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Mauritius is an island nation located in the Indian Ocean, approximately 2,000 kilometers off the southeast coast of Africa. Known for its stunning beaches, lagoons, and coral reefs, the island has a tropical climate with warm, humid summers and cooler, dry winters.

Uninhabited until the 16th century, Mauritius was discovered by the Portuguese and later colonized by the Dutch, French, and British. It gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1968 and became a republic in 1992. Once heavily reliant on sugarcane plantations, Mauritius has diversified its economy to include tourism, textiles, and financial services, making it one of Africa’s most prosperous economies.

The multicultural society reflects influences from Indian, African, Chinese, and European communities, with English as the official language, alongside French and Mauritian Creole. Major religions include Hinduism, Christianity, and Islam.

As a popular tourist destination, Mauritius offers luxury resorts, clear blue waters, and attractions like Black River Gorges National Park and the Seven Coloured Earths in Chamarel. The island is home to unique endemic species, including the now-extinct dodo bird, and ongoing conservation efforts aim to protect its biodiversity. Politically, Mauritius is a stable parliamentary republic with a President as the head of state and a Prime Minister as the head of government. Despite its successes, the nation faces environmental challenges such as coastal erosion, deforestation, and coral reef degradation, and it continues to focus on economic diversification and sustainable development.

The capital city is Port Louis, and the country has a population of approximately 1.3 million people, with the Mauritian Rupee (MUR) as its currency.

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The Capital And North Tour

The tour begins with a 09:00 am hotel pickup to explore Port Louis and northern Mauritius, including the Citadel, Central Market, and Kwan Tee Pagoda. You’ll visit the Sugar World museum, enjoy lunch at Le Fangourin, and finish at the Mauritius National Botanical Garden. The tour ends with a hotel drop-off at 17:30. Meals, hotel pickup and drop-off, and a guide are included, but gratuities are excluded.

Catamaran Cruise Le Morne

Enjoy a full-day cruise on a 60ft luxury Racing Catamaran along the South West coast of Mauritius, featuring sun, drinks, delicious food, and relaxation. Discover Tamarin Bay and encounter dolphins in their natural habitat. The cruise includes stops for snorkeling, a BBQ lunch with fresh ingredients, and views of Crystal Rock, Rempart Mountain, and the Black River range. Pick-up times are 7 am for hotels on the East/North coast and 8 am for hotels in the Southwest. This tour is ideal for families and couples and includes lunch, hotel pick-up and drop-off, and a guides

South Tour With Rhumerie De Chamarel

Starting with an 8:30 am hotel pickup, visit the Trou aux Cerfs dormant volcano, Luxury Cashmere shop, Voiliers de l’Ocean, and Takamaka Boutique Winery for lychee wine tasting. Explore the sacred Ganga Talao (Grand Bassin), Alexandra Falls, and enjoy lunch at Varangue Sur Morne with scenic views. Tour the Rhumerie de Chamarel, see the seven-colored earth, and finish at Chamarel Viewpoint. This full-day tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off. Bring a printed voucher. The tour runs from 09:30 am to 5:00 pm.


Bois Cheri, La Vanille Reserve Des Mascareignes and St. Aubin with Lunch

The tour starts at the Mauritius Glass Gallery in Phoenix. You’ll visit the Bois Cheri Tea Factory and tea museum, with a tea tasting at the hunting cottage. Next, explore La Vanille Reserve des Mascareignes, home to crocodiles, giant tortoises, and other animals. Then, head to the Colonial House of Saint Aubin for lunch and tour the garden, Vanilla Museum, anthurium greenhouse, and rum distillery with tastings. Finally, visit Gris Gris for photos. This full-day tour includes transport and lunch. Bring a printed voucher. The tour runs from 08:00 am to 5:00 pm on Wednesdays.