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Discover the beauty of pure white sand and crystal clear water teeming with tropical wildlife. This is a journey that covers the very best of the Seychelles.
Destinations > Seychelles > Discover the Seychelles
12 nights accommodation, meals as per itinerary, inter-island transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary
Culture & Heritage
The tiny group of islands that make up the Seychelles are hailed as the closest thing to the perfect tropical paradise. There are 115 diverse islands each with its own cultural flavour blended from the Chinese, African, Creole, Indian and British influences that have shaped them. Discover extraordinary marine life at some of the world’s most productive coral reefs and the tropical wildlife that roams the islands.
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Relax and enjoy some of the world's best beaches including Anse Lazio, Anse Georgette and Anse Source d'Argent.
Explore colourful food markets, the world's smallest capital city and Vallee-de-Mai Nature Reserve, a UNESCO site.
Visit the main islands of Mahe, Praslin and La Digue, each with its own unique beauty and friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
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On arrival into Mahe you will be met at the airport and transferred to your
Enjoy a full day of sightseeing around the island of Mahe. Your day begins with
a stop in the colonial centre of the world’s smallest capital city, Victoria. You will see the
court buildings, museum, post office and the clock-tower. A turn around the corner takes
you to the ‘Codevar’ building, where local crafts, including the renowned Kreol Or (Creole
Gold) are on display and available to buy. A walk across Albert Street leads you to the focal
point of the town, its colourful market. Stalls of fresh fish, tropical fruits and vegetables,
herbs and spices, are displayed amidst an abundance of fragrances. Drive across the San
Souci mountain pass, stop for photos at the historical Mission Lodge, and head to a Creole
restaurant for a delicious lunch. After lunch, your day continues around the southern tip of
the island to the restored colonial plantation of ‘Jardin du Roi’, which is steeped in the short
history of the Creoles as well as the Georges family, whose family tree apparently carries
a link to Louis XVII of France. A cold drink with home-grown fruit welcomes you, before
you are escorted around the surrounding plantation of vegetables, exotic fruits, herbs and
spices. Stop at the Craft Village on the way back to your hotel. The remainder of the day will
be at your leisure. (B)(L)
Enjoy the next few days discovering this magical island. Mahe is home to the majority of the population and reflects the Seychelles’ ethnic diversity and descent from African, Creole, Indian, Chinese and European backgrounds. With a backdrop of towering 1,000m granite peaks, Mahe has an extraordinary treasure trove of flora that has evolved over centuries of splendid isolation with rare endemic plants not found anywhere else in the world. (B)
Spend the day discovering Mahe at your leisure. (B)
Another day free to explore Mahe. You may choose to discover the beautiful flora and fauna on the island or relax on one of the stunning beaches. (B)
This morning you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred
to the dock for your ferry ride to the island of Praslin. Upon arrival you will be met and
escorted to your hotel where you will spend the next four nights. (B)(D)
Today’s excursion is dedicated to the renowned UNESCO World Heritage
Site the Vallee-de-Mai Nature Reserve and one of the world’s most picturesque beaches,
Anse Lazio. The extraordinary primeval forest in the reserve, known as the Garden of Eden,
is the unique habitat of the Coco-de-Mer palm and the only place in the world where it
grows in its natural state. The Vallee-de-Mai is also home to one of the world’s rarest birds,
the black parrot. The afternoon will be at leisure at Anse Lazio, the most famous beach
on Praslin. Anse Lazio is often listed among the world’s top ten beaches and is beautifully
framed by granite rocks. Its soft white sand leads down to calm clear waters that are
perfect for swimming and snorkelling. (B)(D)
Spend the next few days discovering the incredible island of Praslin. Praslin is quieter than Mahe and the island’s beaches are considered to be the whitest in the world. You may choose to visit Anse Georgette, which has appeared on the top ten list of world’s best beaches. (B)(D)
Another free day in paradise! Visit one of the island's many beaches. (B)
You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the
dock for your short ferry ride to La Digue. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to
your hotel, which will be your home for the next three nights. (B)
Enjoy the next two days on the picturesque island of La Digue. This quaint island is bursting with breathtaking beauty, a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, traditional architecture and magnificent beaches with red granite rocks that frame the spectacular white sands of Anse Source d’Argent. La Digue remains the most traditional of the main islands. The favoured mode of transport is the ox cart and bicycle. (B)
Relax, swim or snorkel on one of the many beaches that dot La Digue. (B)
Today you will return to Mahe. (B)
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