Our Seychelles tours offer you an unforgettable holiday to one of the most beautiful tropical destinations on Earth. Seychelles is located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, 400km northwest of Madagascar, about 1,600 km east of Kenya and over 1000 km from the East African coast.
The country is an archipelagic paradise of over 110 gorgeous islands. It is so beautiful that the early British explorers thought they had discovered the Garden of Eden. 43 of the Islands including Praslin, Mahé, and La Digue are the only oceanic islands of granitic composition on the planet.
Other islands are flat, low-lying coral atolls and reef islets. The most popular is Aldabra atoll, one of the world’s largest raised coral atolls, where over 150,000 giant tortoises live.
While most travellers on Seychelles tours and holidays are content to just fly and relax on some of the world’s finest beaches, the islands offer a variety of things to do. You can go island hopping by cruising between the white sandy coastlines, taste Creole cuisine, snorkel along coral reefs surrounded by tropical fish, and hike through mangrove forests to see rare coconut trees and parrots.
A Sample of Our Seychelles Tours Packages
Whether you are travelling solo, as a group, in a couple, or even on your honeymoon, we are happy to put together a perfect beach holiday package on the spectacular Seychelles archipelago, just for you!
Families on Seychelles tours can enjoy beach fun, waters-ports, land sports, kids’ activities, and even meeting the ancient giant tortoises and joining in with conservation endeavors on the Islands!
There are a variety of accommodation options for honeymooners and couples as well, where you are guaranteed privacy. We are happy to arrange group tours to Seychelles wherever you wish to go, while solo explorers can spend their time however they wish.
Just contact us, to start planning the best beach holiday ever!
Why Visit Seychelles?
1. Beautiful Beaches
The Seychellois often refer to their home as ‘paradise’ and, frankly, it’s difficult to disagree. Seychelles’ sensational islands boast some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
The coastline is a picture-perfect stretch of soft white sand and crystal-clear turquoise waters, providing an idyllic setting. From the remote and private beaches of La Digue to the world-renowned Anse Lazio, every beach in Seychelles is a sight to behold.
The beaches of Seychelles provide not only breathtaking beauty but also a variety of activities including surfing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and snorkelling.
2. Superb Diving Spots
In addition to its stunning beaches, Seychelles tours and holidays are fantastic for diving enthusiasts. The Ocean waters here offer an excellent chance to discover coral reefs, shipwrecks, and underwater rock formations teeming with colourful fish, sea turtles, and even whale sharks.
The Aldabra Atoll is one of the most sought-after diving spots in the world and is home to more than 1,000 fish species and 700 different kinds of coral.
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned diver, the Seychelles has something to offer, making it one of the world’s top destinations for divers.
3. Rare Wildlife And Marine Life
While planning their Seychelles tours and holidays may people do not realize that the Seychelles is home to some of the world’s rarest and intriguing wildlife. With more than 100 bird species and an incredible variety of marine life, Seychelles is the nature lover’s dream destination. Some of the most notable wildlife species you can see in the Seychelles include:
- Giant tortoises; these can live for more than 100 years and weigh over 220kg. These gentle giants are a must-see for anyone on a holiday in Seychelles and can be encountered on many private islands.
- Several rare bird species such as Seychelles magpie robin and the Seychelles warbler, both of which were once on the brink of extinction but have been successfully reintroduced and are now flourishing in their natural environment.
4. Creole Cuisine, Culture And Way Of Life
Besides beautiful beaches, excellent diving spots and rare wildlife, Seychelles is renowned for the diversity of its cultures. And nowhere is this more evident than in its vibrant Creole culture.
With a history shaped by a mix of African, Asian and European influences, the Seychelles has developed a distinctive identity that is reflected in its music, cuisine, and way of life. Some of the dishes you just must try include coconut bread, fish curry, and tec-tec soup made from tiny clams found in the shallow waters of Seychelles. The way of life of the people in Seychelles is laid-back and relaxed, reflecting the natural beauty and tropical climate of the islands.
Music and dance play a significant role in Seychellois culture, with traditional Sega music being a special highlight. The Seychelles is also well-known for its art, with many local artists creating works that reflects the natural beauty and diverse cultural influences on the islands.
Whether you are exploring the lively markets of Victoria (the capital city), enjoying a delicious Creole cuisine, or simply lazing on one of the Seychelles’ many gorgeous beaches, you are sure to fall in love with the unique blend of cultures that make this island paradise so unique.
5. A Year-Round Destination For Holidays
With its warm tropical climate and breathtaking beauty, Seychelles is a year-round holiday destination for sun-seekers and water lovers. The islands’ location just south of the equator line ensures mild temperatures and lots of sunshine all year.
Even throughout the rainy season (November to February), the weather remains warm and humid, with intermittent showers mixed with lengthy periods of sunshine.
As a result, the Seychelles is an excellent choice for anyone wishing to escape the chilly winter months in other areas of the world.
6. Plenty Of Accommodation Options
Seychelles tours and holidays are known for its variety of classic accommodation options, with a selection of resorts, hotels, and private villas that offer world-class facilities and unrivaled levels of comfort and service. There is something to suit every taste and budget, whether you are seeking for the best resort for your Seychelles honeymoon or a simple beach getaway.
The Constance Lemuria, Enchanted Island Resort, and Four Seasons Resort Seychelles are among the greatest hotels and resorts in the Seychelles, all of which provide spectacular ocean views, private beaches, and top-notch facilities.
For those looking for even more privacy, the Seychelles has many private villas and island resorts that provide a really immersive and exclusive experience.
From the North Island Seychelles, where Prince William and Kate Middleton famously honeymooned, to the private villas of Denis Private Island Lodge, the Seychelles has a variety of options for those seeking the ultimate in privacy.
Travel Guides For The Seychelles Tours
Our Seychelles travel guides are an invaluable reference whether you are planning a family holiday, honeymoon, group tour or a luxury beach break.
FAQs about seychelles tours & Holidays
1. Is Seychelles in Africa?
Yes, Seychelles is in Africa. It is the smallest country in Africa as well as the least populated sovereign African country, with an estimated population of 100,600 in 2022. Seychelles is situated in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of East Africa.
Because of its closeness to East African countries like Kenya and Tanzania, it is very easy to combine your Seychelles beach holiday with a Big 5 game safari! Our Africa Safari Experts always recommend the best destinations for your tailor-made itinerary based on easy access and exciting activities. And a bush and beach vacation is one of our most common combinations.
2. Is Seychelles a visa free Country?
Yes, travellers do not need a visa to visit Seychelles. But, you must be with an onward ticket, have confirmed accommodation and enough fund for the duration of your stay. Seychelles entry requirements can change at any time, so check the government of Seychelles website or your closest Seychelles consulate for the latest visa information specific to your nationality.
3. What is the best time to visit Seychelles?
The best time to visit the Seychelles is from April to May or October to November. These months are the calmer periods between the 2 trade winds which hit the island each year. The northwest trade wind blows from November to March and the southeast wind from May to September.
4. How many days are enough in Seychelles?
We always recommend that visitors to Seychelles to stay for a 7 days, as it will offer enought time to explore all the nation’s main islands, namely Mahé, Praslin and La Digue.
5. What is The currency in Seychelles?
The currency of the Seychelles is Seychellois Rupee (SCR). Payment at hotels, resorts, or any other hospitality-related expenses must be made in foreign currency. The US Dollar, and Euro are accepted along with other major international currencies.
Credit cards (American Express, MasterCard and Visa) are widely accepted throughout the Seychelles and are undoubtedly more convenient to use when travelling to more isolated islands. Purchases at local shops and other expenses such as cab fare can be paid in local currency.
6. Are the Seychelles Islands expensive to visit?
A Seychelles holiday is relatively expensive.
And because its a slightly difficult destination to get to (even compared to other nearby places like the Maldives, Mauritius, and Dubai), you don’t want to plan a short holiday there.
You’ll want to budget for a day or two of travel both ways, and then, because it took you so long to get there, at least 7 days or more on the islands. It is also worth noting that arriving at Seychelles International Airport does not necessarily mean your journey is done. If you are staying on a smaller island, you’ll need a boat, ferry, or helicopter transfer to get you there.
But, there are many ways to reduce your budget and have an amazing trip. The main thing to remember is to plan in advance and always be on the lookout for discounts and deals for stays, flights, tours, etc. to keep your budget. Another tip is to avoid the peak season.
7. Should I go to Zanzibar or Seychelles?
Both Zanzibar and Seychelles have beautiful water and great beaches, but I would rate the beaches of Seychelles as superior. Generally speaking, Zanzibar is much less expensive and is more of a “mass market” destination than Seychelles. Zanzibar has a population of about 1.5 million; while Seychelles has a population of just over 100,000.
8. Which is better Seychelles or Mauritius?
There is no clear winner when comparing Seychelles and Mauritius!
Rather, the questions is – where suits you best? Each country has its own distinct character that attracts different travellers, for different reasons. Mauritius is perhaps the island with the most universal appeal. It is popular with all kinds of travellers.
As it is larger than the other Indian Ocean islands, there are more chances to get out and about, whether you want to visit a golf course, explore a new beach or take a day trip.
Lively and with a lush interior, Mauritius is for you if you don’t want to feel too isolated, but still want a tropical hideaway. The Seychelles islands have remained untouched by tourism for the longest. It is very eco-conscious and therefore attracts a lot of visitors who want to admire the truly astonishing natural beauty.
The atmosphere is serene and holidays here are all about spotting the rare wildlife, hiking the jungle and relaxing on the white sand beaches. With over 110 islands making up the Seychelles, island hopping is very popular here, giving you an opportunity to see the wonderful eco-diversity.
9. Are beaches better in Seychelles or Mauritius?
Beaches in Mauritius might come in second place to Seychelles. The beaches of the Seychelles usually win most people over when it comes to beauty. Backed by lush tropical rainforest, they are characterised by their blindingly white sands, smooth granite boulders and turquoise waters. Visit the islands of Mahé, Praslin or La Digue to see some of the world’s most stunning beach scenes.
10. Is it cheaper to go to Seychelles or Mauritius?
Plentiful hotels, lodges, resorts and dining options tend to make Mauritius a more affordable option than Seychelles. Expect Seychelles restaurants to be anywhere from 1.5 times to twice the price. Good deals on accommodation can help to level the field.
11. Which is better Maldives or Seychelles?
Maldives is slightly better than Seychelles in terms of weather, beaches, and honeymoon experiences. It is most glamorous spot in the Indian Ocean and the top choice for those seeking ultra-luxury. Each island in Maldives has a maximum of just one resort, so you are guaranteed exclusivity. If you want to lounge on the beach completely undisturbed, perhaps taking break for some snorkelling or a boat trip, the Maldives is for you.