Day 1: Flight to Mauritius
Flight from Geneva/ Basel/ Zurich to Mauritius
Day 2: Arrival in Mauritius and transfer to your accommodation
The plane lands at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (SSR) Mauritius airport where our local team will pick you up. Then, they will drive you to the Northeast coast of the island until your accommodation. At your arrival in your 5* accommodation in Azuri Village Resort & Spa, a welcome cocktail awaits you for a pleasant refreshment. Free afternoon: You can enjoy the beach, the swimming pools and the various activities of Azuri.
Day 3: Visit of the Casela Nature Park
9:00 Pick-up time at Azuri
The Mauritius Casela Park is a real nature and adventure park. It is located besides the Rempart Mountain on the South-West of Mauritius offering magnificent views of the countryside rolling down the west coast of Mauritius.
The entrance ticket (included in your package) allows you to discover animal species from Mauritius (pink pigeons, giant tortoises, deer, wild boars …) or come from elsewhere (lions, zebras, ostriches, macaques, cheetahs, rhinoceros, giraffes, …). After a short walk in the lush nature, you will board an open bus to get closer to the animals.
Would you like more action? Safari by quad, jeep, segway or camel ride, zip lines, tilapia fishing, walking with lions are available (fees apply).
Lunch will be at your expense at the park restaurant, with peacocks and with views of the west coast.
16:00 Departure to Azuri
Day 4: Free day
Suggestion: One of the hiking trails of the national park of “Bras d’eau” to five kilometres of Azuri. The park was created to protect endemic species close to extinction: the opportunity for you to imagine what Mauritius looked like before the man settled there. During your walk, you can discover ebony, ferns and orchids, but also birds, such as the Coq des Bois (or “flycatcher”). You will find information on fauna and flora at the visitor centre located on the road crossing the forest.
Day 5: Black River Gorges and 7 coloured earth at Chamarel
9:00 Departure time to the Black River Gorges
This natural park offers magnificent landscapes and allows to randomly discover walks about 300 species of trees, shrubs, plants and animals.
Continue with the 7-colour tour of the land, Chamarel’s most famous site, with its amazing landscape of naturally coloured hills. This phenomenon is due to the presence of volcanic ash containing mineral oxides of different colours exposed by erosion for centuries.
Day 6: Free day
Relaxing day at the beach.
Why don’t you do The Mangrove Nature Track? A stone’s throw from your accommodation, discover the Mangroves “mangled”, the natural habitat of many crabs, birds and other creatures of the seas and swamps. Continue your walk by the beach to the village Lafayette post office. You will not be disappointed.
Day 7: Vanilla Crocodile Park
9:00 Pick-up time at Azuri
The Crocodile & Giant Tortoises Park which is home to various species of animals, reptiles and plants is set in a beautiful rain forested valley with natural freshwater springs, full of prawns and fish.
As part of your visit to the Crocodile & Giant Tortoises Park, the park’s guides will guide you through some unforgettable walks, and you will stroll through luxuriant greenery where banana trees, palm trees and giant bamboos provide shade for the crocodiles and the giant tortoises.
During your stay in the park, you can also experience a first-hand unique encounter with the giant tortoises, and get a rare chance to feed, pet and play with them.
Also thousands of Nile crocodiles and giant tortoises are found in the park and you can watch them in maximum safety.
There is also a mini zoo of Mauritian fauna where you can find most of the Mauritian mammals and reptiles including skinks, phelsumas (geckos), giant tortoises, turtles, bats, deer, mongooses, monkeys, pigs, as well as domestic livestock such as goats, fat-tailed sheep and donkeys.
Lunch (not included)
16:00 Departure to Azuri
Day 8: Free day
Enjoy the beach and its surroundings
Suggestion: Visit the Cellar Lady (the Caves of Roches Noires). It is a natural volcanic cave, located on the main road of the village of Roches Noires, five minutes from Azuri. A friendly and refreshing excursion.
Day 7: Catamaran to Deer Island
Treat yourself to a memorable day of exhilarating sail on a beautiful Catamaran to “Ile aux cerfs” – this will definitely be one of the highlights of your holidays in Mauritius.
On board enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch, selection of alcoholic beverages (beer, rum, cocktails) and non-alcoholic drinks and more.
The catamaran cruise departs at 09:00 from the Preskil Beach Resort’s Jetty located at Pointe Jerome on the South East of Mauritius.
This cruise is all about sailing through crystal clear waters whilst enjoying breath-taking sceneries and relaxing on the beautiful white sand bank of “Ile-aux-cerfs”.
Along the way at around 11:00, the catamaran makes a stop for you to enjoy snorkelling inside the islands largest lagoon allowing you to enjoy the underwater marine life and swim amongst superb corals and brightly coloured tropical fish.
After snorkelling, the catamaran continues sailing along the beautiful east coast and will take you up the river’s mouth of Grand River South East to see the giant bat colony and monkeys living on the rivers bank and also to see the waterfall from afar.
Expected arrival time back to Azuri is 16:00, and depends on tide and winds.
Day 10: Relaxing day
Last day at the beach!!!
Day 11: Return flight
Transfer to Mauritius SSR airport and return flight to Geneva / Zurich / Basel.
The departure time at Azuri will depend on the time of your return flight.
Terms and Conditions:
The services described in the program will be provided subject to climatic conditions and days. In any case, a replacement activity will be provided.