Some of the greatest memories to hold onto are those where you spend time immersed in nature, so if the top of your travel checklist consists of scenic Mauritius attractions, then you’re the perfect type of passionate adventurer that should take advantage of this Mauritius tour! The Nature Tour intertwines your love of natural history, with bold, beautiful landscapes. In fact, no other Mauritius excursion will amount to the same excitement jam-packed into a single full-day. Commencing with a 2.5-hour swim alongside dolphins off the coast of Mauritius, travellers will then explore La Vanille Nature Reserve, before witnessing the powerful waves crash on the cliffs at Gris Gris.
Mauritius Nature Discovery Tour
Get ready for a day of discovery when you book our 8-hour Mauritius nature discovery tour. The driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the various sights and attractions below.
You will start your day with the experience of a lifetime, and one of the most popular activities in Mauritius, swimming with wild dolphins in their natural environment. Once you get on board the speedboat, the professional and qualified skippers will start by briefing you on the most important aspects of this experience, including:
- The types of dolphins that you will encounter and their habits
- Guidelines for sustainable dolphin watching
- Security measures on the boat
- Swimming procedures
You will then head to Tamarin Bay for the dolphin encounter. The skippers will accompany you in the water when it’s your turn to swim with the dolphins. You will enjoy 2.5 hours on the open sea viewing the dolphins and swimming with them. Depending on the amount of time left, you will then go to The Aquarium, a popular snorkelling and diving site with beautiful coral and tropical fish.
After this memorable experience, your driver will take you to discover one of the most photographed sceneries of Mauritius: Macondé. This picturesque viewpoint is located in the south-west part of Mauritius, where the coastal road is built around a sharp curve along a cliff, giving it its dramatic and breathtaking appeal.
Then your driver will then take you to visit La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes where you will discover beautiful palm and banana trees, giant bamboos, impressive animals, including 2,000 Nile Crocodiles and 1,000 giant tortoises. You will also visit their insectarium which boasts one of the best private collections in the world with 23,000 species.
In the afternoon, you will discover more of the wild south while admiring the rugged scenery of big, powerful waves crashing on the cliffs at Gris Gris. A few metres away, you will see La Roche qui pleure, a natural rock formation that resembles a person crying when the waves hit it.