Seychelles is a member of the African Union, the Southern African Development Community, the Commonwealth of Nations, and the United Nations. After proclamation of independence from the United Kingdom in 1976, Seychelles has developed from a largely agricultural society to a market-based diversified economy, with agriculture being supplanted by rapidly rising service and public sectors as well as tourism.
(5 Nights / 6 Days)
Day 1: Mahe
Welcome to Mahe for a leisure day
Welcome to Mahe and spend a leisure day on the island by exploring the beaches & trying the various water sports.
A warm reception awaits you as you land at the Aeroport de la pointe Larue in Mahe. The agent’s representative will escort you to your hotel for check-in.
This day is offered to you at leisure. You can head out to explore the island on your own or indulge in water activities. The hotel reception will provide you with details and best offers for the water sports.
After an eventful day on the island, head back to the hotel. Enjoy dinner and night stay at the hotel.
Optional: Choose from a long list of water sports - scuba diving, snorkeling, glass bottom boat riding, surfing, sailing, & paragliding.
Day 2: Mahe
Explore the various tourist attractions of Mahe as you take the sightseeing tour of the island.
Have breakfast at the Mahé hotel and proceed for a sightseeing tour of the island. The various attractions covered in this Seychelles tour package include Clock Tower, Sans Souci Mission Lodge, Le Jardin Du Roi Spice Garden, and Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
After lunch at a local restaurant, you will be taken to the beautiful Anse Royale beach. Thereafter, you will be taken for a tour of the Artisanal Craft Village. Retire to the hotel in the evening for dinner and night stay.
Day 3: Praslin
Proceed to Praslin after two eventful days on the Mahe island.
After breakfast at the Mahe hotel, you will be taken to the Inter Island Quay for a ferry transfer to your next destination - Praslin. Check into the hotel at Praslin. Spend a day at leisure on the island before retiring to the hotel for dinner and night stay.
Optional: Try snorkeling & scuba diving at the White Tip Diving Centre
Day 4: Praslin
Visit the beaches of the island and explore this destination on your own.
The Seychelles tour package offers a day at leisure on the Praslin island to explore the beaches of the island. After breakfast, head out to the beautiful Anse Lazio & Anse Georgette beaches. Spend a day relaxing at the beaches.
Have lunch at a local eatery and spend the evening at the local markets. Head back to the hotel for dinner and night stay.
Day 5: UNESCO
Proceed for a half-day tour of the Vallee de Mai nature reserve - a UNESCO world heritage site.
Begin the day in the beautiful destination with a delicious breakfast Thereafter, proceed for a Vallee de Mai tour. The tour takes about half a day. You will get to see some of the most primitive plant & animal species in this UNESCO world heritage site.
After the tour of the nature reserve, the rest of the day is offered at rest. Shopping at the local markets and visiting the beaches of the island are some of the options to spend this leisure time. After a beautiful day on the island, head back to the hotel for dinner and night stay.
Day 6: Back to Mahe
As the Seychelles tour draws its end, head back to Mahe for shopping and return flight.
Wake up to a beautiful morning and have breakfast at the Praslin hotel. Check-out and proceed to the ferry terminal for a catamaran ferry back to Mahe.
On the Mahé island, spend time in the Victoria market. You can buy souvenirs from the local shops here. Later, you will be taken to the airport for your return flight. This concludes your trip to Seychelles.
(7 Nights / 8 Days)
Day 1: Transfer to Praslin and explore Praslin
You will fly into Mahe Airport. From here, you can take a short flight or hop on a ferry to get to Praslin, the first island on your itinerary of Seychelles. Praslin boasts of some of the most gorgeous beaches in the world, so make sure you put it o your itinerary.
This is your first day in Seychelles, so take your time to acquaint yourself with the air of a new country. Once you arrive in Praslin, check into your hotel. We chose Hotel Le Duc de Praslin because of its proximity to the iconic Cote d’Or Beach and really enjoyed our stay. The boutique hotel has a laid-back and casual vibe and boasts of some of the most popular restaurants and bars on the entire island. You can read a detailed review of Hotel Le Duc de Praslin in our article on choosing accommodation in Seychelles. If you want to stay at a more luxurious property in Praslin, then look up Raffles Praslin. If you want something that is cheaper, then check out Acajou Hotel or AirBnB.
Irrespective of where you choose to stay, make sure you make your way to Cote d’Or Beach in the afternoon. Drink in the views and have a light lunch at the famous Cafe des Arts restaurant. Then make your way to yet another spectacular beach, Anse Lazio for sunset. After this, you could head back to your hotel for dinner. If you enjoy seafood, you could also try Les Rochers Restaurant for a special (but expensive!) meal. It offers a delectable range of crustacean delicacies – we loved their crab soup and grilled lobster. All this whilst you enjoy the sound of waves a few feet away from you.
Day 2: Take a day trip to La Digue
The sylvan island of La Digue is just a short ferry ride away from Praslin. Have a relaxed breakfast and head out to the jetty to board the ferry. Once you’re in La Digue, rent a bicycle from Tati’s Bicycle Rental close to the jetty and explore the island’s bucolic by lanes and beaches. We suggest heading to the Northern side of the island and exploring beaches such as Anse Severe on your bikes if you want a gentle bike ride.
If you want a longer bike ride or a guided tour, then head to the amazing beaches and reserves that are further away from La Digue’s Pier. Grand Anse and Anse Source d’Árgent have sparkling blue waters and white powdery beaches dotted with Seychelles’ characteristic black rocks. Lunion Estate offers visitors the opportunity to visit a plantation house or make friends with giant tortoises. If you’re into bird watching, then make sure to visit Veuve Reserve.
Return your bikes and have a quick meal at the adjacent Fishtrap restaurant (they do amazing salads and curries!) before heading back to your hotel in Praslin.
Day 3: Visit Fond Ferdinand and transfer to Mahe
It’s time to hop onto yet another island with your luggage in tow. But not before a pitstop at Fond Ferdinand’s nature trail. The infamous Coco de Mer is rare and precious. You can see it in its natural habitat and learn more about it at Fond Ferdinand. Don’t miss this opportunity as Coco de Mer is native to the Seychelles archipelago and can only be found in Seychelles. You can take a short walk in the plantation or hike all the way to the top for a gorgeous panoramic view. This takes about 3 hours.
Once you’re exhausted head back to your car. You will reach Praslin’s jetty within minutes. Take the ferry back to Mahe. Once you are in Mahe, check into your hotel. There is a range of hotels to suit both mid-range and luxury travellers in Mahe. We chose Hilton Northolme Resort and Spa. The intimate hotel is built at a historic site and has a gorgeous infinity pool and scenic restaurants. We had an amazing time there and were reluctant to leave ;-). Check out our article on accommodation in Seychelles for a detailed review. If you prefer a mid-range hotel, you should check out Coral Strand Hotel in Mahe.
Day 4: Relax in Mahe and indulge in water sports
All the day trips and plantation visits are bound to leave you exhausted. Spend a relaxed day walking by the beach, snorkelling, or diving in Seychelles’ gorgeous waters. Most hotels can arrange water sports for guests. Spend the evening lazing around the pool as you sip on cocktails. If you really want to unwind, get a rejuvenating massage.
Day 5: Go on a long hike and explore Victoria
Brace yourself for an early wake up call. Day 5 is reserved for a quick breakfast followed by a long and scenic hike. There are a number of nature trails in Mahe and you can choose one based on your fitness level. We chose the challenging Copolia Trail. On a sunny day, the hike to the top is strenuous and rewarding in equal measures. You might sweat bucketloads on the way up but fret not – stunning panoramas await. Take your time to absorb the gorgeous view of tiny islands, ringed by cerulean waters. Count the shades of blue as you gather your breath for the hike back to the starting point.
Spend your afternoon exploring Victoria, the capital city of Seychelles – walk by colourful houses, pick up conversations with locals, buy tidbits from tiny shops crammed with wares, or just observe locals go about their lives as you sample a creole curry or two at a local restaurant. Spend a relaxed evening and make sure you opt for a romantic dinner overlooking the Indian Ocean.
Day 6 & 7: Transfer to Silhouette Island and enjoy island life
Seychelles is ideal for honeymoons and romantic getaways. Spend the last two days of your holiday in Seychelles in a luxurious oasis. If you’re celebrating a once-in-a-lifetime occasion and want something supremely special, then look up the private island resorts such as North Island Luxury Lodge or Six Senses Zil Payson.
But if you want a popular yet luxurious stay, then Hilton Labriz Resort and Spa is ideal. We chose it because it has won several awards for being the best island hideaway in the Indian Ocean. You can read details about our stay at Hilton Labriz in our article on where to stay in Seychelles. Irrespective of where you choose to stay, spend days 6 & 7 biking around tiny islands, snorkelling and diving in crystal clear waters, sailing in the Indian Ocean on a sunset cruise, and devouring flavourful creole meals. This romantic island utopia will leave you sun-kissed and blissed out
Day 8: Transfer to Mahe and flight back home
I know we all hate it when holidays end but end they must. It’s time to take the ferry back to Mahe and hop on the flight back home. If you have some time to while away before your flight just take a cab to Eden Island – the man made island is home to a host of great eateries and cafés. Chatterbox offers a range of smoothies and coffees in a hip setting. For a scrumptious sea facing meal, try Bravo. The open-air restaurant offers some delicious salads and grilled meats.