Overview

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

Secrets of the Seychelles

Cruise the Garden of Eden and discover the paradise islands of this Creole Nation on an unique island-hopping voyage, uncovering white sandy beaches and incredible wildlife

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 and nurtures an amazing array of endemic species within its surrounds of exceptional natural beauty including the 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 and most convenient way to enjoy the balmy waters of the Indian Ocean exploring these myriad islands. Our small ship sailing, including meals and zodiac excursions, offers fantastic value and the chance to island-hop.

Key Features

Natural Wonders
Small Ship Sailing
2 UNESCO Heritage Sites
Excursions Included
No Single Supplement
Guaranteed Departure
Group Size: 2 – 25

Day 1 Fly from your chosen airport to Mahé.

Day 2 Embark for a 7-night cruise. Sail to Ste. Anne Marine National Park for a walk or swim. The park encompasses eight small islands created in1973 for the preservation of wildlife, the first in the Indian Ocean. (D)

Day 3 Cruise to Curieuse bio-reserve island, famous for its giant tortoises and eight species of mangrove trees. Walk across the small island for lunch. Free time to relax on the beach or explore. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Sail to predator-free Cousin Island, so unspoilt that the birds nest on the ground and giant turtles roam free. Walking 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. Eighteen species of native bird breed on this nature reserve. Swim or snorkel stop at St. Pierre Island where the waters around the islet are clear and rich in marine life. Sail to the port of Baie St. Anne on Praslin island. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Praslin is the second largest island, with a ridge of small granite mountains running through its glorious interior. Explore the town, enjoy a coastal walk or join an optional visit to Vallée de Mai Reserve, a natural palm forest, home to the Black Parrot. Sail to Felicité to swim or snorkel. Sail to La Digue, the paradise island with jade green waters, beautiful beaches and lush jungle. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Explore La Digue on foot or bicycle. Optional tour of the Veuve Nature, Union Plantation and Anse Source d’Argent beach, a dazzling white-sand beach set against naturally sculpted granite boulders. Cruise to Moyenne Island. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Walk around Moyenne Island, untouched thanks to a Yorkshireman and one-time sole inhabitant, who purchased the island in 1962. Enjoy a barbecue and relax then 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 via Dubai

Date Price
October 4 £3465
October 18 £3515
November 29 £2495
December 20 £3295

2020

per person in a Category C cabin
Emirates from Heathrow via Dubai

Date Price
January 24 £2495
February 14 £2495
February 28 £2595
March 13 £3195
March 27 £3195
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 18 £3195
October 9 £3195
October 23 £3195

2021

per person in a Category C cabin
Emirates from Heathrow via Dubai

Date Price
January 22 £2995
February 19 £3095
March 12 £3295
April 23 £3295
May 14 £3095
June 4 £2995
June 18 £2995
July 9 £3095
July 23 £3295
August 20 £3095
August 27 £3095
September 10 £3095
September 24 £3195
October 8 £3295
October 15 £3295
October 22 £3295
No Single Supplement

(limited dates/availability)

Prices Reduced

Save up to £600
(Special offer valid until 30 Sep 2019)

 

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT 
Limited availability, on these dates:
2019: Aug 23, Sep 13
2020: May 8, Jun 12 & 26,
Jul 10 & 24, Aug 14, Sept 4
2021: Jun 4 & 18, July 9 & 23, Aug 20

Single supplement £795

Cabin Upgrades

Cat. B cabin £245
Double for sole use  £1195
Cat. A cabin £695
Double for sole use  £1690
Cat. P cabin  £995
Double for sole use £1890

Flight Options

Emirates from Manchester & Birmingham Nil
British Airways from Heathrow – Nil
(BA flights require an additional 2 nights at the beginning and 1 night at the end due to flight schedule, all transfers included)

Extension Options

Extra nights – Mahé Island
Coral Strand Hotel (Ocean View)
(per night) £165
Single supplement £120

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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