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The 10 Best Things to do in Mauritius

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Discover the 10 best things to do in Mauritius. Mauritius is an island nation about 2,000 kilometers off the coast of the Africa. While not a very big country, there is enough to keep any tourist busy for at least a few weeks. From its natural wonders to its unique culture, there is something for everyone in Mauritius.

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The 10 Best Things to do in Mauritius

1. Le Morne

At the South-Western tip of Mauritius you can find the La Morne peninsula. Surrounded by a lagoon, its summit is 556 metres above sea level. Among the slopes are many caves and overhangs.

2. Black River Gorges National Park

This 6500+ hectare national park is home to over 300 species of flowering plants and the Pink pigeon, one of the rarest birds in the world. Inside are hiking trails, waterfalls, vistas, and other amazing natural scenery.

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3. Chamarel

Chamarel is a village famous for its natural attractions.

Inside the village you can find the Black River Gorges National Park, Chamarel Falls, the Seven Coloured Earths, and more.

4. La Vanille Crocodile Park

In this park you can view crocodile & giant tortoises from a safe distance. It is in a rainforest valley and also has skinks, turtles, bats, mongooses, monkeys, etc.

5. Pamplemousses Botanical Garden

This 37 hectare park has palm trees, giant lily ponds, giant turtles, and some other attractions.
It is the oldest botanical garden in the Southern Hemisphere.

6. Château de Labourdonnais

This 540 hectare private estate is a museum surrounded by sugar cane fields. You will also find a large nursery with fruit trees and other plants.

7. Ile Aux Cerfs

Île aux Cerfs is an island in the largest lagoon of Mauritius. It is 87 hectares of white sand beaches and vegetation. You can get to Ile Aux Cerfs via boat from the village of Trou d’Eau Douce.

8. La Roche Qui Pleure

La Roche Qui Pleure translates to “The Weeping Rock”. This headland got this name because of the 25ft waves that break over it. The crashing of the water gives the look of tears dripping off the rock.

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9. Le Souffleur

Le Souffleur is “The Blower”. It is a black lava rock that the sea crashes against. The shape forces water up like a geyser spurting.

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By Jean-Marc Astesana from Voisins le Bretonneux, France. (Le souffleur.) [CC BY-SA 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons

10. Grand Bassin

Grand Bassin is a crater lake and sacred Hindu place. They dedicate the lake to Lord Shiva and have temples around it for other gods.

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The highlights of Mauritius are its natural attractions and culture. And after you have hit the tourist spots, you can spend weeks checking out the pristine coastlines.

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