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Mauritius

The garden chosen to rest on the sea, where the sea sings and birds sleep...Paul Jean Toulet; poet, Mauritius truly is a garden covered with fields broken by shady valleys and azure mountains. Botanical enthusiasts will revel as the variety of palms, hibiscus varieties and tropical plants found here in the public and private gardens that dot the landscape.

 

Mauritius

Birders find paradise present and past with legendary birds such as the dodo and solitaire. The marine landscape, a fisherman and divers delight, boasts kilometers of coastline, a sea full of fish, bounded by reefs which harbor endless coral populations. Countless varieties of fish bombard the eye. This land so far away has brought many cultures to live together in harmony. So, join us in the sand where the sea sings and bird sleep.

The North
Discover a shopping and leisure paradise in Grand Bay with lovely beaches at nearby Pereybere. The largest variety of tropical fruit trees and exotic flowers are abundant as you hike or mountain bike through this picturesque region.

The East
Belle Mare Beach offers precious stretches of beach to enjoy the warm Mauritian waters in this tranquil environment. A paradise for water sports Ile aux Cerfs has a beautiful beach on this tiny island just off the mainland, is a pearl of the landscape. As you explore the lovely villages don't miss the Flacq market - the country's largest very colorful open market.

The South-East
The La Vanille Reserve des Mascareignes hosts a variety of flora and fauna; not to be missed are the giant tortoises and Nile Crocks, as well as the insectarium boasting butterflies from different regions of the world. This area of small seaside resorts on rugged coastline are also home to main fishing villages and the eco-friendly Ile aux Aigrettes which hosts a few of the worlds rarest birds including the rare Pink Pigeon, and the Kestrel. Also don't miss the Green Gecko Pselsuma and the Aldabra giant tortoise.
The West
A unique sight along this part of the Mauritian coastline, are the black and long beaked dolphins who have chosen Tamarin Bay as their home. A winding road leads from Case Noyale village to the colored earths of Chamerel; an undulating landscape of different and contrasting shades and colors. The different shades of blue, green, red and yellow are thought to be the result of erosion of the volcanic ash. Here the neighboring waterfalls of Chamarel rise from the moors, a sight of rare beauty. Casela is a local bird park with more than 140 species from all over the world.

Inland
The tea route will take you through traditional Mauritius from Bois Cheri factory to the anthurium greenhouses and vanilla plantations. The Gana Talao - Grand Basin natural lakes rest whin an extinct volanco and is also an important pilgrimage sight for many Mauritians of Hindu faith. The Black River Gorges national park protects the islands remaining native orests where you can enjoy magnificent landscapes. Other inland areas include Eureka and olde Creole residence, Trou aux Cerfs crater to name a few.

Main Cities
Port Louis Rios, Curepipe