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Mauritius Cities & Coastlines - Helicopter Tour from LUX* Grand Gaube - Overview

A breathtaking aerial discovery of the North and South Western regions and coastlines of Mauritius by helicopter.

Brace yourself for a magnificent chance to explore Mauritius from above, where you will have the opportunity to marvel at the strikingly blissful geography of the island. Taking off from the LUX* Grand Gaube Resort, you will discover coastal scenery projecting a palette of vibrant colours -from the different shades of blues and greens! Feast your eyes on 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!

Highlight of this trip:

  • Fly amongst the clouds and discover Mauritius away from the crowd
  • Explore the North and South-Western regions & coast of Mauritius
  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the land and seascapes
  • Marvel at the strikingly beautiful geography of the island
  • The pilot will personally guide and inform you on any sites of interest as you fly above

What's Included
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The Mauritius Cities & Coastlines - Helicopter Tour from LUX* Grand Gaube Includes:

  • Choice between 2 helicopter flight sightseeing options:
    - 30 Minutes North Helicopter tour
    - 45 Minutes North to South-West Coast Helicopter tour
  • Fly in a comfortable helicopter (up to 4 pax)
  • Mesmerising sights and spectacular views
  • Trained and experienced helicopter pilot to also act as guide
  • Fully equipped aircraft with safety equipment and measures

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Transportation & Driver Details
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Transport is available for an additional supplement and will include pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation in Mauritius.

Car Capacities

You can choose from a selection of vehicles types:

Family Car - Up to 4 passengers
6 Seater vehicle - Up to 6 passengers
Minivan - Up to 10 passengers
About the Drivers

All drivers speak fluent English and French (Upon special request we can organize drivers who speak additional languages). The drivers, citizens of Mauritius, will be happy to provide you with information about Mauritius and each of its sights.

All drivers are very professional, time efficient and friendly. There is high emphasis on being always on time and providing reliable devoted service to customers.


Meeting Point & Times
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Meeting Point:

LUX* Grand Gaube

Start & End times:
Activity Time: 06:00 - 18:00 (Flexible) 
Duration: 30 or 45 minutes
Operating Days: Monday - Sunday

 


Day Itinerary
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Route A - Option 1:

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:

  • Grand Gaube
  • Amber Island
  • Coin de Mire
  • Cap Malheureux
  • Calodyne
  • Grand Bay
  • Trou aux Biches
  • Balaclava
  • Port Louis
  • Pieter Both

Route B - Option 2:

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:

  • 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
  • Pieter Both
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Full Description
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Mauritius Cities & Coastlines - Helicopter Tour from LUX* Grand Gaube

Route A - Option 1:

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

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 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 Auxiliatrice' chapel which will certainly catch your attention. You will also fly over Calodyne - a fishing village which is dotted by colorful 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 in 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)

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 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 in 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 southwards 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 head to the iconic Pieter Both, which is the second highest mountain of Mauritius (820 meters), and subsequently back to Grand Gaube.

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: The 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.
  • 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.
  • Pieter Both: The gigantic Pieter Both is the second highest mountain of Mauritius (820m) offering trekking trails for enthusiast climbers.

About The Helicopter

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 unrivaled 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.

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 206B III)


What to bring/wear:
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  • We recommend that you bring a camera to capture unforgettable moments!


Comments & Notes
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  • For all flights departing from the LUX* Grand Gaube helipad, a landing fee may be applicable as per the policy of the helipad operator and is to be paid directly on the day at the helipad.
  • Max Passenger Capacity: 4 passengers.
    In case of 3 or more passengers, the flight trip will only be offered under the weight limitation.
  • Any delay by the passengers may result in the helicopter leaving without the passengers at the scheduled time.
  • The helicopter flights are subject to weather conditions.
  • Other flight conditions apply.

Important Details to Submit

In order to process any helicopter booking, client MUST provide the following details:

  • Name of each participant as per the passports and the Gender
  • Nationality
  • Passport number
  • Date of birth of each participant
  • Weight of each participant
  • In case of any Children or baby, please specify same with the above details

Prices
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Helicopter flight from North Helipads 30 Mins 45 Mins
2 People 745 Euros 995 Euros
3 People 895 Euros 1195 Euros
4 People 1040 Euros 1395 Euros

 


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