#34 best destination in the world

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

 

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

 

Ganga Talao

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

 

Le Morne Beach

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  • Stretch of spectacular beachfront stretches 2.5 miles

 

Seven Colored Earths

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  • Geological formation found in a relatively small area of sand dunes comprising sand of seven distinct colours (approximately red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow)
  • Since these differently coloured sands spontaneously settle in different layers, dunes acquire a surrealistic, striped colouring
  • Since the earth was first exposed, rains have carved beautiful patterns into the hillside

 

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

 

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 that is the only place they are found, because there are only two of them left in nature

 

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

 


 

Costs

Number of Days: 14 days

Best Time To Fly: May-Dec

Airline tickets: $2,317

Seattle -> Mauritius (round trip) = $2,317

Food: $20/day x 14 days = $280

Rental car: $39/day x 11 days = $426

Gas: $12

Entertainment: $3

Airbnb: $77/day x 10 days = $766

TOTAL: $3,804