8 days in Mauritius Itinerary

8 days in Mauritius Itinerary

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8 days in Mauritius Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Chamarel
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Belle Mare
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Grand Baie
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Cape Town

1
night
Chamarel

Chamarel ©
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
On the 19th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Chamarel Waterfall, delve into the lush surroundings at Ebony Forest Reserve, take in the dramatic natural features at Seven Colored Earths, then examine the collection at Curious Corner of Chamarel, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Le Dernier Comptoir. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Black River Gorges National Park and then stop by Rhumerie de Chamarel.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Chamarel trip itinerary planner .

Cape Town, South Africa to Chamarel is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Mauritius Time (MUT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Cape Town in May, expect Chamarel to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Belle Mare.

Things to do in Chamarel

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mauritius, Le Dernier Comptoir
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Ebony Forest Reserve ©
Ebony Forest Reserve
Seven Colored Earths ©
Seven Colored Earths
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park

3
nights
Belle Mare

Belle Mare ©
Set on Mauritius' east coast, the glittering white beaches and blue waters of Belle Mare entice visitors from all over the world.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Belle Mare: Anahita Golf Club (in Beau Champ) and Sophie Nature Walk (in Vacoas). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Ile aux Cerfs, race across the water with a speed boat tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Belle Mare online vacation planner .

Getting from Chamarel to Belle Mare by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Belle Mare can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Belle Mare

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sagar Shiv Mandir, Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche, Sophie Nature Walk, Spas, Anahita Golf Club
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Ile aux Cerfs ©
Ile aux Cerfs
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas

2
nights
Grand Baie

Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Mont Choisy Beach, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in nature's colorful creations at SSR Botanic Garden. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Le Rendez-Vous, then get engrossed in the history at Blue Penny Museum, and then try your luck at The Crown Lodge.

Before you visit Grand Baie, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Belle Mare to Grand Baie in an hour. May in Grand Baie sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Port Louis, Scuba & Snorkeling, SSR Botanic Garden, Mont Choisy Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
SSR Botanic Garden ©
SSR Botanic Garden
The Crown Lodge ©
The Crown Lodge

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