Unwind on the stunning unspoiled beaches of the Seychelles. Take advantage of this island hopping and experience the best of two islands. Praslin Island is the site of the fabulous Vallée de Mai, one of Seychelles's two UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The island features truly exquisite beaches such as Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette, both appearing on the top-10 list of world's best beaches in recent years. Mahé, measuring 28km long by 8km wide, is the largest island and cultural and economic hub of the Inner Islands, and the international gateway to Seychelles. It is home to the international airport and the nation's capital, Victoria. With a backdrop of towering 1000m granite peaks, Mahé is an extraordinary treasure trove of flora that has evolved over centuries of splendid isolation. Rare endemic plants found nowhere else in the world adorn Mahé's misty forests in mountain strongholds, such as the Jellyfish Tree, the carnivorous Seychelles Pitcher Plant and the Seychelles Vanilla Orchid.
- Experience heart-warming hospitality in family run accommodations
- Unique excursions already included
- See romantic and unspoiled beaches on our individual tour
- Departs: manchester
- Arrives: mahe, Seychelles
- Departs: mahe, Seychelles
- Arrives: manchester
Island Hopping 2 Islands with Excursions - Deluxe Tour
- As Per Itinerary
- As Per Itinerary
- All transfers included
- Make the most of your holiday
- Fabulous excursions already included
Experience the best of the Seychelles in the most individual way. Discover the beauty of unspoiled stunning beaches and heart warming hosts of the Seychelles. Make the most of your stay by combining the two main islands in one trip. The choice of luxury accommodations will let you discover the true paradise.
This fantastic tour also includes four great excursions already. While being on the main island you will get a Full Discovery Tour of Mahe. Furthermore we are taking you on a Full Day Reef Safari to discover the amazing marine life and beautiful waters of the Seychelles. Moving on to Praslin you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage sight Valee de Mai in a half day excursion. And finally you get to experience the third island La Digue in a full day boat and bike tour.
Day 1- 6
Welcome to Mahe and the beautiful Seychelles.
You will be transferred to your hotel to relax after the flight and arrive in paradise.
As part of this tour you will have a full day discovery tour of Mahe. The tour begins with a transfer from the hotel for a stop in the colonial centre of "the world's smallest capital", Victoria. Highlights to visit are the court buildings, museum, post office, Clock-tower [twin of the one outside London's Victoria Station ]. A turn around the corner takes one to the 'Codevar' building where local crafts, including the renowned Kreol Or [Creole Gold] are on display for sale. A walk across Albert Street leads one to the focal point of the town, its colourful market where stalls of fresh fish, tropical fruits & vegetables, herbs & spices, are displayed in an abundance of fragrances. This is followed by a drive across the Sans Soucis mountain pass, with a photo stop at the historical Mission Lodge, en-route to a Creole restaurant for lunch. After lunch, the tour 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 of home-grown fruit welcomes visitors, before they tour the surrounding plantation of vegetables, exotic fruits, herbs and spices. The rest of the afternoon is for relaxation, with a stop at the Craft Village on the way back to the hotel, at around 16h00.
On another day you will have the change to discover the stunning marine life of the Seychelles on a full day reef safari. Starting with a transfer to Victoria's marina to board our catamaran , for a trip to the middle of the harbour, where we stop to
feed the fish and one can explore the facinating underwater world by snorkelling and swimming with the fishes. There is ample time for marine enthusiasts to explore the reefs through the windows of our semi-submersible versel or for those
more geared to relaxation, take a swim A mouth watering buffet lunch prepared in traditional creole style is served on board. After lunch, a visit on Moyenne Island or just take a nap on the beach or take a swim on the beach of the island. For a
perfect ending of the day, a "petit rum punch des Iles" is served on board before heading back to the Marine Charter and to your hotel.
Day 6 - 10
Welcome to Praslin - Home of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Valee de Mai". You will spend the next five nights on stunning Praslin and can explore plenty of stunning wildlife, beaches and culture heritage.
You will have the chance to visit the famous site of Valee de Mai in a half day guided tour. Starting with a coach transfer from the hotel, this half-day excursion is dedicated exclusively to the renowned Vallee-de-Mai
Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This extraordinary primeval forest, known as the Garden of Eden, is the unique habitat in the universe where the Coco-de-Mer palm grows in its natural state. The Vallee-de-Mai is also home to
one of the world’s rarest birds, the Black Parrot.
And finally you can have the ultimate experience on a full day excursions to visit the so called "cousin" islands cousin, curieuse and st Pierre. This tour starts with a transfer to Baie Ste Anne jetty for the 2-km crossing at 09h00 to the Special Nature Reserve of Cousin island. Our cruiser moors off-shore and tourists are taken to the island on a Reserve boat to prevent accidental introduction of pests to the island. It is highly recommended that tourists come prepared to wrap their belongings in waterproof bags, and that they respect the safety regulations of donning life jackets and remaining seated until the craft is beached. A warden leads the tour of the island with its abundance of species and habitats, from the coast with its protective
mangroves, to the wetlands which attract dragonflies, moorhens, caecilans & Seychelles terrapins; on to the rejuvenated forest on the hill plateau which provides ideal nesting sites for large populations of shearwaters and bridled terns amongst
its endemic trees - mapou, Indian mulberry and bwa sousouri. Endemic birds found on Cousin Island are the Magpie Robin, Sunbird , Fody, Blue Pigeon and the Warbler . The tour continues with a 30-minute boat ride to Curieuse Island, where a
splendid BBQ lunch is served on the Catamaran. Curieuse island has a large population of giant tortoises, some can be seen next to the natural pond on the coast, whilst the majority range across the island freely and can sometimes be tracked
by their vociferate calls of intimate congress. The tour ends with an hour's snorkelling off the tiny island of St. Pierre. For the un-initiated, our crew is on hand with lightweight snorkelling vests to ensure that no-one misses the chance to view the
abundant marine life.
Day 10- 11
After all these experiences and impressions you will spend your last night on Mahe again to have a stress- and worry-free journey back to the airport and back home.
£2719 per person
Your holidays include:
- Representation Services