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Enchanting Mauritius: An Island Discovery


from £2,949.00 15 2

  • Small Group < 20 Small Group 20 or less
  • VIP Travel Service VIP door to door
  • Top Performer Top performer
There's more to Mauritius than beaches, as you'll find out on this leisurely tour of this Indian Ocean island

Experience the cultural, historical and contrasting natural highlights of Mauritius while staying in three stylish, all-inclusive resorts beside some of the island's most beautiful beaches.

Please note: there will be soft refurbishment and redecoration works taking place in the main bar area at the Tamassa Hotel, Bel Ombre until the end of October. During this period the bar will be fully operational as the main bar is quite big and has several entrances and the works is being done section by section.


  • VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Travel insurance and additional cancellation cover
  • Return scheduled flights and transfers
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners
  • Free bar, open for a minimum of 12 hours serving local alchoholic and non alcoholic drinks
  • Excursions as described
  • Saga tour manager
  • Porterage at all hotels
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June 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014
save £150
on Nov 25, 2014. Prices shown include saving.

Day 1 UK to Mauritius

After taking Saga’s included UK VIP door-to-door travel service to Gatwick for your overnight flight to Mauritius.

Day 2 Bel Ombre

On arrival, you’ll be met and taken to the Tamassa Hotel (4Q) where you stay on an all-inclusive basis for five nights.

The free Saga bar serves local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks from 10am to midnight.

Day 3 Grand Gaube

Grand Bassin

Today you travel to the north-east of Mauritius. You have a full day to enjoy the countryside and sights of the interior.

You'll stop at at Grand Bassin, a lake considered sacred by Hindus, the rainforests of Plaine Champagne, the Black Gorges National Park and a rum distillery.

Day 4 Mahebourg

Sugarcane fields

Enjoy a scenic drive past rustic villages and sugar cane fields to the fishing village of Mahebourg.

See the Naval Museum, housed in a beautiful 18th-century Creole mansion, and visit a family-run cassava biscuit producer for a fascinating insight into this still-thriving industry which started in 1870. Tea and biscuits included.

You return to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure.

Mahebourg Mauritius Africa

Day 5 The tea route

Tea planation

You’ll get a real taste for Mauritius this morning with an included half-day tour into the countryside where you’ll see the impressive Domaine des Aubineaux – one of the few remaining colonial houses in the area.

You’ll also visit both a tea plantation and rum distillery.

Day 6 At leisure

Make the most of the facilities at your hotel today with a full day at leisure.

Optional excursions

Perhaps join an optional excursion to see some of the island’s spectacular wildlife. Choose to go dolphin watching, visit Casela Bird Park or walk with lions in Casela Nature Park.

Dolphin watching

Day 7 Souillac-Grand Gaube

The colonial history of Mauritius comes alive today. You visit the historic village of Souillac, once an important port of call for French ships en route to India. Next you visit a garden developed by the Irish botanist Charles Telfair.

Travel north and arrive at the Lux* Grand Gaube (5Q) in the late afternoon.

Day 8 At leisure

Enjoy a day relaxing at your hotel.

Optional excursions

Perhaps join an optional full-day Catamaran cruise along the north shores of the island, or take an underwater safari by submarine to see some of the fascinating marine life that inhabits the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

Enjoy a catamaran cruise

Day 9 Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens

Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens

Today is bound to be a highlight of your tour as you’ll see some of the world’s most amazing plants including giant water lilies and a huge baobab tree on your included half-day visit to the botanical gardens.

Afterwards, head to the Sugar Adventure Museum and learn all about the island’s history in the sugar trade before heading back to your hotel for a relaxing afternoon.

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Day 10 Cap Malheureux

Cap Malheureux

The northern tip of Mauritius, Cap Malheureux, has a name which translates as ‘cape of misfortune’ due to the large number of ships that have been wrecked here.

It is also the place where French colonists were finally defeated by their British counterparts in 1810.

You’ll visit this historic and beautiful part of the island this morning before heading to the Historic Marine Model Ship Factory where you can watch local craftsmen at work.

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Day 11 Day at leisure

Spend the day making the most of the facilities at the hotel.

Optional excursions

Head out on an optional half-day tour of the capital, Port Louis.

Port Louis
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Day 12 Grand Gaube to Belle Mare

Travel to the east coast for your third and final base stopping en route in Moka on the island’s central plateau for a typical Mauritian lunch at a private house.

You arrive at the Lux* Belle Mare (5Q) in the afternoon where you stay on an all-inclusive basis for the final four nights of your tour.

The free Saga bar, open from 10:30am to 1:30am, serves local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Day 13 Day at leisure

The Lux* Belle Mare overlooks the biggest lagoon in Mauritius

The Lux* Belle Mare overlooks the biggest lagoon on Mauritius.

Today you can relax on its sandy shores or make the most of the facilities with a day at leisure.

Day 14 La Vallee de Ferney Nature Reserve

La Vallee de Ferney Nature Reserve

Join an included walk through the protected forest of La Vallee de Fernee Nature Reserve.

Your guide will lead you along a three-kilometre trail which should take about one-and-a-half hours and takes in spectacular views of the mountains and coast.

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Day 15 Day at leisure

Relax at your hotel

You can choose to relax at your hotel, or perhaps explore the local area independently today.

Day 16 - 17 Mauritius to UK

Check out of your hotel and travel to the airport for your overnight flight home. Arrive in the UK for your included UK VIP door-to-door travel service home.

7 nights

Lux* Belle Mare

Post holiday extension, all-inclusive

Spend a further week at the Lux* Belle Mare (5Q) to relax on this idyllic Indian Ocean island. Excursions not included.

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