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Mauritius, an island nation east of Madagascar off the southeast coast of Africa, also gained independence in 1968. Furthermore A stable democracy with regular free elections and a positive human rights record, even more the country has attracted considerable foreign investment and has earned one of Africa’s highest per capita incomes.Most noteworthy Mauritius is divided into ten districts and three dependencies, and its capital is Port Louis.Its official language is English, and its currency is the Mauritian rupee (MUR)
In Contrast Since independence, Mauritius has developed from a low-income, agriculturally based economy to a middle-income, diversified economy and tourist sectors. Probably For most of this period, annual growth has been in the order of 5% to 6%.So, this remarkable achievement has been reflected in more equitable income distribution,increased life expectancy, lowered infant mortality, and a much-improved infrastructure.Even more the economy depends on tourism, textiles and apparel, and financial services, and is expanding into fish processing, information and communications technology, hospitality,and property development.
Therefore Mauritius is ranked first in Africa for:
- Overall Ranking on the Ease of Doing Business, according to the World Bank Doing Business Report 2016.
- Global Competitive Index 2015-16, according to the World Economic Forum.
- Index of Economic Freedom, by The Wall Street Journal & The Heritage Foundation Index of Economic Freedom 2016.
According to Statistics of Mauritius,it seems like the growth of gross domestic product (GDP) at basic prices was 3.9% in 2016. Investment as a ratio of GDP has increased to 18.2% in 2016 compared to 17.8% in 2015, and total foreign direct investment for the period of January 2016 to June 2016 was 302 million. GDP per capita for financial year 2016 was USD 9,163. The North is the country’s highlands. Vast mountain ranges dominate the landscape and are the source of many rivers. Doi Inthanon, Thailand’s tallest peak, is famous among tourists during the cool season for the Mae Kha Ning (frost flower) phenomenon as well as a sea of fog, nature trails, waterfalls, and botanical scenes. Mark Twain once wrote, ‘Mauritius was made first and then heaven, heaven being copied after Mauritius’. He was right.
Mauritius is rightly famed for its sapphire-blue waters, powder-white beaches and, yes, luxury resorts that provide a front-row seat onto some of the most beautiful views in the Indian Ocean. These are places of the utmost refinement, of impeccable service, of facilities that range from pampering spas, designer rooms and extensive watersports options to dreamy swimming pools, expansive palm-strewn grounds and world-class restaurants. Your stay will live long in the memory and will have you dreaming of a return. Partly that’s because of the supreme levels of comfort and luxury. But it’s also thanks to the resorts’ discretion and warmth, and the unmistakable sense of being treated like royalty.
What to do, what to do? Lie on a beach all day? Or enjoy the wonderful range of activities on offer? Either way, you can’t really lose and there’s not much you can’t do here on the water – highlights include kite surfing
, boat excursions to the beautiful islands of the lagoon, and the full suite of paddling activities offered by hotels and beach operators. But the diving and snorkelling here is terrific, encircled as Mauritius is by shallow waters, a coral reef, sublime underwater topography and a dramatic ocean drop-off. On land, you’ll need to decide between fabulous hiking, horse riding and even championship-standard golf courses. Decisions, decisions…
Once thought to be the preserve of nearby Madagascar, wildlife tourism in Mauritius is rapidly gaining in popularity. And why wouldn’t it? Mauritius has saved more bird species from extinction than any other country on earth, with the result that you can now see two of the loveliest birds of the Indian Ocean – the pink pigeon and the Mauritian kestrel – at various places around the island. Giant tortoises – in captivity in their hundreds, or roaming free on Île aux Aigrettes – are another drawcard, while dolphins, whales and sharks are just three highlights of the island’s richly biodiverse marine environment.
The Mauritian Table
Foodies of the world, rejoice! Mauritius is winning plaudits for the excellence of its food, and that goes for fine-dining restaurants at five-star resorts as well as beachside shacks serving fish just off the boat. Curries, seafood and staples like the thankfully ubiquitous salade d’ourite (octopus salad) owe their presence to influences from Mauritius’ Indian, Chinese, French and Creole communities – less a melting pot than a wonderfully aromatic cooking pot. The charming tradition of the table d’hôte, the family table opened to all and covered with the signature dishes of Mauritian home cooking, captures the essence of the warm local welcome.
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Arrival in Mauritius
Depart India and arrive Mauritius. You will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel by a shared vehicle. Check in and rest of the day is at leisure. Dinner will be served in one of the restaurants at the hotel. Over night at hotel.
Ile Aux Cerfs island Tour
After breakfast, depart in a coach for a full day excursion to Ile Aux Cerfs, an emerald lagoon on the east coast. The island is known for its sandy beaches, beautiful lagoon and a wide range of facilities and activities. A swim and snorkeling in the lagoon are perfect ways to spend a day. You can also enjoy optional water sports such as banana boat ride, water skiing, parasailing and undersea walk at an additional cost. Return to the hotel in the evening. Dinner will be served in one of the restaurants at the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
CARRY BEACH TOWEL WHICH YOU CAN COLLECT FROM THE HOTEL (ON RETURNBALE BASIS) ALSO CARRY ONE EXTRA PAIR OF CLOTHES, SWIMWEAR, SUNSCREEN, CAP/HAT
Day Free at Leisure
After breakfast, the rest of the day is free at leisure by your own or you can enjoy at the beach.You can do many activities like, snorkeling,kayaking,enjoy the beautiful pool of the resort. Dinner will be served in one of the restaurants at the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner.
North Island Tour
After breakfast, depart in a coach for a full day excursion to North Island Port Louis City, Drive to Port Louis for a visit of the capital via the Citadel & its surrounding area. View the Champ de Mars race course, inaugurated in 1812 it the oldest horse-racing club in the Southern Hemisphere, and one of the oldest in the world. Afterwards drive to Le Caudan/Port Louis Waterfront, with some 170 shops it is a must shopping stop. Drive back to hotel.Dinner will be served in one of the restaurants at the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day Free at Leisure
Mauritius- After breakfast,You can enjoy the several games like beach volleyball,beach badminton,bocce balls and darts.enjoy the glass bottom boat. Dinner will be served in one of the restaurants at the hotel.Overnight at hotel.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
South Island Tour
After breakfast depart in a coach for a full day excursion to South Island, Drive to Curepipe. Visit the ship making factory. Shopping at the duty free shops in Floreal. View the scenic town of Curepipe& its surroundings from the extinct crater of Trou aux Cerfs. Afternoon drive through the nature park of Black River & Plaine Champagne to Chamarel village. Stop at Grand Bassin (Ganga Talao) sacred lake & view the stunning 108 feet statue of “MangalMahadev”. Visit Chamarel, the unusual 7 colored earth created by volcanic rocks, the earths form beautiful patterns of color in the exposed hillsides. View the startlingly beautiful Chamarel waterfalls.Dinner will be served in one of the restaurants at the hotel.Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, it is time to bid goodbye to Mauritius. Check-out of the hotel. You can rest in the hotel at ocean side as you have already checked out for the day and transfer to the airport to board your flight back to India.
More about Mauritius
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The beaches of Mauritius are dazzling with pristine crystal clear blue waters and white sandy shores, which is the perfect spot to unwind and relax or to perk up the adrenaline junkie in you and indulge in some amazing water sports and activities that this touristy island has to offer other than sun bathing.
This island is made of serene mountains, lush green forests and pristine beaches which is a diverse topography that tourist rarely get to enjoy in other countries. It is populated by a mixed ethnic group because of the French, Dutch and British colonialism and its close proximity to India and Africa and the decedents from China and Europe.
Hence, tourists travelling on Mauritius tour packages from India can find a pot-pourri of culture and tradition in this small island where they can also feel at home owing to similarities to their own culture and way of living! Because of this distinct population, Mauritius enjoys a rich history with abundant of historical and cultural sites to see.Almost all Mauritius tour packages will cover the length and breadth of the island to visit these sites.
Mauritius is blessed with warm tropical weather year around.The best time to visit in Mauritius are between May and early December.January to March is the peak cyclone period and best avoided at this time of year.
Here are some places which are a must visit on Mauritius tour packages.
The capital city of Port Louis, is a bustling city with the colonial buildings, the prominent central market and China town gives a very warm welcome to tourists landing in this city for their vacation.It is the island’s cultural, political and economic centre and was used as aa harbour before the French invaders took over.
The markets in this city are always bustling with activity and you can shop for some exotic fruits and vegetables, spices, local handicrafts and souvenirs from here.
Of course, pristine beaches are synonymous with Mauritius! Some of the best and most famous beaches on this island are Trou aux Biches, Belle Mare and Flic en Flac in the northern region of the island.These beaches are lined with casuarina trees providing ample shade for those who do not want a sun tan.And of course, we wouldn’t be exaggerating if we say, Mauritius is filled with such lovely beaches.All the Mauritius holiday packages available are filled with beach activities only as this island is known for it
Island of Rodrigues
The island of Rodrigues is located in the eastern region of Mauritius and is also known as the anti-stress with the amount of activities that it offers to the visitors such as diving, deep sea fishing, kite-surfing, and walking on its untouched white sand beaches.This island is considered to have one best diving activities in the whole of Mauritius.The capital of this island in Port Mathurin which has only seven streets in total with quite friendly inhabitants
Grand-Baie, also known as Grand Bay is located in the western region of Mauritius.It is a small coastal village but no less fun than the other areas. This small village has some of the most happening restaurants and shops and also has a vibrant nightlife where you can have a fun night out with friends.If you are on a holiday with your loved one (minus children) or your friends, then ensure this place is on your Mauritius vacation packages.
Grand Bassin, unlike Grand Bay is a spiritual region in Mauritius where you will find lots of rich Hindu temples.There is also a natural lake here which is called Ganga Talao and is a representation of the sacred river Ganges of India.At present, it is one of the most sacred and important pilgrimage spot outside India.If you visit this place during Maha Shivarathri, you can catch a glimpse of the devotees walking on fire as a part of the rituals.
Visit the town of Mahebourg
The town of Mahebourg in Mauritius is a very interesting little town which is full of character of its colonial past.It has a bustling market and colonials style buildings everywhere which adds to the character.On one side the bay and on the other side you can find street vendors serving up delicious snacks which is a great combination to spend quality time.
Segway your way into the Safari Park
Segways are the most trending modes of sightseeing on a tour.Mauritius being a tourist destination is definitely not lagging behind in this trend.Check out any Mauritius tour guide and you will find a Segway trip in the Yemen nature reserve which gives you an experience of a real safari because this reserve is home to exotic fauna such as wild boars, java Deers, mongoose, Macaque monkeys, ostriches, zebras, fruit bats and African antelopes and exotic flora such as cassias, ebony, pink pepper, tamarind and may others.It is almost like visiting the African Savannah safari.You can ride around the reserve on the Segway with a trained guide giving you an interesting safari experience.Some of activities that are available at the park are Walking with the lions, Quad biking, Interaction with the big cats and Rhinos and Canoeing on the Papayes river and zip-lining.
Chamarel Coloured Earth
It is one of the most magnificent natural phenomena in the world where the earth is of various colours which were formed by the cooling of rock strata after volcanic eruption millions of years ago.It is a stunning sight to see and be photographed in and also the waterfall close to this sight adds to the beauty of the coloured earth.
There are various Mauritius tour packages that travel agents offer as per the age group of people travelling and their budget.Choose one that best suits your needs because this small island is surely a treat with something for everyone!