09:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs : Your driver will collect you from your residence/hotel in our private car.
The route around the island will include the following :
A visit to the Mahe Craft Village where you will see many handmade artefacts made by local craftsman portraying a taste of the Seychelles.
A trip through the south of the island to one of the mos beautiful beaches in the world called “Anse Soleil” where you can have a drink and a stroll on the beach.
You will then continue to “Port Glaud” which is situated on the extreme northern point of the island, with its panoramic view and beautiful secluded beaches, stopping of for any photo opportunity that you wish. The drive will take you up the “Sans Soucis” road which will take you through unique tropical fauna and pristine rain forest.
You will also make a stop at the world famous “Mission Point” which its beautiful panoramic view. This protected area was made famous when Queen Elizabeth enjoyed a cup of tea during a royal visit when the Seychelles Islands were a British colony between the periods of 1845 to 1977. There you will also see the unique “Blood Trees” as well as a large variety of exotic flowers and trees, such as the Cinnamon and Acacia trees. You will also be taken to visit the Seychelles Tea Plantation, where you can enjoy a taste of the Seychelles Vanilla tea which has a unique natural fresh taste, and you can purchase a variety of teas from the plantation centre.
13:00 : This will be a lunch time Stop for around 1 hour at a restaurant serving typical Seychellois cuisine.
After lunch you will be taken to Victoria the Capital of Mahe Island, which is one of the smallest capital towns in the world. This is where you will see an identical but miniaturized working of London’s “Big Ben” clock tower as a centerpiece of the town. This is a striking aspect of this town’s historic colonial past.
You will be taken to visit Victoria Market, which is the thriving and bustling heart of Victoria. This market is full of colour, from its fish stand selling vast array of ” catches of the day” from the local fishermen, to a multitude market stalls selling locally grown spices and vegetables. This is where you will also experience the warmth and friendliness of the Seychellois people as they go around their business. On the first floor of the market there are a multitude of local shops selling all types of local souvenirs and garments.
Your trip also includes a stop at the Botanical Gardens (entrance fee not included) where you can see a vast array of trees and fauna that are endemic to the Seychelles, as well as see the local Land Tortoise residents !
Your drive will also include a drive along the northern coastal road where a stop will be at the Seychelles Perfume Factory, after which your drive will continue along this picturesque road up to the world famous Beauvallon Beach where there will be a stop for a drink (drinks not included) and a stroll on the beach.
Around 16:00 our driver will take to the Airport for you to catch yourl flight to Praslin. If you wish to take the Ferry then we would need to change the itenerary to fit around the Ferry times to Praslin, where you will spend the night at a local reasonably priced hotel.
Visit to the Perlier Farm, (Black Pearl Factory) where clams and pearls are exhibited in display cases so that visitors can observe, amongst other aspects, the different sizes and varieties of pearls. You can also learn about the formation, growing and valuation of pearls. There are several varieties of clams that can be seen being cultured in large open air shallow pools and visitors will be shown the methods that are used for the process of farming pearls, including the formation of pearls by inserting a foreign object into the oyster. There is also a gift shop where pearls, jewellery and other souvenirs can be bought
This is followed by a visit to the Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, which is one of the Seychelles’ two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This stunningly beautiful preserved ancient forest is home to the unique and wondrous Coco de Mer Palm, which has the largest seed in the world, plenty of exotic birds such as the elusive Black Parrot, numerous plant, insect and reptile species, where many of these are endemic and found nowhere else in the world.
Stop to enjoy a lovely creole lunch at a nice restaurant.
After lunch, your guide will take you to Anse Lazio Beach, which has the reputation of being one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, with its pristine clear waters and fine white sand. This is a very calm and scenic place, with lots of shade and is the best place to relax, have a swim and enjoy the beautiful sand, sea and rock formations.
Transfer back to your Hotel
Finish Time – 16:00 hrs
Fees for entrance to the Black Pearl Farm and the Vallee de Mai are not included in the price, but of course, if you would like us to include these charges, we are happy to do this at exactly the price of the entrance fees, no more. Please advise us of your choice.
This tour comprises of a minimum charge of 2 people.
Maximum occupancy per car : 4 adults, or 3 adults & 1 child, or 2 adults & 2 children
This excursion includes :
Pick up from your residence/hotel
Personal assistance from our drivers on Mahe & Praslin
Transportation to Praslin by Air or Ferry (depending on what you have chosen)
Personal assistance from our driver throughout the tours
Back the next day from Praslin to Mahe by Ferry or by Air
Drop off back to your residence/hotel
The excursion do not include :
Entrance fees to Seychelles Tea Plantation, the Botanical Gardens and the Vallee de Mai (to be paid directly at entrance). If you would like the driver to accompany you, you would need to pay for his entrance.
Soft or alcoholic drinks are not included at any venue but bottled water is provided in the cars
Lunch/meal costs are not included