9-night The Vanilla Islands Cruise

Cruise Line:
Ponant Cruises
Ship:
Le Bougainville
Destination:
Nosy Be/Victoria, Seychelles
Departure Date:
2/23/2021
Length:
9
Offer ID:
1355603
from
$6220


Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Hell-Ville
2/23/2021
2/23/2021 6:00:00 PM

No information currently available.

Nosy Komba
2/24/2021
2/24/2021

No information currently available.

Mayotte (Mamoudzou)
2/25/2021
2/25/2021

Mayotte is the smallest and most southerly of the volcanic Comoros archipelago lying off the African coast. Also called Mahore, this far-flung, coral reef ringed island remains the only member of the group still administered by France. Encircled by a coral reef forming the world's largest lagoon, with a spectacular and exotic underwater world, its glorious interior is of volcanic peaks, thundering waterfalls, dense jungle and lush plantations. The colonial atmosphere of the capital, Mamoudzou, is distinctly French and here you can sample delicious fresh seafood at a local restaurant or admire the superb crafts of the Comorean artisans while old fortifications in the town of Dzaoudzi tell of an interesting island history.

Moheli
2/26/2021
2/26/2021

No information currently available.

Iles Glorieuses
2/27/2021
2/27/2021

No information currently available.

Assumption, Seychelles
2/28/2021
2/28/2021

Assumption Island is a small island north of Madagascar and part of the country of Seychelles. Walking around the island travellers will discover birds and a beautiful array of island wildlife. Snorkelers are encouraged to set out for the reef close to shore. The waters here are excellent and calm, with perfect visibility. Divers will also discover a wide range of corals and exotic sea life.

Astove, Seychelles
3/1/2021
3/1/2021

Astove Island is an atoll that is part of the Aldabra Group of the Seychelles. It is a raised coral island enclosed by a shallow lagoon. Astove is Portuguese for As Doze Ilhas which means 'The Twelve Islands.' It was founded in 1878 however there were no residents on the island. In 1901, five workers were left on Astove and for almost a decade small farms of pumpkins, watermelons, maize, and tobacco were cultivated. Bat droppings or 'guano' were discovered and extracted. After this discovery was made in 1960, more than 72,000 tons of guano were extracted preserving at least 5,000 tons.



The island is usually visited by scientists, fishermen, and diving enthusiasts but visitors are more than welcome to explore the lagoon, snorkel the coral reefs, and hike through the trails of the coconut palms that unveils an amazing view of paradise.

Alphonse Island
3/2/2021
3/2/2021

No information currently available.

Praslin, Seychelles
3/3/2021
3/3/2021

The white, sandy beaches of Praslin is lined with beautiful palm trees, some reaching 100 feet. Three of the rarest birds in the world are found here: the Seychelles Black Parrot, Blue Pigeon and Bulbul. It is also home to the Coco-de-Mer, a unique and stranger-than-fiction coconut.

Victoria, Seychelles
3/4/2021 7:00:00 AM
3/4/2021

Victoria on Mahé is one of the smallest capital cities in the world, and the only major port in the Seychelles. It's also the only town in the country - every other settlement is a village. The courthouse and main post office have been untouched since colonial times, but rebuilt streets emanating from the center give the town a clean and modern look. The Natural History Museum in the center of town houses an eclectic collection with bones of the extinct Seychelles crocodile, giant robber crabs, dried out fish, a deformed piglet in a jar and lots of glassy-eyed stuffed animals. Other displays include the wreckage of a ship which came to grief off the Amiranteds in 1570 and a display of gris gris artefacts. For history of the country's people, visit the National History Museum or the Seychelles People's United Party Museum, which celebrates the history of the party.
Victoria's Botanical Gardens are highly recommended for short and shady walks among a variety of native and introduced trees. Within the gardens is a cafeteria, a pen of giant tortoises and an orchid garden.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
2/23/2021
Number of Nights
9
Cruise Inclusions:
  • Discover the Seychelles, the Scattered Islands, the Comoros, Mayotte and Madagascar, all on the one same cruise.
  • Outings and shore visits in Zodiac® inflatables with a team of experienced naturalist guides.
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site: in Praslin, the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve.
  • Encounters with local people.
  • A variety of idyllic landscapes: atolls, coral reefs, lagoons, granite landscapes, white-sand beaches, a rich and preserved fauna and flora.
  • Discover the Glorioso Islands, a geological sanctuary with nature reserve status since 1975.
  • Possibility of diving (PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent) with an experienced instructor on board and of snorkelling with your expedition team.
Remarks:
Fares listed are per person, based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.



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Offer ID:
1355603

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Company Info

Executours Travel Service (A Branch of Tzell Travel Group)
11111 Santa Monica Blvd.
Suite 1675
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 552-0786
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