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Location North
Location South West
Operating Hours 06:00 - 18:00
Operating Days All Days
Duration Flexible
Activity Time Flexible
Transportation Offered as Supplement
Comment 30 Minutes North; 45 Minutes North to South-West Coast (Flexible)
from 630€

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About The Mauritius Cities & Coastlines Helicopter Tour

Get yourself ready for a breathtaking aerial discovery of the North and South Western cities and coastlines of Mauritius by helicopter.

Brace yourself for a magnificent chance to explore the North and South-Western cities & coast of Mauritius where you will have the opportunity to marvel at the strikingly blissful geography of the island. From Grand Gaube Lux* Resort to the western coast enjoy the beautiful scenery of the land and seascapes, projecting a palette of vibrating colours-from the different shade of blues, browns and greens! Feast your eyes at the coastal villages and cities of Mauritius, including Grand Bay, Trou aux Biches, Port-louis, Tamarin and Curepipe, pulsating with life. An aerial sightseeing tour to remember!


Mauritius Flight Routes - Helicopter Sightseeing Tour

Mauritius Cities & Coastlines Helicopter Tour

The Mauritius Cities & Coastlines helicopter tour consists of two options. Choose your preferred itinerary either the option 1 or 2 for a wonderful sightseeing tour by the air.

Route A - Option 1:

Summary: 30 minutes flight from the North to North-West Coast
(Departs from helipad at LUX* Grand Gaube)

Key sites you will see as part of the flight:

Mauritius Cities & Coastlines-helicopter Tour
  • Grand Gaube
  • Amber Island
  • Coin de Mire
  • Cap Malheureux
  • Calodyne
  • Grand Bay
  • Trou aux Biches
  • Balaclava
  • Port Louis
  • Pieter Both

Route Overview: Flight From The North

Option 1 is a 30-minute flight tour from LUX* Grand Gaube where the atmosphere is rather serene with the calm lagoons and crystal clear water. Enjoy the beautiful view of the beaches and the Lux Resort. As the helicopter elevates higher you will have the chance to see the isolated Coin de Mire, also known as Gunner’s Coin Islet. There is a possibility of seeing the Amber Island as well, which is relatively large compared to most of the northern islets.

As you head to the northern coastline you will fly over the Cap Malheureux village where you can see the famous bright red ‘Notre Dame Auxilatrice’ chapel which will certainly catch your attention. You will also fly over Calodyne - a fishing village which is dotted by colourful houses, apartments, hotels and resorts. The ocean is simply incredible from up above, as you can see the entire coral reefs of this part of the island.

The helicopter tour will also cover the Grand Bay village, famous for its eclectic range of apartments, hotels, resorts, restaurants, shopping malls, not to mention the Sunset Boulevard. Appreciate the beauty of the rural land also as you fly over the green patterns of the sugar cane fields.

You will fly further to the western side of the island to appreciate the awe-inspiring view of Trou aux Biches village which is circled by mountain ranges. Next, discover the Balaclava village renowned for its hotels and resorts with their aesthetically designed gardens. The beaches are fringed with palm trees thus giving the typical islander look. You can also see the mountain ranges at the far western part of the region.

Afterwards, the helicopter will lead towards the capital city of the island, Port-Louis. As you fly above the city you will see iconic buildings such as the State Bank of Mauritius, the Mauritius Telecom Tower, and also historical structures such as Citadel, and Appravasi Ghat. You can also appreciate the view of the harbour and mountain ranges, including the mountain peak of Pieter Both (the second highest mountain of Mauritius 820 meters).

About The Key Sites:

  • Cap Malheureux: Renowned for its bright red chapel, Cap Malheureux has a historical significance as it was here, that the British invasion force defeated the French in 1810 colonial Mauritius.
  • Grand Bay: This touristic coastal village is located in the North of Mauritius, renowned for its nightlife and adventurous sea activities.
  • Trou aux Biches: This small tourist village is located in the north western part of Mauritius, and features gorgeous sandy beaches.
  • Balaclava: Balaclava is a rather serene village where you can find some isolated beaches with top notch hotels and resorts.
  • Port Louis: The capital city of Mauritius has many skyscrapers, and home to historical sites such as the Aapravasi Ghat, La Citadel, Champ de Mars, and many other places.
  • Pieter Both: The gigantic Pieter Both is the second highest mountain of Mauritius (820m) offering trekking trails for enthusiast climbers.

Route B - Option 2:

Summary: 45 minutes flight from the North to South West Coast
(Departs from helipad at LUX* Grand Gaube)

Key sites you will see as part of the flight:

Mauritius Cities & Coastlines-helicopter Tour
  • Grand Gaube
  • Grand Bay
  • Balaclava
  • Port-Louis
  • Le Pouce Mountain
  • Flic en Flac
  • Tamarin
  • Ile aux Benitiers
  • Chamarel Coloured Earths and Waterfalls
  • Black River Gorges
  • Kanaka Crater
  • Pieter Both

Route Overview: Flight From The North To South West Coast

Option 2 is a 45-minute flight tour from the helipad at LUX* Grand Gaube. Your helicopter sightseeing tour starts in a soothing and serene atmosphere, where you will surely appreciate the vastness of the ocean with its crystal clear water tinted with turquoise, the sandy beaches are particularly white and are fringed with lush casuarinas trees. Marvel at the gorgeous coral reefs of this part of the island, and you can easily spot the northern islets especially the Gunner’s Coin.

As you discover the northern coastline you will come across the bustling tourist village of Grand Bay adorned with a range of hotels, resorts, beaches and temples. The clear lagoon is dotted with catamarans, speed boats and yachts just near the Sunset Boulevard. Next, discover the Balaclava village renowned for its hotels and resorts with their aesthetically designed gardens. The beaches are fringed with palm trees thus giving the typical islander look. You can also see the mountain ranges at the far western part of the region.

With some further distance towards the western coast you will have the chance to explore the capital city of Mauritius, Port-Louis where you can see the busy harbor with stationed vessels, and boats. The city is surrounded by mountain ranges, including Le Pouce (812 meters) which is the third highest mountain in Mauritius.

Time to set course for the entire west coast of the island starting with the vibrant Flic en Flac village, welcoming you with its vast ocean having a slight dark blue contrast with the lapping white waves crashing onto the shores. There are many resorts and hotels which are aligned beautifully and the lagoons are scattered with speedboats, catamarans and yachts.. You will also be able to enjoy the majestic views of the green mountain ranges, along with the sugar cane fields.

Then the helicopter will fly over Tamarin Bay where you can see surfers riding spectacular waves. Further to the western coast the view becomes more dramatic and scenic. Encounter the Ile aux Benitiers islet where you can appreciate the blissful beauty of Le Morne Brabant as well. Do not miss the famous yet tiny Crystal Rock, which adds a beautiful touch to the scenery. To add some green to this view, there is a huge area of lush casuarinas trees.

You will now have the chance to explore the lush green area of the island with unique geological features starting with the simply breathtaking Chamarel Colored Earths including the endemic forests rich in indigenous plant species. Fly south westernly to witness the sheer beauty of the Black River Gorges, a sanctuary of natural beauty with dramatic geological features including canyons, meandering green hills and dramatic waterfalls cascading down into the rivers.

The helicopter will then fly slightly north to the Kanaka Crater, a dormant volcano in Savanne. Followed by the iconic Pieter Both which is the second highest mountain of Mauritius (820 meters), and subsequently back to Grand Gaube.

About The Key Sites:

  • Grand Bay: The touristic coastal village is located in the North of Mauritius, renowned for its nightlife and adventurous sea activities.
  • Port-Louis: The capital city of Mauritius has many skyscrapers, and home to historical sites such as the Aapravasi Ghat, La Citadel, Champ de Mars, and many other places.
  • Le Pouce Mountain: The thumb shaped Mountain is the third highest mountain in Mauritius with a height of 812 meters.
  • Flic en Flac: Mostly liked by party animals and clubbers, this seaside town is located in the western part of Mauritius.
  • Ile aux Benitiers: This coral sand island is 65 hectares and is partially covered by a coconut plantation.
  • Chamarel: The most vibrant tourist attraction in Mauritius with its unique and magnificent coloured earth, waterfalls and verdant forests as key features.
  • Black River Gorges: The national park is in the South-western part of Mauritius covering about 67.54 km², consisting of luxuriant and dried forests, splendid waterfalls and canyons.
  • Kanaka Crater: The dormant kanaka crater is 553 meters above sea level and inhabits endemic plant species.
  • Pieter Both: The gigantic Pieter Both is the second highest mountain of Mauritius (820m) offering trekking trails for enthusiast climbers.

About The Helicopter- Cities & Coastlines Peaks

The five-place helicopter is the safest single engine helicopter in the world. It is a turbine engine powered helicopter. The helicopter is fast, comfortable, reliable and provides an unrivalled view. The fleet comprises a seating with a capacity of 4 passengers plus the pilot. A trained and experienced helicopter pilot, according to global safety standards, will guide you throughout your amazing trip.

Mauritius Cities & Coastlines-helicopter Tour

Registration: 3B-NZD

Make: Bell

Model: 206 Jet Ranger

Lifting Capacity: 500 kg

Crew: 1 Pilot

Passenger Capacity: 4 passengers

Engine: 2 single engines (Bell jet Ranger 206BIII)


Prices

Helicopter 30 min flight from North Helipads (Option 1):

  • 2 people: 630 Euro
  • 3 people: 825 Euro
  • 4 people: 1020 Euro

Helicopter 45 min flight from North Helipads (Option 2):

  • 2 people: 950 Euro
  • 3 people: 1220 Euro
  • 4 people: 1490 Euro

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  • Date of birth of each participant
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