Arrive at Dubai International Airport where your private transfer will meet you and take you to your five-star hotel. The remainder of the day is then at leisure.
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Although I was born in Zambia, raised in Zimbabwe (two land-locked countries), I am very passionate about travel on the sea. I’ve cruised extensively on luxury small ships and ocean liners around the world – I look forward to sharing my experiences with you.
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- from $3,714 PP
- 13 Nights
- Private + Small Group Cruise
- All Year
- 8 hrs from London / 16 hrs from NYC
Combine the glittering desert metropolis of Dubai with the natural paradise of the Seychelles on this epic twin-center cruise and land tour. Begin with a three-night 5-star stay in Dubai, including tickets to the 148th floor observation deck of the soaring Burj Kalifa. A short flight then takes you down to the Indian Ocean delights of the Seychelles, spending three nights in enigmatic capital city Mahe. Your stay includes a short city tour of former colonial capital Victoria. You’ll then board your seven-night island hopping cruise, passing through Curieuse, Cousin, and Moyenne. Relax on board as you watch the crystal clear azure waters and palm-laden beaches slide by, enjoying shore excursions to discover the alluring nature and fascinating culture of the so-called ‘Garden of Eden’.
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- Three nights in a five-star hotel in Dubai
- Tickets to Burj Khalifa Sky 148th Floor Observation Deck
- Three nights in a four-star Seychelles hotel
- Guided tours of Seychelles towns, nature reserve and tea plantation
- Eight days and seven nights on-board a luxury Seychelles islands cruise
- Optional excursions to stunning nature reserves
- Catch a glimpse of the famous black parrots and the giant tortoises
- Explore the treasures of the deep on a diving excursion
- Shop for souvenirs in La Passe
- Traditional beach BBQ
- On board live music entertainment
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive in Dubai
Day 2 Burj Kalifa Observation Deck
Explore this glamorous city at your leisure. Included in the price of your Dubai & Seychelles Cruise-Tour are tickets to Burj Khalifa Sky 148th Floor Observation Deck, the highest building and observation deck in the world.
Day At leisure in Dubai
You have another full day to explore this glitzy city. Go to Palm Islands for fantastic waterparks and aquariums, or the famous Dubai mall for some of the best shopping in the world.
Day 4 Fly to the Seychelles
A private transfer takes you back to Dubai International Airport, from where you’ll catch a direct flight down to the stunning Seychelles Arrive on Mahé Island, met by a private transfer to your hotel on Eden Island, a short drive away. Take the rest of the day to relax and acclimatize.
Day 5 Tour of Mahe & Victoria
A private driver-guide will pick you up today and take you on a tour of the nearby colonial capital of Victoria. Explore the little capital on foot to see sights like a mini Big Ben before your driver takes you to see the beautiful Botanical Gardens and La Misere View Point.
Day 6 Day at leisure in Mahe
You have the day to explore the island at your leisure. Take this day to rest up at your fine hotel, or ask our experts for their suggestions on further activities and excursions.
Day 7 Embarkation; Sail to Port Victoria & St Anne
Afternoon arrival at Mahe Inter Island Quay for embarkation. You can board the ship at your convenience from 3.00pm to 4.00pm. Relax in your luxury cabin before joining the Welcome cocktail party and dinner at 7.00pm. You will be introduced to the captain and crew, and will have a chance to socialise with your fellow passengers. After the safety drill, we depart Port Victoria and sail to St Anne Island for a leisurely swim stop and a scenic photo opportunity. We drop anchor near St Anne Island for an overnight stay.
Day 8 St Anne to Curieuse
Our first destination is the uninhabited island of Curieuse, on the north west coast of the island of Praslin. The bio-reserve island is managed by the Marine Parks Authority of the Seychelles, and is home to a population of giant tortoises. Curieuse Island was once a leper colony, and is one of the very few places where Coco de Mer nuts are naturally grown and harvested. Our guided tour takes you to the park and mangrove forests. After a beach BBQ lunch you have a free afternoon to swim or relax
Day 9 Curieuse, Cousin Island & Anse Lazio
We leave Curieuse, and sail towards Cousin Island. If you’re a twitcher you may want to join the optional excursion to the Bird Sanctuary. Over a quarter of a million birds breed on Cousin Island. The beautiful island also has several nesting beaches for turtles. In the afternoon we continue to the white sand Anse Lazio beach, situated on the north west coast of Praslin Island. You will have plenty of time for fun in the water. You can try out some water sports, diving or snorkelling if you’re feeling active.
Day 10 Anse Lazio, Aride, St Pierre, & Baie St Anne
We depart from Anse Lazio for Aride. Join the optional guided excursion to the top of the island for spectacular views from the island’s best vantage point. The conservation island of Aride is a nature reserve that boasts the finest selection of seabirds in the Indian Ocean, and Wright’s Gardenia. In the afternoon we continue to St Pierre Island for lunch. You have a free afternoon for recreational activities in the crystal clear waters. As we depart St Pierre you can enjoy stunning sunset views of Baie St Anne, Praslin on our approach.
Day 11 Baie St Anne, Praslin, & Felicite
We wave goodbye to Baie St. Anne, Praslin en route for Felicite. Join the optional excursion to the Vallee de Mai Reserve and explore the lush greenery, beautiful fauna, and the palm trees that produce Coco de Mer. You may even catch a glimpse of the black parrots that can only be found here. On arrival in Felicite, in the afternoon, you can go swimming or snorkelling, or join the optional diving excursion to explore the treasures of the deep. In the evening we continue sailing to La Digue. Overnight in the port.
Day 12 Moyenne Island & La Digue
The island of La Digue is well known for its glorious white sandy beaches and friendly community spirit. Join the half-day excursion to the Veuve Nature Reserve, the Union Plantation and Anse Source d’ Argent beach. On the guided tour you will learn all about the island’s history and visit the traditional coconut oil mill and colonial plantation house. Relax on the beach and admire the breathtaking beauty of the rock formations and white sands. There is time to souvenir shop in La Passe, before afternoon departure for Moyenne Island.
Day 13 Guided Tour of Moyenne Island + Farewell Dinner
Enjoy a guided tour of the tiny island of Moyenne and its flora and fauna reserve, and a swim in the morning before the beach BBQ. Make sure that you take full advantage of the last opportunity for swimming and snorkelling before we depart Mahe’s Victoria Port in the afternoon. We arrive at Inter island Quay, Mahe in the late afternoon. Celebrate your final evening in style at the Captain’s Farewell Dinner. You can enjoy the live music entertainment and dance the night away under the stars. Overnight in Mahe
Day 14 Mahe: Disembarkation
After breakfast it’s time to disembark at 9:00am to 10.00am. Bid farewell to your new friends and the crew, as you continue on your journey home.
What's not Included
- As we have clients from all over the world. Our itineraries do not include flights. If you would like us to include flights in your trip, we are happy to do so. Please speak to your travel specialist at the planning stage to include them.
- Gratuities for local guides and crew
- We strongly advise all guests to purchase comprehensive travel insurance
- Visas if required
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