POPULAR DESTINATIONS

Mauritius is an island located in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Madagascar and has a reputation as a tropical paradise by many people around the globe and attracts torurists from around the world. The capital of Mauritius is called Port Louis and is home to many offices and businesses. The port is in Port Louis

NORTH TOURS

Caudan Waterfront

Port Louis Market

Champ de Mars: Horse Racing

Pamplemousses Garden

L'aventure du Sucre

Chateau de Labourdonnais

Grand Bay

Cap Malheureux

Citadel

Caudan Waterfront

Le Caudan Waterfront is a unique commercial concept in Mauritius, showing undeniable know-how and expertise in commercial activities and entertainment. On top of being a must for shopping, Le Caudan Waterfront is also a business Centre, a melting pot for local artists and the favorite meeting place for gastronomes, tourists and locals looking for leisure and entertainment. Le Caudan Waterfront is definitely the most elegant and popular destination for Mauritians and tourists. It is one of the most popular leisure and shopping places in the Mauritian capital due to the many ways through which people can spend their time. This includes many shops, banking facilities, casinos, cinemas, restaurants, a marina and a five star hotel (Le Labourdonnais) with parking facilities.

Port- Louis Central Market

Port Louis’ rightly famous central market, the center of the local economy since Victorian times, is a good place to get a feel for the everyday life of many locals. Watch the hawkers at work and buy some souvenirs. Most authentic are the wonderful fruit and vegetable sections (including herbal medicines and aphrodisiacs) and the meat, fish and seafood market. If you’re looking for souvenirs, a wide variety of Malagasy handicrafts are available, along with souvenir t-shirts of varying quality. The level of hustling here can be tiresome, however, you’ll have to bargain hard; start by slashing the price quoted by about 30% and get yourself a bargain.

Champ de Mars : Horse Racing

Horse racing in Mauritius dates back to 1812. On the 25th of June that year, the first races were held at the Champ de Mars, heralding 200 years of competition between owners and stables almost non-stop even during the world wars of the 20th century. The main road leading to it is a landmark known to racing enthusiasts as “Rue Governement”, Champ de Mars racecourse is nestled at the foot of lovely hills. It is the oldest racecourse in the southern hemisphere and one of the oldest in the world.

Pamplemousses Gardens

Pamplemousses Gardens, more formally known as Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens, is one of the most visited attractions in Mauritius. Opened as a private garden by the French governor of Mauritius nearly 300 years ago, the gardens served as a major horticultural research center for the French and British during the colonial period. Today it is home to dozens of varieties of palm trees, as well as medicinal plants, fish ponds, and an amazing collection of Queen Victoria water lilies. This 37 hectare garden is a popular tourist attraction and the oldest botanical gardens in the Southern Hemisphere.

L'aventure du Sucre

The setting for this gem of a museum is an old factory, itself evoking bygone days and a symbol of all that sugar represents. It lies within the beautiful Beau Plan Sugar Estate, located close to the famous Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens. Pamplemousses is one of the oldest villages in the island, where Governor La Bourdonnais built his mansion and where Pierre Poivre began the Gardens, close to the beautiful church where Bernardin de Saint-Pierre chose to lay to rest Paul and Virginie. The village is a good place for a stroll, with scenes of a tranquil way of everyday life.

Chateau Labourdonnais

Château de Labourdonnais, surrounded by its beautiful orchards, was built between 1856 and 1859 by Christian Wiehe himself then his descendant lived there until recently.

This grand mansion was restored between 2006 & 2010 and converted into a museum that invites you to discover the nineteenth century Mauritian lifestyle as well as its history.

Grand Bay

Grand-Baie is a village in northern Mauritius. Its sandy beaches include La Cuvette, and sailboat-dotted Grand-Baie Public Beach, in a sheltered cove. The popular Pereybere Public Beach is to the northeast. The village has restaurants and lively bars. Vendors at the Grand Baie Bazaar sell handicrafts.

Cap Malheureux

Cap Malheureux, , was named after  many ships that literally hit the rocks just outside the north coast. Cap Malheureux is also the spot where the English invasion forces landed in 1810 to attack the French.

Today, the village is a quiet place and mostly known for its red roofed church, the Notre Dame Auxiliatrice. To be honest, beyond visiting the church, there is little else to see and do here. Should you forget to take a picture of it, the red roof wonder can be found on postcards in virtually any store across the island.

Citadel

Perched on top of the hill Petite Montague, the Citadel Fort is located at a height of 100 metres. Also known as the Adelaide Fort (named after the wife of William II, when the British held land in Port Louis), the fort offers stunning views of the harbour and the entire city of Port Louis.Constructed in the 19th century by Colonel Cunningham to protect the British Army from the enemy.

SOUTH WEST TOURS

Chamarel : seven-coloured earth

Black River Gorge

Baie du Cap

Trou aux Cerfs 

Chamarel Rhumerie

Grand Bassin

Chamarel : seven-coloured earth

The “seven-coloured earth” of Chamarel is a geological curiosity and a major tourist attraction of Mauritius. This is a small (7500 m2) area of strikingly bare landscape located within a large, dense forest. The earth is particularly unusual; created by volcanic rocks that cooled at different temperatures, the earth form beautiful patterns of colour in the exposed hillsides. The rocks were pulverized into sands with various shades of red, brown, grey, and purple. Since the earth was first exposed, rains had carved beautiful patterns of many colours into the hillside. When visiting the park, you will be able to walk between the many sand dunes, along trails and see this unique sight. Also, there is a small petting farm where you can see and pet Giant Turtles which found their home at the par.

Black River Gorge

The Black River Gorges is the largest national park in Mauritius. Famous for its waterfalls, vistas and hiking, the gorge is in the central highlands, making it cooler than much of the island.Mauritius is famous for its breathtaking nature, beautiful birds, flora, coastlines and with many magnificent views.
The flora of Mauritius is composed of 700 species of indigenous plants.

Baie du cap

Between Le Morne and Baie du Cap is located the impressive hairpin curve called Macondé which you will have to pass if you are driving along the coastal road in the south of Mauritius. It is worth  to stop the car behind the curve and to climb up the rock from where you will have a breathtaking view. The curve Marondé is one of the interesting you could say frayed shape of the south coast of Mauritius which got created by the earlier volcanic eruptions.

Trou aux Cerfs 

One of the famous natural tourist attractions in Mauritius is the Trou aux Cerfs dormant volcano located about 1 kilometer from the town of Curepipe. The dormant, volcanic crater is around 605 meters above sea level, with a diameter of 350 meters and a depth of around 100 meters. Interestingly, Trou aux Cerfs is also called ‘Murr’s Volcano’. This luxuriantly green sanctuary is a favourite jogging spot for the locals living in the region.

Chamarel Rhumerie

Situated in the South West part of Mauritius, in the heart of a fertile valley lies the Rhumerie de Chamarel which is surrounded by vast sugarcane plantations growing in harmony with the pineapples and other tropical fruits nearby.

Displaying a unique sense of warmth and authenticity, the Rhumerie de Chamarel Distillery welcomes visitors for an all-encompassing tourism experience ranging from a guided visit of the distillery and rum tasting.

Grand Bassin

Ganga Talao is a crater lake situated in a secluded mountain area in the district of Savanne, deep in the heart of Mauritius. It is about 1800 feet above sea level.

SOUTH EAST TOURS

La Vanille Nature Park

Bois Cheri

Gris Gris Cliff

Saint Aubin Colonial House

La Vanille Nature Park

It is one of the rare places in the world where you actually can admire crocs in captivity. The centre is found in the centre of a rain forested valley with natural water springs in the southern part of the island. People who have visited the park say it is amazing. The natural streams are loaded with multi colored coy fish. Your wandering around the park will wonder you as you troll through the giant bamboos, banana trees, palm trees and load of greenery providing shade for the reptilians. The park is home for more than 2000 Nile crocodiles and the famous giant tortoises and rare collection of about 23 000 stuffed insects.

Bois Cheri Tea Factory 

Bois Cheri town hosts the oldest tea plantation, and gave its name to our most famous tea brand. The tour includes visit of the plant, the museum, and a tea.

St.Aubin Colonial House

St Aubin is an elegant plantation house that dates back to 1819. You will learn all about the fascinating history of vanilla production on the tour. ... The dining room is one of best throwbacks to colonial times.The estate produces sugar cane which is then processed to make sugar as well as delicious rum. The manufacture of which you may see during your visit to the distillery.

Gris Gris Cliff

It is found on the Southern tip of Mauritius, Gris Gris deserves its name for its gloomy and moody atmosphere, the perfect barrier reefs circling Mauritius occurs in the South. Thus explaining the angry waves which come crashing on the cliffs.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Casela Nature Park

Skydiving

Belle- Mare Beach

Parasailing

Sailing Boats

Helicopter Tours

Kitesurfing

Ile aux Cerfs

Zip Line

Casela : World of Adventures

If you have not had the chance to encounter these felines before, it is a great opportunity to do so. Unlike any conventional zoos, the lions are not caged which gives you another sensation. Walking with lions is worth the try once in a lifetime. The walk is an exclusivity of the Casela Nature and Leisure Park. Don’t worry the experience is backed up by a very well trained team.

Parasailing

Parasailing is doing parachuting from a boat. The person parasailing is towed by the boat while harnessed to a specially designed parachute. The adventure begins from the boat’s launch pod where you are harnessed in the first time.Then a security check routine will be performed. This ensures that everything is well in place. Parasailing will give you a bird’s eye view of Mauritius’ beautiful coral reefs, beaches and lagoons. It is definitely one of the coolest things to do during your stay in the island. There are various places you actually can enjoy it. Grand Baie, Ile Aux Cerfs and Belle Mare are amongst the best. Once again do not forget your Camera.

Kitesurfing

Mauritius Island is a kitesurf paradise. Surrounded by a turquoise lagoon, kite surfing is possible throughout the whole year. If you have never tried it before, it is the perfect occasion to do so. Mauritius enjoys the fact that it is situated in a tropical regions and the water temperature is excellent throughout the year. Give it a try and you will be amazed

Skydiving

Skydiving is number one among the most coolest things to do in Mauritius. If you have travelled to one of the most amazing tropical island of the south of the Indian Ocean, then you are absolutely do not want to miss this unique and lifetime experience.

Sailing Boats

The regattas are part of a long tradition of sea people, Mauritius and elsewhere we find good sailor who indulge in this hobby. The pirogues, robust wooden canoes with their colorful sails, then travel the turquoise lagoon for the pleasure of our eyes.

Belle Mare Beach

Belle Mare Beach is located on the southeast side of the main island and is very easily accessible As a result of this, Belle Mare Beach can get a little crowded on weekends. But during the week, you may have this beauty of a beach almost all to your self. Apart from that, Belle Mare has perhaps the best golf course on the island. There are two courses- one 18 hole, specially made for the guests of the Belle Mare Plage Hotel and another 9 hole with some respectable greens that is going to get you marching with your golfing clubs.

Ile aux Cerfs

This stunning island off the east coast of Mauritius is one of the most popular day trips in the country for both foreigners and Mauritians alike. You can take a trip to Ile aux Cerfs either by a fast speed boat or at a more leisurely pace in a small local boat. On the Island you can enjoy snorkeling; various water sports or just relax on the white sand.