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Mauritius is an island of approximately 1865 Sq. Kms with 330 kms for coastline almost entirely surrounded by coral reefs, a central plateau and impressive mountains. It is situated in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar. Mauritius is so green with gardens, flowers and great stretches of sugarcane estates out of which its craggy, black, mountains rise like real-life Disneyscapes. These mountains are the remains of old volcanoes that once belched lava. Wind and rain broke down the lava into rich soil.

General Information

Currency: Mauritian Rupee. Foreign currency notes drafts, travellers cheques and other banking instruments may be imported into Mauritius without restriction.
Time: GMT +4 IST (-) 1.30 hrs.
Best season to go: May is the best time to visit Mauritius.

Tourism:
www.mauritius.net
Mauritius Tourism

Health regulations:
A yellow fever vaccination certificate is requested from travellers over 1 year of age coming from infected areas. According to the recent epidemiological situation, there is no malaria risk in the country.

The temperature is pleasant all year round; the maximum daytime temperature varies between 20° Celsius in August and 26° Celsius in February.

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www.airmauritius.com

Air Mauritius flies twice a week from New Delhi, thrice in a week from Bombay and twice in a week from Chennai.

 

For contact contact@govantravels.in for information on hotel booking

Water Sports:

Mauritius offers marvelous facilities for the water sports enthusiast. In many hotels windsurfing, scrolling, snorkeling and water skiing are provided free to hotel guests with free instruction for beginners, while only diving and big-game fishing are charged for.

The Under Sea Walk:

True to its name, it is really under water and it is also a walk. What is not very well known though, is that you don't have to know how to swim and that you are only about 10 or 15 feet under water. There are five excursions a day from main centre in Photo Grand Bay and each session lasts about 90 minutes and it is perfectly suitable for children above the age of 7 years.

Parasailing:

Parasailing takes a parachute, a boat, which fetches you at Grand Bay and takes you right into the blue, and a desire to have fun. Securely fastened into a harness you will be eased into the air and find yourself about 500 feet above in a matter of a few seconds. The boat takes you at varying speeds and heights, which it controls, and you literally cruise along like a bird.

Chamarel Coloured Earths:

Founded in the district of Black River, easily accessed from Case Noyale by a twisting road, Chamarel Coloured Earth are coloured soils formed by Volcanic Ashes which are naturally displayed in a pattern of different colours.

 

Le Caudan Waterfront :

Le Caudan is tourist and Commercial landmark unique in Mauritius. Le Caudan offers sophisticated shopping and up market entertainment. A mix of 50 selected retail outlets and a craft market promotes Le Caudan as a single most popular shopping and leisure destination for the local population and a grown tourist market.

 

The Blue Safari

It is an interesting name and very apt too. It is a submarine experience which takes you down 30 metres under the sea to the colour of the coral and even the wreck of a ship. Seated in an air conditioned cabin under atmospheric pressure you will be able to discover the magnificence of the undersea world, colourful coral, glittering fish and the Starhope wreck.

 

Blue Safari Submarine
(8.30 am to 4.30 pm)
Royal Road,Grand Bai,
Mauritius.
TelePhone: 230-263 -3333

Booking: 48 hrs in advance & contact at : contact@govantravels.com
Spear fishing and the collection of shells, corals, fishes are strictly prohibited.

Shopping in Mauritius:

Duty free shops intended for tourists holding passport and air tickets have been springing continuously in the last few years and prices are most attractive. Mauritius is also an excellent place to buy textiles and has made a name for itself in the knitwear field. Fine cuisine fans will be able to take away a colourful range of chillies, candied fruits, special vegetable pickles, vanila tea and rum.

 

Port Louis:

The capital of Mauritius has two Cathedrals, Anglican and Catholic, 18th century Barracks, a Natural History Museum. The Worldwide Masks Museum etc.

 

 

Curepipe:

It is the island's main urban centre, a pleasant town which lacks the atmosphere of Port Louis but has good shops and restaurants. Between Curepipe and Floreal is the spectacular Trou Aux Cers, an extinct crater 85 m deep and more than 200 m wide from the rim of which one enjoys on extensive view of the island.

 

 

Pamplelousses:

The gardens are know to naturalists throughout the world for their large collection of indigenous and exotic plants, including the giant Victoria Amazonica water lilies and many species of palm trees. Of particular interest is the talipot pal, which is said to flower once every sixty years and thereafter dies.

Trou aux Biches:

Grande Baie: The Northern coastline beyond Tombeau Bay has many delightful beaches Trou aux Beaches with its splendid Hindu Temple, then further up the coast Choisy, one of the most popular beaches of the island which offers facilities for safe bathing, sailing, windsurfing and water skiing. Finally, the coastline curves into Grand Baie itself, the main centre for yachting, water skiing, windsurfing and many other water sports.

06 Nights & 07 Days Suggested itinerary

DAY 1 ARRIVE MAURITIUS

Arrive Mauritius and transfer to your Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. In the evening enjoy dinner at the Hotel. Overnight stay in Hotel.

DAY 2 FULL DAY SOUTH ISLAND TOUR

Breakfast at the Hotel. Take a Full day Tour of South Island. Here you will visit Chammeral - the Coloured earth. Also visit Grand Basin - one if the island's two natural lakes and Crater of Trou Aux Cerfs and in the end not to miss shopping opportunity at Curepipe and Floreal Shopping Factories. Later enjoy a Dinner at the Hotel.

DAY 3 FREE DAY

Breakfast at hotel. Full day visit to Dream World. It's Australia's largest theme park with over 40 rides and attractions, including five roller coasters. The park is made up of several themed lands: Ocean Parade, DreamWorks Experience, Gold Rush Country, and Tiger Island etc. These lands have a collection of rides, animal exhibits, shows, food outlets and merchandise shops. Overnight at the hotel

DAY 4 FULL DAY NORTH ISLAND TOUR

Breakfast at the Hotel and then proceed for a guided tour of North Island. Here you will visit Port Louis the capital city where lies the Harbour and Caudon waterfront, sheltered in a semi-circle of mountains. Caudon Water front is a modern promenade and shopping arcade. Later you will be visiting Pample mousses Garden known to naturalist all over the world for their large store of indigenous and exotic plants. Do not miss to see the famous giant water Lillies there. At the end of the tour you come to Grand Bay area where you can take Optional tour of Blue Safari Submarine Ride or an Undersea Walk. Evening back to the Hotel. Enjoy Dinner at the Hotel.



DAY 5 FREE DAY

Breakfast at the Hotel. Day free for you. Spend the day lazing around at the Hotel or you can devote this day for shopping or You may take an optional trip to Casella park tour the choice is yours. In the evening enjoy dinner at the Hotel.

DAY 6 ILE AUX CERFS

After breakfast visit Ile Aux Cerfs Island, It's a beautiful and naturally resplendent island located on the east coast of a beatific Mauritius. The island is 100 hectares in area and is also provided with a plethora of sandy beaches. There is a ferry service from the mainland to the island. The island is so popular that it is home to around 800 visitors per day in the resort. Dinner at Hotel.

DAY 7 DEPARTURE MAURITIUS

Breakfast at the Hotel. Free time till you are transferred to Airport for your return / onward flight.

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