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Seychelles Island Explorer

Seychelles

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  • Top Performer Top performer
  • VIP travel service VIP door to door
  • Small Group < 14 Small Group 14 or less
  • Breakfasts and more All breakfasts and more

Cruise from one paradise island to the next in search of the Seychelles' fascinating flora and fauna

The Seychelles are the epitome of paradise, with powder-soft sands and sapphire-blue seas. Yet the islands, and waters that surround them, are home to fascinating wildlife, much of it unique. As part of a small group discover more with visits to protected habitats and opportunities to swim or snorkel from some of the most beautiful beaches in the world…

Including...

2 nights in a hotel, 7 nights aboard M/Y Pegasus and 1 in flight

24 meals: 9 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L) and 9 dinners (D)

Excursions and visits

  • Swimming and snorkelling from your motor yacht
  • Nature walk on Curieuse
  • Discover the beautiful beach of Anse Lazio on Praslin
  • Explore the uninhabited island of Felicite
  • Sightseeing in Victoria
  • A short guided tour around Moyenne Island
10 Nights

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Day 1 UK-Dubai-Seychelles

Palm tree

After taking Saga's included UK door-to-door travel service, depart for your overnight flight to the Seychelles via Dubai.


Day 2 Mahé

Aerial view of the Seychelles

Arrive on the island of Mahé and transfer to the locally rated 4-star Crown Beach Hotel, which enjoys an unspoilt location beside beautiful Pointe Au Sel beach. Stay the next two nights. D

Pointe au Sel beach Mahe Seychelles Africa

Day 3 Mahé

Spend the day relaxing on the secluded beach, swimming in the outdoor pool, or trying some of the hotel's water activities. Alternatively, you may like to join an optional excursion… B, D



Optional excursions

The south of Mahé features some of the island's prettiest beaches, and the mainly pastoral landscape is punctuated with traditional villages and dramatic hills dotted in luxuriant tropical forest.

Mahe
Mahe Mahe Seychelles Africa

Day 4 Mahe to St Anne Island

Mahe

Join an included morning sightseeing tour to the island's capital, Victoria. Travel to the quay where M/Y Pegasus (4anchor) awaits. There will be a welcome cocktail on board after you cruise to nearby St Anne Island, where you'll moor overnight and enjoy a welcome dinner. B, D

Victoria Mahe Seychelles Africa St Anne Island Africa

Day 5 St Anne Island to Curieuse

Curieuse

Early this morning, cruise to the island of Curieuse. Once a leper colony, this small island is now a strictly protected part of the Marine Park, and home to a wild population of approximately 250 Giant Tortoises. Explore the old turtle farm and mangrove forests as you wind your way along the nature trails with a park guide. After a barbecue under the trees, spend a leisurely afternoon on the beach. Your ship will remain moored here overnight. B, L, D

Curieuse Seychelles Africa Africa

Day 6 Curieuse to Cousin Island to Anse Lazio, Praslin

Ciusin Island birdlife

You'll sail to Cousin Island, where an included excursion explores the bird sanctuary. This afternoon, head to Anse Lazio on the island of Praslin where M/Y Pegasus will drop anchor for the night. This is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world – perfect for relaxing before the sun sets. B, L, D

Bird Sanctuary Cousin Island Seychelles Africa Africa Praslin Island

Day 7 Anse Lazio, Praslin to Aride to St Pierre to Baie St Anne, Praslin

Aride

This morning you'll cruise to Aride – a dedicated nature reserve which has one of the most important sea bird populations in the Indian Ocean. Home to 18 native bird species – five of which can only be found on the Seychelles – there is also indigenous flora, including the Wright's gardenia. Perhaps join a walk to the top of the island for amazing views. This afternoon, leave Aride, pausing at St Pierre before continuing to Baie St Anne on the island of Praslin. Tonight enjoy a Creole night on board. B, L, D

Aride Island Seychelles Africa Africa Praslin Island

Day 8 Baie St Anne, Praslin to Felicite to La Digue

Praslin

Spend the morning at leisure. Perhaps join an optional excursion to the Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve – home to an abundance of Coco de Mer trees. If you are very lucky, you may spot one of the rarest birds in the world too, the Black Parrot. After a guided tour you'll continue to beautiful Cote d'Or beach for a swim before you head back to your ship. This afternoon M/Y Pegasus makes her way to the uninhabited island of Felicite, where you can snorkel. This evening you'll sail to La Digue, where you'll moor for the night. B, L, D

La Digue La Digue Seychelles Africa Africa

Day 9 La Digue to Moyenne Island

La Digue

Morning at leisure. Perhaps discover La Digue's traditional community, with ox carts and bicycles used as the main mode of transport. Alternatively you might like to join an optional excursion travelling by ox-cart to L'Union Estate where you'll see how coconut meat is dried and how coconut oil is milled. You then continue to Anse Source d'Argent – a magnificent beach which features unique rock formations – and finish your trip hunting for souvenirs in the village of La Passe. Return to your ship which heads for Moyenne Island this afternoon, and remains moored here overnight. B, L, D

Moyenne Seychelles Africa Africa

Day 10 Moyenne Island to Mahé

Mahe

Today there will be a short guided tour around the island, and some free time for swimming. Enjoy a barbecue lunch on the beach before you board M/Y Pegasus for the final time, and sail back to Mahé's Victoria port. This evening there's live music on board during the Captain's farewell dinner. B, L, D

Victoria Mahe Seychelles Africa Mahe Africa

Day 11 Mahé-Dubai-UK

Disembark your ship and travel to the airport for your return flight via Dubai. Arrive in the UK for your included UK door-to-door travel service home. B



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