Price from

$6,950pp*

Duration

17 Days

Departs Paraty, Brazil

18 Mar, 2019

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Brazil to Africa with PONANT

Sailing between two continents, PONANT offers you an itinerary rich in contrasts and cultural blending, to discover UNESCO World Heritage treasures. Aboard L’Austral, you will travel from Brazil to Senegal in 17 days, during an exceptional cruise combining cultural discoveries and remarkable natural sites.

Highlights include:

  • UNESCO sites: Rio de Janeiro, Paraty, Salvador de Bahia, the Bijagos and Fernando de Noronha islands;
  • Outings and landings in Zodiac® dinghies with naturalists in the Fernando de Noronha islands (subject to authorisation) and in the Bijagos Islands;
  • Visit to traditional villages in the Bijagos;
  • Enthusiastic and knowledgeable conference guides and naturalists;
  • Before or after your cruise, optional visits to Rio de Janeiro, Dakar and Goree Island.

Sailing between two continents, PONANT offers you an itinerary rich in contrasts and cultural blending, to discover UNESCO World Heritage treasures. Aboard L’Austral, you will travel from Brazil to Senegal in 17 days, during an exceptional cruise combining cultural discoveries and remarkable natural sites.

You will come aboard at Rio de Janeiro, the colourful and contrasted “cidade maravilhosa”, with its incomparable bay dominated by the Corcovado.  Your ship will then call at Paraty, an historic colonial city on the Gold Route, whose well-preserved architectural treasures have earned it UNESCO World Heritage status.

The programme continues with the discovery of two other essential and charming cities in Brazil, Salvador de Bahia and Recife, before you reach the Fernando de Noronha islands, off the Brazilian coast, a natural paradise that is home to thousands of birds and rich underwater wildlife in its turquoise waters.

L’Austral will then cross the Atlantic as far as the Bijagos Islands for 3 days of expedition. A UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, these sparsely-inhabited islands are only accessible to a few privileged travellers. There you will discover a variety of landscapes, ranging from tropical rainforest to savanna and mangroves, exceptional flora and fauna (including sea turtles) and will meet villagers with a unique culture.

This fantastic trip will conclude in Dakar, the bustling capital of Senegal.

L’AUSTRAL

In May 2011, l’Austral joined PONANT’s fleet. This superb mega-yacht with 132 staterooms is the result of the expertise of the Italian Fincantieri shipyard and French sophistication, as interpreted by designer Jean-Philippe Nuel. L’Austral remains faithful to our philosophy – to create a unique atmosphere, a subtle blend of luxury, intimacy and well-being.

Public areas
Fitness and Beauty area Fitness gym: Kinesis weight training, running machine, bike…
SothysTM Beauty area: Hairdressing salon, massage rooms, Spa room et relaxation room (only on board Boréal and Austral), Hammam

Main room

2745 sq.ft / 255 sq.m
Indoor capacity: 110
Outdoor capacity: 30
Tea room, bar, Live music programme, dance floor
Access to the outdoor terrace

Panoramic room

1184 sq.ft /110 m2
Library, internet connection, bar, live entertainment on some evenings
Direct access to the panoramic terrace

Outdoor bar (bridge swimming pool)

Seating for 50
View over the bridge swimming pool

Theatre

2 690 sq.ft /250 m²
Capacity: 250
Conference room
Performance venue
Audiovisual equipment

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