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Île aux Bénitiers: Snorkeling w/Dolphins Boat Tour & Lunch

1. Île aux Bénitiers: Snorkeling w/Dolphins Boat Tour & Lunch

Begin your 7 to 8 hours tour: Dolphin swimming, Crystal rock, Benitier islet & lunch with a complimentary hotel pick-up at your accommodation anywhere in Mauritius. You will meet and be greeted by our certified guide and after boarding to your comfortable vehicle, we will set off at La preneuse/ flic en flac, a village nestled in the west of Mauritius. Arriving there, you will board to your speed boat & start cruising to the open sea to see & swim with the dolphin. While cruising, our skipper and guide will explain to you how to approach these beautiful mammals and swimming rules to respect these lovely dolphins and their natural environment. Arriving at the spot, you will have the opportunity to swim with dolphins which is an incredibly moving experience that will bring you into contact with strikingly beautiful scenery, unspoiled landscapes, and wonderful animals. You’ll plunge into the remarkable world of these powerful marine mammals and come face to face with the dolphins. After swimming with the dolphin, you'll be heading to the famous and natural Crystal rock. Over there, you will have the opportunity to snorkel in the pure crystal lagoon and take great pictures. The crystal rock is a beautiful natural phenomenon occurring in the southwest of the island in the lagoons of Le Morne. This subliminal rock formation sits just a couple of hundred meters away from the shore and offers a splendid view to anyone who lays their eyes on it. After swimming, you'll be heading to Benitier islet to savor a 3-course lunch, The wonderful cooks will start preparing the lunch as soon as you will be on the island, and within an hour you will be eating a delicious menu of Grilled Seafood and Fish, Chicken, Sausages, Garlic Bread, Salads, Dessert: Banana Flambe. You will have a wide selection of unlimited local Drinks which will be available on the island during lunchtime. After lunch, you can enjoy some relaxation time - have the leisure to tan on the beach, walk around the endless beach of the island or explore the amazing lagoons and coral reefs around the island. A unique experience of swimming activity with dolphins in their natural surroundings! We certainly focus on Corporate Social Responsibility and we make sure that no animal is harmed during snorkeling sessions. Swimming with dolphins offers a rewarding, educational, therapeutic, and amazing experience for everyone!

Ile aux Benitiers: Full-Day Catamaran cruise with BBQ lunch

2. Ile aux Benitiers: Full-Day Catamaran cruise with BBQ lunch

Step aboard the catamaran and look up at the Black River mountain range and the mythical Morne Mountain, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the calm blue waters of the West, complete relaxation awaits.  Depart from L'Estuaire, La Balise Marina at 9:00 AM and head to Tamarin Bay. Here, you can try to spot the dolphins. Then, take a leisurely sail in direction of Crystal Rock and stop on the way for some snorkeling and swimming next to the coral reef. Once you arrive at Crystal Rock, you may have another swim while the crew is preparing a delicious BBQ. After lunch, you will be able to spend 40 minutes discovering Ilot Benitier. There is a tender boat at your disposal to take you to the island. Sail back to the Black River and arrive at approximately 3:30 PM. 

Mauritius: Le Morne Mountain UNESCO Eco Hike

3. Mauritius: Le Morne Mountain UNESCO Eco Hike

A 4WD vehicle will take you from the designated meeting point through a private estate in which RESA deer, wild pigs, and numerous bird species including pheasant, quail, and guinea-foul reside. Begin the hike and traverse along the North-Western base of the mountain, allowing for two panoramic perspectives of the mountain to be appreciated of the North Western and South Eastern flanks. The initial hike follows an undulating path that is designed to warm up your muscles and elevate your heart-rate before the scrambling and climbing sections begin. At 340 meters above sea level, you will have a safety and mountain security briefing prior to the first of the four scrambling and climbing sections. There is a 70-meter, 25-meter, 15-meter, and 10-meter section. They provide the most spectacular views of the lush mountain ranges of Chamarel as well as stunningly beautiful lagoon views of both the North-Western and South-Eastern coasts that extend in front of you to the horizon. Various rest points provide a unique opportunity for the team to take memorable photographs of you and your family so that the once-in-a-lifetime experience can never be forgotten. Arrive at the summit of the V with a just reward for all of your efforts and hard work as the views are well worth it. The team will provide you with additional information, whilst taking photographs and allowing you the opportunity to have a break and appreciate the location and its amazing surroundings. The descent down the mountain will begin under the watchful eye of the highly experienced and professional team. Return to the meeting point and then depart to your accommodation. 

Mauritius: Private Southwest Coast Highlights Tour

4. Mauritius: Private Southwest Coast Highlights Tour

::: ITINERARY - Pick up hotel or any provided location at 09:00 - Le port (ships model) - Trou aux Cerfs crater - Grand Bassin known as Ganga Talao - Alexandra falls - Black River Gorge - Chamarel 7 colour earth and waterfalls (entrance fees not included) - View of benitier - Drop at 17:00 at pick up location Note: Driver can stop at Chamarel Rum Distillery if time available, tickets not included. (on request only) See the sights of south Mauritius with a private driver and guide on a full-day tour exclusive to you and your group. Continue to the mountain village of Chamarel to look at the amazing sand dunes of different colors at the Seven Coloured Earths. Get panoramic views of the rural landscape of the Black River district and peaks of Le Morne Brabant mountain.   Visit the Alexandra Falls viewpoint in Gorges National Park, and then look inside an ancient volcanic crater at Trou Aux Cerfs, where the lush vegetation and tropical plants will take your breath away. End with a trip to the crater lake of Grand Bassin – also known as Ganga Talao – to see statues of different deities sacred to Hindus.

Mauritius: Le Morne Mountain Guided Sunrise Hike and Climb

5. Mauritius: Le Morne Mountain Guided Sunrise Hike and Climb

Walk up Le Morne Brabant mountain, one of Mauritius' most popular attractions and a UNESCO World Heritage Site led by a certified climber as your guide on this small-group tour. Meet your guide at the Slave Route Monument (Le Morne Public Beach) for a safety briefing before you head to the entrance of the mountain. The first section of the hike will be through the luscious rainforest. Make sure to keep an eye out for the phenomenal and rare endemic birds, and plants. Watch the golden sunrise and listen to the birds chirp as you climb up the mountain's four rock-scrambling sections. Along the way, your guide will tell you historical stories about Mauritius' past, and the significance of this important mountain. Pause at the famous Trochetia Boutoniona viewpoint, named after the island's national flower, for some healthy snacks. Take a moment to admire the breathtaking panoramic views surrounding you. Next, arrive at the 470-meter-high summit and try not to let your jaw drop too low as you see the intense beauty and nature Mauritius is so famous for. Snap a few well-deserved photos before heading back down the mountain.

Mauritius: Vanilla Park and Wild Beaches Tour

6. Mauritius: Vanilla Park and Wild Beaches Tour

After being collected from your accommodation, you will make your way to your tour destination. Once there, stroll through a lush green setting where palm trees and giant bamboo provide shade to the hundreds of Nile crocodiles that are raised in the park. Take a walk on the wild side among a huge herd of giant Aldabra tortoises which live in semi-liberty. You can even meet Domino, the centenarian who tips the scale at 275 kilograms. A souvenir photo is a must in this site, where hundreds of the giants are raised. Moving on, discover an exuberant fauna consisting of iguanas, monkeys, lemurs, deer, wild boar, mongoose, Japanese carp, Mauritian bats, Radiata tortoises, fresh-water turtles, geckos, eels, chameleons, and more. Located on the south coast of Mauritius, Baie Du Cap is a small, quaint village. The region is well known for its natural beauty and its wild, rugged coastlines. With the picturesque land and seascapes encompassing the red-colored earth, the deep green forest, the lines of palm trees, and the sparkling blue sea by the side, you will have an incredible journey to the viewpoint, Maconde. It is set on a curved portion of the coastal road, on the peak of a small rocky cliff where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean.

Le Morne: Mountain Hike with Local Guides

7. Le Morne: Mountain Hike with Local Guides

Discover sweeping views of Mauritius and the Indian Ocean as you embark on a guided hiking tour of Le Morne Brabant. Embrace the significance of the area accompanied by mountain guides familiar with the region's history. Get ready for an adventure that combines walking, hiking, scrambling, and interesting cultural encounters. Follow an enchanting pathway, winding your way up through stunning forest and ocean views to one of the island's most spectacular viewing points of this Unesco World Heritage Site. Be swept away by the splendor of nature and the warmth of your local guides. Experience the deep connection between the land, its people, and the echoes of the past. Discover the breathtaking views on the west and south-west lagoons and part of the island. The majority of the hike is a leisurely walk allowing you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Le Morne Brabant. As you progress, you'll encounter one steep section on the way up, but don't be daunted. It's not technical climbing, and you'll be in the capable hands of our expert guides who will ensure your safety every step of the way. This part adds a dash of excitement to the journey, offering a sense of achievement when you conquer it. So, if you're up for an adventure that combines the best of both worlds - breathtaking nature and a touch of excitement - this hike is perfect for you!

Explore the Northern Islets: Gabriel, Flat & Gunners Quoin

8. Explore the Northern Islets: Gabriel, Flat & Gunners Quoin

ISail Mauritius offers a brand new 53-foot sailing catamaran. RUMOURS is the first and only of its kind in Mauritius with a flybridge access and provides a full-day experience like no other. With large shaded canopies and a range of seating options from booths to day beds and bean bags, there is plenty of room to take in the scenery. Rumours is a family friendly boat with U-shaped booth style seaters and tables, day beds and loungers and fatboys to relax onto our transom or on the flybridge. We also have an onboard pay-per-drink facility for an array of cocktails where payment can be made either on Cash basis or Juice. Enjoy a full-day, small-group sailing experience to the Northern coasts of Mauritius visiting the 3 islets aboard Rumours, our catamaran. Admire and explore views of the idyllic Flat Island and Gabriel Island where our open buffet lunch is served before finally anchoring close to Gunners Quoin in the secluded turquoise bay to snorkel, swim or paddle-board. With Snorkeling Gears provided Free of Charge, this is the best way to Explore the Ocean and take home memories to last a lifetime. Sail back to Grand Bay and arrive at approximately 3:30 PM.

Hike Le Morne & Explore the Southwest (With Transportation)

9. Hike Le Morne & Explore the Southwest (With Transportation)

**Note: This tour is Private except for the guided Le Morne hike, as there will be other people in your hiking group. **Please note that Maconde viewpoint will be intermittently closed due to roadwork until around the end of 2023. Start your day by ascending to the peak of the famous UNESCO World Heritage site of Le Morne. You'll enjoy a guided 3.5h to 4h hike, which will lead to breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, and the entire Southwest of Mauritius. Please note that a moderate level of physical fitness is required to do the hike. Next, you'll have the chance to visit the Southwest of the island. Stop by the famous Maconde viewpoint, one of the most photographable sites in Mauritius, where a sharp curve in the road leads to stunning views (**Please note that Maconde viewpoint will be intermittently closed due to roadwork until around the end of 2023**). You'll then be able to visit the well-known Chamarel 7-Coloured Earth, and Chamarel Falls. Marvel at the uniquely preserved, distinct colours at the Coloured Earth site, and the falls, which drop over 100m, amidst lush vegetation. At the end of the day, the driver will take you back to your hotel in your Private taxi.

Port Louis: Private Guided Sightseeing Tour

10. Port Louis: Private Guided Sightseeing Tour

This excursion will introduce you to the city of Port Louis, founded in 1735 by Mahe de Labourdonnais, where you will visit the historic Fort Adelaide also known as the Citadel. Built by the English in 1835 and is one of the few fortifications of British origin remaining on the island. From here, you'll enjoy a view stretching over almost the entire city. Your next stop will be a visit to the central market (also known as the bazaar). Here you will be amazed by the variety of products you will find - fruits, vegetables, scent sticks, spices, pashmina, and linen are amongst the most sold products. Your next stop will be at the Caudan Waterfront, a modern precinct facing the harbor. Its 170 boutiques display beautiful collections of local designers and famous brands. Its craft market is an open bazaar, impregnated by exotic scents of spices, souvenirs, and basketry. Then, visit the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, renamed Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, and the highlight of any visit to the north. It is the oldest botanical garden in the southern hemisphere, dating back to 1735. Admire a magnificent collection of local and exotic plants, a variety of giant water lilies, rare plants from Mascarene, the baobab, giant palms, and the Talipot palm, whose flower only blossoms after 50 years.

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A fantastic morning’s climb with Kevin. It was amazing to meet so early, hear the birds’ dawn chorus and see the colourful sunrise. There is no denying that this expedition is a challenge, both up and down. You need to use both hands for the scrambling section. The sense of achievement and views at the top make it worth all the effort. We were really glad we went so early as we missed the heat of the day for the climbing part and there were very few other people out as early - it got busier as we descended. Kevin looked after the whole party of people with a wide range of ability and fitness. He was knowledgeable, friendly, encouraging and positive throughout. A huge thank you to him for this memory.

Quite an amazing experience with Kevin who guided us to Mourne Brabant.The way he entertained us throughout the trek with an amazing knack for story telling about the history of the mountain and Mauritius.Also encouraged us to enquire about anything about Mauritius, one of trekking member who was losing the momentum in climbing up due to lack of motivation and scare he tactfully helped her to scale the mountain. This trek became one of highlight of my first ever trip to mauritius

early start but so worth the views. Kevin was a good guide and gives information on the history of the mountain as well as information on the plants and wildlife. bring a headlamp if available as the early start makes the path a bit dark in some areas.

Epic sunrise hike with amazing views! 100% worth doing and Kevin is a lovely guide making sure you feel comfortable on those steep inclines!

Well organised professional staff. Good food, nice boat. Amazing trip.