Unique cultural Mozambique escape with a blissful beach stay

Maputo & Vilanculos, Africa

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The perfect package with flights included

Vilanculos Beach Lodge, Vilanculos

Mozambique

Maputo

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Girassol Montebelo Hotel, Maputo

Maputo

Fort en Maputo

Girassol Montebelo Hotel, Maputo

Girassol Montebelo Hotel, Maputo

Maputo

Seahorse, Vilanculos

Vilanculos Beach Lodge, Vilanculos

Vilanculos Beach Lodge, Vilanculos

Turtle, Vilanculos

Seahorse, Vilanculos

Isla Inhaca, Vilanculos

Vilanculos Beach Lodge, Vilanculos

Mozambique

Vilanculos

Vilanculos

Deep-dive into unexpected bliss in magical Mozambique, a haven of eclectic architecture, unbelievable beaches and boat rides aplenty - includes excursions, breakfast throughout, two lunches and all travel

Day 1: UK - Mozambique

Jet off from your UK departure airport, spending the night on board.

Day 2: Maputo

Touch down in Mozambique’s magical capital Maputo. Bordered by the Indian Ocean on one side, this city is swept up in a warm breeze and lined with verdant jacarandas. You’ll have the rest of the day to start exploring.

Day 3: Maputo

Today you’ll set out on a full day of sightseeing in one of Africa’s most beautiful capitals. Wander on foot before catching a tuk-tuk to ride through the historic streets and enjoying a local lunch. European influences, particularly Portuguese, are infused into this city, and you’ll see plenty of evidence, including an 18th-century fortress. You’ll have the evening to yourself - why not head to Feira Popular, a stretch of popular (as the name suggests) restaurants and bars. (Meals: breakfast, lunch)

Day 4: Maputo - Vilanculos

You’ll be heading beachwards today, taking a short flight to Vilanculos in the morning. This paradisaical coastal town boasts flour-soft, white sand beaches, and you’ll be staying right on the sands with a view across the water to the Bazaruto Archipelago. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 5: Vilanculos

Sail across the crystal-clear waters today on a traditional dhow, to reach Magaruque Island. This is the perfect spot for snorkelling, so spend your day on this blissful beach flitting between the sands and the sea, then return to the mainland for the evening. (Meals: breakfast, lunch)

Day 6: Vilanculos

You’ll spend today learning about seahorses on a dhow boat trip to Chibuene, watching out for these tiny, beautiful creatures in their natural habitat. Sample a delicious local dish on board on your way back to Vilanculos. You could spend the afternoon under the waves on a dive, or take advantage of one of many other watersports available. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 7: Vilanculos

Spend the day at leisure however you see fit. Watch the fishermen at work, visit Vilanculos Market, or opt for an excursion to Benguerra and Bazaruto Islands (£129 per person). This speedboat trip will take you to explore the lakes and dunes of one island, then the centuries-old lighthouse of another before dipping back in the waters for some more snorkelling. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 8: Vilanculos

You’ll have another day at leisure today. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 9: Vilanculos - Maputo

Return to Maputo this morning refreshed, relaxed and rejuvenated with the images of paradise burned into your mind. Spend the afternoon and evening taking in Maputo again. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 10: Maputo - Night on board

Head to the airport for your flight home, spending a night on board before you arrive back in the UK.

Good to know

Please note that island entrance fees of approximately 900 MZN (roughly £10) per person are not included for trips to Magaruque, Benguerra and Bazaruto Islands. This must be paid at the destination in cash. 

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