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An Authentic Immersion into Mauritius

From £2260 pp

Mauritius

14 Days / 13 Nights

An Authentic Immersion into Mauritius

What You'll Do

This 2 week holiday will leave you wanting to relive it, with leisure time to relax in the crystal waters and bask in the hot sun, as well as unique local experiences, you will experience Mauritius like never before!

Hike in the Bambous Mountain Range, the most prominent peak in the Bambous Range with a rocky summit towering high above the sugarcane and fields of palm below. This beautiful hike is sure to leave you in awe of the landscapes here in Mauritius.

Embark on an electric bike tour of the South Coast of Mauritius, a fantastic immersion into the untouched nature and culture. Starting from the Domaine de Bel Ombre, you’ll ride through the beautiful beaches of St. Felix and Riambel and the famous cliffs of Gris Gris and La Roche qui Pleure.

View the iconic underwater waterfalls of Mauritius like never before, following a hike to Le Morne Brabant, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This extraordinary view of a beautiful natural phenomenon is sure to mesmerise you.

Unwind in your various sustainable and locally run accommodations, swimming in the gorgeous pools, exploring the local area with hiking trails, relaxing in the luxurious outdoor spa, snorkelling in the crystal clear water and much more!

Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the mountains and forests of Chamarel in a peaceful horseback ride, which will be privately guided through the lush forest and wide grasslands of La Vieille Cheminée’s private Domaine.

Take the adventure of a lifetime, canyoning and abseiling from stunning waterfalls. Reward yourself for your bravery with a tranquil swim in the famous natural plunge pools.

Explore an authentic winery, learning about the fine art of the process as well as tasting the exquisite creations!

This unique and sustainable adventure in Mauritius will leave you ready to book your next trip back!

Experience
Highlights

Watch the sunrise whilst horse riding through the forest

Immerse yourself in the local culture through its cuisine

Swim in the crystal clear waters and plunge pools underneath waterfalls

Your Local Host:

Gerald

I was born and raised in Mauritius, since an early age I have been involved in tourism. Through the years I’ve seen Mauritius grow as a world-renowned destination for our beautiful sea side resorts and pristine beaches and that is all, pretty much.

As a local, I knew there was more Mauritius could offer to a traveller. I wanted to introduce Mauritius to visitors as a local friend would do, the authentic way so that they too could see all the beauty in nature, traditions and landscapes that only locals know.

Experience Itinerary

Arrival Day

After arriving in beautiful Mauritius, you will be privately transferred from the airport to your glamping river lodge. You will have the afternoon to relax, settle in and prepare yourself for the whirlwind of an adventure you will be having in Mauritius.

Dinner is provided, allowing you to dine on the delicious cuisine in Mauritius in the comfort of your beautiful accommodation.

Accommodation

The Otentic Eco-Lodge, Mauritius.

Enjoy this glamping experience between a mountain and river, in the most eco-conscious and original way. Expect dry and cozy nights thanks to the well-equipped and elevated tents, will an array of ecotourism activities to be explored in this privileged location. Every tent comes with a private bathroom. You stay here will include breakfast, dinner, shuttle to Ile aux Cerfs, mountain bikes & kayaks.

Each river tent has a queen size bed as well as 2 twin beds, accommodating up to 4 people. You will have electricity from solar panels, making this a sustainable stay. The Eco-Lodge has many facilities: parking, restaurant, living areas, swimming pool, bonfire evenings, mountain trails, boat to Ile aux Cerfs, mountain bikes and kayaks to explore the waterfall of Grand South-East River.

Relax in your Eco-Lodge

Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your accommodation, which is included in the trip. Today, you will be able to enjoy Mauritius as you desire. Whether you choose to venture out to the breathtaking landscapes, immerse yourself in the local culture, or relax in the beautiful Eco-Lodge, you are destined to have a memorable day here in sunny Mauritius.

You can take a boat to the gorgeous Ile aux Cerfs, a small island located in the largest lagoon in Mauritius. This island offers 87 hectares of luxuriant vegetation and preserved white, sandy beaches.

If you are feeling particularly active, you can enjoy mountain trails or even mountain bikes! Take an adventure into the beautiful Mauritian countryside, admiring the flora and fauna across the landscape.

Alternatively, you can relax at your stunning accommodation, swimming in the cool pool or kayaking. Dinner is provided by your accommodation, drawing this leisurely day to a close.

Accommodation

The Otentic Eco-Lodge, Mauritius.

Enjoy the Stunning Sunset

After a delicious breakfast provided to you by the Otentic Eco-Lodge, you will have the day to yourself.

Whatever you weren’t able to do yesterday, you have today to enjoy! Whether you choose to unwind in the stunning pool, have a lie in, explore local beaches, hike through the mountain or sit by the gorgeous river, there is something for everyone!

After exploring Mauritius as you desire, you will then be checking into the beautiful Mountain Glamping Lodge. This sustainable and Mauritian led accommodation is sure to amaze you with its beauty.

Admire the gorgeous sunset over the ocean from the luxury of your private terrace! Here, you will be shut off from the bustling outside world, with no mobile phone service or internet in your rooms. You will truly have the chance to disconnect from the rest of the world, enjoying this haven of tranquility.

Once you have settled into your room  you will have the chance to enjoy dinner hosted by your accommodation. Turn in to your queen size bed for a restful night sleep.

Accommodation

The Mountain Glamping Lodge, Mauritius.

Each tent has a queen size bed as well as 2 twin beds, accommodating for 4 people. Your 50m squared tent has its very own private terrace, allowing you to gaze upon the picturesque landscape from the comfort of your room. This lodge is extremely sustainable, creating electric power from solar panels. The Lodge’s other facilities include: a botanical garden, natural pool, yoga platform under the mango tree, mountain trails, mountain bikes, and bonfire evenings.

Enjoy an Independent Hike in the Bammuos Mountain Range

To start off your day, breakfast will be provided for you by the accommodation. Today, you will have complete freedom, allowing you to experience Mauritius however you desire.

The Mountain Glamping Lodge has a serene yoga platform under a mango tree, which is loved by all those who visit. Take some time to yourself, connecting with the natural beauty around you.

Hike in the Bambous Mountain Range, the most prominent peak in the Bambous Range with a rocky summit towering high above the sugarcane and fields of palm below. This beautiful hike is sure to leave you in awe of the landscapes here in Mauritius.

Swim in the tranquil natural pool at your accommodation, unwinding whilst admiring the stunning view from the comfort of your lodge. Stroll through the beautiful botanical garden, admiring the flora in Mauritius without having to go far!

You accommodation also has a range of mountain bikes you can take on recommended mountain trails, providing you with the opportunity to have an active day if you choose to.

A bonfire evening is a highlight of this accommodation, which you can enjoy after your delicious dinner included in this trip. Retreat back to your haven of peace for a restful night before your adventures in Mauritius begin again tomorrow.

Accommodation

The Mountain Glamping Lodge, Mauritius.

Explore Beautiful Bel Ombre

Enjoy your last breakfast at the Mountain Glamping Lodge before checking out. You will be leaving this accommodation to move to the next stop on your immersion into Mauritius.

You will then be picking up your rental car, which will be a Nissan Micra or similar. This automatic car has air conditioning making it perfect for the heat of Mauritius, as well as space for 4 passengers and luggage.

The rental service benefits include a comprehensive insurance; delivery & collection service 7 days a week; 24hr roadside service and optional services such as GPS upon request. You will have unlimited mileage, theft protection and personal accident insurance for the rest of your time with the car.

You will then be checking in to your new accommodation, The Historical Guest House in Bel Ombre.

The rest of the afternoon and evening can be spent at your leisure. Now you have your car, you may choose to venture into the local towns to dine on their delicious cuisine. The mixing pot of cultures here in Mauritius means you are sure to find something to eat you will enjoy!

Accommodation

The Historical Guest House in Bel Ombre, Mauritius.

Now completely and beautifully renovated,  the rock walls of this boutique guest house once sheltered the labourers who ran the Domaine de Bel Ombre, an old sugar state at the South of Mauritius. Today, the historical quarters reopen their doors to travellers looking for a comfortable stay close to nature, history and the gorgeous beaches of the South! You will have complimentary access to C Beach Club and Heritage Le Chateau. Bicycles for independent use are also available.

Staying in a double room in this accommodation, you will have a king size bed. Your room also comes with free wifi and air conditioning, perfect for cooling off after a day in the sun. The additional facilities provided include: a shared kitchenette, living room, verandas, swimming pool and restaurant.

Explore the South Coast on an Electric Bike Tour

Enjoy a delicious breakfast provided for you by your accommodation, starting your day off properly!

Today you will be embarking on an electric bike tour of the South Coast of Mauritius.

This is a fantastic immersion into the untouched nature and culture of the South of Mauritius. Starting from the Domaine de Bel Ombre, you’ll ride through the beautiful beaches of St. Felix and Riambel and the famous cliffs of Gris Gris and La Roche qui Pleure.

The integrated electric motors of your bike will help you comfortably cover a long distance while preserving this area CO2-free. Sustainability is at the heart of this trip, helping to preserve the beautiful natural world here in Mauritius.

In one of your stops, Madame Mala will welcome you to her home and treat you for lunch in the most authentic way. This off the beaten track experience allows you to talk to Mauritian locals, understanding their culture and way of life.

This bike ride is of medium intensity, allowing this group tour to be enjoyable for all! Beginning at 8.30am and ending at 3pm, this trip along the South Coast is sure to amaze you with its pristine beaches and interesting history.

You will then have the rest of the afternoon and evening at your leisure. Retreat into the comfort of your bed after a busy day!

Accommodation

The Historical Guest House in Bel Ombre, Mauritius.

Enjoy a Hike to Le Morne Brabant, a UNESCO Site

After a delicious breakfast provided by your accommodation, you will prepare yourselves for a beautiful hike.

Beginning at 9am, you will embark on a challenging Hike to Le Morne Brabant, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This guided hike can include a Green Trip Kit, allowing you to clean up debris should you choose to along the way.

The best way to admire the famous “underwater waterfall” is from the height at the top of this gorgeous mountain. You will also be experiencing Mauritius’ history of freedom and sacrifice. This breathtaking view from the top is sure to leave you in complete awe!

The underwater waterfalls in Mauritius are a true highlight for all, making this off the beaten track experience even more exciting. You will have the chance to view the beauty of nature like never before.

You will then return to your accommodation, where you can spend the rest of the day in the luxurious swimming pool. The evening will be spent at your leisure, whether you choose to dine in the restaurant in your accommodation or in a local restaurant, you are sure to have a delicious end to your surreal day of adventures.

Accommodation

The Historical Guest House in Bel Ombre, Mauritius.

Explore the Mountains of Chamarel

Dine on locally sourced breakfast provided for you by your accommodation. You will then have time at your accommodation to relax, and have a slow start to your morning. Take in the views from this gorgeous location before you move to your next location on this trip.

After checking out of the Historical Guest House in Bel Ombre, you will be moving to La Vieille Cheminee for the next few nights.

Here, you can spend the rest of your day enjoying the beautiful nature and hiking trails around your accommodation.

Horseback riding and bike rentals are available at an extra cost, giving you the opportunity to further explore further afield and have an authentic experience in Mauritius.

Enjoy the rest of your day at the tranquil swimming pool at your accommodation. Dinner will then be hosted by your accommodation, dining on exquisite food before returning to your comfortable rooms.

Accommodation

La Vieille Cheminee, Mauritius.

This accommodation includes a set of 6 cozy and perfectly equipped cottages tucked on the mountain of Chamarel, offering you traditional meals from their organic farm and horseback riding mornings around the nature trails surrounding the domain. This is the perfect place to disconnect from the buzzing routine and reconnect with nature and your loved ones, without compromising comfort or style.

You will be staying in a Couple’s Chalet. This includes a king sized bed perfect for 2 adults, as well as air conditioning, allowing you to cool off after a hot day. This accommodation has additional facilities including: equipped kitchen for self-catered use, a cozy fireplace, housekeeping every morning, a swimming pool, hiking trails. Horseback riding and bike rentals come at an extra cost.

Horse Riding in the Forests of Chamarel

Breakfast will be served to you by your accommodation, included with the cost. You will then set off for a beautiful morning horse riding experience.

Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the mountains and forests of Chamarel in a peaceful horseback ride. You will be welcomed a few minutes before your excursion to meet the horses first. After a proper introduction accompanied by a cup of coffee, Frederic, the horse whisperer, will guide you through the lush forest and wide grasslands of La Vieille Cheminée’s private Domaine. Open your senses while Frederic explains about the fauna and flora of this place. You are set-up for a great start of your day!

Occurring from 8.30am to 10am, you will be horse riding in the Chamarel. This low intensity group activity ensures responsible tourism in a natural reserve, upholding the trip’s aim of sustainable travelling. This trip is ideal for riders with some experience and may not be suitable for beginners.

After this amazing start to your day, you will have the rest of the afternoon and evening to explore Mauritius at your leisure. Relaxing in the swimming pool or experiencing more of Mauritius’ nature with hiking trails, you are sure to enjoy yourself. Dinner will then be served to you by your accommodation.

Accommodation

La Vieille Cheminee, Mauritius.

Canyoning and a Winery Tasting in the Heart of Mauritius

After a delicious breakfast provided to you by your amazing accommodation, you will set off for another day of exploring.

To begin your day, you will be canyoning in the heart of Mauritius. Starting off at 8.30am, you will have the intense adventure of a lifetime right in Mauritius’ beautiful nature.

Enjoy 2 abseils of 25m & 10m from waterfalls 45m & 10m heigh. Whilst abseiling, admire the wild and lush beauty of the Tamarin Falls.

You’ll swim in natural plunge pools and trek on the banks of the river, heading for a final jump of 6m into a natural pool. Appreciate a refreshing swim before coming back on a 20 minute steep hike, ending this authentic experience at 12pm.

Next, enjoy a private Mauritian Lychee Wine Tasting. Somewhere between the West of the Sun and the East of the Moon, authentic lychee wine is being crafted by artisans.

During your visit to this boutique winery you will learn about the wine making  process and enjoy a tasting of Mauritius’ unique and organic wine made from lychees. This 1 hour off the beaten track experience is truly sensational!

You will then return to you accommodation where you can relax after your busy day, before enjoying a exquisite dinner provided to you by your accommodation.

Accommodation

La Vieille Cheminee, Mauritius.

Enjoy your Beautiful Beachfront Hotel

After your last delicious breakfast at your accommodation, La Vieille Cheminee, you will have the rest of the morning to enjoy your accommodation and its beauty, before departing.

Today you will be moving to your new accommodation, the Sakoa Boutique Hotel. This stunning beachfront hotel has a breathtaking location and luxury facilities.

Spend the rest of your day at your leisure. Swim in the beautifully warm waters along the coast of Mauritius, taking in the surreal scenery.

Alternatively, you can take on a little adventure by participating in the accommodation’s free water sports in the calm lagoon. Stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkelling and much more can be experienced in these crystal clear waters!

Dinner will then be spent at your leisure, before retreating to your beautiful room.

Accommodation

The Sakoa Boutique Hotel, Mauritius.

This is an intimate boutique hotel, based in one of the most beautiful beaches of the North coast of Mauritius: Trou aux Biches. Enjoy relaxed days by the pool, beach, bar and restaurant, or take on little adventures with their free water sports in the calm lagoon. Close by you’ll find everything you need: from ATMs to lively restaurants, pharmacy, diving centres and bus stop.

You will be staying in a Sea View Room, with a queen size bed. Free wifi is provided, as well as air conditioning. You will also have a TV, to unwind and connect to the outside world. The accommodation has additional facilities such as: a restaurant, bar, complimentary water sports on the sea, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkelling, glass bottom boat, water skiing. The outdoor spa can be enjoyed at an extra charge.

Explore Port Louis on a Food Tour

Breakfast is included, provided by your stunning new accommodation. This delicious start will begin your day in the best possible way!

Your day will become even more delicious, as you embark on a Food and Historical Tour of Port Louis. Appreciate the local cultural heritage in the bustling capital city.

Learn about Mauritius’ eclectic history and the blend of cultures in our island by sampling typical street food snacks from different origins. Steamed dumplings in their hot broth, roti filled with spiced curry and gato pima, the unbeatable deep fried chilli-cakes.

This tour will run from 9am to 12pm, allowing you to spend the rest of your day at your leisure. You can choose to remain in the capital city, immersing yourself in the local culture.

Alternatively, you can return to the beautiful sanctuary of your hotel, and relax. Spend the day beside the pool, soaking up the sun and bathing in the perfectly warm ocean.

Accommodation

The Sakoa Boutique Hotel, Mauritius.

Authentic Cooking Experience with a Local

After breakfast at your accommodation you will be departing to reach your activity of the day by 9.30am.

Today, you will be preparing and sharing a meal at Rosemonde’s home. You’ll visit the weekly fresh market to handpick the ingredients you will cook with.

A delicious curry preparation follows, filled with the aromas, talk and music that you can only experience in the kitchen of a Mauritian Creole.

This authentic off the beaten track experience will truly immerse you in Mauritian culture. You will be able to learn about the traditions in Mauritius, whilst visiting key local spots.

You will then return to you accommodation at around 1pm, allowing you to enjoy your last afternoon in beautiful Mauritius as you desire.

Sunbathing along the white beaches, swimming in the warm waters, snorkelling in the crystal clear water, you are sure to make the most of this last afternoon here!

 

Accommodation

The Sakoa Boutique Hotel, Mauritius.

Departure Day

After your final breakfast in Mauritius you will be departing for home. At the airport, you will drop off your car before boarding your flight, marking the end of this sensational trip in Mauritius. We look forward to welcoming you back soon !

Location Information

Mauritius is a beautiful island nation located in the warm Indian Ocean. Fly into the capital city Port Louis to begin and end your trip here in the stunning island of Mauritius. The white, sandy beaches and crystal clear waters will never bore you, leaving you wanting to remain in this sensational country!

  • 2 nights glamping at Otentic Eco-Lodge (breakfast and dinner included)
  • 2 nights glamping at the Mountain Lodge (breakfast and dinner included)
  • 3 nights at the Historical Guest House in Bel Ombre (breakfast included)
  • 3 nights at La Vieille Cheminee (breakfast and dinner included)
  • 3 nights at Sakoa Boutique Hotel (breakfast included)
  • 10 days insured car rental
  • 1 airport transfer with private driver
  • 7 guided activities throughout your trip (as mentioned)
  • Complimentary self-guided experiences
  • Carbon footprint offset
  • Reef friendly sunscreen SPF 50

FAQs

Yes! This trip is as sustainable as possible. The CO2 emissions from your 14 day trip will be offset through the Mauritius Conscious' Go CO2 Neutral initiative. All of the lodges are also strong supporters of sustainable tourism, making this an extremely environmentally friendly holiday.

All year round! The low season tends to be from the start of May until the end of September, making all experiences cheaper. The high season is from the start of October to the end of April, with the peak season being from the 20 December to the 10 January. Mauritius is beautiful all year round, however this tend to indicate the most popular times to visit this beautiful island.

Yes, the 10 day rental of a Nissan Micra or similar is included in the price of this trip. This automatic drive, air conditioned, 4 passenger car includes unlimited mileage, theft protection and personal accident insurance. You will be completely covered whilst renting this car, all included in the cost of this trip!