Praslin Island Cruises
Total relaxation is on offer on the white sandy beaches of Praslin Island in the Seychelles. Originally the perfect hideaway for pirates, it is now the epitome of a tropical paradise, with crystal blue seas and tropical forests.
Home to beautiful beaches (which frequently make the top ten lists of best beaches) and rare bird species, Praslin Island is everything you would expect of a tropical experience.[ReadMoreMob] The UNESCO-protected palm forest of Vallée de Mai located in Praslin National Park to the south of the island, and the ancient coral reefs just off-shore that are popular with divers, combine to make this a truly special place.
Vallée de Mai
Located at the heart of the island in Praslin National Park is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vallée de Mai. This nature park, believed by some to be the original site of the Garden of Eden, is one of only two locations where the legendary Coco de Mer, the world’s heaviest nut, grows high on ancient palms. It is also home to a variety of unique wildlife, including the rare Seychelles black parrot.
The Seychelles is renowned for its stunning beaches, which are typically characterised by powder-white sand, turquoise waters, coconut palms and a scattering of granite boulders. Some of the most stunning include Anse Source d'Argent are Anse Lazio.
Cruises to Praslin Island
Departs: Cape Town • Thu 31 Oct 2019
28 nights • Boudicca • D192627
- From going in search of the ‘Big Five’ on exhilarating safari adventures and discovering fauna-rich coral reefs to exploring unspoilt islands and indulging in pure relaxation at picture-perfect beaches, this enthralling cruise packs in memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experiences throughout.
- You can tour to breathtaking South African game reserves from Port Elizabeth and Richards Bay; seek-out lemurs, chameleons and much more in Madagascar; marvel at the Indian Ocean’s largest lagoon at Mayotte; and see giant land tortoises on the uninhabited island of Moyenne in the Seychelles.
- Quintessential Seychelles beaches such as idyllic Anse Lazio await at Praslin Island, before calls at Malé and Colombo offer a taste of authentic Maldivian and Sri Lankan life. Then, in the Andaman Sea, the natural beauty of the Andaman Islands and fabulous Phuket awaits you.
Departs: Victoria • Thu 14 Nov 2019
28 nights • Boudicca • D192728
- In just under a month, you’ll visit sun-kissed scenic islands in the Indian Ocean, the Andaman and Indonesia in search of impressive natural and man-made wonders, captivating wildlife, postcard-perfect beaches and more – an incredible way to forget about cold and gloom back home in the UK.
- Meet Boudicca in the Seychelles, where you’ll spend time in Mahé and Praslin Island; visit the Maldives for idyllic atolls and tropical resorts; call at Colombo, Sri Lanka’s picturesque, culture-rich capital; and bask in the astounding beauty of the Andaman Islands and Idyllic Phuket.
- Your Indonesian exploration includes chances to explore Weh Island’s fauna-rich jungle and warm, clear waters; visit Java Island’s sensational Borobudur Temple; marvel at the Gunung Rinjani volcano on Lombok Island; go ashore at Komodo Island; and sample paradise at beautiful Bali.
Departs: Victoria • Thu 14 Nov 2019
14 nights • Boudicca • D1927
- Instead of suffering the cold, wet weather back home as winter approaches, you’ll be hopping between a string of paradise islands in the Indian Ocean and the Andaman Sea. Postcard-perfect beaches, beautifully unspoilt island landscapes, iconic scenes and much more awaits you.
- During a week of Indian Ocean island exploration, you can visit UNESCO-listed Vallée de Mai and relax at Anse Lazio – one of the world’s best beaches – in the Seychelles; seek-out idyllic Maldivian atolls during a call at Malé; and take in Colombo’s collection of diverse attractions in Sri Lanka.
- In the Andaman Sea, bask in the breathtaking natural beauty of the Andaman Islands and Phuket, the ‘Pearl of the Andaman’. You’ll have chances to visit fauna-rich national parks; seek-out some of Asia’s most spectacular beaches; and even ride a speedboat to legendary Phang Nga Bay.
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