Canary Islands & Cape Verde

8 November - 17 November 2018
Mundy Adventures

Duration

9 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

6 Ports

8 November

Setting sail from Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Situated on Tenerife's north eastern shore, the island's capital is a busy port that serves mostly as a gateway to the popular south west coast and the spectacular volcanic landscapes of the island's interior. There are a few attractions in the town itself, including the tree-lined Ramblas and the strikingly modern Auditorium, designed by Santiago Calatrava, but we wouldn't advise spending too much time in Santa Cruz, particularly in summer when it can get rather crowded. Head instead for the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site of San Cristobal de la Laguna, Tenerife's former capital and the prettiest town on the island.

Our tip

Tenerife is a very developed tourist destination, but you can escape into the mountains for extraordinary scenery, and great hikes if that is your thing.

9 November

Canary Islands: Fuertaventura

10 November

Canary Islands: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

11-12 November

At sea

13-14 November

Cape Verde: Mindelo

15 November

Cape Verde: Praia

16 November

At sea

17 November

Arriving in Dakar

The busy, dusty streets of Senegal's capital Dakar are filled with life and colour, noises, smells and local music. The city extends over the Cap Vert peninsula - as the name suggests, it is a former French colony, and the distinctive atmosphere still has traces of the French influence. You can get a great view of the flat peninsula and ocean beyond from Les Mamelles (The Breasts), two small and appropriately shaped hills. The people here are friendly and helpful, so expect a warm welcome - but watch out for the usual hustles and scams of a busy city.

Don't miss

If you have time, take the ferry across to Île de Gorée – at first sight, a beautiful historic town, which will help bring alive the terrible history of three hundred years of slave trading.

For once-in-a-lifetime tailor-made itineraries, Mundy Adventures specialises in expedition cruises to some of the most wonderful places on earth; places often only accessible by water.

The Ship

Your home from home

Ponant - Le Champlain & Le Lapérouse
Ponant - Le Champlain, Le Lapérouse, Le Bougainville & Le Dumont d'Urville observation lounge
Ponant - Le Champlain, Le Lapérouse, Le Bougainville & Le Dumont d'Urville - Rear sun deck

Sleek and stylish, these wonderful small ships blend luxury and intimacy with a discreet elegance and tasteful décor.

What we love

Named after four of France's most famous explorers, Le Champlain, Le Lapérouse, Le Bougainville and Le Dumont d'Urville will offer exciting and adventurous itineraries in the utmost comfort. Technologically advanced, with the latest in environmentally friendly hardware, the new ships will embody Ponant's trademark élan and flair, with just 92 spacious rooms and suites, a stylish pool deck and an intimate, refined onboard ambience.

Capacity 184 Guests
Crew 110 Staff
Style Refined with a wonderful mix of a modern super yacht and nautical tradition, all with a French flair.
Inclusions
  • All meals in all venues
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • All soft drinks
  • Tea, coffee and pastries
  • All onboard entertainment
  • Unlimited use of the Fitness Centre
  • Expedition by zodiac on selected sailings
Year Built 2018 (Le Champlain & Le Lapérouse) / 2019 (Le Bougainville & Le Dumont d'Urville)
Tonnage 10,000 grt
Length 430 feet
Breadth 59 feet
Cruising Speed 16 knots
More about Le Champlain

Tailor-make your trip

Ways to make it better
Laguna Nivaria Hotel & Spa, Tenerife

Where to stay in Tenerife

If you are just here for a couple of nights, go for the Laguna Nivaria Hotel and Spa.

Cueva del Viento, Tenerife

What to see in Tenerife

Visit the largest volcanic tube in Europe, the Cueva del Viento, 11 miles in a three-tiered labyrinth of tunnels.

Radisson Blu Dakar, Senegal

Where to stay in Dakar

The comfortable Radisson Blu is probably the best choice.

Lake Retba, Senegal

Sightseeing in Senegal

The extraordinarily beautiful Pink Lake – Lake Retba - its high salt content attracts a bacteria which creates the colour.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

Call us on 020 7399 7670 or visit us at our comfortable offices just off London's Regent Street.

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