Situated at the southern end of the Indian Ocean there are a few islands that are close geographically, each with such different characters. First of all, Réunion Island, politically French territory with multiple cultural influences, it offers a very volcanic landscape – out of the ordinary with fantastic possibilities for walks and hikes around the famous Pitons culminating at 3,070 metres of altitude! Further east, Mauritius, a former British colony, with its superb coast offers many activities (beach, water sports, diving, snorkelling), there are the well-known tourist parts but also wilder parts such as the south coast. Finally the island of Rodrigues even further east, which has retained its authenticity and offers some of the most beautiful lagoons in the world. What could be better than to combine them during an exceptional trip.
Whether you prefer the mountain to the sea, or vice versa, or like both, Croatia has a lot to offer: explore its magnificent National Parks or take a walk along the rivers, cruise from island to island from Pula to Dubrovnik (over a thousand islands!), from one cultural wonder to another, from one century to another, from one landscape to another, and from one piece of history to another. Whether you are looking for active travel, relaxation or cultural visits, Croatia has it for you.
Reach the Mediterranean coast by train and embark on this magnificient 16 meter monohull and set sail for Marseille, the incomparable calanques, Toulon, then the west coast of Corsica, Cargèse, Ajaccio, Porto-Vecchio, the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago (Elba, Giglio, Montecristo, Pianosa), Propriano, Bonifacio. Join the boat for a 10 or 20 day cruise, or add a few days on Corsica as a stay-put.
After three nights on an enchanting tiny islet off Martinique, you join a catamaran for a cruise along the southern islands, St. Vincent, the Grenadines, and St. Lucia where you spend your time sailing, hiking on mythical two volcanoes, reading, relaxing and snorkeling.
During this trip, you will explore the southern Caribbean explorers did in the past, by sail. Hiking the volcanoes, magnificent scenery, see the leatherback turtles, these are the real treasures of the Caribbean.