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Port Louis A Port Louis

AFRICA Y OCÉANO ÍNDICO crucero de expedición Silver Discoverer

Un archipiélago de islas vírgenes esperando a ser descubiertos, los Cargados Shoals son uno de los últimos lugares en la tierra que quedan al margen de la marcha de la modernización. Los derechos exclusivos de la zona hacen que la plata descubridor es el único barco que le llevará a esta pieza única de paraíso. La experiencia de la joya oculta del Océano Índico antes de sumergirse en el paisaje lleno de aroma de Madagascar y más allá.
Viaje 9825

Reserve antes del 15 septiembre, 2018 y recibirá $1,000 de crédito para gastar a bordo, además de una mejora de categoría de suite*

Las tarifas mostradas son por huésped

Itinerario del crucero

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Located just off the east coast of Madagascar, Mauritius is fast making a name for itself as the tropical paradise of the Indian Ocean. A volcanic island approximately 10 million years old, Mauritius is thought to be the peak of an enormous sunken volcanic chain stretching from the Seychelles to Réunion. In fact, volcanic lakes and inactive craters can be found scattered throughout the island. Mauritius also boasts a unique marine environment.

Also referred to as Saint Brandon, the Cargados Bank in Mauritius is an archipelago of sand banks, coral reefs and small islands that is worth a long visit to fully explore the atolls and turquoise lagoons. Roughly 40 islands pepper the Bank with a total land mass of 1.3 square kilometres. In contrast, the massive coral reef covers approximately 190 square kilometres underwater. About 40 people in total live on the entire set of islands, primarily on Île Raphael.
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
Originally named Diego Suarez after a 16th century Portuguese navigator, Antisiranana was renamed in 1975 when independence from Portuguese rule was declared in Madagascar. The Bay of Diego is one of the largest natural bays in the world, and both bay and city are full of history. The bay was a battleground for the French in the 1880s, a depot for Russia in 1896, and again a point of focus for capture during World War II. In 1942, the Allies launched Operation Ironclad and landed forces at Courrier Bay and Ambararata Bay, just west of Antisiranana.
Ambohitralanana is a town (as well as a commune) located along a river harbor on the easternmost point of Madagascar. About 80% of the town’s population ~18,000 are employed as farmers. The town offers an opportunity to experience the traditional life in this remote part of the island, as well as riverside beaches and a national park. Visitors will be charmed by the simple, river-oriented agrarian culture of this community. Thatch-roofed houses and palm trees dot the landscape, while locals transport down the river that reaches inland in traditionally constructed wooden boats.
Tiny Nosy Mangabe is part of the larger Masoala National Park complex. Formerly a Dutch basis for the slave trade, the island has been protected since 1965. The Nosy Mangabe Special Reserve protects tropical rainforest that shelters several species of lemurs in the dense and hilly forests. Here it is possible to find the mouse lemur, gray mouse lemur, Eastern woolly lemur, white-fronted brown lemur, and black-and-white ruffed lemur. There are also several birds and a good number of reptiles and amphibians from leaf-tailed geckos, frogs, and small snakes, to an endemic boa constrictor.
Vibrant and rustic, Mananara is a small fishing community located in Helodrano Antonglia Bay on the eastern shore of Madagascar. The population of 30,000 live simply but cheerfully in this river and bay side town that teems with fishing boats pulled along the shore. Visitors can spend time exploring the busy streets and markets, go snorkelling off the peninsula in the bay, or make a trip to Aye-Aye Island. This island is named after the nocturnal lemur known as the aye-aye that many tourists come to see.
Ambodifototra is the main town on Nosy Boraha (formerly named Île Ste Marie), a narrow granite-based island 57 km long and 8 km wide that is located off the east coast of Madagascar. An atmosphere of peace, tranquillity and pure natural splendour prevails on the island. Lush vegetation and sandy beaches shaded by coconut palms are interspersed by many small villages. Tranquil bays with bright aqua water and coves protected by coral reefs all lend themselves to a dreamy feeling that is emphasized by the ‘joie de vivre’ of the people who live on the island.
Île aux Nattes is a small island south of Île Sainte-Marie and off the east coast of Madagascar. At Ile aux Nattes visitors going ashore will discover unspoiled tropical beaches with fine white sand, coconut trees scattered along the shore, and a turquoise lagoon protected by coral reefs and inhabited by a variety of exotic marine life. The island is a natural place to retreat and take in its pristine beauty. Activities offered on this small island include swimming, snorkelling to view the wide variety of fish, or nature walks to see the black and white lemurs.
Days at sea are the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind and catch up with what you’ve been meaning to do. So whether that is whale watching from the Observatory Lounge, writing home to your loved ones or simply topping up your tan by the pool, these blue sea days are the perfect balance to busy days spent exploring shore side.
La Possession is a French influenced port city on the northwestern side of La Reunion. Two national parks have been created to protect the island’s natural wealth and UNESCO has given World Heritage status to the “Pitons, cirques and remparts of Reunion Island”. For birders, the “La Roche Ecrite Nature Reserve” is of prime interest as it was created on the slopes of the 2,276 meter Roche Ecrite next to La Possession to protect the endemic and endangered Reunion Cuckooshrike.
Located just off the east coast of Madagascar, Mauritius is fast making a name for itself as the tropical paradise of the Indian Ocean. A volcanic island approximately 10 million years old, Mauritius is thought to be the peak of an enormous sunken volcanic chain stretching from the Seychelles to Réunion. In fact, volcanic lakes and inactive craters can be found scattered throughout the island. Mauritius also boasts a unique marine environment.

SELECCIONE SU SUITE Y SOLICITE UN PRESUPUESTO

Medallion Suite

38 m² (terraza privada incluida)

Lista de espera
Veranda Suite

26 m² (terraza privada incluida)

Lista de espera
Vista Suite

25 m²

Lista de espera
View Suite

16.8 m²

Desde US$ 11.100
Explorer Suite

17,3 m²

Desde US$ 10.000
Las tarifas mostradas son por huésped

incluido en la tarifa del crucero

  • Elegantes y espaciosas suites, más del 85% con terraza privada
  • Servicio personalizado, prácticamente un miembro de la tripulación por huésped
  • Servicio de mayordomo en cada suite. Todos los huéspedes reciben el mismo tratamiento y servicio
  • Cenas con servicio de libre elección de mesa y horario
  • Gran variedad de oferta gastronómica; casual, romántica, especialidades regionales y cocina gourmet inspirada por Relais & Châteaux
  • Bebidas en la suite y en todas las áreas de el barco: vinos y licores premium, selecta variedad de cafés y refrescos. Servicio personalizado de cocktails en el bar
  • Comidas en la suite y servicio a la habitación las 24 horas incluido
  • Amplia variedad de opciones de entretenimiento desde música en vivo hasta espectáculos de gran producción
  • Consultor de destinos y/o conferencista de enriquecimiento cultural
  • Servicio de traslado gratuito a la ciudad en la mayoría de los puertos
  • El precio del crucero incluye las propinas
  • Acceso ilimitado a Internet
  • *Si no fuera posible ofrece la mejora de categoría, los pasajeros recibirían un crédito adicional de US$500; es decir, un crédito a bordo total de US$1,500.
  • *Si la conexión aérea lo exige. Traslados y hotels gratuitos disponibles solo para huéspedes que utilicen la oferta aérea de Silversea. En caso de que no hubiera disponibilidad de vuelos promocionales o si los pasajeros no hacen uso del paquete promocional, aplicaríamos un descuento Air Credit de $2,000. Términos y Condiciones.

Silver Discoverer

El fiel público de viajeros aventureros de Silversea ya puede explorar los remotos archipiélagos del vasto Pacífico a bordo del elegante crucero Silver Discoverer  para 116 huéspedes. Es la plataforma perfecta para contemplar estos indómitos paisajes, con todas las suites con vistas al mar y multitud de espacio en cubierta de modo que el salto de una ballena o una manada de delfines siempre queda a la vista. El poco calado de Silver Discoverer le permite navegar más cerca de la costa, y con una flota de 12 zódiacs y un barco con el suelo de cristal, los huéspedes podrán aterrizar en remotas costas y explorar los pantanos y ecosistemas sumergidos, de cerca y en profundidad.  

Suites

Las suites con vistas al océano de Silversea se encuentran entre las más espaciosa de los cruceros y todas incluyen servicio de mayordomo. Seleccione su suite y solicite un presupuesto - los huéspedes que reserven con antelación disfrutarán de las mejores tarifas y de la posibilidad de seleccionar su suite preferida.

Suites

Las suites con vistas al océano de Silversea se encuentran entre las más espaciosa de los cruceros y todas incluyen servicio de mayordomo. Seleccione su suite y solicite un presupuesto - los huéspedes que reserven con antelación disfrutarán de las mejores tarifas y de la posibilidad de seleccionar su suite preferida.

Medallion Suite

38 m² (terraza privada incluida)

Lista de espera
Veranda Suite

26 m² (terraza privada incluida)

Lista de espera
Vista Suite

25 m²

Lista de espera
View Suite

16.8 m²

Desde US$ 11.100
Explorer Suite

17,3 m²

Desde US$ 10.000
Las tarifas mostradas son por huésped

Restaurantes

Descubra nuestra colección de espacios a bordo donde disfrutará conociendo a viajeros afines y por supuesto, de nuestro servicio todo incluido.

Zonas públicas

Reconocidos por su excelencia culinaria y su espíritu innovador, todos los cruceros de lujo de Silversea ofrecen una variedad de espacios de restauración siempre abiertos, así como varios locales especializados a bordo.

Su expedición le llevará de un descubrimiento a otro. Un programa adicional de experiencias únicas en la costa, en pequeños grupos, lideradas por un equipo de expertos guías y con charlas, le permitirá conocer plenamente el destino que visite.

puntos esenciales del viaje

Day 1 – Port Louis, Mauritius
Embark the Silver Discoverer for this inspiring Silversea Expedition entitled, “Indian Ocean Expedition: From Rainforests to Reefs.” After getting settled in, join your Expedition Team to participate in a mandatory safety drill, followed by sail away cocktails out on deck.  This evening, become acquainted with the ship and enjoy the first of many fabulous dining experiences in The Restaurant.

Days 2-3 – Expedition in Cargados Bank, Mauritius                                                                   
The Silver Discoverer will ply the waters of the Cargados Bank in Mauritius for two full days so that we might dedicate our time to exploring the islands, coral reefs and turquoise lagoons here in expeditionary style. Roughly 40 islands pepper the Bank with a total land mass of 1.3 square kilometres.  Meanwhile, the coral reef covers approximately 190 square kilometres. A few of the islands support coconut palms, bushes and grass, but the granulated coral sands are the star of the show ashore. In the distant past, the Cargados Bank was one large volcano, likely formed by tectonic plates dragging over the Reunion hotspot.  Be prepared to explore the fascinating geology, marine life, and bird species here to your heart’s content over the next two days.            

Days 4-5 – At Sea
Life on a Silversea expedition ship is packed with new experiences, explorations, and inspirational moments.  A day at sea is no different, but the relaxed pace of sea time is a welcome balance to every voyage’s adventure. As the miles peel away in our churning wake, you may wish to take advantage of the fascinating lecture series offered aboard. Our expedition team is comprised of experts in their fields who bring their subjects to life by sharing images and videos representing a wealth of experience. More entertaining and relevant than most university lectures, the choice of presentations on offer through our sea days will stimulate both thought and conversation aboard the ship.  

Day 6 – Antsiranana, Madagascar
Be out on deck early this morning as the Silver Discoverer enters the attractive Bay of Diego, and one of the largest natural bays in the world. Enjoy the views as we cruise the eight nautical miles towards Antsiranana, known as Diego Suarez until 1975 and still called Diego by many. Diego Suarez is actually named after the two Portuguese explorers who “discovered” Madagascar in 1506. In fact, their names were Diego Diaz and Fernando Suarez. In 1885, the beginning of the French protectorate, the French Navy built a military base here and urban growth followed. In 1942, the Allies launched Operation Ironclad and landed forces at Courrier Bay and Ambararata Bay, just west of Diego Suarez. Hundreds of British soldiers fell in the Battle of Madagascar, and most of them were buried in the special British cemetery in the center of town.

There will be different excursions available: A city tour with the choice to either walk to the Baobab Valley or a longer hike to a panoramic viewpoint or traveling to Montagne d'Ambre (Amber Mountain). This is an isolated patch of montane forest that rises from the surrounding dry region. The park is famous for its waterfalls, crater lakes, and wildlife, especially chameleons. At Joffreville, we visit the Domaine de Fontenay, and its 300 hectares of parkland. We will enjoy leisurely natural history walks in the private nature reserve, home to five species of lemur, leaf-tailed geckos and ring-tailed mongoose as well as 15 different waterfalls.

Day 7 — Farankaraina, Madagascar
Today, in true expedition mode, we intend to explore the easternmost part of Madagascar. As part of our night exploration we visit the Farankaraina Private Reserve. The reserve is home to a healthy population of aye ayes which can frequently be seen during night walks. Six other lemur species occur and other wildlife often seen includes mongoose, tenrecs, chameleons and endemic frogs.

Day 8 — Nosy Mangabe and Tampolo, Madagascar
Before breakfast, Silver Discoverer will be anchored in front of tiny Nosy Mangabe. Part of the larger Masoala National Park complex and formerly a Dutch basis for the slave trade, the island has been protected since 1965. The Nosy Mangabe Special Reserve is a tropical rainforest preserve and our forays ashore today will be primarily to see lemur species in the dense and hilly forests. We hope to spot mouse lemur, gray mouse lemur, Eastern woolly lemur, white-fronted brown lemur, and black-and-white ruffed lemur among others. There are also several fascinating birds such as the Madagascar Buzzard and Paradise Flycatchers to look out for, as well as reptiles and amphibians including leaf-tailed geckos, frogs, small snakes and even an endemic boa.
                                                                                                                                                                     
During the early afternoon Silver Discoverer will set a course for Tampolo where, weather depending, we will land by Zodiac to visit another part of the Masoala National Park in search of lemurs, chameleons and other local wildlife. 

Day 9 – Ambodifotatra and Ile aux Nattes, Madagascar
This morning, we will embark on a walking tour of Ambodifotatra, the main town on Ile Ste Marie (Nosy Boraha) a narrow granitic island 57 km long and 8 km wide that is located off the east coast of Madagascar. An atmosphere of peace, tranquillity and pure natural splendour prevails on the island. Lush vegetation and sandy beaches shaded by coconut palms are interspersed by many small villages. Tranquil bays and coves protected by coral reefs all lend themselves to a dreamy feeling that is emphasized by the ‘joie de vivre’ of the Malagasy.

During lunch, Silver Discoverer will reposition to Ile aux Nattes, where we will go ashore on unspoiled tropical beaches with fine white sand, coconut trees scattered along the shore, and a turquoise lagoon protected by coral reefs and inhabited by a variety of exotic marine life. Enjoy swimming and snorkelling in the warm waters, or go in search of the group of black and white lemurs which has been settled here. Perhaps you will be inclined to hunt for one of the rarest orchids worldwide known as the ‘Queen of Madagascar’ (Eulophiella roempleriana), which blooms from November to January.

A full day of new encounters followed by a delicious dinner aboard Silver Discoverer is perfect way to wrap up our time in Madagascar!

Day 10 — Day at Sea                                                                       
Most people alive today may never experience the exhilaration of being at sea and out of sight of land. Members of the Expedition Team are ever-vigilant during sea days and spend hours on the bridge and out on deck with binoculars and cameras in hand. They watch for seabirds, marine mammals, schools of feeding fish, and any other unexpected wildlife interactions to share with our guests on the outer decks at a moment’s notice. Take advantage of the fresh air and boundless vistas and spend time today with Silversea Expedition’s experts in search of breaching whales, dolphins or soaring seabirds. 

Day 11 — La Possession, Reunion (French Overseas Department and European Outermost Region)
After breakfast, we will go alongside in La Possession, on the north western side of La Reunion. Two national parks have been created to protect the Island's nature and UNESCO has given World Heritage status to the "pitons, cirques and ramparts of Reunion Island." For birders the ‘La Roche Ecrite Nature Reserve’ is of prime interest as it was created on the slopes of the 2,276 meter Roche Ecrite to protect the endemic and endangered Reunion Cuckooshrike.

On a full-day tour we will visit the central highlands where spectacular and rugged volcanic peaks cradle huge amphitheatres known as cirques, and where mountains tower to over 10,000 feet as cascading waterfalls plummet hundreds of feet. On our excursion we will visit the active volcano "La Fournaise." One road, followed by a good track, leads up to Bellecombe Pass situated over the caldera’s cliffs and offers a good point of view over the northeast part of the caldera. From there a stairway path descends from the pass to the caldera floor. A number of footpaths ascending the lava shield inside the caldera are marked, but access depends on the volcanic activity.

This afternoon, enjoy a typical creole lunch ashore before exploring further with some time for independent exploration in St. Denis, a charming town with a wonderfully French atmosphere. This surely marks another highlight of our voyage and a fantastic way to cap the expedition.

In the evening we return to Silver Discoverer and will set sail for Mauritius.

Day 12 – Port Louis, Mauritius
Following breakfast, disembark Silver Discoverer.

 

Please Note: Expedition highlights and wildlife listed here are possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed. Your Expedition Leader and Captain will work together to ensure opportunities for adventure and exploration are the best possible, taking into account the prevailing weather and wildlife activity. Expedition Team members scheduled for this voyage are subject to change or cancellation.

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