Mauritius Conscious Travel is a boutique travel company dedicated to creating bespoke sustainable trips in the Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius, Rodrigues and Reunion.
Each traveller’s quest for wanderlust takes singular forms and experiences – unique to the traveller, that is why all our trips are bespoke. Our itineraries will take you through the path less travelled in Mauritius, Rodrigues and Reunion island, to lifetime encounters and landscapes that will leave you in awe by their beauty.
The Story of our founders
It all began in 2015 in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates when Romina & Gerald met while they were both pursuing their professional careers in hospitality.
Both have a passion for hospitality and travel with a different professional background, Romina is an expert in sustainability and Gerald a digital marketer. One day while sharing their vision for their passion and how they would like to make a difference in our world, an idea was born.
Gerald is born and raised in Mauritius, since his early age he has been exposed to the tourism industry. Throughout the years he has seen how Mauritius was growing as a world renowned destination for its beautiful resorts, pristine beaches and pretty much that it.
As a local he knew there was more Mauritius could offer to a traveller. He wanted to introduce Mauritius to the travellers as a local friend would do, the authentic way so that they too could see all the beauty in nature, traditions and landscapes that only locals know.
Sustainability is more than an expertise that Romina has, it’s her life passion. Since her childhood she was introduced to the bases of holistic living through her father, Roberto Tello who was an Agronomist to the United Nations FAO programme.
She wanted to make a genuine impact on the world through something she is passionate about. Being in the travel and hospitality industry she naturally felt drawn to that impact there. Putting together what both of them wanted was the start of the idea of a travel company that would make travellers discover a destination in a sustainable and authentic way
That destination was Mauritius, to begin with…
Carbon Compensated Trips
All our trips are 100% carbon compensated. We calculate the carbon footprint of your trip including your flights, transfers and car rental. Mauritius Conscious invests the money of the carbon offset into a solar farm in Mauritius.
The solar farm is part of the few existing initiatives in Mauritius to reduce the country’s dependency on fossil fuel.
A Trip for A Trip
Many of the young Mauritian girls and boys do not know their own country’s forests, waterfalls, mountains and coasts.
We work for a destination that locals get to enjoy as much as travelers do. For each trip booked with us we dedicate a portion of the revenue to sponsor local kids to discover their own Island.
For every person booking a trip with Mauritius Conscious, a local kid from disadvantaged backgrounds gets a full-day outing somewhere they haven’t been before.
All Mauritius Conscious holiday providers have been assessed with our Conscious Travel Assessment: an evaluation demanding evidence of their usual practices and engagements, with the aim to validate their efforts towards sustainability.
Through our site-visits, businesses are examined in 12 different criteria concerning their direct operations, covering environmental, social, economic, ethical and authenticity aspects.
All in all, a Conscious Partner strives to offer a better place to live in, for locals and for travelers. Distinguish them around Mauritius with their Conscious Travel Seals:
OUR CONSCIOUS COMMITMENTS
Every trip we plan is unique in its own way, but one thing they all have in common is their anchor to our Sustainable Travel Policy; the set of values, guidelines and strategies that shape all our experiences. These are some of the things that make us different:
1. We are committed to offer authentic holiday products with a direct link to Mauritian culture, heritage or history.
2. We are committed to offer CO2-free alternatives to commercial tourist activities along with public transport routes to reach them, as part of our carbon offsetting plan.
3. We are committed to defend animal welfare, discarding activities depriving animals from their natural rights (walk with lions, crocodile park) or invasive to their natural habitats (swim with dolphins).
4. We are committed to shape conscious trips that destine a minimum of 15% of the revenue generated to local micro-enterprises or NGOs.
5. We are committed to promote a conscious network composed of at least an 80% of small and medium enterprises (max. 250 employees) set up independently and run by the local community.
We had a great time in Mauritius, thanks to Romina, who is one of the few travel agents that actually really care about the well being of their clients. (And also about the well being of the island itself.) She is also incredibly fast with organizing things last minute. And thanks to our hiking guide JB, a great and big hearted guy, with so much knowledge and so much humour.
So if you want to travel in Mauritius, contact Mauritius Conscious, you won’t regret it. That’s quite impossible.
I had a mixed bag of travelers, I.e An adventure lover, a young kid, a teenager and a safety conscious lady. To have a wonderful vacation covering the interests of all members was a challenge in itself. But, Mauritius Conscious ensured that the itinerary was designed with absolute perfection so that everybody’s priorities were addressed. On top of it, it was a very professional yet flexible service that made the experience even more exciting!
We had an awesome experience with Mauritius Conscious! A highlight was when we explored a family’s organic farm where we got to pick all the fruits and vegetables that we subsequently cooked and ate with the couple. They grew the most delicious fruits (and they sent us home with beautiful passion fruits!!) Every tour we went on introduced us to new layers of Mauritian history and culture.
From the first moment we reached out to Mauritius Conscious it was a pure pleasure. Romina contacted us directly via WhatsApp which was super convenient. We had a couple of nice chats and she arranged everything according to our wishes and situation. Since we were traveling with a 1-year old the accommodations were superb so were the activities we did. The hike to Le Morne is a definite must and the guided family walk through Bras d’eau was super interesting, we really learned a lot. Finally we got to know Romina in person and went for a sundowner at the rooftop terrace in the Mystik hotel which rounded up the whole experience.
Double thumbs up and good luck for the future. Thanks a lot for everything!
Thanks to Romina we could make the most of our little time on Mauritius! She went with us through every detail and listened to all our needs to make our holiday spot on, letting us get to know the authentic side Island being conscious of its environment and inhabitants. Couldn’t have asked for more!!
My sister and I had the chance to spend two weeks exploring the Island with Mauritius Conscious and we truly appreciated the experience. Each activity we did was lead by one or two local guides that provided us with very fascinating information about the place, its tradition, culture and people. Through them, we got to become closer to Mauritians and discovered the country from the inside out. We got to explore the ocean (diving and sea kayaking), the mountains and sugar cane fields (mountain and e-bike), and the local places and villages (guided visit of Poudre d’Or). All of it was a truly unique experience that we would recommend!
There is just one word to describe my experience with Mauritius Conscious: AMAZING! The team was very kind and ready to help me with my planning in this beautiful country. I’m a student who wanted to do a trip full of adventure on my own. They made a perfect plan for me and when some things changed, Romina rearranged everything without any problem.
Our holiday is not finished yet, but we are already satisfied 110%. We’ve not only visited interesting places and did our favorites activities in a wonderful island; the nicest thing is that thanks to Mauritius Conscious we met beautiful people that let us feel a little bit Mauritians and less tourists. Thank you very much to let us live that feeling!
I have to admit I am AMAZED! Thanks to MAURITIUS CONSCIOUS who showed me the real Mauritius. Romina and Gerald were the best planning my trip and I will totally recommend you to book through them and follow their advise and good vibes if you ever visit the island. I will definitely come back to keep exploring Mauritius. There is so much to see and these guys can make it a 100% eco-friendly trip!
Had a lovely experience with the people from Mauritius Conscious. Definitely the people to go to to learn about Mauritius, aside all the crowded tourist experiences!
They pushed my holidays to a new level.
Mountain biking in forests, exploring caves, kayaking through mangroves, good connections to nice guest houses, tips for beaches and hidden spots. They helped me many times with quick responses to my questions. I absolutely like their concept and totally recommend these guys! Mauritius needs you! Keep up the good work.
An eye opening experience. Mauritius Conscious gives the perfect combination of interaction with locals with the extra spice of being conscious of our effect as tourists on the environment. Ubuntu is core principle they practice without even knowing.
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