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Combination trip - United Arab Emirates & Seychelles

Dubai & Seychelles combination trip - enjoy dream beaches and the desert city

Highlights

  • Seychelles & Dubai - discover relaxed and at your own pace

  • Discover the three most beautiful islands of the Seychelles

  • Stop over in the stunning desert city of Dubai

  • Stay in selected and upscale hotels

  • Visit the tallest building in the world - Burj Khalifa

Description

Combine the three most beautiful islands of the Seychelles with the stunning desert city of Dubai. Start your trip in the Seychelles and discover dream beaches, small bays, rare animal species, nature reserves like the Vallee-de-Mai and much more. Your island combination will be followed by a stop-over in the extraordinary metropolis of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

Destination

Orient / Indian Ocean

Mahé - Praslin - La Digue - Dubai

Have you always dreamed of a beach and city combination trip? Then we have the perfect experience for you- an unforgettable round trip to the three most beautiful islands of the Seychelles: Praslin, La Digue and Mahé paired with a stop-over in Dubai full of rich experiences, such as a desert safari and a visit to the Burj Khalifa.

Discover the beauties and secrets of the countries on your own and arrange your stay individually with hotels and transfers of your choice. As an example, we have put together a Select itinerary for you with overnight stays in small guesthouses and selected, upper middle-class hotels.

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Seychelles travel season: Best time to travel: a tropically warm climate awaits you all year round. The most pleasant months, May to September, offer temperatures at about 28 degrees. Divers & snorkelers: The transition months of April and May as well as October to December are best due to their underwater visibility conditions. Rainy season: Most precipitation falls from December to February, but is mostly just heavy, warm short showers.

United Arab Emirates: Best time to visit: The climate is subtropical and there are only two seasons in Dubai - summer and winter. The whole year it is very hot, rarely cloudy and very sunny. In the winter months, between October and April, temperatures range from 25 to 35 degrees. Summer goes from May to September and on average temperatures are 35 to 45 degrees with humidity up to 80%. Air conditioners provide comfortable temperatures in the buildings.

Your combination tour starts on the main island of Mahé. From there you will take the Cat Cocos ferry to the second largest island Praslin, where an employee of the agency will bring you via private transfer to the booked hotel. Spend the next days on Praslin as you wish and discover the most beautiful beaches of the island.

Visit the extraordinary virgin forest Vallee-de-Mai with the famous Coco-de-Mer palm, which exclusively indigenous to the Seychelles. The national park was called Garden of Eden by the first settlers for a reason. It is also home to the Black Parrot, one of the rarest bird species in the world. You should also not miss the excursion to the famous beach Anse Lazio. Relax on the picture-book beach, which is one of the ten best beaches in the world, and enjoy your day as you wish.

Trip duration:

Mahé to Praslin: about 60 minutes by ferry Cat Cocos Praslin port and hotel Indian Ocean Lodge: 10 km / about 20 minutes.

4 nights at Indian Ocean Lodge**** with breakfast in a Standard Room, Grand Anse - Praslin, Seychelles.

Today you will leave the beautiful island of Praslin and, after your breakfast, you will go to the small island of La Digue. You will reach the island within 15 minutes by ferry Cat Rose, where you will also be escorted to the booked hotel.

La Digue is the smallest of the three inhabited islands of the Seychelles, famous for its granite rocks and quiet life. Explore the island on your own and rent bicycles. La Digue will delight you with its small, gorgeous and exotic beaches and hospitality.

Trip duration:

Praslin to La Digue: about 15 minutes by ferry Cat Rose La Digue port to Hotel Le Domaine de L'Orangeraie: about 5 minutes.

2 nights at Le Domaine de L'Orangeraie **** + with breakfast in a Garden Villa, Anse Sévère - La Digue, Seychelles.

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After three wonderful days on the small island of La Digue, today you will again take the Cat Cocos ferry to Mahé. A representative of our local agency will take you to La Digue's boat landing, welcome you on the main island of Mahé and accompany you to your booked hotel. You will spend the remaining days as you wish on the largest island.

Besides relaxing on the beautiful sandy beach, how about a full day excursion? Get to know and love the life of the Seychellois during a visit to the colonial center, post office, museum, courthouse and the famous clock tower Little Ben. During your excursion, make a dinner stop at a Creole restaurant and enjoy the beautiful view from the Sans Soucis mountain pass - also perfect for a great vacation photo.

The rest of your days on Mahé can be spent as you wish - on the beach, in town, at a market or on the water. Leave the stress of everyday life behind and enjoy your stay at the Indian Ocean.

Trip duration:

La Digue to Mahé: approx. 90 minutes by ferry Cat CocosMahé port to Hotel Carana Beach: 10 km / approx. 15 minutes.

6 nights at Carana Beach Hotel **** with breakfast in an Oceanview Chalet, Machabee - Mahé, Seychelles

"Goodbye Seychelles" and "Hello Dubai"! Your period in the Seychelles will come to and end and your trip will continue. After arriving in Dubai, you will notice the fascinating constructions, so representative of the desert city’s architecture, right away. You will be welcomed by a member of our local agency at the airport and driven to the booked hotel.

We have selected a hotel for you in the middle of the city for the next few days. The exclusive Jumeirah Emirates Towers is an excellent alternative to the beach hotels in Dubai due to the free access to Jumeirah Beach and the free admission to the Wild Wadi water park. Depending on flight times, you may still have the opportunity to visit the large Dubai Mall or relax by the pool on your day of arrival.

Trip duration:

Mahé to Dubai: approx. 4.5 hours by plane Dubai Airport to Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel: approx. 16 km / approx. 20 minutes.

2 nights at Jumeirah Emirates Towers ***** with breakfast in a Deluxe Room, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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Mahé nach Dubai: ca. 4,5 Stunden per Flugzeug Flughafen Dubai zum Hotel Jumeirah Emirates Towers: ca. 16 km / ca. 20 Minuten

2 Übernachtungen im Jumeirah Emirates Towers ***** mit Frühstück in einem Deluxe Room, Dubai, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate.

Design your day in Dubai according to your wishes. How about a city tour? Get to know the Emirate of Dubai better, discover the famous Palm with the stunning Atlantis Hotel and a view of the Marina, the "old Dubai" with the spice and gold market, the Madinat Souk, the Mall of the Emirates incl. an indoor ski slope and much more.

Did you know that the tallest building in the world is located in Dubai? The Burj Khalifa is 828 meters high and offers a spectacular view over Dubai and the surrounding area - you should not miss it.

In the evening, we recommend a desert safari followed by a barbecue. Drive into the middle of the desert and start your adventure with a jeep safari. Experience the thrill of a lifetime on a roller coaster ride in the golden sand dunes of Arabia.

Depending on your flight times, you can freely arrange the day in Dubai.

We hope you had a wonderful time in the Seychelles and Dubai, experienced many unforgettable things on the three most beautiful islands and enjoyed relaxing on the dream beaches as well as exploring the desert city. If you would like to customize details of the trip to your personal wishes, please feel free to contact us.

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Indian Ocean Lodge ****, Grande Anse, Praslin (4 nights)

You will spend a total of four nights at Indian Ocean Lodge on Praslin. The small boutique hotel, located on Grand Anse, the longest beach on the island, is the perfect place to relax, dream and experience. Not far from local attractions, the hotel is the optimal starting point for adventures.

Indian Ocean Lodge has 32 standard rooms divided into eight houses in the middle of the tropical garden. All rooms are equipped with a large bed, air conditioning, large terrace or balcony, safe, mini-fridge, TV, tea and coffee maker and bathroom with double shower.

Culinary dishes from Mediterranean, Asian and Creole cuisine are provided by the hotel's restaurant. The hotel's own pool and gorgeous sandy beach ensure that you can leave your everyday stress behind. For a little diversion, the hotel offers a free shuttle service to the Cote D'Or beach.

Le Domaine de L'Orangeraie ****+, Anse Sévère, La Digue (2 nights)

Perched on a hillside, the small boutique hotel Le Domaine de L'Orangeraie is just minutes from La Digue's boat landing. Stylishly furnished suites and villas are spread out in a tropical garden and separated from the wonderful sandy beach only by a quiet island road.

The boutique hotel has 63 suites and villas decorated with natural materials combined with Asian elements. The resort offers an open reception, swimming pool, library, boutique, free WIFI Internet access at the reception, two small restaurants and two bars. Featuring international and Creole cuisine as well as a live cooking station, the Santosha Restaurant will spoil you.

For relaxation and well-being, the Eden Rock Wellness Center & Spa welcomes you. This wellness area provides a beautiful view of the Indian Ocean due to its location on a hill, surrounded by the characteristic granite rocks.

Carana Beach Hotel ****, Machabee, Mahé (6 nights)

Carana Beach Hotel is located on the main island in one of Mahé's most beautiful bays. The breathtaking location in the wild nature, the turquoise water, the typical granite rocks and the white sandy beaches make for the perfect vacation to relax.

Just opened in February 2016, the boutique hotel features 40 chalets overlooking one of Mahé's picturesque beaches with its granite cliffs. Modern elements cleverly combined with traditional island architecture, views of the blue sea and green gardens make this hotel so homey. The restaurants provide culinary variety with menus inspired by the hotel's own garden.

For a cool down, the sea and the hotel's large pool provide the perfect setting. The Carana Beach Hotel offers a range of relaxing treatments and soothing massages at the Senses Spa. Water sports enthusiasts will also get their money's worth: You'll find plenty of options at the hotel's surf center.

Jumeirah Emirates Towers *****, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (2 nights)

The luxury Jumeirah Emirates Towers hotel is ideally located on the famous Sheikh Zayed Road and offers spectacular views of Dubai. The metro station as well as Downtown Dubai with the Burj Khalifa are a stone's throw away. Due to its architecture, the hotel, which belongs to the renowned Jumeirah hotel chain, is one of the city's landmarks.

A total of 400 rooms and suites are elegantly and generously furnished, with large panoramic windows overlooking the city. Complimentary access to Jumeirah Beach and free admission to Wild Wadi Water Park make the Jumeirah Emirates Towers a good choice in Dubai City.

For culinary variety, no less than 15 restaurants, bars and lounges will enchant you at the highest level. Relax at the Talise Spa with soothing massages or spa treatments and at the hotel's beautiful pool area.

Duration of the trip: 15 days / 14 nights

Not included

  • International flights
  • Optional entrance fees
  • Meals not included
  • Personal expenses such as tips and minibar
  • Insurances
  • Visa

Services & Notes

  • Your itravel team will be happy to book you a flight from many airports on request and for an additional charge.
  • Domestic flights can be booked additionally. For an extra charge of 182 euros per person you have the possibility to reach the islands Mahé and Praslin by domestic flight with Air Seychelles instead of the ferry "Cat Cocos".
  • Luggage policy ferries Seychelles: max. one luggage per person up to 23 kg free of charge. Costs for additional pieces of luggage and excess baggage are to be paid on the spot. Ferry company reserves the right to refuse transportation in case of excess baggage or unaccompanied baggage.
  • Single room on request and extra charge

Additional experiences

Vallée de Mai & Anse Lazio

  1. Per person from 69 € excl. Flight
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Visit Burj Khalifa - 124th floor

  1. Price per person from 60 € excl. Flight
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Discover La Digue on your own

  1. Price per person from 58 € excl. Flight
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