Mahé renowned for the greatest contrast in scenery in the archipelago. Discover the landmarks of Victoria, the heart of Mahé. The bustling and colorful market and kiosks present an opportunity to shop or just browse through the arrays of local spices, arts, handicraft and savories. The view points’ aerial panoramic view of the intertwining hills truly is a breathtaking sight.
Seychelles International Airport – Hotel ( Mahe Island )
Welcome to Seychelles. Upon arrival at the Airport you will be met by our local representative who will transfer you to Mahe island hotel.
Mahe island, the largest granitic land mass of the Seychelles archipelago, covers an area of 152 square kilometers. While the most developed, the Northern coast still has towering granite Peaks lavish vegetation, enchanting villages and splendid beaches which makes, making Mahé renowned for the greatest contrast in scenery in the archipelago. Driving along the coastline and through the mountains, the granite boulders & greenery in contrast with the blue sea, presents striking sceneries. Discover the landmarks of Victoria, the heart of Mahé. The bustling and colorful market and kiosks present an opportunity to shop or just browse through the arrays of local spices, arts, handicraft and savories. The Catholic Cathedral’s first phase started with the construction of the vault in 1851 and is the resting ground for the first Seychellois bishop, who passed away in 2001. Seychelles’s own miniature “Big Ben” marks the centre of the capital and is a remembrance of the times when the islands were under the British reign.
Learn of the origins of Seychelles settlements, culture, traditions and the islands species at the National History Museum. Visit the Botanical gardens for a précis of the flora & fauna of the Seychelles, spreading over 6 hectares sheltering 50 palm species, endemic plants, the giant tortoises, fruit bats, native and endangered birds. Drive uphill to Mission Lodge, where the ruins of the school of the children of the freed slaves are still apparent. The view points’ aerial panoramic view of the intertwining hills truly is a breathtaking sight.
A proceeding drive downhill takes you along the rural southwest coast of the island & to Jardin du Roi (The Kings’ garden), originally established in 1771 by Pierre Poive or “Peter Pepper” who thought the island and spot to be perfect for the cultivation of spices for trade. The re-creation of this working plantation, today, nurtures a variety of aromatic spice plants, tropical fruits, essential oil plants, endemic palms as well as a small rustic Creole restaurant, making use of the large variety of fresh spices and seasonal fruits to produce mouth watering dishes
With over 7000 inhabitants, the island, second largest of the archipelago covers an area of over 37sqm. Named
after Le Duc de Praslin, a French Minister, the isle of Praslin boasts one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites, the renowned Vallée de Mai, believed to be the original ‘Garden of Eden’. As you stroll through this amazing forest, meet the World’s biggest nut, the inspiring Coco de Mer. Your tour will then take you to the exquisite Anse Lazio beach which over recent years has appeared on the list of top 10 beaches in the world and has graced the front page of several publications. Your visit to these two islands will not only be a dream come true, but a
memorable experience…for you will have been seduced!
The day is free to spend as per your interests. We have nothing planned for today as far as sightseeing or activities are concerned, however your hotel accommodation remains same as chosen.
Hotel – Seychelles International Airport ( Mahe Island )
Today after breakfast , Check out from hotel and get transferred to the airport for your journey to further destination