Seychelles,

Island Hopping in Sunny Seychelles

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Tailor-Made Tour
10 Days
From £3040
GEOIP Not Available
Birding
Beach
Snorkelling and Diving

Tour Introduction

10 Days from £3040
GEOIP Not Available
per adult. Prices based on flight fares at the time of costing & may vary. Please ask for a definitive quote

We have not stinted on the quality of accommodation in our excellent value, island-hopping tour of the Seychelles. Visit three of the main islands of this Indian Ocean archipelago, staying in three very good hotels – one with the option for self-catering (La Digue). There is an inclusive tour on Praslin to the Vallee de Mai, and plenty of other inclusive and optional activities and excursions from which to choose on all the islands. The beaches are beautiful, the scenery stunning, the wildlife wonderful and the sea sublime – an unbeatable recipe for a fabulous island holiday at a great price.

Full Itinerary

Price from £3040
GEOIP Not Available
per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms
Day 1
Arrive in Mahe

Arrive Mahe, and assisted to connect with your flight to Praslin. Met on arrival at Paslin and transfer to your hotel.

Staying at Le Duc de Praslin. Includes Breakfast.

Day 2
Praslin

Day at leisure. Optional activities include the full-day and highly recommended wildlife and snorkelling boat trip to Cousin, Curieuse & Ste Pierre (Tue/Thu only).

Staying at Le Duc de Praslin. Includes Breakfast.

Day 3
Praslin

Enjoy a morning shared guided tour of the UNESCO-listed Vallee de Mai to see the unique coco-de-mer forest and endemic wildlife. Afternoon at leisure to go snorkelling, explore the island by hire car or just relax.

Staying at Le Duc de Praslin. Includes Breakfast.

Day 4
La Digue

Pickup and transfer to the dock. Take the short ferry ride to La Digue. On arrival, met and transfer to your hotel, situated a short distance from the beach. Rest of day at leisure.

Staying at Fleur de Lys. Includes Breakfast.

Day 5
La Digue

Day at leisure to explore the small laid-back island independently. Perhaps hire bicycles and visit lovely Anse Source d’Argent beach and the Black Paradise Flycatcher Reserve, which protects one of the world’s rarest birds.

Staying at Fleur de Lys. Includes Breakfast.

Day 6
La Digue

Day at leisure to cycle around the island. Visit one or more of the island’s lovely beaches and swim in the warm, calm tropical waters. Perhaps book a boat trip to snorkel Sister Island or maybe enjoy a sunset cruise.

Staying at Fleur de Lys. Includes Breakfast.

Day 7
Mahe

Pickup and transfer to the dock to take the ferry to Praslin. On arrival, transfer to Praslin airport to catch a flight to Mahe. Transfer on arrival to your last hotel.

Staying at Kempinsky Resort. Includes Breakfast.

Day 8
Mahe

Day at leisure to enjoy on-site tennis, gym, swimming pool, kayaking and snorkelling. There are also optional activities such as diving, boat trips and cycling.

Staying at Kempinsky Resort. Includes Breakfast.

Day 9
Mahe

Full day at leisure for on-site inclusive activities, or hire a car to explore Mahe, the largest island, perhaps taking in the Morne Seychellois National Park. The Morne Seychellois is the highest peak in the archipelago and the park protects unique tropical forest and has many trails to explore.

Staying at Kempinsky Resort. Includes Breakfast.

Day 10
Depart Mahe

Pickup and transfer to Mahe airport. Assisted with check in to catch your international flight home.

Includes Breakfast.

Tour Accommodation

Seychelles Inner Islands

Le Duc de Praslin

Overview

Le Duc de Praslin Hotel sits a block away from a stunning white sand beach, surrounded by lush, tropical, orchid-filled gardens on idyllic Praslin Island. The entire property underwent a complete refurbishment in 2008 to produce updated, modern and stylish accommodation and public areas.

There are five categories of room at Le Duc de Praslin: six deluxe rooms, 14 superior, four junior suites, two honeymoon suites and a special family apartment. All rooms have been tastefully redecorated with stylish décor and offer modern facilities including well-appointed private bathrooms, air-conditioning, LCD TV, ceiling fans, tea and coffee facilities and WiFi (charges may apply).

The family-run hotel offers great value for money and an excellent spread of recreational facilities, including a spa with massage treatment rooms, water sports, and an outdoor pool, Jacuzzi and sun lounge deck.

Le Duc de Praslin Hotel is a very suitable choice for couples and families, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time. A wide variety of offsite excursions can be arranged from the hotel including visits to Vallee de Mai and other nearby islands and both cars and bicycles can be hired giving guests freedom to explore the island independently.

Swimming Pool
Yes
Air Conditioning
Yes
Rooms
28
Facilities

Private bathrooms, restaurant, bar, lounge, LCD TV, ceiling fan, tea and coffee facilities, hair dryer, mini-bar, direct dial telephone, safety deposit box, patio, free parking, library, swimming pool and laundry service.

Local Wildlife

The gardens surrounding the hotel are home to over 100 species of orchid and six giant tortoises regularly come to feed there. The island is home to the World Heritage Site of Vallee de Mai, containing the endemic black parrot, Wright’s skink, colourful day geckos and Seychelles chameleon as well as the unique coco-de-mer palm forest.

Optional Activities

Snorkelling, diving, water sports and island exploration.

Seychelles Inner Islands

Kempinski Resort

Overview

Formerly known as the Plantation Club, the Kempinski was completely renovated but is still located on the stunning white sand beach of Baie Lazare in southern Mahe Island. The resort now offers luxury accommodation and a wide range of facilities and activities.

The accommodation comprises rooms and suites with a choice of hill, beach side, and sea view. All are spacious, with neutral colours, contemporary décor and a small living area with seating, desk and a choice of king or twin beds. Each room is also equipped with a flat screen TV, iPod dock, tea and coffee facility and a private bathroom. Air- conditioning is provided in the public areas and there is complimentary WiFi available throughout the hotel.

The resort has two restaurants: Café Lazare, named after the French explorer Le Capitaine Lazare Picau, serves buffet breakfasts and dinners and has an a la carte menu for lunch. The L’IndoChine restaurant offers a fine dining experience with delicious seafood its speciality. There are also two cocktail bars, communal lounges and a near Olympic-sized infinity pool and separate children’s pool. Other facilities at the resort include two tennis courts, business centre, gym and a spa offering a full range of treatments. Recreational activities available from or near to the resort include kayaking, mountain biking, volleyball, golf, diving and snorkelling (which can be done straight from the beach).

Swimming Pool
Yes
Air Conditioning
Yes
Rooms
150
Facilities

Private bathrooms, restaurant, lounge, bar, swimming pool, gym, spa, massage treatment, tennis court, business centre, children’s pool, flat screen TV, iPod dock, tea and coffee facility, air conditioning, free WiFi, laundry service, luggage storage, room service and currency exchange.

Optional Activities

Snorkeling, diving, swimming, walking, tennis, kayaking, mountain biking, volleyball, golf and use of spa facilities.

Seychelles Inner Islands

Fleur De Lys

Overview

Fleur De Lys is a small self-catering hotel on the western tip of compact and friendly La Digue island. Scot/Seychellois-owned, the hotel is on the edge of the local village and is a short walk or cycle ride from quiet beaches, shallow reefs and native tropical forest. Fleur De Lys does not set out to offer luxury but does provide very private, comfortable and well equipped self-catering bungalows with excellent service from the staff and a helpful, friendly atmosphere.

There are just eight charming bungalows – all decorated in light and neutral colours – with separate bedroom, open plan living room and kitchenette, and modern bathroom with solar powered hot water. The bungalows have air-conditioning (charges may apply) as well as private verandahs and safety deposit boxes. Other facilities include a communal guest lounge, day room and laundry service. Bicycles are available to hire and are an excellent way to explore the island. There is no restaurant on site but fresh, hearty breakfasts can be delivered to your bungalow if requested the day before. There are several good restaurants and shops within walking or cycling distance.

The hotel can arrange boat trips around the island with the possibility for snorkelling. All-day boat outings are also possible, stopping at the beautiful Sister Island for a BBQ lunch and some wonderful snorkelling off Felicite where green and hawksbill turtles cad be seen in season.

Swimming Pool
No
Air Conditioning
Yes
Rooms
8
Facilities

Private bathrooms, air-conditioning (fee payable), kitchenette, communal lounge, safety deposit box and bicycle hire (fee).

Optional Activities

Boat trips, snorkelling, scuba diving, cycling and walking on La Digue Island.

Route Map

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Le Duc de Praslin: -4.315042, 55.743176
Kempinsky Resort: -4.755815, 55.475721
Fleur de Lys: -4.352306, 55.827858

Departure Dates

This tour has no set departure date and can be tailored to suit your travel requirements. Contact us for more details.

Travel Information

Are International Flights Included?

No. Please contact us for a quote if required.

Flight Info:

Fly BA's new twice-weekly direct, non-stop service from Heathrow to Mahe. You can also choose Emirates from Heathrow or certain regional airports via Dubai to Mahe. Air France via Paris and Etihad via Abu Dhabi are also possible.

Best Visited:

January to January

Are you ATOL Registered?

Yes. This means we are legally able to book your international flights in conjunction with your ground arrangements so you can book with us with complete confidence. Read more about our ATOL license here.

Alan Godwin

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding this Tour, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

Thank you for all your excellent coordination of the multi travel and island hopping. We really enjoyed the wildlife experience offered by the Seychelles. [Your representatives] were very good in their arrangements and organisation locally.

Dr & Mrs M - Cambridgeshire