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Aldabra Atoll: One of the world’s largest coral atolls and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Discover Aldabra Atoll, the second-largest raised coral atoll in the world and part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. As a part of the Indian Ocean, the Aldabra is one of the rare natural wonders that are home to multicellular forms of life and a spectacular seascape. stunning blue lagoons, attracting fish, coral, and millions of tourists who annually visit the island with its invention – limestone. Swim with giant tortoises, meet remarkable birds, and be stunned by the rainbow of fish in their natural element. However, due to the geographical isolation of the atoll, the Preserve provides an untouched ecosystem for nature lovers and outdoor types. Visitors to Aldabra Atoll will be able to observe an environment that is always full of life, making it a worthwhile destination for thousands of nature lovers.

Itinerary

This itinerary provides a well-rounded experience of Aldabra Atoll, combining adventure, relaxation, and immersion in one of the world’s most unique natural environments.

Day 1: Arrival and Exploration

Arrive at Aldabra Atoll via a chartered flight or boat from Mahé, Seychelles. Settle into your accommodations and enjoy a welcome lunch. In the afternoon, take a guided tour of the research station to learn about the atoll’s unique ecosystem and ongoing conservation efforts. Explore the nearby tidal channels and lagoon, where you can spot the famous giant tortoises, colorful marine life, and various bird species. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at your accommodation.

Day 2: Snorkeling and Island Exploration

Start the day with a hearty breakfast before heading out for a morning snorkeling excursion in the crystal-clear waters of the lagoon. Marvel at the vibrant coral reefs, diverse fish species, and possibly even manta rays and sharks. After lunch, embark on a guided walking tour of one of the smaller islands within the atoll. Learn about the unique flora and fauna, including rare bird species like the Aldabra rail and the white-throated rail. Return to your accommodation for dinner and a relaxed evening under the stars.

Day 3: Bird Watching and Tidal Flats

After breakfast, spend the morning bird watching, guided by a local expert. Aldabra Atoll is home to many endemic bird species, making it a paradise for bird enthusiasts. In the afternoon, explore the extensive tidal flats and mangroves during low tide. This is a great opportunity to observe marine life up close, including crabs, mollusks, and various fish species trapped in tidal pools. Enjoy a farewell dinner, reflecting on the day’s adventures, and spend your final night at the accommodation.

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Important Information

Packing Tips:

  • Light, comfortable clothing suitable for warm weather.
  • Swimwear and snorkeling gear (if not provided by the tour).
  • Sturdy walking shoes for island exploration.
  • Sun protection: hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses.
  • Insect repellent.
  • A good camera with waterproof protection for underwater shots.

Additional Notes:

  • Ensure all necessary permits and permissions are secured in advance.
  • Respect the strict conservation regulations to protect the atoll’s delicate ecosystem.
  • Be prepared for limited connectivity and amenities, embracing the remote and pristine nature of Aldabra Atoll.

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