Day 1: Arrival at Seychelles International Airport. 30 minutes transfer to our accommodation situated near Beau Vallon on the north west of the island. Beau Vallon has a beautiful long white sandy beach, fringed by coconut trees and is ideal for swimming and relaxing. Welcome and briefing and for those that wish, can take their first dip in the beautiful warm crystal clear water of the Indian Ocean.
Day 2: After breakfast we shall travel a short distance to our comfortable meditation venue, for introductions and a chat to get to know one another, then our first guided meditation. After lunch enjoy a short boat ride, passing the rugged coast line of Mahe to the famous and beautiful Bay Ternay Marine Park for swimming and those who wish to snorkel and enjoy the wonderful marine life, have a good chance of observing hawksbills and green turtles in their natural environment. Evening stroll to the vibrant weekly Wednesday night market along the beachfront. Locally produced gift items and delicious cooked foods can be purchased and enjoyed whilst sitting on the beach under a clear bejewelled star studded sky. A truly magnificent sight!
Day 3: Morning an approximate 1 hour hike to Anse Major, up the mountain, over rugged granite rocks above the seashore. These breathtaking sea views are a perfect photo opportunity. Reaching the highest point of our hike we will pass a small inviting rock pool with fresh, clear, bubbling water from a mountain spring above, enticing us to have a cooling dip. We then continue to a pristine secluded beach to relax, swim or snorkel, before returning to our accommodation. 4:40 pm drive to ‘The Sanctuary’ where our Yoga sessions take place. The Sanctuary belongs to ‘Nature Seychelles’ an environmental conservation organisation. Our sessions will be 1 ½ hours long and held outdoors on a beautiful wooden house platform with surrounding by exotic plants. 30 min cool off and relaxation after yoga class.
Day 4: Optional Reiki Level 1 Initiation (lunch provided). Alternatively a day to relax and a chance to explore in your own time. Water sports and Whale shark spotting can be arranged. Those interested in snorkelling, diving or taking an introductory scuba diving course, all this can be arranged at an additional cost, to be paid locally.
Day 5: Morning meditation for all and continue with day 2 of Reiki Level 1 Initiation. Those not partaking, another wonderful day at the beach with a choice of water sports or a little Island hopping. From Mahe to Praslin is a short 45 min trip by boat. All this can be arranged at additional cost, to be paid locally. Fun evening at the beach where we meet locals and tourists alike, with a chance of seeing a fire twilling performance.
Day 6: Tour of Mahe, focusing on visiting sites on the east side of the Island. We shall visit the spice garden to learn, smell and for those who wish to, purchase some of the Seychelles naturally grown herbs and spices. Continuing, we journey on to the Vye Marmite. Here we have the chance to barter for locally handmade craftwork. Following this we shall drive to Anse Royal beach for swimming or snorkelling around a little Island set just off the mainland. This is a perfect chance to view some of the most colourful tropical fish and corals in the world.
Day 7: Morning Yoga session ending with a relaxation meditation. Visit to Mahe’s bustling and colourful capital Victoria, famous for its Clock Tower and lively, vibrant native market offering fruit, vegetables, fish and an array of exotic herbs and spices and handicrafts.
Day 8: Snorkel trip to Bay Ternay Marine Park with ‘Ralph’, one of the best local fishermen using his traditional boat. For lunch we shall enjoy a BBQ on Anse Du Riz, a secluded picturesque beach which can only be reached by boat. Here we can swim, snorkel, relax, soak up the sun or doze under overhanging trees offering shade to us weary travelers.
Day 9: Tour of the west side of the Island. We shall visit La Mission, the highest accessible point of the Seychelles. Visiting the Tea plantation and factory, we can observe fields of local tea plants growing and watch how it is processed and of course an array of local tea’s and coffees are on offer. We continue our drive to Anse Soleil Beach on the west side of the Island for our have lunch.
Day 10: Morning meditation. Reiki level 2 Initiation. For those not partaking, enjoy another day at leisure in paradise. Evening stroll on the beach, stargazing, swapping stories of our adventures and listening to the waves gently lapping onto the sands.
Day 11: We set off to Anse Major. By either boat or hiking, whichever you prefer and enjoy breath taking sea/mountain scenery and have a refreshing dip in the natural rock pool on the way. Farewell Evening.
Day 12: Drop off at Seychelles International Airport for departure.
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