12 day Off the beaten track honeymoon Mauritius – self drive

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12 days
Self Drive
Port Louis - Port Louis
Mauritius
Min Age : N/A
Max People : 4
Tour Details

This is an off the beaten track honeymoon to the beautiful island of Mauritius. It can also just be a romantic getaway for 2. This is a complete Mauritius experience where you discover several parts of the island. 

You will have plenty of relaxing time to enjoy the beaches and each other but also some pre booked excursions. Including a boat tour to the island of  Ile aux Cerfs which lies off Trou d’Eau Douce in the largest lagoon of Mauritius and offers 87 hectares of luxuriant vegetation and preserved, white, sandy beaches. You will also enjoy a botanical coastal trek & visit to a Permaculture Garden, a guided hike to Eau Bleue Waterfalls, a beach clean-op (optional), a full day cruising the authentic south-east coast on a catamaran, Guided hike up Le Morne Brabant, wine tasting, Tamarin River cruise on stand up paddle, scuba diving and street food tour. Doesn’t is just sound devine? 

Detailed Itinerary

Highlights

You will have plenty of relaxing time to enjoy the beaches and each other but also some pre booked excursions. Including a boat tour to the island of  Ile aux Cerfs which lies off Trou d’Eau Douce in the largest lagoon of Mauritius and offers 87 hectares of luxuriant vegetation and preserved, white, sandy beaches. You will also enjoy a botanical coastal trek & visit to a Permaculture Garden, a guided hike to Eau Bleue Waterfalls, a beach clean-op (optional), a full day cruising the authentic south-east coast on a catamaran, Guided hike up Le Morne Brabant, wine tasting, Tamarin River cruise on stand up paddle, scuba diving and street food tour. Doesn’t is just sound devine? 

Departure & Return Location

Port Louis – Port Louis

Departure time

Any time

Included

  • Nissan Micra or similar (Automatic): Automatic drive; Air conditioning; 4 passengers; 2 large luggage; Unlimited mileage; Collision Damage Waiver; Personal Accident Insurance; Theft protection. Our service benefits include a comprehensive insurance cover with either partial or total cover; delivery & collection service 7 days a week; 24hr roadside service and optional services such as GPS upon request.
  • 4 nights in Private Tente at Otentic Eco-Tent (East): Includes breakfast + dinner + shuttle to Ile aux Cerfs, mountain bikes and kayaks
  • 3 nights in Sea View Pool Suite at Lakaz Chamarel (South-West): Includes breakfast + dinner, 3 daily shuttle to Le Morne Beach
  • 4 nights in Sea-View en Suite Room at Le Sakoa Hotel (North): Includes breakfast
  • 5 half-day & 4 full day activities with English speaking guides.
  • Reservation Costs
  • Travel App with offline access to itinerary & directions
  • PDF of itinerary and directions
  • 24/7 assistance
  • Coverage Guarantee Fund

Excluded

  • All flights (bookable on request)
  • Upgrades accommodation available on request
  • Activities and entrance & conservation fees for parks and attractions
  • Fuel
  • travel- and cancellation insurance
  • Visa
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips
  • Meet & greet upon arrival

Extras/upgrades

  • Accommodation upgrade
  • Extra nights
  • Pre-booking of optional activitities
Itinerary

Day 1Grand River South East

Check in at Otentic Eco-Tent, spend the next couple of days relaxing.

Otentic eco-tent Glamping experience in the most eco-conscious and original way. Expect dry and cozy nights thanks to the well-equipped and elevated tents, and enjoy a detoxicating, romantic stay away from everyone and everything.
The tents here run with power & water provided from natural resources, and meals are a 100% vegetarian, sourced
from the organic garden.

Dag 2Grand River South East

Day 2 you do a Botanical coastal trek & Visit to a Permaculture Garden

A slice of untouched heaven. Your host will invite you for a beautiful coastal trek that will fascinate you with 6 kms of unspoiled beaches and coastal forests: the perfect balance between an adventurous and sandy escape. Gael will then invite you to his permaculture food forest in Deux Bras, where he will treat you for a fresh and organic lunch sourced with fruits & veggies from the garden.
· 10:00 – 16:30 | Low intensity | Group of 6 ppl max.
·Bio agriculture | Community based tourism

Day 3Grand River South East

Guided hike to Eau Bleue Waterfalls

JB, your local guide, invites you to discover Eau Bleue Waterfalls in a private hike. This is a truly magical place at the south-east of Mauritius, where a set of 4 hidden waterfalls follow the river. The water is blue and bright as a pair of baby eyes, and the atmosphere filled with a special charm. Your guide will explain you about the tropical flora of the place and good swimmers are welcome to enjoy a refreshing jump in the main waterfall.
· 10:00 – 13:00 | Low intensity | Private excursion
· My Green Trip kit provided for debris clean up (optional)

Day 4Chamarel

Full day cruising the authentic south-east coast

Set sail for a complete day on board a spacious and newly refurbished catamaran. Grilled shrimps, bubbly and our famous macerated rum will accompany you through the day as you discover one of the best snorkeling spots on the east coast, isolated islets, a lush waterfall and more! Wave the sun goodbye from the large and comfortable trampoline of the catamaran, as you party your way back to the embarkation point in Mahébourg.
· 10:30 – 18:00 | Inc. copious BBQ lunch and free-flow drinks
· Authentic discovery of the south-east coast and its islets

Day 5Chamarel

Drive to Check-in at Lakaz Chamarel.
Day at leisure

This luxury eco lodge is ideal for couples looking for a peaceful escape while enjoying the authenticity of Mauritius.
Within its sanctuary you will find your daily dose of morning yoga, sauna & massage, plus the loveliest views over the western lagoon. 3 daily shuttles can bring you to Le Morne beach.
· Inc. breakfast and dinner

Day 6Chamarel

Guided hike up Le Morne Brabant

The best way to admire the famous “underwater waterfall” from the heights, while experiencing Mauritius’ history of freedom and sacrifice.
· 09:00 – 12:00 | High intensity
· My Green Trip kit provided for debris clean up (optional)

Day 7Trou-Aux-Biches

Litchi wine tasting
Sunset Tamarin River Cruise on a stand up paddle

Mauritian litchi wine tasting
Somewhere between the West of the Sun and the East of the Moon, authentic litchi wine is being crafted artisanally. During your visit to this boutique winery you will learn about the elaboration process and enjoy a tasting of Mauritius’ unique and organic wine made of litchis.
· 1 hour | Private guided tour
· Support locally produced wine and art

Tamarin River cruise on stand up paddle
Discover the secret corners of the Tamarin River, it’s flora and fauna, on a smooth and romantic sunset cruise during the golden hour. At the end of the excursion, your local guide will invite you for a drink on the lively beach to wave the sun goodbye.
· 7:30 – 11:30 | Low intensity
· Brief beach clean-up (optional)

Day 8Troux-Aux-Biches

Check-in at le Sakoa Hotel, rest of the day at leisure

Le Sakoa Hotel
An intimate boutique hotel, based in one of the most beautiful beaches of the North coast of Mauritius: Trou aux Biches. Enjoy relaxed days by the pool, beach, bar and restaurant, or take on little adventures with their free water sports in the calm lagoon. At a short distance you’ll find everything you need: from ATMs to lively restaurants, pharmacy, diving centres and bus stop.

Day 9Trou-Aux-Biches

Scuba-diving in the north

Water activities at Trou aux Biches Beach
Enjoy the complimentary array of water activities offered by your Boutique Hotel. Just book them in advance at the Reception the same morning or one day before.
· 9:00 – 16:30: Stand up paddle, kayak & pedalo, water skiing and wakeboard
· 10:00 – 11:00 | 14:00 – 15:00: Snorkeling trips

Scuba diving in Mauritius’ North coast
Discover the underwater world of Mauritius with our eco-conscious friends. Our trusted Partner is a PADI 5 Star & Green Star certified Dive Center with the mission to promote awareness in ocean conservation and reef protection, which is one of the many reasons we choose to collaborate with them. Expect all shapes of corals, playful anemones and staring colorful fish. Includes diving Insurance and equipment.
· 8:30 or 10:00 | Medium intensity
· Respectful appreciation of corals & marine species

Day 10Trou-Aux-Biches

Historical & gastronomical street food Tour in Port Louis

Historical & street-food Tour of Port louis
Learn about Mauritius’ eclectic history and the blend of cultures in our island by sampling typical street food snacks from different backgrounds. Steamed dumplings in their hot broth, roti filled with spiced curry and, gato pima, the unbeatable deep fried chilli-cakes.
· 9:00 – 12:00 | Groups of 6 ppl max.
· Cultural heritage preservation

Day 11Trou-Aux-Biches

Day at leisure

Day 12End of Itinerary

Check-out from le Sakoa Hotel (North) | Free day
Drop-off car at the Airport
Departure from Mauritius

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