9 days in Mauritius Itinerary

9 days in Mauritius Itinerary

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9 days in Mauritius Itinerary

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

2
nights
Chamarel

Chamarel ©
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Step out of the city life by going to Trou aux Cerfs and Black River Gorges National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chamarel: Alexandra Falls (in Union Park) and Flic en Flac Beach (in Flic En Flac). The adventure continues: make a trip to Seven Colored Earths, steep yourself in history at The Martello Tower Museum, stop by Rhumerie de Chamarel, and explore the striking landscape at Le Morne Brabant.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Chamarel sightseeing planner .

Cape Town, South Africa to Chamarel is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Mauritius Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Chamarel when traveling from Cape Town in December, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Chamarel

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Le Morne, Mauritius, The Martello Tower Museum, Flic en Flac Beach, Alexandra Falls
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Trou aux Cerfs ©
Trou aux Cerfs
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park

5
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.
Visiting Ile aux Cerfs and Pereybere Beach will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Mont Choisy Beach and Ile Plate Beach. Explore Grand Baie's surroundings by going to Port Louis (Blue Penny Museum & The Photographic Museum) and Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche (in Bel Air). And it doesn't end there: deepen your understanding of the past and present with L'Aventure du Sucre, contemplate the long history of Maison Eureka, stop by Studio 44 Mauritius, and take in nature's colorful creations at SSR Botanic Garden.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Baie tour itinerary maker website .

Getting from Chamarel to Grand Baie by car takes about 1.5 hours. December in Grand Baie sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Port Louis, Pamplemousses, Mauritius, Ile Plate Beach, Chateau De Labourdonnais
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L'Aventure du Sucre ©
L'Aventure du Sucre
Ile aux Cerfs ©
Ile aux Cerfs
SSR Botanic Garden ©
SSR Botanic Garden

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