Day 1: Welcome to Mauritius
With its shiny warm days, balmy evenings, and tepid waters interposed with lush sand beaches and the scent of the tropics, a trip through Mauritius is bound to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. Mauritius greets you with a vibrant contrast of colours, cultures and landscapes in its beautiful islands, making it the perfect spot for a refreshing break from the demanding city life. On arrival, check into your hotel and take the day to soak in the beauty of the island.
You will be picked up early in the morning for an adventurous day out on the island. Visit the Casela World of Adventures, a scenic park in the southwest of Mauritius. Offering stunning views of the west coast, this vibrant park offers a range of activities. One of these is a thrilling one-hour walk with lions.
After your lion encounter, we depart for the beautiful landscape of La Vallee Des Couleurs, a natural wonder made of 23 hues of coloured earth. Stop here for a scrumptious buffet lunch amidst the unique topography of the region. You can opt to spend the rest of the day at leisure or try an adrenaline-packed activity at the park, like Quad Bike, Zipline or the Nepalese Bridge.
Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel and then proceed for a unique Blue Safari. You will board a BS 1100 Submarine that dives deep into the waters of the Indian Ocean for a unique, thrilling and memorable experience of underwater life.
You know you're on holiday when you spend the day relaxing on a beach, with a drink in hand and an expansive sunset in view. At Mahebourg, we have just such a day planned for you! Relax on the beach; go for a swim; try snorkelling in the marine park or simply lay back and enjoy time with each other. We have arranged a barbecue lunch with unlimited drinks, and a musical trio that will serenade you into the evening.
Day 5: Drive Through the Island
Today, we drive you across some of the most popular sights of the island, beginning at the Black River Gorges, where you can discover the lush vegetation of Mauritius. Go down to the secluded Grand Bassin (or Ganga Talao) – a scared lake that represents the Ganges river of India and houses one of the tallest Hindu deity statues in the southern hemisphere.
From here, we drive further to the famous city of Curepipe to see its popular colonial house at Domaine des Aubineaux and enjoy lunch at the hundred-year-old mansion. Next, we make a short stop at Mare aux Vacoas, for a taste of local street food. And then enjoy an evening of wine tasting at Takamaka, the only lychee winery in the world developed from pure Mauritian lychees.
Embark on a dream catamaran cruise and experience sailing at its best. This leisurely cruise will take you through the Northern Islands of Coin de Mire, Flat Island and Ilot Gabriel, while you enjoy breakfast onboard. Spend the day hopping onto beaches or anchoring at private spots for a swim in the calm waters, snorkelling with the colourful reef fish or simply soaking up the glorious views.
Your dreamy holiday comes to an end today as we pick you up for a drive back to the airport to board your flight back home.