Why I love Mauritius

I love my beaches, and even after all these years the colour of the waters that surround Mauritius still leave me speechless. But I love even more the sense of the world that lies just beyond. The island's wildlife story long ago captured my imagination and I would happily spend my days hiking the Black River Gorges National Park hoping for a glimpse of a Mauritian kestrel soaring on the thermals high above it all.... Read More

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$105.28 Day Trips & Excursions

Southwest Mauritius Day Trip

Your day starts with pickup from your hotel on the north, east, west or south side of the island. Enjoy the scenery and learn about the area’s flora, fauna and history from your guide as you drive along the west coast to the Rivière Noire District. Pass through Le Morne, La Prairie and Macondé before curving back into the mountains to the picturesque village of Chamarel.Visit Chamarel Waterfall, the tallest waterfall in Mauritius that plunges more than 328 feet (100 meters) against a scenic backdrop of forests and mountains. Continue to the Seven Coloured Earth, a striking geological formation created by volcanic rocks that cooled at different temperatures. Admire the exposed hillsides glowing with red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow colors.Next, head to La Rhumerie de Chamarel distillery to sample local rum. Follow your tasting with a delicious, traditional 3-course lunch served with Chamarel coffee and water at a local restaurant. After lunch, continue up to a high plateau and reach a viewpoint over Black River Gorges National Park. Listen as your guide points out the variety of flora and fauna thriving below.In the district of Savanne, visit the secluded Grand Bassin lake, an important place of worship for Mauritian Hindus. Continue on to the Trou aux Cerfs, a huge volcanic crater formed millions of years ago. From here you’ll enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the island before you head to see the Shop of Ship Model.The art of ship modeling was brought to Mauritius by various sailors who visited this island. Le Port’s eye for detail and quality has many customers visiting them from around the world. Their craftsmen are adept in the art of miniaturization and the techniques of replica work. At times it requires more than six months for a craftsman to produce a particular model. They also create half models and replicas. Your tour concludes with a drop-off at your hotel in the evening.

$22.17 Transfers & Ground Transport

Mauritius Departure Transfer: Hotels to Airport

Whether you’re traveling individually, with your partner or in a group, this transport service will ensure a stress-free finish to your time in Mauritius. Book your transfer for a time to suit your flight departure and meet your friendly, professional driver at your hotel or private villa at the prearranged time. Then, settle into your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and travel to the departures terminal at Mauritius’ Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport. The service is available for hotels and villas in the southeast of the island, including Preskil, Blue Lagoon and Shandrani, as well as accommodation elsewhere on the island. When you book, you will need to advise your flight details as well as 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 24-28 hours prior to your departure from Mauritius, you will be required to reconfirm exact pickup time and place (the contact number will be provided on your travel voucher).

$22.17 Transfers & Ground Transport

Mauritius Arrival Transfer: Airport to Hotels

Book your transfer for a time to suit your flight arrival and then meet your welcoming, professional driver at Mauritius’ Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport to travel directly to your hotel or villa. The service covers hotels and villas in the southeast of the island, including Preskil, Blue Lagoon and Shandrani, as well as elsewhere on Mauritius.Whether you’re traveling individually, with your partner or in a group, this transport service will cover your ground transport needs. Avoid the potential confusion or waits involved in finding a taxi or bus and sit back and relax after your flight as you’re whisked straight to your accommodation. When you book, you will need to advise your flight details as well as 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 24-28 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).

$123.02 Private & Custom Tours

Private Custom Tour: Mauritius in a Day

There’s a lot to see and do on the small volcanic island of Mauritius in the middle of the Indian Ocean. This full-day custom tour is about as flexible as they come, offering a comfortable car and a private driver who will go anywhere you want. Before your tour, ask your driver to come up with a suggested itinerary, or let them know what you want to see so that the logistics can be arranged in advance. Then, on the day of your tour, meet at your hotel and set off in a private, air-conditioned vehicle to discover the island.See the Itinerary for a sample tour.

$67.60 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Mauritius Ile aux Cerfs Catamaran Cruise

Start your experience in the morning with a pickup from your Mauritius hotel, and travel by air-conditioned coach to Jerome Point on the southeast coast (if transfer option selected). Here, board your catamaran and soak up the magical views as you glide onto Mauritius’ aquamarine seas. Waft over the baby-blue waters and enjoy inspirational views over the surreally shaped mountains that dominate the island’s eastern shores.Before long, your catamaran will stop so you can snorkel. Either stay on deck to watch or jump into the lagoon to swim or snorkel amid the beautiful coral beds and colorful tropical fish. Then, dry off on deck and as you cruise to the mouth of the Grand River South East. Here, sail upriver to the famous Grand River waterfall. Stop to take shots of these majestic falls, where roaring waters crash over cliffs across the river.After your visit, enjoy a tasty barbecue lunch served on your boat. Savor grilled chicken and fish with rice and mixed salads, followed by fresh fruit, as you enjoy included drinks such as beer, wine and soda.Following lunch, relax on deck as your catamaran heads toward Île aux Cerfs, a paradise-like island encircled by white beaches. Enjoy time here to sunbathe, snorkel or enjoy the watersports available (own expense) on some of the beaches.Later, board your catamaran and cruise back to Jerome Point. Your experience ends with a drop-off back at your hotel. (if transfer option selected)

$100 Private & Custom Tours

Private Mauritius South Day Tour

Places visited: (a) Le port (ships model) (b)Trou aux cerfs (c)Grand bassin (d)Alexandra falls (e)Black river gorge (f)Chamarel 7 colour earth and waterfalls (g)View of benitierBenitier Island View point.Benitier Island is one of best kept secrets of the south coast . With the pace characteristic of a font , elongated shell, this little piece of earth hemmed splendid beaches that sink in translucent waters.Chamarel 7 colour Earth.Next to the National Park between Black River and the tip of Le Morne, Chamarel is one of the main natural attractions of Mauritius . Located in a private domain (entry fees apply) , the land of 7 colors of Chamarel is a clearing which has 7 variations of colors, ranging from ocher, brown, red and purple Alexandra Falls ViewpointAlexandra Falls Viewpoint is on the road through the Gorges National Park Black River. By their finesse and lush environment, these falls are an undeniable attraction of Mauritius. Trou Aux CerfsA Curepipe, Avenue George V , any winding leads to the crater of an ancient volcano, Trou Aux Cerfs is located 605 m above sea level. The crater is filled by a small lake and features lush vegetation consisting of tall pines and other species of tropical plants.Grand Bassin – Sacred PlaceAccess to Great Basin may seem disproportionate in this wooded and sparsely populated center of Mauritius. You should know that Grand Bassin is a sacred place , like the Ganges in India.