Excursions

Discover the coasts of Mauritius, famous landmarks and panoramic views on a full day tour. Spend the day learning about the history of the island while admiring its stunning beaches and natural beauty.

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Coastline Activities

East Coast Island Boat Trip

Discover the dazzling east coast of Mauritius, where you’ll find beautiful sandy beaches and azure seashores.

Comfortably seated in a minibus, the one-hour drive to the east coast will start around 8.30am. Upon arrival at the jetty of Trou d’Eau Douce, an exciting boat ride to Île aux Cerfs awaits you. Île aux Cerfs is the perfect picture-postcard destination, surrounded by white, sandy beaches. You can enjoy roaming around the island and experiencing thrilling nautical activities until 5.00pm.

Option 1
Spend a full day on a luxury catamaran, while enjoying the picturesque view, cool breeze and radiant sun. The package consists of a visit to the majestic Grande Riviere Sud Est Waterfalls, where one can enjoy the view of rapids pouring over black basaltic rock followed by snorkeling in the beautiful lagoon. Lunch will be served on board, and includes chicken & fish BBQ, salad, dessert and drinks. After lunch, the cruise will do stop-over of two hours on Île aux Cerfs.

Option 2
Enjoy the thrilling speedboat ride to the majestic Grande Riviere Sud Est Waterfalls, where one can enjoy the view of rapids pouring over black basaltic rock followed by a catamaran cruise to Île au Phare and Île de la Passe. The panorama of Île au Phare is enchanting, with the impressive lighthouse, the lagoon with calm turquoise blue waters, and the waves crashing against the breakers of the island. Île de la Passe is a small rocky island, laden with history and surrounded by a magnificent sea. The journey will continue with a ride to Île aux Cerfs, accompanied by the typical sega dance and live entertainment on board. The package includes snorkeling in turquoise waters, where you will be able to explore diverse diverse marine life. Lunch, water, beer, wine and rum will be served on board.

Coastline Activities

Chamouny South Trail

The south of the island is perfect for nature lovers. They can enjoy the beautiful green hills, scenic routes, picturesque landscapes and serene environment.

Departure will be around 8.30am. The first visit of the day will be at Bois Chéri Tea Plantation, where you can taste the variety of Mauritian-grown tea in a soothing atmosphere. The next destination will be the Grand Bassin Lake, which is a spiritual location where one can find solace in the peacefulness. The journey will continue with a visit to La Vallee Des Couleurs Nature Park which is known for its 23 colored-earths and its rich collection of fauna and flora. Alongside offering a fascinating view of natural landscapes, mountains, valleys and waterfalls, the park also offers various fun activities such as quad biking, thrilling waterfall zipline, Nepalese bridge, hiking and jeep tour.

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The next location will be at the great cliffs of Gris Gris which is a sight worth seeing. Far away from the relaxing scenery and the idyllic setting of calm seas, one can only be baffled at the beauty of the huge waves crashing against the cliffs. The last visit of the day will be at La Vanille Nature Park, which offers a sensational experience with crocodile feeding shows, encounters with giant tortoises, and other nature exhibits. The day will conclude at 6.00pm.

Coastline Activities

South West Nature Trip

The South West nature trip is perfect for nature lovers and for those looking for a little getaway. Spend the day away from the busy towns and beaches and enjoy the natural attractions of Mauritius.

The departure will be around 8.30am and the first stopover will be at Floreal duty free shop where you can enjoy tax-free shopping while admiring the hand-made crafts. The next visit will be at Trou aux Cerfs crater. Trou aux Cerfs is a dormant volcano and is one of the most famous attractions of Mauritius. Enjoy a refreshing walk to the crater, in a peaceful and green environment while breathing the fresh air and feeling the cool breeze. Trou aux Cerfs offers a breathtaking sight on the town of Curepipe. Surrounded by a vast area of luxuriant forest, the crater lake offers a picturesque view of how beautifully nature evolves. The next stop will be the Mare aux Vacoas dam, which is the largest reservoir of the island.

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The journey will continue with a visit to a spiritual location where one can find solace in the peacefulness – Grand Bassin Lake. We will then proceed to the Black River Gorges National Park. Renowned for its indigenous forests, variety of wildlife, hiking trails and waterfalls, the Black River Gorges is the largest national park in Mauritius. During the hike, you will encounter some awe-inspiring views: a magnificent wide gorge curved down between a range of mountains, scenic waterfalls running down and a large area of verdant forest. The following visit will be at the Chamarel Seven Coloured Earth. Being a natural phenomenon, it is a well-known tourist attraction. The seven distinct colors of sand dunes offer a stunning view. Some giant tortoises and a children’s playground can also be found there. For the next visit of the day, you can choose between two options: The Curious Corner of Chamarel or The Rhumerie de Chamarel Distillery. Surrounded by sugarcane fields, the The Rhumerie de Chamarel Distillery lies at the heart of a fertile valley. The distillery offers visitors a guided tour which concludes with rum tasting. Visitors can select from the wide variety of rums produced by the distillery. One of the highlights of the distillery is its warmth and authenticity, which has been preserved over the years. The Curious Corner always surprises its visitors. It is a house filled with numerous amazing delusional trickeries and is the best place to have fun with friends and family. The last visit of the day will be at La Crete Viewpoint, where you can admire the beauty of the highest waterfalls in Mauritius – The Chamarel Waterfalls. Rushing down against a pictorial setting of lush forests and mountains, the view is simply spectacular. The day will conclude at 6.00pm.

Coastline Activities

Wild South Coast

Mauritius’ southern coast offers some of the country’s wildest and most beautiful scenery.

The departure will be around 8.30am. The first visit of the day will be at La Vanille Nature Park, which offers a sensational experience with crocodile feeding shows, encounters with giant tortoises, and other nature exhibits. The following location will be at the great cliffs of Gris Gris which is a sight worth seeing. Far away from the relaxing scenery and the idyllic setting of calm seas, one can only be baffled at the beauty of the huge waves crashing against the cliffs. Next, you will be able to discover the south coast beach spots such as Blue Bay, St Félix and Le Morne.

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Known for its fine clean white sand and crystal-clear waters, Blue Bay is the perfect place for swimming. One of the gems of the South is the St Félix beach which offers a stunning scenery. You can walk along the beach to enjoy the beautiful panoramic view or you can relax under the shades of trees while enjoying the peacefulness of this place. Le Morne village, a small coastal village with a relaxing atmosphere. Le Morne beach is the perfect tropical setting with large palm trees, turquoise water, miles of soft sand and a magnificent mountain in the backdrop. The beach is especially popular among windsurfers and kite surfers. The last stop of the day will be at Flic en Flac beach, the most visited and popular beach of Mauritius. Flic en Flac is a heavenly setting, with a long stretch of white sand, large casuarina trees all along the beach and amazing blue water. In the evening, it is the perfect stop to admire the mesmerizing sunset. Admire the breathtaking shades of yellow, orange, and red until the last sunbeam sinks below the horizon. The journey will conclude by 6.00pm.

The best tourist attractions of the island

Enjoy the perfect mix of stunning coastlines, colonial attractions and picturesque wildlife. Learn about Mauritius from BlueLux Holidays guide as you drive around and admire the beautiful scenery.

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Nautical Activities

Full Day Catamaran Cruise in the North

Enjoy an exclusive day on board a catamaran, refreshing breeze and stunning view of the sunbeams on the azure ocean.

The departure will be from Grand Baie around 8.30am. Enjoy the luxurious catamaran ride towards Ilot Gabriel and Flat Island, while enjoying the picturesque view, cool breeze and radiant sun. The first visit of the day will be to the Coin de Mire snorkeling site. Unmissable because of its triangular form in the shape of a ship sail, Coin de Mire island is a heaven for birds and is one of the best diving spots of Mauritius. The crystal-clear water offers great visibility for snorkeling and ensures a sensational experience. You can enjoy the beautiful view of diverse marine species, native birds flying around the island and the breathtaking scenery. The catamaran ride will be accompanied by the typical sega dance and drinks will be served on board. Lunch (chicken & fish BBQ, salad, dessert and drinks) is inclusive in the package and will be served either on Ilot Gabriel or Flat Island, as per your choice. Declared to be nature reserves, Ilot Gabriel and Flat island are pieces of heaven on earth. Both islands offer unspoiled white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, stunning coral gardens, a rich birdlife, spectacular coastal scenery, and a relaxing atmosphere. You can snorkel in the azure lagoon, or simply relax and sunbathe on the beautiful sandbar. The journey will conclude by 5.00pm.

Nautical Activities

Swim with the Dolphins

Discover the exciting experience of swimming with the dolphins in crystal-clear turquoise waters.

Spend the full day in the south west coast of Mauritius. Enjoy the exciting boat ride of the shoreline, while taking in the stunning view of the sunbeams on the azure ocean and feeling the refreshing breeze. The highlight of the day will be swimming/snorkeling with dolphins. Swimming with dolphins is a one-in-a-lifetime thrilling experience not to be missed! Discover those incredibly cheerful marine animals in their natural aquatic habitat. Enjoy the sensational feeling of swimming with dolphins in crystal-clear turquoise waters, while admiring the beauty of the picturesque landscapes. Lunch is inclusive in the package and will be served on Bénitiers Island. The Bénitiers Island is a small island where you can relish your lunch in a very tranquil atmosphere. The island offers a very scenic view of the azure sea and of Le Morne mountain in the background. The journey will conclude after the visit to the island.

Nautical Activities

Half Day Swim with Dolphins

Enjoy swimming with dolphins and visiting the south coast of Mauritius.

Departure from the hotel to go to Black River. Enjoy the exciting boat ride, while taking in the stunning view of the sunbeams on the azure ocean and feeling the refreshing breeze. The highlight of the day will be swimming/snorkeling with dolphins for two hours. Swimming with dolphins is a one-in-a-lifetime thrilling experience not to be missed! Discover those incredibly cheerful marine animals in their natural aquatic habitat. Enjoy the sensational feeling of swimming with dolphins in crystal-clear turquoise waters, while admiring the beauty of the picturesque sceneries. We will then move to the minibus ride to Macondé View Point. Known for its beautiful wild coastlines, the viewpoint offers a spectacular coastal view from up above. You can admire the unspoiled landscapes, the different shades of blue of the ocean, the lush green forest afar and a refreshing cool breeze. The climb to the top of the viewpoint is definitely worth the breathtaking scenery. The next location will be at the great cliffs of Gris Gris which is a sight worth seeing. Far away from the relaxing scenery and the idyllic setting of calm seas, one can only be baffled at the beauty of the huge waves crashing against the cliffs. The next spot will be the Natural Bridge. It might appear as a man-made bridge, but the Natural Bridge is a volcanic rock formation that has been formed by natural processes. You can witness the raw natural beauty of Mauritius, where you can admire the waves crashing against the cliffs and might even get splashed by some sea water! The bridge offers a splendid panoramic view of the ocean. For the more courageous souls, they can cross the bridge and enjoy the beauty of the scenic view. The last stopover of the day will be at Blue Bay beach. Known for its fine clean white sand and turquoise waters, Blue Bay is the perfect place for swimming. Blue Bay is also home to a protected marine park, where one can snorkel to admire the diversity of the marine life. The crystal-clear water offers great visibility for snorkeling and ensures a sensational experience. You can enjoy the beautiful view of diverse marine species, the reef and the variety of colorful corals. If one is lucky enough, he might even catch a glimpse of the tortoises! The day will conclude after the visit at Blue Bay.

Nautical Activities

Undersea Walk

Spectacular view of the diverse marine life of Mauritius: colorful corals and verdant algae among the wide variety of fish.

Enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime experience of walking undersea. The undersea walk offers a spectacular view of the diverse marine life of Mauritius: colorful corals and verdant algae among the wide variety of fish. The Underwater Sea Walk does not require any knowledge of swimming or diving, and maximum security is guaranteed as you are accompanied with qualified experienced guides.

Nautical Activities

Glass Bottom Boat Ride

The crystal-clear waters of Mauritius allows you to observe the diverse marine life while enjoying the tropical weather.

A must thing to do in Mauritius is the glass bottom trip. The crystal-clear waters allow you to observe the diverse marine life while enjoying the tropical weather. The glass bottom trip is available every hour.

Nautical Activities

Parasailing

A breathtaking bird’s eye view of the magnificent seascape and landscape of the island, picturesque view of the lagoon with its different shades of blue and of the beaches.

Enjoy a breathtaking bird’s eye view of the magnificent seascape and landscape of the island. You can enjoy the picturesque view of the lagoon with its different shades of blue and of the beaches from high above. Parasailing in Mauritius is a mesmerizing experience not to be missed.

Nautical Activities

Big Game Fishing & Line Fishing

An exclusive-private outing in the deep sea with the personal guidance of the qualified boat’s staff, ensuring that you enjoy a fishing trip as per your requirements and preferences.

One of the most thrilling things to do in Mauritius is the Big Game Fishing. Most of the deep-sea fishing are done on exclusive-private basis allowing you to benefit from the personal guidance of the qualified boat’s staff, ensuring that you enjoy a fishing trip as per your requirements and preferences.

The best tourist attractions of the island

Enjoy the perfect mix of stunning coastlines, colonial attractions and picturesque wildlife. Learn about Mauritius from BlueLux Holidays guide as you drive around and admire the beautiful scenery.

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Inland Activities

City & Town Shopping

Perfect if you want to discover the authentic Mauritian culture and historical treasures.

If you want to discover the authentic Mauritian culture, then a visit to Port Louis is a must! Laden with historical and cultural treasures, Port-Louis is the capital of Mauritius. Always buzzing with activity, the town has a lot to offer to its visitors: The Central Market where local crafts and souvenirs can be bought, several restaurants where typical Mauritian food can be tasted and numerous shops to enjoy shopping from. A must-see in Port-Louis is the Caudan Waterfront. Located on the docks of Port-Louis, Caudan is one of the oldest shopping malls built in Mauritius and it offers a splendid view of the sea and the harbor. You can find several high-end shops, duty-free boutiques, amazing restaurants and a casino. The next visit will be at Mauritius Glass Gallery which is Glass Foundry located at Phoenix. The Gallery offers quite a show to its visitors who can witness the creation of hand-made glass items by the team of glass blowers. You can also enjoy shopping beautiful locally-made glass items. The next stop will be at the Floreal duty free shop where you can enjoy tax-free shopping while admiring the hand-made crafts. For the next visit of the day, you can choose between two towns: Rose-Hill or Quatre Bornes. Enjoy shopping in the lively town of Rose-Hill where you can relish the authentic street food of Mauritius such as dholl puri, halim or boulettes! From toys to garments to electronics, one can find anything in the shops. The town of Quatre Bornes is best known for its local market, which should preferably be visited on Thursdays and Sundays. It is the perfect town for shopping, as alongside the market, numerous shops can be found.

Inland Activities

City Ride and Northern Historic Spots

Discover the Mauritian historical sites, the northern azure seashores and the famous botanical garden.

The first visit of the day will be at the Red Church of Cap Malheureux. Located on the beach and surrounded by flaming red Flamboyant trees, the church offers a fascinating view with its striking red roof against the clear blue sky and the azure sea in the background. You can walk along the beach while enjoying the sun, admiring the stunning view and discovering aquatic life in the rock pools. The next visit will be to the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden where you can enjoy the indigenous flora of Mauritius in a very serene atmosphere. The garden is extended over endless acres of land and is home to more than 650 plants diversities including the famous Baobabs and Giant Water Lilies. The next stop will be at the Citadel Fort Adelaide, which is a historical site. It is great viewpoint which offers a majestic panoramic view of Port-Louis and the sea. A small souvenir shop can also be found there, for those interested in doing some shopping. A must-see in Port-Louis is the Caudan Waterfront, which will be our next stopover. Located on the docks of Port-Louis, Caudan is one of the oldest shopping malls built in Mauritius and it offers a splendid view of the sea and the harbor. You can find several high-end shops, duty-free boutiques, amazing restaurants and a casino. The last visit of the day will be at China Town, in Port-Louis. Known for its bustling streets, small shops, family traders, oriental restaurants and unique charm, China Town is the perfect place to discover the Chinese culture where you can enjoy the good authentic food and shop from the small stores.

The best tourist attractions of the island

Enjoy the perfect mix of stunning coastlines, colonial attractions and picturesque wildlife. Learn about Mauritius from BlueLux Holidays guide as you drive around and admire the beautiful scenery.

Choose your type of activity

Other Services

Transfer from and to the Airport

Enjoy a stress-free holiday Mauritius with our transfers from and to the airport. We offer you transport facilities to any hotel on the island from the airport, and back to the airport from the hotel.

Nothing beats the convenience of a pre-booked airport transfer, especially when you’re travelling individually, as a family or group. A minibus should be considered if you are travelling in large group for a quick and prompt service for your trip. Booking with BlueLux Holidays is ideal for large families, as you can be sure that you and your party will be the only passengers travelling, and our driver will take you directly to your accommodation destination. Upon arrival at the airport you will be greeted by one of our helpful team representatives and enjoy a smooth service to your destination. Start your vacation off right; available seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

Enjoy your day of exploration while we handle the logistics

Enjoy the highest standards both in comfort and in services provided by a courteous and friendly staff. BlueLux Holidays local team will give a personalized attention to your requests during your holidays.