Seychelles : Landmark Attractions

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Takamaka Rum Distillery

The d’Offay brothers, Richard and Bernard, founded Takamaka 20 years ago and it has since become part of the archipelago’s identity. The distillery on the 18th-century La Plaine St Andre estate produces a handful of tipples blended with local spices and fruit extracts, but by far the most popular are the easy-drinking coconut rum and amber-hued eight-year-old St André aged in American oak barrels. Visitors can enjoy a tour of the distillery and gardens with a tasting workshop available on weekdays.

Climbing Morne Seychellois

Covering a staggering 20 percent of Mahé, Morne Seychellois National Park is home to several endemic species, including the highly elusive Seychelles Scops-owl, and is laced with nature trails. If your hiking boots are craving a tricky challenge, then try trekking to the summit of the 905-metre-high Morne Seychellois. The climb takes around five hours to follow the less-maintained path and often requires cutting through thick undergrowth. Sturdy shoes are essential, and adventurers are advised to take plenty of water.

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