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 4 February 2020 to 16 February 2020
13 days / 12 nights
Departure Port : Mahé
Arrival Port : Zanzibar
Embark with PONANT aboard Le Bougainville for a brand-new 13-day expedition cruise in the Indian Ocean. A chance to discover stunning natural environments, exceptional wildlife, and UNESCO World Heritagesites loaded with history.
From Victoria on the island of Mahé, you will first sail to La Digue, where a veritable picture-postcard of the Seychelles awaits you: palm trees, granite rocks, white sand and crystal-clear waters. Further on, the small islands of Poivre and Alphonse will be an opportunity to snorkel and dive among brightly-coloured sea life, before reaching Aldabra Atoll, a largely untouched natural sanctuary listed as World Heritage by UNESCO.
After calling at the Glorioso Islands in the Scattered Islands, your ship will set a course for Mayotte for a new stop. This small French archipelago protected by a double barrier reef is the refuge of an incredibly rich fauna: dolphins, rays, giant turtles, and the region’s last dugongs can be observed here.
Your next ports of call will be an opportunity to discover several of the wonders of Tanzania: the ruins of the 13th-century Swahili trading post of Kilwa Kisiwani, Latham Island, which provides a refuge for many birds such as the masked booby or the crested tern, as well as Pemba Islandand its clove plantations and fantastic scuba diving.
This fabulous trip will draw to an end in Zanzibar, a city with superb UNESCO-listed buildings, blending African, Arab, Indian and European influences over more than a millennium.
The encounters with the wildlife described above illustrate possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed.
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.
Please contact us for all details, all suite types and fares.
Featured rate is in Euro per person double occupancy and subject to availability.