8 days in Mauritius Itinerary

8 days in Mauritius Itinerary

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8 days in Mauritius Itinerary

Start: Port Elizabeth
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Grand Baie
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Chamarel
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Port Elizabeth

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Flic en Flac Beach (in Flic En Flac), Casela World of Adventures (in Cascavelle) and The Crown Lodge (in Port Louis). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at SSR Botanic Garden, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get engrossed in the history at L'Aventure du Sucre, and look for gifts at Galerie Francoise Vrot.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Grand Baie online attractions planner .

Port Elizabeth, South Africa to Grand Baie is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Port Elizabeth to Grand Baie, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Grand Baie is somewhat warmer than Port Elizabeth - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Chamarel.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Port Louis, Pamplemousses, Ile aux Cerfs, Nature Photo Gallery Moka Mauritius, Flic en Flac Beach
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:
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Ile aux Cerfs ©
Ile aux Cerfs
SSR Botanic Garden ©
SSR Botanic Garden
Casela World of Adventures ©
Casela World of Adventures

3
nights
Chamarel

Chamarel ©
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chamarel: La Vanille Nature Park (in Riviere des Anguilles) and Heritage Nature Reserve (in Bel Ombre). There's lots more to do: stroll through Seven Colored Earths, explore the striking landscape of Black River Gorges National Park, pause for some photo ops at International Slave Route Monument, and admire the sheer force of Chamarel Waterfall.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Chamarel attractions planning app .

Traveling by car from Grand Baie to Chamarel takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Chamarel can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chamarel

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mauritius, Heritage Nature Reserve, La Vanille Nature Park, International Slave Route Monument, Le Dernier Comptoir
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:
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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

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