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Trip Starting From: Chamarel
Unlike the rest of the island, the southern end of Mauritius has some darker and earthier vibes and you will be seeing all of it on this southern Mauritius tour. The tour will take you to places that have a bit of historical and spiritual significance. This is a unique tour in Mauritius and will give you a very different experience than what travellers usually get.
What to Expect
Visit the island's biggest ship model factory
Visit the Historic Marine, which is famous for being the biggest ship model factory in Mauritius. The factory is centuries-old and still preserves the old techniques of shipbuilding. It is a great place to travel back in time.
Visit the southern Mauritian tip of Gris Gris
Different from the beautiful emerald beaches in the north, the southern tip of Mauritius is gilded by Gris Gris. It is home to fierce waves & charcoal cliffs, as well as the wave-cut Pont Naturel.
Enjoy glass-bottom boat trip and snorkelling
You will also be stopping at Blue Bay which is home to colourful aquatic life. Enjoy glass-bottom boat ride and snorkelling at this place. These activities will give you an amazing view of the vibrant aquatic life.
Visit Grand Basin & Trou aux Cerfs volcano
You will be taken to Trou & Cerfs which is a dormant volcano surrounded by lush green tropical forest located in Curepipe. Then you will be going to the Grand Basin which is also known as Ganga Talao. It is a crater lake located in a secluded mountain region and is a sacred lake and a pilgrimage site for Hindus. It is surrounded by shrines and temples including the highest statue in Mauritius, the elegant 33 meters tall Shiva.
Know Before You Go
Hotel Pick Up for South Island Tour Mauritius:
Time: Approximately 8:30am
Exact pick up time will be displayed on your voucher upon booking confirmation
Drop off for South Island Tour Mauritius:
Time: 5:00 PM
Drop off time will depend on the location of your hotel
- Child ticket: Ages 4-9
- Infant ages 0-3 can travel for free with a
Insider Tips for South Island Tour Mauritius
- Experience Grand Bassin two ways: with devotees making their pilgrimage throughout end-February to March, or during other, quieter months in the air
- To thank your friendly guides, gratuities of approximately USD5 for the driver and USD5 per person for the tour guide is the average rate in Mauritius paying adult
8:30am pick up from hotel
Visit to Trou aux Cerfs
Explore Grand Bassin (The Sacred Lake)
Visit Le Port, the biggest ship model factory
Trip to Gris Gris
Lunch at Escale Des Isles (Creole Menu)
Visit Pont Naturel
Activities at Blue Bay (glass-bottom boat trip and snorkeling)
5:00pm return to hotel
Please note: drop off time will depend on your hotel's location
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