PONANT invites you to discover idyllic islands and atolls, following an itinerary in the Indian Ocean. From the Seychelles to Sri Lanka via the Maldives, set sail for an 13-day cruise aboard Le Champlain.
Your route will start from Victoria on the island of Mahé. You will first head to La Digue, a granite island teeming with picture postcard beaches, such as Anse Source d'Argent.
In Praslin, do not miss the chance to visit the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve. There you will find sea coconuts, gigantic endemic fruits with a very evocative shape, nicknamed the "love nut".
Le Champlain will then drop anchor in the Maldives, a scattering of islands lying right in the heart of the Indian Ocean. Here the underwater wildlife offers a dazzling sight. A veritable paradise for divers and snorkelers, the Maldives atolls are home to a huge number of fascinating species such as manta rays, tortoises, sharks and many coral fishes. You will be deeply fascinated by the beauty of the Baa Atoll, whose biosphere reserve is a UNESCO Site.
You will leave the white sandy beaches behind to visit the old town of Galle in Sri Lanka. Founded by the Portuguese in the 16th Century, the town is surrounded by fortifications that are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Conclude your journey by disembarking in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, located at the cross roads of the maritime trade routes between Europe and Asia.