There is a wide range of options for filling a week in Seychelles. Relaxing on the beach is an option, but so is learning about the area’s rich history and culture. Here’s my suggested itinerary for a week in the Seychelles. Travelers to the Seychelles can choose from a number of different activities, including some downtime at the beach.
- Airport transfers
- Park fees/charges
- Pick and drop services
- Drinking water during the safari/tour
- Outdoor activities (as per the itenerary)
- Accommodation (as per the itenerary)
- A professional driver/guide
- Transportation; 4*4 Jeep, Van, or by air (as per the itenerary)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Meals; full board or half-board (as per the itenerary)
- ** Any other inclusion as indicated in the itenerary
- Insurance (where applicable)
- International flights charges and fares
- Tips and gifts to service providers
- Any personal item that you may need during the tour
- Additional government imposed taxes and/or park fees
- Drinks and meals outside the tour package
- Visa charges
- Additional accommodation (as you may choose)
- Any other charges that may arise in due time
Getting to the Seychelles may have taken a whole day (or more), so ease into your vacation on the first day. You are probably going to be within driving distance of some beautiful beaches no matter where you end up staying. If you're looking to get some fresh air and soak up some sun, Beau Vallon is the place to go. It's a big, level beach. Travelers frequently engage in active pursuits like jogging, swimming, European football, and yoga while they are here.
The best way to see everything Mahé has to offer is on a road trip. It is possible to drive nonstop around the island in less than two and a half hours; most of the route follows the coastline.
If the beach closest to your accommodations isn't in good shape due to the weather, now is the time to explore other options. Anse Royale and the other east coast beaches are more intimate and partially protected by a reef.
Larger beaches can be found on the west coast, and they include Anse a la Mouche and Lazare. If you're looking for a romantic restaurant, the Takamaka Rum Distillery is a must-visit.
There are multiple tour times per day, and visitors can also enjoy the distillery's garden, museum, and historical site. We had a fantastic meal and cocktails at the ancient plantation house's on-site restaurant.
In addition, the island is home to a number of stunning waterfalls that are well worth exploring.
The water in some of them is clear and refreshing, and they are large enough to swim in. Victoria is an excellent shopping destination. You can leave the car here and take a stroll in the neighborhood.
Items including jackfruit, plantain chips, and vanilla extract can be found at Sir Selwyn Clarke Market. There are also premium stores in Camion Hall, selling things like jewelry and regional artwork.
Marie Antionette's has a reputation for being touristic, but if you're looking for a location to sample a wide range of regional specialties, it's hard to beat. We ordered a rare delicacy called fruit bat curry, which was served family style.
Travel to Praslin, Seychelles' second-largest island (accessible by ferry or plane) first thing in the morning. You can rest assured that there will be a beach not far from your lodgings.
The next three nights will be spent on Praslin, as opposed to the day excursion that some visitors opt for between Mahe and Praslin. After arriving on the island, check into your lodgings and inquire about local attractions.
Also, now is a great time to visit Cote d'Or Beach, one of the island's most famous landmarks. Get some sleep, since the next three days will be action-packed!
There is no major loop around the island like there is on Mahé. Even though Petite Anse Kerlan and Anse Lazio are only about two and a half kilometers apart, the island's northern section lacks a road.
Traveling from Petite Anse Kerlan to Anse Lazio takes roughly forty minutes by car.
We arranged for a driver to show us about Praslin. Both Vallée de Mai (a World Heritage Site) and the Fond Ferdinand Nature Reserve are excellent options for outdoor recreation. Both are worthwhile, as they provide opportunities to learn about the native flora and wildlife of the area, such as the coco de mer palm.
Great beaches can also be found here. While there are many beautiful beaches on Praslin, my personal favorite is Anse Lazio. Wide granite rocks typical of the Seychellois line the beach. Anse Georgette is another well-liked Praslin beach, however it does require advance booking. If you have time, you should also check out Grand Anse Beach.
Spending a full day on Praslin will allow you to visit the most of the island's highlights. But if you decide you need more time, there's always more to see!
La Digue is the Seychelles destination I look forward to visiting the most. It's a short ferry voyage from Praslin to a little island. There's no use in coming all the way to Seychelles without taking some time to explore the various islands.
If you get to La Digue in the morning, renting bicycles is the first thing you should do. Golf carts and bicycles predominate on the island, with only a few vehicles and automobiles present.
Like Praslin, you can't cycle completely around this island, but you can cover a lot of ground on two wheels. The island's total bikeable road length is 4.5 miles, making the round trip distance 9 miles.
L'Union Estate Farm, the main attraction, is located in the south. Anse Source d' Argent is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and there is also an old vanilla plantation and an enclosure with the famed Seychelles tortoises. Huge granite boulders serve as beach ornamentation, and the area is shielded from waves by a barrier reef (a coral reef system). Anse Severe and Anse Cocos are two further well-liked beaches on La Digue worth checking out if you find yourself with some spare time.
In the north, you can stop at any one of a number of beachside restaurants and pubs to sample regional specialties like the country's signature octopus curry. Nid D'Aigles (Eagle's Nest) is a peak near the island's geographic center that can be climbed for a good workout.
In addition to a beach bar, the view from the top extends all the way to Praslin on a clear day.
Remember to return to Praslin on the afternoon ferry. Two days on La Digue is plenty of time to explore the island by bike, relax on the beach, and climb to the peak, however three days would be ideal. Day trips to La Digue can be arranged from Praslin if you'd rather not venture there on your own.
Enjoy your final full day in Seychelles by making the trip from Praslin to Mahé in the morning. Hiking is a fantastic way to take in the breathtaking scenery of the Seychelles. The island's Copolia and Morne Blanc paths are two of the best.
Both routes begin in or near the island's geographic center and end with breathtaking panoramas. Stunning views of the airport, Victoria, and Eden Island could be seen from our two hikes up Copolia in the east of the island.
The ocean may be seen in the distance from Morne Blanc, which is located on the west coast.You can take a guided tour to Copolia if you don't feel comfortable hiking on your own.