Itinerary: Magnificent Mauritius
No. of days: 6nights/7days
Places Covered: Port Louis (6nights) – Ile Aux Cerfs – Benitiers Island – Casela Nature Park – South Island Tour
DAY 1: Port Louis, Mauritius: Arrive at Mauritius International Airport, situated 48km southeast of Port Louis, capital of Mauritius. Transfer to a hotel. Have a relaxed time and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Have a nice dinner an retire to your room. Overnight in Port Louis.
DAY 2: Port Louis – Ile Aux Cerfs – Port Louis: After breakfast, depart for a full-day excursion to Ile Aux Cerfs (by coach), which is an emerald lagoon on the east coast. This island is spread in an area of around 100 hectares and is famous for its sandy beaches and a beautiful lagoon. It has on offer a lot of activities. You can enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the lagoon there. You can enjoy undersea Walk, banana boat, para sailing and speed boat.
Return to the hotel towards evening. Have a nice dinner and retire to your room. Overnight in Port Louis.
DAY 3: Port Louis – Sea Hover Adventure – Benitiers Island – Port Louis: After breakfast, set out for to enjoy a Full day Sea Hover Adventure at the West and South West coast of Mauritius. The Sea Hover can be a thrilling sensation in absolute safety. Each Sea Hover is equipped with a communication system which is connected to the kill switch onboard of the security boat. The Sea Hover is quite stable and it is impossible to flip. It is unsinkable and is environment friendly.
Afterwards move to the Island of Benitiers and enjoy swimming with dolphins in a speed boat and a complete delicious lunch. Cruise inside the lagoon on speed boat, visit the Crystal Rock and have a magnificent view of the le Morne Mountain.
In the evening, savor a delicious dinner and spend a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 4: Port Louis Tour: After breakfast, depart for a full day tour of Port Louis. Start the day with a visit to Place d’ Arms, the city’s most imposing boulevard. Lined with palms, it links the capital’s port to the Government House, a beautiful French-colonial structure dating from 1738. From Port Louis Theatre to the English Saint James Cathedral, there’s a bit of Europe on nearly all the city streets.
Later on go and visit the eventful Champ de Mars race course, one of the oldest racecourses in the world. This racecourse was a military training ground until the Mauritius Turf Club was founded in 1812.
A visit to the exotic Caudan Waterfront is also a must. Caudan Waterfront offers a unique shopping, leisure and work hub in the capital. Ever since opening in 1996, Caudan Waterfront has served as a favourite meeting place for gastronomes, tourists and locals looking for leisure and entertainment.
You can visit the Crocodile and Giant Tortoises Park which is home to various species of animals, reptiles and plants. The Park is set in a beautiful rain forested valley with natural freshwater springs. There is also a mini zoo of Mauritian fauna where you can find most of the Mauritian mammals and reptiles. The giant tortoises now seen here are all derived from grandparent stock imported from the Seychelles in the 1880s.
Have a delicious dinner in the evening and retire to the comforts of your room.
DAY 5: Port Louis – Casela Nature Park – Port Louis: After breakfast embark on a full day trip of Casela Nature Park. The nature park, with adventurous activities on offer, is located besides the Rempart Mountain in South-West Mauritius. The Park offers magnificent views of the countryside based along the west coast of Mauritius.
The Park includes four thematic worlds – Safari, Nature, Mountain and Water. The adventure activities include opportunities for hiking, climbing, and crossing gorges on ziplines. There is a chance to use segway and also quad bikes to see hinterlands of the Park and see zebras, antelopes, monkeys, deer and ostriches from close quarters. Casela has nine lions of three different generations and four cheetahs, all tamed with great care and affection. You can have photos with these and spend time with these animals.
In the Water Kingdom you can enjoy wave pool, toboggans (children and adults), a lagoon as well as an artificial river.
In the evening, go for a delicious dinner and retire to the comforts of your cozy room.
DAY 6: Port Louis – South Island Tour – Port Louis: Embark on a tour of South Island after breakfast. First sight to visit is Trou aux Cerfs, also known as Murr’s Volcano. This dormant volcano with a well-defined cone and crater is located in Curepipe, Mauritius. Its altitude is 605 m (1,985 ft).
Visit Grand Bassin or Ganga Talao, one of the most famous pilgrimage sites for Hindus of Mauritius, situated about 2km east of Le Pétrin. This is a sacred lake situated at an altitude of about 1800 feet above sea level. Along the lake are several temples dedicated to Shiva and other Gods, little shrines and colourful statues. Near the lake is an impressive 33 meters tall statue of the god Shiva. During Shivaratri, many pilgrims in Mauritius walk bare feet from their homes to the lake.
Chamarel is a village in Mauritius located in Rivière Noire District. It is primarily known for its scenic and natural attractions like the Seven Coloured Earths, the Chamarel Falls and the Black River Gorges National Park.
You can also opt to visit a nature reserve at Mare des Anguilles, Chamouny, which boasts of 23 coloured earths that dates back to millions of years. The visit includes a visit to Green valleys, Plateaus, Hills, Lakes, Waterfalls, Rivers, Volcanic ashes, 23 Coloured Earth, endemic and Indigenous Flora and fauna and access to the many facilities of the reserve such as the Kids Garden, Cafeteria and the restaurant.
In the evening, enjoy a delicious dinner and spend a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 7: Port Louis – Onward International Destination: After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport in time to board your flight to your desired destination.