10 Best Tour Packages in Mauritius
Explore the magical island of Mauritius with an extensive range of sightseeing tours.
Book any of the many sightseeing tours on offer to discover all regions of Mauritius. Find and book tours to the main tourist sites, nature tours, island tours, historical tours and many more. For the tours listed, some are adventurous, some are nature-filled, and some offer an insight into the history of Mauritius.
As part of the tours you will get to visit all the must-see attractions in Mauritius. These tour packages are the best, cheapest, easiest and most time efficient way to explore Mauritius.
Many of the tours offer hotel pickup, which is fantastic for those looking to have it completely arranged. All drivers are very professional, time efficient and friendly. They all speak fluent English and French (Upon special request we can organise drivers who speak additional languages).
For the private trips, the tour route and times can be customised as per your preferences.
For maximum comfort during the tours, do bring along with you water, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, sports shoes and spare clothes.
Here is a list of some of the most popular and out-of-the-ordinary Mauritius tour packages.
1. Mauritius South West Tour (Extended Private Tour)
The beautiful South West of Mauritius, one of the most beautiful areas of Mauritius, is famous for its beautiful virgin beaches, untouched nature, small villages, many nature reserves, high mountain peaks and for the many attractions it has to offer.
The South West tour is definitely one of the must tours to go to when visiting Mauritius and a must area to discover and explore firsthand.
This is a 10hrs private customisable tour that starts at 08:30 and ends at 18:30 with a total of 8 spots included (1) Visit of the Casela Nature Park, (2) Viewpoint of Morne Brabant and l'ile aux Benitiers, (3) Chamarel village (including Chamarel waterfall and seven colored earth), (4) Black River Gorge (viewpoint of Alexandra waterfalls), (5) Mangal Mahadev - Shiva Statue, (6) Grand Bassin (the sacred lake and Hindu temple), (7) Mare aux Vacoas and (8) Trou aux Cerfs (Mauritius famous crater)
Few of the highlights from this trip are:
Casela Nature Park is a real nature and adventure park; few of the activities that you will be able to experience are the Giraffe and pygmy hippo viewing, Walk through the bird aviary, the Tulawaka Gold Coaster and many more.
The village of Chamarel in southwest Mauritius is home to two natural wonders - the magnificent Chamarel waterfall and the seven colored earth of Chamarel.
As part of this tour you will also drive through the Black River Gorges Nature Park, where you will see many endangered species of plants and animals. Along the way you will stop for a viewpoint of the Black River Gorges nature park and of Alexandra waterfalls.
Grand Bassin is a lake situated in a secluded mountain area in the district of Savanne, deep in the heart of Mauritius. The place has several Hindu temples and it’s a holy lake for Mauritians of Hindu faith. Beside the Grand Bassin you will also get to see the statue of Lord Shiva. The statue is of 108 feet (33 metres) and is the highest known statue in Mauritius (and one of the 50 highest statues in the world).
2. South Tour
As part of this tour you will see the Crocodile Farm & Nature Park, Bois Cheri- Tea Plantation and Factory, Saint Aubin Tea House, Grand Bassin, Mangal Mahadev- Shiva Statue and the village of Gris- Gris.
It’s a private and fun day tour that starts at 08:30 ends by 17:30
The first stop will be the Crocodile Farm & Nature Park. The park, which is home to various species of animals, reptiles and plants, is set in a beautiful forested valley with natural freshwater springs, full of prawns and fish. You will encounter some giant tortoises (turtles), and get a rare chance to feed, pet and play with them. There is also a mini zoo of Mauritian fauna where you can find most of the Mauritian mammals and reptiles.
The tour will continue with a visit to Bois Cheri which is the second stop in the Mauritian Tea Route tour. The Bois Cheri is the first and biggest tea producer in Mauritius, operating since 1892. After a guided tour of the factory, you will discover the history of tea while visiting the tea production museum.
You will then head to the Saint Aubin house. Built in 1819, the estate now produces sugar canes which are then processed to make sugar as well as the delicious agricultural rum.
Afterwards you will visit the holy lake of Grand Bassin followed by the cliffs of Gris-Gris in Souillac, found on the Southern tip of Mauritius. This is the only place in Mauritius where there is an opening in the barrier reefs circling Mauritius which results in big waves reaching the shores and crashing on the cliffs.
3. North Tour
Discover the North region of Mauritius on its many sights. This tour offers you to discover and visit all the main tourist attractions and places of interest of the North of Mauritius.
It’s a private tour that starts at 09:00 and you will be back by 17:00. Since this is a private trip, the tour route and times can be customised as per your preferences. There are 7 spots included in the package namely (1) Mauritius National Botanical garden, (2) Visit and tour of the Sugar estate & Museum, (3) Visit of the city of Port Louis – The Capital of Mauritius, (4) Port Louis’ waterfront area including Caudan Shopping complex, (5) Port Louis main market, (6) Port Louis craft market and (7) Fort Adelaide Port Louis (aka La Citadelle).
Key highlights from this trip are:
The Mauritius National Botanical Garden; it’s home to an incredible variety of tropical plants, many of which are indigenous. It was first opened as a private garden by the French governor of Mauritius nearly 300 years ago. The botanical garden stretches over endless acres of land and it is populated with more than 650 varieties of plants.
Enjoy a visit to Port- Louis, the capital of Mauritius. Port Louis is Mauritius' largest city and the economic and administrative centre of the island. Right off the main square you can stroll besides the palm-lined Place d'Armes. You can see some wonderful French colonial buildings, especially the Government House and the Municipal Theater.
The bustling Port Louis Waterfront offers exciting shopping and entertainment venues intermingled with world-class hotels and restaurants overlooking the Port Louis Harbour. Inside the Waterfront, there is a craft market which has a wonderful ambiance where you are sure to find a lot of souvenirs for the family back home.
4. South East Tour
Explore the serenity of the South East of Mauritius an area known for its beautiful lagoons, white sandy beaches, and green scenery.
It’s a private customisable tour that starts at 09:00 and you will be back by 17:00. During this tour, you will you will visit 6 sights namely (1) Visit of Vieux Grand Port, (2) Biscuiterie H Rault (Manioc Biscuit Factory), (3) Eureka House, (4) Town of Mahebourg, (5) Mahebourg Historical Naval Museum and (6) Blue Bay beach.
Key highlights from this trip are:
Vieux Grand Port (or the Old Grand Port) is located in the north of the town of Mahebourg, which served as an excellent port city for trade. It later witnessed the historical Vieux Grand Port Naval Battle in 1810 which was fought between the French Navy and British Royal Navy for the possession of the harbour.
Eureka House is a unique Creole house built in 1830 located by the river of Moka. It is an elegant residence, originally owned by British and French aristocrats in the 19th century, which provides an intriguing glimpse into colonial life. It is reputed to be one of the largest houses on the island, with 109 doors and windows.
Mahebourg is a traditional Mauritian village situated on the southeastern coast of Mauritius. The new waterfront complex offers you to enjoy nice refreshing walks along the seaside. You will get to explore Mahebourg centre and visit the Historical Naval Museum which recounts the epic naval battles of the past between the Royal Navy and the French Navy.
5. Heritage Tour to unveil the History of Mauritius
This tour offers a unique opportunity to go back in time and discover the secrets of Mauritius from its very early days. The Heritage Tour guarantees ultimate fun while unveiling all the secrets of Mauritius through an interactive and informative journey in the past.
It’s a private tour that starts at 08:30 and you will be back by 17:30. There are 5 spots which are covered during this tour according to your preferences, namely (1) Sugar Museum and Factory, (2) The capital of Mauritius: Port Louis, (3) Aapravasi Ghat Trust Fund, (4) Eureka house and (5) The Mauritius Glass Gallery.
Key highlights from this trip are:
The Sugar Museum and Factory- an endorsement of the key role that sugar has played in the history and identity of Mauritius. As part of your visit, you will listen to local sugar tales and you will see a selection of videos and short films about the chronicles of sugar.
Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage will give you an overview of a key moment in Mauritian history. This historical site is a symbol of Mauritian identity since the ancestors of more than 70% of today’s local population arrived on the island through this immigration depot.
After lunch, you will head to the Mauritius Glass Gallery in the town of Phoenix. At the Mauritius Glass Gallery, you will see skilful craftsmen setting their creativity free and bringing back to life used bottles and other glass elements.
6. Tea Route Tour
Awaken your five senses as you discover the making of teas, rum, vanilla, essential oils - and as you stroll down the exotic gardens of the Bois Cheri tea plantation. The Tea Route Tour is a private tour that starts at 09:30 and ends by 16:30.
A guide will walk you around during your visit and will guide you on the history, stories and tales of all the sites. It is a trip that will take you back in time to the first days of Mauritius with its rich colonial history and you will get a chance to learn about the importance of tea productions in Mauritius.
You will visit the “Domaine des Aubineaux” and its gardens. Domaine des Aubineaux is a colonial house built in 1872, which has been converted into a museum dedicated to the history of Mauritian Tea. You will discover, amongst others, furniture dating back to the 17th century, and a great collection of photos of colonial houses which have been demolished.
The tour will continue with a visit to Bois Cheri which is the first and biggest tea producer in Mauritius, operating since 1892. You will discover the history of tea while visiting the tea production museum. Nowadays Bois Cheri produces a new range of flavoured teas, green teas and herbal teas. You may taste them during your visit, while enjoying a great panoramic view of the beautiful south of the island.
You will then continue your tour to the third stop of the Tea Route - the Saint Aubin house. Built in 1819, It has been home to several managers of the sugar estate, before being renovated in the 90's to preserve a part of the Mauritian heritage.
7. Mauritius Wine & Rum Tour
Discover a selection of authentic wine and rum through this enriching tour, ideal for connoisseurs and enthusiastic amateurs alike. This tour can be done on either a private or a shared basis; it starts at 09:00 and ends by 16:00.
The guided tour will start off with a visit to the Takamaka Winery, where you will get to discover local lychee wine production. This is the only winery in the world dedicated exclusively to lychee wine. During this enriching visit, you will get to view a documentary and discover the history and the various stages of the winemaking process.
A wine tasting session will allow you to sample a fine selection of exotic flavours and try delicious wines while learning about wine production from the owner himself. There is also a shop that offers a selection of unique products, including wines, local products and souvenirs.
Next, you will visit the Rhumerie de Chamarel, a distillery producing a range of agricultural rums from pure sugarcane juice. The tour will end at the Rhumerie de Saint Aubin with a visit to the distillery as well as a tasting session of all the exotic flavoured rums it has on offer.
You also have the option of enjoying a delicious lunch menu at the Saint Aubin Restaurant.
8. Endemic Mauritius Nature Tour
This specially-curated tour is ideal for nature lovers of all kinds. This tour can be done on either a private or a shared basis; it starts at 09:00 and ends by 16:00. You will have the chance to experience the breathtaking scenery, rugged mountains, and beautiful fauna and flora of Mauritius.
The tour will start with Ile aux Aigrettes, an island turned nature reserve in 1965, invites all nature lovers to discover what the ecosystem was like before the arrival of man. While exploring the island, you will come across native species such as the pink pigeon, the beautifully coloured day gecko, the Telfair’s Skink and Aldabra giant tortoises. The Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (MWF), a local NGO, dedicated to the conservation of rare species, has put tremendous efforts in this 26-hectare coral island, to restore the place to its original state by replanting the endemic forest and reinstating endemic species.
After an optional lunch at Le Takamaka Restaurant, you can spend your time hiking, strolling or simply meandering along the trails and tracks at the Ebony Forest. While making your way through the forest, you will get to admire the native fauna of Mauritius, such as fruit bats, swiftlets and tropicbirds soaring high along the mountains’ ridgeline. If you are a keen bird watcher, you will be able to spot the endemic birds that the Ebony Forest hosts, such as the Mauritius Paradise Flycatcher, Mauritius Black Bulbul and grey-white eyes.
9. Chamarel: The Ultimate Discovery Tour
Discover tropical nature at its best through The Ultimate Discovery Tour of Chamarel. This tour can be done on either a private or a shared basis; it starts at 08:00 and ends by 18:30.
This package is an absolute must for all adventure-lovers as it offers you the chance to explore the flora and fauna of Mauritius whilst also exploring key Mauritian landmarks and sites.
Your journey will start off with a 2-hour exploration of the Ebony Forest. After visiting the forest reserve, you will head towards the Chamarel Waterfall, where you will have a great viewpoint of the gorgeous waterfall plunging down from almost 100 metres. Next, you will visit the 7-coloured Earth, a geological curiosity that attracts many people.
For lunch, you will have the choice between a delicious meal at the Rhumerie de Chamarel restaurant or the Varangue sur Morne. You will then visit the Rhumerie de Chamarel, where you will get a behind the scenes look at the rum-making process, and finally your discovery tour will end at the Curious Corner of Chamarel. Curious Corner as the name states is for those of us who like snooping around and have an ever-probing mind, as we all naturally are. It is a fascinating, fun and social excursion into the wonderful world of optical illusions.
10. Mauritius South West Tour (Classic Private Tour)
Discover the beautiful South West of Mauritius, one of the most beautiful areas of Mauritius. This is a private tour that starts at 09:30 and ends by 16:30. The South West classic tour is definitely one of the must tours to explore and discover when visiting Mauritius.
As part of this tour you will visit 9 interesting and exciting sights in one day; (1) Chamarel village (including Chamarel waterfall and seven colored earth), (2) Viewpoint of Morne Brabant and l'ile aux Benitiers, (3) Black River Gorge (viewpoint of Alexandra waterfalls), (4) Mangal Mahadev – Shiva Statue, (5) Grand Bassin (the sacred lake and Hindu temple), (6) Mare aux Vacoas, (7) Trou aux Cerfs (Mauritius famous crater), (8) Baie Du Cap Maconde viewpoint and (9) Visit to the Le Morne Peninsula.
Few key highlights of that have not been described above are:
Trou Aux Cerf is a huge natural volcanic crater, 85m deep and 200m wide, was formed millions of years ago. Here you will have a beautiful panoramic view of the crater and the town of Curepipe, and when the sky is clear it is possible to see all the way to Reunion Island.
Maconde viewpoint is located in a small, quaint village called Baie du Cap, on the south coast of Mauritius. It is set on a curved portion of the coastal road, on the peak of a small rocky cliff where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean.
From Le Morne Peninsula you will soon spot Le Morne Brabant which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. With a summit of 556 meters, it used to be an escape haven for the runaway slaves dating back to the 19th century.
We have curated the very best tour & adventure packages that suit the wishes of all sorts of travellers. The excursions have been carefully put together for whether you want to explore the island in a thrilling way, enjoy some relaxation or know more about the history of the island. Our mission is to ensure that you go back home with memories of unique experiences; memories you will cherish forever.