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The Essential Seychelles

Cruise Asia, Africa from 6 December 2019 to 14 December 2019

9 days / 8 nights

Departure Port : Victoria, Mahé
Arrival Port : Victoria, Mahé


Style: Expedition - Diving

With the presence of Alain Baraton, French-speaking guest...

On this brand-new itinerary, PONANT invites you to discover the must-see jewels of the Seychelles. On Mahé, you will board Le Bougainville for a 9-day expedition cruise to the heart of this archipelago’s Inner Islands for a glimpse of paradise.

The first stop on your cruise: Sainte Anne Marine National Park, whose coral reefs are home to stunning species, guaranteeing unforgettable snorkelling.

On Curieuse Island, reputed for its red earth and for the Aldabra giant tortoises that have taken up residence there, take an excursion to the heart of the mangrove. You will then discover Aride, an unspoiled delight of the Indian Ocean, home to thousands of birds including some endemic species.

In Praslin, don’t miss the chance to visit the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve. There you will find sea coconuts, gigantic endemic fruits with a very evocative shape, nicknamed the “love nut”.

Palm trees, granite rock, white sand and crystal-clear water then await you on Grande Sœur and La Digue. The beaches on these two stunning islands are each more beautiful than the next, guaranteeing moments of relaxation that will live up to your fantasies of the Seychelles.

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Swim, dive and snorkel in spectacular coral reefs, among the best-preserved marine environments in the world and home to exotic fish, rays and turtles.

Encounter endemic wildlife up close, such as the Seychelles sunbird, the Zanzibar red colobus monkey, Madagascar’s ring-tailed lemur, the giant land tortoise and the tiger chameleon.

Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites like Aldabra Atoll, the Vallee de Mai nature reserve, the ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani (Zanzibar’s Stone Town) and the Pitons of Reunion Island.

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* $360 flight credit per person on select cruises. This offer is valid until September 30, 2019, is subject to availability and may be changed or withdrawn without prior notice. It cannot be backdated.

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