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Islet Escapade

Port Louis, Mauritius

Islet Escapade

DETAILS

  • 63/4
    Stunden Geschätzte Dauer
  • Mahlzeit

Discover two of Mauritius' lovely islets on this delightful full-day tour that showcases the natural beauty of this destination.


Joining your coach at the pier, it's a 75-minute scenic drive to Pointe d'Esny where you will board your boat for the transfer to Ile-aux-Aigrettes. Here, in this 61-acre nature reserve that is surrounded by the turquoise waters of the bay, you will discover protected fauna and flora that is unique to Mauritius. Managed by the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation, the islet is the habitat for indigenous plants and coastal ebony forests, and was once the Dodo's home.


This conservation program ensures the survival of rare species such as the Pink Pigeon, the colorful day gecko and the giant Aldabra tortoise, all living here in unrestricted freedom. If you are lucky, you might even encounter the rare Oeniella Aphrodite orchid in full bloom. Take the shuttle boat back to the mainland.


Re-boarding your coach, proceed to Blue Bay, a short boat transfer through the Blue Bay National Marine Park will take you to the blissful Ile des Deux Cocos, with its pearl-white beaches and translucent waters. Following a brief refreshment break, you will have the possibility to visit the enchanting Follies Villa, built over 100 years ago by British governor Sir Hesketh Bell.


The Villa's harmonious blend of British and Moorish architecture, combined with its Creole-style interior, blend contemporary comfort with the elegance of by-gone days. Outside, in the Villa's Moorish courtyard, you will find a pretty tiled fountain nestled amongst orange trees.


Following your enchanted trip down memory lane at Follies, you will enjoy either some snorkelling or a glass-bottom boat trip in the transparent waters of the marine park before being treated to a delicious barbecue lunch comprised of a mix of culinary styles. As you relax and enjoy your meal, you will be entertained by the sounds of acoustic guitars and velvet-voiced local singers.


When your lunch is concluded, you will have approximately 1-hour of free time to explore the island at leisure or just laze in the shade of a casuarina tree, watching the sun-sparkled ocean in the afternoon breeze before it's time to return to the pier in Port Louis.


Need to Know:

Note: This tour includes approximately 2 1/2 hours of walking plus any additional walking at the guests' discretion during free time. Portions of the walking on this tour are over sandy and uneven surfaces. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Casual clothing; swimwear; beach towel, sun cap; sun glasses; sunscreen and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. The consumption of alcohol before any water activity is strongly discouraged and those guests who participate in any water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility. The order of the sites visited or viewed may vary.

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MERKMALE DER AKTIVITÄT

Ausflugsart:

Landschafts- und Städtetouren
Strand/Schwimmen

Aktivitätsniveau:

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  • 1
    Leicht
  • 2
    Mäßig
  • 3
    Schwierig
Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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