Top 5 Affordable Tours for Families in Mauritius

Mauritian Family Escapes: 5 Tours that Won't Break the Bank

Top 5 Affordable Tours for Families in Mauritius

Mauritius, a jewel in the Indian Ocean, boasts breathtaking beaches, verdant terrains, and rich cultural offerings, all accessible without stretching your finances. Welcome to Mauritius—a destination that beautifully blends luxury with affordability. For families keen to craft memories without the stress of excessive spending, Mauritius stands as a testament to the idea that amazing vacations needn’t be exorbitantly priced. Let’s dive deeper into the top 5 affordable tours for families in Mauritius.


Scenic South Coastal Tour

Scenic South Coastal Tour

Mauritius’ southern coast is a melody of nature’s finest tunes. At the heart of this symphony is Maconde Point. As you stand atop the cliffs, the symphony of crashing waves provides a breathtaking aural and visual experience. It’s one of those places where you’d want to take a moment and a deep breath.

Dive into the local delicacies that define Mauritian culture. ‘Mine frire,’ a delightful noodle dish, and ‘Boulette,’ a variety of dumplings, are culinary treasures of Mauritius. The day would only be complete with paying homage to Le Morne Mountain. Beyond its scenic beauty, it symbolises the struggles against slavery and is a beacon of hope and resilience. 

And if you’re feeling a tad adventurous, you can hike le Morne Mountain, leading you to a breathtaking viewpoint. From there, you’re greeted with a panoramic view of the vast ocean and Benitiers Island.

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Ile aux Cerf Family Fun

Ile aux Cerf Family Fun

Ile aux Cerf is a top destination for those seeking relaxation and adventure. The island is easily accessible via speedboat or catamaran. For those opting for the Catamaran Cruise to Ile Aux Cerfs, there’s a scheduled stop for snorkelling, allowing travellers to immerse themselves in the vibrant underwater world.

The island’s pristine beaches are perfect for sunbathing and unwinding. Additionally, a plethora of water activities await the more adventurous. The best things to do in Mauritius are exploring the rich marine life through snorkelling to taking to the skies with parasailing for a panoramic view. Ile aux Cerf promises a diverse and enriching experience for every visitor.

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Family Fun Day at Casela Park

Family Fun Day at Casela Park

Casela Park is more of a blend of thrilling and calming experiences and is one of the best places to visit in Mauritius. At its heart is the Pangia Ride, an exhilarating journey full of unexpected twists and turns, delighting visitors from all age groups.

The unique safari adventure, allows you to come face-to-face with zebras and ostriches in their natural habitat. For those seeking an adrenaline rush, the opportunity to walk alongside lions offers an unmatched thrill, letting you experience the raw majesty of these kings of the jungle. Rounding off the park’s offerings is the serene and enlightening giraffe feeding session, where you can interact and learn about these graceful creatures up close.

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The Charm of the North

The northern region of Mauritius presents a rich blend of cultural, historical, and natural attractions. Our North Tour starts with the Caudan Waterfrontand you’ll find the island’s bustling urban side, offering a mix of shopping outlets, diverse dining options, and cultural showcases. A trip to Citadel Fort gives insights into the island’s historical significance and a breathtaking view of Port Louis, while China Town provides a glimpse into its multicultural fabric. For those keen on shopping, the Port Louis Bazaar is a treasure trove of local crafts and souvenirs.


On the other hand, the SSR Botanical Garden is a tranquil space, ideal for those wanting a quiet moment amidst nature. For beach lovers, Grand Bay Village & Beach promises pristine shores and leisure activities. The iconic Red Church of Cap Malheureux stands as a symbol of spiritual significance. In addition to being educational, L’Aventure du Sucre Sugar Museum provides a delightful way to learn about the island’s sugarcane heritage.


Magical South Tour

magical south tour

The southern region of Mauritius showcases nature’s grandeur and diversity at its best. Starting with Trou Aux Cerfs Volcanic Crater, the dormant volcano offers a glimpse into the island’s geological history. The spiritual heart of the area can be felt at Grand Bassin, where a towering Shiva statue complements the site’s religious significance. 

A short distance away, visitors are treated to the unique geological phenomenon of the Chamarel Seven-Coloured Earth, characterised by its vibrant, naturally occurring hues. Adding to the region’s scenic beauty is the Chamarel Waterfall, which cascades impressively against the backdrop of the tranquil Chamarel Mountains, a perfect Instagram-worthy spot.

For those looking to understand more about the island’s produce and heritage, visiting The Rhumerie de Chamarel provides a comprehensive overview of rum production, complete with tastings and insights at the end of the magical South Tour.

Conclusion: Mauritian Magic on a Budget

So, we’ve painted a vivid picture of Mauritius for you—a blend of adventure, relaxation, history, and culture. But what about getting around in this paradise? Our goal is to make your journey as memorable as the destination.

Need a spacious ride to fit in the whole family and the numerous souvenirs you’re bound to pick up? We’ve got you covered! Our fleet of minivans is designed to make your Minibus Transfers seamless, comfortable, and enjoyable. Whether you’re looking for airport transfers or planning to indulge in activities in Mauritius, we promise to be your travel companion, ensuring safety, comfort, and a dash of Mauritian warmth.

Remember, Mauritius isn’t just about places; it’s about experiences. So, pack those bags, gather your loved ones, and let both Mauritius and Taxi Service Mauritius craft unforgettable chapters of memories for you.

FAQs - Best Hotels in Mauritius

Apart from the listed activities, can we customize our tour itinerary based on our family's interests?

Yes, most tour are flexible and you can change your itinerary. Whether your family loves nature, adventure, or cultural experiences, we will do our best to accommodate your preferences.

What's the best time of year to visit Mauritius on a budget?

While Mauritius is a year-round destination, many families find that visiting during the shoulder seasons (April-May and September-October) offers both pleasant weather and better deals on accommodations and activities.

Apart from the tours, are there any local experiences or hidden gems that families should not miss when in Mauritius?

Mauritius is full of local treasures! While our list captures some top spots, there are countless local markets, hidden beaches, and quaint villages to explore.

How experienced are your drivers when it comes to guiding us through these tours?

Our drivers aren’t just drivers; they're local experts! They know the ins and outs of Mauritius and can share unique insights and stories as they drive. We pride ourselves on their knowledgeable and friendly service.

Are these tours suitable for families with young children or senior members?

These tours are family-friendly, do let us know about the age range and mobility of your family members. We will advise on any age-specific activities or accommodations for seniors.

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