Set sail for an incredibly diverse cruise, taking in Caribbean beaches and incursions into tropical rainforest. PONANT offers you a 13-day circuit aboard Le Dumont-d’Urville, from Cayenne to Fort-de-France, including a 5-day expedition with our naturalist guides.
Leaving from Cayenne in French Guiana, your ship will head to the famous Salvation Islands. This will be the occasion to visit the former prisons which once held political prisoners and convicts, deep in the lush vegetation.
Then PONANT is inviting you to enjoy an unforgettable experience along the Amazon River, this mythical and impressive river in the heart of Brazil. Through the “green corridor” of the Strait of Breves, discover the banks of the Amazon and their many treasures: lush vegetation, fascinating wildlife, villages built on piles, wooden canoes navigating between houses… You will notably visit Abacate, a typical village of the Amazonian shores. The beautiful city of Belem, where you will be captivated by the huge open-air market and the walls of Forte do Presépio is also a town full of charm.
You will then leave the earth-coloured waters of the Amazon for a call at the picturesque town of Paramaribo in Surinam before you reach Bequia Island in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines archipelago.
There you will discover Port Elizabeth and its small, colourful and typical Creole houses nestling amid lush vegetation, with white-sand beaches and turquoise water that beckons you in for a swim.