Your cruise will begin on the island of Gran Canaria in Las Palmas, where Le Dumont-d’Urville will take to the sea, sailing west to reach the neighbouring island of Fuerteventura. In Puerto del Rosario, you will be able to admire the old town and its Canarian-style houses protected by high walls, the narrow streets and the long, sandy beach.
Your ship will then set a course northward to carry you to Madeira, a paradise for hiking enthusiasts. On this steep island covered in luxuriant vegetation, the variety of landscapes, including sheer cliffs, levadas, banana plantations, and laurisilva listed with UNESCO, never ceases to amaze visitors. Here you will discover Funchal, the capital of the Madeira Islands. Its magnificent botanical garden overlooking the city, its churches and its ancient fortress are sure to win you over.
After a call in Santa Cruz de La Palma, Le Dumont-d’Urville will then drop anchor at La Gomera. This tiny island with lush vegetation is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its biosphere reserve. This island is also renowned for its whistling language, Silbo, invented by the inhabitants to communicate from one valley to another.
Your cruise will continue in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Dominated by Spain’s tallest peak, Mount Teide, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this volcanic island with undeniable charm offers a great variety of landscapes.
You will then discover Lanzarote, also called ‘island of fire’. Its quasi-lunar landscapes are sure to surprise you before sailing to the island of Gran Canaria in Las Palmas, the end of your trip.