53 days in Mauritius & Seychelles Itinerary

53 days in Mauritius & Seychelles Itinerary

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53 days in Mauritius & Seychelles Itinerary

Start: Chamarel, Mauritius
1
Chamarel, Mauritius
— 8 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Rodrigues Island, Mauritius
— 8 nights
Fly + Drive:  3 h
3
Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 9 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 10 nights
Ferry:  30 min
5
La Digue Island, Seychelles
— 9 nights
Ferry + Drive:  2 h
6
Baie Lazare, Seychelles
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Chamarel, Mauritius

8
nights
Chamarel, Mauritius

Chamarel ©
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Le Morne Brabant and Les 7 Cascades. Attractions like Le Morne Beach and Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chamarel: Souillac (Gris Gris Beach & Robert Edward Hart Memorial Museum), The Mauritius Glass Gallery (in Phoenix) and Heritage Nature Reserve (in Bel Ombre). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Ile des Deux Cocos, stroll through Black River Gorges National Park, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at La Vallee des Couleurs.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chamarel trip planner .

If you are flying in from Mauritius, the closest major airport is Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport. December in Chamarel sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Rodrigues Island.

Things to do in Chamarel

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mauritius, Le Morne, Riviere Noire, Bel Ombre, Vacoas
Highlights from your plan
Le Morne Brabant ©
Le Morne Brabant
Ebony Forest Reserve ©
Ebony Forest Reserve
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park

8
nights
Rodrigues Island, Mauritius

Rodrigues Island ©
Flung far out in the middle of the Indian Ocean, rocky Rodrigues Island sits in a turquoise lagoon surrounded by a fringing coral reef.
Escape the urban bustle at Francois Leguat Giant Tortoise and Cave Reserve and Scuba & Snorkeling. Discover out-of-the-way places like Trou d'Argent Beach and Grand Montagne Nature Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Île aux Cocos, admire the natural beauty at Jardin des 5 Sens, look for gifts at Care-Co, and indulge your taste buds at Marche de Port Mathurin.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rodrigues Island trip planner .

Fly from Chamarel to Rodrigues Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Rodrigues Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You will leave for Grand Baie on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Rodrigues Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Trou d'Argent Beach ©
Trou d'Argent Beach
Francois Leguat Reserve ©
Francois Leguat Reserve
Île aux Cocos ©
Île aux Cocos

9
nights
Grand Baie, Mauritius

Grand Baie ©
Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mont Choisy Beach and Plage de Trou aux Biches. Museum-lovers will appreciate Chateau De Labourdonnais and Patrick Mavros Atelier. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Baie: Tamarin Falls (in Curepipe), Moka (Nature Photo Gallery Moka Mauritius & Martin Beffert Jewellery Design) and Ile Plate Beach (in Cap Malheureux). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at La Cuvette Public Beach, play a few rounds at Tamarina Golf Club, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Belle Mare Beach.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Baie online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Rodrigues Island to Grand Baie in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Grand Baie can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Praslin Island.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Flic En Flac, Moka, Mont Choisy, Cap Malheureux, Belle Mare Beach
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Trou aux Biches ©
Plage de Trou aux Biches
Mont Choisy Beach ©
Mont Choisy Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

10
nights
Praslin Island, Seychelles

Praslin Island ©
Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Visiting Anse Lazio and Fond Ferdinand will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Galerie Passerose and Praslin Museum. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Cote d’Or Beach, stroll through Anse Kerlan Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Curieuse Island.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Praslin Island attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Grand Baie to Praslin Island takes 5 hours. In January in Praslin Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to La Digue Island.

Things to do in Praslin Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Cousin
Highlights from your plan
Petite Anse Kerlan ©
Petite Anse Kerlan
Cote d’Or Beach ©
Cote d’Or Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

9
nights
La Digue Island, Seychelles

La Digue Island ©
La Digue Island remains a relatively unknown vacation destination, offering very few tourist facilities and an exotic though largely undeveloped coastline.
We've included these beaches for you: Anse Coco Beach and Anse Patates Beach. Family-friendly places like Petite Anse and Spiagge di Anse Marron will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Coco Island, kick back and relax at Anse Pierrot Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Union Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the La Digue Island itinerary planner.

La Digue Island is just a stone's throw from Praslin Island. January in La Digue Island sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C at night. You'll set off for Baie Lazare on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in La Digue Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Anse Source D'Argent ©
Anse Source D'Argent
Spiagge di Anse Marron ©
Spiagge di Anse Marron
Anse Coco Beach ©
Anse Coco Beach

8
nights
Baie Lazare, Seychelles

Baie Lazare ©
Baie Lazare is an administrative district of Seychelles located on the island of Mahé. Explore hidden gems such as Anse Intendance and Anse Takamaka Beach. Get outdoors at Petite Anse and Copolia Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Baie Lazare side-trips: Beau Vallon Beach (in Beau Vallon), Eglise de Saint Roch (in Bel Ombre) and Victoria (Morne Blanc, Yve's Souvenir Cachee, & more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Anse Royale beach, view the masterpieces at Michael Adams Paintings Studio, tour the pleasant surroundings at Port Glaud Lagoon, and head off the coast to Moyenne Island.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Baie Lazare travel route planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from La Digue Island to Baie Lazare in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight. February in Baie Lazare sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baie Lazare

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mahe Island, Victoria, Anse Royal Public Market, Eglise de Saint Roch, Beau Vallon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Anse Takamaka Beach ©
Anse Takamaka Beach
Petite Anse ©
Petite Anse
Anse Intendance ©
Anse Intendance

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