Mauritius is a delightful surprise for visitors; the incredible ethnic and cultural diversity of its population comes from all over Europe, Africa, Asia and lives in total harmony. The mix of different customs, language and religion, which have been kept alive is demonstrated in the numerous religious festivals throughout the year.
Day 1: Arrive Mauritius
Arrive at Mauritius, nestling some 3000 km off the east coast of Africa, just beneath the Tropic of Capricorn. This jewel of the Indian Ocean boasts 160 km of beautiful coastline surrounded by coral reefs, a breathtaking central plateau and dramatic, picturesque mountains. Our local agent will welcome you to Mauritius. Proceed to the hotel.
Dinner and Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2: South Mauritius Tour
Breakfast at the hotel. The Mystical and colourful South Tour. Follow our guide and discover the mystical and extensive endemic nature of the South Island. 0900 hrs - Proceed to the town of Curepipe with stop at the ship model factory, which is the famous art of the Mauritian handicrafts and souvenirs shops. Starting the sightseeing part of the tour with a stopover at the Trou Aux Cerfs, a dormant volcano. Visit the Grand Bassin, the “Ganges” of Mauritius. Drive through the forests of Plaine Champagne & Macchabee. Then, stop at Black River Gorges to see the magnificent view from the highest peak, Black River mountain. Proceeding further to the SouthWest, you will reach the Chamarel Cascade and the seven-coloured earth, a volcanic phenomenon that had left this plot of land with rich mineral and oxides to give different colours. Back at the hotel by 1700 hours. Dinner and Overnight at Hotel
Day 3: North Mauritius Tour
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day tour of North Mauritius, visit Port Louis-the capital. ”. This excursion will allow you to discover the cosmopolitan mixture in the Mauritian lifestyle. Shopping time in the typical market called “Bazarre” on the island and in the modern commercial centre, Le Caudan Waterfront, where you can choose from the variety of local craft products at the craft market to duty free shops. Leave the lively city for a breath of fresh air at Pamplemousses Botanical Garden. Stroll in the oldest and finest botanical gardens of the world, with many rare species of plants and spectacular bloom. Of particular interest are the giant water lilies (Victoria Regia), a spice garden, and the Talipot Palms, said to bloom once every 60 years, after which they die. Dinner and Overnight at Hotel.
Day 4: Ile aux Cerfs Tour
Breakfast at the hotel. Tour to Miniature Eden “Ile aux Cerfs”. Leave behind the stress and enjoy the Sun, Sand and Sea on the East Coast. 0900 hrs - Leave the hotel for Pointe Maurice Jetty in the village of Trou d’Eau Douce. Arrival at the jetty for a boat trip of about 10 to 15 minutes depending of the tides, to Ile aux Cerfs. Fine golden sand, clear turquoise water, an emerald lagoon is waiting for you to spend the whole day. Leave the island. Available water sports facilities at supplement cost: big banana, surfboard, water skiing, kayaks, pedal-boats, laser boats, catamaran, parasailing etc. You have one snack bar and two restaurants offering all sorts of cuisine, but specially seafood.Dinner and Overnight at Hotel.
Day 5: Depart Mauritius
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning is free. Check out time is 1200 hours. We transfer you to the airport for departure flight back home.
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