Indian Ocean Contrast – Reunion & Mauritius

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Run by: Rainbow Tours

Reference number: ITN-MUS001

From: £2498.00

The ruggedly beautiful mountain scenery of La Reunion and the golden sand beaches of Mauritius are two dream destinations that can easily be combined to make a twin-centre Indian Ocean holiday. The flight between the two islands is just 45 minutes, making the transfer a relaxed affair. The best way to explore Reunion is by hire car as the roads are well-maintained, the scenery breathtaking and you can explore at your own pace.

You stay in stylish boutique hotels on a B&B basis which lets you try both Creole dishes and traditional French cuisine at local restaurants and cafes. There are hikes to suit all levels and a trip to the volcano, Piton de la Fournaise, is a must. Mauritius by contrast is all about the beach and the Maritim has just about every conceivable water sport on offer (many of which are included in the price) as well as horse riding at the on-site equestrian centre, golf and big game fishing. This is an ideal itinerary for those looking for a wide range of activities with the freedom to plan your own time. 

Itinerary

Day 1 Depart from London Heathrow on Air Mauritius flight to Reunion via Mauritius.

Day 2 On arrival you will be met and given a self drive briefing. Collect your Group A hire car and depart for Saint Gilles les Bains, Reunion’s little Saint Tropez beach for a 2 night stay at Hotel Boucan Canot with breakfast included.

Day 3

Day 4 Travel along the scenic west cost to the wild southern part of the Island, the bay of Grande Anse, for a 2 night stay at Hotel Palm & Spa, with breakfast.

Day 5 Today we suggest you explore the Cilaos valley, the heart of the island, situated at the base of the Piton des Neiges, the highest peak on the island.

Day 6 After check out, drive to the La Plaine des Cafres, Pas de Bellecombe and the Piton de la Fournaise, the active volcano on the island. The day ends at La Plaine des Palmistes and Sainte Anne for a 2 night stay at Diana Dea Lodge, breakfast included

Day 7 Explore Cirque de Salazie, the greenest cirque of the island, and the charming village of Hellbourg.

Day 8 Return to Saint Denis, and if time permits do some shopping in the capital before checking in for your flight to Mauritius. On arrival you will be met and transferred to the Maritim Hotel in the north west corner on the island for a 2 night stay, on an all-inclusive basis.

Day 9

Day 10 Transfer to airport for your return flight to London Heathrow.

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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