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An island nation off the southeast coast of Africa, the Republic of Mauritius is famous for its unspoiled nature, from breathtaking beaches and turquoise lagoons to its great swathes of virgin rainforest and waterfalls.
Make your wallet happy with a Mauritius Vacation Package. Bundle your hotel and flights through Expedia and you’ll unlock amazing discounts! There are 2450 hotels starting at $192 a night to choose from. You can also add a rental car and activities to your booking. Want to experience this island’s stunning natural beauty? Add a tour of Chamarel Waterfall and the 7 Coloured Earth geopark to your package.
Day 1-2: Most travelers arrive in Mauritius via the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport in Plaine Magnien, a village in the southeast. This is a good place to base yourself to explore Pointe d’Esny and Blue Bay Marine Park, home to some of the most beautiful beaches on the island.
Day 3-4: Hop in your rental car and drive inland to Black River Gorges National Park. Explore scenic hiking trails, swim under waterfalls and look out for rare species of native birds and plants. Continue to 7 Coloured Earth geopark, where you’ll find a kaleidoscopic landscape of seven distinct colors. Don’t miss Chamarel Waterfall, the highest waterfall in the country.
Day 5-7: Head north to Trou aux Cerfs, a dormant volcano, and climb to the top for amazing views. Finish your trip in the cosmopolitan capital, Port Louis. Place d’Armes, Government House and the Citadel of Port Louis should be on your to-do list here.
Time your visit with Thaipusam Cavadee, a festival of Tamil origin. Held between January and February, devotees pierce their cheeks, tongue and chest with skewers to pay tribute to the god Muruga. Celebrations occur in Hindu temples around the island.
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