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10 Nights Stay Mahe And Praslin Islands Tour

10 Nights Stay Mahe And Praslin Islands Tour Packages
Country: Seychelles
City: Victoria
Duration: 11 Day(s) - 10 Night(s)
Tour Category: Beach Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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ITINERARY (10 NIGHTS/11 DAYS) - Mahe and Praslin Islands

Arrival: Departure:

Flight: Flight:




06H45: Meet and Greet by Our Representative at the International Airport

followed by Transfer to Mahe Resort


08H30: Reef Safari Excursion inclusive of lunch and transfers to/from the resort (sharing tour)

Explore the wonders of the St. Anne National Marine Park on this exciting full-day excursion, jam-packed with fun-filled activities. Set-Sail aboard Anahita as you head off to discover Mahé’s inner islands. Next, hop aboard a semi-submersible vessel as you dip below the waves to explore the depths of the Marine Park. Enjoy feeding the tropical fish surrounding the boat and then get up close and personal with the creatures that inhabit the park’s colourful coral gardens for a refreshing snorkel or swim.

Be treated to lunch and musical entertainment before heading ashore Moyenne Island. Visit the island on-foot as you get to meet the Giant Tortoises that freely roam here, as well as visit old ruins and 'pirate' graves – or simply relax on the island’s private beach. The day ends with a tropical cocktail and a leisurely cruise around the Marine Park before returning to Mahé.

General Pick-up Times from Hotels: North: 08h10-08h30 South: 07h45-08h20 East: 08h30-08h50 West: 08h05-08h40

3RD DAY At Leisure


08h30 Full day tour or half day tour of Mahe Island

Half Day Victoria Tour - 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 fragances. Visit of the Botanical Gardens at Mont Fleuri followed by a drive to View Point where you can see the bay of Victoria and Eden Island.

Pick up times: Morning or Afternoon (4 hours)


At Leisure


6th DAY

09H00: Transfer from Mahe Resort to Inter-Island Quay.

10H30: Cat Coco Ferry Transfer from Mahe to Baie Ste Anne Praslin Jetty

11H30: Transfer from Baie Ste Anne Praslin Jetty to Praslin Resort



09H00: Transfer from Praslin Hotel to Praslin Jetty

10h30: Ferry transfer from Praslin Jetty to La Digue Jetty

10h45: La Digue Independent Bike Excursion without lunch

17h00: Ferry transfer from La Digue Jetty to Praslin Jetty

17h15: Transfer from Praslin Jetty to Praslin Hotel

Full-Day Boat & Bike Independent Tour of La Digue from Praslin

This tour is ideal for the adventurous seeking to explore La Digue island on their own and includes return coach transfers to the hotel and Praslin Jetty, a ferry crossing at 09h00 to La Digue, where tourists are greeted by our island representative for a short briefing on the most popular sites, best routes and lunch venues, before our guide hands over a map and the bicycles for the day's adventure. The boat trip back to Praslin departs at 16h30, the end of a perfect day - most guests with another day to spare choose to return to the magic of La Digue island.

Grand Anse: 08h00-08h20 Baie Ste Anne: 08h00-08h30


08H30: Full day tour of Praslin – Vallee de Mai & Anse Lazio

Full Day Vallee-de-Mai / Anse Lazio Tour

Starting with a coach transfer from the hotel, this full-day excursion is dedicated to the renowned World Heritage Site, the Vallee-de-Mai Nature Reserve, and relaxation on one of the world's most picturesque beaches, Anse Lazio. 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. Lunch is not included in the price, although a discount is offered to tourists presenting a copy of our excursion voucher to the Bon Bon Plume restaurant at Anse Lazio. The afternoon is at leisure at Anse Lazio, voted amongst the Top 10 in the world, ending with the transfer back to the hotel at 16h00.


08h30 Full Day Cousin, Curieuse & St Pierre Islands from Praslin (sharing tour)

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 water-proof 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 beach. 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.

10TH DAY (Day at leisure)

14H45: Transfer from Praslin Hotel to Praslin Jetty

16H00: Cat Coco Ferry Transfer from Baie Ste Anne Jetty Praslin to Mahe Jetty

17H15: Transfer from Inter-Island Quay to International Airport

23H50: Departure on Flight EK708.

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