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Mauritian Wonders


  • Mauritian Wonders

Mauritian Wonders

 Mauritius

9 Days days from 1099 pp  from LHR

Join this eight-day tour to discover Mauritius Island. Get ready for a dream beach vacation on this exotic island, home of amazing wildlife and breath-taking landscapes. Lie down on the white sand beaches or dive into the world-famous sapphire waters to discover the underwater treasures of the Indian Ocean.

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Join this eight-day tour to discover Mauritius Island. Get ready for a dream beach vacation on this exotic island, home of amazing wildlife and breath-taking landscapes. Lie down on the white sand beaches or dive into the world-famous sapphire waters to discover the underwater treasures of the Indian Ocean. Mauritius is a fabulous culinary destination, exotic combinations of the tastes and flavors will undoubtedly satisfy your gastronomic curiosity. Capture these beautiful moments at the Trou-Aux-Cerfs, a dormant volcanic crater, and visit Ganga Talao, a crater lake. The refreshing waterfall and the eye-alluring colors of the earth at Chamarel will leave a ton of memories last for a lifetime.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Mauritius: of volcanic origin and sheltered for its major by barriers of coral reefs forming natural, safe, crystal clear lagoons, Mauritius has for long been a dream destination. Inland features include a vast central plateau, subtropical forests, rivers, streams, and waterfalls. The island nation is a crucible of diverse cultures and religions which the immigrant population brought from ancestral soils.

Short Itinerary

Day 01 : Departure London Heathrow

Day 02 : Arrival Mauritius – Grand Baie

Day 03 : Grand Baie – Trou-Aux-Cerfs – Ganga Talao – Black River Gorges and Park – Chamarel – Grand Baie

Day 04 : Grand Baie

Day 05 : Grand Baie

Day 06 : Grand Baie

Day 07 : Gran Baie

Day 08 : Grand Baie

Day 09 : Grand Baie – Departure Mauritius

Tour Ends

 Day 01 : Departure London Heathrow

Today you will board on a to Mauritius.

Overnight in the plane.
 Day 02 : Arrival Mauritius – Grand Baie

Upon landing at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, make your own way to the Desk No. 16, where a representative will greet and guide you to your transfer. After check-in at the hotel, settle in your room, and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Grand Baie.
 Day 03 : Grand Baie – Trou-Aux-Cerfs – Ganga Talao – Black River Gorges and Park – Chamarel – Grand Baie

Wake up to breakfast at the hotel, before departing for a full-day tour at around 08:00 am. Hop on the bus and after one hour 30 mins drive, the first stop will be at Trou-Aux-Cerfs the dormant volcanic crater with its 360° panoramic view, a great spot for photos. Shortly after you will visit Voiliers de l’Ocean, where you can watch local craftsmen make painstaking replicas of authentic 18th Century sailing ships. A drive through the forest of the island’s interior will take you to ‘Ganga Talao’, a sacred lake to Mauritian Hindus in Plaine Champagne. Further down the winding road of the Black River Gorges National Park, you will reach a local restaurant with a breath-taking view over the coastline, where you will stop for lunch around midday (included). Continuing through pineapple and sugar cane fields, you can discover Chamarel: be mesmerized by its magnificent waterfall and unique 7 colored Earth, which are evidence of Geological phenomenon. On the return journey, the impressive view is dominated by the iconic Le Morne Mountain and Ile aux Benitiers. Arrive at the hotel around 05:00 pm, to relax and unwind.

Overnight in Grand Baie.
 Day 04 : Grand Baie

In the morning, charge your batteries with breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure to relax by the pool or dive into Mauritius' amazing crystal-clear waters. Free land and water sports activities are available at the hotel to make this experience unforgettable.

If you are an adventure lover, you can take a banana ride, go water skiing, or scuba diving (not included). You may also indulge yourself with a range of therapies offered by the hotel spa (not included).

Alternatively, you can book an optional excursion (not included):

Exotic North, full-day tour

You will be picked up at around 08:30 am from the hotel reception. This trip goes through Cap-Malheureux, a small village in the island’s far north, dominated by an attractive red-roofed Church and offering a splendid view over Gunner’s Quoin and the northern islands. A drive through Grand Bay leads to Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens, a haven for some 500 rare exotic plants with giant water lilies, the Talipot Palm, flowering once every 60 years, and various species. Enjoy a traditional lunch at l’Aventure du Sucre (drinks not included), situated on an authentic Sugar Factory which explores the history of sugarcane on the island. The trip continues to the Blue Penny Museum, which displays the famous Post Office stamps of 1847. The local Port-Louis market is a must for a glimpse of a colorful cross-section of Mauritian life, the guide will show you how to get to the market and you will have some free time to shop. You will be dropped off at the hotel at around 05:30 pm.

Simply Sailing, full-day tour

You will be picked up at around 08:15 am from the hotel reception. At 09:30 approximate, you will be boarding the catamaran at Four à Chaux. You will sail along the charming east coast of Mauritius to discover the wonders of this picturesque part of the island, its long-sheltered lagoon, the blue and green shades of the crystal-clear water, and the breath-taking coastal scenery, set against a backdrop of mountains. Here you will have free time to swim and snorkel. Lunch will be served on board followed by a stop at Île aux Cerfs. Settle down and enjoy the sun and breeze on your face as you cruise past locations that made history in Mauritius, from the arrival point of the early Dutch settlers to the naval battle between the French and the English navy that determined the island’s fate. You will be dropped off at the hotel at around 05:00 pm.

Overnight in Grand Baie.
 Day 05 : Grand Baie

In the morning, have breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure to enjoy this wonderful island.

Alternatively, you can book an optional excursion (not included): Simply Sailing, full-day tour

Overnight in Grand Baie.
 Day 06 : Grand Baie

In the morning, enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, before preparing for another day at leisure.

Alternatively, you can book an optional excursion (not included):

Charms & Flavours, full-day tour

You will be picked up at around 08:00 am from the hotel reception. Enjoy a taste of Mauritian Heritage with a visit to Les Aubineaux, a colonial mansion built-in 1872. Drive along tea fields to Bois Cheri Tea Factory to discover the secrets of tea before proceeding to the chalet for a traditional tea break. Lunch is served at the Plantation house of Saint Aubin, dated 1819 (drinks not included). Visit an anthurium greenhouse with Mauritian vanilla growing among the distinctive blooms. The Domaine has its own rum distillery, so rum and sugar tasting is a must. It is then on to discover the exotic La Vanille Reserve des Mascareignes where Nile crocodiles, geckos, monkeys & giant Aldabra tortoises, and an insectarium are found among luxuriant tropical vegetation. You will be dropped off at the hotel at around 05:45 pm.

Overnight in Grand Baie.
 Day 07 : Gran Baie

In the morning, have a tasty breakfast at the hotel and start a new wonderful day at leisure.

Alternatively, you can book an optional excursion (not included):

Exotic North, full-day tour

You will be picked up at around 08:30 am from the hotel reception. This trip goes through Cap-Malheureux, a small village in the island’s far north, dominated by an attractive red-roofed Church and offering a splendid view over Gunner’s Quoin and the northern islands. A drive through Grand Bay leads to Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens, a haven for some 500 rare exotic plants with giant water lilies, the Talipot Palm, flowering once every 60 years, and various species. Enjoy a traditional lunch at l’Aventure du Sucre (drinks not included), situated on an authentic Sugar Factory which explores the history of sugarcane on the island. The trip continues to the Blue Penny Museum, which displays the famous Post Office stamps of 1847. The local Port-Louis market is a must for a glimpse of a colorful cross-section of Mauritian life, the guide will show you how to get to the market and you will have some free time to shop. You will be dropped off at the hotel at around 05:30 pm.

Overnight in Grand Baie.
 Day 08 : Grand Baie

Wake up to your last full day at Mauritius, enjoy morning breakfast, and make the best of your last moments on the island.

Alternatively, you can book an optional excursion Simply Sailing, a full-day tour.

Overnight in Grand Baie.
 Day 09 : Grand Baie – Departure Mauritius

After one last breakfast at your hotel, bid farewell to Mauritius as you hop onto a comfortable transfer to SSR Airport, where you will catch your flight to your following destination (departure from the hotel at least 4 hours before flight time). Our representative will provide assistance upon check-in at the Airport.

What's included

  • Return Economic flight from London Heathrow
  • Meet & Greet on arrival
  • Operated with English speaking local guide during the full-day tour
  • 7 night’s accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch
  • Arrival & Departure shared transfer from/to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport
  • Air-conditioned transportation on a shared basis
  • All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: Colourful South full-day tour

What's not included

  • Tips for driver and guide
  • Drinks during land excursion are not included in the rates
  • Activities with extra charges: Water ski, Parasailing, Scuba Diving & Massage & Spa Treatments
  • Expenses of a personal nature. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages during meals.
  • Meals not stated in the program.
  • Lunches, dinners, and drinks are not included at the hotel.
  • Anything not included in What's Included

Accommodation

Standard Hotel Category = Hotel Tarisa Resort & Spa or similar 3*

Please note

  • We reserve the right to change itinerary and activity due to weather conditions, technical problems, or security reasons
  • Early check-in, late check-out, connecting or adjoining rooms in the hotel are subject to availability and not guaranteed
  • No refund for unused services. Splitting of the package is not allowed

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