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3.570€ p.P.
(ggf. zuzüglich Flugzuschlag)

Kapverden und Kanarische Inseln

11 Tage / 10 Nächte

01-04-2020 bis 11-04-2020

Dakar - Lisbon

L'AUSTRAL



Spanien, Kapverden und Portugal: PONANT bietet Ihnen eine vielseitige Route, auf der Sie verschiedene Kulturen und Zivilisationen entdecken.

Ihre 11-tägige Kreuzfahrt an Bord der L'Austral beginnt in Dakar, der lebhaften Hauptstadt Senegals.

Nach einem Aufenthalt auf Santiago, der afrikanisch anmutenden, bevölkerungsreichsten Insel der Kapverden, entdecken Sie etwas weiter im Norden São Vicente. Es folgt ein Besuch in Mindelo, der kulturellen Hauptstadt der Kapverdischen Inseln und Geburtsstadt der berühmten Morna-Sängerin Cesaria Évora.

Anschließend läuft Ihr Schiff Las Palmas auf der Insel Gran Canaria an. Genießen Sie einen Spaziergang in den Straßen des historischen Stadtteils Vegueta, der zahlreiche sehenswerte Bauwerke birgt, wie beispielsweise die Kathedrale Santa Ana.

Bewundern Sie auch die typische Vulkanlandschaft von Lanzarote, bevor es weitergeht nach Madeira, zur Insel des ewigen Frühlings. Die lebhaften Straßen und die Altstadt von Funchal sowie ein wunderschöner botanischer Garten in der Oberstadt werden Sie zweifellos in ihren Bann ziehen.

Ihre Reise endet mit der Entdeckung von Lissabon. Die Stadt verzaubert mit ihrem nostalgischen Charme und die Straßenbahn, die Museen und die denkmalgeschützten Bauwerke verleihen ihr eine einzigartige Persönlichkeit.




Tag 1 01-04-2020 Dakar
Tag 2 02-04-2020 At sea
Tag 3 03-04-2020 Praia
Tag 4 04-04-2020 Mindelo
Tag 5 05-04-2020 At sea
Tag 6 06-04-2020 At sea
Tag 7 07-04-2020 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
Tag 8 08-04-2020 Arrecife de Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Tag 9 09-04-2020 Funchal, Madeira
Tag 10 10-04-2020 At sea
Tag 11 11-04-2020 Lisbon

For your serenity, PONANT selects a flight for your trip and provides transfers and visits. This package is included in your cruise fare.

 

Day 1   Paris/Dakar

Flight Paris/Dakar City selected by PONANT.

Approximate flight duration: 5 hours and 45 minutes.

Meet at the airport ? Arrival Hall (look for PONANT sign).

You will be greeted by our local English-speaking representative off the flight selected by PONANT. You will be directly transferred to the Radisson Blu hotel.

Hotel check-in.

 

Day 2 - Dakar

After your breakfast, you will take the direction to Dakar. Driving through the West Corniche Coastal road, you will stop to see the African Renaissance Monument, a magnificent 160-foot-tall monolith weighing in at 190 tons. Reverend Jesse Jackson was among the dignitaries who attended the opening of statue in 2010 to celebrate Senegal's 50 years of independence from France. Loved by some and reviled by others, the copper and bronze statue was made by the North Koreans and cost $27 million. Senegal is a land of lighthouses, and a standout among them is the Mamelles Lighthouse, your next destination. Mamelles is one of the world's great lighthouses. It stands on Cape Verde (for which the offshore islands belonging to Portugal are named) and guides ships around the treacherous western tip of Africa. Mamelles' light range is almost 36 miles, but the structure itself may soon fall victim to the rapid, uncontrolled erosion of the coastline. Enjoy a quick photo stop at the Deity (Divinity) Mosque before you head to Pink Lake for lunch.

On the way, you will stop to take pictures of Baobab-Trees.

This morning, you will travel approximately 1? hours to reach Lake Retba, famous for its unusual pink water-you really have to see it to believe it. The lake is shallow and warm and is surrounded by white foam and palms. It is very high level of salinity means that everything floats on the surface. Workers crush the thick crust of salt that lies on the lake-bed and gather the salt to sell. Sand dunes and traditional villages with thatch-roofed huts line the shores of the pink lake. You will cross over sand dunes and through bush during your drive around the lake. We will drive through the Rally Paris-Dakar pathway up to the ocean. Finally, stop for a brief encounter with the chief of Fulani Village. He will let you visit his dwelling hut and will explain the villagers' way of life.

Lunch will be served after the tour around the lake and surroundings, in a Mauritanian Tent on the beach, in front of a beautiful landscape. This Tent called "Khaima" is all made with African materials and fabrics. Lunch Buffet. An Entertainment (with a folkloristic group) will be offer by our local representative before or during Lunch.

After your nomad traditional lunch, you will be transferred to the port to embark your ship.

 

? Cruise on board your ship -

 

Disembarkation Day: Lisbon/Paris

After disembarkation procedures are completed, you will be greeted at the port by our local representative.

You will depart the port by coach for a tour which will give you a little taste of Lisbon. You will pass through Lisbon downtown and will continue to Belem, also known as the Discoveries quarter due to all its 16th century monuments. You will make photo stops at two of the most emblematic monuments in town, first the magnificent Jeronimos Monastery and then the Belém Tower (Torre de Belém), once departure place of the Portuguese vessels.

Lunch will take place in a Fado House. Classified as World Heritage by Unesco, Fado represents the soul of Portuguese culture. It is sung by both men and women and there are two types of Fado ; the Lisbon Fado and the Coimbra Fado. You can enjoy a live performance whilst having lunch.

You will then be transferred to the Lisbon Airport in time for check-in of the flight Lisbon/Paris selected by PONANT.

Approximate flight duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes.

 

Your programme includes :

  • Flights selected by PONANT Paris/Dakar and Lisbon/Paris, in economy class, on a regular airline.
  • 1-night accommodation in Dakar at the Radisson Blu hotel 5* (or similar) in Standard room, including breakfast.
  • Meals as mentioned in the programme in Dakar and Lisbon.
  • Beverage package during meals in Dakar (mineral water + 1 soft drink or 1 local beer + 1 coffee or tea).
  • Lunch with beverage package in Lisbon (mineral water + 1 soft drink or 1 local beer or 1 glass of white or red wine + 1 coffee or tea).
  • Transfers and visits as mentioned in the programme.
  • Services of a local English-speaking guide.

 

Your programme does not include:

  • Tips for the driver and local guide.
  • Personal expenses and other services not mentioned in the programme.

 

Please note in Dakar:

  • Senegal is part of the West African financial community area. The local currency is the CFA franc. US dollars and Euros are widely accepted.
  • The official language is French, which is understood by the majority of people and there are about a dozen local languages and several dialects. Greetings are very important and the easiest way to avoid making a mistake is to use traditional Arab greetings (Salaam aleikoum, Aleikoum asalaam).
  • We also recommend you only drink bottled mineral water.
  • Please take note of the local and basic nature of the installations and equipment used during the dunes outing to Pink Lake. Lunch will be served under a Kaïma tent. The 4-wheel drive vehicles are open and non-air-conditioned but have a canopy to protect you from the sun.

 

Your hotel before the cruise:

The Radisson Blu Hotel is a sophisticated, modern resort on the quiet Cape Verde Peninsula, located in the elegant Fann Corniche neighborhood. The peninsula is shaped like a triangle, with the base of the triangle roughly along the north and its apex on the south, the site of the seaport of Dakar. All rooms are characterized by their contemporary design and superb amenities, including individual climate control and Free high-speed wireless Internet. The restaurant proposes international dishes as well as revisited regional food in a contemporary setting. Outdoor swimming pool.

 

Contact of your hotel:

Radisson Blu Hotel

Route de la Corniche Ouest Fann Residence

BP 16868 Dakar,

SENEGAL

Telephone number: (+221) 3 3869 3333

 

Duration of the visits are given as a guide only. The order of the visits may be reversed. For the times of your PONANT flight, please contact your travel advisor; they are also shown on your electronic ticket included in your travel documents.