Mauritius: Self-Drive Through the Island

6 days South East-East Coast - the North and Capital City -South West Coast self-drive tour

From $ 650 USD/pax
From $ 650 USD
EXCELLENT

7 reviews
6 Reviews
4.7

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South East
2days
La Vanille Nature Reserve Park

East Coast
1day
Snorkel in Blue Bay

North and Capital City
1day
Catamaran Cruise

South West Coast
1day
Salt Pans

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Highlights

  • Hotel: 4 Stars
  • Attractions: 19+
  • Destinations: 4
  • Age: 7 - 50
  • Comfort: Moderate
  • Style: Natural & Beach

Discover the island on your own, in a rental car.

Meet local people and experience their daily life.

Try some adventures on your own, but with the backup of our special-award customer support.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Welcome to Mauritius

    • Accommodation:

      La Hacienda Hotel  

    • Meals:

      None
    • Activity:

      Welcome to Mauritius! Once you have passed through immigration and collected your luggage, a warm welcome awaits in the arrivals’ hall.At the counter you will be given a short informative briefing and provided with a welcome pack including all necessary contact detail sand information on all services. Our dedicated team member will show you to your car for your transfer via the South East coast to the hotel, a lovely resort situated in the historic region of Old Grand Port, the “cradle “ of Mauritian civilization. For dinner you can discover local cuisine in nearby restaurants, where some restaurants can arrange your transport back at the hotel free of charge while others can also deliver a selection of menus.

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  • Day 2 - Discovery of the South East - Nature and History

    • Accommodation:

      La Hacienda Hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Dinner

    • Activity:

      In the morning at 9 am, your car will be delivered to you for your journey. A few minutes later your first stop will be the protected nature reserve of Ferney. This center is the best source of information about nature conservation in Mauritius. You will have an opportunity to discover the beautiful surroundings by foot, which will take approximately 45 minutes. With a bit of luck you may see one of the rarest birds in the world, the Mauritian Kestrel! If you wish, you can enjoy a free lunch at the properties restaurant. The next stop will be Mahébourg, the oldest settlement on the island where you will have the chance to visit the Naval Museum.

      After you will stop at the manioc (cassava) biscuit factory which is Unique in the world. At around 2 pm, you will drive towards the lush tropical valley of La Vanille Nature Reserve Park where you can walk through the park full of crocodiles, Giant Tortoises and other animals. Your last stop before returning back to the hotel, will be at Gris Gris; with its stunning views on the South coastwhere the Indian Ocean displays the power of nature, by crashing wave after wave relentlessly against the black cliffs.

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  • Day 3 - Drive Towards the East Coast for Some Leisure Time

    • Accommodation:

      Bleu de Toi Boutique Guesthouse  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Dinner

    • Activity:

      After leaving the room at 8.45 you will drive towards the East coast where the road will take you towards the beautiful beaches. You will be able to discover the beauty of the island alongside the coast till you reach the Grand River South East, where you will board a catamaran, and sail around the islands in the lagoon. A side trip on a small ferryboat will take you to the waterfall of Grand River South East. Experience some excellent snorkeling in the crystal clear lagoon and savor a succulent BBQ lunch on board, (including drinks). Spend the afternoon on the fine sandy beaches of the famous Ile aux Cerfs Island. After enjoying the beach, you will be transferred back to the jetty to your car. After, you will be driving towards the North coast, driving along the coastal road, until you reach a place called Pereybere - In close proximity to Grand Bay where your next night will be spent at a nice hotel.

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  • Day 4 - Discovery of the North and Capital City

    • Accommodation:

      La Mariposa  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      At 9 am you will leave the hotel and drive through Grand Bay towards the Pamplemousses. There you will see the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden- world renowned for the variety as well as the rarity of its flora species. After that, you will drive towards the capital, Port Louis. Before reaching the busy center of Port Louis you can stop at Old Fort Adelaide for beautiful views over the city and the harbor. The easiest option is to park at The Caudan Shopping Centre - a modern and elegant place where you can also find The ‘Blue Penny Museum’ which is home to the rarest stamp in the world.

      Once you finish at Caudan, you can easily walk through the busy city center which includes various interesting sites, and ends near the Central Market which is only a 10 minute walk from Caudan. You can also experience different cuisine here (at own expense). After Port Louis you will depart towards the beautiful West coast, to a town called Flic en Flac.

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  • Day 5 - Enjoy the Beauty of the South West Coast

    • Accommodation:

      Titli guest house  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      The scenic drive along the West coast via Tamarin and the Salt Pans (including a visit of the Museum), leads into the South West corner of Mauritius. After passing through Le Morne, La Prairie and Macondé, the road curves back into the mountains to the picturesque village of Chamarel. Visit the Seven-Coloured Earth and the highest waterfall (90m). Visit La Rhumerie de Chamarel, which produces some of the finest rums in the world (tasting included). You will have a choice to enjoy a delicious lunch at La Rhumerie de Chamarel (at own expense). After, the road leads up to a high plateau and the viewpoint over the Black River Gorges - home to most of the island’s endemic flora and fauna. Next, drive to the sacred lake - Grand Bassin, which is the most important place of worship for Mauritian Hindus. The final stop will be at the Trou aux Cerfs crater, with magnificent 360 views over the island. After, you will continue towards the South, to a guesthouse nearby Mahébourg.

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  • Day 6 - Departure

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Departure from the airport, and returning the car at the airport to ABC car rental.

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Accommodation

La Hacienda Hotel

Lion Mountain, Vieux Grand Port 230, Mauricius

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We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 8.3km Airports
  2. 4.4km Public Transport
  3. 4.5km Center
Why This Hotel:

Just 10.0 Km from the city center and 12.0 Km from the airport.

The hotel offers fantastic facilities, including outdoor pool, kid pool and garden.

Provides bike rental and car rental.

Bleu de Toi Boutique Guesthouse

Coastal Road, Pereybere, Mauritius

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100% satisfaction!

We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 49km Airports
  2. 0km Public Transport
  3. 3.1km Center
Why This Hotel:

Located 5 minutes' walk from Pereybere Beach.

A continental breakfast is served outside on the covered patio.

An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including cycling. 

La Mariposa

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100% satisfaction!

We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 0km Airports
  2. 0km Public Transport
  3. 0km Center
Why This Hotel:

Titli guest house

Route Royale, Riviere Des Creoles, 00230 Mahébourg, Mauritius

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100% satisfaction!

We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 4.9km Airports
  2. 0km Public Transport
  3. 2.5km Center
Why This Hotel:

The Blue Bay beach is a 15-minute drive away.

Boasting a 2500 m² fenced garden with BBQ facilities.

Each accommodation is equipped with a kitchen or kitchenette with refrigerator and a private bathroom with shower. 

    A personalized trip planner with maps and a detailed road book

    Transfers on 1 st day to the hotel

    Rental car during the stay including insurance (please note as from 4 pax, there will be 2 cars provided)

    Accommodation in a double room in 2* & 3 * small boutique hotels and self-catering properties(local standards)

    Visits, entries and shows mentioned in the program Breakfast at each accommodation until the last day

    International plane tickets

    Cancellation and repatriation insurances

    The meals during the day unless specified in the program

    Guides

    Drinks

    Options and extensions

    Rental car fuel

    Additional insurance

6 Reviews
4.7

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  • Sonny
    4.8

    Very natural and beautiful beach. Good place for hikers and divers. Went there with a local and had the opportunity to see many fishes including baby sharks while diving.

  • Shirley
    4.6

    Spent a day in east coast, lovely and peaceful, glorious beach, a very lazy day and such fun on the boat trip

  • Maryann
    5.0

    This tour is a brilliant experience. We coincidentally managed to do that and we loved it. The entire team of La Vanille nature park are so hospitable and maintain this place very well. Very heartening to see animals being treated so well and like a family!

  • Shaw
    4.7

    The site was amazing. The 7 coloured earth which is a result in millions of years of natural phenomena. Iron oxide and aluminum that repels each other results in the colours. The best part is no plants can ever grow on that spot. It's an amazing phenomenon.

  • Dionysus
    4.6

    It was amazing and unique to Mauritius. We did this on a tour - a tour I would recommend. It was nice to be away from the sea, going a little island.

  • Selby
    4.6

    We went here as part of the South of the Island tour and I was quite looking forward to seeing the seven coloured earth that everyone mentions. I was a little underwhelmed to be honest. It was nice to see it and you could walk around the edge but that was it

Service

  • Professional Guides & Drivers

    Professional Guides & Drivers

    We offer professional private tour guides with over 10-year experience, well-performed vehicles less than 5-year service life and licensed drivers with 5-year practice. Each of our employees undergoes rigorous screening before they can join our network.

  • Professional Guides & Drivers

    Well-selected Scenic spots and Hotel

    All the hotels we advised have been inspected by our team and we spend time each year to top up our knowledge on the spot. Continuing Positive feedbacks on them from former customers because of their outstanding and unique characters.

  • Professional Guides & Drivers

    Local Available 7/24

    All the hotels we advised have been inspected by our team and we spend time each year to top up our knowledge on the spot. Continuing Positive feedbacks on them from former customers because of their outstanding and unique characters.

  • Professional Guides & Drivers

    Warm Welcome Kits

    We provide the welcome kits for each customer, you will receive the SIM card, city map, a bottle of drinking water and a cool towel per guest per day for FREE. Get all first-step information and useful tips in one profile and make your first tour simple and easy.

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