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From Dubai to Mauritius

United Arab Emirates & Mauritius in 11 Days, 8 Nights in Destination

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Enjoy Dubai’s modernity and impressive skyscrapers, dine under the stars in the desert, then fly to Mauritius to relax and enjoy clear waters and stunning beaches in an exotic paradise.

Trip Highlights

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    Dubai
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    Chamarel
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    Curepipe
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    Grand Bassin Crater
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    Plaine Champagne

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

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  • Accommodation in Superior category hotels.
  • Only breakfast in Mauritius.
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  • All inclusive in Mauritius.

Accommodation: 8 Nights

Itinerary

Start in Dubai, enjoying incredible views from the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Watch an incredible sunset over the desert and continue your experience in Mauritius, an island paradise famous for its crystal-clear waters, exotic vegetation, and idyllic beaches. Here, you’ll have time to relax and explore Curepipe, Grand Bassin, Plaine Champagne and Chamarel.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Night on board

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Arrive at your UK/Ireland departure airport ready to check-in for a flight to the luxurious city of Dubai*. Night on board.

*If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Dubai

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Arrive in Dubai and transfer to the hotel*. The remainder of the day is free to discover this modern Emirati metropolis at your leisure. We recommend visiting the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world and a symbol of the city of 828 meters and 160 floors.

Since its inauguration in 2010, it offers the best views of the desert and the city. Underneath is the largest shopping center in the world, the Dubai Mall where 1200 stores of all kinds are located. A shopping paradise! Overnight stay in Dubai.

*You will have the option to add early check-in on arrival in the next step of the booking process. To guarantee optional services, we recommend that you add them to your current booking, as they are subject to availability.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
DoubleTree by Hilton Al B... or similar
tripadvisor rating

2104 Reviews

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3rd Day: Dubai

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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the morning at your leisure, exploring the old town or sunning yourself on Dubai's idyllic beaches. We recommend an optional excursion to explore the older parts of the city*. At dusk, take an exciting 4x4 excursion to the desert.

Pass through camel farms and spectacular desert landscapes, as the sand dunes are illuminated at sunset until arriving at a traditional camp. Here, enjoy a delicious barbeque dinner under the stars with traditional entertainment including Belly Dancing (except during the month of Ramadan), waterpipes and camel rides. Return to the hotel and overnight stay in Dubai.

*Optional Half-Day Classic Dubai Tour: Visit the Bastakia neighbourhood, home to old merchant houses and cafes, and learn about Dubai's history with included entrance to the Dubai Museum. Take a traditional river taxi, known as an 'Abra' across Dubai Creek to the aromatic souks of Old Dubai, filled with stalls selling exotic spices and golden wares.

Please note: this optional excursion operates on Friday afternoons and Monday, Wednesday, and Sunday mornings only.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
DoubleTree by Hilton Al B... or similar
tripadvisor rating

2104 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
4x4 Desert Safari Excursion

Moderate

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Optional
Half-Day Classic Dubai Tour

Moderate

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4th Day: Dubai

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Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure, enjoying a shopping spree in Dubai's fabulous malls or relaxing at your leisure on the beach. We recommend an optional tour of the city's modern attractions*. Overnight stay in Dubai.

*Optional Half-Day Modern Dubai Tour: Visit the most emblematic sights in the city starting at the Souk Madinat Jumeirah, a traditional arabian bazaar and popular marketplace where you can find typical hand-made crafts. Next, travel to the man-made palm-shaped island of Palm Jumeirah to see the amazing Atlantis Hotel before heading back to the city on the monorail.

Afterwards, explore glittering Dubai Marina, a man-made canal city and one of the most sought-after neighbourhoods in Dubai and end the trip in the Burj Khalifa area (entrance not included) and back to the hotel.

Please note: this optional excursion operates on Mondays and Fridays only. You will have the option to be dropped off at the Dubai Mall for some shopping and return to the hotel on your own. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
DoubleTree by Hilton Al B... or similar
tripadvisor rating

2104 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Half-Day Modern Dubai Tour

Moderate

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5th Day: Dubai - Mauritius

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Breakfast at the hotel*. Transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Mauritius. Touch down in Mauritius and transfer to the hotel. This island paradise is famous for its crystalline waters, white sands, exotic vegetation and idyllic beaches. Get settled in and begin to enjoy your stay. Overnight stay in Mauritius.

*Depending on the flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Tamassa Resort or similar
tripadvisor rating

9999 Reviews

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6th Day: Mauritius

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Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure, soaking up the sun or perhaps treating yourself to a spa treatment at the hotel. Alternatively, we recommend to take part in an Optional Full day Catamaran Cruise: Île aux Cerfs, with the possibility to admire the surroundings of Mauritius: the mountains of Grand-Port, beautiful Islets and historical sites with lunch served on board the catamaran.* Overnight stay in Mauritius.

*Optional Full-day Catamaran Cruise to Île aux Cerfs: Meet your skipper and depart for an all-day cruise along the east coast. Enjoy freshly-made drinks and snacks during the trip. Stop for swimming not far from Île aux Cerfs, heading towards the waterfalls of the southeast for snorkelling and more swimming. Spend the afternoon at Île aux Cerfs, and then cruise back to the jetty of Preskil Island Resort.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Tamassa Resort or similar
tripadvisor rating

9999 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
East Coast Catamaran Cruise

Active

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7th Day: Mauritius

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, take part in the full-day Curepipe, Grand Bassin, Plaine Champagne, and Chamarel excursion, where you will enjoy a breath of fresh air and a panoramic view from the top of “Trou Aux Cerfs”, an extinct volcano about 700,000 years old. Make a brief stop in the town centre of Curepipe to visit a ship model factory and to do some shopping. Before lunch, you will proceed to Grand Bassin, a sacred lake for pilgrims of the Hindu community. Only a stone's throw from this mystical site are the Black River Gorges, Chamarel and its coloured earth. Overnight stay in Mauritius.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Tamassa Resort or similar
tripadvisor rating

9999 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Full-Day Tour of Curepipe and Grand Bassin Lake

Active

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8th Day: Mauritius

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Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure, soaking up the sun or perhaps treating yourself to a spa treatment at the hotel. We recommend that you take part in the optional dolphin expedition,* where you can watch the sunrise over the Indian Ocean with a light breakfast to-go. If you feel like two hours on the water is not enough, take part in the optional full-day speedboat expedition** to experience the magic of undersea life, swimming with rays and turtles. Overnight stay in Mauritius.

*Optional Dolphin Expedition Sea Outing along the West Coast: Swimming with dolphins is a must-do activity on the west coast of Mauritius. Encounter dolphins in the wild on a 2-hour trip will allow you to connect with the marine world.

**Optional Full-day Speed Boat along the West Coast: During the first hour of the trip, stop to swim with the dolphins if we are lucky to see them in their natural habitat. While appetizers are served on board, the lunch will be served on Benitiers Island, ideal for relaxation. After lunch, enjoy another swimming in front of the Crystal Rock, a perfect spot for pictures.

Important note: these activities are not simultaneous and can be combined in the same day for those who wish to do both.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Tamassa Resort or similar
tripadvisor rating

9999 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Dolphin Watching on the West Coast

Active

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Optional
Full day Speedboat ride along the West Coast

Active

See more

9th Day: Mauritius

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Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure, enjoying the beach or perhaps renting a car and explore the island on your own. Alternatively, we recommend you to take part in the optional Port-Louis excursion* to see the capital city and thriving commercial centre of Mauritius. Overnight stay in Mauritius.

*Optional Port-Louis Excursion: Port-Louis was founded by the French Governor François Mahé de Labourdonnais in 1735. See historical monuments such as: The Robert Edward Hart Garden, Marie Reine de la Paix, the Pagoda, La Citadelle, the City Centre, St James Cathedral, Port-Louis theatre and the Supreme Court. Arrive at the Place d’Armes and proceed to the buzzing central market. At Le Miraj, tapestries made of cashmere, artisanal products, and traditional art will delight you. Head to the Caudan Waterfront, where one can find a wide selection of crafts and jewellery.

Important note: this optional activity does not run on Sundays. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Tamassa Resort or similar
tripadvisor rating

9999 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Port-Lous City Visit & Shopping

Moderate

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10th Day: Mauritius - Night on board

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Breakfast* at the hotel. It's time to bid farewell to magical Mauritius. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the UK/Ireland. Night on board.

*Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

11th Day: UK/Ireland

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Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your extraordinary trip. 

Included activities

Included

4x4 Desert Safari Excursion

Included activity for day 3 in Dubai

Take an exciting 4x4 excursion into the Dubai desert to enjoy an unforgettable barbecue dinner in a traditional Bedouin camp with authentic Bedouin entertainment, belly dancing (except during the month of Ramadan) and traditional music!

Duration 06:00h Approx. Pick up time: 15:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included

Full-Day Tour of Curepipe and Grand Bassin Lake

Included activity for day 7 in Curepipe

Enjoy the view from the top of an extinct volcano and visit a model ship factory in Curepipe. Also, visit the sacred Grand Bassin lake, the Black River Gorges and the colorful landscape of Chamarel.

Duration 07:30h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional
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This activity operates on Monday, Wednesday and Sunday mornings and on Friday afternoons.

Half-Day Classic Dubai Tour

Suggested activity for day 3 in Dubai

Visit the Bastakia neighbourhood, home to old merchant houses and cafes, and learn about Dubai's history at the Dubai Museum. Take a traditional river taxi, known as an 'Abra' across Dubai Creek to the aromatic souks of Old Dubai.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Optional
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This activity operates on Mondays and Fridays only.

Half-Day Modern Dubai Tour

Suggested activity for day 4 in Dubai

Visit Dubai's modern attractions including the Burj Khalifa, Mall of Emirates, Souk Madinat Jumeirah and a panoramic view of Burj Al Arab. Travel to the man-made island of Palm Jumeirah to see the Atlantis Hotel before heading back to the city by monorail.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 13:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Optional

East Coast Catamaran Cruise

Suggested activity for day 6 in Deer Island

Enjoy a wide variety of drinks and snacks aboard a catamaran while taking in the Grand-Port mountains, beautiful islets and historical sites. Finish off by taking a swim near Deer Island.

Duration 07:15h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

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Optional

Dolphin Watching on the West Coast

Suggested activity for day 8 in Port Louis

Enjoy a two-hour trip to connect with the marine world, seeing the dolphins in their natural habitat and even swimming with them! In addition, you will be able to contemplate a beautiful sunset over the island.

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: 06:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Dubai, Mauritius - UK/Ireland.
  • Flight: Dubai - Mauritius*.
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  • 8 nights hotel accommodation in Superior category hotels**.
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  • 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner***.
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  • All transfers
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide****.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • ATOL Protection.
  • English speaking guide during the land excursions in Dubai and Mauritius. English skipper during the sea optional activities in Mauritius.
  • 4x4 Excursion in Dubai Desert.

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, entrance fees, city taxes*, tips** and any other services not mentioned in "What's included".

*Tourist Tax in Dubai: 20 AED (approx. $6) per room per night (paid directly to the hotel). 

**Tips are not included. Although tipping is not mandatory, we highly recommend an average of 10 USD per day per person for the guide as well as for the driver. Keep in mind that tipping is an important part of Mauritius culture and customary in this line of work.

Travellers are advised to carry cash to pay for any extras in Mauritius. Mauritian Rupees are the main currency, and it is recommended to exchange foreign currencies at the airport on arrival. Credit cards are accepted.

*Documentation of the internal flights will be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

About Mauritius:

**Travelling with children (up to 12 years old) is by request. The room will have an extra bed in place. Supervision of and activities for children are available upon request as well.

***You may upgrade to the luxury category, which features an all-inclusive experience at the resort.

You can upgrade to half-board by adding 3 dinners in the Tamassa Hotel 4* in the next step of the booking process.

About Dubai:

****The order of the visits and times of the activities are subject to change at the destination due to logistical reasons. The planned visits will be carried out in any case. Therefore, we don't recommend booking independent activities until you reach your destination.

The optional Classic Dubai Tour, available on day 3 of the itinerary, operates on Friday afternoons and Monday, Wednesday and Sunday mornings only. The optional Modern Dubai Tour, available on day 4 of the itinerary, operates on Mondays and Fridays only.

  • United Arab Emirates
  • Mauritius
    • Entry requirements

      Passport with a minimum of six months validity.

    • Visa

      Visa is required, issued on arrival to the country. Free for stays of up to 30 days.

    • Currency

      UAE Dirham.

    • Language

      Arabic.

    • Electricity

      220 V. Adapter required.

    • Health

      There are no mandatory vaccinations.

    • Time zone

      UTC + 04:00.

    • Other useful information

      It is advisable to drink bottled water.

    • Tourist Office website

      https://www.government.ae/

    Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

    Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

    In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

    Payments at destination with credit or debit cards may be subject to commission and fluctuations in currency exchange. We recommend making all payments in cash.

    The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +44 20 8068 3176 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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