Seychelles Tours & Holidays
Check out the world’s top-rated beaches and you’ll find the Seychelles making the cut time and time again.
It’s no secret the Seychelles is the ultimate paradise, but you can still find a piece of island nirvana away from the crowds. Take island hopping to the next level by cruising between the white sandy coastlines, sampling Creole cuisine and dropping anchor in the perfect spot to plunge into crystal-clear waters. The Seychelles is described as the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean, with its diverse marine habitats. On our Seychelles tours, you can meet an old giant tortoise; snorkel along coral reefs surrounded by tropical fish, and hike through mangrove forests to see rare (unusually-shaped) coconut trees while spotting species of squawking parrots above.
Seychelles at a glance
Seychelles Rupee (SCR)
The official languages are Seychelles Creole, French, and English.
Type D (Old British 3-pin) 220V, 50Hz AC
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Seychelles travel FAQs
Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards
From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (excluding all Polar trips and select adventure cruises).
However, we continue to strongly recommend that all Intrepid travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.
Travellers do not require a visa to enter Seychelles. However, you must hold an onward ticket, have confirmed accommodation and have sufficient funds for the duration of your stay. Entry requirements for Seychelles can change at any time, so it's important that you check the Seychelles government website or your nearest Seychelles consulate for the latest visa information specific to your nationality. You can also find further visa information in the Essential Trip Information section of your chosen itinerary.
Tipping is up to the individual when travelling in Seychelles. In restaurants, a service charge of between five to ten per cent is often added to the bill so you will not be expected to leave an additional tip. If you receive excellent service, a little generosity can go a long way considering the low wages of those working in the hospitality industry.
On the adventure cruise, tips are included for the ship crew and hospitality staff. This amount does not include a tip for your tour leader, so you may wish to set aside some funds for this.
If you are happy with the services of your trip leader and wish to tip, EUR 2–4 per passenger per day is an appropriate amount. It is of great significance to the people who take care of you during your travels.
Many hotels and some restaurants and cafes offer Wi-Fi. Free Wi-Fi hotspots are found in some public areas in the capital of Victoria, Beau Vallon and Anse Royale on the main island.
There is mobile reception on Mahe, Praslin, La Digue, North Island, Fregate Island and Silhouette Island. Many foreign mobile services have coverage in the Seychelles, but roaming fees are high. You can purchase a local sim card for the network providers Cable & Wireless Seychelles (CWS) or Air.
Western-style flushable toilets are available on adventure cruises. You will also find flushable toilets in hotels and restaurants throughout the Seychelles. Public toilets are difficult to find outside the main beaches of Victoria.
Small bottle of soft drink = EUR 1
Beer in a bar or restaurant = EUR 2.5
Simple lunch = EUR 5
Three-course meal = EUR 50
Drinking tap water isn't recommended in the Seychelles. For environmental reasons, try to avoid buying bottled water. Instead, fill a reusable water bottle or canteen with filtered water. Ask your leader where filtered water can be found – some places you stay may have drinking water available.
The euro is the standard currency onboard adventure cruises. Visa, Mastercard and American Express are all accepted for settling your ship board account. It is wise to travel with sufficient cash (in local currency) to pay for shopping on the island and for incidentals such as shipboard items, airport taxes and taxis.
Major credit cards are usually accepted by large hotels and western-style restaurants throughout the Seychelles. Ensure you have adequate cash to cover purchases where credit is unavailable.
ATM facilities exist at major banks in Mahe, Praslin and La Digue but will dispense Seychelles Rupees only. Foreign currency can be changed at banks or authorised bureau de change only. It is a criminal offence to change money with unauthorised persons. Credit cards are widely accepted throughout the Seychelles.
For LGBTQI travellers visiting the Seychelles, there’s little to worry about but some discretion is advised with open displays of affection as there is no openly gay or lesbian scene in the country.
Yes, all Intrepid trips support the Intrepid Foundation. Trips to this country directly support our global Intrepid Foundation partners Eden Reforestation Projects and World Bicycle Relief. Intrepid will double the impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.
Eden Reforestation Projects
Eden Reforestation Projects are helping to mitigate climate change by restoring forests worldwide; they also hire locally and create job opportunities within vulnerable communities. Donations from our trips support restoration across planting sites in 10 countries around the globe.
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World Bicycle Relief
World Bicycle Relief provides people in low-income communities with bicycles to mobilise school kids, health workers, and farmers in far-out areas – giving them access to vital education, healthcare, and income. Donations help provide Buffalo Bicycles – specifically designed to withstand the rugged terrain and harsh environment of rural regions – to those who need them most.
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Absolutely. All passengers travelling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of their trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.
For more information on insurance, please go to: Travel Insurance
Intrepid takes the health and safety of its travellers seriously and takes every measure to ensure that trips are safe, fun and enjoyable for everyone. We recommend that all travellers check with their government or national travel advisory organisation for the latest information before departure:
Go to: Smart Traveller
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From the UK?
Go to: UK Foreign Travel Advice
From New Zealand?
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From the US?
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The World Health Organisation also provides useful health information.