14-night Ultimate Seychelles with Aldabra Atoll Expedition

Cruise Line:
Zegrahm Expeditions
Ship:
Le Bougainville
Destination:
Zanzibar/Mahe
Departure Date:
2/14/2020
Length:
14
Offer ID:
1338419
from
$11980

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Land Tour: Zanzibar
Suggested Private Excursion
2/15/2020
2/15/2020

For many centuries, traders from Europe, India, the Orient and Arabia were lured to these shores. It was from here explorer David Livingstone set off on his last expedition into the heart of the continent. Today, as you walk along the winding streets of the old Stone Town, lined with whitewashed coral rag houses, you can see reminders of this rich history all around you. Visit the Palace museum, former residence of the Omani Sultans, and the cathedral that now stands on the site of the notorious slave market.

Suggested Private Excursions

Zanzibar, full day city/spice tour - 8 hours

Zanzibar: half day spice tour - 4 hours

Zanzibar: Stone Town Tour - 4 hours

Zanzibar: Jozani Forest - 3.5 hours

Zanzibar: Full Day Nungwi and Beach - 7 hours

Zanzibar: Sultan Panorama - 4 hours

Zanzibar: Snorkelling with Safari Blue - 6.5 hours

Land Tour: Zanzibar
Suggested Private Excursion
2/16/2020
2/16/2020

For many centuries, traders from Europe, India, the Orient and Arabia were lured to these shores. It was from here explorer David Livingstone set off on his last expedition into the heart of the continent. Today, as you walk along the winding streets of the old Stone Town, lined with whitewashed coral rag houses, you can see reminders of this rich history all around you. Visit the Palace museum, former residence of the Omani Sultans, and the cathedral that now stands on the site of the notorious slave market.

Suggested Private Excursions

Zanzibar, full day city/spice tour - 8 hours

Zanzibar: half day spice tour - 4 hours

Zanzibar: Stone Town Tour - 4 hours

Zanzibar: Jozani Forest - 3.5 hours

Zanzibar: Full Day Nungwi and Beach - 7 hours

Zanzibar: Sultan Panorama - 4 hours

Zanzibar: Snorkelling with Safari Blue - 6.5 hours

Land Tour: Jozani Forest
2/16/2020
2/16/2020

No information currently available.

Cruise Starts (Embarkation)
2/16/2020
2/16/2020

No information currently available.

Zanzibar
Suggested Private Excursion
2/16/2020
2/16/2020

For many centuries, traders from Europe, India, the Orient and Arabia were lured to these shores. It was from here explorer David Livingstone set off on his last expedition into the heart of the continent. Today, as you walk along the winding streets of the old Stone Town, lined with whitewashed coral rag houses, you can see reminders of this rich history all around you. Visit the Palace museum, former residence of the Omani Sultans, and the cathedral that now stands on the site of the notorious slave market.

Suggested Private Excursions

Zanzibar, full day city/spice tour - 8 hours

Zanzibar: half day spice tour - 4 hours

Zanzibar: Stone Town Tour - 4 hours

Zanzibar: Jozani Forest - 3.5 hours

Zanzibar: Full Day Nungwi and Beach - 7 hours

Zanzibar: Sultan Panorama - 4 hours

Zanzibar: Snorkelling with Safari Blue - 6.5 hours

At Sea
2/17/2020
2/17/2020

No information currently available.

Assumption, Seychelles
2/18/2020
2/18/2020

Assumption Island is a small island north of Madagascar and part of the country of Seychelles. Walking around the island travellers will discover birds and a beautiful array of island wildlife. Snorkelers are encouraged to set out for the reef close to shore. The waters here are excellent and calm, with perfect visibility. Divers will also discover a wide range of corals and exotic sea life.

Aldabra, Seychelles
2/19/2020
2/19/2020

Located north of Madagascar, Aldabra has been described as "one of the wonder of the world"; because it is one of the world's largest atolls. An atoll is a ring shaped reef, and Aldabra is lined by raised reef limestone approximately 2km wide and 8m above sea level. Located in the middle of the island is a scenic shallow lagoon filled with wild sea life.

Aldabra, Seychelles
2/20/2020
2/20/2020

Located north of Madagascar, Aldabra has been described as "one of the wonder of the world"; because it is one of the world's largest atolls. An atoll is a ring shaped reef, and Aldabra is lined by raised reef limestone approximately 2km wide and 8m above sea level. Located in the middle of the island is a scenic shallow lagoon filled with wild sea life.

Astove, Seychelles
2/21/2020
2/21/2020

Astove Island is an atoll that is part of the Aldabra Group of the Seychelles. It is a raised coral island enclosed by a shallow lagoon. Astove is Portuguese for As Doze Ilhas which means 'The Twelve Islands.' It was founded in 1878 however there were no residents on the island. In 1901, five workers were left on Astove and for almost a decade small farms of pumpkins, watermelons, maize, and tobacco were cultivated. Bat droppings or 'guano' were discovered and extracted. After this discovery was made in 1960, more than 72,000 tons of guano were extracted preserving at least 5,000 tons.



The island is usually visited by scientists, fishermen, and diving enthusiasts but visitors are more than welcome to explore the lagoon, snorkel the coral reefs, and hike through the trails of the coconut palms that unveils an amazing view of paradise.

Cosmoledo
2/22/2020
2/22/2020

No information currently available.

At Sea
2/23/2020
2/23/2020

No information currently available.

Alphonse Island
2/24/2020
2/24/2020

No information currently available.

Poivre, Seychelles
2/25/2020
2/25/2020

Poivre is an atoll famous for its semi-lagoon attracting deep-sea fishing enthusiasts. It is located 270 kilometers southwest of Mahé in Seychelles off the coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. Poivre shares its atoll with Ile du Sud however both islands are separated by the semi-lagoon and both islands are very different in nature.



Poivre was named after French horticulturist Pierre Poivre who introduced spices into Seychelles. Poivre Island harvests the oldest coconut plantations which was a main source of income for island inhabitants. Visitors can witness the large population of blue and Chinese heron, hawksbill, and green turtle.

Desroches, Seychelles
2/26/2020
2/26/2020

Desroches is the largest of the Amirantes archipelago of Seychelles. Its huge lagoon provides excellent diving conditions and is known for the Desroches Drop, a favorite among experienced divers. The island is one of the most economically developed of the Amirantes having both timber and coconut plantations. Visitors to the island also experience the richness of the flora and fauna surrounding this spectacular island.

La Digue, Seychelles
2/27/2020
2/27/2020

La Digue is a delightful island oozing with refreshing old world charm. Transportation by bicycles and ox-carts preserves peace and tranquility. For nature lovers, the gigantic granite boulders or the near extinct Black Paradise Flycatcher is reason enough to explore this fascinating island.

Praslin, Seychelles
2/27/2020
2/27/2020

The white, sandy beaches of Praslin is lined with beautiful palm trees, some reaching 100 feet. Three of the rarest birds in the world are found here: the Seychelles Black Parrot, Blue Pigeon and Bulbul. It is also home to the Coco-de-Mer, a unique and stranger-than-fiction coconut.

Mahe, Seychelles
2/28/2020
2/28/2020

Mahé, being the largest of the Seychelles islands, beckons with Creole restaurants, craft shops and art galleries. The nearby waters surrounding Mahé are perfect for swimming, body surfing and snorkeling.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
2/14/2020
Number of Nights
14
Cruise Inclusions:
  • Daily activity options including Zodiac cruises, nature walks, and cultural tours
  • All gratuities
  • 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 certificate for recommended expedition gear
  • Medical expense coverage and emergency evacuation insurance
 

Expedition Highlights

  • Enjoy world-class snorkeling and diving, the Seychelles is home to some 850 species of rainbow-hued fish.
  • Spend two full days exploring the magnificent Aldabra Atoll, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Photograph a variety of sublime vistas, including La Digue, where huge granite boulders and swaying palms frame the picture-perfect white-sand beaches.
  • Wander the labyrinth of serpentine alleyways in Zanzibar's Stone Town—a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Discover a wealth of rare and endemic species, including giant Indian Ocean tortoises, Aldabra white-throated rails, Seychelles paradise-flycatchers, and Seychelles blue-pigeons.
Available Addons:

Optional airfare
Optional pre- / post- cruise extension
Optional excursions

Remarks:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Unless otherwise noted, daily excursion options are included in the cost of the trip. Zegrahm Expeditions does its best to adhere to the scheduled itinerary, but in the spirit of the expeditionary style

All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.

Offer ID:
1338419

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Company Info

Preferred Travel of Naples, Inc.
801 Laurel Oak Drive
Suite 300
Naples, FL 34108
(239) 261-1177
(800) 523-3716
 
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