The tour begins with a transfer from the hotel for a stop in the colonial centre of “the world’s smallest capital”, Victoria. Head over to the ‘Codevar’ building where local crafts, including the renowned Kreol Or [Creole Gold] are on display for sale. A walk across Albert Street leads one to the focal point of the town, its colourful market where stalls of fresh fish, tropical fruits & vegetables, herbs & spices, are displayed in an abundance of fragrances.
This is followed by a drive across the Sans Soucis mountain pass where you will enjoy an authentic Creole lunch. The tour then continues to the restored colonial plantation of ‘Jardin du Roi. A cold drink of home-grown fruit welcomes visitors, before they tour the surrounding plantation of vegetables, exotic fruits, herbs and spices.
The rest of the afternoon is for relaxation, with a stop at the Craft Village on the way back to the hotel, at around 16h00.
General Pick up times from hotels
North: 08h10 – 08h30
East: 08h30 – 08h50
West: 08h05 – 08h40
English, French, German, ltalian
Days of Operations
Monday to Friday
Mahe and nearby islands
Lunch is included in this tour
What not to miss
Make sure you visit the court buildings, museum, post office and the Clock-tower. Stroll through the markets at Albert Street and stop for a photo at the historical Mission Lodge. The rest of the afternoon is for relaxation, with a stop at the Craft Village on the way back to the hotel.