What to See in Mauritius for First Time Travelers?
The highlights of Mauritius trip are mainly in North, Southwest and South areas, including SSR Botanic Garden, modern capital Port Louis, Black River Gorges National Park. Besides, the dolphin watching, snorkeling in Blue Bay, watersports in Ile aux Cerfs are all essential parts. It is suggested to have 3-5 days to participate those outdoor activities. Another 2-5 days relaxing at the resort or beach will make your holiday memorable.
When is the Best Time for Tours of Mauritius?
Mauritius enjoys tropical maritime climate and the year-round average temperature is about 25℃(77℉). The summer extends from November to April and winter from May to October. The best time to visit Mauritius is from June to October when the weather is cool, sunny and pleasant between 18℃-24℃(64℉-75℉). Mauritius's air quality is the 2nd best in the world ranked by WHO. Usually from November to December is the best time to snorkel at Grand Baie or Blue Bay. Try to avoid the months from January to March, as hurricane and storm often happen.
Black River Gorges
Should I Need a Visa for My Mauritius Trip?
Citizens from most countries including Australia, Canada, USA, United Kingdom and more are exempted from visa or can acquire visa for sixty days on arrival. Visa is required prior to travel for some certain countries. You are kindly advised to consult local Consulate of Mauritius or check its government official website before your Mauritius tours.
How to Get to and Travel Around Mauritius?
As a popular holiday destination, Mauritius has many international flights to and from 33 countries on four continents, such as Paris, Amsterdam, Perth, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Dubai. The only international airport in Mauritius is Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU). It is quite easy to get to Mauritius.
To travel around Mauritius Island, renting a car is much more convenient than waiting a long time for the bus or bargaining with taxi drivers. Taxi drivers charge buyout price instead of price by meters in Mauritius. We have drivers around the island to cover all top attractions per your interest. No matter where and when, we are more than happy to tailor-make a trip for you.
Can We Go Hiking or Trekking in Mauritius?
Yes, there are several great places for hiking or mountain climbing. The Black River National Park is regarded as a wonderful place with different hiking routes. Our guided tour provides you with the chance to enjoy nice mountain views, lush vegetation and diverse wildlife.
Are There Any Dress Code Taking the Tour?
Yes, you are suggested to wear leisure clothes and sport shoes when taking daytime sightseeing tour, as the road is rugged along the coast or at the parks. It is more polite to dress decently for dinner at most 4/5 stars hotels. It is common to see ladies on full dress or night grown at the restaurants everywhere. Men should wear at least long sleeves and long pants. Never wear slippers into a restaurant.
Should I Buy a Local SIM Card for My Mobile Phone?
If you take a guided tour, the travel agency will handle everything for you. Then the local SIM CARD are not that necessary since WIFI is available at hotels and most restaurants. If you are an independent traveler, it is advisable to buy a local SIM card upon arrival. The two big telecom carriers in Mauritius are Emtel and Orange. They have service halls at main streets. There are also small shops selling pre-paid or recharge card at the entrance of supermarkets or shopping malls.