SEYCHELLES

Seychelles is a stunning archipelago in the Indian Ocean known for its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush tropical landscapes. With over 115 islands to explore, Seychelles offers a paradise for nature lovers, adventure seekers, and those looking to relax and unwind. Whether you're snorkeling in the vibrant coral reefs, hiking through the lush rainforests, or simply lounging on the white sandy beaches, Seychelles has something for everyone. Come visit this enchanting destination and experience the beauty and tranquility of Seychelles for yourself.

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Mahé

Mahé is the largest and most populous island in the Seychelles archipelago, known for its stunning beaches, lush forests, and vibrant culture. Visitors to Mahé can explore the capital city of Victoria, with its colorful markets and colonial architecture, or relax on the white sandy beaches of Beau Vallon. The island also offers plenty of opportunities for hiking, snorkeling, and wildlife spotting, making it a perfect destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.

Praslin

Praslin is a stunning island in the Seychelles that is perfect for a visit. With its crystal-clear waters, white sandy beaches, and lush tropical forests, Praslin offers a paradise-like experience for visitors. Whether you want to relax on the beach, explore the island's unique flora and fauna, or indulge in delicious Creole cuisine, Praslin has something for everyone. Don't miss the famous Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve, home to the rare coco de mer palm and other endemic species. Praslin is truly a must-visit destination for any traveler looking for a tropical getaway.

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Other Services

At Itaca Tours, we offer additional services to elevate your travel experience to the next level. We have partnered with various companies to ensure you have everything yo need for a seamless and enjoyable trip. 

First, you can request a SIM Card through Drimsim, ensuring you have internet and phone service wherever you go. This way, you stay connected with your loved ones and have access to maps, guides, and other essential travel information.

Additionally, thanks of our partner Ekta, we offer travel insurance options for your peace of mind.

Lastly, we have partnered with Radical Storage to provide secure luggage storage services. You can leave your bags in a safe location while you explore new destinations, free from the hassle of carrying your belongings around.

With these services, we aim to make your travel experience as convenient and worry-free as possible.

Tips to travel

Traveling to Seychelles offers a dreamy escape to pristine beaches, turquoise waters, and lush landscapes. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your trip:

Visa Requirements: Check the visa requirements for your nationality before traveling to Seychelles. Most visitors can obtain a visitor's permit upon arrival, valid for up to 30 days. Ensure that your passport has sufficient validity for the duration of your stay.

Best Time to Visit: Seychelles enjoys a warm tropical climate year-round, with temperatures ranging from 24°C to 32°C (75°F to 90°F). The best time to visit depends on your preferences. April, May, October, and November are considered shoulder seasons, offering pleasant weather and fewer crowds. The wet season from November to March brings occasional showers, but it's a great time for diving and snorkeling due to warmer water temperatures.

Health Precautions: Consult with your healthcare provider regarding vaccinations and preventive measures against diseases such as hepatitis A, typhoid, and mosquito-borne illnesses like dengue fever and chikungunya. Pack insect repellent, sunscreen, and any necessary medications. Drink bottled or purified water to avoid stomach issues, and be cautious when consuming seafood.

Currency and Payments: The official currency of Seychelles is the Seychellois Rupee (SCR). US dollars and euros are widely accepted in tourist areas, but it's advisable to carry some local currency for use in smaller establishments and markets. Credit and debit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants, and larger stores, but it's always a good idea to carry cash for smaller purchases and transactions.

Transportation: Getting around in Seychelles can be done through taxis, rental cars, bicycles, and public buses. Taxis are readily available on the main islands of Mahé, Praslin, and La Digue and can be hailed on the street or arranged through your accommodation. Rental cars are a popular choice for exploring the islands at your own pace, but be aware that driving is on the left side of the road. Bicycles are a convenient option for getting around smaller islands like La Digue.

Accommodation: Seychelles offers a range of accommodation options, including luxury resorts, boutique hotels, guesthouses, and self-catering apartments. In popular tourist areas like Beau Vallon (Mahé), Anse Volbert (Praslin), and La Passe (La Digue), you'll find a variety of lodging options catering to different budgets and preferences. Book accommodations in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons.

Language: Seychellois Creole, English, and French are the official languages of Seychelles. English is widely spoken, especially in tourist areas and by the local population. Learning a few basic Creole phrases can enhance your travel experience and show respect for the local culture.

Beach Activities: Seychelles is famous for its stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters, offering a range of water sports activities such as snorkeling, diving, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding. Explore coral reefs teeming with marine life, swim with turtles, or simply relax on pristine beaches with powdery white sand.

Island Hopping: Take advantage of Seychelles' island-hopping opportunities to explore neighboring islands and secluded beaches. Visit popular islands like Praslin, home to the UNESCO-listed Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve, and La Digue, known for its iconic granite rock formations and stunning beaches like Anse Source d'Argent.

Nature Trails and Wildlife: Seychelles boasts lush forests, nature reserves, and marine parks teeming with biodiversity. Embark on hiking trails in Morne Seychellois National Park (Mahé) or Fond Ferdinand Nature Reserve (Praslin) to discover unique flora and fauna, including endemic bird species like the Seychelles Black Parrot. Explore marine parks like Sainte Anne Marine National Park for snorkeling and spotting colorful fish and coral reefs.

By keeping these tips in mind, you can have a memorable and rejuvenating experience exploring the natural beauty and tranquility of Seychelles.

Travel Advisories

The U.S. Department of State has four Travel Advisory Levels: Level 1 - Exercise normal precautions; Level 2 - Exercise increased caution; Level 3 - Reconsider travel; Level 4 - Do not travel

Level 1 - Exercise normal precautions when traveling to Seychelles. 

It's advisable to consult your country's official travel advisory website, for the most up-to-date information and specific travel advisories related to this country. Additionally, register your travel plans with your embassy or consulate for assistance in case of emergencies.

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