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Seychelles island hopping: La Digue & Praslin

12 days from $2,425pp

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    Places visited:

  • Mahe
  • Praslin
  • La Digue
  • Snorkel the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean and the colourful coral reefs around the Seychelles.

  • Stroll along the stunning beaches of La Digue.

  • Explore the fascinating Vallee du Mai.

  • Hire a bike and visit a secluded beach for a picnic.

What our specialists say...

This itinerary is ideal for anyone looking for some time to relax on beautiful beaches and soak up the Indian Ocean sunshine. Combining a couple of islands such as La Digue and Praslin makes this trip more interesting and allows you to experience different beaches and landscapes. There is also the chance to visit numerous other nearby islands on snorkelling or boat trips and plenty of other excursions on offer to keep anyone active occupied.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Mahe
  • Praslin
  • La Digue
  • Praslin

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Day 1 La Digue

Mahe , Praslin , La Digue

On landing in Mahe you will be met by an Audley representative who will welcome you to the beautiful islands and show you to the domestic terminal for your light aircraft flight over to Praslin. This flight is only about 15 minutes and you can enjoy the beautiful views over the islands as you go. You will then be taken on a ten minute drive to the port for the short ferry crossing over to La Digue. You will be met on arrival and taken to your hotel where you can relax after your journey.

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Day 2 La Digue

La Digue

Today I'd suggest walking down to the main street where you can hire a bicycle for a couple of days or for the duration of your stay. This is the best way to get around the island and gives you complete independence to go where you want, and when. They come with baskets in the front so you can pack a picnic, and snorkel masks and fins, and explore as you please.

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Day 3 La Digue

La Digue

Anse Source D'Argent is one of the most photographed beaches in the Seychelles and I would recommend a visit here at least once during your stay. The beach is just beautiful, with enormous granite boulders on the headlands at each side of the bay, and some superb snorkelling straight off the beach.

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Day 4 La Digue

La Digue

Today you have another day on La Digue to relax or enjoy exploring more of the beaches. The old colonial house at Union is well worth a visit - there are giant tortoises here and you can also watch traditional boat building and wood carving.

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Day 5 Praslin

La Digue , Praslin

Today you will be taken back to the jetty for the ferry ride over to Praslin. Here you'll be met and driven by private vehicle and driver to L'Archipel where you will spend the next week enjoying the activities and beaches Praslin has to offer.

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Day 6 Praslin

Praslin

A day to spend doing as much or as little as you wish. If you want to explore Praslin independently, you can hire a car for the day, which is a really fun way to get out and about. If you do this, I'd recommend a visit to the stunning Anse Lazio beach.

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Day 7 Praslin

Praslin

You will no doubt wish to just relax some days. L'Archipel is well suited to this with an excellent beach, shady pool and very attentive staff.

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Day 8 Praslin

Praslin

A visit to Aride makes for a lovely day trip - the island is a breeding colony for more than a million seabirds including the lesser noddy, tropical shearwater and roseate tern and is also home to both greater and lesser frigate birds.

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Day 9 Praslin

Praslin

One option for seeing more of the island is to arrange a visit to the Vallée de Mai World heritage site - a twenty hectare palm forest which remains largely unchanged since prehistoric times. Here a guide will show you plants which are endemic to the Seychelles such as the Coco de Mer, and if you're lucky you may even spot the very rare black parrot.

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Day 10 Praslin

Praslin

If you feel like getting out and about and doing some exercise today you could head out on the Glacis Noir walking trail. This is a clearly marked trail that leads to a fire tower built on a hilltop overlooking the east coast of Praslin, with great views of La Digue and surrounding smaller islands.

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Day 11 Praslin

Praslin

Today is your final full day to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Seychelles or do some more exploring.

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Day 12 Return home

Praslin

You will fly back to Mahe today to meet your onward flights.

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