Full Day Praslin / La Digue by Boat
This day is devoted to 2 of the most beautiful islands – Praslin, best known for its Vallee de Mai, a World Heritage Site re-known for its provocative shape nut and mystic powers. Praslin is also famous for its Black Parrot which is unique to the island.
Early breakfast at the hotel and transfer from the hotel by our air-conditioned coach to the Inter Island Quay. Boarding of the catamaran “CAT COCOS” en-route to Praslin. Upon arrival on Praslin transfer to the Vallee de Mai Nature reserve, an extraordinary primeval forest, home to some 7,000 Coco de Mer palms and the rare Black Parrot.
Drive along the coastal road past picture postcard coves and fishing villages to Cote ’Or where clients buy souvenirs.
La Digue with its coconut trees towering over secluded coves, designer granite rocks line the shore and white sandy beaches stretch into the distance. Its charm is enhanced by the fact that the main transport for islanders and visitors is ox-cart or bicycle.
Later proceed to La Digue Island, an island of striking beauty where tall coconut palms and gigantic boulders cradle glorious white sandy beaches. La Digue also offers a real insight into the life of the Seychellois people. After disembarkation at the jetty you will be greeted with a warm welcome typical of the island people unspoiled by the pressures of the modern world. Upon arrival, you will be transferred by ox carts OR pick-up trucks (lorries) to a selected restaurant for a delicious CREOLE LUNCH.
After lunch, proceed to l’Union Estate with its majestic colonial house. At l’Union Estate watch coconuts being processed into copra and oil and admire the giant tortoises in their pen close to one of the Seychelles largest granite boulders. Time for swimming at lovely Anse Source d’Argent Beach. Late afternoon, head back to the jetty for return journey to Praslin Island and subsequently to Mahe. On arrival on Mahe transfer to your respective hotel.