16 days in Madagascar, Mauritius & Seychelles Itinerary

16 days in Madagascar, Mauritius & Seychelles Itinerary

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Chamarel, Mauritius
— 2 nights
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Pamplemousses, Mauritius
— 2 nights
Drive to Mauritius, Fly to Praslin Island
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Praslin Island, Seychelles
— 3 nights
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Victoria, Seychelles
— 2 nights
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Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 2 nights
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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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Chamarel, Mauritius — 2 nights

The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
On the 2nd (Tue), contemplate the long history of The Martello Tower Museum, examine the collection at Curious Corner of Chamarel, take in the dramatic natural features at Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark, then admire the sheer force of Chamarel Waterfall, and finally take a peaceful walk through Ebony Forest Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Le Dernier Comptoir, explore the striking landscape of Black River Gorges National Park, and then look for gifts at Rhumerie de Chamarel.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Chamarel road trip website.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Chamarel is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuwait City to Chamarel. In August, Chamarel is much colder than Kuwait City - with highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Pamplemousses.
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Pamplemousses, Mauritius — 2 nights

Experience a region where wilderness comes neatly packaged in Pamplemousses District, where many of the attractions showcase the natural world in easily digestible portions.
On the 4th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Nature Photo Gallery Moka Mauritius, appreciate the history behind Pere Laval's Shrine, look for gifts at A Pinch of Salt, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaylasson Temple, then make a trip to Jummah Mosque, and finally learn insider's secrets on L'Aventure du Sucre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Blue Penny Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche, and then head off the coast to Ile aux Cerfs.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pamplemousses route builder app.

You can drive from Chamarel to Pamplemousses in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Pamplemousses can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Praslin Island.
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Praslin Island, Seychelles — 3 nights

Home to some of the Seychelles' finest beaches, Praslin Island offers visitors more than just sand and sea.
Praslin Island is known for beaches, nature, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, view the masterpieces at Rita's Art Sudio & Gallery, explore the galleries of Galerie Passerose, and kick back and relax at Anse Lazio.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Praslin Island trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Pamplemousses to Praslin Island by combination of car and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Pamplemousses in August; daily highs in Praslin Island reach 34°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can fly to Victoria.
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Victoria, Seychelles — 2 nights

Victoria is the capital city of Seychelles and is situated on the north-eastern side of Mahé island, the archipelago's main island. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): kick back and relax at Anse Intendance and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Beau Vallon Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Seychelles National Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Victoria online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Praslin Island to Victoria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Victoria can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to fly to Nosy Be.
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Nosy Be, Madagascar — 2 nights

The island of Nosy Be, off the coast of Madagascar, remains the country's premier beach getaway renowned for its tranquil ambience, pristine shoreline, and year-round warm weather.
On the 11th (Thu), stroll through Lokobe Nature Special Reserve and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Passot and then step off the mainland to explore Nosy Sakatia.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nosy Be trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Victoria to Nosy Be in 19 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Victoria to Nosy Be is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Nosy Be when traveling from Victoria in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Antananarivo.
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Antananarivo, Madagascar — 3 nights

Surrounded by verdant rice paddies, Madagascar's capital and the country's commercial and cultural hub, Antananarivo boasts a rich history and heritage, evident in its numerous historic buildings, colonial-era neighborhoods, and archaeological museums.
On the 13th (Sat), get to know the resident critters at Croc Farm, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambohimanga, then don't miss a visit to Independence Avenue, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rova - Le Palais de la Reine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tsimbazaza Zoo and then walk around Lemurs' Park.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Antananarivo travel route builder app.

Traveling by flight from Nosy Be to Antananarivo takes 4 hours. In August, Antananarivo is slightly colder than Nosy Be - with highs of 26°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.
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Mauritius travel guide

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Beaches · Islands · Scuba & Snorkeling
Island of Rainbows and Shooting Stars
A small but surprisingly multicultural island in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius sits just east of Madagascar and offers a white-sand coastline lapped by sapphire waters. The contrasts of colors, tastes, and cultures here makes a vacation in Mauritius richly rewarding, with plenty to do along the coast and deeper inland. A tour of Mauritius usually includes long stops at the island's beaches, which serve as launching points for deep-sea fishing trips, dolphin-watching excursions, and scuba diving adventures. Farther away from the water, you can discover a paradise for hikers and nature lovers. Mauritius is made for explorations on foot, with several volcanic summits and a large national park sheltering abundant species of indigenous plants and birds.
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Seychelles travel guide

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Beaches · Forests · Islands
Luxury to please visitors with deep pockets and scenery to astound the eye and warm the soul--that's Seychelles in a nutshell. The coastal areas boast a number of upscale beach resorts, with the fine sands and bright blue sea drawing visitors from distant corners of the world. The matriarchal culture that predominates in most households around the archipelago represents a fascinating cultural quirk to learn about during holidays in Seychelles, while the tropical rhythms of the local Creole folk music set the pace of everyday life.
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Madagascar travel guide

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Nature & Parks · National Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling
Red Island
Madagascar deserves its reputation as a nature lover's paradise--around 5 percent of the world's plant and animal species are endemic to this island. Lemurs and rainforests, karst landscapes and rich red soil steal the headlines and remain among tops reasons to take a trip to Madagascar. The cultural diversity of the population also provides plenty of intrigue and interest, with distinctive ceremonies, unusual sports, and a varied cuisine all highlights of active, enriching Madagascan itineraries.
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