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Itinerary: Comoros - Islands of the Moon

Comoros - Islands of the Moon

This short tour covers the three islands that make up the republic. Almost like a low key Zanzibar - without the tourists - the Comoros combine the heritage of Swahili culture with dramatic scenery and atmospheric towns.

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Comoros - Islands of the Moon

Day 1 - Moroni
Arrive into Moroni and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free.
Overnight Retaj International Hotel or similar.

Day 2 - Moroni
Spend today exploring the capital of the Comoros, an atmospheric place and steeped in Arabic heritage dating back to the 10th century. We visit the colourful market and the atmospheric medina, and explore the narrow streets of the historic quarter.
Overnight Retaj International Hotel or similar. (B)

Day 3 - Grande Comore
A full day spent exploring the island of Grande Comore. We visit Mount Karthala, the highest point of the Comoros and an active volcano, and Itsoundzou for marvellous views of the seven volcanic cones of Diboini. We also visit the Lac Sale, a volcanic salt lake, and the 'dragon rocks' of Ivoini.
Overnight Retaj International Hotel or similar. (BL)

Day 4 - Grande Comore - Moheli
Explore the south of the island including the ruins of the 18th century sultan's palace, and the nearby cliffs where local women flung themselves to their deaths rather than be captured by slavers. We also visit the lava flow at the village of Singani, before travelling by boat to the island of Moheli.
Overnight Relais de Singani Hotel or similar. (BL)

Day 5 - Moheli
Travel through Moheli, visiting the spice gardens and ylang ylang plantations that the Comoros are best known for.. In the late afternoon we head to Itsamia where, after sunset, we can see turtles coming ashore to lay eggs. Overnight Relais de Singani Hotel or similar. (BL)

Day 6 - Anjouan
Fly to the island of Anjouan. The rest of the day is free to relax or explore.
Overnight Al Amal Hotel or similar. (B)

Day 7 - Anjouan
Spend today exploring Anjouan. We visit the 'col of patsy', a beautiful valley, then continue to the picturesque Tatringa falls. This afternoon visit the mausoleum of the late president Abdallah, the father of independence in the Comoros.
Overnight Al Amal Hotel or similar. (BL)

Day 8 - Moroni
Fly back to Moroni.
Overnight Retaj International Hotel or similar. (B)

Day 9 - Moroni
Transfer to the airport for departure.

What's included:
Airport transfers - We include arrival and departure transfers regardless of whether you book flights yourself, or we book them for you. If you're booking them yourself, then please let us know the details so that we can arrange the transfers. Please note though that if you arrive earlier than Day 1 of the tour, and leave after the final day, we may need to make an additional charge for an airport transfer.

Accommodation - Accommodation as listed in the dossier. The nature of the destinations that we operate may sometimes mean that we need to change hotels, but we'll always endeavour to keep the same standards. Please be aware that as we operate in many countries where tourism is in its infancy, hotel standards may not be the same as you're used to elsewhere.

Guides - In most cases you will be accompanied by one guide from start to finish. However there may be occasions when this is not practical, for example if your trip covers a number of different countries. In these cases it often makes more sense to include different guides for each place, to take advantage of their specific knowledge of the destination.

What's Not included
Visas - We don't arrange visas for our travellers, but if an invitation letter is necessary then we will arrange this for you. If you need any advice with visas then let us know.

Airport taxes - If there are any departure taxes to pay that are not included within the cost of your ticket, you'll need to pay these yourself.

International flights - Many of our travellers arrive from different destinations and so we don't include international flights in the cost of our tours. If however you would like us to book flights for you, then just let us know and we'll be happy to discuss your options.

Travel Insurance - If you need any assistance with this, then let us know - although we can't arrange it ourselves we can point you in the direction of a reputable provider that can assist.

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