03 December 2016

 

Amazing things to do in
Mauritius

Mauritius

Sights and sounds of Mauritius

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Past & Present
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Past & Present

Discover the marvels of Mauritius

Soak up the island's rich trading history and discover part of what has forged Mauritius today before hopefully bagging a few bargains of your own at the central market. This tour takes you to the northern part of the island where the first stop is the Botanical Gardens of Pamplemousses, one of the most beautiful and ancient in the world. Next visit an old sugar factory now converted into an interactive museum.

Moving closer to the capital you visit La Citadelle, once a military fort built in the early 19th century, which offers impressive views of Port Louis. Before visiting the Blue Penny Museum, home to two of the rarest stamps in the world, continue your shopping experience at the Caudan Waterfront where some of the tempting boutiques will end your day in style.

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Exotic Insights
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Exotic Insights

Tea and crocodiles

Enjoy the scenic route that takes you to Bois Cheri tea plantations and tea factory. Learn all about the tea making process that transforms the freshly picked leaves into those delicious variety of teas. You will then be welcomed at the Bois Cheri chalet where you will enjoy a tea tasting session where you have superb views over the tea plantations.

Next stop at a traditional colonial house in Saint Aubin to learn about the manufacturing process of the vanilla and rum followed by a visit to the anthurium green houses. Lunch is at Andrea Loges nestled in a pristine natural environment. Next discover animals such as crocodiles, monkeys and tortoises at a reserve then finally admire the crashing waves at Gris Gris for a spectacular end to your day out.

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Fusion Tour
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Fusion Tour

See the gardens, shops and houses

Treat yourself to an array of cultural and culinary experiences on this full day tour which starts with a visit to Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, the oldest in the southern hemisphere and home to several varieties of palm trees, spices and other botanical wonders. Then a stopover in Port Louis will give you time to shop around the traditional Mauritian boutiques and famous designer shops at the Caudan Waterfront.

At lunch time you will be warmly welcomed by a Mauritian family at Escale Creole for a typical culinary experience. Served in a picturesque setting this meal will offer a true taste of Mauritius using the best local products. Last but not least, you end the day with a visit to a typical colonial house. The main part of the Eureka estate has been turned into a museum and your time there rounds off a perfect day.

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Visit Mahé Bour
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Visit Mahé Bour

Tour that takes the biscuit!

Spend the day soaking up beautiful views, visiting a unique biscuit factory and enjoying lunch in a native lodge. First stop is the small island of Ile Aux Aigrettes which is a nature reserve off the south east coast of Mauritius and is a little piece of a long lost hidden paradise. The sparkling waters of its beautiful lagoon, the ruins of an old limekiln and the dense green canopy of the forest welcome you to this charming place.

Your next stop is Biscuiterie H. Rault which is a family business situated in Mauritius whose biscuits are truly unique. These biscuits, available in various flavours, are made following a traditional method which has remained unchanged since its creation more than 140 years ago. You will stop for lunch at the Native Lodge and Spa which is located on the river La Chaux and garden. Finally the day ends with free time to enjoy the Mahe Bour market at your leisure (market every Monday).

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Wild Colours Tour
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Wild Colours Tour

See all the local colour

On this scenic trip around the south west of the island you will discover spectacular scenery so don’t forget your camera. Start your day in the mountainous region at the heart of the island and on arrival at the highest point in Curepipe admire the view overlooking a dormant volcano. Then move on to a completely different landscape at the sacred lake of Grand Bassin, a place of worship for the Hindu community.

Next visit the Black River Gorges, a real sanctuary of fauna and flora. Then visit a rum distillery where the secret of rum production will be unveiled ending with a tasting session. Your taste buds are further indulged by fine Mauritian cuisine during lunch at l'Akchimiste restaurant. To bring your day to a charming end you will be taken to the spectacular coloured earth of Chamarel a unique geological phenomenon.

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Heading East
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Heading East

Have a fun day on the ocean

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea and lots of amazing views on this full day tour. Your catamaran will leave Trou d'Eau Douce just off the east coast where you set off for a relaxing tour of the nearby scenery. The surroundings will bring to mind tropical forests as you sail past a thriving eco system and lush mangroves. A stop over at the Grand River South East waterfalls will revive your senses.

Spend some quality time at the beautiful islets, soak up the tropical sunshine and take a refreshing dip in the turquoise waters to cool off. If you feel like getting closer to the sea life you can take advantage of the snorkelling equipment which is available on board and dive down to see the exotic and colourful marine creatures making this a memorable experience.

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Full Day Car Hire & Guide
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Full Day Car Hire & Guide

Pace yourself on a grand tour

This private tour will give you the opportunity to experience the essence of Mauritius as well as give you all the free time you need to relax while soaking up the sun. Meet the tortoises at La Vanille Reserve des Mascareignes, walk with the lions at Casela Nature and Leisure Park, indulge in a tempting shopping spree, walk through the lush nature reserves or simply relax on one of the pristine beaches.

An outing to the local market has become a must-do on this trip and you can stroll through the stalls which sell produce ranging from spices, fruits and vegetables to clothes and souvenirs. The markets of Quatre Bornes and Mahe Bour are also great for bargaining. This tailor made excursion allows you to travel around and discover the island at your own pace.


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Half Day Car Hire & Guide
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Half Day Car Hire & Guide

Take a private tour

Discover the stunning island of Mauritius at your own pace on this private tour that will give you the opportunity to experience the essence of the island as well as allowing you all the free time you want to relax while soaking up the sun. This tailor made excursion lets you travel around and discover the island at your own pace.

Meet tortoises at La Vanille Reserve des Mascareignes, walk with lions at Casela Nature and Leisure Park, indulge in a shopping spree, walk through the lush nature reserves or simply relax on one of the pristine beaches. An visit to the local market is must-do on this trip and you can stroll through the stalls which sell produce ranging from spices, fruits and vegetables to clothes and souvenirs.

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Dolphin Swim
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Dolphin Swim

Swim with dolphins in the open sea

Swimming with dolphins is an incredibly moving experience which will bring you into contact with strikingly beautiful scenery, unspoiled landscapes and of course these wonderful animals. Unlike many other dolphin facilities that limit your swim with the playful creatures to pools or shallow water encounters, you have the unique opportunity to enter their natural environment and enjoy an encounter with dolphins in the open sea.

Accompanied by a trained professional you immerse yourself in crystal clear waters for a two hour excursion when you plunge into the remarkable world of these powerful marine mammals and come face to face with the dolphins. On this memorable dolphin experience you will also learn all about these fascinating creatures and how they live their lives in the wild.


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