At the crossroads of two continents, Europe and Africa, PONANT invites you to discover a new itinerary at the heart of the Cape Verde Islands.
From Dakar, Senegal, you will set sail aboard Le Dumont-d'Urville for a 9-day expedition cruise far from the main maritime routes and crowded tourist destinations.
You will call at the island of São Nicolau, which will delight you with its pristine mountain landscapes, its picturesque capital, Ribeira Brava, its friendly inhabitants and its lively traditions.
Further west, you will visit Mindelo, the cultural capital of Cape Verde, where the famous morna singer Cesaria Evora was born.
You will also visit Santo Antão, an authentic island where you will find the greenest valley on the archipelago, the Paúl Valley. Here, you can enjoy the serenity of the landscapes surrounded by almost tropical vegetation.
A gigantic volcanic cone emerging from the Ocean, Fogo or "volcano island" is the most unusual in the archipelago. With scenery of savannah and fields of sugar cane, scattered with peaceful hamlets, Fogo offers you extraordinary panoramas.
Before disembarking in Praia, the capital of Cape Verde, you will discover Boa Vista, its barren landscapes and its beaches edged with crystal-clear water.