PONANT invites you to discover idyllic islands and atolls, following an all-new itinerary in the Indian Ocean. From Sri Lanka to the Maldives, set sail for a 9-day cruise aboard Le Lapérouse.
Your route will start from Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, located at the cross roads of the maritime trade routes between Europe and Asia.
Your ship will then set sail to the Maldives. Those island specks scattered across the warm, blue waters of the Indian Ocean, transport you to a marvellous and infinitely beautiful world. The archipelago counts some 1,200 islets and 19 atolls protected by coral reefs, offering travellers their transparent waters, home to millions of brightly coloured fish.
While snorkelling or scuba diving, you will have the chance to observe the magnificence of the marine life, which includes coral, whale sharks, manta rays and sea turtles.
At the heart of the archipelago, discover Baa Atoll. This exceptional site, listed as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 2011, is a perfectly preserved tropical paradise. The fifty-odd islets that make up the atoll offer visitors long stretches of white sand and beaches with crystal-clear water, lined with palm trees.
For diving fans, the Maldives are sub-aquatic heaven.