Accommodation as indicated – can change depending on availability, Meals as indicated, Meet and greet upon arrival, 2-4 star hotel accommodation, city sights, Guided walk, diving, entrance fees, traditional dinner and dance, all transport between destinations to/from activities, accommodation. Flights and transfers as indicated, Tour file with a detailed itinerary, a map with route descriptions, vouchers etc., 24 hours personal and friendly availability, Fast and efficient response to hotels/lodges and car rental companies.
Items of a personal nature, Optional extra activities, International flights, Holiday or personal insurance, Staff gratuities
Luxury 2-4 star hotel (Southern Sun Maputo, Bay View Lodge, Golden Sands Apartments, Sunset Beach Lodge) with amazing views, clean room, wifi, en-suite bathroom and beautiful environment.
Day 1 – Maputo
Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique offers a vibrant and eclectic mix of cultures. After checking-in at the hotel, you explore the city sights on a walking tour with a guide. Maputo offers interesting and varied architecture and no visit to the city would be complete without a browse through a market. At you eat out and get a chance to experience the night-life of this intriguing city.
Day 2 – Inhambane – Barra Beach
Setting out for the Inhambane District we travel the northern road along the coast. While it is a long day on the road there is much to see as you pass many villages and plantations of coconuts, cashews and sugar cane. The journey will bring you to the palm-lined beaches for two days of relaxation and ocean fun. At night you will be welcomed with a traditional Mozambique dinner.
Day 3 – Inhambane
With two days of beach time, you have an opportunity to relax and enjoy the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the more adventurous can sign up for a variety of optional activities. While the beaches at Barra are safe for swimming, the reefs on this stretch of coast offer excellent opportunities for diving or snorkeling.
Day 4 – Inhambane
Today you make the short drive to Tofo to spend the day enjoying yet another of Mozambique’s iconic beach destination. With safe swimming, a charming market and a number of popular beach bars, Tofo is perfect for a day’s outing. A second day not only ensures that you have the opportunity to make the most of the activities on offer, it also allows some flexibility to adapt to the weather.
Day 5 – Vilanculos
This morning you make a stop in Inhambane where you will have the opportunity to explore the market and the historic streets of this former slave trading port. For those who enjoy a good adventure, your guide will arrange one of the famous Dhow ferries to sail you across the bay. These sturdy old boats have plied the East Coast of Africa for centuries and the trip across the bay is a truly local experience. Should you prefer, you may remain with the truck for the trip to Maxixe on the far side of the bay. Reunited with the truck you travel north to your next stop at Vilanculos.
Day 6 – Bazaruto Excursion
Boarding a traditional Dhow this morning and set to sail to the islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago, one of the largest Marine reserves in Southern Africa. Spend the day exploring the islands, snorkeling and enjoying the beaches of this island paradise. Be sure to keep your sunblock handy as today is filled with sun, sea, sand, and exploration. Return in the afternoon and enjoy a well-earned night of rest.
Day 7 – Xai Xai District
After resting set course for the Xai-Xai district, arriving in the late afternoon you will have time for a walk on the beach or a sundowner to bid farewell to the Indian Ocean and the pristine beaches of Mozambique.
Day 8 – Maputo
Early risers can enjoy the sunrise on the beach this morning before departure. Your tour comes to an end upon arrival in Maputo.