04 Nights/05 Days
Mauritius, an Indian Ocean island nation, is known for its beaches, lagoons and reefs. The mountainous interior includes Black River Gorges National Park, with rain forests, waterfalls, hiking trails and wildlife like the flying fox. The average Delhi to Mauritius flight time is 7 hours and 30 minutes. Air Mauritius has direct flights from Delhi to Mauritius every Thursday and Sunday and it has direct flights from Mauritius to Delhi every Wednesday and Saturday. The weather in Mauritius is warm and pleasant throughout the year and water temperature in the Indian Ocean is also ideal for swimming. As a year-round destination, the answer very much depends on you, and on your exact holiday preferences. You could spend a long time debating when is the best time of year to visit Mauritius but the answer is -any time of the year is right for a trip. The Mauritian summer months, from October to April, are ideal for a Mauritius beach holiday. When you visit during this season, the days are long, hot and humid, making swims in the ocean more refreshing and the breeze more welcome. Summer is usually the peak tourist season in Mauritius, so you can expect crowds, especially on the beach. Towards the end of December through till March is the cyclone season, however it is worth noting that over the past few years, no major cyclones have hit Mauritius. During its winter months, July to September, the temperature is much cooler and, on most days, you will not even have to use the air conditioner. It rains less in winter and when it does rain it’s mainly in the evening or just a passing shower during the day.
Arrival Day, Beach Exploration. The tour starts with your arrival to Sir S. Ramgoolam International Airport, Mauritius. Be welcomed at the airport and then get escorted to your hotel. The rest of the day is left for you to relax and prepare for the heady activities in the next few days. You can explore the close-by beaches if you wish.
This day, you will proceed for a day long tour of South Islands of Mauritius. Enjoy visiting the Trou Aux Cerfs, Grand Bassin/Ganga Talao- the crater of an extinct volcano, the natural lake at the base of the volcanic crater and Chamarel Seven Coloured Earth. The colour is a result of conversion of basaltic lava to clay minerals. At an additional cost, you can also enjoy a jaunt to the waterfall.
After breakfast we will proceed for a full-day tour of the North Islands. We will be visiting the capital city, Port Louis, La Citadel and also Place D’Armes to enjoy its typical French colonial buildings. For some quick adrenalin rush we would now dash for Champ de Mars Racecourse. Then there are the exotic Caudan Waterfront to stop and shop to your heart’s content. Additionally, you may visit Pamplemousses Garden, the National Botanical Garden and Grand Baie. Come back to the hotel for dinner and stay at the hotel.
After breakfast you, will leave on a jetty for a full-day venture to Ile Aux Cerfs or the Deer Island. This is an emerald green lagoon on the east coast. People from all over the world come here for its sandy beaches, stunning lagoon and a huge range of activities. You can enjoy swimming or snorkelling in the lagoon or other popular water sports (at an extra charge) like water skiing, banana boat ride, parasailing or undersea walk.
Trip ends here. You will relax at your hotel on day 5 and leave for India after lunch.
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