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Mauritius Trip Itinerary & Planner

ROAD TRIP | 1 DAY TRIP IDEA | TRAVEL ESSENTIAL

Visitors are often overwhelmed by the number of places to visit in Mauritius. A major difference between its sister islands Maldives or Seychelles, there are a lot more than just beaches in Mauritius. Leaving the nice beaches and going inside the island, you will have exciting villages, waterfalls and mountains to climb. The amazing mix of characters make it a holiday favourite. Plan your road trip with our conveniently designed journeys to make the most of your holiday

“Please tell me the best places to visit or the best beaches in Mauritius”. So, I’ve put together some itinerary options of activities & Things to do

  • 1 Day
    • Activity + Road trip
    • Road trip only
    • Culture trip
    • Hike + road trip
  • 1 day essential
    • Mix of everything for those without much time

Depending on your adventurous aptitude, fitness level, enthusiasm in doing exercise, having a rental car, you might want to change or reconsider some ideas I have put together. Feel free to add or remove stops as these plans should give you an overall idea of where some places are located and what you can do around it. Mauritius will reward you by even the smallest attempt at exploration. The aim is to help you plan your days more efficiently and pack more I’ve-been-there-moment during your holidays. Mind you, you can see all those places in 1 hour with a helicopter tour.

Also if you are only looking for some iconic places only for photos, have a read through this blog “THE TOP 1O MAURITIUS PHOTO LOCATION

Important things to note:

  • I gave my best estimate on the number of stops, estimated time to complete and places to eat and the fatigue level at the end of the trip. I also included some activities around.
  • These trips are not designed to be used by Public Transport (Bus). I tried to put a plan together for those travelling by bus, but I warn you, BUS SCHEDULE ARE HIGHLY NOT ORGANISED IN THE SOUTH & EAST
  • These are only high-level stops with only names, click on there for more details about the place
  • You can present some itineraries to a taxi driver but ask for an estimated quote before. I highly recommend you to rent a car if you plan to go out more than once.
  • Petrol station are unavailable after Black River up to Surinam: 40km or 1hr
  • Petrol Station are unavailable from Bel Air to Mahebourg: 32Km or 45min
  • There are no ATM in the south except in Mahebourg and Riviere es Anguilles & Black river.
  • If you are coming from the north and need to go to the south east, use the motorway(avoid port louis) Turn off on new Motorway and keep going south
  • East coast residents, if you need to go west. Go onto motorway, turn off at Phoenix, follow sign to flic en flac
  • I recommend the south road trip to start on the South west (le Morne), so you can finish at Mahebourg and use the motorway to go back to the north, east or West. Those staying on the west, you can either go back the same way or use the faster motorway. Those staing at Le Morne you can start at Mahebourg and do the opposite, or start at Le MOrne and go back the same way.
  • Best to travel with some cash Rp2000 is MORE than enough if you are not planning activities. (assuming you are paying fuel by card, if not,bring an additional Rp1000)

1 DAY TRIP AROUND MAURITIUS

Road trip North

Pamplemousses Botanical  garden

Chateau de labourdonnais

Trou aux Biches – Stop for a swim

Choisy- Stop for a swim

Grand Baie (come back after Cap malheureux to see the fishermen back and the fish market)

La Cuvette beach

Pereybere – Stop for a swim

Bain boeuf

Cap Malheureux – Visit the iconic red church

Come back to Trou aux Biches for the sunset

Road trip  South – Coastal

Le Morne

Village le Morne ( you will have some amazing street food in the area)

La Prairie*

*if you fancy a seaplane flight, this is the place.

Macondé View Point

Baie du cap

Stop at Bus Snack

Bel Ombre Beach

Stop Chez Maryline for some local delicacies

La Place du Moulin (There is an ATM in the Cafe)

Ilot Sancho

Riviere des Galets

St Felix

Riambel

Rochester Fall

Jardin de Telfair in Souillac

Gris Gris

Natural bridge (The track to this place is very bad)

La Cambuse

Blue BayMarine Park

Pointe d’Esny

Mahebourg

Mouchoir Rouge

Road trip  South – Inland

Case Noyale

Chamarel View Point

Chamarel village

7 coloured earth * Chamarel Waterfall

Visit Ebony forest

Visit the Curious Corner

Black river gorges view point

Alexandra falls

Grand basin

Road trip  South-East

Mahebourg Village ( the waterfront and the Mouchoir rouge)

Grand port

Falaise rouge for some local cuisine

First landing of the Dutch

Frederick Hendeick

Bois des Amourettes

Pointe du Diable

GRSE Waterfall

Trou d’eau douce

Palmar

Belle Mare

Road trip  West

Albion light house & cliff

Albion Beach for some snorkeling

Bambous village

Medine sugar estate

Flic en flac beach

Tamarin

Les Salines in Tamarin

Martello Tower

Ruisseau creole

Black river gorges

1 DAY PLAN

Adventure Day

Climb le Morne mountain  early

Swim at Le Morne beach

Then

Option 1- Visit Chamarel up to Grand Bassin

Option 2 – Road Trip along the South

Adventure Day

Swim with Dolphins

This will finish around 930 or 11 depending when you started.

Starving ? Lunch at Ruisseau Creole

Option 1 – Go to Le Morne and stay there

Option 2 – Visit Chamarel

Option 3 – Go to Casela for some fun activities

Hike Day

Climb Le Pouce ( 2.5 hrs round trip)

Visit Port Louis

Finish the day in the North

Hike Day

Visit the 7 waterfalls ( start at 0800 and finish at 11/1200)

Go to Grand Bassin

*See road trip South

Visit Port-Louis

Port Louis (This can take all morning)

Recommend the food tour with Taste Buddies

A visit to Pamplemousses Botanical garden

Finish the day in the north between Trou aux Biches & Cap Malheureux

1 DAY ESSENTIAL

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