Why I love Mauritius, Réunion & Seychelles
“On my first trip to Mauritius, I was blown away by the wealth of religious buildings and the rich Indian cultural heritage. On Rodrigues, I'll never forget the sensational dives in La Passe St François. On subsequent trips, I did plenty of hiking in Réunion, including a memorable week across Cirque de Mafate. The Seychelles? After six trips there, I confess I have a soft spot for La Digue, because life is so...” Read More
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Dolphin Catamaran Cruise Experience in Mauritius
Climb on a 44 feet catamaran and set sail towards the west coast bay to see the unexpected. The skipper gives a brief instruction by which you must abide during the trip. As a welcome treat, you enjoy a light breakfast on board. Along the way get ready for snorkeling. Discover the incredible beauty of the lagoon and the multi colored fishes.In the high seas you view playful dolphins in their natural settings. Dolphins are wonderful creatures and are very jolly. They are exceedingly playful and always like to win. Those who swim along with dolphin always concede defeat face to these mischievous mammals. You are also provided entertainment on board to make the journey pleasant.The cruise stops near Crystal Rock which looks very unique. Enjoy magnificent views of the nearby mountains. It is now time to have a delectable BBQ buffet lunch, beverages and dessert. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are available plentifully on board and are provided as and when required.After lunch, the cruise drops anchor at Benitiers Island. Here, snorkeling can be done or you can also explore the surrounding area by walking on the white sandy beaches. The sand is ideal for relaxing and sunbathing.After that, you step onto the cruise back to the departure point which you attain at about 15h30.
5-Day Sailing Cruise on West Coast of Mauritius
DAY 1: Arrival in Mauritius and welcome on your catamaran in the small bay of Cap Malheureux, located at the very north of the island. Boarding at 12h00 (noon), for a briefing on safety and the program of the cruise. After lunch, your catamaran will head on the very north of the island and will stop at Cap Malheureux bay for the night, with the famous red-roofed church as a sentinel.DAY 2: This morning you will have the opportunity to visit the Domaine de Labourdonnais Sugar Estate with its castle and its beautiful gardens, old orchards and rum factory (in the excursions package). On your way back you will be amazed by your visit of a world-renowned factory of model boats. After lunch on board, you will start sailing to L’Ile Plate and Ilot Gabriel. Depending on the meteorological conditions you will stop for snorkelling in the bay of Palissades or in the west coast of L’Ile Plate. Your catamaran will then moor in the lagoon of Ilot Gabriel. You will spend the afternoon as a Robinson Crusoe, discovering the beauty, the seclusion and the quietness of this mooring located in the middle of blue lagoon, between L’Ile Plate and Ilot Gabriel. DAY 3: After an early swim and a beautiful morning in these secluded islands, we will sail ssouth-westto the bay of Rivière Noire. Quiet night on the anchor in this fine fishermen village now converted into a favoured touristic location. A nice bay, protected from the winds by a majestic mountain range will be your scenery for the night.DAY 4: After a hearty breakfast, during the optional excursion you will visit the village of Chamarel where you will discover the magic of the coloured earths and the fantastic view on the lagoon. You will then visit a rum distillery and enjoy a delicious typical lunch. Then your catamaran will sail in this southern part of the island so that you can explore snorkelling and swimming spots. Depending on the sea, you will either disembark on the mythical beach of Tamarin or discover the mouth of Rempart river with a sea kayak.After this active day you will spend a quiet night at La Balise Marina, ready to pack your souvenirs and the wonderful memories of this cruise.DAY 5: Disembarkation after breakfast at 8h00 am.
Full-Day Dolphin Watching Cruise in Mauritius
Start your dolphin watching tour with pickup from your accommodation and set out for the Black River on the west coast of Mauritius. You'll board a boat for Tamarin Bay and receive a safety briefing from the skipper who will explain what to expect from the cruise, including swimming procedures with the dolphins. When it's time, slip into the water for the unique experience of frolicking alongside wild bottlenose and spinner dolphins in their natural environment. Learn from your guide about these intelligent marine mammals before a visit to Crystal Rock. Go snorkeling in clear waters where you'll see corals teeming with tropical fish. Around midday, dig into a delicious barbecue lunch on Bénitiers Island. Savor fresh fish, chicken, sausage, bread, salad and dessert accompanied by water, soft drinks, rum, beer and wine. Feel free to walk along the beach and take in the spectacular view of Le Morne Brabant Mountain, Rempart Mountain and Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire (Little Black River Peak). Afterward, you're returned to the pier for transport back to your hotel.
Full-Day Swimming With Dolphins And Casela Nature Park Tour in Mauritius
Enjoy this 2-hour unique chance to swim with the dolphins in a natural environment in the deep open sea and clear crystal water at Riviere Noir.The skipper will guide which type of dolphins and whales you will encounter. Whale spotting will depend a lot on the weather and sea conditions.The snorkeling equipment is provided for you free of charge. This trip is done on a speedboat.Continue on to visit The Casela Nature Park located in the South West near the Mountain Rempart with a beautiful view of the south west Coast. In the park you will have access to many different fun activities (not included in the price). Spend some time at your own leisure before your concludes back at your Mauritius accommodation.
Full-Day Mauritian Culinary Experience
At approx 9.30am (depending on your hotel location) you will be picked up at your hotel in a private vehicle with an English/French-speaking driver. Drive (between 30 mins and 90 mins, depending on your hotel location) towards Port Louis, the capital city of Mauritius. The driver or guide will give you a shopping basket (that you will be able to keep as a souvenir) an envelope with some local currency, as well as a list of vegetables and spices printed in Creole language.You will be taken to the Port-Louis market to do your own vegetable and spice shopping. You are advised to bargain with the sellers for best possible items at best possible prices. At approx. 11.30 a.m., Your driver or guide will meet you in the market to take you back to your car to drive (approximately 30 minutes) to the Eureka Colonial House in Moka village. Upon arrival at Eureka, a welcome drink will be served. You will be met by the house's chef and taken to the kitchen to start with the cooking lesson. Learn how to cook some typically Mauritian dishes with the help of the Chef. You will be able to taste your own cooked food, and afterwards have a proper lunch served at Eureka.After lunch, visit of Eureka colonial house, converted into a Museum, known for its 100 doors and windows. That visit will take you back to the Mauritian colonial lifestyle in the past century. You can also buy some nice handicraft or arranged rum in the local shop. At approx. 3.30pm, you will drive back to your hotel
Mauritius Arrival Transfer: Airport to Hotels
Whether you’re traveling individually or as a couple, there’s no more comfortable or convenient way to start your vacation in Mauritius than with this private arrival transfer from Mauritius airport to your hotel or villa on the island.After landing at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, meet your courteous and professional private driver and hop into your comfortable private vehicle, complete with air-conditioning and generous legroom. Then, relax as you travel directly to your accommodation, arriving feeling as relaxed and refreshed as possible.When making a booking for this private transfer, you will need to advise your flight details and your Mauritius accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed instantaneously and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. Approximately 24-48 hours prior to your arrival in Mauritius, you will be required to reconfirm exact pickup time and place (the contact number will be provided on your travel voucher).Price is per person, based on 2 adults per car.