Discovery Tour of Mahe
Experience the diversity and inspiring scenic beauty of Mahé, Seychelles’ largest and most populated island, when you set off in air-conditioned comfort aboard this Bus Tour.
Explore Mahé Island with our local agent, Mason’s Travel, as your guide
Conditions and Inclusions:
- This excursion is subject to weather, and requires a minimum set of 8 pax in order to proceed. In the event of cancellation, Mason’s Travel undertakes to re-schedule the tour, offer an alternative excursion of similar value or effect a full
- This excursion can be scheduled to include guests staying on Cerf, Eden and Sainte Anne islands, with the pick-up and drop-Off points on Mahé Island, at the point where the hotel arranges its boat transfers.
- All the vehicles and sea fleet are equipped with the latest safety requirements recognised by international standards and appropriately insured.
Private (guided) excursion
On our website we have detailed our most popular excursions. As specialist for the Seychelles we are also able to tailor -make any tour you may wish to experience. If you stay on Mahé or one of the nearby islands it’s possible to book a private guided tour.
The tour begins with a transfer from the hotel for a stop in the colonial centre of "the world's smallest capital", Victoria. Highlights to visit are the court buildings, museum, post office, Clock-tower [twin of the one outside London's Victoria Station ]. A turn around the corner takes one to the 'Codevar' building where local crafts, including the renowned Kreol Or [Creole Gold] are on display for sale.
A walk across Albert Street leads one to the focal point of the town, its colourful Sir Selwyn-Selwyn Clark Market market where stalls of fresh fish, tropical fruits & vegetables, herbs & spices, are displayed in an abundance of fragances.
This is followed by a drive across the Sans Soucis mountain pass, with a photo stop at the historical Mission Lodge. The Mission Lodge was originally known as Venn's Town (named after an Aglican Missionary, Henry Venn) and was set up in the late 19th century by a Missionary Society. Following the abolition of slavery, around 2,500 African slaves were set free on Mahé by 1870. Few years later, the colonial government at that time had accepted the proposal made by the Missionary Society to set up a school for the liberated African slave’s children which officially opened in 1876.
Today, the ruins of this former school are still clearly visible thus making Mission Lodge one of the most visited tourist attractions in Seychelles. From the shaded and peaceful confines of a gazebo where Queen Elizabeth II once sat for tea, visitors can enjoy some truly spectacular views of Mahé’s green forest landscapes, mountains and azure coastline.
After this stop at the historic Mission Lodge you will be set off to enjoy a Creole Buffet in a local Seychellois restaurant.
After lunch, the tour continues around the southern tip of the island to the restored colonial plantation of 'Jardin du Roi', which is steeped in the short history of the Creoles as well as the Georges family,whose family tree apparently carries a link to Louis XVII of France. A cold drink of home-grown fruit welcomes visitors, before they tour the surrounding plantation of vegetables, exotic fruits, herbs and spices.
The rest of the afternoon is for relaxation, with a stop at the Craft Village on the way back to the hotel, at around 16h00.