinerary. You will board your ship in the city of Cayenne, in Guiana. After first calling at the Salvation Islands, you will leave the Atlantic Ocean for the Amazon River’s earth-coloured waters.
You will then sail up the river from east to west, to discover the many treasures it conceals: dense and varied vegetation, tropical fruit, a host of animal species, hamlets, stilt houses, local boats… In spite of the developments brought by modern civilisation, this ecosystem – the only one of its kind in the world – remains the cradle of a protected tropical life, which you will be fortunate to witness.
Le Champlain will then stop in the beautiful city of Belém, where you will be captivated by the huge open-air market and the walls of Forte do Presépio. At the confluence of the Tapajos and Amazon rivers, around Santarem, you might be lucky enough to spot some extraordinary pink river dolphins (also called botos). You will disembark in the city of Manaus, a surprising city of almost 2 million people, at the confluence of the Amazon and the Rio Negro.
What's Included in This Cruise:
Full board French inspired gourmet cuisine, free beverages including fine wines and spirits, included gratuities, all expedition zodiac landings, expedition lecture programs. Plus transfer & flight Manaus to Miami
Please contact us for all details, all suite types and fares.
Featured rate is in Euro per person double occupancy and subject to availability.