From Brazil to Africa

18 March - 3 April 2019

Duration

16 Nights

Journey Type

Cruise only (Please call for flight options)

Ports

7 Ports

Ship

L'Austral of Ponant

18 March

Setting sail from Rio de Janeiro

The carnival capital of the world, Rio de Janeiro needs little introduction. We can think of few cities in the world that are able to compete when it comes to location: hugging the beautiful sandy shore and surrounded by jungle-clad islands and mountains, including the iconic Corcovado, the setting for Brazil's most vibrant city is simply breathtaking. Strut your stuff on Copacabana beach, shimmy to the rhythms of samba and bossa nova, or just drink in the view from the feet of Christ the Redeemer - Rio is truly a destination to be savoured.

Don't miss

A visit to Christ the Redeemer for the unbeatable views over the city.

19 March

Brazil: Paraty

20-21 March

At sea

22 March

Brazil: Salvador

23 March

At sea

24 March

Brazil: Recife

25 March

At sea

26 March

Brazil: Fernando de Noranah

27-30 March

At sea

31 March - 2 April

Guinea-Bissau: Bijagos Archipelago

3 April

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.

Our tip

For a brief respite from the heat and bustle, go to the Institut Francais in the centre of town. We find it a bit of a haven; lovely gardens to enjoy over a coffee.

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Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro

Our favourite hotel in Rio

We like the Belmond Copacabana Palace – go for the upper floor suites for great views over the ocean.

Tijuca forest, Rio de Janeiro

Around Rio

The extraordinary thing is that right by the city is the Tijuca Forest, great for a four wheel drive tour in acres of lush mountainous national park.

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.

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