Ponant invites you to embark on board Le Lapérouse for a brand-new 16-day tropical expedition cruise to discover the sublime natural landscapes of the north east of Australia and Indonesia. After boarding Le Laperouse in Cairns, your first destination is Lizard Island. Located at the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, this 1,000-hectare Island is home to sublime white sand beaches fringed by coral reefs teeming with life.
Then, you will cross Cape York - where the Pacific and Indian Oceans meet. Further north, you will discover the Asmat region, one of the most isolated and mysterious...read more regions in the world. Then, you will sail to the heart of Triton Bay. Located within a protected marine environment in the middle of the Coral Triangle, you will enjoy an unforgettable Zodiac® cruise through the spectacular rainforest capped karst islands.
Le Lapérouse will continue to sail in the Indonesian province of West Papua to allow you to admire the superb natural site of Kitikiti Waterfall surrounded by lush nature. In the Maluku Islands, dubbed the "Spice Islands", you will discover Banda Neira, shaped by Dutch and Portuguese influences. After a stopover in the fabulous Barat Daya Islands, you will head for Kalabahi. This authentic destination in the Alor archipelago provides the opportunity to interact with local people who have preserved their traditional practices and customs.
You will then head to Flores before visiting your final destination of Komodo National Park. This wild and isolated island is home to the famous Komodo dragons. Your cruise will conclude in Bali, "the island of the gods" with its captivating charm and grace.