Seychelles·January 31 - February 7 2024
HIKING HOLIDAYS TO THE SEYCHELLES ISLANDS
Discover Seychelles' Untamed Beauty on Our 8-Day Hiking Adventure with Certified Guides. Unleash Your Adventurous Spirit!BOOK NOW
Embark on an 8-day Seychelles odyssey, guided by certified hiking experts. Dive into 6 full days of exhilarating exploration in this renowned African gem. Your journey is infused with exquisite culinary delights, personally crafted by our dedicated chef. Revel in the camaraderie of like-minded global adventurers, sharing skills and stories amidst the island's breathtaking beauty.
Embark on an adventure to Seychelles, an undiscovered gem for hiking enthusiasts. While this African paradise is renowned for its beaches, its rugged interior remains a secret treasure trove. With Mapo Tapo, we unveil the trails that wind through lush rainforests, unveiling hidden waterfalls and panoramic vistas. It's a lesser-known side of Seychelles that's waiting to be explored.
Culinary Delights of Seychelles
Indulge your senses in the flavors of Seychelles. Our journey is not only about conquering trails, but also savoring local delicacies. A personal chef crafts meals infused with the essence of the islands. From freshly caught seafood to exotic fruits, every bite is an immersion into the vibrant culinary culture. Experience Seychelles through its diverse and delectable dishes.
Tailored Adventures for Every Level
At Mapo Tapo, we believe adventure is for everyone. Our aggregation model ensures you get the most out of your trip. By joining a group of like-skilled travelers, you'll forge connections with those who share your passion and proficiency. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or new to the trails, our trips are customized to suit your level, offering a dynamic and supportive environment for all. Lower costs, heightened experiences, and lifelong memories await.
Simone Fagnoni is an Italian AIGAE hiking guide who tries to convey his love for the mountains through his experiences!Ever since he was a child, sports on snow, ice and earth have always been part of his life!
Jessica Rinaldi will be your personal chef during these days!Her cuisine is typically local, with ample opportunity to propose vegetarian menus on specific requests. She also offers a refined fish-based cuisine (ps: her speciality)
Day 1: Arrival in Paradise
As the clock strikes 10:55 AM, you touch down on Mahé, Seychelles. A seamless shuttle whisks you from the airport to the bustling port. By 4 PM, you set sail on a ferry bound for the enchanting island of Praslin. Upon arrival, a comfortable transfer escorts you to your accommodations. The evening is yours to explore and dine at leisure.
Day 2: A Beachside Retreat
Awaken to a sumptuous breakfast prepared by our talented chef. Today marks your first day of well-deserved relaxation at the pristine Anse Lazio, a true beachfront paradise. As the sun begins its descent, return to a chef-crafted communal dinner, a testament to the rich flavors of Seychellois cuisine.
Day 3: Peaks and Shores
Another delightful breakfast by our chef awaits. Bask in the golden sands of Côte d'Or until the afternoon sun beckons. Then, embark on a picturesque trek to the summit of Le Glacis Noire, where a breathtaking sunset panorama of Praslin unfolds. Retreat to your base for relaxation and indulge in a magical apericena, skillfully prepared by our chef.
Day 4: Coastal Adventures
Begin your day with a chef-curated breakfast. A transfer to Anse Lazio sets the stage for a trek to Anse Georgette. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon on the beach before making your way back in the late afternoon. In the evening, savor a traditional Creole dinner at a local establishment.
Day 5: Encounter with Giants
After a chef-prepared breakfast, venture to the port for a captivating excursion to Curieuse Island, home to magnificent giant tortoises. Lunch is included in the excursion. Return in the afternoon for an evening exploration of the prehistoric natural reserve of Vallée de Mai, where the iconic coco de mer and elusive black parrot call home. As twilight sets in, return to your base for a chef-crafted dinner.
Day 6: Wheels and Waves
Indulge in a chef-prepared breakfast before heading to the port for a voyage to La Digue. Here, you'll rent bicycles to explore the most picturesque beaches the island has to offer. Come evening, return to your base and relish in a typical Creole dinner at a local establishment.
Day 7: Isle of Tranquility
Fuel up with a chef-curated breakfast before setting off on an excursion to Grande Sœur Island. A sumptuous lunch is included in the excursion. Return in the late afternoon for a sunset aperitif at Le Rocher and enjoy a free evening for dinner.
Day 8: Farewell to Paradise
Savor a final chef-prepared breakfast before indulging in a morning of seaside relaxation at Côte d'Or. By early afternoon, gather your belongings and make your way to the port for the boat back to Mahé. A transfer from the port to the airport ensures a seamless departure, with a flight departing at 11:15 PM, bidding adieu to this island paradise.
The programme is very flexible to take into account weather conditions, activities level and endurance of the group.
Nestled in the heart of the Indian Ocean, Seychelles is a haven for nature enthusiasts
Its unrivaled natural beauty paints a breathtaking backdrop of lush rainforests, powdery white beaches, and crystal-clear waters.
Yet, beyond the beaches lies a world of limitless hiking possibilities. Trails wind through dense forests, leading to hidden waterfalls and panoramic viewpoints. The verdant landscapes are home to unique flora and fauna, offering a glimpse into a truly untouched paradise. With a myriad of hiking itineraries catering to all skill levels, Seychelles invites explorers to uncover its hidden treasures, one trail at a time.
We will stay in two different accommodations during this holiday, to better enjoy all the activities Simone planned for you.
Transfer from/to local airports
Rental car on Praslin island
Hike to Les Glacis Noire
Hike to Anse Georgette
Beverages during meals
What's Not Included
Drinks and Cocktails
Snacks and lunches when hiking
Guided hiking day to Valle de May (35€)
Ferry to La Digue (30€) & Bike rental (12€)
1-day Private boat trip to Grande Sir and lunch (120€)
1-day Private boat trip to Curiose Island and lunch (95€)
No minimum hiking level is required, as your Guide is a certified hiking guide. That being said, you'll make the most out of this trip if you can walk comfortably between 2 to 5 hours.
Mapo Tapo selects itineraries and local partners with the utmost care. We can, for any inaccuracies, however, accept no liability. Hiking could potentially be a risk activity that takes place in nature. Ultimately, you are fully responsible for the choices you make. Mapo Tapo recommends that anyone who does not have sufficient knowledge not go outdoors alone.
Please DO NOT book your flights until this trip is confirmed. Most of our trips require a minimum number of participants to run, so to avoid disappointment, wait for a confirmation email before making non-refundable travel plans.
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What fitness level is required for this trip?
No specific minimum level is necessary. Participants should be comfortable walking for 2 to 5 hours each day.
Is the flight included in the package?
No, the flight is not included in the trip package.
What is the maximum group size for this trip?
The maximum number of participants for this trip is limited to 10 individuals.
Should I bring any additional hiking gear?
Yes, we recommend bringing essential hiking gear. This includes sturdy footwear, weather-appropriate clothing, a backpack, water bottle, and any personal medications or equipment you may require.
Why is having a certified guide important for the activities?
In the realm of outdoor activities with inherent risks like climbing or mountaineering, having a certified guide is paramount. The guide assumes contractual responsibility for your safety. While suggestions are welcome, the ultimate decisions rest with the guide. This may be due to objective risks (such as terrain conditions) or weather-related concerns. Safety is the guide's top priority, ensuring a secure and memorable experience for all.