Excursions in Mahe
Full Day Discovery Tour of Mahe
The tour begins in the colonial centre of “the world’s smallest capital”, Victoria. Highlights to visit are the court buildings, museum, post office, Clock-tower, followed by a drive across the Sans Soucis mountain pass, with a photo stop at the historical Mission Lodge, the tour continues around the southern tip of the island to the restored colonial plantation of ‘Jardin du Roi’.
Full Day Peaks of Paradise (Mahe) May to October only
An opportunity to experience a thrilling adventure trekking and cruising back on our catamaran. Starting from ‘Danzilles’, guide talks about the wonders of the flora and fauna along the way. The 1.5 hour walk ends at ‘Anse Major’, where the catamaran is moored in the sheltered bay. The day’s excursion continues with a cruise to the Bay Ternay marine park, stopping at some beautiful snorkelling sites.
Full Day Praslin and La Digue Tour from Mahe
Praslin, the second largest island in Seychelles, lies approximately 1 hour by boat from Mahe. Visitors will be able to visit the Vallee-de-Mai, the only place on earth where the giant Coco-de-Mer nut grows in its natural state also includes a visit to the famous Anse Lazio beach, before crossing to La Digue where you will marvel at the timeless atmosphere. Transfer to L’Union Estate for a tour of the copra sheds, the giant land tortoises and the recently refurbished colonial plantation house, before stopping at Anse Source d’Argent, one of the most spectacular beaches in the world, allowing you ample time to photograph the impressive granite rock formations.
Full Day Reef Safari from Mahe
Catamaran to the middle of the harbour, where we stop to feed the fish and one can explore the fascinating 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.
Excursions in Praslin
Full Day Cousin, Curieuse and St Pierre (Praslin)
This tour starts with the 2-km crossing to the Special Nature Reserve of Cousin island. 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; 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. The tour ends with an hour’s snorkelling off the tiny island of St. Pierre.
Full Day Vallee de Mai/Anse Lazio from Praslin
This full-day excursion will take us to the renowned World Heritage Site, the Vallee-de-Mai Nature Reserve. This extraordinary primeval forest, known as the Garden of Eden, is a unique habitat 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. The afternoon is at leisure at Anse Lazio, voted amongst the Top 10 beaches in the world.
Half Day Vallee-de-Mai Guided Tour from Praslin
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.
Excursions in La Digue
Full Day Boat and Bike Independent Tour La Digue
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