Pre- & post- tours Mauritius

May 16th to 23th 2020
May 30th to June 06th 2020
Difficulty ★ ☆ ☆

Only 30 minutes flight from La Réunion, Mauritius awaits you for a relaxing and exotic stay to discover this very popular island in the Indian Ocean.

You will be located in Flic en Flac, a famous seaside resort on the west coast, and you will enjoy a luxury hotel setting on the beach to have a good time.

Two days of visits will be on the program. For the other days, according to your wishes, a multitude of visits and activities can be proposed directly from your hotel (hiking, diving, visits, golf, nautical activities, sport fishing,...).


1st day of visit

From Flic en Flac, you will go to the visitor center of the Black River Gorges National Park where you will be offered an easy half-day hike, in what remains today of the old mountain forests of Mauritius. You can observe extremely threatened endemic flora including some of the last specimens of the very rare species of endemic palm trees: Tectiphiala ferox, Acanthophoenix rubra and Hyophorbe vaughanii.

On your way back, you will enjoy the incredible landscape of the Black River Gorges tourist route and you can visit the tourist site of Chamarel. The Earth of the Seven Colors of Chamarel is a famous place where soil presents surprising variations of color. A little further, you will discover from an impressive promontory a dramatic waterfall. At the end of the day, you can visit the Chamarel rum factory and will enjoy some of the best rums on the island.

2nd day of visit

From Flic en Flac, you will reach the town of Curepipe where you can visit its small botanical garden, famous all over the world for the only one last specimen of Hyophorbe amaricaulis. You will be impressed by this large palm tree protected in a cage and will surely be affected as you imagine its probable extinction as it has resisted all attempts at propagation.

You will then visit the famous garden of Pamplemousse. Covering an area of 37 hectares, you will discover in this exceptional botanical garden a multitude of species of plants brought there since the 18th century, at the time of Pierre Poivre and the infatuation for acclimatization gardens. Palm trees are numerous (95 species present) and often very old, whether they are species of the Mascarenes (Latania, Hyophorbe, ...) Seychelles, but also from all over the world. You will appreciate the old-fashioned charm of this garden by strolling at the edge of the pool ornamented with giant water lilies (Victoria amazonica).