Mauritius is a dream come true destination for most tourists owing to its pristine beaches with crystal clear waters and the beautiful mountainous regions with lush green forests. Mauritius having a tropical climate can be visited anytime of the year except Monsoon as then you won’t be able to enjoy the tour in the rains and also some activities are restricted during those times. It is always better to check the weather conditions few days before the trip so you can plan accordingly. The population here is of mixed ethnic groups with settlers from various countries calling Mauritius their home. Hence, the food available here is also fusion which will make you feel more at home!
This island placed in the Indian Ocean offers variety of water sports activities for all age groups depending on the level of adrenaline rush you are looking for. You can choose to enjoy a calm catamaran ride on the water surface or dive deep into the sea for snorkelling, submarine rides, deep sea diving, etc which are very famous here. You can also choose to fly high in the sky with parasailing and sky diving which gives you an aerial view of this magnificent island.
When you look at a Map of Mauritius
, the tourist spots are majorly divided into North and South regions. Let us have a look at what we can do in this island with a guided tour of Mauritius.
A tour of North Mauritius
When we speak of Mauritius, and especially the North side of the city, the foremost place which pops to mind is the Grand Bay which has now become a primary tourist attraction for tourists visiting Mauritius because of the constant developments happening in this region. You can definitely find this destination on any Mauritius travel guide that you pick. Some of the major attractions in this region are Sugar estate and Museum, Port Louis Waterfront, Main market and craft market, National Botanical garden, Fort Adelaide, the red roof chapel and the Maheswarnath Mandir.
A tour of South Mauritius
South Mauritius is synonymous with pristine beaches, charming quaint villages and unscathed nature which has been preserved through the years. There are leisure parks here in this region which can be enjoyed by families holidaying on Mauritius tour packages. These parks are fun and entertaining for all age groups. Do not miss touring this region if you are vacationing with kids as this will give you and your families an unforgettable experience. Some of the places to visit in Mauritius South region are Chamarel village and waterfalls, Casela Nature Park, Seven coloured earth and Morne Brabant viewpoint.
A brief about Casela Nature Park is necessary because of the amazing adventures that you and your family can have there. It is nature and adventure park with a brilliant view. Just like Hollywood Studios or any other entertainment parks, there are four thematic zones in Casela Nature park namely Mountain, Water, Nature and Safari. There is also a Learning and discovery hub.
Here is a brief of activities available in each zone in the park;
● Mountain Kingdom:
Wall climbing, Zip lining and Canyoning
● Water Kingdom:
Artificial river, lagoons, wave pools & Toboggans.
● Nature Kingdome:
Animal shows, canopy park and bird park
● Safari Kingdom:
Interaction with giraffes, elephants and other animals, exclusive are for cat family, Photo safaris.
● Learning and discovery centre:
Learn the history of Mauritius
through 3D maps, 4D cinema experiences.
Heritage Tour of Mauritius
You can learn a lot about the history and heritage of Mauritius through a guided tour of Mauritius with a fun and interactive journey to its past. You will be visiting areas of early inhabitants of this island where you will find answers to the plethora of questions running on your mind such as who discovered the island, and why is it named Mauritius, history behind the origin of so many ethnic groups and cultures on such a small island, and many such questions! Some of the places that you will visit on this heritage tour are Port Louis (Capital of Mauritius), Eureka house, Aapravasi Ghat, Sugar museum and factory and the Mauritius glass gallery.
Shopping in Mauritius
Mauritius being known as a Paradise is also a paradise for shopaholics. This small island is recognised world-wide in the shopping fraternity for manufacturing textiles of superior quality, Diamonds and unique designer jewelleries, handicrafts such as wooden arts, artificial flowers, etc. You will return with a good shopping experience having bought products which are value for money. Here are some of the best places to shop that Mauritius has to be offer. There are many malls, markets, street shopping and local handicraft shops in the island such as Poncini Jewellery, Historic Marines boat factory, Port Louis, Mauritius glass gallery, Goodlands village and Grand bay centre.
Segway your way into the Safari Park
Segways are the most trending modes of sightseeing on a tour. Mauritius being a tourist destination is definitely not lagging behind in this trend. Check out any Mauritius tour guide
and you will find a Segway trip in the Yemen nature reserve which gives you an experience of a real safari because this reserve is home to exotic fauna such as wild boars, java Deers, mongoose, Macaque monkeys, ostriches, zebras, fruit bats and African antelopes and exotic flora such as cassias, ebony, pink pepper, tamarind and may others. It is almost like visiting the African Savannah safari. You can ride around the reserve on the Segway with a trained guide giving you an interesting safari experience. Some of activities that are available at the park are Walking with the lions, Quad biking, Interaction with the big cats and Rhinos and Canoeing on the Papayes river and zip-lining.