Visit Mauritius: Chamarel, volcanoes and beaches

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Duration (in days): 6

From: Port Louis

To: Port Louis

From

£1,420

Exc. International flights (per person, based on 2 sharing) 
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Overview

Visit Mauritius and explore beyond the beaches. We’ve included a stay at a beach hotel and added in some half-day tours so you can discover more of this incredible island. You’ll visit the lush crater of Trou Aux Cerfs volcano, gaze at the rainbow-coloured earth of Chamarel and learn how to make Mauritian rum. You’ll also get to hike through the Black River Gorges National Park and snorkel in turquoise seas looking for turtles and tropical fish – a blend of beach time and adventure!    

We can easily combine a stay in Mauritius with a stay in Dubai, or perhaps a safari in South Africa so you can enjoy a beach break as part of a wider itinerary.

This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements, please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.

Highlights

  • Enjoy some quality downtime on the beach    
  • Peer into the lush crater of Trou Aux Cerfs volcano    
  • Hike through the mountains of Black River Gorges National Park    
  • Learn how Mauritian rum is made 
  • Visit the stunning rainbow-coloured earths at Chamarel    

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Mauritius 

On arrival in Mauritius, you will be met at the airport and driven to your hotel, where you will check in for five nights.             


Days 2 & 3: Mauritius         

Your first two days in Mauritius are yours to spend at leisure, from strolling along the dreamy Indian Ocean shores to enjoying some downtime by the pool. Finish each day with a bowl of fresh local seafood and a glass of wine as you watch the sunset - these few days are purely for relaxation before getting out and exploring the island later in your trip.       


Day 4: Island tour

After breakfast, you’ll embark on a full day tour of the island. First, you’ll climb to the Trou Aux Cerfs volcano crater, before visiting at the Grand Bassin; a place of worship for Mauritian Hindus, who consider the lake an extension of the Ganges.

Next, you’ll visit the pretty waterfalls and lush mountains of the Black River Gorges National Park where you’ll discover an amazing variety of indigenous plants and birds. After lunch at the Avalon Estate, you’ll visit the Rhumerie de Chamarel where you can see how rum is made from yellow and red Mauritian sugar cane that thrives in the hills. Nearby you’ll stop in to see the ‘Coloured Earth of Chamarel’, where basaltic lava has turned into red, violet, pink and purple dunes – a must-see for any visitor to Mauritius. In the afternoon, you’ll return to the hotel.


Day 5: Frederica Nature Reserve hike

Today you’ll go on a half-day hike through the Frederica Nature Reserve. You’ll trek from the Frederica Old Chimney through the river reserve until you come to a waterfall where you can dive into the pool below and enjoy the cooling waters of this natural wonder! We’ve included lunch after your hike, then you’ll return to the hotel and the rest of the day at leisure.


Day 6: Depart Mauritius     

After breakfast, you will be driven back to the airport in time for your onward flight.      


 

Info

Mauritius has a mild tropical climate all year round, with not much variation in temperature. November to April is generally a little more humid with June to September being slightly cooler. The higher you climb into the lush plateau of the island, the cooler it will become, but around the beaches, you can usually expect warm and sunny weather.               

We've done a similar trip...

If you'd like to get a feel for this trip, read our blog post Magical Mauritius – written by one of our consultants who has been there.

This itinerary is purely a suggestion and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests, and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.

What's included: 

  • Accommodation for five nights    
  • Transfers
  • Breakfast every day
  • Day tour of the island    
  • Half day tour to Federica     

Not included: 

  • Tips and personal expenses    
  • Meals not mentioned above    

Accommodation

5 nights in 4* standard accommodation.

Hotels in this category include:

  • Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort

 

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