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Garden of Eden Cruise - SEYCHELLES

Categories:

  • Cruises
  • Africa

Price:

From $2,685

Stay:

7 nights

Travel Dates:

Saturday 6th of May 2017 until Saturday 28th of October 2017

Description:

Garden of Eden Cruise - 8 Days / 7 Nights - Round trip from Mahe - from $2865 per person.

• Mahe (Victoria) • St. Anne Island • Curieuse • Cousin Island • Anse Lazio (Praslin) • Aride • St. Pierre Island • Baie St. Anne (Praslin) • Felicite Island • La Digue • Moyenne Island

Aboard the M/Y Pegasus, hop from island to island in this unspoilt paradise and visit islands which will capture your senses. There is so much to see and do here! Discover amazing fauna and flora or snorkel or dive and watch an amazing underwater world. You can walk into centuries old rainforests with unique species of wildlife and sight the rare black parrots, the world famous Coco de Mer palm trees or giant land tortoises. You'll soon see that discovering the Seychelles is best done by small ship!

Itinerary:

Day 1 (Saturday): Mahe/Victoria (Inter island Quay) > St. Anne Embarkation 3.00pm - 4.00pm. After the welcome cocktail and safety drill, we leave Port Victoria and sail to nearby St. Anne for a refreshing swim stop off the ship. Overnight at anchor near St. Anne. Welcome dinner.

Day 2 (Sunday): St. Anne > Curieuse We leave St. Anne island early in the morning to reach Curieuse. This morning we visit this uninhabited island, once a leper colony and home to giant tortoises. Our walking excursion with a park guide will bring us to the farm, along mangrove forests. Later we return to the beach for a BBQ under the trees. In the afternoon you can enjoy the beach and sea activities. Overnight at anchor.

Day 3 (Monday): Curieuse > Cousin island > Anse Lazio In the morning we sail for Cousin island. Optional excursion to the Bird Sanctuary which is in the care Bird Life International. A quarter million birds breed on Cousin which also has several nesting beaches for turtles. Later in the afternoon we reach Anse Lazio. In the afternoon we sail to Anse Lazio, Praslin, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Time for water sports, snorkelling or optional diving. Evening at anchor.

Day 4 (Tuesday): Anse Lazio > Aride > St. Pierre > Baie St. Anne/Praslin In the morning we leave for Aride. Our optional excursion will take you all the way to the top of the island for an amazing view. The island is home to the Wright's gardenia found nowhere else on earth and to bird species like the Audubon's shearwater, the Seychelles warbler. At noon we sail for St. Pierre island. We reach St. Pierre after lunch for a 3 hour snorkeling and swimming stop. At sunset, we leave St. Pierre to sail into Baie St. Anne, Praslin. Overnight at dock. Creole night.

Day 5 (Wednesday): Baie St. Anne, Praslin > Felicite > La Digue Baie St. Anne, Praslin. Optional excursion to the famous Vallee de Mai Reserve, a World Heritage site. You will explore the pathways under tall palm trees which produce the famous Coco de Mer and you might sight a black parrot only found in Praslin. Afternoon sailing to Felicite for swimming, snorkelling or optional diving excursion on this uninhabited island. Evening sailing to La Digue. Evening arrival at La Digue. Anchor in front of the Port. Overnight.

Day 6 (Thursday): La Digue > Moyenne Island Half day excursion in La Digue, the most photographed and quaint community in the Seychelles. Our optional excursion will take us by bus to the Veuve Nature Reserve and through Union Plantation to l' Anse Source d' Argent beach. Arrival at L' Union Estate and tour of the copra kiln, traditional coconut oil mill and the colonial plantation house. Time at Anse Source D' Argent one of the most magnificent beaches in the world. Marvel at some of Seychelles most impressive rock formations "“ truly unique, whilst enjoying a refreshment. Time for hunting souvenirs at La Passe, the islands main village, before returning to the ship. Late afternoon sailing to Moyenne island, opposite Mahe. Evening arrival at Moyenne. Overnight at anchor.

Day 7 (Friday): Moyenne island > Mahe > Inter Island Quay Short guiding around the island and time for swim. Beach BBQ on the island. This is a last opportunity for snorkelling and swimming. We leave Moyenne Island for Mahe's Victoria Port in the afternoon. Late afternoon, we reach the Inter island Quay, Mahe. Captain's Farewell Dinner with live music and dancing. Overnight in Mahe.

Day 8 (Saturday): Mahe (Victoria) Disembarkation 9.00am to 10.00 am.

Includes: • Tailor-made journey • 7 nights' accommodation in double or twin cabins with private bathroom & air conditioning • American buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily • Welcome Cocktail • Creole Night • Fun BBQ (weather permitting) • Captain's Dinner • Regular (filter) coffee, tea and still mineral water free all day • Use of fishing and snorkeling equipment • Multilingual Cruise Escort • VAT

Not included:  • Beverages (except coffee, tea & mineral water) • Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements • Medical expenses • Crew tips • Passenger personal expenses (laundry, spa, boutique items) • Conservation fees & Other Port Charges • WiFi (available at a charge)

Departures:

May 6, 13, 20, 27
Jun 3, 10, 17, 24
Jul 29
Aug 5, 12, 19, 26
Sep 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Oct 7, 14, 21, 28

Booking conditions: 25% deposit is required upon confirmation of reservation.

Note:  It is our policy to present the cost of our flights & holidays inclusive of all airport and government charges. Please accept however that these charges are not within our control, therefore we reserve the right to pass on any increase. Travel agent professional service fees where charged, will be additional to the advertised prices.

 

 

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