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LUXURY EXPEDITIONS 2018-2019

Pre-bookable tours

Pre-bookable tours Reservation and payment must be made when booking your cruise or at least 60 days prior to departure date. Full tour programme is available on our website www.ponant.com or with your travel agent. Prices can be changed or modified. A minimum of participants is required to confirm. The final programme will be sent with your travel documents. From Devil’s Island (French Guiana) Discovery of the Guiana Space Centre (6 h 30) • From 165 € per person You will sail by catamaran to Kourou, the gateway to the Guiana Space Centre, the launch pad for European and French space exploration, in operation since 1973. During your visit, you will discover its many structures, including the Jupiter Control Centre, the nerve centre for the launch of the Ariane 5 rockets, controlling all the operational activity at the base. Your visit will continue with a visit to the Space Museum, a veritable temple of information on space activity around the world, but also more broadly about scientific and technical culture. See cruises page 80 From Puerto Ordaz (Venezuela) Canaïma National Park by air (9 h 30) • From 495 € per person Leaving from Puerto Ordaz, you will fly to one of the most beautiful regions of Venezuela, surrounded by majestic tepuis (table-top mountains), rivers of crystal-clear waters punctuated with natural viewing points. When you arrive in Canaïma, a safari truck will take you to your lodge, from where you will sail in a pirogue canoe on the lagoon. You will then disembark on a small beach where you will have the chance to get as close as possible to the famous Salto Hacha waterfall, in an environment of savannah and forest, before returning to your lodge where you will be served a local lunch. See cruise page 81 Pre & Post cruise transfers In order to make your trip as perfect as possible and simplify your journeys between your embarkation/disembarkation port and 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 in Latin America 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 www.ponant.com or contact your travel agent. For more information on the details programmes and prices, please consult www.ponant.com or call your travel agent. Flights selected by PONANT will be confirmed 10 months prior to your cruise. 84 | Summer 2018/ Winter 2018-2019 Cruise

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 programme 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. Some programmes benefit from a PONANT accompaniment, please consult us. Cayenne, French Guiana The Kaw nature reserve (1 day / 1 night) • Price per person: consult us Discover the Kaw national nature reserve during a programme exclusively designed for PONANT passengers. A bus will drive you and your guide to the french’s second largest nature reserve, in terms of surface area. Aboard a motorised pirogue canoe, you will explore this unique mangrove system, floodable savannah and tropical rainforest from the water. The nature reserve is home to rare species such as the black caiman and the scarlet ibis, protected mammals such as the manatee and the giant otter, and more than 500 species of birds. At the end of the day you will be taken to the port to board your ship. Miami, United States Miami and its Art Deco district (1 day / 1 night) • Price per person: consult us Enjoy a walking tour of the Art Deco District of South Miami Beach, an architectural delight featuring more than 800 art deco style buildings while the Mediterranean Renewal, Art Deco and MiMO (Miami Modern) styles combine to form an architectural ensemble that is unique in the world. You and your knowledgeable guide will take a leisurely stroll to take in many of these magnificent structures that have been restored to their original splendour between 1923 and 1943, during “the Roaring Twenties”. Geometric lines, patterns and vibrant colours that create a living environment reminiscent of modern industrial ingenuity. Following lunch, depart for Bayside Marketplace. Your pre-cruise programme: CAYENNE • MANAUS - 25th November 2018 & 17th March 2019 aboard Le Champlain CAYENNE • FORT-DE-FRANCE - 19th Dec. 2018 aboard Le Champlain Your pre-cruise programme: MANAUS • CAYENNE - 7th December 2018 aboard Le Champlain MANAUS • CAYENNE - 29th March 2019 aboard Le Champlain Your post-cruise programme: CAYENNE • MANAUS - 25th November 2018 & 17th March 2019 aboard Le Champlain Ushuaia, Argentina Iguazu Falls (5 days / 4 nights) • Price per person: consult us You will be greeted at the airport and taken to your hotel. In the afternoon, you will discover Buenos Aires and its main districts. The next day, you will fly to Iguazu Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On the Argentinean side, two routes will allow you to get as close as possible to the falls. On the Brazilian side, you will have a full, front-on view of three kilometres of waterfalls. Transfer and Iguazu / Buenos Aires flight and transfer to your hotel included. The next day you will be taken to the airport for your flight to Ushuaia. Your pre-cruise programme: USHUAIA • VALPARAISO - 4th March 2019 aboard Le Boréal Your post-cruise programme: VALPARAISO • USHUAIA - 7th November 2018 aboard L’Austral - 7th November 2018 aboard Le Soléal - 24th November 2018 aboard Le Boréal Latin America Expeditions by | 85