Scintillating Seychelles
Day 1 : India – Mahe - Praslin
Arrive in Mahé and transfer to the jetty for your 1 hr ferry ride to the pristine island of Praslin. Meet and greet at the Praslin Pier and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Meals: Breakfast
(The regular check-in time for all hotels is 2.00pm. Early check-in is subject to availability)
Accommodation : Dhevatara Beach Hotel, Praslin / Garden Villa


Day 2 : Tour of Praslin & La Digue Islands

Named after one of the vessels in explorer Marion Dufresne's fleet, La Digue is the fourth largest island of the Seychelles group. Here, time stands still; with an area of 10.1 square mile and a population of just over 2000 and a rich flora, La Digue is home to one of the rarest birds on earth - the Paradise Flycatcher. Known for preserving traditions, the island's 'trademark' is the must-visit l'Union Estate, still sporting its traditional coconut oil mill, the old copra kiln and a fine colonial house set amongst vanilla and coconut plantations. As you stroll along, pet the gentle giant land tortoises before settling down on the picturesque Anse Source d'Argent, voted as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Set against exceptional rock formation, the place remains a source of inspiration for artistes and will simply take your breath away. Relax and take memorable pictures of one of the few natural places in the world where you can hear your heart beating!

With over 7000 inhabitants, the island, second largest of the archipelago covers an area of over 37sqm. Named after Le Duc de Praslin, a French Minister, the isle of Praslin boasts one of UNESCO's World Heritage sites, the renowned Vallée de Mai, believed to be the original 'Garden of Eden'. As you stroll through this amazing forest, meet the World's biggest nut, the inspiring Coco de Mer. Your tour guide will then take you to the exquisite Anse Lazio beach which over recent years has appeared on the list of top 10 beaches in the world and has graced the front page of several publications. Your visit to these two islands will not only be a dream come true, but a memorable experience.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation : Dhevatara Beach Hotel, Praslin / Garden Villa


Day 3 : Praslin at leisure

Spend the day at leisure at one of the breath taking beaches of Mahé.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation : Dhevatara Beach Hotel, Praslin / Garden Villa


Day 4 : Praslin - Mahe

Transfer to the Four Seasons Resort & Spa. Spend the day by renting a bicycle or car and exploring the island at your own pace or you could just relax on one of the many breathtaking beaches.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation : Four Seasons Resort & Spa, Mahé / Ocean View Villa


Day 5 : Mahe City Tour

Mahé island, the largest granitic land mass of the Seychelles archipelago, covers an area of 152 square kilometres. While the most developed, the Northern coast still has towering granite Peaks, lavish vegetation, enchanting villages and splendid beaches, making Mahé renowned for the greatest contrast in scenery in the archipelago. Driving along the coastline and through the mountains, the granite boulders & greenery in contrast with the blue sea, presents striking sceneries. Discover the landmarks of Victoria, the heart of Mahé. The bustling and colourful market and kiosks present an opportunity to shop or just browse through the arrays of local spices, arts, handicraft and savouries. The Catholic Cathedral's first phase started with the construction of the vault in 1851 and is the resting ground for the first Seychellois bishop, who passed away in 2001. Seychelles's own miniature "Big Ben" marks the centre of the capital and is a remembrance of the times when the islands were under the British reign.

Learn of the origins of Seychelles settlements, culture, traditions and the islands species at the National History Museum. Visit the Botanical gardens for a precis of the flora & fauna of the Seychelles, spreading over 6 hectares sheltering 50 palm species, endemic plants, the giant tortoises, fruit bats, native and endangered birds. Drive uphill to Mission Lodge, where the ruins of the school of the children of the freed slaves are still apparent. The view points' aerial panoramic view of the intertwining hills truly is a breathtaking sight.

A proceeding drive downhill takes you along the rural southwest coast of the island & to Jardin du Roi (The Kings' garden), originally established in 1771 by Pierre Poive or "Peter Pepper" who thought the island and spot to be perfect for the cultivation of spices for trade. The re-creation of this working plantation, today, nurtures a variety of aromatic spice plants, tropical fruits, essential oil plants, endemic palms as well as a small rustic Creole restaurant, making use of the large variety of fresh spices and seasonal fruits to produce mouth watering dishes.
Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation : Four Seasons Resort & Spa, Mahé / Ocean View Villa


Day 6 : Coral Reef Safari

Starting with a transfer to Victoria's marina to board our catamaran, Catalina, for a trip 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.

A mouth watering buffet lunch prepared in traditional creole style is served on board. After lunch, there is ample time for marine enthusiasts to explore the reefs through the windows of our semi-submersible vessel or for those more geared to relaxation, take a swim or simply take a nap on the beach of Cerf 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.
Meals: BBQ Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation : Four Seasons Resort & Spa, Mahé / Ocean View Villa


Day 7 : Mahe – Departure

Transfer to the airport.