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Excursions in the Seychelles

Tourists come to the island of Mahe to enjoy exotic nature: picturesque views, beaches, animals, plants and colorful marine life.

It is problematic to get vivid impressions exclusively from the hotel window, so you should go on excursions, the choice of which is very wide.

PRASLIN ISLAND

It is the second largest island of the Seychelles archipelago, located about 47 km from Mahe. Praslin is known worldwide. In the 19th century, pirates regularly landed on its shores, so it is possible that a real treasure is buried somewhere.

In the depths of the island, in the Vallee de Mai valley, the only prehistoric forest on the planet, which is a national park, has been preserved. Rare species of fauna live in it, for example, a black parrot, and also the palm of Coco de Mer grows, which has become the calling card of the Seychelles.

In addition to the coconut plantation, tourists can visit the vanilla and cinnamon factories, see how spices are collected and processed.

How to get from Mahe:
On a ferryboat. Travel time is 1.5 hours.

With excursion prices:

adult – from 100 €
child – from 50 €.
The duration of the tour is 6-8 hours.

LA DIGE ISLAND

This Seychelles pearl lies about 6.5 km from Praslin. In the forests of the island, the rarest bird of paradise flycatcher lives, which is considered a great luck to see.

In Union State Park, you can see how they make copra, make coconut oil and process vanilla. There is also a plantation house, made in the colonial style.

Be sure to inspect the granite boulder of gigantic dimensions. It is believed that its age is about 800 million years, and it appeared as a result of tectonic activity of the Earth.

Horse riding is also available.

How to get there:
On a ferry with Mahe. Travel time is 3 hours.

On a boat from Praslin. Travel time is 30 minutes.

As part of the excursion group with Mahe prices:

adult – from 120 €
child – from 60 €
From Praslin price:

adult – from 80 €
child – from 40 €
The duration of the tour is 6-8 hours.

PRASLIN ISLAND + LA DIG

A double excursion allows you to explore the beauty of both islands in 1 day.

In Praslin, tourists are expected to hike in the May Valley, snow-white beaches. La Digue provides a visit to a coconut farm and a stay on the famous Anse Sourz Darjan beach.

How to get from Mahe:
Alone by ferry or plane

As part of the excursion group prices:

adult – from 170 €
child – from 80 €.
The duration of the tour is 10 hours.

BIRD ISLAND

It got its name because of the black terns that nest here from May to September. The population of birds exceeds a million. Previously, a large number of sea cows lived in the local waters, which is why the island was called cow. These majestic animals have disappeared, giving way to new species.

A coral reef, full of colorful fish, stretches from east to south of the coast.

How to get from Mahe:
Alone from the port of Victoria by ferry. Travel time is 6-8 hours.

With a tour by plane. Flight time is 40 minutes.

Rates:

for 2 adults – 570 €
child – 195 €.
The duration of the tour is 6-7 hours or a whole day with an overnight stay in one of the 24 villas on the island.

MARINE SAFARI ON THE ROUND ISLAND

This excursion will appeal to fans of marine life. The round island is part of St. Anne’s National Park. Through the transparent bottom of the boat you can get acquainted with the ichthyofauna without soaking your feet. Feeding fish is fun for both children and adults.

Swimming with fins and a mask, as well as scuba diving will allow you to see exotic diversity from a minimum distance. A Creole-style lunch on the island completes an eventful day.

How to get from Mahe:
Only as part of the tour prices:

adult – from 110 €
child – from 65 €.
The duration of the tour is a whole day.

SAINT ANNA SEA NATIONAL PARK

This sightseeing tour includes swimming with fins and a mask on the coral atolls, as well as a visit to several islands. The most popular is Muayen with a population of 2 people. This miniature piece of land is private property. It was once bought by Mr. Grimshaw, who turned a deserted island into his own paradise. He planted several hundred trees, laid cozy paths, created comfortable living conditions for birds and animals, including giant turtles. After the death of an enthusiast in 2012, his work was continued by the heirs.

How to get from Mahe:
Only as part of the tour prices:

adult – from 150 €
child – from 80 €
The duration of the tour is 7-8 hours.

SEA WALK ON THE ISLANDS OF CUZIN, CURIERES AND SAINT-PIERRE

Curieuse is named after the ship, the captain of which discovered this island in 1768. A small plot of land is famous for giant sea turtles and lush tropical vegetation.

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