Laced with the stories of migrant slaves, the colonial struggles interspersed with an exchange of cultures resulting in a hybrid society breathing out a vivid display of diverse elements as intense as its historical landscape. Not just the history, the Mauritian topography is as remarkable. Sapphire waters, the ashen beaches, and a Creole cuisine and culture with flavours and bits taken from the Indian, Chinese, African, Europeans who call the island their home. Be it a wedding, a trip to snorkel and scuba or a family vacation, a Mauritius tour offers something for everyone.
La Place D’Armes : A popular tourist attraction, the boulevard is dotted with palm trees and houses the Government House built in the French architecture standing as a testimony of the city’s colonial past. The unmistakable statue of the erstwhile governor Mahe de Labourdonnais at the avenue is an important Mauritian insignia.
Aapravasi Ghat : A UNESCO World Heritage site, the complex is dedicated to the many indentured labourers who set to the island from India to work in the plantations under the then British government. Translated to the immigration depot in Hindi, mark the place in your itinerary while you plan your Mauritius trip.
Caudan Waterfront : Also called Caudan, this is where you should head for some downtime after you’ve soaked yourself in the history of the place. A chic retail and entertainment centre, the area includes restaurants, theatre, casinos, a five-star hotel and a marina.
Grand Bay : Also spelled Grand Baie, the beachside hamlet is famous with the tourists for its quaint charm and also for being the gateway to the northern islands of Mauritius. An apt haunt for beach activities and shopping in equal proportions, this one should definitely be on the places to strike off, if you are in the north Mauritius. A typical Mauritius package includes Grand Bay.
Pamplemousses : The unusual name comes from the French word for grapefruits and is a district located in the northwest of the island. Top sites to visit are SSR botannical garden named after the first prime minister of the country. Also pay a visit to the church of the St Francis of Assisi. And don’t forget the L’Aventure du Sucre for some insight into the history of rum production in the island by the slaves.
Roches Noires Caves : Located in the district of Riviere du Rempart, Roches Noires is a village sitting pretty on the east coast. About 23 km from Port Louis, visit for its stunning caves named after the ladies of the colonial times such as Madame Cavern or Princess Margaret. Be wary of the bats lurking in the corners of the caves.
Bras de’Eau national Park : A small bay, Bras de’Eau is known for its stunning beaches and its famous national park which goes by the same name. Among the three national parks in Mauritius, explore the area on a bike catching the views of sugar factory on the way. Hire a ride offered by several adventure tour providers.
Ile aux Cerfs : The private island in the district of Flacq is an idyllic combination of white sands and azure waters. Visit the golf club, stay in the boathouse, sample the scrumptious Mauritian cuisine at the beach restaurants and choose from a whole gamut of water sports. Get to Trou d’Eau Douce village from where the boats depart for the island.
Pointe Canon : Situated in the village of Mahebourg in the Grand Port district, Pointe Canon is a viewpoint to catch glimpse of the Grand Port and Lion mountain ranges. It is also a hub for the annual celebrations of the slavery abolition event.
Cavendish Bridge : The bridge constructed in 1911 to connect Mahebourg to Ville Noire is the longest bridge on the island. Capture the sweeping views of the Grand Port and Lion mountain range which form the backdrop for the bridge.
Rochester Falls : Situated in the Savanne district the road to the waterfall passes through an old sugar refinery. The water cascades down from a height of 33 feet. It is among the famous waterfalls in the country owing to its rugged rock formations.
ARRIVAL IN MAURITIUS
Begin your Mauritius itinerary with a relaxed day in the peaceful Mauritian environment. On landing at the Mauritius International Airport, you will be received by our local representative who will assist you with the transfer to the resort. The rest of the day would be free for you to explore the serene surroundings of the property and to get to know the idyllic beaches of Mauritius. Overnight at hotel in Mauritius
MAURITIUS (SCENIC SOUTH)
After Breakfast, leave hotel and drive to Floreal, Visit the Model Ship Factory and Trou Aux Cerfs the Volcanic Crater (Viewpoint) and Curepipe - the scenic residential town. Proceed for Grand Bassin- Sacred Lake and Shiva Temple. Drive through Plaine Champagne and visit The 23-coloured Nature Park which dates back to millions of years following the eruption of the Bassin Blanc volcano - its ashes, which bear witness to that event, are unique in the world. Back to hotel by 17:00 hrs. Overnight at hotel in Mauritius
MAURITIUS (ILE AUX CERF ISLAND)
After breakfast, Drive to the east coast to enjoy optional (water sport activities as parasailing, undersea walk, and waterfall visit with trip around Ile Aux Cerf Island at additional cost). Enjoy complimentary Tube Ride thrill. Afterwards as from 12.00 pm transfer by speed boat to Ile aux Cerfs. The island with the most beautiful beach and the clearest turquoise water. Return back to mainland by speedboat. Overnight at hotel in Mauritius *Carry beach towel which you can collect from the hotel (On returnable Basis) Also carry changing clothes, Swimwear, Sunscreen, Cap / Please do not carry Your passport and any other valuable Items.
MAURITIUS (NORTH TOUR)
After breakfast, Drive to Port Louis for a visit of the capital via the Citadel (View Point) & its surrounding area and stop for a visit at Marie Reine De Paix (View Point). View the Champ de Mars race course, inaugurated in 1812; it is the oldest horse-racing club in the Southern Hemisphere, and one of the oldest in the world. Afterwards proceed to Le Caudan Waterfront, with some 170 shops. Stop at Jumbo shopping mall on the way back to hotel. (1 hour stop only). Back to hotel by 16h00 Overnight at hotel in Mauritius
DEPARTURE FROM MAURITIUS
Wake up to a gourmet breakfast and without letting your departure dampen your spirits, prepare for your flight back home. Post check-out enjoy the last moments of your Mauritius package at the ocean side or the Resort’s restaurant before getting picked up for the transfer to the airport for your homebound flight.