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From Mahé: La Digue Boat Trip with Bike Rental

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

La Digue is yours to explore guide-free and at your own pace for the entirety of the day during this trip from Mahé, round-trip ferry transportation included. Hop onto your bike to begin your adventure and be open to all the surprises that you may find around the corners of La Digue. Start your adventure by cruising through the crystalline waters on board the island’s community ferries to La Digue, where you’ll get to experience some of the most memorable and authentic island living moments. Explore your way ─ choose to explore any of the island’s attractions, such as L’Union Estate (entry fees included), home to the cemetery of the original settlers of the island. Other must-see sights 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. After your full day of island exploration, head back to Mahé via another scenic ferry ride. Upon arrival get driven back to your hotel or accommodation. 

Mahe : Reef Safari at St Anne Marine National Park

2. Mahe : Reef Safari at St Anne Marine National Park

Explore the wonders of the St. Anne National Marine Park on this exciting full-day excursion, jam-packed with fun-filled activities. Set-Sail aboard Anahita as you head off to discover Mahé’s inner islands. Next, hop aboard a semi-submersible vessel as you dip below the waves to explore the depths of the Marine Park. Enjoy feeding the tropical fish surrounding the boat and then get up close and personal with the creatures that inhabit the park’s colorful coral gardens for a refreshing snorkel or swim. Be treated to lunch and musical entertainment before heading ashore to Moyenne Island. Visit the island on foot as you get to meet the Giant Tortoises that freely roam here, as well as visit old ruins and 'pirate' graves – or simply relax on the island’s private beach. The day ends with a tropical cocktail and a leisurely cruise around the Marine Park before returning to Mahé.

Seychelles: Private Airport Transfer to/from Mahe

3. Seychelles: Private Airport Transfer to/from Mahe

After clearing customs, you will meet your driver who will be holding a board with your name on it in the arrivals hall. Present your voucher and hop into the car as your driver takes care of loading your suitcases. Then enjoy a quiet ride to your hotel in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle. Your transfer will not be affected in any way should your flight be delayed.

Seychelles: Reef Snorkeling Safari at Saint-Anne Marine Park

4. Seychelles: Reef Snorkeling Safari at Saint-Anne Marine Park

Explore the wonders of Seychelles’ colorful reefs and marine life on this guided safari to the Saint-Anne Marine National Park and Moyenne Island. Cruise on a glass-bottom boat before heading in the water to swim and snorkel with a variety of underwater life. Get your sea legs ready for a trip to the Saint-Anne Marine National Park. Get picked up directly at your hotel and drive to the marine charter where you’ll be greeted by the crew. After a brief cruise, you’ll arrive at the marine park, where you’ll be able to snorkel (gear included) amongst an array of colorful fish and marine life, including an arrangement of assorted corals. By feeding the fish, you’re guaranteed to make quick friends with these sea creatures. For the non-swimmers, the glass-bottom boat is ideal to discover the reef at a safe distance. End the day with a tour of Moyenne Island, where giant tortoises roam around freely at their own pace. Enjoy a local feast to conclude your adventure (full-day option only).

Mahé: Customizable Private Tour of Island with Driver

5. Mahé: Customizable Private Tour of Island with Driver

The day will start with the driver picking you up at your hotel, accommodation, port of debarkation, or from the airport. After a brief introduction, you will plan your trip with the driver and head to the sites you desire. Choose from a list of incredible spots that are all must-see locations on the island. You can have a tour around the island and stop anytime at a restaurant or café for lunch or just a quick bite — your tour guide will recommend some great options. Visit the beach and later watch the sunset over the horizon. Or, visit all of the museums in town, go for a tour around the rum distillery, or just ride along while enjoying a cold drink in an air-conditioned vehicle in perfect comfort  Your friendly, helpful drivers can help you to decide the perfect day in paradise and suggest places to visit depending on your interests but you remain in control.   Some of the city highlights include: • Victoria Market • Arul Mihu Navasakthi Vinayagar Temple • Historic monuments • Victoria Clock Tower • The Immaculate Conception Cathedral • La Domus • Bel Air Cemetery

Seychelles: 5-Beach Adventure Tour

6. Seychelles: 5-Beach Adventure Tour

Following hotel pickup, you will immediately be transported to the first beach via a spacious and air-conditioned vehicle. Once there you will spend between 45 minutes to 1 hour playing on the beach. Snorkeling equipment will also be available, allowing you to be able to admire the colorful marine life within the reef surrounding the island. Swimming and sunbathing are also high on the day's agenda should you feel compelled. You can also opt to capture the stunning beauty through the lens of your camera. This will be repeated for 5 beaches around the island of Mahe, each of which possesses a unique character and feature. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be dropped off back to your point of origin.

From Mahe: Guided Nature Trail Walk to Anse Major Beach

7. From Mahe: Guided Nature Trail Walk to Anse Major Beach

Enjoy a wild and scenic coastal walk along a nature trail on a guided day trip to Anse Major beach. Cross through small valleys, observing Ile du Nord and Silhouette Island across the waves. Discover indigenous plants and birds in Glacis, before relaxing or swimming at the beach. Get picked up from your accommodations and arrive at the start of the path. Begin walking through patches of open woodland with high, rocky ridges and small valleys where rivers rumble. Spot Ile du Nord and the mysterious Silhouette Island on the horizon. Follow the trail over the rolling slopes of Glacis and admire the indigenous species of plants, adapted to survive in these conditions. Listen to the calls of rare birds, such as the bulbuls, the blue pigeon, and beautifully colored sunbirds. Finish your walk at the end of the trail on Anse Major beach, crossing over a small river. Take the chance to relax and drift off with the sound of the waves, or go for a swim and snorkel in the coral reef.

Mahé: Wild South Discovery Trip with Local Lunch

8. Mahé: Wild South Discovery Trip with Local Lunch

Embark on an action-packed Creole adventure during this guided trip through the wilds of south Mahé. Tour Victoria and visit Venn’s Town. Venture through the mountains and stop for lunch. After pickup, start off with a brief tour of Victoria, one of the world's smallest capitals. Tour the colorful bazaar, see the Little Ben Clock Tower, and indulge in the rich sights, sounds, and scents of the Seychelles community. A scenic drive into the cool mountains of Sans Soucis follows, heading for Mission Lodge with panoramic views from the central mountainous region of Mahé. Once the site of an ancient school for slave children, the lodge is now home to the songs of Seychelles’ exotic birds. Seemingly suspended in the mountain mists is the tea plantation, which you will pass on your descent to the west coast. Take advantage of the unbeatable photo opportunities as the road meanders through picturesque villages. Following the west coast road of Mahé, Restaurant Chez Plume is your next stop, welcoming your hungry belly and satisfying your palate with some of the most delicious Creole-inspired dishes on the island. With your stomach full after lunch and later, enjoy one last scenic drive as you are taken back to your pickup location. 

Explore Mahe Island Shared Day Tour

9. Explore Mahe Island Shared Day Tour

Begin this day with a stroll down market street and gaze at the vibrant colors of fresh fruits, vegetables and fish from local producers. Take a small drive around town to admire the various monuments, each telling their own story of a unique history. Take a photo up close with the iconic clock tower or purchase some locally produced fine craft work. Then move on to the north of Mahe to the stunning Beau Vallon beach, where the sea is always inviting. Next move on to mission lodge  to get a glimpse of the west coast. The day will continue with a drive along some of the most beautiful beaches one has ever seen on the east coast toward the south tip of the island. Visit the Jardin du Roi spice garden and rum distillery for a sublime experience you will never forget.

Mahé: Private Car Transfer in Porchse Cayenne SE Hybrid

10. Mahé: Private Car Transfer in Porchse Cayenne SE Hybrid

This sporty SUV provides an agile and cushioned experience as you roam the meandering roads of Mahé Island. Your designated driver can share fascinating anecdotes about the Seychelles, or you can opt to have a Private Tour Guide accompany you for a day of lavish adventures of your own design. If you are looking to kick-start your tropical holiday or honeymoon in luxury, comfort and style, our Porsche Cayenne SE Hybrid is the number one choice.

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What people are saying about Mahé

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 258 reviews

The tour was great, our driver took us everywhere we wanted to and even suggested a few more spots for great views! Would definitely recommend for someone like me who doesn’t drive but wants to visit some knows spots as well as off the beaten path.

Incredibly easy and smooth travels. Our driver was waiting in the arrival hall and drove us to the hotel without issue. Vehicle was incredibly clean and comfortable too.

A very good time spent with James, who showed us the most beautiful places on the island and gave us valuable information about Mahé and its inhabitants. A delight !

Great service, very responsive provider and clean, spacious bus. The driver was polite and professional. I would certainly recommend this service.

The driver waited for me on time, carried my luggage and explaind everything I needed to know during the deive