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Luxury

Tides of the Indian Ocean

Mahé to Port Louis
Trip Code: NOBCMP13
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Your Vacation Includes

  • Experiences in 10 destinations
  • Search for rare wildlife on the Amirante Islands with the island’s conservation team
  • Look for giant tortoises in the crystal-clear waters of the Aldabra Atoll
  • Aboard a Zodiac, head out to the perfect snorkelling spot in Cosmoledo
  • Locally inspired dining - a total of 35 meals and a wide range of onboard beverages
  • Twelve nights aboard the small ship, MS Island Sky
  • Expert APT expedition leader and team
  • Return airport transfers, porterage and gratuities

Map & Itinerary

Europe map 2021 NOBCMP13
Mahé to Port Louis

Designed Exclusively for APT guests

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Give your holiday a personal touch with a choice of included sightseeing or dining options

Mahe, the tropical capital of the Seychelles, welcomes you today. There’s hardly a more beautiful place to begin the adventure. We’ll meet you at the airport and take you to the ship, moored in the island’s spectacularly blue waters. Toast to your amazing setting, before tonight’s dinner on board.

Stay: 12 Nights, MS Island Sky

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  • Dinner
Caledonian Sky off centre in sunset

Wake this morning at the island of Praslin, the second-largest island of the Seychelles. Explore World Heritage-listed Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve via its winding paths through high canopied palm forests, home to the extremely rare coco de mer palm. Meet back at the ship and enjoy lunch as it sails to Grande Soeur. This idyllic uninhabited island boasts white, sandy beaches and flourishing tropical forests. You may like to spend your time meandering along some of the many walking paths, looking out for giant tortoises, or making the most of the warm turquoise waters with a swim or snorkel.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Spend time on Desroches Island enjoying nature walks with your onboard naturalist and the island’s conservation team in search of giant tortoises and nesting turtles.


The 28 islands in the Amirante group were discovered by Vasco de Gama in 1501 and are considered to be some of the most pristine in the world. On Desroches Island, enjoy your first Signature Experience. Snorkellers have the chance to swim over vibrant coral gardens.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
View of Turtle in sand, Africa

Directly south from our last stop are the three islands in the Alphonse group, where dazzling white beaches are lined with vibrant green forest. Here you might see tortoises, scurrying crabs and an array of bird species. Wander sugary sand beaches. Go snorkelling or swimming in the circular lagoon and walk across the island’s meandering tracks.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Head to the sun deck to relax and enjoy the tropical scenery as your ship makes its way to the stunning Aldabra Atoll.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Drifting around the atoll by Zodiac, you’ll be amazed by the clear seas bursting with life. You’ll most likely be able to see right to the ocean floor.


Awake just off Aldabra Atoll today. Here you’ll enjoy a Signature Experience. Once your feet are on the sand, stroll along the shoreline looking out for frigate birds, coconut crabs and giant tortoises which are a common sight here. If you’re lucky, you might be able to see the extremely rare white-throated rail, the last surviving flightless bird in the western Indian Ocean.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

A real highlight is the opportunity to plunge into the warm water from the edge of your Zodiacs for an exciting snorkelling adventure in the open water.


Open your curtains to Cosmoledo, where a ring of twelve jungle-covered islands circle a spectacular lagoon. Today you will have the chance to explore a number of the islands via Zodiac. As an important bird and biodiversity area, you might be able to spot the three species of booby found in the Seychelles. Also look for sooty terns and great frigate birds. Enjoy a Signature Experience. After lunch, your ship heads towards Madagascar, while you can relax back on board.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™

Walk through Mount Amber National Park, weaving through the humid rainforest looking for lemurs, chameleons and endemic birds including parrots. Or, you may prefer to discover the port city of Diego Suarez with a guide, from its colonial-style architecture to regional Malagasy cuisine.


It’s the wildlife that brings travellers to Madagascar. And with good reason. The island is home to some truly unique species, a result of Madagascar breaking away from Africa more than 80 million years ago. At Diego Suarez, choose your sightseeing.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Scan the foliage carefully for chameleons and lizards, and look towards the treetops for black and white-ruffed lemurs. There are some interesting bird species to spot, including the Madagascar buzzard, kingfisher and paradise flycatchers.


Arriving at the tiny island of Nosy Mangabe, you have 520 hectares of virgin rainforest to explore. The area has been an important research centre since the mid-1960s when several aye-ayes and lemurs were released into the forest. Thanks to the Zodiacs, we are able to land on the beach from where we will set off into the forest. Your time in the forest is enhanced by a Signature Experience.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Step ashore at Antongil Bay to reach Madagascar’s largest protected area, Masoala National Park. Push through a tangle of vines, ferns, orchids and towering palisander trees on the trail of chameleons, the red-ruffed lemur, the red-fronted brown lemur and the ring-tailed mongoose. Frogs are abundant and will be easy to spot, especially the brightly coloured mantella frogs. Afterwards, cool off with a dip back at the beach before meeting your ship.

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As your ship sails away from Madagascar, you have time to rest and enjoy time on board your ship.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Choose to descend into the central highlands. Enjoy views from the Nez des Boeufs mountain and see the Piton de la Fournaise crater. Sample creole fare at lunch before visiting La Cité du Volcan museum. Or, explore a vanilla plantation in St Andre and enjoy some free time in St Denis.


Arrive at Réunion Island, officially a part of France. Interestingly, if you were to make the 11-hour plane trip here from Paris, you would enter the country as a domestic passenger. Shape your day with your choice of sightseeing.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Your adventure comes to an end in the capital of Mauritius. We’ll transfer you to the airport for your onward flight.

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  • Breakfast

It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.

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