Mauritius is home to truly magnificent beaches
, perhaps even some of the most beautiful in the world.
But that's not all Mauritius is about. More than that, Mauritius is also made of breathtaking tropical
landscapes and a biodiversity
too often ignored.
Whether you're a seasoned adventurer or simply in quest of a leisurely stroll, we have a range of excursions
to suit your pace and exceed your expectations.
With Concorde, head off the beaten track and discover fun ways to explore Mauritius far from the usual
Don't miss out on:
The citadelle - "Fort Adélaïde"
Overlooking the capital city of Port Louis, perched five hundred
feet high on top of a hill known as 'Petite Montagne' (Small Mountain), with its immense walls made of black
stone, the Citadelle is one of the city's most well known landmarks.
Initially an English fortress designed to watch over the
capital, it was first converted to a prison, then to an open air concert hall, and is destined to soon
become a national museum.
Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens
The extraordinary Pamplemousses Botanical gardens, also known as a world garden, delight local visitors and tourists alike.
In 1988, Pamplemousse Botanical Gardens was officially
renamed "Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens" in homage to the first prime minister of Mauritius
and the father of its independence.
Here, you'll find beautiful palm trees, camphor laurels and baobabs, scattered across the almost
300 year old garden, amongst a wide variety of water lilies and endemic plants of all shapes and sizes.
Port Louis Market
The picturesque central market of Port Louis, rebuilt in 2004, remains a popular meeting place amongst the locals.
Here you can find just about everything and anything that gives Mauritius its charm from handcrafts to
fruits, vegetables, rotis and 'dholl purri' to the traditional merchants selling herbal teas and remedies.
If you're up for a bit of haggling, you may be able to strike some really good bargains.
The Blue Penny Museum
The Blue Penny Museum is a history and art museum located within the Caudan Waterfront in Port Louis and is truly one of the gems of the Mauritian cultural scene.
It houses a precious heritage collection dedicated to
Mauritius and the neighboring region. Allow yourself to be transported back in time, through tales of the
first explorers, all the way through to those of the successive occupations, of an island at the crossroads
of the European, African and Asian civilizations.
The Champs de Mars (Race Course)
Founded in 1812 by an Englishman, the Colonel Draper, Champ de Mars is the oldest race track of the southern hemisphere, and the second oldest in the world. .
Throughout the horse racing season, which
runs from May to November, thousands of eager Mauritian bettors flock to the Champs de Mars to try their luck
or simply experience the thrill and excitement. It's here that Mauritius' independence was proclaimed in 1968.
L'Aventure du Sucre (Museum dedicated to Sugar)
L'Aventure du Sucre once used to be the Beau Plan sugar factory.
Today it is an eco-museum laden with
souvenirs recounting pages of the history of Mauritius which, some might say, really started with the island's
very first sugar plantations.
Since its opening to the public in October 2003, l'Aventure du Sucre has welcomed over 460 000 visitors.
The sacred hindu lake of Grand Bassin
Grand Bassin, or 'Ganga Talao' as it is known by Mauritians of
Hindu faith, is a lake at the centre of a volcanic crater.
Grand Bassin holds a similar place in the faith of
hindu-mauritians as the Ganges River does in India and is regarded as sacred.
Every year, thousands of devotees flock to the lake for the great night of Shiva, with some of the pilgrims
even traveling on foot for three days and three nights to reach it.
The seven colored earth
A picturesque windy road leads you from the village of Case Noyale
to the Seven Colored Earth in Chamarel, a hill where the undulating dunes stretch out like a sea of
contrasting colors in shades varying from red to blue and even green.
Along the way, admire the beautiful Chamarel waterfalls and enjoy spectacular views of the wild south..
The rum distillery of Chamarel
The Rhumerie de Chamarel lies in the heart of Chamarel at an altitude of 300 meters.
As you admire the view from the rum
distillery overlooking the road bordered with pineapple, sugar cane and tropical fruit plantations which leads
to the Seven Colored Earth, enjoy a tasting session of the agricultural rums distilled here.
Discover how agricultural rum is made with a guided tour, shop for a souvenir or a gift to take back
home at the boutique or enjoy a fine dining experience at the a la carte restaurant, L'Alchimiste.
The Caudan Waterfront - Sea front of the capital
In the heart of Port Louis, and easily accessible by road or on foot, the Caudan Waterfront is a bustling part of town and a popular attraction amongst both tourists and locals alike.
Here, you can enjoy a drink with friends or
a good meal, take a stroll around the harbor, watch the latest blockbuster, listen to live music, admire the
work of local artists or simply give in to the joys of shopping.
"L'ile aux cerfs"
Ile Aux Cerfs is a magnificent island located within the lagoon of Trou d'Eau Douce.
One of the most popular tourist attractions
in Mauritius, the island offers an amazing panorama with its tall palm trees, crystal clear waters and
magnificent white sand banks.
Here, you will also find a few restaurants, souvenir shops and a spectacular golf course managed by
the renowned luxury hotel, Le Touessrok.
Casela Nature Reserve
Located only 5 km away from Flic en Flac, the Casela Nature & Leisure Park owns almost 100 aviaries and is home to over 2,000 birds of which 14 different species are rare endemic birds.
In addition the mammal cages house various species such as Bengal tigers, lemurians and other macaques.
For more informations about excursions in Mauritius, please contact us.