Excursions

What to do in Mauritius?

WILD SOUTH

Next, you will admire the wild rolling landscape of the Black River Gorges National Park. Then head further south-west to capture the various wonders of Chamarel. An introduction to the secrets of rum-making will make this tour complete.

Standing atop the Trou aux Cerfs, guests will be able to enjoy spectacular 360° views stretching all the way to the sea. They will also catch a glimpse of nature’s beauty on the way to the sacred lake of Grand Bassin, which is filled with a spiritual atmosphere. After admiring jaw-dropping views of the Black River Gorges National Park, which has a high proportion of endemic plant and animal species, the quaint village of Chamarel is home to such attractions as a splendid 300-foot waterfall and the curious geological phenomenon of the Seven-Coloured Earth, which is one of the most-visited sites in Mauritius. The Rhumerie de Chamarel offers a guided distillery tour and a rum tasting.

 

STROLL IN THE PAST TOUR

The tour includes ample opportunity for lunch as well as leisurely sightseeing and shopping at a trendy waterfront precinct in the capital.

 

Created in the late 18th century by the French horticulturist and explorer, Pierre Poivre, the Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens feature an impressive collection of plants from around the world. A former sugar mill turned museum, L’Aventure du Sucre in Beau Plan is a treasure trove for visitors with an abundance of things to see and experience. Bordering the Port Louis harbour, Le Caudan Waterfront is one of the best-known places in Mauritius for shopping and entertainment.