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Discover Mauritius in 10 Days

From £2177 pp

Mauritius

9 Nights / 10 Days

Private Group (2-4)

Discover Mauritius in 10 Days

From £2177 pp

What You'll Do

This 10 day holiday will leave you wanting to re-live it. Relax and enjoy luxury accommodation, immerse yourself in crystal waters, bask in the warm sun and discover the real Mauritius on off the beaten track unique local adventures.

Holiday Summary:

Day 1-2 Grand River South East

Day 3-6 Trou aux Biches

Day 7-9 Chamerel

Day 10 Return home

Your 9 night trip will take you on an adventure starting in the East of the island at Grand River South East, and a beautiful eco lodge nestled between the river and the coast. Take time to relax, unwind and acclimatise enjoying gentle water activities, hiking or cycling.

Set sail for a day on board a traditional wooden boat, locally known as  a”pirogue” and discover 3 isolated islets in the Southeast. Experience amazing snorkelling and enjoy a delicious seafood BBQ lunch to end the trip!

Visit Ile aux Cerfs and get adventurous to uncover a waterfall during Kayaking in Grand Riviere Sud-Est. Your next stop is Trou aux Biches.

Stay in true paradise, in the North West coast to enjoy the beautiful beach of Trou aux Biches for 4 nights. At Sakoa Boutique Hotel you will feel like you’re in a tropical dream, with a beautiful pool, bar, restaurant and a white sandy beach which is soft underfoot. You will feel like you’re in a tropical dream, with a beautiful pool, bar, restaurant and a white sandy beach which is soft underfoot.

Prepare and share a meal at local Rosemonde’s home. Explore the weekly fresh market and handpick the ingredients you will cook with. A delicious curry preparation follows, filled with aromas, conversation and music that will be truly unique.

Explore the capital of Port Louis and immerse yourself in the melting pot of cultures found in Mauritius, with a delicious food and cultural local tour. Tasting the authentic street food along the buzzing high streets in the capital city is quite an adventure!

Your next stop is Chamarel, where you will stay in peaceful cottages on a working tropical farm at the edge of the National Park. Discover so much of this beautiful island in a leisurely and fun way. Embark on an electric bike tour of Chamarel immersing yourself in the untouched nature and culture. You will visit an agricultural rum distillery,the Earth of 7 Colors, Chamarel Waterfall, and continue the ride towards the south coast, down the meandering Fantasie Road.

Explore an authentic winery, learning about the art of lychee wine making as well as tasting the exquisite creations! Learn to cook an authentic Mauritian curry with locally grown ingredients, and take a guided stroll around the capital, Port Louis, with its eclectic mix of old and new; graceful colonial buildings and modern towers, a stylish waterfront complex, a busy and bustling melting pot of cultures with a fascinating history.

This sustainable trip is completely carbon offset, taking you off the beaten tracks in Mauritius. This unique adventure will leave you ready to book your next trip back, and with stunning weather year-round, why not make this all-encompassing tour of Mauritius your next winter sun escape?

Experience
Highlights

Embark on a sailing day on a traditional 'pirogue' and enjoy the crystal clear snorkelling

Enjoy an authentic local Food and Cultural Tour in Port Louis

Discover the beautiful local town and waterfall of Chamarel on electric bikes

Enjoy a private Mauritian lychee wine tasting

Cook and share a home made meal at a locals house

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 amazing adventure you will be having in Mauritius.

Dinner is provided, allowing you to have your first taste of delicious Mauritius cuisine in 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.

Meals

Dinner

Sailing in the Authentic South East

After a delicious breakfast provided to you by your accommodation, you will begin your sailing day adventure in the South East of Mauritius.

Set sail at 9am for a day on board of Arminio’s traditional wooden boat, locally known as  a”pirogue”. You will discover 3 isolated islets in the Southeast of Mauritius.

You will start by discovering one of the best snorkelling spots near Ile aux Aigrettes, and raise sails to reach Ile de la Passe and Ile aux Phare, with their old lighthouse structures and rich historic past.

Wave the sun goodbye from a tiny, exclusive islet where Arminio will prepare for you a sumptuous seafood BBQ with free drinks! Return at 4:30pm.

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 cover; 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.

To end your day, you will return to your gorgeous accommodation for the rest of the afternoon and evening. Here you can unwind at the pool, before enjoying a delicious dinner cooked for you by your accommodation.

 

Accommodation

The Otentic Eco-Lodge, Mauritius.

Meals

Breakfast and Dinner

Enjoy Mauritius' Natural Beauty

After a delicious breakfast at your accommodation you can enjoy the day in 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 landscape, admiring the flora and fauna present across the country.

Alternatively, you can remain at your stunning accommodation, swimming in the cool pool or perhaps kayaking.

In the afternoon you will then be transferring to your new accommodation.

After checking in, relax and enjoy a delicious meal.

 

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.Within a short distance 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 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.

Meals

Breakfast

Cook an Authentic Meal 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, conversation 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 time to relax and enjoy your afternoon as you wish.

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 island paradise.

 

Accommodation

The Sakoa Boutique Hotel, Mauritius.

Meals

Breakfast and Lunch

Experience a Street Food and Cultural Tour in Port Louis

Breakfast once again is a delicious start to the day, and your day is set to become even more delicious, as you embark on a local Food and Historical Tour of Port Louis.

Appreciate the local cultural heritage of Mauritius’ capital city.

Learn about the island’s eclectic history and the blend of cultures by sampling typical street food snacks from different backgrounds.

Experience the heady scent of the spice quarters and its Gujerati influence, dumplings in their hot broth, roti filled with spiced curry and ‘gato pima’, the unbeatable deep fried chilli-cakes, experience the busting markets and buzz of the colourful streets of Chinatown…

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, or head back to the hotel and relax beside the pool, soaking up the sun or bathing in the perfectly warm ocean.

Accommodation

The Sakoa Boutique Hotel, Mauritius.

Meals

Breakfast

Enjoy the Beaches of Mauritius

Today you will have the chance to spend the day as you wish.

Embark on a glass bottom boat adventure, seeing the aquatic life in Mauritius like never before,  snorkelling to enjoy the amazing under water flora and fauna.

Swim in the beautifully warm waters, taking in the surreal scenery, or enjoy 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!

You could also take advantage of the wonderful therapies and treatments offered at an extra charge at the luxurious outdoor spa day

Accommodation

The Sakoa Boutique Hotel, Mauritius.

Meals

Breakfast

Explore the Beautiful Mountains of Chamarel

This is your last morning in the Sakoa Boutique hotel before departing on the next part of your adventure, at La Vieille Cheminee.

Here, you can spend the rest of your day getting to know the location, its beautiful surroundings  and the hiking trails around your accommodation.

Horseback riding and bike rentals are available at a small extra cost to go further afield an experience this truly authentic rural side of Mauritius.

Enjoy the rest of your day at the tranquil swimming pool at your accommodation. A delicious dinner of local organic produce will be served at your accommodation, before returning to your cozy cottage for the evening.

Accommodation

La Vieille Cheminee.

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. It’s a perfect place to disconnect from routine and reconnect with nature and your loved ones, without compromising comfort or style.

You will be staying in a Mountain Cottage. This includes a queen 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 are available at an extra cost.

Meals

Breakfast and Dinner

E-bike tour and local rum distillery

Enjoy a delicious breakfast provided for you by your accommodation before embarking on an electric bike tour of the South Coast of Mauritius.

This fantastic immersion will leave you in awe from start to finish. Riding your electric bike you will visit an agricultural rum distillery and learn the process from sugarcane to spirit.

Your local guide will then take you through the Earth of 7 Colours and Chamarel Waterfall, and continue the ride towards the south coast, down the meandering Fantasie Road.

Just in time for an energy boost you will arrive to a typical shack by the coast, where you’ll be invited for a typical Mauritian lunch. Enjoy the local cuisine like never before. Your comprehensive tour will end in the old sugar state of Bel Ombre.

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

Beginning at around 8.30am and ending at 3pm, this trip along the South Coast is a great insight into the beautiful rural landscape, natural wonders, local villages and artisans.

You will then have the rest of the afternoon and evening at your leisure.

 

Accommodation

La Vieille Cheminee, Mauritius.

Meals

Breakfast and Dinner

Enjoy a Delicious Wine Tasting

Today you will be enjoying a private Mauritian Lychee Wine Tasting. Somewhere between the West of the Sun and the East of the Moon, authentic lychee wine is crafted by artisans.

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

After this amazing start to your day, you will have the rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure to enjoy your last day in Mauritius.

Relaxing in the swimming pool, experiencing more of Mauritius’ nature with hiking trails, cycling or horse riding.

You will end the day with an exquisite locally sourced dinner provided at your accommodation.

 

Accommodation

La Vieille Cheminee

Meals

Breakfast and Dinner

Departure Day

After your final breakfast in Mauritius, provided by your beautiful accommodation, you will be heading for home. At the airport, you will drop off your car before boarding your flight, marking the end of this sensational stay in Mauritius.

Meals

Breakfast

Location Information

You will be arriving and departing from Port Louis Airport, the capital city of Mauritius.

Enjoy all parts of the island staying at the Grand River South East, Trou aux Biches and Chamarel.

Mauritius is a beautiful island  located in the warm Indian Ocean, fly into the capital city Port Louis to begin and end your trip here. Your 13 night trip will take you on an adventure starting in the East of the island at Grand River South East, and a beautiful eco lodge nestled between the river and the coast.  Your next stop is in north west coast to enjoy the beautiful beach of Trou aux Biches, and explore the capital Port Louis. You will have 4 nights here so relax and unwind in paradise. Finally, on to Chamarel where you will stay on a working tropical farm on the edge of the National Park.

Discover the real Mauritius with plenty of time to relax and enjoy the beautiful countryside, stunning beaches and crystal blue waters.

  • 2 nights in a Private Glamping tent at the Otentic River Lodge (breakfast and dinner included)
  • 4 nights in a Sea View Room at the Sakoa Boutique Hotel (breakfast included)
  • 3 nights in La Vieille Cheminee (breakfast and dinner included)
  • 9 days car rental with all insurance covered
  • Sailing day in a traditional pirogue, with snorkelling and BBQ lunch
  • Traditional cooking class
  • Street-food tour of Port Louis
  • Guided tour of Chamarel on electric bikes, including lunch
  • Visit to Takamaka Winery
  • Eco-compatible sunscreen SPF 50
  • CO2 compensation for the entire trip

FAQs

All year round! Mauritius is beautiful throughout its seasons. The peak season runs from 20 December until the 10 January, with the high season being either side of this. However, even in the low season (1 May to 30 September) you will still be amazed at the beauty here in Mauritius.

Yes. You will be picked up by a private driver in a Nissan Almera or similar. This car has room for 4 passengers with luggage, as well as air conditioning to ensure you can cool down once arriving in the hot climate.