Seychelles  Itineraries

Mahe Island – 4 nights 5 days

Day 1 :- Arrival on Mahe Island – International Airport

Met by Fairsky’s Travel representatives and transfer by standard coach or deluxe private car to hotel of choice Check‐in At leisure Accommodation at Hotel of choice for 4 nights

Day 2 :- Tour of Mahe Island

The tour begins with a transfer from the hotel for a stop in the colonial centre of ”the world’s smallest capital”, Victoria. Highlights to visit are the court buildings, museum, post office,Clock‐tower [twin of the one outside London's Victoria Station]. A turn around the corner takes one to the ’Codevar’ building where local crafts, including the renowned Kreol Or [Creole Gold] areon display for sale. A walk across Albert Street leads one to the focal point of the town, its colourful market where stalls of fresh fish, tropical fruits & vegetables, herbs & spices, are displayed inan abundance of fragrances. This is followed by a drive across the Sans Soucis mountain pass, with a photo stop at the historical Mission Lodge, en‐route to a Creole restaurant for lunch. Afterlunch, the tour continues around the southern tip of the island to the restored colonial plantation of ’Jardin du Roi’, which is steeped in the short history of the Creoles as well as the Georgesfamily, whose family tree apparently carries a link to Louis XVII of France. A cold drink of home‐grown fruit welcomes visitors, before they tour the surrounding plantation of vegetables, exoticfruits, herbs and spices. The rest of the afternoon is for relaxation, with a stop at the Craft Village on the way back to

the hotel, at around 16h00. Minimum: 8 pax to operate Language / Days of Operation: English & French (Mon / Fri) // Italian & English (Wed

Day 3 :- At leisure at Hotel
Day 4 :- Full day Praslin/La Digue Island excursion

Praslin, the second largest island in Seychelles, lies approximately 1 hour by boat from Mahe. Visitors will be able to visit the Vallee‐de‐Mai, the only place on earth where the giant Coco‐de‐Mernut grows in its natural state ‐ a walk along the tended paths of this primeval forest, listening to the trill of the rare Black Parrot, transports one to the beginning of time; giving credence to thelegends of this World Heritage Site being the original Garden of Eden. The tour includes a visit to the famous Anse Lazio beach, before the 30‐minute crossing to La Digue, during which one has agood chance to spot dolphins. Visitors to La Digue island will marvel at the timeless atmosphere, with the comforts of the 21st century blending smoothly with the tranquility of yesteryear, wherelife is lived mainly at the pace of the oxen. Transfer from the jetty is by ox‐cart to L’Union Estate for a tour of the copra sheds, the giant land tortoises and the recently refurbished colonialplantation house, location of the film “Goodbye Emmanuelle”. The tour of La Digue resumes by ’camion’, an open‐sided truck with canopy, stopping at Anse Source d’Argent, one of the mostspectacular beaches in the world, allowing you ample time to photograph the impressive granite rock formations. This 11‐hour tour, which sometimes starts on La Digue, is an attractiveopportunity to visit the

highlights of both islands in one‐day Minimum: 10 pax to operate Language/ Days of Operation: English & French (Mon/Tue/Thur & Fri

Day 5 :- Hotel Check‐out Transfer to International Airport; Check‐in
ISLAND HOPPING ‐Praslin & Mahe Island by Cat Cocos ferry or domestic flight – 6 nights 7 days

(3 nights each)

Day 1 Arrival on Mahe Island – International Airport

Met by Fairsky’s Travel representatives and short walk to domestic airport Check‐in and departure flight to Praslin Island (15 minutes) If clients taking Cat Cocos ferry. Met by Fairsky’s Travel representatives and transfer to Inter Island Quay; Embarkation Departure ferry to Praslin Island (1 hour) Arrival on Praslin Island and transfer by standard coach or deluxe private car to hotel of choice; Check‐in At leisure Accommodation at Hotel of choice for 3 nights on Praslin Island

Day 2 Full day Vallee de Mai and Anse Lazio tour

Starting with a coach transfer from the hotel, this full‐day excursion is dedicated to the renowned World Heritage Site, the Vallee‐de‐Mai Nature Reserve, and relaxation on one of the world’s most picturesque beaches, Anse Lazio. This extraordinary primeval forest, known as the Garden of Eden, is the unique habitat in the universe where the Coco‐de‐Mer palm grows in its natural state. The Vallee‐de‐Mai is also home to one of the world’s rarest birds, the Black Parrot. Lunch is not included in the price. The afternoon is at leisure at Anse Lazio, voted amongst the Top 10 in the world, ending with the transfer back to the hotel at 16h00.

Minimum: 4 pax to operate Language / Days of Operation: German, English & French (Mon) // English & French (Thur) // Italian, English & French (Fri)

Day 2 Full day Cousin/Curieuse/St Pierre islands excursion

 

This tour starts with a transfer to Baie Ste Anne jetty for the 2‐km crossing at 09h00 to the Special Nature Reserve of Cousin Island. Our cruiser moors off‐shore and tourists are taken to the island on a Reserve boat to prevent accidental introduction of pests to the island. It is highly recommended that tourists come prepared to wrap their belongings in water‐proof bags, and that they respect the safety regulations of donning life jackets and remaining seated until the craft is beached. A warden leads the tour of the island with its abundance of species and habitats, from the coast with its protective mangroves, to the wetlands which attract dragonflies, moorhens, caecilans & Seychelles terrapins; on to the rejuvenated forest on the hill plateau which provides ideal nesting sites for large populations of shearwaters and bridled terns amongst its endemic trees ‐ mapou, Indian mulberry and bwa sousouri. Endemic birds found on Cousin Island are the Magpie Robin, Sunbird , Fody, Blue Pigeon and the Warbler . The tour continues with a 30‐minute boat ride to Curieuse Island, where a splendid BBQ lunch is served on the Catamaran. Curieuse island has a large population of giant tortoises, some can be seen next to the natural pond on the coast, whilst the majority range across the island freely and can sometimes be tracked by their vociferate calls of intimate congress. The tour ends with an hour’s snorkelling off the tiny island of St. Pierre. For the un‐initiated, our crew is on hand with lightweight snorkelling vests to ensure that no‐one misses the chance to view the abundant marine life.

Minimum: 12 pax to operate

Language / Days of Operation: German, English & French (Tues) // English, French & Italian (Thurs)

Day 4

Hotel Check‐out

Transfer to domestic airport or Baie Ste Anne jetty by standard coach or deluxe private car: Check‐in//Embarkation Flight to Mahe Island (15 minutes)// Cat Cocos ferry (1 hour) to Mahe Island Arrival on Mahe and met by Fairsky’s Travel representative Transfer by standard coach or deluxe private car to hotel of choice; Check‐in Accommodation at hotel of choice on Mahe Island for 3 nights

Day 5 Full day Reef Safari excursion

Starting with a transfer to Victoria’s marina to board our catamaran, for a trip to the middle of the harbour, where we stop to feed the fish and one can explore the fascinating underwater world by snorkelling and swimming with the fishes. There is ample time for marine enthusiasts to explore the reefs through the windows of our semi‐ submersible versel or for those more geared to relaxation, take a swim a mouth watering buffet lunch prepared in traditional creole style is served on board. After lunch, a visit on Moyenne Island or just take a nap on the beach or take a swim on the beach of the island. For a perfect ending of the day, a “petit rum punch des Iles” is served on board Minimum: 12 pax to operate Language / Days of Operation: English, French & Italian (Tues / Thurs & Sun)

Day 6 Tour of Mahe Island

The tour begins with a transfer from the hotel for a stop in the colonial centre of “the world’s smallest capital”, Victoria. Highlights to visit are the court buildings, museum, post office, Clock‐tower [twin of the one outside London's Victoria Station]. A turn around the corner takes one to the ‘Codevar’ building where local crafts, including the renowned Kreol Or [Creole Gold] are on display for sale. A walk across Albert Street leads one to the focal point of the town, its colourful market where stalls of fresh fish, tropical fruits & vegetables, herbs & spices, are displayed in an abundance of fragrances. This is followed by a drive across the Sans Soucis mountain pass, with a photo stop at the historical Mission Lodge, en‐route to a Creole restaurant for lunch. After lunch, the tour continues around the southern tip of the island to the restored colonial plantation of ‘Jardin du Roi’, which is steeped in the short history of the Creoles as well as the Georges family, whose family tree apparently carries a link to Louis XVII of France. A cold drink of home‐grown fruit welcomes visitors, before they tour the surrounding plantation of vegetables, exotic fruits, herbs and spices. The rest of the afternoon is for relaxation, with a stop at the Craft Village on the way back to the hotel, at around 16h00. Minimum: 8 pax to operate

Language / Days of Operation: English & French (Mon / Fri) // Italian & English (Wed)

Day 7

Hotel Check‐out

Transfer to International Airport; Check‐in

 

ISLAND HOPPING – Denis Private Island & Mahe Island – 6 nights 7 days

 

Day 1

Arrival on Mahe Island – International Airport

Met by Fairsky’s Travel representatives and short walk to domestic airport Check‐in and 1145hrs departure flight to Denis Private Island (15 minutes)

Arrival on Denis Island and buggy transfer to reception; Check‐in At leisure

Accommodation for 3 nights at Denis Private Island

Day 2

Clients can choose:

Ø Fishing – Full Day or Half Day

Ø Diving

Ø Snorkelling

Day 3

Clients can choose:

Ø Special boat excursion around the island

Ø Sunset cruise

Ø At leisure

Day 4

Hotel Check‐out

1230hrs Departure flight to Mahe Island

Met by Fairsky’s Travel representative and transfer to hotel of choice; Check‐in

Accommodation at hotel of choice on Mahe island for 3 nights

Day 5

Tour of Mahe Island

The tour begins with a transfer from the hotel for a stop in the colonial centre of “the world’s smallest capital”, Victoria. Highlights to visit are the court buildings, museum, post office, Clock‐tower [twin of the one outside London's Victoria Station]. A turn around the corner takes one to the ‘Codevar’ building where local crafts, including the renowned Kreol Or [Creole Gold] are on display for sale. A walk across Albert Street leads one to the focal point of the town, its colourful market where stalls of fresh fish, tropical fruits & vegetables, herbs & spices, are displayed in an abundance of fragrances. This is followed by a drive across the Sans Soucis mountain pass, with a photo stop at the historical Mission Lodge, en‐route to a Creole restaurant for lunch. After lunch, the tour continues around the southern tip of the island to the restored colonial plantation of ‘Jardin du Roi’, which is steeped in the short history of the Creoles as well as the Georges family, whose family tree apparently carries a link to Louis XVII of France. A cold drink of home‐grown fruit welcomes visitors, before they tour the surrounding plantation of vegetables, exotic fruits, herbs and spices. The rest of the afternoon is for relaxation, with a stop at the Craft Village on the way back to the hotel, at around 16h00.

Minimum: 8 pax to operate

Language / Days of Operation: English & French (Mon / Fri) // Italian & English (Wed)

Day 6

Hotel Check‐out

Transfer to International Airport; Check‐in

Guideline to making Seychelles packages

Description of Fairsky’s Travel assistance of the clients:

  1. Upon arrival in Seychelles your clients are met by our dedicated Airport hostess outside the arrival lounge with a Fairsky’s Travel board. They are then brought to our desk where they are given their pochettes which consist of itinerary & vouchers. Our hostess will go through the itinerary with the clients.
  1. During the clients stay our dedicated Hotel Representatives meet the clients at least 3 times. The clients will be given an appointment card.
  1. Upon departure the clients are greeted at the International Terminal by our hostess and assisted for Check‐ in procedures.

The rates can be found in our tariff manual as follows:

§  Handling fee & land transfers sharing coach or deluxe private car – Ground Handling and Land Transfers manual

§  Hotel rates and any offers applicable – Hotels Part 1 & 2 + Constance Ephelia & Lemuria Resort

§  Domestic flight, Cat Cocos ferry, Inter Island Ferry – Inter Island Transfers Manual

Further down you will find a Map showing the 3 main islands (Mahe, Praslin, La Digue) which you may use when doing the packages/quotations as a guideline of the locations.

For more information about our islands you are welcome to visit our destination website: www.fairskytravels.com

Mahe Island

  1. Handling fee
  1. Transfer Airport/Hotel in sharing coach or deluxe private car
  1. Hotel rates and any offers applicable
  1. Transfer Hotel/Airport in sharing coach or deluxe private car

Praslin Island by domestic flight

  1. Handling fee
  1. Domestic flight Mahe/Praslin (15 minutes flight)
  1. Transfer Airport/Hotel in sharing coach or deluxe private car
  1. Hotel rates and any offers applicable
  1. Transfer Hotel/Airport in sharing coach or deluxe private car
  1. Domestic flight Praslin/Mahe (15 minutes flight)

Praslin Island by Ferry – Cat Cocos

> It is important to note that depending on clients arrival/departure international flight the ferry times may not connect

  1. Handling fee
  1. Transfer Airport/Inter Island Quay in sharing coach or deluxe private car
  1. Cat Cocos ferry to Praslin Island (1 hour crossing)
  1. Transfer Baie Ste Anne jetty/Hotel in sharing coach or deluxe private car
  1. Hotel rates and any offers applicable
  1. Transfer Hotel/ Baie Ste Anne jetty in sharing coach or deluxe private car
  1. Cat Cocos ferry to Mahe Island (1 hour crossing)
  1. Transfer Baie Ste Anne jetty/Airport in sharing coach or deluxe private car

La Digue Island by Ferries – Cat Cocos & Cat Rose

> It is important to note that depending on client’s arrival/departure international flight the ferry times may not connect

  1. Handling fee
  1. Transfer Airport/Inter Island Quay in sharing coach or deluxe private car
  1. Cat Cocos ferry to Praslin Island (1 hour crossing)
  1. Inter Island Ferry – Cat Rose to La Digue Island (15 minutes)
  1. Transfer La Digue jetty/Hotel – taxi
  1. Hotel rates and any offers applicable
  1. Transfer Hotel/La Digue jetty – taxi
  1. Inter Island Ferry – Cat Rose to Praslin Island (15 minutes)
  1. Cat Cocos ferry to Mahe Island (1 hour crossing)
  1. Transfer Inter Island Quay/ Airport in sharing coach or deluxe private car

La Digue Island by domestic flight & ferry Cat Rose

> It is important to note that depending on client’s arrival/departure international flight the ferry times may not connect

  1. Handling fee
  1. Domestic flight Mahe/Praslin (15 minutes flight)
  1. Transfer Airport/Baie Ste Anne jetty in sharing coach or deluxe private car
  1. Inter Island Ferry – Cat Rose to La Digue Island (15 minutes)
  1. Transfer La Digue jetty/Hotel – taxi
  1. Hotel rates and any offers applicable
  1. Transfer Hotel/La Digue jetty – taxi
  1. Inter Island Ferry – Cat Rose to Praslin Island (15 minutes)
  1. Transfer Baie Ste Anne jetty/Airport in sharing coach or deluxe private car
  1. Domestic flight Praslin/Mahe (15 minutes flight)
ISLAND HOPPING

Praslin Island & Mahe Island by domestic Flight

  1. Handling fee
  1. Domestic flight Mahe/Praslin (15 minutes flight)
  1. Transfer Airport/Hotel in sharing coach or deluxe private car
  1. Praslin ‐ Hotel rates and any offers applicable
  1. Transfer Hotel/Airport in sharing coach or deluxe private car
  1. Domestic flight Praslin/Mahe (15 minutes flight)
  1. Transfer Airport/Hotel in sharing coach or deluxe private car
  1. Mahe Hotel rates and any offers applicable
  1. Transfer Hotel/Airport in sharing coach or deluxe private car

Praslin Island & Mahe Island by ferry ‐ Cat Cocos

> It is important to note that depending on client’s arrival/departure international flight the ferry times may not connect

  1. Handling fee
  1. Transfer Airport/Inter Island Quay in sharing coach or deluxe private car
  1. Cat Cocos ferry to Praslin Island (1 hour crossing)
  1. Transfer Baie Ste Anne jetty/Hotel in sharing coach or deluxe private car
  1. Praslin ‐ Hotel rates and any offers applicable
  1. Transfer Hotel/ Baie Ste Anne jetty in sharing coach or deluxe private car
  1. Cat Cocos ferry to Mahe Island (1 hour crossing)
  1. Transfer Inter Island Quay/Hotel in sharing coach or deluxe private car
  1. Mahe ‐ Hotel rates and any offers applicable
  1. Transfer Hotel/Airport in sharing coach or deluxe private car

List of activities that can be done

>The rates will be found in our Special Interests manual

§  Helicopter scenic tours

§  Yachting

§  Fishing

§  Sailing

§  Car Hire – exploring the island of Mahe & Praslin on own

§  Hiking

§  Private tour of islands Mahe or Praslin or La Digue

§  Fairsky’s Travel excursions