Cape Verde and Canary Islands (11 Days)

Cruise Line: PONANT Yacht Cruises & Expeditions
Ship: L'Austral  |  3 Reviews
Dakar, Senegal to Lisbon, Portugal
Dates: 03 Apr 2019 - 13 Apr 2019

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DAY
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DAY 1
03 Apr 2019
Dakar, Senegal
6:00 PM

On the tip of the African continent, the buzzing capital of Senegal stretches along the narrow peninsula of Cape Verde. You may be overwhelmed by its sheer size, but Dakar will win you over with its richly diverse districts, appealing cultural scene, and rich natural surroundings. In the historic centre, you'll enjoy the pell-mell of colours and tasty delights in Kermel Market. A visit to the island of Gorée is deeply moving; for several hundred years this island was the largest slave trading centre on the African coast. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you are looking for pristine, unspoilt nature, the wildlife in the heart of Madeleine Islands National Park will not disappoint.

DAY 2
04 Apr 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 3
05 Apr 2019
Praia, Cape Verde
7:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 4
06 Apr 2019
Mindelo, Cape Verde
7:30 AM 5:30 PM
DAY 5
07 Apr 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 6
08 Apr 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 7
09 Apr 2019
Las Palmas, Spain
11:30 AM 7:00 PM

A stopover of sunny climes, Las Palmas is located on the northeast coast of Gran Canaria. A few streets away from Puerto de La Luz port, you'll discover the vast Las Canteras beach, bordered with the town's characteristic palms. You'll find these palms are all over Las Palmas, in the streets and squares, especially on the Plaza de Santa Ana in the heart of the historical district. It feels like you've travelled back in time here, as you stand looking at the tall houses beside the Santa Ana Cathedral. Very close by, you can visit the Casa de Colón, a museum dedicated to the famous explorer. The museum is housed in the palace belonging to the island's former governor. Chances are, you'll be drawn to the covered Vegueta market to partake in some daily life along with the locals and taste some unfamiliar dishes.

DAY 8
10 Apr 2019
Arrecife, Spain
7:30 AM 2:00 PM
DAY 9
11 Apr 2019
Funchal, Portugal
12:30 PM 5:30 PM
DAY 10
12 Apr 2019
Day-at-Sea
DAY 11
13 Apr 2019
Lisbon, Portugal
9:00 AM
Cape Verde and Canary Islands map

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