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Island Explorer: A Journey Through Mauritius

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Product Code : AGORA63

Embark on an enchanting Island Explorer journey through Mauritius, a paradise renowned for its azure waters, vibrant marine life, and rich cultural heritage. Begin with a warm welcome and catamaran adventure from La Balise Marina in Rivière Noire, venturing to the serene lagoon of Benitier. Encounter playful dolphins, relax in the captivating Mont Choisy lagoon, and delve into Mauritius' history with visits to the Sugar Museum and Garden of Pamplemousses. Transition from bustling Grand Baie to tranquil Ilot Gabriel, and conclude your voyage with cultural excursions, picturesque bays, and the warm hospitality of Mauritius, leaving you with cherished memories of an island odyssey.

Day 1: Arrival & Catamaran Adventure

Upon landing in Mauritius, you'll be greeted with a warm welcome, setting the tone for your tropical adventure. Head to La Balise Marina in Rivière Noire by 1pm to board your spacious and comfortable catamaran. Following a comprehensive safety briefing by the seasoned crew, set sail to the lagoon of Benitier. As you cruise, take in the azure waters and anticipate the scenic wonders ahead.


Day 2: Dolphin Encounter & Mont Choisy Lagoon

Wake up to the melodious sounds of the sea and the friendly suggestion from your guide to experience a memorable dolphin encounter on a motorboat. After a sumptuous breakfast prepared by the onboard chef, sail towards the pristine lagoon of Mont Choisy. As the day winds down, watch the sun paint the sky with hues of orange and pink, with the majestic Moka mountain range providing a stunning backdrop.


Day 3: Mont Choisy Adventures & Cultural Insight

Kick-start your day with a nutritious breakfast, energizing you for a day filled with water activities in Mont Choisy's expansive lagoon. Whether you choose swimming, snorkelling, or kayaking, the azure waters are your playground. Those with the excursions package are in for a treat with a visit to the Sugar Museum and the Garden of Pamplemousses, offering insights into Mauritius' rich heritage. As the sun begins to set, choose between anchoring near the iconic Coin de Mire cliff or in Merville lagoon, both promising enchanting snorkelling experiences. Conclude your day amidst the lively atmosphere of Grand Baie, with its bustling markets and waterfront cafes.


Day 4: Grand Baie Exploration & Cruise Transition

Enjoy a leisurely morning, perhaps indulging in a relaxed breakfast while admiring the views. Stroll through the vibrant and diverse shops of Grand Baie, where local crafts, souvenirs, and trendy boutiques await. Today marks a transition day; bid farewell to passengers from the Morne Dream cruise and welcome those embarking on the Gabriel Dream cruise. As your catamaran sails towards the island's northern tip, the picturesque Cap Malheureux bay comes into view, with its iconic red-roofed church standing tall against the azure sky.


Day 5: Heritage Visit & Island Serenity

Immerse yourself in the island's history with a visit to the Domaine de Labourdonnais Sugar Estate. Wander through the historic castle, lose yourself amidst the vibrant gardens, and gain insights into rum-making at the estate's captivating rum factory (included in the excursions package). Lunch onboard offers a chance to relax and recharge before sailing to L’Ile Plate. The evening is spent anchored at Ilot Gabriel, a secluded haven where the stars shine brighter, complemented by a gourmet dinner served under a canopy of stars.


Day 6: Rivière Noire Tranquility

Awaken to the gentle lapping of waves and the promise of another beautiful day in paradise. Start with a refreshing swim in the crystalline waters surrounding your secluded island. As the day progresses, sail southwest towards Rivière Noire bay. This once-sleepy fishing village, now transformed into a vibrant tourist hub, offers quaint charm, delicious seafood, and a serene anchorage spot, shielded from the winds by towering mountains.


Day 7: Chamarel Village & Kayaking Adventure

Savour a delightful breakfast spread, setting the tone for today's adventures. Opt for a guided tour of Chamarel village, where vibrant Creole culture meets breathtaking landscapes. Explore a local rum distillery, sampling some of Mauritius' finest brews. Post-lunch, depending on the day's tides and conditions, either disembark at the legendary Tamarin beach, known for its surf and sunsets, or paddle along Rempart river's mouth in a sea kayak, immersing yourself in nature's tranquility. As night falls, return to the comfort of La Balise Marina for a farewell dinner, reminiscing about the week's adventures.


Day 8: Farewell & Departure

The final day dawns with a mix of nostalgia and gratitude. Disembark at 8:00 am from La Balise Marina. As you bid adieu to the crew and fellow travelers, take a moment to reflect on the unforgettable memories created during your journey through Mauritius' island treasures. The crew, ever gracious, will share highlights, exchange emails, and perhaps, if you're lucky, share some insider tips for your next island escapade.

- Accommodation in a beachfront resort for 7 nights with daily breakfast.

- Private airport transfers.

- Full-day catamaran cruise to explore the nearby islands, including lunch and drinks.

- Full-day tour of the island's best beaches with a private guide and transportation.

- Half-day snorkeling tour to see the coral reefs and marine life up close.

- Free time to enjoy the beaches and resort facilities at leisure.

- International airfare to and from Mauritius.

- Meals and drinks not specified in the itinerary.

- Optional activities and tours not mentioned in the itinerary.

- Travel insurance and personal expenses such as souvenirs and tips.