The Seychelles is one of those evocative words, that conjures up images of tropical islands in paradise. It consists of 115 islands to be precise, as it’s an archipelago in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. This destination is a great getaway, not only for those who love feeling the powder-soft white sand of the beach underneath them as they sun themselves, but also wildlife enthusiasts who want to explore the islands’ nature reserves and coral reefs, and adrenalin junkies who are keen to throw themselves into a new water sport.
It’s possible to spend a week or two at a luxury resort here, or take a tour around highlights of the islands, enjoying different locations for your overnights. You can do this through transfers, or make a cruise boat your main accommodation. Whatever your budget and holiday preferences, regardless of whether you’re travelling with the kids, your partner, a group of friends, or solo, Low Cost Deals will be able to find the perfect Seychelles retreat for you.
To discover the social history of the islands, you mightwant to head over to one of the two urban centres; Port Louis and Curepipe, twotowns in which you can marvel at the mix of modern and colonial architecture,as well as buy a few gifts.
Two UNESCO world heritage sites in the Seychelles that makefor great days out are the Aldabra and the Vallée de Mai. The former is araised coral atoll and a spectacular sight, while the latter is believed to bethe original inspiration for the Garden of Eden. These are only two of theiconic attractions, which are unique to this part of the world. Fans of exoticflora and fauna will delight in seeing the rare Coco-de-mer trees and jellyfishtrees. If you’re extremely lucky, you might even get the chance to spot aSeychelles warbler, or Seychelles’ paradise flycatcher, sitting among thebranches!
The Morne Seychellois National Park is home to the wildlifeof the mountain rainforests contained within it, but a stroll through thenative forest of La Vallée de Ferney is also hugely relaxing. You can combine atrip here with a visit to the coffee museum and a sugar estate.
If rugged landscape is more your thing, then the dramaticscenery at the northern tip of the island; Cap Malheureux, will inspire yourcreative juices, but obviously no trip to the Seychelles is complete if youdon’t spend at least some of your time exploring the coastline. Whether you’rerelaxing on the shore, or taking a lazy catamaran ride over the lagoon, there’sno escaping the fact that the water here is beautiful and enticing. Try andstay away! It’s simply not possible!
Booking your trip to the Seychelles
Low Cost Deals partner with a number of respected, high profile tour operators to provide our customers with excellent value for money on their luxury holidays. Two of our favourite tours when it comes to the Seychelles are with Saga, and Cox and Kings.
Saga’s escorted tour of Dubai and the Seychelles begins in the Seychelles, giving you 10 days to spend island hopping with a personal tour manager at your disposal, to get you on and off your transfers, as well as to your overnight accommodation and the restaurants in time. You’ll visit the former leper colony on Curieuse island and also see some of the giant tortoises that live here. You’ll also take a trip to the bird sanctuary on Cousin Island, explore the traditional community at La Digue and go off in search of the elusive black parrot, before flying on to Dubai.
The Cox and Kings tour combines a tour of the Seychelleswith a safari in Kenya, allowing you to enjoy wildlife drives in the Masai Maraand Nairobi, before hitting the beaches of the Indian Ocean.
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