Top things to do in Mauritius

Voici les excursions à l’île Maurice qui rendront votre séjour davantage unique !

Mauritius is a fabulous country where there is a blend of cultures. Located in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius Island is an incredible destination with Indian and Creole influences as well as a lovely atmosphere. Explore the beautiful natural environment on land and sea. Here are the excursions in Mauritius Island that will give a pleasantly unique stay.

Explore the treasures of the sea in Mauritius

Mauritius is the ideal destination if you are looking for an extraordinary getaway experience. For example, you can board a boat and admire dolphins in the water. Depending on the destination you chose, you can even swim with them. Some outings on the sea will take only a few hours, others take most of the day. You can also go whale watching.

Tamarin is an enjoyable destination in the eastern part of Mauritius. Tamarin bay is the ideal destination for those who love water sports. It is also a popular spot for surfing. Furthermore, not far from Tamarin is Flic en Flac village where you can go diving and explore marine caves inhabited by corals.

Book your excursion

It is important to book your excursions in Mauritius Island at the earliest possible time before departure! Outings to the sea for swimming with dolphins and whale watching are in very high demand. During the high season, it is possible that you may not be able to book an outing when you arrive.

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Visit the hinterland to enjoy the natural environment

When you go on excursion to Mauritius Island, you will discover the rich natural environment of this country. In fact, the island has tropical forests, rocky plains, waterfalls and even volcanoes. Go to Ganga Talao for one of the best excursions on the island. This extraordinary destination is located at a high altitude, but it is not far from paradisal beaches!

Ganga Talao is a volcanic lake. It is indeed an extraordinarily-beautiful natural destination. The Hindu population makes up more than half of the Mauritian population and they make pilgrimages to this site. The Ganga Talao volcanic lake is also known as Grand Bassin (the “Big Pond”).

To reach this lake, go to Savane district and follow one of the numerous hiking paths that run along the isolated mountains of the region. As you stroll, you will be dazzled by the beauty of the landscape and also by the fauna and flora. You may even come across flying foxes which are very common in this region of the world.

Maha Shivaratri Festival

During Maha Shivaratri Festival which takes place in March, many Hindus leave their houses barefooted and come alone or in a procession to the temple on the shores of Lake Ganga Talao. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the event is for adherents, but tourists can also observe it as a cultural event.

Discover Port Louis, the capital of the country

Enjoy a cultural outing and a stimulating spectacle when you visit Port Louis during your excursion in Mauritius Island. This capital city has numerous destinations where you can explore the history and culture of the island. In Port Louis, you can admire the colonial French architecture, especially the site of the Euréka Colonial House. It is located at the foot of Mount Ory. It has a piece of furniture from the era signed by the India Company.

In Port Louis, you will also explore the incredible Champ-de-Mars Racecourse which dates back to the 19th Century, or the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, which dates back to the 18th Century. In this botanical garden, you can explore various essences and spices as well as the Mon Plaisir Castle.

As you will discover in Port Louis, Mauritius Island is a melting pot of various cultures. In fact, you can visit the Chinese Quarter, central market and one of the numerous restaurants that offer local cuisine with Creole, Indian, Chinese and European influences.

There are numerous amazing destinations in Mauritius Island but just like Savane, Rivière Noire is simply extraordinary. Explore the culture and paradisal beaches of Mauritius Island, a top destination for couples, friends or families.

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