Day by day
You will leave the UK today for your flight to Dubai. You will be met on arrival and taken to your hotel by private vehicle and driver. You can spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Day at leisure in Dubai. This evening we have arranged a sundowner dune safari, including dinner in the dunes. This is a great way to experience the desert and escape the city for the evening.
We have included a guided half day City of Merchants tour of Dubai City today. Lunch will be payable locally. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore independently.
You will be driven to the airport for your Emirates flight to the Seychelles, arriving in the early afternoon in Mahe. Here you will be met and transferred to the Banyan Tree where you will stay for the next week relaxing in the beautiful surroundings.
For something a bit different, why not go on a nature walk, or hire bicycles to explore the coastline independently. This is a lovely way to see more of the island.
Today you can enjoy a day at leisure to spend doing as much or as little as you like. The pool is a lovely area to unwind, soaking up the sun and catching up on a good book.
If you wish you can explore Mahe itself, perhaps visiting the capital Victoria to learn a little more about the history of the islands or take a drive out to nearby beaches. Car-hire can be easily arranged if you want to explore independently, or you can arrange private transfers if you prefer.
If snorkelling is something you particularly enjoy, there are plenty of small islands and marine parks to visit off Mahe. St Anne is a particular highlight, as the marine life here is really superb.
If you fancy getting out on the water, you can hire a windsurfing board or a small catamaran for a couple of hours on Beau Vallon bay, which you may enjoy at some point during your stay.
Port Launay is a lovely spot for some snorkelling and a change of scene one day - you can either arrange transfers through Creole, our ground-agents, or taxis through the hotel, or of course if you hire a car you can please yourselves.
You will be picked up this morning and taken to the airport for you flight back to the UK via Dubai.