Summer Africa 1st Week-end Solo Trip: White Sands of Seychelles

Seychelles White Sands (Mahe Island, La Digue Island, Praslin Island) week-end adventure
November 02 to 03, 2018

1st among the 3 Summer Africa week-end solo trip following the success of 4 consecutive week-ends only in Southern Europe last Sept. 2018 to maximize the Schengen Visa validity. Week-end adventure never ends indeed from 2018 Summer Europe to 2018 Summer Africa. My 8th country to visit in the Continent of Africa following the South Africa (Cape Town) last Feb. 201865th solo backpacking trip, total of 83rd countries visited so far and of course, usual budget do-it-yourself itinerary from arrival to departure. On this trip also I started to create the #lakbay100 quest to visit 100 countries as Philippine Passport holder.


Summer Africa 1st Week-end Solo Trip: White Sands of Seychelles (Grand Ansa of Mahe Island)

Summer Africa 1st Week-end Solo Trip: White Sands of Seychelles (Transportation of Seychelles)

Summer Africa 1st Week-end Solo Trip: White Sands of Seychelles (Transportation of Seychelles)

Summer Africa 1st Week-end Solo Trip: White Sands of Seychelles (Transportation of Seychelles)

SEYCHELLES
timezone - UTC +0400H    capital - Victoria    language - English    currency - Rupee (SCR) 1 USD = 13 SCR
visa - Philippine passport holders are eligible for Visa for sixty days on arrival (free of charge)

Seychelles is a visa-free country which means that there are no visa requirements for any persons wishing to travel. A visitor’s permit is issued on arrival in Seychelles to travelers visiting for the purposes of holiday, business, visiting friends or family and who also meet the following criteria: (1) is not a prohibited immigrant; (2) is not a holder of a valid permit which entitles the holder to reside in Seychelles; (3) holds a valid return ticket; (4) has confirmed accommodation; and, (5) has sufficient funds for the duration of the stay (minimum of US$150 or equivalent per day).

http://www.mfa.gov.sc/static.php?content_id=1

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT SEYCHELLES
1. The native Coco de mer, also known as the sea coconut or double coconut, produces the heaviest (about 15kg) and largest seed in the world.
2. The capital of Seychelles, Victoria, is the smallest capital in the world. You can explore the entire city on foot in less than a day.
3. The second largest atoll in the world, the Aldabra atoll, is home to the world’s largest population of Giant tortoises


Summer Africa 1st Week-end Solo Trip: White Sands of Seychelles (Victoria City tour)

Summer Africa 1st Week-end Solo Trip: White Sands of Seychelles (Victoria City tour)

Summer Africa 1st Week-end Solo Trip: White Sands of Seychelles (Victoria City tour)

2 DAYS WEEK-END SUMMER TRIP IN SEYCHELLES PREPARATION AND ITINERARY (NOV. 2018)

Preparation:
Nov02 Air Seychelles Abu Dhabi to Mahe 270 AED
Nov03 Air Seychelles Mahe to Abu Dhabi 345 AED
Nov02-03 Oceanic View Apartment 1N (payment on arrival)
Nov03 Ferry from Mahe to La Digue 64 Euro (Economy Seat)
Nov03 Ferry from La Digue to Prastin 15 Euro (Standard Seat)
Nov03 Ferry from Prastin to Mahe 70 Euro (Business Seat)
Ferry per above total charge 149 Euro (653. AED)
TOTAL: 1,268 AED

Day 1: November 02, 2018 Friday

0530H ETD Abu Dhabi UTC +0400H (3hr delay)
1000H ETA Mahe, Seychelles UTC +0400H; airport pick-up to Hostel
Ocean View Apartment package payment $260
(airport pick-up $30, Mahe Island tour $150, check-in $70, drop-off to Mahe Port $10)
1130H ETD Hostel, start Mahe Island Tour; Money Exchange $100=1,390 SCR); Lunch with driver 135; mango 25
North Point, Victoria City, La Misere Viewpoint, La Beoliere, Grand Anse, Anse Intendance, Anse Royale
1730H ETA Hostel; walk to Beau Vallon Beach; dinner 140; breakfast meal for tomorrow 56
2000H ETA Hostel
Total: $260 + 256 SYR

Day 2: November 03, 2018 Saturday

0630H ETD Hostel
0645H ETA Victoria ferry; change voucher to boarding pass
0730H ETD Mahe Island
0900H ETA La Digue Island; bike rental 150; Anse Source D'Argent 115; Anse Severe
1030H ETD La Digue Island
1045H ETA Praslin Island; Bus to Grand Anse 7; snacks 73
Bus to Anze Lazio 14 (more time consumed on bus waiting); Bus to Praslin Port 7
1500H ETD Praslin Island
1600H ETA Mahe Island; Victoria city walk; snacks 80
1700H ETD Victoria; taxi to airport 200
1730H ETA Mahe Airport; souvenir 60
2030H ETD Seychelles
Total: 697 SYR

TOTAL: $260 + 256 + 697 = 953 SCR ($78) + $260 = $338 + $345 (1,268 AED) = $683


Summer Africa 1st Week-end Solo Trip: White Sands of Seychelles (Big rocks of La Digue)

Summer Africa 1st Week-end Solo Trip: White Sands of Seychelles (Giant Tortoise of Praslin)

Summer Africa 1st Week-end Solo Trip: White Sands of Seychelles (Giant Tortoise of Praslin)

1st Day: Road Trip in Mahe Island

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