Flight booked? Check! Hotel booked? Check! Packing done? Okay, you’ve got some work to do! But, before you embark on your journey to the beautiful tropical island of Mauritius, don’t forget to take a look at the activities and excursions you’d like to do during your stay!
While it can be tempting to book your Mauritius activities and tours upon arrival, either through your hotel, or a local travel agency, this is typically not the best option. Why?
Almost all hotels in Mauritius offer some tours and excursions, but they don’t come cheap! Often those who book directly through their hotel don’t want to put the effort into researching and looking for deals online, and your hotel knows this. Tours booked directly through your hotel are often two or three times (and sometimes more) the cost of those booked directly online. It’s also possible to leave your hotel and look for a local tour operator (this may be a little difficult if your hotel is more isolated), but be prepared to negotiate! Booking tours online, before or after your arrival, is the simplest and most cost effective option.
Popular tours in Mauritius, such as Swimming with Wild Dolphins, often book up quickly, especially during the high season. Booking online before your arrival guarantees your choice, and protects you from last-minute price increases. Even if you’ve already arrived, selecting your date and seeing all available tours is a quick and easy way to see what’s available for your chosen date.
When you book online you’ll be able to read through a myriad of experiences other travelers have had booking your chosen tour. The same can’t be said tours or activities booked through your hotel, or a local travel agency. You’ll be able to determine if the tour or activity is truly right for you by exploring reviews and FAQs.