Discover the East

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Discover the East

Mauritius’ diversity at its best

bedIncludes
7 nights in an
eco-lodge
experiences4 experiences
Biking, snorkeling, hiking & culture
priceAs from
€ 890 pp
daysLength proposed
7 days
*custom-made to your needs
coupleGreat for
Friends & families

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Mountain biking

    Mountain biking through beaches and Bras d’Eau National Park

    This adventurous ride takes you from the striking beaches of Roches Noires to the ones of Poste Lafayette; continuing down the coast, you will cross through the Bras d’Eau National Park, a beautiful endemic forest, and re-enter the village of Roches Noires through the old rail-way paths. You will stop for a break and energy intake, but the adventure is not over yet – your guides will provide you lanterns for a short underground hike in the lava tubes of Roches Noires (a true secret gem!). This 3 in 1 experience is a total must-try to discover Mauritius’ diversity and dynamism.

    • Half day excursion (9:00 – 12:30)
    • Easy – medium level
    • Includes local energy snacks & refreshments

  • SUP & snorkel

    Snorkeling near Dalblair shipwreck and the Blue Bay Marine Park

    We invite you to spend the day in the South-East, where you’ll be taken for a fantastic snorkeling trip around a shipwreck dating from in 1902. You will learn about the different kinds of corals in the Bay guided by a certified Marine Guide, a graduate from the Environmental Practices Training imparted by the NGO Eco-Sud. If the weather is favorable, you will come back from your session on a stand up paddle board (SUP), and be welcome back to land with a rewarding authentic Mauritian lunch facing the sea. You are invited to spend the day in the beautiful beach of Pointe d’Esny and make use of all the Boathouse equipment to enjoy the Blue Bay Marine Park.

    • Full day experience (10:00 – 16:30)
    • Easy level
    • Includes guided snorkeling and SUP trip | Free use: kayaks, laser sailboat
    • Includes a 3 course Mauritian meal (excluding drinks)

  • Cultural tour

    Discovering a traditional fishermen village, the sweet life of Poudre d’Or

    Nestled between the sea and sugarcane fields, Poudre d’Or is a charming place. You will wait for the
    pirogues coming back ashore with freshly-caught fish on the old jetty and talk to a fisherman braiding his bamboo fish traps. Exploring the different places of worship of the village, you will witness firsthand the fascinating spiritual realities of the island. To finish on a high note, tea will be served in an extraordinary place, a well-kept secret!

    • Half day tour (9:00 – 12:00)
    • Biking and walking tour
    • Groups of 2 – 6 people
    • Available on Tuesdays & Thursdays
    • Inc. a water bottle and typical snacks

  • Mountain hike

    Hiking the Lion Mountain

    For beautiful views of the piercing blue eastern lagoon and the first port of Mauritius (Mahébourg). This shaded hike only gets better as you go higher – its technicality makes it one of our favorite hikes around.

    • Half day excursion (9:00 – 12:30)
    • Medium – hard level
    • Out and back trail

YOUR CONSCIOUS ACCOMMODATION:

  • Eco-lodge

    Otentic eco-tent experience

    The best representation of eco-conscious accommodation in Mauritius. Otentic’s infrastructure is 100% moveable, lowering their environmental impact to the maximum. Their furniture is mostly sourced from upcycled materials such as old doors, pallets and potato boxes; nonetheless, you can expect dry and cozy nights thanks to the well-equipped, elevated and protected tents. Enjoy an array of ecotourism activities in this privileged location nestled between mountain and river, in the most traditional coast of Mauritius. Every tent has capacity for 5 people (1 double bed + 3 individual beds) and its price includes breakfast and in-site activities such as:

    • Stand up paddle cruises in Grand Rivière Sud-Est
    • Mountain bikes to explore the area
    • Daily shuttle boat to Ile aux Cerfs

HOW YOUR TRIP BENEFITS THE LOCAL COMMUNITY:

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