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12-night India, Maldives, and Sri Lanka Cruise

Cruise Line:
Ponant Cruises
Ship:
Le Laperouse
Destination:
Mumbai/Colombo
Departure Date:
12/28/2020
Length:
12
Offer ID:
1355859
from
$6950

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Mumbai
Suggested Private Excursion
12/28/2020
12/28/2020 6:00:00 PM

About 300 years ago, the area of Bombay was nothing more than seven islands occupied by small fishing settlements. Today this bustling city offers a seemingly endless array of sights and cultural activities. Mumbai is the glamour of Bollywood cinema, cricket on the maidans on weekends, bhelpuri on the beach at Chowpatty and red double-decker buses. It is also the infamous cages of the red-light district, Asia's largest slums, communalist politics and powerful mafia dons. This pungent drama is played out against a Victorian townscape more reminiscent of a prosperous 19th-century English industrial city than anything you'd expect to find on the edge of the Arabian Sea. Mumbai has vital streetlife, India's best nightlife, and more bazaars than a visitor could ever explore.

Suggested Private Excursions

Mumbai: 9 hours

Mumbai, Shore Excursion - 4 hours

Mumbai, Shore Excursion - 6 hours

FULL DAY MARVELS OF MUMBAI

HALF DAY MUSEUM AND GALLERIES OF MUMBAI

FULL DAY THE CAVES OF ELEPHANTA

FULL DAY THE VICTORIAN PAST

Diu
12/29/2020
12/29/2020

Diu is a tiny island on Gujarat’s southern coast, linked by a bridge for easy access. This seaside destination is enjoyable to sight see around town on a scooter, and visit the cathedral, Baroque churches and seafront fort of this historic Portuguese colony. Jet skiing, boating and parasailing are popular activities when visiting Diu Island.

At Sea
12/30/2020
12/30/2020

No information currently available.

Goa (Mormugao)
12/31/2020
12/31/2020

This old Portuguese colonial capital of Goa was reputed to rival Lisbon in magnificence and opulence in centuries past.

New Mangalore
Suggested Private Excursion
1/1/2021
1/1/2021

Mangalore is located in India's Karnataka region, strategically situated in a hilly area between the Western Ghats and the shores of the Arabian Sea. Visitors to Mangalore learn about India's ancient caste system, which is still very much intact. The people are also extremely spiritual, as evident in their many temples and religious traditions. Mangalore contains remnants of Tippu Sultan's naval fort.

Suggested Private Excursions

Mangalore, Shore Excursion - 4 hours

Mangalore - 4 hours

Mangalore: Karkala and Moorbidri - 4.5 hours

Kochi (Cochin)
Suggested Private Excursion
1/2/2021
1/2/2021

Kochi (Cochin) is the great, old Keralan spice city. It consists of mainland Ernakulam, islands of Willingdon, Bolgatty and Gundu in the harbor, Fort Cochin and Mattancheri on the southern peninsula and Vypeen Island north of Cochin. Because of the area’s dense tropical forests, extensive ridges and ravines, it has been sheltered from invaders and the rest of India. This encouraged Keralites to welcome maritime contact, and therefore influence from the outside world. In Cochin there is still a small community of descendants from Jewish settlers who fled Palestine 2,000 years ago. When the Portuguese arrived here some 500 years ago, they were surprised to find Christianity already established along this coast. People from far-off lands have been coming to Kerala since ancient times in search of spices, sandalwood and ivory. Such long contact with people from overseas has resulted in the blending of various cultures and has given Keralites a cosmopolitan outlook.

Suggested Private Excursions

Kochi, Shore Excursion - 8 hours

Cochin: Highlights - 7.5 hours

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
1/3/2021
1/3/2021

No information currently available.

At Sea
1/4/2021
1/4/2021

No information currently available.

Rasdhoo
1/5/2021
1/5/2021

No information currently available.

Baa Atoll
1/6/2021
1/6/2021

Baa Atoll, Maldives is comprised of 3 separate atolls, consisting of 75 islands, only 13 of which are inhabited. The waters surrounding the Baa Atolls are famous among divers around the world, and have been declared a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. The reefs, lagoons and mangroves are a protected sanctuary for a number of unique marine life, including manta rays, whale sharks, the frigate bird, marine turtles, rare corals, and sea slugs that are only recorded from Baa Atoll.

At Sea
1/7/2021
1/7/2021

No information currently available.

Galle
1/8/2021
1/8/2021

This capital city has a colorful history and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The most popular historical site here is the 300 year old Dutch clock tower and fort that has stood since the early sixteenth century, through the Colonial periods of the Portuguese, Dutch and British. Shopping wise, visitors will be astonished by the beautiful wooden masks locals carve and paint by hand, and the hand-made lace.  They are truly works of art.


Colombo
Suggested Private Excursion
1/9/2021
1/9/2021

Sri Jayawardhanapura Kotte is the capital of Sri Lanka, with the newly built parliament situated in picturesque surroundings, while Colombo is the main commercial capital city, where almost all the business transactions take place. Studded with high-rise buildings, modern five star hotels, modern convention centers and a Stock Exchange Centre, Colombo continues to be the hub of commercial activities.

Suggested Private Excursions

Colombo: Visit Negombo - 6-8 hours

Colombo: Day at the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage - 8 hours

Colombo: City Tour 4 - 8 hours

Colombo: City Tour - 2 hours

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
12/28/2020
Number of Nights
12
Cruise Inclusions:
  • Discover cultural and natural treasures of India, the Maldives and Sri Lanka.
  • Unforgettable New Year’s Eve in Goa.
  • Discover Kerala’s lush landscapes during an excursion in the “backwaters”: rivers edged with palm trees, rice paddies, fishing villages.
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the churches and convents of Goa, Baa Atoll, in the Maldives, and in Sri Lanka, the old town of Galle and its fortifications, the historic city of Polonnaruwa and the golden Temple of Dambulla.
  • Swim on the paradisiac islets of the Maldives: white-sand beaches, turquoise lagoons and multicoloured seabeds.
  • After your cruise, possibility of visiting the temples of Colombo or the UNESCO Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka: the Golden Temple of Dambulla, the ancient cities of Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya.
Remarks:
Fares listed are per person, based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.



All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
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