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From Mahe: Praslin and La Digue Tour with Transfer and Lunch

1. From Mahe: Praslin and La Digue Tour with Transfer and Lunch

Depart Mahe Island, destination Praslin Island. Visit the Vallee De Mai, the heart of Praslin, home to the Coco De Mer Palm and the Black Parrot, also described as the Garden of Eden due to its mystical nature. You will be given a brief explanation of its history and have the chance to take a few souvenir photos before heading out to Anse Lazio. The most famous beach on Praslin and one of the “best in the archipelago” with its fine white sands and gorgeous turquoise water that is so clear you can watch the fish swim around you. Next, We Head To La Digue Island. Experience the laid-back atmosphere of island living. Travelling by bicycle or oxcart is the way to go, but if you prefer to walk, it is a good opportunity to truly get the most out of your visit. First, stop to enjoy a delicious lunch at one of our local restaurants, and after you have the rest of the afternoon free to explore the Island.

From Mahé: Praslin & La Digue Island-Hopping Tour with Lunch

2. From Mahé: Praslin & La Digue Island-Hopping Tour with Lunch

Discover two of the Seychelles' most breathtaking islands on this island-hopping catamaran cruise from Mahé. Visit Vallée de Mai on Praslin and L'Union Estate on La Digue with tickets and guided tours included. Enjoy a Creole lunch onboard and stroll along some of the Seychelles' most picturesque beaches. After getting picked up from your hotel anywhere on Mahé, hop on the catamaran that will take you to Praslin, the Seychelles' second-largest island. Your first stop is Vallée de Mai, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the only place in the world where the sea coconut grows naturally. Enjoy a walk along the paths of this primeval forest, listening to the rare black parrot. See for yourself why the forest is said to be the original Garden of Eden. Pay a visit to the famous Anse Lazio Beach and enjoy a stroll through its postcard-perfect sands before the crossing to La Digue. Spot dolphins and other native sea life along the way. Tuck into a delicious Creole barbeque lunch served onboard. Upon landing on La Digue, hop in a traditional ox-cart for a transfer to L'Union Estate. Enjoy a guided tour of the estate with tickets included and spot giant tortoises as well as the refurbished colonial plantation house, the filming location of "Goodby Emmanuelle." Continue your tour of La Digue in an open-sided truck, stopping at Anse Source d'Argent Beach to see for yourself why this is one of the most photographed beaches on the planet. At the end of the day, hop back on board the catamaran and get transferred back to you hotel in Mahé.

From Mahé: La Digue Boat Trip with Bike Rental

3. From Mahé: La Digue Boat Trip with Bike Rental

Whether you are starting off from Mahé or Praslin islands, you will be cruising the crystalline waters on board the island’s community ferries to La Digue, where you will experience some of the most memorable and authentic island living moments. La Digue is yours to explore guide-free and at your own pace for the entirety of the day. Hop onto your bike to begin your adventure, and allow yourself to be open to all the surprises that you may find right around the corner, such as an unbothered land tortoise causing some mid-morning “traffic". You can choose to visit many of the island’s attractions, such as L’Union Estate, home to the cemetery of the original settlers of the island. Attractions include a traditional copra mill, giant land tortoises, an old plantation house, and the picturesque Anse Source D’Argent; famous for its huge granite boulders and clear turquoise water.

From Praslin: Cocos, Felicite & La Digue Islands Tour

4. From Praslin: Cocos, Felicite & La Digue Islands Tour

Get picked up from your hotel on Praslin Island in the morning, then set off on a speedboat adventure to discover some of the most stunning islands in the Seychelles archipelago. First, arrive at Cocos - an idyllic isle bathed by crystal-clear waters with exceptional snorkeling opportunities. Swim amid turtles and hundreds of fish above a wealth of coral.  Next, head over to Félicité Island - a small, heavily forested granite island that forms part of a protected marine park. Enjoy plenty more opportunities to snorkel and swim here, whilst taking in the breathtaking natural scenery.  Finally, arrive at La Digue which offers the perfect mix of local culture and beautiful white-sand beaches. Admire the old Copra Mill used to produce coconut oil, an old cemetery, and the spectacular beaches. The guest may visit the marvel at the giant granite boulders on the famous white sand beach of Anse Source D’Argent which are truly breathtaking. At the end of your excursion, board the speedboat to return to Praslin where you will be dropped off back at your hotel.

Shared Praslin & La Digue Trip

5. Shared Praslin & La Digue Trip

Our chauffeur will pick up from your accommodation on Mahe at around 0600am – 0630am depending on your location. Please be advised our free shuttle operates only in the North West of Mahe Island. This includes: Belombre, Beau Vallon, Glacis areas. Hotels on Eden Island and L'Escale Resort only. If you are located in other areas you will be required to pay an additional private two way transportation fee. Depart the marine charter in Victoria and sail to Praslin at 0730am. Arrive at the Praslin Jetty at 0845am. A shared shuttle bus will welcome everyone and transfer you to the Valle de Mai. Have a short outside visit of the Vallee De Mai Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its museum. The Valee de Mai is home to the endemic Coco De Mer. A private guide will give a brief description of the nature park outside the property. Drive towards Anse Lazio Beach, known for its soft white sand and crystal-clear water. Spend a little time at leisure and enjoy the beauty! Drive back to Praslin jetty. Catch your same boat at 12.15pm and sail to La Digue. At 12.30pm disembark at La Passe La Digue where you will be offered 2 choices of getting around. A bicycle or pick up truck with rear seats. On La Digue you will enjoy our local creole cuisine (at Chez Marston) comprising of fresh grilled fish, salads, small BBQ and much more. Your time will be at leisure on one of the most beautiful beaches (Anse Source D’Argent – L’Union Estate) in the world or take a tour around La Digue. At 1600pm set off back to Mahe where you will be met by your chauffeur to transfer you back to your accommodation.

From Praslin: La Digue Boat Trip with Bike Rental

6. From Praslin: La Digue Boat Trip with Bike Rental

Whether you are starting off from Praslin island, you will be cruising the crystalline waters on board the island’s community ferries to La Digue, where you will experience some of the most memorable and authentic island living moments. La Digue is yours to explore guide-free and at your own pace for the entirety of the day. Hop onto your bike to begin your adventure, and allow yourself to be open to all the surprises that you may find right around the corner, such as an unbothered land tortoise causing some mid-morning “traffic”… if you’re “lucky”, that is! You can choose to visit many of the island’s attractions, such as L’Union Estate, home to the cemetery of the original settlers of the island. Attractions include a traditional copra mill, giant land tortoises, an old plantation house and the picturesque Anse Source D’Argent; famous for its huge granite boulders and clear turquoise water.

Sister, Coco, and Felicite Island: Seychelles Catamaran Tour

7. Sister, Coco, and Felicite Island: Seychelles Catamaran Tour

Begin your journey by setting sail towards the privately owned Sister Island. Admire this granitic paradise nestled amidst tropical forests and pristine beaches; a sight that is truly mesmerizing. See the lagoon's crystal-clear waters which offer excellent visibility, allowing you to spot sea turtles and other marine creatures. Explore untouched beaches and vibrant tropical forests before indulging in a delicious BBQ lunch on-board. Prepare for a snorkelling adventure at either Coco and/or Félicité islands. Coco, a small island with picturesque granite boulders, palm trees, and a serene sandy beach, represents the epitome of a tropical paradise. Félicité island, larger and covered in dense vegetation, showcases the natural beauty of the Seychelles. Both islands feature vibrant waters filled with diverse flora and fauna, creating an enchanting underwater world. Experience the awe-inspiring sights while aboard the Oplezir catamaran, making this adventure a once-in-a-lifetime experience for sea lovers and explorers of the Seychellois seas.

From Praslin: Sister & St Pierre Island Tour with Lunch

8. From Praslin: Sister & St Pierre Island Tour with Lunch

Enjoy a full-day tour to the spectacular islands of Sister and St. Pierre. Depart from Praslin, and set off in a speedboat to your first destination - Sister Island. When you arrive, marvel at the spectacular ocean panoramas and sandy beaches. Head off the beach and begin exploring the island on foot. Feel free to swim and snorkel in the warm waters where there is an abundance of marine life. There are also excellent opportunities for trekking and picnicking. Next, board the speedboat and set off for St. Pierre - a tiny granite islet with a handful of coconut palm trees. Admire this picture-perfect miniature island in the middle of the ocean, which again is considered to be one of Seychelle's best snorkeling locations. See a wide variety of colorful fish and sea turtles. During the tour, savor a delicious barbeque lunch in a stunning natural setting. After a full day of adventure, get delivered back to Praslin Island where your tour will end.

Seychelles: Praslin Island and La Digue Island Day Tour

9. Seychelles: Praslin Island and La Digue Island Day Tour

Experience 2 of the most beautiful islands of Seychelles in one day! First to conquer is the island of Praslin, where upon arrival, you will be transported to the enigmatic Vallée de Mai. This prehistoric forest is home to the extraordinary Coco de Mer, the double lobed coconut, with a rather mysterious shape. Vallée de Mai has once been declared the site of the biblical Garden of Eden where the Coco de Mer was said to be the forbidden fruit. Our tour guide will lead you to discover this magical island of rare, endemic flora and fauna. After Vallée de Mai, we head to Cote D’or Beach where you will have access to souvenir shops, followed by relaxation on the beach, swimming and sun bathing. Leaving Cote D’or Beach, embark on a scenic drive towards Praslin Jetty for boarding of the boat to La Digue. With its small number of inhabitants, La Digue remains the most untouched amongst the three frequently visited islands. Upon arri-val on La Digue, you will receive a Camionette transfer to a restaurant for lunch. After lunch, your visit of L’Union Estate starts, slowly unveiling the surprises of deep-rooted farm life by the discoveries of the copra mill, the giant tortoises’ pen and the time-honoured, plantation house. As you go further, you will be welcomed by giant boulders of granite nestled on the pristine and world famous beach of Anse Source D’ Argent which is said to be the most photographed beach. Opportunity awaits for a revitalizing dip in its rippling azure waters.

Vallee De Mai & Anse Lazio Beach Guided Bus Tour

10. Vallee De Mai & Anse Lazio Beach Guided Bus Tour

Enjoy the very best of both worlds: those of the ocean and one of Seychelles’ UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the myste-rious, primeval valley known as Vallée de Mai. We will introduce you to the experience of a lifetime on a guided tour of this world famous site where the legendary Coco de Mer, a double‐lobed coconut in the form of a woman’s pelvis, grows in twilight beneath a towering canopy of palms. Fantastic legends and tales about this extraordinary site as our guide will explain how it is believed to be the original biblical Garden of Eden. Next on the itinerary is to experience a tasty Creole lunch served at local restaurant, followed by a relaxing, scenic coastal drive to Anse Lazio, reputedly the world’s most beautiful beach. Swimming and snorkelling in the crystal waters, relaxing on this divine beach is a once in a lifetime experience. We will provide you with ample time to engrave it in your memory before we take you home at day’s end.

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(105 reviews)

There are a few pickup locations, and you can pick the closest one to you. They came on time with a small bus that took us to the ferry terminal. We got there around 7:00 and received our ferry tickets. The ferry left at 8:00, and we could board at 7:30. We reached La Digue at 9:30 (the ferry first stopped at Praslin, where we could stay on board, then it continued to La Digue). When we got off the ferry, the representative of the activity provider was at the pier. She told us to return the bikes by 15:45 and that the ferry would leave back at 16:30. Then we had free time. We got an armband that let us visit the national park, where they checked our name at the entrance. The bikes were not new, but they worked well. You can choose your own bike (if you are quick). I recommend choosing one that has a front basket, since it's easier to get on and it has better balance.

Perfectly balanced between 2 x snorkelling and then own time on La Digue, where we just got help booking bikes. On the whole, helpful in every way, but not time-consuming - on the contrary. And that we were picked up at the hotel and that we were contacted the evening before so that everything was safe and sound. TOP GOOD value for money. AND you are missing that you can cross off that you were with your big children (here my son, 27 - and he too was super excited)

It was amazing! It was my second time on those islands but the first time in Seychelles with Get Your Guide. All was planned perfectly, and we really liked our guide who was Staniella. She was very attentionate, caring and she's so passionate by her job, so you listen to each information she provides, and on top she does it with a big smile :) I highly recommend it!

The while trip was simply an awesome experience. Everything well planned, very interesting guide, nice places visited, great transportation. I would recommend to everyone who would like to feel the atmosphere of Praslin and la Digue 👌

Very good trip with good organization. Highly recommended.