Day by day
Today you will board your overnight flight to the Seychelles.
On arrival in Mahe you will be met by our representative and shown to the domestic terminal for your 30 minute light aircraft flight to Bird Island. There should be great views of some of Seychelles' islands and coral reefs from the plane so make sure you have your camera ready.
You will be staying at Bird Island Lodge for the next three nights. A relaxed eco lodge it offers a simple, tranquil getaway with a real Robinson Crusoe feel.
This private island resort is a nature lover's paradise with incredible wildlife and spectacular birdlife. The lodge has an excellent nature expert who can take you round the island to see some of the amazing wildlife including some rare species of birds, giant tortoises and hawksbill turtles.
There is great snorkelling with plenty of marine life at the reef just off Hirondelle Beach and the hotel has snorkelling equipment as well as kayaks. You may even be lucky enough to be joined by turtles or dolphins.
A last morning to explore Bird Island or relax on the beautiful beach before catching a light aircraft flight back to Mahe.
Our representative will meet you from the flight and escort you to check in for the scenic 20 minute hopper flight to the island of Praslin. At Praslin you will be met by your driver and taken to Cote D'Or Beach by private transfer.
You should arrive in the early afternoon giving you time to settle in and perhaps take a stroll along the beautiful white sand beach.
Today is your first full day at leisure on Praslin. Cote D'Or Beach is one of the best on the island so you may like to simply relax and enjoy it. However the sleepy island of Praslin is worth exploring further. Perhaps hire a car to see more at your own pace, stopping at deserted beaches or small local restaurants.
The waters surrounding the islands are excellent for diving and snorkelling and if you'd like to make the most of this, a boat trip is a great way to do this and see some of the other islands.
Today you might like to explore the lush inland landscape of the island with a visit to the Vallee du Mai. This world heritage site has a collection of rare plants including the coco de mer palm.
The quiet island of La Digue is only a short ferry ride away and has a very different character to Praslin so it's worth considering a day trip. Most people get around by bike and inland you'll see beautiful birds and giant tortoises while at the coast white sand beaches are scattered with granite boulders.
Days 10 - 11
Today your driver will collect you from your hotel for a private transfer back to the airport for your flight home.
Arrive back in the UK.