Arrive at Mahe airport. Transfer to hotel. Mahe is the most populated island in Seychelles, and also the largest granitic island in the Seychelles archipelago. The Seychelles islands are unique in that they are the only oceanic granitic islands in the world. Mahé, also known as Mayyazhi, is a town on the southwest coast. Its French colonial heritage is reflected in buildings like the Government House.
On your second day on Mahe, take a bit of your day to explore the capital of Seychelles – Victoria. This is the smallest capital in the world, so it won’t take you too long to explore. Highlights include the colorful central market and the clock tower in the center of town. There’s also a small but very interesting natural history museum. Walk on a mountain road. Visit beautiful tea gardens. Evening back to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Explore the south of the island, visit Craft Village. This is also a good opportunity to chat with the local people. Drive to “Plaine St. Andre” is the Takamaka Rum Distillery, which produces the island’s famous rum. Further drive down the Grand Police road, past Anse Intendance, and exploring more of the three beaches down here – Anse Bazarca, Anse Petit Police, and Anse Grand Police.
The morning takes the early morning ferry across to Praslin (the main ferry provider is Cat Cocos). This takes around an hour and leaves from the Inter-Island ferry port in Victoria. Arrive & check-in hotel. Later visit fantastic Vallee de Mai, one of the world’s best beaches. This is a UNESCO world heritage site and the major tourist attraction on the island. Here, one of the Seychelle’s most unique endemic plants grows – the giant Coco de Mer palm. These trees, which grow as either a male or a female, have the world’s largest nut. Inside the nut, you can find the world’s largest seed – which takes up to seven years to germinate! Note that the nuts are fully protected, so don’t try to take one home with you. Later visit one of the most famous of these is Anse Lazio, which regularly tops lists of the best beaches in the world.
After breakfast take a day trip to Curieuse. An appealing island for many visitors is Curieuse as this is the best place to meet the Aldabra Giant Land Tortoise. This is a massive tortoise species, endemic to Seychelles, which can grow to an excess of 600lb and 200 years in age. Wildlife lovers, and in particular bird lovers, may also want to visit Cousine, as this is an excellent place to see a number of the birds of Seychelles, including the Seychelles Magpie Robin, Fairy terns, white-tailed tropicbirds, and more.
Today is a free day for your individual activities. You can just relax on beach.
Transfer to Mahe Airport for your return flight.