Overview

Day 1 - Flight 
Day 2 - Ste. Anne Marine 
Day 3 - Curieuse 
Day 4 - Cousin 
Day 5 - Praslin 
Day 6 - Praslin 
Day 7 - La Digue 
Day 8 - Moyenne 
Day 9 - Return Flight 

Secrets of the Seychelles

Discover the Paradise Islands of this Creole Nation on a unique island-hopping voyage

A comparatively young nation, settled by the French in 1770, ceded to Britain after the defeat at Waterloo, the Seychelles attained independence in 1976. The cosmopolitan Seychellois have roots in a melting pot of diverse races and traditions. This cultural diversity with racial harmony remains the mainstay of today’s vibrant yet tranquil Creole nation. Reputed to be the original site of the Garden of Eden, the Seychelles is a living museum of natural history, sanctuary to some of the rarest species of flora and fauna, with white sands, turquoise waters, green jungles and fiery sunsets. It is a picture-perfect collection of 115 granite islands and low-lying coral, an archipelago of timeless beauty and tranquillity, home to beautiful beaches and varying landscapes from lush forests to the warm azure ocean. The Seychelles nurtures an amazing array of endemic species within its surrounds of exceptional natural beauty including the unique specimens: Coco-de-mer, the jellyfish tree, Seychelles’ paradise flycatcher and warbler, not forgetting the giant tortoises who roam the islands. The main island, Mahé, features powdery beaches, fantastic wildlife and plant life amidst the stunning scenery of its extraordinary national parks, Praslin offers an authentic insight into island life and La Digue, village life at a slower pace. We have found what we believe to be the best way to enjoy the balmy waters of the Indian Ocean exploring these myriad islands. Whilst a hotel stay focuses on just one island, our small ship sailing, including meals and zodiac excursions, offers fantastic value and the chance to island-hop. The ship’s zodiacs give multiple options for island and beach visits as well as snorkelling excursions to view the amazing marine life.

Key Features

Natural Wonders
Small Ship Sailing
Excursions Included
No Single Supplement
Group Size: 2 – 25

 

Day 1 Fly overnight from your chosen airport to Mahé via Dubai.

Day 2 Arrive Mahé, embark the MY Pegasus for a seven-night cruise. Sail to Ste. Anne Marine National Park for a walk or swim. (D)

Day 3 Cruise to Curieuse, famous for its giant tortoises. Lunch on the island with free time to relax on the beach or explore. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Sail to predator-free Cousin Island, so unspoilt that birds nest on the ground and giant turtles roam free. A tour of this bird sanctuary. Cruise to one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, Anse Lazio to swim or snorkel. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Cruise to Aride Island. Swim/snorkel stop at St. Pierre Island. Sail to the port of Baie St. Anne on Praslin island. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Explore the town or enjoy a coastal walk or join an optional visit to Vallée de Mai Reserve, home to the Black Parrot. Sail to Felicité or Grand Soeur to swim or snorkel. Sail to the island of La Digue. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Explore La Digue. Optional tour of the Union Plantation and l’Anse Source d’Argent beach. Cruise to Moyenne Island. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Walk round Moyenne Island untouched thanks to an Englishman, the one-time sole inhabitant. Enjoy a barbecue, then explore further or relax on the beach. Cruise to Mahé port. (B, L, D)

Day 9 Disembark for the return flight. (B)

 

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
 

Notes

Optional excursions are subject to minimum numbers and bookable locally.
Excursions include some walking, sometimes on uneven terrain with inclines.
Groups will be divided for sightseeing. The cruise vessel takes up to a maximum of 42 passengers.
On occasion Aride Island is not accessible.

2019

per person in a Category C cabin
Emirates from Heathrow
Click here for 11-night departures

Date Price
March 29 £3345
May 10 £3395
June 7 £3195
June 21 £3195
August 23 £3195
September 13 £3195
September 27 £3195
October 4 £3465
October 18 £3515

2020

per person in a Category C cabin
Emirates from Heathrow
Click here for 11-night departures

Date Price
January 10 £2895
January 24 £3195
February 14 £3195
February 28 £3195
March 13 £3195
March 27 £3195
April 10 £3495
April 24 £3295
May 8 £2995
May 29 £3295
June 12 £2995
June 26 £2995
July 10 £3295
July 24 £3295
August 14 £3195
September 4 £3195
September 17 £3195
October 9 £3195
October 23 £3195
No Single Supplement

(limited dates/availability)

Early Booking Offer

For bookings made by 28th Feb, travel May - Oct 2019 deduct £190pp.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT 
Limited availability, on these dates:
2019: June 21, Aug 23, Sep 13 & 27
2020: Jan 10, May 8, Jun 11 & 26,
Jul 10 & 24, Aug 14, Sept 4

Single supplement £795 
(£750 2020)

Cabin Upgrades

Cat. B cabin £195 
Single supplement Cat. B cabin £1090
(£1045 2020)
Cat. A cabin £595
Single supplement Cat. A cabin £1690
(£1590 2020)

Flight Options

Emirates from Manchester & Birmingham Nil

British Airways: Wednesday departure, includes 3 nights at the Eden Blu Hotel, on Mahé, breakfast daily & transfers – from £500 (April-Oct)

Independent Arrival

Save £800
Arrival transfer add £49
Departure transfer add £49

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, all port and conservation charges, 7-night cruise, full board, excursions, cruise director and local expert guides. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, visa procurement fee, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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