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Secret Seychelles islands

Departure: Sunday, February 20, 2022
Nights: 12 nights
Departs: Mahe Island
Returns: Mahe Island
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Duration
12
Nights
Days at Sea
2
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Ports
11
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Countries Visted
2
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  • Itinerary

    Secret Seychelles islands

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    1 Sunday, February 20, 2022 Mahe Island, Seychelles Embark 11:00 PM
    View of Mahe Island, Seychelles

    Mahe is the largest and most important island of the Seychelles archipelago. While this spectacular island is only 27 km long it is dominated by a mountain range with its tallest peak Morne Seychellois, at 930 m in height, being central to a wonderful national park. There are also some delightful marine national parks off the island. The capital city of Victoria is small enough that it does not take too long to walk around, and this is the best way to see the city and to get a feel of the place and its people, who are often called the ‘friendliest people in the world’. Read more about Mahe Island, Seychelles

    2 Monday, February 21, 2022 Curieuse, Seychelles 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Curieuse, Seychelles

    Curieuse Island is a small granitic island in the Seychelles off the north coast of Praslin, the second largest island in the Seychelles. The island is notable for being one of only two islands native to the Coco de Mer. Today it is the home of roughly 300 Aldabra Giant Tortoises. The island is also known for giant takamaka trees, a large hawksbill turtle rookery, and several bird species including the rare Seychelles Black Parrot that is found only here and on nearby Praslin Island. Read more about Curieuse, Seychelles

    3 Tuesday, February 22, 2022 Praslin, Seychelles 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Praslin, Seychelles

    Praslin is the second largest island of the Seychelles, lying 44 km NE of Mahe. Once used as a hideaway by pirates and Arab merchants, it is now known as a tourist destination as it is home to beautiful turquoise water and white sand beaches such as Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette. There are also several very rare birds such as the endemic Seychelles Bulbub and the Seychelles Black Parrot, as well as being the only place on earth that is home to the unique Coco de Mer, a fruit from an extraordinary palm tree. Read more about Praslin, Seychelles

    3 Tuesday, February 22, 2022 Aride, Seychelles 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Aride, Seychelles

    Aride is the northernmost granitic island in the Seychelles archipelago of 115 islands. (There are two coral sand cays north of Aride: Denis and Bird.) The archipelago is set on a raised plateau in the Indian Ocean, with an average waster depth of just 60 m. Aride Island is 1.7 km E-W and 0.6 km N-S, rising to just over 100 m, and covered with a variety of palms, liana vines, and trees to the shoreline. Rangers live in half a dozen dwellings on the south side facing a sandy beach. Read more about Aride, Seychelles

    4 Wednesday, February 23, 2022 Poivre, Seychelles 12:00 AM 12:00 AM

    The Poivre (Pepper) Islands are a group of islands lying 270 km SW of the capital Victoria on Mahé, the Seychelles’ main island. They are located in the Amirante group of coral islands and atolls that belong to the Outer Islands of the Seychelles. There are four islands on the reef, the two larger islands joined at low tide by a 750 m causeway. There’s a small village on Poivre Nord for caretakers and conservationists, who also maintain the 1100 m grass airstrip that just fits across the island. Read more about Poivre, Seychelles

    5 Thursday, February 24, 2022 Alphonse, Seychelles 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Alphonse, Seychelles

    Alphonse Atoll is one of two islands in the Alphonse Group, in the Outer Islands of the Seychelles Archipelago, Western Indian Ocean. The island has fewer than 100 inhabits, and is actually 400km from Mahé, the main city and island of the Seychelles. This beautiful atoll is nearly 7km across, with a large central lagoon. Above water level is the triangular low land mass of Alphonse, sufficient for a 1220m airport runway, modern bungalows (about 40) and resort facilities. Read more about Alphonse, Seychelles

    6 Friday, February 25, 2022 At Sea
    7 Saturday, February 26, 2022 Assumption Island, Seychelles 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Assumption Island, Seychelles

    Assumption Island is a small island in the Indian Ocean north of Madagascar and is part of the country of the Seychelles. It is located about 30km southeast of the Aldabra Atoll and is part of the Aldabra Group. It is a single coral island 11 km² in area and has a small settlement on the sheltered western side, surrounded by Casuarina trees. An abandoned coconut palm plantation is just south of it. Read more about Assumption Island, Seychelles

    8 Sunday, February 27, 2022 Cosmoledo, Seychelles 12:00 AM 12:00 AM

    Cosmoledo Atoll is one of four atolls and islands (Assumption, Aldabra, Astove, and Cosmoledo) in the Aldabra Group, part of the Outer Islands of the Seychelles. Actually, Cosmoledo is far closer to Madagascar and the African mainland than to the capital, Victoria, on Mahé Island. Cosmoledo Atoll is a raised atoll with two main and about 18 smaller islets. It is 17 km long E-W and 14 km N-S. Read more about Cosmoledo, Seychelles

    9 Monday, February 28, 2022 Astove, Seychelles 12:00 AM 12:00 AM

    Astove atoll is a raised coral island enclosing a shallow lagoon. It is part of the Aldabra Group lying on the Outer Islands of Seychelles, 40 km SW of the capital Victoria, on Mahé Island. Madagascar lies 260 km to the south and mainland Africa 780 km to the west. Astove has a gently shelving rocky coastline to the east, an undercut coastline on the south-western coast and a 3km long sand beach on the north west coast. Read more about Astove, Seychelles

    10 Tuesday, March 1, 2022 At Sea
    11 Wednesday, March 2, 2022 Desroches, Seychelles 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of Desroches, Seychelles

    Desroches is the main island of the Amirante Islands, part of the Outer Islands of the Seychelles. The island is low and is covered with coconut palms and tall hardwood trees. Desroches was named by Chevalier de Roslan, commander of the ship "L'Heure du Berger," after the Chevalier des Roches, the Governor of Mauritius and Réunion from 1767 to 1772. Along its circumference of 15 km is a beach of fine sand. Read more about Desroches, Seychelles

    12 Thursday, March 3, 2022 La Digue, Seychelles 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
    View of La Digue, Seychelles

    La Digue is the third largest inhabited island of the Seychelles, lying east of Praslin and west of Felicite Island. La Digue also boasts the friendliest people and most tranquil, serene and relaxing atmosphere in Seychelles. Where cars are shunned in favour of bicycles and ox-carts, the pace of life is necessarily slower. Today, tourism is the island’s mainstay as it offers wide deserted beaches, such as Anse Source d’Argent and Grand Anse, which are perfect for long walks, safe swimming, snorkelling and fishing. Read more about La Digue, Seychelles

    13 Friday, March 4, 2022 Mahe Island, Seychelles 7:00 AM Disembark
    View of Mahe Island, Seychelles

    Mahe is the largest and most important island of the Seychelles archipelago. While this spectacular island is only 27 km long it is dominated by a mountain range with its tallest peak Morne Seychellois, at 930 m in height, being central to a wonderful national park. There are also some delightful marine national parks off the island. The capital city of Victoria is small enough that it does not take too long to walk around, and this is the best way to see the city and to get a feel of the place and its people, who are often called the ‘friendliest people in the world’. Read more about Mahe Island, Seychelles

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