Discover the island of Mahe

Mahe is the biggest island in the Seychelles archipelago and whilst visiting it is fun to discover some of its treasures on a day's tour. The outing begins with a stop in the colonial centre of “the world’s smallest capital”, Victoria. Highlights visited here are the court buildings, the museum, the Post Office and the famous clock tower which is a twin of the one outside London’s Victoria Station. A turn around the corner takes one to the ‘Codevar’ building where local crafts, including the renowned Kreol Or (Creole Gold) are on display for sale. Then a walk across Albert Street leads one to the focal point of the town - its colourful market where stalls showcase fresh fish, tropical fruits & vegetables, herbs & spices, which are all displayed in fragrant abundance. Afterwards take a drive across the Sans Soucis mountain pass, with a photo stop at the historic Mission Lodge, en-route to a Creole restaurant for lunch.

In the afternoon the tour continues around the southern tip of the island to see the restored colonial plantation of ‘Jardin du Roi’, which is steeped in Creole history as well as that of the Georges family, whose family tree apparently includes a link to Louis XVII of France. A cold drink of home-grown fruit is provided before you tour the surrounding plantation of vegetables, exotic fruits, herbs & spices. The rest of the afternoon is for relaxation, with a stop at the Craft Village on the way back to your hotel.

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