Treasures of Seychelles

Treasures of Seychelles

From AUD $9,430

Description

Set sail for a 13-day expedition cruise to discover the most beautiful islands of the Seychelles. Follow a brand-new itinerary aboard Le Lapérouse, against a backdrop of turquoise waters and coconut palms.

Leaving from Victoria, the archipelago’s capital, fall under the spell of the idyllic landscapes, with their exceptional flora and fauna.

Your first port of call will be in the island of 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 fruits with a very evocative shape, nicknamed the “love nut”.

During your cruise, you will have many opportunities to dive or snorkel, notably in Poivre, Astove, Aldabra, and at the heart of the sublime coral reef in the Alphonse lagoon.

Another highlight of your trip will be the port of call at Aldabra, a gigantic coral atoll that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Edged with mangrove and fine sandy beaches, it is home to the largest colony of land turtles in the world.

Before you return to Mahé, Le Lapérouse will chart a course for the coral island of Desroches and the sublime beaches of La Digue, some of the most renowned of the Seychelles.

Trip Name
Treasures of Seychelles
Days
13
Overview
Vessel Type: Luxury Length: 127 metres Passenger Capacity: 92 cabins Built: 2017/2018 Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed cabins, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 cabins and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience. Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you will experience the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, with the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic-chic ambiance with luxury service. Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel. RESTAURANTS As it is an essential part of French culture, gastronomy will naturally have pride of place aboard this new ship. Through its two restaurants, Le Lapérouse will invite you on a journey to elegance and epicureanism. In a relaxed atmosphere, a first dining area located on Deck 3 and able to seat 70 will serve grilled meats daily, along with a variety of salads and desserts. To the back of Deck 4, you will find a 260 m² panoramic restaurant which can accommodate all of our passengers in a single sitting. Designed differently to that on our other ships, this dining area, which opens onto the outside, will have a buffet of salads, desserts and cheeses at your disposal. Our discreet and attentive crew will provide table service for hot meals. PUBLIC AREAS Like Le Boréal and its sisterships, Le Lapérouse has many common areas that are designed and equipped to meet all of your needs while preserving the intimacy of each passenger. A 140 m² reception area includes: A reception/concierge desk, An excursions desk, The ship’s administrative services, The sales office, manned by our Guest Relations Officer, Our 50 m² boutique which sells clothing, jewellery, beauty products, postcards and various accessories, Toilets accessible to passengers with reduced mobility. A new hydraulic platform with adjustable height provides: Easier boarding than on any other cruise ship, Easier Zodiac embarkation and disembarkation for expeditions, Easier access to the sea for swimming and practising various water sports such as kayaking or paddle-boarding. A pool deck offering: A pool with a panoramic view, equipped with a counter-current swimming system, A pleasant solarium, An outdoor bar and lounge with armchairs and sofas. A 200 m² main lounge which can accommodate all of our passengers to share convivial moments and to host activities organised during the day or evening. Lastly, a theatre that seats 188, equipped with: The latest sound and lighting technology, A LED wall as the stage backdrop, for the projection of high-resolution images and videos.

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1 - MAHÉ
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Day 2 - Day 2 - ARIDE
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Day 3 - Day 3 - PRASLIN ISLAND & CURIEUSE
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Day 4 - Day 4 - POIVRE
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Day 5 - Day 5 - ALPHONSE
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Day 6 - Day 6 - AT SEA
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Day 7 - Days 7 & 8 - ALDABRA
Located in the very heart of this faraway archipelago, the Aldabra Atoll is considered to be one of the last virtually untouched sanctuaries on earth, where a large population of sea turtles has found refuge. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this vast tract of land is formed by 4 small coral reef islands separated by narrow passes and containing an emerald-water lagoon lined with mangrove and fine-sand beaches. As your ship slowly nears the clear, reflective waters along its shoreline, do not miss your chance to discover this natural wonder, which is considered to be the largest atoll in the world and once fired the imagination of many an explorer.
Day 8 - Day 9 - ASTOVE
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Day 9 - Day 10 - AT SEA
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Day 10 - Day 11 - DESROCHES
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Day 11 - Day 12 - DESROCHES LA DIGUE & MAHÉ
A sprinkling of islands scattered in the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles exude calm and beauty against a backdrop of leafy coconut trees, white sand and crystal-clear water. In addition to the tranquility of its green lagoons and its idyllic beaches, this remote paradise also boasts an exceptional fauna and flora. In the many parks and nature reserves, come and observe colourful birds, giant turtles and the numerous marine species living in the turquoise waters. Before reaching the archipelago’s capital, Mahe, your ship will introduce you to La Digue. Time stands still here on this small stretch of land protected from all motorised traffic, where the only mode of transport is the bicycle or the oxcart.
Day 12 - Day 13 - MAHÉ
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Day 13 - Please Note:
All Itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
29-11-201811-12-2018AUD $0Deluxe Stateroom
29-11-201811-12-2018AUD $0Prestige Suite Deck 5
29-11-201811-12-2018AUD $0Prestige Suite Deck 6
29-11-201811-12-2018AUD $0Privilege Suite Deck 5
29-11-201811-12-2018AUD $0Privilege Suite Deck 6
29-11-201811-12-2018AUD $0Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 6
29-11-201811-12-2018AUD $0Grand Deluxe Suite Deck 5
29-11-201811-12-2018AUD $0Owner's Suite
29-11-201811-12-2018AUD $0Prestige Stateroom Deck 4
29-11-201811-12-2018AUD $0Prestige Stateroom Deck 5
29-11-201811-12-2018AUD $0Prestige Stateroom Deck 6
29-11-201811-12-2018AUD $0Deluxe Suite Deck 5
29-11-201811-12-2018AUD $0Deluxe Suite Deck 6
29-11-201811-12-2018AUD $0Deluxe Suite Deck 3

Inclusions

    • UNESCO sites: the Vallée de Mai nature reserve in Praslin and Aldabra, the largest coral atoll in the world.
    • The Aride nature reserve, a treasure of the Seychelles with some 73 hectares of colourful vegetation and more than one million birds.
    • The bare red earth of Curieuse, a granite island in the Seychelles.
    • The coral island of Desroches, an intimate destination home to lush vegetation of coconut palms, takamakas and filaos.
    • Anse Source d’Argent, the most famous beach of La Digue, surrounded by large blocks of granite and edged with coconut palms.
    • The chance to dive and snorkel in an exceptional setting with an experienced instructor on board.

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