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Pre-bookable tours

Pre-bookable tours Reservation of these overlands must be made when booking your cruise or at least 90 days prior to your cruise. Full tour program is available on our website 12 months prior to your cruise. A minimum of participants is required to confirm these programs. Kimberley, Australia Fly over the Mitchell Falls in a helicopter, with landing (1 hour 30) 470 € per person Located on the shores of the Hunter River, the Mitchell Falls are without doubt one of the world’s most impressive natural wonders. From the beach of Naturalist Island you will take your seat aboard a helicopter to fly over these falls, before landing on the Mitchell plateau. Then you will be free to admire the beauty of this exceptional site, before taking your return flight. Shooting the rapids on the Horizontal Falls (30 minutes) 60 € per person From Talbot Bay, do not miss the opportunity to observe Cyclone Creek and the Horizontal Falls. Aboard rigid inflatables, you will enjoy an exhilarating ride on the turbulent waters of the rapids on this site, travelling at top speed between the narrow cliff faces carved by erosion in the sandstone walls, to fully enjoy the foaming rapids. Fly over the Horizontal Falls in a helicopter (10 minutes) 130 € per person This excursion will give you the opportunity to admire the natural phenomenon of the Horizontal Falls from the air. After a brief transfer in a Zodiac® to the floating pontoon located in Talbot Bay, you will take a 10-minute flight you will discover the famous falls, Talbot Bay, as well as the spectacular chains of the Mclarty Mountains. Pre & post cruise programmes We invite you to enhance your cruise and extend your trip with carefully designed, high-quality programmes, organised to tie in with the flights selected by PONANT. These are group excursions, and are available either immediately before or after your cruise; they must be booked before departure. Would you like to join this program but are travelling on a different flight than the one selected by PONANT? Please do not hesitate to contact our travel agents or your travel professional, PONANT can organise your private transfer. The programmes with the logo “Escorted programme” benefit from a PONANT accompaniment. Manila, Philippines Manila Heritage (2 days / 1 night) • From 490 € per person Known as “the pearl of the Orient”, Manila reveals its treasures to those who take the time to discover it. Buzzing with life and activity, the bustling capital of the Philippines still remembers a rich diversity of cultural influences. When you arrive, you will be taken to your hotel for an evening of free time. The next day, you will be given the opportunity to visit the island, to discover its most beautiful historic sites and monuments, such as the famous Chinese Cemetery, Casa Manila, Fort Santiago and the American Cemetery dating from WWII. Your pre-cruise programme: MANILA • DARWIN 17th June 2018 aboard L’Austral ESCORTED PROGRAMME South Africa, Durban Safari in the Kruger National Park - stay at the Jock Lodge (4 days / 3 nights) • Price per person: consult us You will fly to Kruger National Park. From there, you will be taken to your lodge at the heart of a game reserve. Then an unforgettable experience will begin, with two full days of safari that will give you the opportunity to see the Big Five: lions, rhinoceroses, African elephants, leopards and buffalos in their natural habitat. Your experienced ranger/guide will facilitate encounters with these remarkable animals. At the end of your safari, fly to Durban to embark your ship. Your pre-cruise programme: DURBAN • MAHE 1st April 2019 aboard Le Lyrial ESCORTED PROGRAMME 68 | Summer 2018 / Winter 2018 - 2019 Cruises

Darwin, Australia From the natural wonders of Sydney to the Top End (3 days / 3 nights) • From 1 770 € per person Sydney will reveal itself through its emblematic landmarks, the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge; its historic district, The Rocks, and its exceptional coastline, including Manly Beach, which has its own local culture and lifestyle. You will leave the coast and head to the Blue Mountains to discover their remarkable landscapes. You will take a breathtaking ride at the Scenic World ecological complex. You will visit Featherdale Wildlife Park to meet Australian native animals. At the end of this programme, you will fly to Darwin to embark. Your pre-cruise programme: DARWIN • HONIARA 28th August 2018 aboard L’Austral This programme is also available in post-cruise in 3 days / 2 nights. • From 1 590 € per person Your post-cruise programme: MANILA • DARWIN 17th June 2018 aboard L’Austral Lautoka, Fiji Around Lautoka (1 day) • Price per person: consult us Leaving your ship in Lautoka, you will set off on a 4-hour visit around Vuda Point, which tradition considers the landing site of the canoes bringing the Melanesians who would populate the islands over three millennia ago. After visiting a garden bringing together several hundred species of orchids, you will enjoy a splendid 360° view over Nadi Bay. A stop in Lautoka town centre will give you the opportunity to buy a few souvenirs, before heading to the airport for your return flight. Lautoka, Fiji Relaxation on Malolo Island (2 days / 1 night) • Price per person: consult us For your shore visit, you will be transferred by speed boat to your hotel. On arrival, you will be shown directly to your traditional ‘bure’ bungalow, with its breathtaking views over the lagoon and surrounding area. During an afternoon of free time, you will be able to set off to explore the island or simply enjoy the facilities of your hotel before dinner. On the following day, you will go to the port of Denarau before being transferred to the airport for your return flight. Your post-cruise programme: HONIARA • LAUTOKA 13th September 2018 aboard L’Austral Your post-cruise programme: HONIARA • LAUTOKA 13th September 2018 aboard L’Austral Pre & Post cruise transfers In order to make your trip as perfect as possible and simplify your journeys between your embarkation/ disembarkation port and the airport, PONANT offers you to book a transfer service. Your transfers can either be direct or include a panoramic tour. Before or after your cruise, we offer you the chance to discover the emblematic landmarks of the most beautiful cities from the comfort of a coach, before taking you to your ship or the airport. These programmes are run in groups and led by an English-speaking guide. For more information about transfers (prices and availability), please visit or contact your travel agent. For more information on the detailed programmes and prices, please consult or call your travel agent. Flights selected by PONANT will be confirmed 10 months prior to your cruise. Asia, Oceania and Indian Ocean Expeditions by | 69