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Madagascar & the Seychelles | Mauritius - Seychelles | 13 Nights

The Best of Madagascar and Seychelles

13 Nights | Departing Mauritius 28 May 2022 | Arriving Seychelles 10 June 2022

Explore Madagascar and the Seychelles on board Coral Geographer as we undertake a voyage of 13 nights from Mauritius to Mahe. With a maximum of 120 guests, Coral Geographer’s comfortable and intimate atmosphere provides the perfect home-base for this unforgettable expedition.

Explore the majestic Island of Reunion, where guests will be immersed in dramatic volcanic scenery, enjoying island trekking, highland tours and savour delicious Creole cuisine. Explore the small coastal island of  Île Sainte-Marie, learning about the island’s intriguing pirate history. Continue your journey to the shores of Madagascar – the 8th continent. Renowned for its diverse wildlife, as 90% of the species are found nowhere else on Earth, and incredibly unique landscapes. Enter pristine national parks to spot the ubiquitous lemur, explore through ylang ylang, coffee, pepper and vanilla plantations, admire colonial buildings and visit colourful and bustling marketplaces. Visit the world’s second-largest coral atoll, the Aldabra Atoll, and encounter the largest colony of wild giant tortoises. Enter a bird watchers paradise at Desroches, with multitudes of species to spot. Then cross to La Digue and spend time on the ‘world’s most beautiful beach’, Anse Source d’Argent before arriving in Mahe.

This exciting voyage explores some of the most remarkable locations in Madagascar and the Seychelles, and is an in-depth discovery of the wildlife, unique landscapes and friendly local cultures of these Indian Ocean islands.

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Expedition Highlights

  • Have the chance to see the iconic lemurs of Madagascar, as well as multitudes of other species, in habitats at Nosy Mangabe and Masoala National Park
  • Learn of the fascinating pirate history of Île Sainte-Marie
  • Be immersed in Réunion’s dramatic volcanic scenery, and taste delicious creole cuisine
  • Witness the immense diversity of cultures throughout your voyage and get close to the local people and lifestyle
  • Encounter the Aldabra giant tortoises of the Seychelles
  • Enter a bird watcher’s paradise at Desroches and the Farquhar Group, with multitudes of species to spot
  • Marvel at a Coco de Mer palm forest on Praslin, and see the iconic giant seeds, known for their suggestive shape
  • Explore the beautiful island of La Digue, and spend time on ‘the world’s most beautiful beach’, Anse Source d’Argent

 

Fares

CORAL GEOGRAPHER TWIN SHARE PER PERSON SOLE USE*
Bridge Deck Balcony Suite $22,490 N/A
Explorer Deck Balcony $16,990 $25,485
Promenade Deck $13,650 $20,475
Coral Deck $11,650 $17,475

Prices are per person, listed in Australian Dollars (AUD) and include GST. *Limited sole use occupancy available.*Limited sole use occupancy available.

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The itinerary

Embarkation: Board Coral Geographer in Port Louis, Mauritius at 4:00pm for a 5:00pm departure.

Disembarkation: Arrive and disembark at Mahe, Seychelles at 08:00am.

 

Day 1: Port Louis, Mauritius

Board Coral Geographer in Port Louis, Mauritius at 4:00pm for a 5:00pm departure.

SAINT-DENIS, RÉUNION

Reunion

Known for it’s dramatic natural wonders, Réunion is formed by a massive submerged volcano. A full day tour visits the huge volcanic amphitheatres known as cirques, with mountains towering overhead, and waterfalls plummeting hundreds of feet. Be surrounded by tropical plantations with spices, vanilla, and fruits. Enjoy the views from Nez des Boeufs and see Piton de la Fournaise.

We will enjoy a Creole lunch before enjoying free time in St Denis.

NOSY BORAHA (ÎLE SAINTE-MARIE)

This island off the east coast of Madagascar has lush vegetation interspersed with many small villages. The bays and coves are protected by coral reefs and historically, it was a popular home for pirates. Walk the botanical trail to the church, before visiting the colourful fruit and vegetable market, with free time to purchase handicrafts and marvel at the entire sperm whale skeleton on display.

In the afternoon, stop at a beautiful island beach for swimming and snorkelling.

NOSY MANGABE & MASOALA N.P.

Red Ruffled Lemur

Nosy Mangabe is a 520-hectare island reserve and one of the most diverse areas of virgin rain forest in Madagascar. Embark on a series of nature walks hoping to spot wildlife. For the birders we will keep an eye out for Madagascar buzzard, kingfisher and paradise flycatchers. At Masoala, be lured by the chance to spot red-ruffed lemur, red-fronted brown lemur, and ring-tailed mongoose, as well as a multitude of extraordinary chameleons.

This area provides walks and hikes for all fitness levels, and we may also swim from the beach and visit the village.

Antisiranana, Madagascar

Antisiranana, also known as Diego Suarez, is the largest city in northern Madagascar and a gateway to the wonders of this region.

Our day includes a choice of expeditions – travel to Montagne d’Ambre National Park to experience the wildlife and nature.

Assumption Island, Seychelles

Assumption Island, Seychelles

This morning, we arrive at Assumption Island, in the Outer Islands. This single coral island has a history of plantations and mining, leaving exposed rock and caves, with low growing vegetation. The 5km long white beach is a lovely base for snorkelling and Scuba diving, should conditions allow.

Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles

Aldabra - Seychelles

The second-largest coral atoll in the world, Aldabra Atoll is UNESCO World Heritage protected and due to its isolation, has remained untouched by humans. It is home to an estimated 152,000 giant tortoises, and abounds with other bird and marine life. In this special destination, we will spend our time on guided nature walks, spotting wildlife, snorkelling, or relaxing on one of the many beaches.

Alphonse Islands, Seychelles

Tropical Snorkelling

Today, if conditions allow, we will stop at the island of Alphonse, St. François and Bijoutier, which boast miles of spectacular beaches and lagoons brimming with marine life and brilliant coral. They are considered to be some of the most spectacular islands in the Seychelles. We will swim and snorkel in the crystal blue water and enjoy nature walks exploring the islands.

Desroches, Seychelles

This morning, arrive at the Amirante Group of islands, considered to be among the most untouched islands in the world. If conditions permit, we will explore Desroches Atoll. With the island’s conservation team and our naturalists, we will take nature walks to observe the giant tortoises, as well as the unique plants that grow here. Birdwatching is rewarding, and frigatebirds, Blue Herons, and Crested Terns abound. Snorkelling may be possible over the coral reef.

La Digue & Praslin, Seychelles

La Digue is known for spectacular beaches and huge granite boulders. Visit L’Union estate, a former coconut and vanilla plantation, and gain an insight into the colonial history of the island.

Relax on ‘the most beautiful beach in the world’, Anse Source d’Argent. Later, visit Praslin Island and drive the scenic coastal road through quaint fishing villages and dense forest to the UNESCO World Heritage Vallee de Mai Nature Reserves. Here, marvel at the forest of 6,000 Coco de Mer palms, with their enormous fan-shaped fronds and famously suggestive seeds.

In the afternoon, Cote d’Or is perfect for a swim or walk.

Day 14: Mahe, Seychelles

Arrive in Mahe to disembark at 8:00am.

The above itinerary is indicative. No two cruises with Coral Expeditions will be the same, with each expedition crafted by our experienced Masters and Expedition Leaders. Throughout the expedition we may make changes to the itinerary as necessary to maximise your expeditionary experience. Allowances may be made for seasonal variations, weather, tidal conditions and any other event that may affect the operation of the vessel. Coral Expeditions suggests that you do not arrive on the day of embarkation or depart on the day of disembarkation due to any changes that may occur in scheduling. This itinerary is an indication of the destinations we visit and activities on offer. This trip is suitable for passengers of all fitness levels, though reasonable mobility is required to enjoy all it has to offer. For shore excursions, our hydraulic lowering Xplorer tenders permit easy boarding without climbing any stairs. Where possible we split groups to suit easy and moderate walkers. Guests are welcome to opt-out of any excursion and relax onboard.  As the itinerary covers remote regions, it is not suitable for passengers with serious medical conditions.

May 2022

Departure Departure Arrival Arrival Cost Per Person Cost PP Ship Availability  
28 May 2022 28 May 2022 10 June 2022 10 Jun 2022 $11,650 to $22,490 $11,650 to $22,490 Coral Geographer Filling Fast Book

June 2022

Departure Departure Arrival Arrival Cost Per Person Cost PP Ship Availability  
28 May 2022 28 May 2022 10 June 2022 10 Jun 2022 $11,650 to $22,490 $11,650 to $22,490 Coral Geographer Filling Fast Book

Your cruise price includes:

  • Have the chance to see the iconic lemurs of Madagascar, as well as multitudes of other species, in habitats at Nosy Mangabe and Masoala National Park
  • Learn of the fascinating pirate history of Île Sainte-Marie
  • Be immersed in Réunion’s dramatic volcanic scenery, and taste delicious creole cuisine
  • Witness the immense diversity of cultures throughout your voyage and get close to the local people and lifestyle
  • Encounter the Aldabra giant tortoises of the Seychelles
  • Enter a bird watcher’s paradise at Desroches and the Farquhar Group, with multitudes of species to spot
  • Marvel at a Coco de Mer palm forest on Praslin, and see the iconic giant seeds, known for their suggestive shape
  • Explore the beautiful island of La Digue, and spend time on ‘the world’s most beautiful beach’, Anse Source d’Argent

Your cruise price does not include:

  • Pre and post flights, transfers and hotels
  • Entry visas/travel permits
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature including but not limited to phone and internet communications and bar charges (outside of the included drinks package as highlighted), laundry charges and souvenir purchases

Tipping not required:

Other cruise lines automatically add gratuities to your account and service charges to your bar invoices. On Coral Geographer, our crew has no other agenda than your delight.

Our friendly reservations specialists are on hand to assist with your booking arrangements to ensure your holiday runs as smoothly as possible. Contact our team on 1800 079 545 during business hours in Australia or email explore@coralexpeditions.com

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Comprehensive Travel Insurance is strongly recommended for all travellers. Please refer to our Pre-Departure page for facts that should be considered and shared when speaking with Travel Insurance suppliers.

SailSAFE

As always, it is our priority to keep our guests and crew safe while travelling with us. We want our guests and crew to have the greatest confidence that their safety and wellbeing have been thoroughly considered. Please read our SailSAFE plan for the requirements of each passenger prior to joining us.

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