Duration(in days): 12
To: Dubai | Seychelles
Visit the Seychelles and Dubai on this luxurious, relaxing holiday. Take in the shimmering skyscrapers in Dubai, wander through the local souks and explore the vast sand dunes before flying to the Seychelles. Here you can indulge eating fresh seafood before swimming with turtles in the warm lagoons. Hike through the wild forests of Morne National Park, look for whale sharks off the north coast and indulge in the spa at the Constance Ephelia. If you’re looking for a luxury break to paradise – you’ve found it.
This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements; please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.
Depart the UK from your chosen airport. On arrival in Dubai, you will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel where you’ll check-in for three nights.
You have 2 full days in Dubai so why not head down to Jumeirah Beach for some relaxation or head to one of Dubai’s many world-class shopping malls for the latest designer fashion.
We’ve included a desert safari with a BBQ dinner for a completely different experience of Dubai. Head out onto the sand dunes on a land cruiser for a rollercoaster ride up and down the sand before visiting a camel farm for a short visit. Once you reach the camp you will experience a traditional Arabian welcome with coffee, tea and dates. Relax in the tent furnished with carpets and cushions or take a camel ride before enjoying a 3 course BBQ meal alongside an exotic belly dancing performance.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your international flight to the Seychelles. On arrival, you’ll be taken to your hotel and check-in for seven nights.
You’ll have six full days to explore the beautiful island of Mahé, where soft beaches sit alongside lush jungle and coconut palms sway in the breeze. There is even more beauty below the water – colourful reefs filled with clouds of pink and yellow fish, where manta rays glide slowly past.
Why not head out to hike along the lush trails of Morne National Park. There are so many spectacular walks here. The forests are full of jackfruit trees and fluttering sunbirds, as well as the world’s smallest frog – though they might be too small to find, you’re sure to hear their loud chirruping calls.
In Mahe, you’ll be staying at the Constance Ephelia. Nestled in a little bay on the northwest coast of the island, this hotel is a wonderful place to finish your holiday. Relax in the lush landscapes, snorkel in the Port Launay National Park and soak in the ocean views from the infinity pool. Dine at the Adam & Eve restaurant which specialises in Malaysian and Indonesian cuisine or sip a cold glass of wine at the Helios Bar overlooking the pool.
After breakfast, you’ll be driven back to the airport for your flight home.
November to March is peak season in Dubai, with moderate temperatures meaning the opportunity to be outside, there are major festivals and sporting events on at this time and room rates will be at a premium. May to March brings hot weather, good for beach breaks and desert camping. From June to September the weather is hot and humid, hotel rates are at their lowest and it’s a great time for diving.
There is no bad time to go to Seychelles - these islands have wet and dry seasons, but tropical downpours can happen at any time, while the sun can shine throughout the wetter months. The best months to visit Seychelles are April, May, October and November. These shoulder season months are the most pleasant time, between the hot and humid wet season from November to March and the dry and cool season from April to October.
This itinerary is purely a suggestion and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests, and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.