Philantourism in the Seychelles

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With 50% of its landmass taken up by protected nature reserves; cartloads of conservation projects thriving across the islands; and over 25% of the income derived from tourism, the sun-soaked Seychelles is the perfect place for a philantourism holiday packed full of eco activities that benefit local people and businesses and help to protect the island’s fragile ecosystems.

Encompassing 115 tiny islands sprinkled in the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles are a marine-lovers paradise. For die-hard divers, we can arrange underwater adventures to discover colourful coral kingdoms and magnificent marine life. Accompanied by a local expert, you'll have the chance to learn about the precious reefs and the many projects designed to protect them - from coral gardening to reef rescuers - and maybe even lend a hand along the way.

On dry land, there are plenty more eco experiences to enjoy on your Seychelles philantourism holiday, from visits to UNESCO-listed nature reserves that are cradles of biodiversity, to wildlife and birdwatching tours that help to support local projects. After days spent trekking through lush wildernesses, live out your castaway fantasies with a spot of beach-basking, fill up on lip-smackingly good Creole cuisine and rest your head at night in a lovely locally-run lodge.

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