HIGHLIGHTS

  • A cruise in partnership with National Geographic Expeditions offering enrichment with a National Geographic Photographer and an Expert specialised in the destination onboard.
  • Outings in Zodiac®inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides and landings on idyllic deserted beaches.
  • UNESCO site: Aldabra, the largest coral atoll in the world.
  • Discovery of the Outer Islands of the Seychelles and the Farquhar Atoll. These islands are very remote and rarely visited.
  • The coral island of Desroches, an intimate destination home to lush vegetation of coconut palms, takamakas and filaos.
  • Anse Source d'Argent, the most famous beach of La Digue, surrounded by large blocks of granite and edged with coconut palms.
  • Possibility of observing tortoises on Aldabra.
  • Encounters with the locals.
  • Possibility of diving (PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent) with an experienced instructor on board and of snorkelling with your expedition team.
Cruise Asia Africa December 2019
Departure Port Victoria, Mahé
Arrival Port Victoria, Mahé

Set sail for a 13-day expedition cruise to discover the most beautiful islands of the SeychellesPONANT invites you to follow an unforgettable itinerary aboard Le Bougainville, against a backdrop of turquoise waters and coconut palms.

Leaving from Victoria, the archipelago's capital, fall under the spell of the idyllic landscapes, with their exceptional flora and fauna.

Your first port of call will be Poivre Island, an idyllic coral atoll where sea turtles can be found swimming in the lagoon.

During your cruise, you will have many opportunities to dive or snorkel, notably in PoivreAstove, and at the heart of the sublime coral reef in the Alphonse lagoon.

Highlight of your trip will be the port of call at Aldabra, a gigantic coral atoll that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Edged with mangrove and fine sandy beaches, it is home to the largest colony of land turtles in the world.

You will then explore the far reaches of the Seychelles, the most remote and rarely visited islands such as the Farquhar Atoll or the islands of St. Pierre and Marie Louise, renowned for their numerous colonies of birds such as noddies and angel terns.

Before you return to MahéLe Bougainville will chart a course for the coral island of Desroches and the sublime beaches of La Digue, some of the most renowned of the Seychelles

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The encounters with the wildlife described above illustrate possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed.