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Mauritius: Full-Day Catamaran Cruise to the Northern Isles

1. Mauritius: Full-Day Catamaran Cruise to the Northern Isles

Explore Mauritius' 3 Northern Isles in just one day on this full-day catamaran cruise. Marvel at Mauritius' very own island getaways, government-declared nature reserves featuring pristine white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, beautiful coral gardens, rich birdlife, spectacular coastal scenery, and a casual atmosphere. Enjoy tea, coffee, and cake upon arrival at the catamaran Wind Dancer, then depart from Grand Baie Public Beach at 8 AM after the captain's briefing. Cruise easily for approximately 1 hour on the way to the magical Flat Island. Visit the island before returning to the catamaran for a sumptuous BBQ lunch and drinks. After lunch, explore the beauty of Gabriel Island. Snorkel in the lovely lagoon, or simply laze in the sun on the beautiful sandbar that Gabriel Island is best known for. On the return journey to Grand Bay, make a stop at the natural aquarium of Coin de Mire and swim and snorkel among a multitude of colorful reef fish. The catamaran arrives back in the bay at 4:30 PM. Both shared and private options are available for this tour.

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Mauritius: Private Tour of the South West with Lunch

2. Mauritius: Private Tour of the South West with Lunch

After the hotel pickup, you will be visiting the town of Curepipe and Floreal. You will visit the crater of Trou aux Cerfs and the Indu temple of Grand Bassin. Here you will have the chance to learn about the Indu culture and traditions and how they persist in modern Mauritius society. From here, you will then drive to Black River, where you will be able to admire fantastic landscapes and views of the mountains. Finally you will be travelling to Chamarel, where you will visit the Waterfalls, the park of Seven coloured Earths, and pay a visit to the Giant turtles in the park. From here you will be driving back to your hotel, where you will be dropped off.

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Mauritius: Full-Day Tour of the Southwest

3. Mauritius: Full-Day Tour of the Southwest

Get panoramic views from the top of the Trou aux Cerfs volcano and stroll around the crater before making your way to the sacred lake of Grand Bassin via the Mare-aux-Vacoas reservoir.  Continue to the Black River Gorges to discover the home of endemic flora and fauna. Drive through the park via Plaine des Champagnes for an amazing view of Alexandra Falls. Taste different types of rum at a rum factory in Chamarel before lunch in the village. Then, discover the geological marvel of the 7 Colored Earths and see the giant tortoises before getting a panoramic view from the Case Noyal viewpoint.

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South of Mauritius: Quad Bike Tour

4. South of Mauritius: Quad Bike Tour

Guided by a local instructor, discover all the secrets of the south of Mauritius, just a short distance for the airport. Learn more about the history of this part of the island with Suraj, a guide who knows the region like his pocket. With family or friends, this is a perfect opportunity to discover natural sites which are difficult to access by car. Choose from a variety of tour routes and programs which include beaches and unique sites such as the Natural Bridge (Le Pont Naturel), the beaches of La Cambuse, Le Bouchon Public beach, an optional swim in a freshwater river, and many other surprises.

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Mauritius: Full-Day Quad Bike Tour with Lunch

5. Mauritius: Full-Day Quad Bike Tour with Lunch

Set off on your journey to the Savanne river on your quad bike to explore the river's versatile terrain. Along the Savannae river, you will have the opportunity to witness the natural beauty of the Gris Gris cliff and La Roche qui Pleure, where you can take in the panoramic view of the ocean and coastline. From here, follow the coastline along to visit the beautiful Terracine Forest and experience Rochester Falls. Take a break on your adventure to enjoy a plated lunch and swim at Leon Falls. Continue on your tour to visit the Crocodile Parks and end your trip back at the starting point after passing over the Senneville Bridge.

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Mauritius: Wild South West Full-Day Public Tour

6. Mauritius: Wild South West Full-Day Public Tour

Enjoy an 8-hour scenic private tour to the wilder landscape of southwest Mauritius. Stop at the volcanic crater of Trou Aux Cerfs, where you can enjoy a panoramic view across almost the entire island. Visit the ship model factory in Curepipe where their craftsmen are adept in the art of miniaturization and the techniques of replica work. You will then head to the sacred lake of Grand Bassin, the most important place of worship for Mauritian Hindus and make a short drive to the Black River Gorges & stop at the Black River View Point, to see the island’s endemic flora and fauna. Visit La Rhumerie de Chamarel to learn about the various stages involved in making the local rum, before tasting the end product! A delicious gourmet lunch will then be served in a local restaurant. After lunch, the drive continues to Chamarel Village to admire the 90-meter high Chamarel Waterfall and curious 7-Coloured Earth, a natural phenomenon caused when basaltic lava converts the clay mineral into vibrant shades of red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow. Take a winding drive to the southwest corner of Mauritius, enjoy the drive through Macondé Bridge for panoramic views across the Baie Du Cap River.

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Trou D'eau Douce: Catamaran Cruise to lle aux Cerfs

7. Trou D'eau Douce: Catamaran Cruise to lle aux Cerfs

After morning departure from Trou D’eau Douce, set sail on a well-appointed catamaran through the crystal-clear water of Mauritius. Bound for the stunning GRSE waterfalls, you’ll glide through the sea, taking time to sunbathe and relax on the broad catamarans deck. If you’re lucky, you’ll even see some monkeys on the way over. After gazing at the splendor of the waterfall, you’ll hop into the water for some snorkeling at a perfect, hidden spot. Afterwards, you’ll indulge in a BBQ lunch on board en route to the paradisiacal Ile aux Cerfs, where you can spend some time relaxing on the pristine beach. Amble around on the tropical wonderland before heading back to the boat to head back to dock.

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Mauritius: Le Morne Brabant Sunrise Hike with Guide

8. Mauritius: Le Morne Brabant Sunrise Hike with Guide

Walk up Le Morne Brabant mountain, one of Mauritius' most popular attractions and UNESCO world heritage site led by a certified climber as your guide on this small-group tour. Meet your guide at Le Morne Kitesurfing Beach for a safety briefing before you head to a lesser-known path up the mountain. The first section of the hike will be through the luscious rainforest. Make sure to keep an eye out for the phenomenal and rare endemic birds, and plants. Watch the golden sunrise and listen to the birds chirp as you climb up the mountain's four rock-scrambling sections. Along the way, your guide will tell you historical stories about Mauritius' past, and the significance of this important mountain. Pause at the famous Trochetia Boutoniona viewpoint, named after the island's national flower, for some healthy snacks and a breather. Take a moment to admire the breathtaking panoramic views surrounding you. Next, arrive at the 480-meter-high summit and try not to let your jaw drop too low as you see the intense beauty and nature Mauritius is so famous for. Snap a few well-deserved photos before heading back down the mountain.

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Private Catamaran Charter to Ile aux Cerfs

9. Private Catamaran Charter to Ile aux Cerfs

Find your own piece of paradise on a private catamaran cruise from Pointe Jerome to Ile aux Cerfs. Drop anchor to swim in the calm waters and snorkel with colorful reef fish. Soak up the glorious rays of the sun, or simply relax. Journey to the mouth of the Grand River South East, and marvel at the lush vegetation on either side of the river banks. Get the chance to spot monkeys and the giant bat colony on the tree tops before reaching the waterfalls. Enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch prepared by the friendly crew before reaching Isle aux Cerfs. Once on the island, go for a walk on the beach before sailing back to Pointe Jerome with a chilled drink in your hand.

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Blue Bay: Half-Day Snorkeling Trip with Creole Picnic Lunch

10. Blue Bay: Half-Day Snorkeling Trip with Creole Picnic Lunch

Explore the Blue Bay Marine Park by glass-bottom boat and snorkeling in the largest marine life and coral reserve in Mauritius, including a relaxing lunch on a private beach. Your half-day excursion starts from the Blue Bay Public Beach in the southeast of Mauritius. Board the glass-bottom boat and head out into the Blue Bay Marine Park to observe its underwater diversity. Sail along the marvelous seaside from Point d’Esny to visit the old shipwreck, located in the turquoise lagoon of the Marine Park. Here, you’ll have your first chance to go snorkeling and discover this underwater world for yourself.   Then, head to the private island Ile de deux Cocos for lunch. Relax on one of the public beaches on the island where you’ll be offered a delicious typical Creole picnic. Choose between a traditional Creole curry prepared with fish, chicken, or vegetables served with rice and salad. A large variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be served as well—don’t skip the famous Jungle Cocktail.   After lunch, take up to 2 hours to relax on the beach and enjoy the beautiful environment on this private island. After your break, the crew will pick you up and take you back to the Marine Park lagoon, where you’ll have another opportunity to snorkel among the fish and coral, before heading back to the starting point.

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What people are saying about Mauritius

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 599 reviews

We had the most exciting experience with Kevin! Not only we safely reached the summit, but we also learned a lot about the history of Mauritius, about indigenous herbs and birds, smelled “apple” and “pepper” tree :) Highly recommended to have Kevin as a guide!

An excellent tour taking in the beautiful sights of the south west and combining this with a rum tour and tasting. A very friendly and knowledgeable guide. Would thoroughly recommend.

Very well organised. Kevin was great. We were lucky with the weather. If you like hiking and exploring the Mauritian nature, this one is highly recommended.

I had an amazing time climbing Le Morne Mountain. The tour guide was brilliant and I would recommend this to everyone.

Kevin was a great guide, very knowledgeable and helpful