Victoria Botanical Gardens: Our most recommended tours and activities

Mahé: Private Customizable Full-Day Tour with Hotel Pickup

1. Mahé: Private Customizable Full-Day Tour with Hotel Pickup

Seychelles is one of the unique places to visit on earth. Deciding to plan a holiday in the destination has already unleashed the guest's adventurous side. When visiting the Island of Mahe in Seychelles, some exceptional places must be visited to say that you have enjoyed the paradise concept the island has to offer. So join us on an exclusive adventure around the island, visiting some of the most popular tourist attractions of which the best experience is guaranteed. All those places visited will be cherished both in pictures and also in the memories. Travelling in comfort and making sure that you enjoy the trip is our priority. Our team consist of young and energetic members that are passionate about tourism as we are aware of what benefits it brings to the economy of our country. By having that in mind we want to make sure that our guests have the absolute best time while travelling with us. 1. Seychelles National Botanical Gardens One of the must-see places in Seychelles for people with a love of nature. Creatures that are native to Seychelles such as Coco De Mer and endemic birds can be spotted during the tour. 2. Mission Lodge Lookout Located just below the summit of Sans Soucis, the Mission Lodge has one of the most extraordinary views over the west coast of Mahé. Sitting under a gazebo where Queen Elizabeth II once sat for tea, would truly be a memorable adventure for a guest. 3. Domaine de Val des Pres - Craft Village An experiment in re-creating the Traditional Creole Village as a means of promoting the Seychellois Cultural Heritage, depicting the various activities that may be found in a traditional estate. 4. Takamaka Rum Distillery Discover everything you need to know about Seychelle's multiple award-winning ‘Takamaka’ Rums. 5 Sauzier Waterfall Sauzier The waterfall is a must-visit attraction that is located in Port Glaud and runs on the Rivière L’Isletta on the west coast of Mahe Island, Seychelles. Some of the purest water flow on the rocks forming a pool of water below that is mostly enjoyed by swimming. The waterfall is easy to reach via a short 5-minute nature trail walk starting in the village of Port Glaud. 6 Spiaggia di Port Launay One of the most beautiful beaches on Mahe which is very active by foreigners and locals blending. The marine space is protected for the conservation of which guests can enjoy nice snorkelling or diving in the bay. 7 Beau Vallon Beach is One of the most popular beaches in Seychelles who are very lively with the vast amount of activities and hospitalities surrounding it. Mahe Island Guest can also choose from the following to amend their routes: - Victoria - Eden Island - Rochon Dam View Point - Le Jardin Du Roi Spice Garden - Tea Factory - Cascade Waterfall - Anse Intendance Beach - Anse Royal Beach - Port Launay Beach The suggested routes can be modified to fit the guest's desired visiting places.

Victoria: Guided City Tour and Botanical Gardens Entry

2. Victoria: Guided City Tour and Botanical Gardens Entry

Go on a guided city tour of Victoria. Stroll through the greenery of the Botanical Gardens, stop outside St. Paul's Cathedral, and see local crafts at the Codevar building. Begin your tour with a pickup from your hotel and head to the colonial center of the island, Victoria. Stop at the Codevar building and shop for local crafts, including the famous Kreol Or (Creole Gold). Next, stroll across Albert Street to reach the Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clark Market. Meander past stalls of fresh fish, tropical fruits and vegetables, and herbs and spices. Breathe in the intense fragrances before leaving the market. Stop outside the two main cathedrals in Victoria, Immaculate Conception Cathedral (Roman Catholic) and St Paul's Cathedral (Anglican). Admire the iconic Victoria Clock Tower, built in 1903. Finish your tour with a visit to the Botanical Gardens at Mont Fleuri. Stroll through this historic monument and marvel at the many plants and flowers throughout the gardens.

Mahé: Wild South Discovery Trip with Local Lunch

3. Mahé: Wild South Discovery Trip with Local Lunch

Your day begins with a comfortable transfer from your pick-up point, setting the stage for an exciting exploration. The adventure kicks off with a guided tour of Victoria, the charming capital of Seychelles, where you'll discover the city's vibrant culture and history. Next, board buses that will whisk you away to the Val de Pres Art and Craft Village, where you can admire and shop for local handicrafts. Then, prepare for a taste of Seychellois culture as you are transferred to La Plaine St Andre. Here, you'll not only explore the site but also indulge in a delightful Rum Tasting experience, savouring the island's signature flavours. As the journey continues, you'll leave La Plaine St Andre and make your way to the enchanting Cap Lazare Nature Reserve. Upon arrival, a mouthwatering Creole Buffet lunch awaits, allowing you to savour the authentic flavours of Seychelles cuisine. Following your meal, embark on a guided walk through the captivating Cap Lazare Nature Reserve, immersing yourself in the lush surroundings and vibrant wildlife. Alternatively, you can choose to unwind and soak in the tranquil beauty of the reserve during your afternoon at leisure. As the day comes to a close, bid farewell to Cap Lazare Nature Reserve and Restaurant, and enjoy a comfortable transfer back to your respective pick-up point, cherishing the memories of a day filled with cultural exploration and natural beauty on the Wild South Tour in Seychelles.

Private Customized Tour: Explore Mahe beyond the ordinary

4. Private Customized Tour: Explore Mahe beyond the ordinary

Seychelles is renowned for its beautiful sandy beaches, turquoise clear water, untouched sceneries and a multi-cultural and friendly nation. Having chosen the Seychelles for your next trip, there is no doubt you wish to explore the secrets that this beautiful country holds. Look no further and joins us on this tour to discover some of the interesting attractions around the main island Mahé. This tour is exclusively yours! Our dynamic guide is attentive and will be there to help you make the most of the island. Our tour starts with the guest being picked-up from their preferred location. The itinerary is below however it may be customized to fit your interest and your need: 1. Victoria One of the smallest capitals in the world, here you will discover the different historical sites such as the museum, several monuments and roads which bears the names of prominent figures in the history of Seychelles. Guest may also enjoy some souvenir shopping while in town. 2. Sir Selwyn Selwyn Clarke Market Located within Victoria, this is the place to experience how the people of Seychelles as well as visitors purchases their spices, fruits, vegetables and fishes. 3. Seychelles National Botanical Garden- Admission fee 19$ per person A few minutes from Victoria, this is the ideal place for the nature lovers. Here guest may discover the flora such as the famous Coco de Mer and the fauna of the Seychelles such as the giant tortoises. Did you know there is a time capsule buried here as well? 4. Domaine de Val de Pres At this site, guest will have the chance to explore the colonial structures referred to as the plantation house, visit the Koko gallery and get the chance to experience the ‘Grandma’s know-how’ sessions. The sessions showcase the traditional ways of preparing the local dishes, the traditional way of de-husking a coconut and much more. Please note that if you are interested to participate in these sessions, guest needs to booked well advance. 5. Le Jardin du Roi-Spice Garden- Admission fee 12$ per person This garden holds some of the spices which are both endemic and also introduced to the Seychelles back in the 17th century by Pierre Poivre. Guest may also enjoy some ‘to-die -for’ ice-cream made from ingredients in the garden itself, such as nutmeg, lemon grass, cinnamon and much more. 6. Anse Intendance Beach Unwind and relax at what is described by the travelers as one of the most beautiful beaches on Mahe. Guest may also choose from the following to customize their tour: Tea Factory, Mission Lodge, Takamaka Beach, Rochon Dam Viewpoint, Takamaka Rum Distillery, Glacis Beach, Carana, Sauzier Waterfall, Port Glaud viewpoint. The tour will end at the drop-off point.

Seychelles Mahe Island Tour

5. Seychelles Mahe Island Tour

Experience a unique Island Tour when you book with us. It can be tailor-made or you can leave it to us to make sure you have a memorable piece of your stay in Seychelles. Our driver will pick you up at any location you specify whilst making your booking. He/She will give a brief history of what Seychelles is all about. At every hot sport depending on where you would like to visit he will show you around and provide you with the necessary information. For our full day tours we usually advise our guests to stop for lunch to experience a taste of Seychelles and its delicious local cuisines. The driver can drop you back after completion of the tour to any location you specify i.e hotel,airport,port. Sit back and let us show you the main island of Seychelles!

Mahe Personalized Day break tour

6. Mahe Personalized Day break tour

Hotel pickup Explore the sights and sounds of victoria city Centre: the smallest capital city in the world but one with unique sites, style and smell. Selwyn Selwyn Clarke market shows a unique blend of fresh spice smell and an array of colorful fish , with the sound of vendors echoing in your ears. While the Hindu temple and cathedrals show you the spiritual side of this mixed cultural nation. On the historical side the clock tower stands tall in the Centre of the town to remind us of our colonial past, many more monuments are visible within the town each telling a different story The "palais de justice" shows excellent architectural features and always camera ready, Enjoy the breathtaking view at the mission lodge( Venn's town lookout ) which was the first official school on the island, Finally , taste the spirit of Seychelles with the infamous "TAKAMAKA RUM". The distillery is located on a very old property dating back to the 1700's and has been restored to give you the once in a lifetime experience. in house guides can lead you around the property explaining in details how intricate work goes into making the rum. If you have some time to spare you can always go for a quick dip to finish off a perfect trip. Note: this tour is customizable thus you do not have to visit all the above mentioned sites and they all serve as a guide. We will modify the itinerary to your liking so if you have any specific places you would like to visit so not hesitate we will make it happen for you . After the tour you will be dropped back at your hotel or any place you desire. Should you require airport drop off we can do that too after to tour and our vehicles are big enough to carry the extra luggage.

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What people are saying about Victoria Botanical Gardens

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 31 reviews

I booked this trip for my Dad and Mum and i wanted to customize the itinerary based on their interests. I reached out to charles before hand and he was very accommodating. My parents had a lovely time. He professional and very courteous. He took them around Mahe and very patient with them as they elderly. He is very knowledgeable about the area and is great tour guide. I booked another tour for Half day session and it was also a splendid time. Thank You Charles.

Our guide was Desmond and he really made the day special for us. First we got a fantastic tour of Victoria and then we went to a nature reserve. We were shown many animals, we were allowed to swim on a private beach and fresh Creole food was cooked especially for our group. Very tasty. We also learned a lot of interesting things about the history of the Seychelles. The trip is definitely recommended. Thanks again to Desmond.

The tour was amazing! Our guide, Dominique, was excellent! He showed us around the island and informed us about the culture in Seychelles as well as giving us information about each spot we were visiting. The vehicle was very comfortable! We were lucky cause the weather was perfect and we have managed to see the amazing views that the tour has to offer. We did enjoy the tour with Dominique!

My booking was worth it 4 hrs as mentioned but you will never regreat the tour guide is very amazing full of information and very professional my tour guide Jude was on time as per the pick up time and showed me around Seychelles very well will definitely come back to Seychelles soon and request Jude to be my tour guide

great day with Charles who showed us the best of the island and even a special spot for great pics he drives well and safely he was a great companion today always patient never rushing us .