Mauritius will uplift your soul, making you feel truly blessed. A contrast of colours and cultures, the island, set in an impossibly turquoise sea, is an oasis of peace and tranquillity. Mauritius, a melting pot where past and present are smoothly blended together, offers an essential beauty that will compel you to return to its shores time and time again. Your stay here will remain engraved in your memory forever
Visit the Royal Botanical
Pamplemousses gardens, known for their
collection of indigenous and exotic plants.
Visit the Historic Marine, where 18th century
model sailing ships are made to scale by hand.
The harbour of Port Louis lies sheltered in
a semi-circle of mountains. Its main square
is Place d’Armes with its rows of palm trees.
Close by are some fine French colonial
buildings, namely the Government House
and the Municipal Theatre. Also around are
cathedrals, a mosque, the Supreme Court, some
18th century barracks and a Natural History
museum. Explore the local market as well as the
Caudan Waterfront, famous for its shopping.
Explore the bustling
little town of Curepipe, the island’s main
urban centre, a pleasant town that lacks the
atmosphere of Port Louis but has good shops
and restaurants and is famed for duty-free
diamonds. Between Curepipe and Floreal is the
spectacular Trou aux Cerfs, an extinct crater
85 m. deep and 200 m. wide, from the rim of
which one enjoys an extensive view of the
island. Also see the Grand Bassin Lake and the
beautiful Black River Gorges. Visit Chamarel,
where you can see seven-coloured earth and
enjoy a magnificent view of Le Morne.
The nearby Chamarel Waterfall emerges from
the moors and is startlingly beautiful.
Ile Aux Cerfs
This is the definitive island
retreat, where you can spend several days
without even noticing the passage of time.
Spend your days relaxing on white sandy
beaches, swimming in crystal clear waters,
or snacking on fresh seafood at the several
restaurants fringing the beaches.
MAURTIAN IDYLL (9D/8N)
A little Mauritius goes a long way. Five days on
this island retreat will give you enough happy
memories for a very long time.
Mauritius 4 nights
Arrive in Mauritius, where our representative
will meet you at the airport. Check into your hotel, and
savour a glass of wine.
Set off to explore the North Island. Visit Port
Louis, Marie Reine de la Paix, the Citadel, the Caudan
Waterfront and the Jumbo Hypermarket. In the evening,
cruise along the harbour in a yacht.
After breakfast, take a sightseeing tour of the
South Island. Visit the Floreal Shopping Factories, the
Adamas diamond factory, the extinct volcano crater
at Trou aux Cerfs, the sacred lake of Grand Bassin, the
Black River Gorges, the Chamarel waterfall and the
Chamarel seven-coloured earth. In the evening, savour a
romantic dinner on the beach by candlelight.
After breakfast, take a dhoni to Kudarikilu Island
— famous for its ruins of an ancient mosque. Also visit
the home of a fascinating historian and see his collection
of artefacts and hand-woven sarongs.
After breakfast at your hotel, you are free to do
a little shopping till it is time to head to the airport for
your flight home.