Mauritius, a tropical island paradise and arguably Africa's wealthiest destination, is one of the world's top luxury tourism destinations. It possesses a wide range of natural and man-made attractions, enjoys a tropical climate with clear warm sea waters, attractive beaches, tropical fauna and flora complemented by a multi-ethnic and cultural population that is friendly and welcoming. These tourism assets are its main strength, especially since they are backed up by well-designed and run hotels, reliable and operational services, and infrastructures.
Mauritius is a small island country in Africa with the main islands called Mauritius and Rodrigues. The island of Mauritius, called Île Maurice in French, is the biggest island of the Republic of Mauritius. It is situated in the Indian Ocean to the east of the African continent. It is located about 800 km/ 500 miles to the east of Madagascar.
- Day 1: Mauritius: Arrive and Relax
Once you reach Mauritius, meet and greet our tour representative and get an assisted transfer to the pre-booked hotel. After reaching the hotel, complete your check-in formalities and relax. The rest of the time is free at leisure. You can enjoy the day as per your interest. Enjoy your delightful dinner at night, and overnight stay.
- Day 2: At Leisure
Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel then have the day at leisure. You may also choose to enjoy the sightseeing tour of Ile Aux Cerfs. Get an assisted transfer to a jetty from where you board a speed boat to reach the destination. Ile Aux Cerfs is a famous island located close to the east coast of Mauritius. It is famous for its stunning emerald lagoon, natural sandy beaches, and plentiful recreational activities. Once you reach the island, the rest of the time is free at leisure to admire the scenic beauty of massive lagoons sprinkled all around. You are also free for leisure activities- take a dip in the blue sea waters, explore the nearby attractions, walk on the sandy beaches, and enjoy amazing watersports. Later in the evening, return to the hotel for a delectable dinner and overnight stay (All activities at your own expense).
- Day 3: At Leisure
After breakfast today, you can either choose to relax at leisure enjoying the tranquil shores of the ocean, or choose to do one of our suggested optional tours to North Island for a day excursion. The island tour will take you to some of the most popular attractions on North Island. Start your day by exploring the capital city-Port Louis. Visit Place d'Armes, which is the city's most dignified boulevard lined with royal palms and leads up to Government House, beautiful French-colonial buildings. Later, visit Champ de Mars racecourse, a thoroughbred horse race track in Port Louis, where you can enjoy horse racing. Next, head towards Caudan Waterfront, a shopping paradise. Once done, get back to the hotel. Enjoy your delicious dinner and restful sleep (All activities at your own expense).
- Day 4: At Leisure
Relish an appetizing breakfast at the hotel and give a perfect start to your day either to relax by the beach or take an optional full-day South Island tour. Once you reach South Island, visit Trou Aux Cerfs, which is one of the famous natural tourist attractions in Mauritius. Trou Aux Cerfs is a dormant volcano, which is around 605 meters high with a diameter of 350 meters and a depth of around 100 meters. Later, visit Grand Bassin, which is also known as Ganga Talao, it is a natural lake. Next, admire the beauty of Chamarel, known for its vibrant hues and waterfalls. Later in the evening, get back to the hotel where your delicious dinner is waiting. Enjoy dinner and restful sleep at the hotel in Mauritius (All activities at your own expense).
- Day 5: Mauritius: The Tour Concludes
Here is the delightful culmination of your 4 nights and 5 days marvels of the Mauritius tour. After enjoying your delicious breakfast, complete your check-out formalities at the hotel and get an assisted transfer to the airport for your journey back home.
- Return flight tickets on KQ
- 4-night accommodation
- Meal plan as per hotel choice
- Return private airport transfers
- Extra meals
Surely Mauritius is a destination you’ve heard people talk about, especially for its popularity as a honeymoon destination par excellence. We want you to discover the other side of this fantastic island through these 10 interesting facts.
- The dodo is the national bird, but you will only see it on the country’s national emblem or on souvenirs. This animal, which only could be found in Mauritius, became extinct in the 17th century.
- The island was discovered during the Middle Ages by Arab seafarers. It wasn’t until 1507 that the first Europeans arrived, and they were the Portuguese.
- Following its discovery, it has passed through Dutch, French, and British hands. Finally, in 1968, it proclaimed its independence from the United Kingdom and, in 1992, established itself as the Republic of Mauritius.
- The passage of different civilizations has given this country great religious diversity. Although Hinduism is the majority religion, practiced by nearly half the population, it lives in harmony with Catholicism and Islam.
- Although the official language of Mauritius is English, the population mostly speaks French and Creole, which is a mixture of French and African languages.
- The beauty of the island captivated the writer Mark Twain, to whom the quote “Mauritius was made first and then heaven; and heaven was copied after Mauritius” is attributed.
- Mauritius is generally known for being a destination with paradisiacal beaches. So it will surprise you to learn that Mauritius also has incredible green landscapes.
- The Mauritian flag features four colours, each with a special meaning: red represents independence, blue the Indian Ocean, yellow the sunshine, and green the vegetation.
- If you’re interested in swimming on the beaches of Mauritius, you’ll be glad to know that there’s a barrier reef that protects swimmers from sharks and jellyfish.
- In Mauritius, you’ll find two places considered UNESCO Cultural Heritage sites. Aapravasi Ghat, a complex that represents the remains of the first buildings made by workers from India, and Le Morne Brabant. At the foot of this famous mountain lie the two RIU hotels.