8 days in Mauritius Itinerary

8 days in Mauritius Itinerary

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8 days in Mauritius Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
1
Le Morne
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h
2
Rodrigues Island
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Grand Baie
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Cape Town

1
night
Le Morne

Le Morne ©
A rugged rock crag surrounded by white-sand beaches and an emerald lagoon marks Le Morne, a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Chamarel Waterfall, delve into the lush surroundings at Ebony Forest Reserve, then contemplate the long history of The Martello Tower Museum, then stroll through Le Morne Brabant, and finally explore the activities along Underwater Waterfall. On your second day here, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Crystal Rock, see the interesting displays at Curious Corner of Chamarel, then explore the striking landscape at Seven Colored Earths, and finally stop by Rhumerie de Chamarel.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Le Morne trip maker website .

Cape Town, South Africa to Le Morne is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Mauritius Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Cape Town in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Le Morne: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Rodrigues Island.

Things to do in Le Morne

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trips

Chamarel, Chamarel Waterfall, The Martello Tower Museum
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Le Morne Brabant ©
Le Morne Brabant
Ebony Forest Reserve ©
Ebony Forest Reserve

1
night
Rodrigues Island

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.
On the 20th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, admire the striking features of St Johns Church, then look for gifts at Care-Co, then indulge your taste buds at Marche de Port Mathurin, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale St Gabriel.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rodrigues Island attractions planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Le Morne to Rodrigues Island in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Rodrigues Island

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Cathédrale St Gabriel ©
Cathédrale St Gabriel

4
nights
Grand Baie

Grand Baie ©
Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
Head to L'Aventure du Sucre and Central Marketfor plenty of shopping. Visiting Trou aux Cerfs and Mont Choisy Beach will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Grand Baie side-trips: Jewish Detainees Museum and Saint Martin Jewish Cemetery (in Bambous), Port Louis (Blue Penny Museum & Citadel) and Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche (in Bel Air). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Ile aux Cerfs, kick back and relax at La Cuvette Public Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Phare d'Albion, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Grand Baie travel route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Rodrigues Island to Grand Baie in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Grand Baie can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mauritius, Port Louis, Pamplemousses, Jewish Detainees Museum and Saint Martin Jewish Cemetery, Mont Choisy Beach
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Trou aux Cerfs ©
Trou aux Cerfs
Ile aux Cerfs ©
Ile aux Cerfs
SSR Botanic Garden ©
SSR Botanic Garden

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