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Alluring African Paradise

Mauritius in 9 Days, 5 Nights in Destination

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Soak up the sun on the pristine island getaway of Mauritius. Get lost in this faraway Indian Ocean haven, enjoying a relaxing resort stay plus optional tours and activities.

Trip Highlights

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    Chamarel
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    Curepipe
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    Grand Bassin Crater
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    Plaine Champagne

Included

  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

Availability

  1. Departures available until October 2025

  2. Available Group tours

  3. Solo travelers available

  4. Add up to 5 nights to your stay

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  • Accommodation in Superior category hotels.
  • Breakfast only.
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  • Accommodation in Luxury category hotels.
  • All-Inclusive.

Accommodation: 5 Nights

Itinerary

Discover the island of Mauritius, enjoying a beachside resort in this colourful African country. Relax under a sunny sky and swim in crystalline waters. Off-resort, discover more of this far-off paradise: see Curepipe, Grand Bassin, Plaine Champagne, and Chamarel. Plus, you can supplement your trip with more optional activities to explore the island.

1st Day: US - Night on board
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Arrival at your US departure airport ready to check-in for a flight to Mauritius.* Night on board.

*If your outbound flight leaves at dawn (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the selected departure day.

2nd Day: Night on board - Mauritius
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Continue your trip to Mauritius. Night on board.

3rd Day: Mauritius
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Touch down in Mauritius and transfer in a private vehicle 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 here with breakfast included. Overnight stay in Mauritius.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Tamassa Resort or similar
tripadvisor rating

9854 Reviews

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4th 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

9854 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
East Coast Catamaran Cruise

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5th 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

9854 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Full-Day Tour of Curepipe and Grand Bassin Lake

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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. 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

9854 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Dolphin Watching on the West Coast

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Optional
Full day Speedboat ride along the West Coast

Active

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7th 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

9854 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Port-Lous City Visit & Shopping

Moderate

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8th 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.

9th Day: US
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Arrive in the US and end your trip. 

Included activities

Included

Full-Day Tour of Curepipe and Grand Bassin Lake

Included activity for day 5 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

East Coast Catamaran Cruise

Suggested activity for day 4 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 6 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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Snorkelling equipment is provided for this activity

Full day Speedboat ride along the West Coast

Suggested activity for day 6 in Port Louis

Explore the underwater magic of Mauritius and discover the secrets of the ocean. Swim with stingrays, turtles, and if you’re lucky, even dolphins! After the included meal, finish with a dip in front of Crystal Rock.

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

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Optional
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This activity doesn't run on Sundays.

Port-Lous City Visit & Shopping

Suggested activity for day 7 in Port Louis

Visit the historic center of Port-Louis, a city founded in 1735. From its beautiful gardens and the famous St. James Cathedral, to the Place d'Armes or the central market, where you can find countless handcrafted pieces!

Duration 03:45h Approx. Pick up time: 09:15 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Mauritius - US.
  • 5 nights accommodation in a Superior category hotel.*
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  • 5 breakfasts.**
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  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • English speaking guide during the land excusions, English skipper during the sea optional activities.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, tips* and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

*Tips are not included. Although tipping is not mandatory, we highly recommend an average of 10% per day per person for the guide as well as for the driver. Keep in mind that tipping is an important part of Mauritian 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.

*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.

  • Entry requirements

    Passport with a minimum of six months validity and a return ticket.

  • Visa

    No advance visa is required.

  • Currency

    Mauritian Rupee.

  • Language

    English.

  • Electricity

    230 V. No adapter required.

  • Health

    There are no mandatory vaccinations for travellers from the US.

  • Time zone

    UTC + 04:00.

  • Other useful information

    People drive on the left-hand side of the road.

  • Tourist Office website

    http://www.tourism-mauritius.mu

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 canceled without prior notice.

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 +1 888-488-0592 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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