#29 best destination in the world

The Last Two Bois Dentelle Trees, Hanuman Mandhir Path

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  • Overrun by invasive species, The Bois Dentelle trees are found high in the cloud forest of the island of Mauritius on a hill called the Piton Grand Bassin, and were these trees were thought until 2018, to be the last two trees of its kind left in the world

Ganga Talao

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  • Crater lake situated in a secluded mountain area
  • Considered the most sacred Hindu place in Mauritius

Black River Gorges National Park

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  • Humid upland forest, drier lowland forest and marshy heathland
  • Proclaimed in 1994
  • Much of this rainforest has been degraded by introduced plants such as Chinese guava and privet and animals such as rusa deer and wild pigs

Chamarel Waterfall

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  • Picturesque 272 ft waterfalls which can be viewed from an upper deck and base with shallow swimming

Slave Route Monument

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  • In the century between the 1720s and 1820s, over 200,000 slaves, many of whom were illegally introduced after the British outlawed the slave trade in 1807, arrived in Mauritius from East African ports
  • Many died aboard slave ships en route to their destinations, and ultimately, the slave trade in Mauritius is inextricably linked with the deaths of hundreds of thousands of slaves
  • The history of the slave in Mauritius is commemorated by the Slave Route Monument

Le Pouce

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  • Third highest mountain in Mauritius, named Le Pouce because of the thumb-shaped peak of the mountain. It can be viewed from the capital of Mauritius, Port Louis, and is a popular hike for the view of the city

Pereybere Public Beach

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  • Located in a small bay, shaded by coconut trees, where the sand is white and soft, with no corals or stones so you can walk or swim barefoot

Ile aux Cerfs

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  • Privately owned island near the east coast
  • Largest lagoon of Mauritius and offers 87 hectares of luxuriant vegetation and preserved, white, sandy beaches

Costs

Number of Days: 19 days

Best Time To Fly: May-Dec

Airline tickets: $2,319

Seattle -> Mauritius (round trip) = $2,319

Food: $19/day x 19 days = $361

Rental car: $25/day x 16 days = $400

Gas: $18

Entertainment: $7

Airbnb: $78/day x 16 days = $1,248

TOTAL: $4,427