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LUXURY EXPEDITIONS 2018-2019

Ancient Cultures and

Ancient Cultures and Landscapes of Vanuatu Treasures of Seychelles HONIARA • LAUTOKA L’AUSTRAL 12 days / 11 nights 13th September 2018 from 4 580 € (see page 88) TROPICAL E X P E D I TI O N MAHE • MAHE LE LAPÉROUSE 13 days / 12 nights 29th November 2018 from 5 610 € (see page 88) TROPICAL E X P E D I TI O N HONIARA SOLOMON ISLANDS Vanikoro Flight from Brisbane Moto Lava Island Espiritu Santo Coral Sea Malekula Tanna Island Ureparapara Island VANUATU Ambrym Island Lamen Island NATURALIST Pacific Ocean FIJI LAUTOKA SEYCHELLES Aride Praslin Curieuse VICTORIA, MAHE La Digue Poivre Alphonse Desroches Aldabra Indian Ocean Astove NATURALIST DAY ITINERARY ARRIVAL DEPARTURE 1 Flight Brisbane / Honiara, Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands). Direct transfer to the port. Embarkation from 16.00 to 17.00 23.00 2 At sea 3 Vanikoro (Solomon Islands) 4 Ureparapara Island (Vanuatu) Sana Island (Vanuatu) 5 Moto Lava Island (Vanuatu) 6 Espiritu Santo (Vanuatu) 7 Malekula (Vanuatu) 8 Ambrym Island (Vanuatu) 9 Lamen Island - Lopevi Island (Vanuatu) 10 Tanna Island (Vanuatu) 11 At sea 12 Lautoka (Fiji) 07.00 Disembarkation Highlights: • Expedition voyage discovering Vanuatu: traditional villages, tropical beaches, coral reefs, active volcanoes; • Zodiac® outings & shore visits with your expedition team; • Visit the last known location of the 1788 “lost voyage” of La Pérouse in Vanikoro; • Sail into the Caldera of Ureparapara; • Stand on the edge of an active volcano on Tanna Island; • Swim in the famous “blue holes” of Espiritu Santo; • Discover a wide range of cultures and traditions; • Possibility of diving and/or snorkelling with an experienced instrictor on board. DAY ITINERARY ARRIVAL DEPARTURE 1 Victoria, Mahe (Seychelles) Embarkation from 16.00 to 17.00 18.00 2 Aride (Seychelles) 11.00 18.00 3 Praslin (Seychelles) 07.00 12.45 Curieuse (Seychelles) 14.30 19.00 4 Poivre (Seychelles) 12.00 19.00 5 Alphonse (Seychelles) 08.00 18.00 6 At sea 7 Aldabra (Seychelles) 06.00 8 Aldabra (Seychelles) 19.00 9 Astove (Seychelles) 06.00 18.00 10 At sea 11 Desroches (Seychelles) 08.00 18.00 12 La Digue (Seychelles) 08.00 18.00 Victoria, Mahe (Seychelles) 21.30 13 Victoria, Mahe (Seychelles) Disembarkation Highlights: • UNESCO sites: Aldabra, the largest coral atoll in the world and the Vallée de Mai nature reserve in Praslin; • The Aride nature reserve, a treasure of the Seychelles with some 73 hectares of colourful vegetation and more than one million birds; • The bare red earth of Curieuse, a granite island in the Seychelles; • 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; • Possibility of diving and/or snorkelling with an experienced instrictor on board. 60 | Summer 2018 / Winter 2018 - 2019 Cruises

Expedition to Borneo & Beyond Exploring the Indonesian Archipelago SINGAPOUR • BALI LE LAPÉROUSE 10 days / 9 nights 5th January 2019 from 3 400 € (see page 88) TROPICAL E X P E D I TI O N BALI • CAIRNS LE LAPÉROUSE 15 days / 14 nights 14th January 2019 from 5 670 € (see page 88) TROPICAL E X P E D I TI O N SINGAPORE SINGAPORE Tembelan Islands Tanjung Puting National Park Java Sea INDONESIA Sumbawa Tanjung Wangi Mojo Java Badas BALI Loh Liang Pink Beach Komodo Island DAY ITINERARY ARRIVAL DEPARTURE 1 Singapour (Singapour) Embarkation from 16.00 to 17.00 18.00 2 Tembelan Islands (Indonesia) 3 At sea 4 Tanjung Puting National Park (Indonesia) 5 At sea 6 Tanjung Wangi (Java - Indonesia) Badas (Indonesia) 7 Sumbawa (Indonesia) Mojo (Indonesia) 8 Pink Beach (Komodo Island, Indonesia) 9 Loh Liang (Komodo Island, Indonesia) 10 Bali (Indonesia) 06.30 Disembarkation NATURALIST Highlights: • An opportunity to view Orang-utans in their natural environment at Tanjung Puting National Park; • UNESCO site: Komodo National park; • The Ijen volcano on the island of Java and its spectacular caldera surrounded by volcanic cones and craters; • Meeting the locals and discovering their traditions and culture; • Pink Beach, a pink sand beach that is unique in the world; • Possibility of snorkelling, particularly on the uninhabited idyllic Tembelan Islands BALI INDONESIA Pulau Banta Komodo Loh Buaya Rinca MALUKU Banda Neira Banda Sea Kalabahi Alor Island Timor Sea WEST PAPUA Triton Bay Pulau Bui Kei Islands Arafura Sea AUSTRALIA Syuru Agats PAPUA NATURALISTE Cape York Lizard Island CAIRNS DAY ITINERARY ARRIVAL DEPARTURE 1 Bali (Indonesia) Embarkation from 16.00 to 17.00 18.00 2 Pulau Banta (Komodo, Indonesia) 3 Loh Buaya, Rinca (Komodo, Indonesia) 4 Kalabahi (Alor Island, Indonesia) 5 At sea 6 Banda Neira (Moluccas, Indonesia) 7 Pulau Bui, Kei Islands (Moluccas, Indonesia) 8 Triton Bay (West Papua, Indonesia) 9 At sea 10 Syuru (Papua, Indonesia) Agats (Papua, Indonesia) 11 At sea 12 Cape York (Australia) 13 At sea 14 Lizard Island (Australia) 15 Cairns (Australia) 07.00 Disembarkation Highlights: • Zodiac® outings & shore visits with your expedition team; • UNESCO site: Komodo National park; • The Alor Island, formerly the Lesser Sunda Islands, with traditional fishing and the weaving of ikats; • The Malukus, the paradisiacal Spice Islands; • Discover the Asmat region and its small traditional villages, inhabitants and warrior ceremonies; • Cape York, the northernmost point of the Australian continent, which is very hard to reach apart from by sea; • From Lizard Island, snorkelling in the coral reefs of Watson’s Bay. Asia, Oceania and Indian Ocean Expeditions by | 61