Enjoy snorkeling and diving in the Seychelles; spend two full days exploring the Aldabra Atoll; and discover the unique flora and fauna of the region.
We visit many of the most spectacular islands in the Indian Ocean, exploring their wildlife, both above and below the sea. The itinerary includes:
+ Assumption is famous for clear surrounding waters populated by a profusion of marine life.
+ Spend two full days at magnificent Aldabra, a World Heritage Site, and a highlight of your adventure. With a perimeter of 70 miles, Aldabra is one of the largest atolls in the world, comprising four major islands separated by channels. Because of the atoll’s extreme isolation, many of Aldabra’s species are endemics. Giant Aldabra tortoises—estimated to number over 100,000—roam wild over the islands.
+ Astove Atoll was formerly the home of African slaves who escaped a Portuguese ship in 1760.
+ Cosmoledo – The vast majority of this huge atoll, measuring about nine miles across, is lagoon. Approximately 15,000 pairs of red-footed boobies nest in the bushy vegetation of the island, the largest breeding colonies of this species in the entire Indian Ocean. Other species found here include red-tailed tropicbirds; black-naped, sooty, and crested terns; and three species of endemic land birds—Madagascar white-eyes, souimanga sunbirds, and Madagascar turtle doves.
+ Alphonse Island group to experience the beauty and serenity of these three islands that lie in the heart of the Seychelles Archipelago.
+ Poivre Atoll for beachcombing, nature walks, birding, and a visit to the copra plantation.
+ Des Roches, La Digue, Praslin.
Daily activity options including nature walks, Zodiac cruises, and snorkeling; all accommodations; world-class lecture and expedition team; all onboard meals and group meals ashore, including soft drinks, beer, and wine with lunch and dinner; all entrance fees, taxes, and landing and port charges; arrival and departure transfers on group dates; gift certificates for recommended expedition gear; medical expense coverage and emergency evacuation insurance.