How to Visit the Seychelles Without Spending a Lot Of Money

“Is it possible to visit the Seychelles without spending a lot of money?”

This island nation is widely considered to be one of the most expensive travel destinations in the world, and we got this question a lot when we said we were going for a two week vacation.

In fact, most of the time it was followed up with “how can you afford that?!” (The answer? Points; but we'll get into that later.)

As we do in all posts in this series, to answer this question in a single statement, we have to say that on the surface, no, it is not possible to visit the Seychelles cheaply (which we would define as under $100 a day for a couple).

But if you plan your trip right, and choose your accommodations and dining options selectively, you can get your costs down to $150 to $200 per day for a couple before airfare. 

Still not a trivial amount, but a lot better than the alternatives.

For those who have a slightly higher budget, there are still many ways to get to this remote and mysterious destination without breaking the bank too much, and today we're going to get into how to do just that!

All prices in this article are based off our trip to the Seychelles in early 2018, and the exchange rate we received was approximately 13.5 rupees to one dollar.

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How We Got a $13,000 Seychelles Vacation for Just $3,138

The Seychelles has a reputation for being one of the most expensive destinations in the world, and is one that is rightfully earned.

While you can visit the Seychelles without spending a lot of money, even if the most frugal of cases a couple will still have to have a rather modest budget of upwards of $5,000 for two weeks (including airfare).

We went for the more opulent route for our trip and went on a 12-day Seychelles vacation that cost just under $13,000. 

But we didn't pay $13,000. Our out of pocket costs for this paradise vacation was just $3,138.

So, how'd we do it? Points!

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The Alamo Mission in San Antonio May Be Best Enjoyed Outside

The history of the Alamo Mission in San Antonio is one of the pivotal points of American history, especially in Texas. 

We all know the story. 

In early 1836 Mexican troops launched a siege on the Alamo mission in what is now modern-day San Antonio. All Texas troops were killed during the assault, but the defeat rallied the rest of the region into ultimately defeating the Mexican troops just over a month later. 

What remains of the site today is one of the most visited sites in all of Texas, with the ruins of the Alamo being quite preserved in the last 177 years. 

Of course, when I found out I was going to San Antonio, I knew that visiting this site would be at the top of my list. But after I decided to visit the Alamo, I realized that going was almost a waste of my time.

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Sahara Desert Trips – Opt for the Three Night Tour in Morocco

When visiting Morocco, we had one experience on our mind above all others- taking a trip out into the Sahara desert to see the famous sand dunes.

As this was to be one of the highlights of our trip to Morocco, we wanted to make sure we do this one right and found numerous options for the trip.

Some tours went one way from Fes to Marrakech, others did the reverse, and even more did round trips from each city. As we were making a big loop around Morocco on our trip, the one-way from Fes to Marrakech made the most sense for our itinerary.

We then had to decide between the two night and three night tour, and not wanting to turn down more time in the desert we opted for the three night tour. In this one, we want to dive down into that one question you may be having if you're having the same problem: what do you get out of that extra night?

Note: We are reviewing our experience on Sahara Desert Trips in this article. We were not hosted for this tour in any capacity and paid for the tour ourselves. In other cases we would likely not call out the tour company by name, but we are here as itineraries are all over the map for Sahara tours.

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