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 News - 15-Jan-2019

Our Top 5 Mauritius Excursions

Most people think of white sandy beaches surrounded by tropical vegetation when they hear the term ‘luxury Mauritius holidays’ – and most don’t think of much else. They do not actually realise that there is just so much to do in this exotic location. If you are one of those individuals that fall into the category of fearing that you might end up a little bored during a Mauritius beach holiday, we want to allay your fears, so read on. While reality dictates that Mauritius is indeed synonymous with luxury and is a well-known haunt for the rich and famous looking for a peaceful and relaxing holiday, there are countless things for holidaymakers to see and do while staying in this beautiful location. Below we have listed our picks of the top land- and water-based excursions available to those holidaying in Mauritius.

1. Tour of the South

Southern Mauritius is a cornucopia of colour and beauty and is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. A tour of the south will usually include a visit to the stunning seven-coloured sands at Chamarel; they will probably take in Trou aux Cerfs as well, the dormant volcano where the views from an elevation of 605 metres are magnificent.

The fabulous Black River Gorges National Park is also located in the south and encompass superb hiking trails and epic waterfalls.

2. The Cultural North

Northern Mauritius is a fantastic place to visit for those interested in learning more about the history and culture of the island. A tour of the north of the island will typically include a visit to the Pamplemousse Gardens, which is the National Botanical Garden and home to a famous pond of giant water lilies. This tour may also include a visit to Sugarworld, where you can learn all about the sugar trade industry in Mauritius.

3. Catamaran Cruising

If you like to relax and unwind but need some time away from your resort, a catamaran cruise is the perfect choice. Catamaran cruises allow you to take in some spectacular scenery as you pass the various islands, all while you laze on the comfortable net. A catamaran cruise usually includes a stop at a deserted island for some lunch and a chance to snorkel.

4. City Visit

Although quite small, the capital city of Port Louis is definitely worth a visit. It is also a great place to pick up some souvenirs to take back home. As well as having countless shops and restaurants, the city is home to the main harbour in Mauritius, close to which are popular spots for tourists to enjoy, including the Blue Penny Museum at the Caudan Waterfront.

5. Walking with Lions

For those looking for something truly adventurous, Mauritius’ lion park is a great choice. Here you will get the chance to get up close and personal with not only the wonderful lions but also tigers and cheetahs. If you really want to get your heart pumping, you can take a ‘walking with lions’ tour, offering you the opportunity to get closer than you ever could have dreamed.

For more information about these and other top excursions in Mauritius, or indeed to book a luxury Mauritius holiday, please get in touch with us today at Mauritius Holidays Direct.

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