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Once Upon a Time La Digue

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once upon a time la digue

The Seychelles are some of the most beautiful islands in the world, boasting a year-round tropical climate, pristine beaches, crystal clear waters, lush flora, exotic wildlife and dramatic landscapes. Located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, this stunning archipelago comprises 115 islands; 42 of which are composed of granite rock and the remaining number being coral atolls. The Granitic Seychelles are fragments of the ancient Gondwanaland supercontinent, which broke away into separate continents millions of years ago. The result is a paradise destination, offering unique landscapes and rare wildlife found nowhere else on earth.

La Digue is one of the main granitic islands, and the fourth largest inhabited island in the Seychelles. Discover a destination full of charm and age-old traditions, where time is of no importance and life is extremely laid back. As you explore the beautiful island of La Digue, Praslin's largest neighbouring island, you will see how little life has really changed since the beginning of the 20th century. The main modes of transport are bicycles and slow moving, traditional ox-carts. Cars are restricted and there are few roads, so the island is extremely peaceful and relaxing.

As you travel via ox-cart along timeless tracks to the small port town of La Passe, your friendly local guide will enchant you with stories and information about the island. Once you reach La Passe, you can spend time strolling around the picturesque harbour and browsing the quaint boutiques and shops. Your relaxing journey will then continue along quiet, leafy roads, passing lush, colourful gardens and beautiful island architecture on the way. Listen to the sounds of the native wildlife and the creaking of the ox-cart wheels as you retrace history on an island where time seems to have stood still and traditions are highly valued.

La Digue is renowned for hosting a variety of some of the world’s rarest wildlife species, including the Black Paradise Flycatcher. As you pass the Veuve Reserve, located within a dense timber forest, you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of this unique bird as it flits from tree to tree.

Travel onwards along a road that once carried the footsteps of planters and slaves as they went about their daily tasks, until you reach the beautiful L’ Union Estate. Stroll through coconut plantations and visit the copra factory, where you will witness one of the Seychelles’ most traditional and wealthiest industries – copra production. Watch the copra (dried white flesh of a coconut) drying in the traditional kiln, then see how it is made into coconut oil. Whist you are here, you will also be able to see the 'Emmanuelle' House set amongst beautiful landscaped garden, where the film of the same name was made.

As you travel round the last bend of the winding lane, prepare yourself for an image of paradise as Anse Source d'Argent beach comes into view. This is undoubtedly one of the world's most beautiful beaches, where soft white sands, sparkling turquoise waters and spectacular pink granite rock formations will take your breath away.

This memorable tour will give you a wonderful insight into life on one of the Seychelles’ most beautiful and traditional islands.

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