- On this trip you will experience the contrasting Emirati 'new world' with the picture-perfect Seychelles .
- From skyscrapers to the Indian Ocean, the contrast between city and beach is the common thread for this trip
- Your trip includes an architectural tour of Dubai, a private car and driver on the island of Praslin
- You'll have access to all of our additional services, including our local Concierge
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FROM DUBAI TO THE SEYCHELLES
The trip's stopovers have been selected so you experience the best of each destination: the wonderful Anantara on Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, and in the Seychelles, the very chic Raffles on the island of Praslin and the iconic Four Seasons on the island of Mahe. The villas on Praslin and Mahe both have their own swimming pools so that you can enjoy a little slice of private paradise.
THE FOUR SEASONS, MAHEReach this exclusive sanctuary in the Indian Ocean via a charming hidden path. Pink granite blocks, pristine white sand lined with coconut palm trees and sapphire waters create the perfect Seychelles postcard. Enjoy the open library and infinity pools before retiring to your private villa alongside an idyllic beach called 'La Petite Anse' (the little cove).
Flight to Dubai
Enjoy a welcome on arrival, priority clearance through immigration and customs formalities, then private transfer to the crescent of the Palm Jumeirah archipelago, for a two-night stay at the Anantara The Palm. Bordered by a long private beach and surrounded by exotic gardens, the hotel boasts unusual architecture with Thai accents (also evident at the spa and in several restaurants) and offers beautiful rooms and several swimming pools dotted across the resort.
Dubai, a mirage in the desert on the Persian Gulf. Visitors quickly lose their bearings here: gigantic shopping centres (a paradise for shopping lovers), luxury souqs, refreshing swimming pools and the amazing Palm Islands... Even the weekend starts on Wednesday night.
Things to do: In the morning before it is too hot, get lost in the gold, spice and perfume of the souqs. In addition to thrilling activities such as flying by seaplane or helicopter, the Jumeirah district also allows for a foray into the Emirati cultural heritage at the Miraj Islamic Art Centre with its rich collections.
Included the itinerary - Half-day excursion with an architecture theme. Dubai is a paradise for architects and is home to an endless array of high-flying achievements, in every sense of the word: Burj Khalifa, Emirates Towers, DIFC (Dubai International Financial Centre), Chelsea Tower... This tour, with a private driver and guide, provides an opportunity to learn about the most significant achievements in detail. It's a great way to find the landmarks and get to know the city.
Optional - Visit the art galleries in the Al Quoz district, with a private guide.
Dubai - Praslin
Private transfer at the airport and flight to the island of Praslin. Welcome on arrival in Seychelles, private transfer and a four-night stay at Raffles, a short walk from Anse Lazio. The elegant hillside villas at this beguiling hotel offer stunning views of the Indian Ocean. All villas are impressively fitted out with private swimming pools, spacious teak terraces and interiors that combine contemporary decor with local materials. Your butler takes care of everything: preparing your picnic basket, getting flippers, masks, and snorkels ready for a snorkelling trip, booking in for a spa treatment.
The second island on the Seychelles is graced with the appearance of paradise. Its sandy coral beaches shaded with coconut palms line translucent bathing spots. The island's natural wonders are just waiting to be experienced and explored. Short boat trips take you to the nearby small islands of Cousin, Curieuse and St. Pierre, sanctuaries for countless seabirds and turtles.
Included in the itinerary -Half day with a private driver and car to explore the island of Praslin at your own pace.
Optional - Day on the islands of Curieuse and St. Pierre: enjoy a cruise, walking, diving and a barbecue lunch - Free day for exploring the island of La Digue on the bike.
Praslin - Mahe
Private transfer to the airport and a quick flight to the island of Mahe. Another transfer and a three-night stay at one of the most beautiful addresses in the Seychelles: the Four Seasons Mahe. Each villa is designed as a luxurious holiday home that extends to a beautiful terrace and swimming pool, perfect for a few lengths when you're feeling energetic.
Highlights - The beautiful (but sometimes stormy) beach of Petite Anse, the Kannel bar and restaurant around the swimming pool, for a light lunch with your feet in the sand or a magical Creole dinner in the evening.
The main island of the Seychelles is home to Victoria, the smallest capital city in the world, a truly delightful experience with its colourful colonial houses. In terms of beaches, the most famous are Beau Vallon, Anse Soleil, Anse la Mouche and Anse Intendance, all of which are stunning with their granite rocks and emerald foliage. Those feeling energetic will also be happy to know that the island offers magnificent hikes, especially in Morne Seychellois National Park.
Things to experience in Mahe - The Victoria market, for its lively atmosphere, colourful stalls and sweet-smelling spices. Meet the locals and get acquainted with daily life in the Seychelles. Don't miss a stroll through the fragrant botanical garden.
Optional - Day at sea, exploring Sainte Anne National Marine Park.
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ART GALLERIES IN THE AL QUOZ DISTRICT OF DUBAI
With a private guide, discover contemporary artists from the Arab-Muslim world, who demonstrate an astonishing creative vitality and great discipline of expression.
Optional - Half-day trip
CRUISE TO THE CURIEUSE ISLAND AND ST. PIERRE
Head towards Curieuse, a granite island floating in the middle of the Indian Ocean, off the island of Praslin. Curieuse is home to a creep of Aldabra giant tortoises that live in the wild. You can also visit the Doctor's House, a former colonial home converted into a small local museum. Walk through the mangrove to Laraie Bay before heading to St. Pierre Island, a natural aquarium, perfect for snorkelling and swimming. A barbecue lunch is also included.
Optional - Day trip
CYCLING LA DIGUE
After a short ferry ride, reach the postcard landscape of the island of La Digue. The beaches bordered by the lagoon are astonishing and the mountains planted with coconut trees give the island a tinge of delightful exoticism. Here, time stands still and a bike ride is the perfect way to discover this authentic and completely preserved island.
Optional - Day trip
SAINTE ANNE MARINE NATIONAL PARK
A day at sea, departing from Mahe in a glass-bottomed boat for a coral reef safari, a stop at Île aux Cerfs (Deer Island) with its white sandbars and private swimming and snorkelling areas.
Optional - Day trip
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