A relaxing family holiday in Mauritius

8 Day Trip
Per Day Price Level $$$$
Per Day Budget $ 263
Per Day USD ranges:
$$$$ < $250
$$$$ $250-500
$$$$ $500-750
$$$$ $750+
  • Experience Mauritius and take in the tropical Mauritian sun as you relax on the beach and snorkel in the clear waters.
  • Explore the lagoon of breathtaking islands as you sail around the pristine waters on a catamaran.
  • Discover the Seven Colored Earth and the highest waterfall in Chamarel.
  • Enjoy a delectable BBQ lunch with drinks on the waters, surrounded by picturesque scenery.
  • Visit Pamplemousses Botanical Garden - world renowned for the variety as well as the rarity of its species.

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  • Itinerary Summary

    Day 01 : Arrival in Mauritius

    After your arrival at the airport, you will be welcomed and you will receive the welcome pack, including a welcome letter proposing a first meeting, an excursion brochure, a map of the island and the mobile number of the hotel representative. After these formalities, you will be guided to the respective vehicles for your transfer to the airport. Check in and relax for the rest of the day.

    Accommodation: Shanti Mauritius

    Meals: Dinner

    Day 02 : Dodo’s Trail

    After breakfast, we set out to enjoy a sightseeing tour of Port Louis, taste the local cuisine and visit the Pamplemousses Garden. You will be accompanied by an English-speaking guide. The visit will start at Fort Adelaide over the town and its magnificent harbor. An easy walk through the busy city center includes all important sites and ends near the Central Market.

    Visit the Caudan Waterfront, a modern and elegant shopping center. The Blue Penny Museum is home to the rarest stamp in the world.

    Lunch will be a selection of authentic Creole food, served in the garden of a private home. After a scenic drive around the Pieter Both mountain range, the final stop will be at the magnificent Pamplemousses Botanical Garden - world renowned for the variety as well as the rarity of its species.

    Accommodation: Shanti Mauritius

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Day 03 : Shanti Mauritius

    Spend the day at your leisure, you can sunbathe on the sands, relax with a book by the pool or try the hotel water sports. You can also benefit from the tips of your hotel rep and go shopping or rent a car with chauffeur to discover the city on your own.

    Accommodation: Shanti Mauritius

    Meals: Dinner

    Day 04 : Ile aux Cerfs

    Set out to the East of the Island to Grand River South East embarkation point and sail around the islands in the lagoon. A side trip on a small ferryboat will take you to the waterfall of Grand River South East. Experience some excellent snorkeling in the crystal-clear lagoon. Savor a succulent BBQ lunch on board. Spend the afternoon on the beautiful sandy beach of the famous Ile aux Cerfs Island.

    Accommodation: Shanti Mauritius

    Meals: Lunch, Dinner

    Day 05 : Shanti Mauritius

    Spend the day at your leisure, you can sunbathe on the sands, relax with a book by the pool or try the hotel water sports. You can also benefit from the tips of your hotel rep and go shopping or rent a car with chauffeur to discover the city on your own.

    Accommodation: Shanti Mauritius

    Meals: Dinner

    Day 06 : Ile aux Cerfs

    After breakfast, we set out to enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Wild South West. The scenic drive along the west coast via Tamarin and the Salt Pans leads into the southwest corner of Mauritius. After passing through Le Morne, La Prairie and Macondé, the road curves back into the mountains to the picturesque Village of Chamarel. Visit the Seven-colored Earth and the highest waterfall. Visit La Rhumerie de Chamarel, which produces some of the finest rums in the world which you get to taste. After a delicious lunch, the road leads up to high plateau and the viewpoint over the Black River Gorges, home to most of the island’s endemic flora and fauna. The sacred lake, Grand Bassin, is the most important place of worship for Mauritian Hindus. The final stop will be at the Trou aux Cerfs crater with a 360-degree view over the island.

    Accommodation: Shanti Mauritius

    Meals: Dinner

    Day 07 : Shanti Mauritius

    Spend the day at your leisure, you can sunbathe on the sands, relax with a book by the pool or try the hotel water sports. You can also benefit from the tips of your hotel rep and go shopping or rent a car with chauffeur to discover the city on your own.

    Accommodation: Shanti Mauritius

    Meals: Dinner

    Day 08 : Departure from Mauritius

    Today you can take in the last few moments of your trip. Visit the shopping center and buy souvenirs, or just soak in the last of the Mauritian sun. You will be transferred to the airport for your departing flight.

    Meals: Meals Not Included

  • Duration
    8 days
    Difficulty
    Easy
    Primary Activities
    Culture and History
    No. of travellers
    Min. 2
    Other Activities
    None
    Children Allowed
    Yes
  • Comfort
    Learn more
    Super luxury

    Our highest-end category of accommodation, Super Luxury is defined by top quality customer service and premium amenities. Hotels in this exclusive category include the Aman resorts, Oberoi Vilas hotels, and certain independent purveyors.

    Luxury

    Luxury Hotels meet the standards of most well-known 5-star hotel brands around the world, and include premium accommodations and amenities. In some cases our Luxury category overlaps with the "boutique" hotels, many of which are equally luxurious and accommodating.

    Boutique

    Boutique hotels are typically smaller, or independently owned hotels that offer top-end service and amenities equivalent to luxury providers. Boutique hotels often differentiate themselves from bigger hotel brands through their unique character, location, or history.

    Glamping

    Glamping (short for “glamorous camping”) and lodges denotes outdoor-focused accommodations that combine the best of nature with a designer / comfort angle in mind, so customers can get the best of both worlds.

    Camping

    Camping refers to a wide range of tented accommodation, which will most likely apply to outdoor / adventure trips like trekking, hiking, etc.

    Others

  • Price Details (per person)

    High Season Jan to Apr $ 2,247 $ 281 per day
    High Season Oct to Nov $ 2,247 $ 281 per day
    Low Season May to Sep $ 1,958 $ 245 per day
    Low Season Dec to Dec $ 1,958 $ 245 per day

    * All Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Some savings may be available for larger groups.

Cost Includes
  • 7 nights’ accommodation on Half board basis at the hotel of your choice
  • Airport welcome from Connections Team
  • Return airport transfers in air conditioned vehicle on sharing basis
  • English speaking hotel representative available 24/7
  • 2 Land excursions with English guide (lunch and entrance fees to site included)
  • 1 Catamran Cruise (BBQ lunch and drinks incl.)
Cost Excludes
  • International flights
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
Day 01 : Arrival in Mauritius

After your arrival at the airport, you will be welcomed and you will receive the welcome pack, including a welcome letter proposing a first meeting, an excursion brochure, a map of the island and the mobile number of the hotel representative. After these formalities, you will be guided to the respective vehicles for your transfer to the airport. Check in and relax for the rest of the day.

Accommodation: Shanti Mauritius

Meals included: Dinner

Day 02 : Dodo’s Trail

After breakfast, we set out to enjoy a sightseeing tour of Port Louis, taste the local cuisine and visit the Pamplemousses Garden. You will be accompanied by an English-speaking guide. The visit will start at Fort Adelaide over the town and its magnificent harbor. An easy walk through the busy city center includes all important sites and ends near the Central Market.

Visit the Caudan Waterfront, a modern and elegant shopping center. The Blue Penny Museum is home to the rarest stamp in the world.

Lunch will be a selection of authentic Creole food, served in the garden of a private home. After a scenic drive around the Pieter Both mountain range, the final stop will be at the magnificent Pamplemousses Botanical Garden - world renowned for the variety as well as the rarity of its species.

Accommodation: Shanti Mauritius

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 03 : Shanti Mauritius

Spend the day at your leisure, you can sunbathe on the sands, relax with a book by the pool or try the hotel water sports. You can also benefit from the tips of your hotel rep and go shopping or rent a car with chauffeur to discover the city on your own.

Accommodation: Shanti Mauritius

Meals included: Dinner

Day 04 : Ile aux Cerfs

Set out to the East of the Island to Grand River South East embarkation point and sail around the islands in the lagoon. A side trip on a small ferryboat will take you to the waterfall of Grand River South East. Experience some excellent snorkeling in the crystal-clear lagoon. Savor a succulent BBQ lunch on board. Spend the afternoon on the beautiful sandy beach of the famous Ile aux Cerfs Island.

Accommodation: Shanti Mauritius

Meals included: Lunch, Dinner

Day 05 : Shanti Mauritius

Spend the day at your leisure, you can sunbathe on the sands, relax with a book by the pool or try the hotel water sports. You can also benefit from the tips of your hotel rep and go shopping or rent a car with chauffeur to discover the city on your own.

Accommodation: Shanti Mauritius

Meals included: Dinner

Day 06 : Ile aux Cerfs

After breakfast, we set out to enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Wild South West. The scenic drive along the west coast via Tamarin and the Salt Pans leads into the southwest corner of Mauritius. After passing through Le Morne, La Prairie and Macondé, the road curves back into the mountains to the picturesque Village of Chamarel. Visit the Seven-colored Earth and the highest waterfall. Visit La Rhumerie de Chamarel, which produces some of the finest rums in the world which you get to taste. After a delicious lunch, the road leads up to high plateau and the viewpoint over the Black River Gorges, home to most of the island’s endemic flora and fauna. The sacred lake, Grand Bassin, is the most important place of worship for Mauritian Hindus. The final stop will be at the Trou aux Cerfs crater with a 360-degree view over the island.

Accommodation: Shanti Mauritius

Meals included: Dinner

Day 07 : Shanti Mauritius

Spend the day at your leisure, you can sunbathe on the sands, relax with a book by the pool or try the hotel water sports. You can also benefit from the tips of your hotel rep and go shopping or rent a car with chauffeur to discover the city on your own.

Accommodation: Shanti Mauritius

Meals included: Dinner

Day 08 : Departure from Mauritius

Today you can take in the last few moments of your trip. Visit the shopping center and buy souvenirs, or just soak in the last of the Mauritian sun. You will be transferred to the airport for your departing flight.

Meals not included

Cost of the entire itinerary

High Season Jan to Apr $ 2,247 $ 281 per day
High Season Oct to Nov $ 2,247 $ 281 per day
Low Season May to Sep$ 1,958 $ 245 per day
Low Season Dec to Dec$ 1,958 $ 245 per day
Cost Includes
  • 7 nights’ accommodation on Half board basis at the hotel of your choice
  • Airport welcome from Connections Team
  • Return airport transfers in air conditioned vehicle on sharing basis
  • English speaking hotel representative available 24/7
  • 2 Land excursions with English guide (lunch and entrance fees to site included)
  • 1 Catamran Cruise (BBQ lunch and drinks incl.)
Cost Excludes
  • International flights
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
Climate

Muritius experiences mild tropical maritime climate. Summer extends from November to April, with a warm humid climate, and winter from June to September is cool and dry. October and May are transition months with moderate climate. 

Visas, Travel Documents and Special Permits

Please note that you are responsible for checking your destination country's visa requirements and then getting the visa accordingly.

Further, most countries require travelers to have a passport that is valid from at least 6 months from the day of entry into the country, so please confirm that you satisfy your destination country or countries passport, visa and medical (if any) requirements well in advance of your trip.

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Operator Profile

This team of over 100 dedicated travel experts, all local Mauritians, has been in business 21 years, opening their doors in 1996 and amassing an impressive tally of over 5000 happy, high net-worth clients since then. They are proud to list Coca Cola, Oracle, Reuters, Daimler and IBM as their repeat corporate customers (just to name a few), and we are proud to present them to you as your definitive Mauritius experts for your next island vacation!

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A relaxing family holiday in Mauritius