Home > Cruises > Indian Ocean Cruises > Treasures of India

Treasures of India

5.0/5 Based on 2 Reviews No Booking FeesDedicated Travel Advisor
Balcony
$11,855
Suite
$17,088
* Port charges, taxes and fees included
 Cruise Length
12 Days
 Cruise Starts
Colombo
 Cruise Finishes
Mumbai
12 Day Treasures of India Itinerary (Ponant)
Countries Explored: Sri Lanka, India
Cruise Line
Ponant
Ship
Ship Class
Ponant Explorers
Departures
Passengers
184
Crew
118
Launched
2018
Cruise Code
CMBBOM11

Overview

Oriental fragrances, scents of spice, lush green landscapes, age-old stories: Ponant invites you on a journey to discover a mosaic of peoples and cultures. Sri Lanka and India welcome you on a 12-day cruise aboard Le Lapérouse, between charming towns and surprising nature. Let yourself fall under the spell of these eastern lands bordered by the Indian Ocean and influenced by Buddhist and Hindu traditions. Throughout your journey, you will benefit from an excursion included per person per port of call, to choose from a selection offered by Ponant.

During this cruise, visit the Goa Chitra...read more Ethnographic Museum and the Figueiredo Mansion from your port of call in Goa, explore the marvellous Sigiriya site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, from Trincomalee, or appreciate the charms of Galle as you spend time discovering the city. The diversity of experiences on offer promises you intense and varied moments (to discover the full range of excursions, go to the itinerary tab). The bubbling Sri Lankan capital Colombo will plunge you into the distinctive atmosphere of the country once known as Ceylon.

Renowned for its spices, such as cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg, it is a trading location, a crossroads port between Asia and Europe. From Trincomalee, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of historic city of Polonnaruwa, a fortified city from the 11th century, and the splendid golden Temple of Dambulla. A little further, Hambantota is the gateway towards the luxuriant heart of the country. On an excursion into the Yala National Park, you will witness Sri Lanka's abundant wildlife: leopards, elephants, sloth bears, monkeys and almost 200 bird species inhabit this must-see site. Le Lapérouse will set sail for Galle, recognisable by the 16th-century fortifications that encircle the town.

The successive Portuguese, Dutch and British colonisations left this city with unique architecture, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a heritage shaped by multiple influences. You will sail up the Malabar Coast to arrive in cosmopolitan Kochi. Constructed on a lagoon on the Arabian Sea, between islands and a peninsula, this royal city has kept its yesteryear charm. Set off aboard traditional boats to discover the surrounding fishing villages located in the 'backwaters', a network of lakes and canals criss-crossing the region's dense vegetation.

Your last port of call will take you to Goa. This former colony of the Portuguese Indies is prized for its long beaches and its rich cultural heritage, in particular a collection of late 16th-century churches and convents, which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Your journey will come to an end in flamboyant Mumbai. The capital of Bollywood films, the most populated city in India - nicknamed of 'Maximum City' - conjures up many descriptions and will offer you a unique experience to complete your cruise.

Cruise Itinerary

 
Arrive
Depart

Day 1: Colombo
--
18:00
Day 2: Cruising At Sea
--
--
Day 3: Trincomalee
06:00
18:00
Day 4: Hambantota
12:00
22:00
Day 5: Galle
08:00
18:00
Day 6: Cruising At Sea
--
--
Day 7: Cochin
07:00
23:59
Day 8: Cochin
--
18:00
Day 9: Cruising At Sea
--
--
Day 10: Marmugao (Goa)
07:00
18:00
Day 11: Cruising At Sea
--
--
Day 11: Mumbai (Bombay)
15:00
23:59
Day 12: Mumbai (Bombay)
--
--
Note: Ship ports may not be located in the starting & ending cities listed. Transfers to and/or from the ship port may be required.

Life Onboard Le Laperouse

Le Lapérouse
Le Lapérouse

Named after the French explorer, Le Lapérouse offers luxury expeditions to the corners of the earth. Read more

Expedition Comfort
Expedition Comfort

Enjoy 24 hour room service and luxury amenities in your ocean facing accommodation. Read more

Infinity Pool Days
Infinity Pool Days

Watch the ocean pass by from the infinity pool and bask in warmth of the solarium. Read more

Inside The Blue Eye
Inside The Blue Eye

Have a multi-sensory experience as you sip a cocktail in the chic underwater lounge. Read more

The Adjustable Marina
The Adjustable Marina

A sundeck on sea days or a water sports platform, the innovative marina adds more to life onboard. Read more

Relaxed Dining Settings
Relaxed Dining Settings

Dine inside or out in the main restaurant where French gastronomy and service will impress. Read more

Play Youtube Video

Le Laperouse Reviews (2) Most Recent 'Le Laperouse' Reviews

5.0
AVG. RATING 5.0 / 5
2 Reviews
5 Star
100%
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Australia's Iconic Kimberley 0 , VIC, Australia, Apr 2024
All of the trip was good, using Ponant the first time was good, food, good and variety, all the trips that were arranged were as expected. Hannah our travel advisor at Global Journeys was excellent, always ready to help with anything .
Fantastic Kimberley   1 , QLD, Australia, Aug 2023
One of the best holidays we have ever done Expensive, yes but you get what you pay for in the end This was 6* cruising at its best. The daily and at times twice daily zodiac excursions were special and led by well informed guides all of whom had professional qualifications in a relevant field.

Food was of the highest standard an the open bar well ...read more stocked to meet all tastes. Don't worry too much about formal gear, a sports coat and a colourful dress are all that is required on the two gala nights. On the other nights, slacks and polo are fine.

We helicoptered to Mitchell Falls which again was expensive but well worth it. Forget about the Horizontal Falls boat ride. Those that went were very dissatisfied as the most exciting of the two Falls is now closed due to a boating accident. I've seen more challenging wave sets in Moreton Bay. Overall 11/10 from us and very highly recommended

Availability Click on prices below to view cabin upgrades and details

Exclusive Savings
Sunday 02 Mar 2025
Thursday 13 Mar 2025
Ship Le Laperouse
Balcony
$11,855
View Cabins
Suite
$17,088
View Cabins
Exclusive Savings
Sunday 02 Mar 2025
Thursday 13 Mar 2025
Ship Le Laperouse
Balcony
SOLD OUT
Unavailable
Suite
$14,373
View Cabins
Exclusive Savings
Sunday 02 Mar 2025
Thursday 13 Mar 2025
Ship Le Laperouse
Balcony
$22,909
View Cabins
Suite
$33,375
View Cabins
Note
Tour & cruises prices are per person. Prices shown have savings applied, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Prices and trip information are correct at the time at this point in time, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking and are subject to change by Ponant. For cruise itineraries, cabin images are sourced from Ponant. These should be treated as indicative only. Cabin inclusions, upholsteries and room layout may differ to the image(s) shown depending on the ship selected and your sailing dates.

Similar Cruises

13 Day Vietnamese Shores (Ponant)

13 Days Halong Bay Singapore

Operated By: Ponant

From 14,336
Save 274
13 Day Zanzibar, Aldabra & the Treasures of the Indian Ocean (Ponant)

13 Days Victoria Zanzibar

Operated By: Ponant

From 11,513
Save 217
13 Day Zanzibar, Aldabra & the treasures of the Indian Ocean (Ponant)

13 Days Victoria Zanzibar

Operated By: Ponant

From 12,219
Save 231
13 Day Japanese Ancestral Traditions and Legendary Shrines (Ponant)

13 Days Osaka Maizuru

Operated By: Ponant

From 16,501
Save 319