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PONANT - Essential Kimberly Luxury Cruise

12-Nights

PONANT - Essential Kimberly Luxury Cruise

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From Darwin, embark aboard Le Lapérouse for an 13-day expedition cruise, in the heart of wild and grandiose landscapes of the Kimberley, one of the last unspoiled regions on the planet. Along the most spectacular coastlines in the entire region, the rivers are gateways towards incredible fauna and scenery. The discovery of the King George River and the majestic Twin Falls, the highest single drop waterfall in Western Australia will undoubtedly be the highpoint of this cruise. As you approach the banks of the Hunter River, one of the most picturesque parts of the region, you will see wild mangrove forests where saltwater crocodiles live along with many species of birds. In the hollow of the many bays dissecting the coast, secret coves and caves are home to ancient galleries of cave art, exceptional vestiges of the first people to settle on these sacred lands. In the Lacepede Islands nature reserve, an important breeding site for green turtles, you’ll be able to observe colonies of sea birds: brown boobies, Roseate terns, Australian pelicans, etc. You will also visit Collier Bay, where you will be able to admire a spectacular example of the impact of the tides cascading in mini-waterfalls as the entire Montgomery reef appears to rise from the turquoise-blue waters of the bay. During your stopover in Careening Bay, you’ll discover moving evidence left behind by the first explorers who ventured along the rugged coastline at the beginning of the 19th century. With their falls, abrupt gorges, savannah and calm waters, the wild lands of the Kimberley are the promise of an exceptional adventure.

Inclusions

12-Night expedition voyage onboard Le Laperouse
Superb dining, with all main meals included during your cruise.
Captains welcome cocktail and gala dinner.
Open Bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands... list available upon request).
Evening entertainment and events onboard.
24hr room service.
Complimentary WiFi
Water sports activities (except scuba diving) using the ships equipment.
Port taxes and government fees.

BONUS: FREE Single Supplement* for Solo Travellers

Highlights:

  • A cruise in partnership with National Geographic Expeditions offering enrichment with a National Geographic Photographer and an Expert onboard.
  • Join our highly qualified expedition team
  • Enjoy regular Zodiac® outings & shore visits to get close to the Kimberley nature
  • Discover billions of years-old landscapes & ancient rock art
  • Listen to stories of the dreamtime from the oldest continuous culture on the planet
  • Explore pristine mangrove environments, home to the world’s largest living reptile
  • Discover Careening Bay and the Mermaid boab tree, a reminder of the era of exploration
  • Witness unique tidal phenomena such as the Horizontal Falls
  • In Wyndham, enjoy one of the 3 complimentary excursions (subject to availability, on a first come first served basis in chronological order of booking, please contact our travel agents):
    • Ord River experience: navigation on the Ord River between Kununurra and Lake Argyle. You will have the opportunity to enjoy remarkable wildlife and stunning landscapes. The tour includes a simple buffet lunch served on a riverside camp.
    • Bungle Bungle scenic flight: panoramic flight onboard a Cessna airplane from Kununurra to the Bungle Bungle massif. You will, in particular, fly over Diversion Dam, Carr Boyd Range or Purnululu National Park.
    • El Questro experience: guided by an El Questro ranger, the tour includes an all-encompassing journey through Emma Gorge and Zebedee Thermal Springs. Take a mid-day break for lunch and end the full day with the Chamberlain River Cruise.

Itinerary

Cruise Itinerary
DayDatePortArriveDepart
129/08Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia06:00 PM
230/08Pulau Meatimiarang, Indonesia(Technical Stop)
331/08Wyndham, Western Australia
401/09King George River, Western Australia
502/09Vansittart Bay, Western Australia
603/09Hunter River, West Australia
704/09Collier Bay, Western Australia
805/09Lacepede Islands, Western Australia
906/09Collier Bay, Western Australia
1007/09Careening Bay, Western Australia
1108/09Swift Bay
1209/09At Sea
1310/09Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia07:00 AM

From
$14,749

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TERMS & CONDITIONS

Fares are cruise only, per person in AUD, twin share, based on stated category stateroom. Prices include port charges, government taxes and current PONANT Bonus Discount (correct as at 12/11/19). PONANT Bonus is a promotional fare with savings up to 30% off the full cruise price. The fare is yield managed and subject to change at any time. *The supplement for single usage of a double cabin is waived, according to availability and staterooms categories. Gratuities are additional. Subject to availability. All fares and taxes are subject to change until full payment is received. Itineraries are subject to change. A surcharge will apply for credit card payments. Cancellation penalties may apply. Certain restrictions apply.

Supplied by Francis Travel Marketing. For full terms and conditions please contact a World Travellers consultant.

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