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Desert Safari, Dubai

Mauritius and Dubai

07 Nights / 08 Days Sun, Sea and Sand Dunes

Destinations Covered

Mauritius - Dubai

Itinerary

Day 01: Mauritius

Welcome to Mauritius - a Tropical Paradise. Our local representative will be waiting for you upon your arrival at Mauritius Airport at the arrival hall. You will be welcomed & transferred to your hotel. The day is free to relax or take a walk on the beautiful beaches of Mauritius. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: City Tour of Port Louis, Pamplemousses Gardens

After a buffet breakfast, its time to leave for a half-day tour of Port Louis, the capital city of Mauritius. We visit the harbour, sheltered in a semi-circle of mountains, the Natural History Museum - famous for some very rare birds now extinct like the Dodo, the National bird of Mauritius. See La Citadelle, a stone fortress situated at the top of a hill. Next, we take you to Port Louis market where you can shop at the local stalls and duty free shops. Later we visit the Pamplemousses Gardens known throughout the world for its large collection of exotic plants. See giant water lilies and other rare species of aquatic plants and flowers. Overnight at the hotel. (B,D)

Day 03: Visit Chamarel & Grand Bassin

This morning after buffet breakfast, we take you on a full day tour of Chamarel and Grand Bassin. We first visit the unique 'Seven Coloured Earth' at Chamarel. Enjoy the cascading streams and silent forests. See mounds of yellow, red, blue and green coloured earth. Enjoy magnificent views of the Black River Gorges. Also visit Grand Bassin, one of the island's two natural lakes. Overnight at the hotel. (B,D)

Day 04: Ile-aux-Cerfs

After buffet breakfast, we proceed to Ile-aux-Cerfs, a beautiful resort on a Robinson Crusoe-like island. Get mesmerized by the picturesque beauty of miles of fine white beaches and crystal clear waters. Relax on the beach, go swimming and enjoy the many water sports activities which are available there at a nominal cost. We also suggest you take a tour of the famous Undersea Walk, an opportunity to walk on the ocean bed. Overnight at the hotel. (B,D)

Day 05: Mauritius - Dubai

After a buffet breakfast, the day is free. Later in the afternoon checkout from hotel and handover your luggage to bell desk. Late evening you will be transferred from hotel to Airport for your flight to Dubai.

Day 06: Dubai Arrival

Early morning arrival at Dubai, you will be welcomed & assisted at the Dubai international Airport by our representative. Later you will be transferred to hotel. Check in at the hotel. Rest of your day is at leisure to relax and enjoy hotel facilities. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 07: Half-day City Tour & Dhow cruise

This morning, following breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and depart on a half-day seat-in-coach city tour with English speaking guide. Sample the historic sites and vibrant cosmopolitan life of Dubai on this comprehensive tour. The tour starts with a photo-shop at the famous landmark of Dubai, Burj Al Arab. Proceed to Jumeirah, the picturesque palace and residential area of Dubai, also home to the famous Jumeirah Mosque. Passing by the Sheikh Saeed House (former residence of the ruling family), the tour then continues to Al Bastakiya, the old part of Dubai, to reach the museum located in Al Fahidi Fort. Before savoring the sights and sounds of the fruit and vegetable market, there is time to shop in the most famous landmark of Dubai - the gold souk. Later in the day, for a fabulous relaxing evening, you will be transferred to board traditional Arabian dhow for an evening's cruise on the Creek. An imaginative way of viewing Dubai is to take a tour of creek by traditional wooden dhow or cabin cruiser. Majority of the landmarks can be viewed from the waterway. It offers an intriguingly different view of the beautiful city-Dubai, which is a delightful mix and match of traditional and modern way of life. The splendid example of modern architecture like the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club and the spectacular Chamber of Commerce. What more could one ask for than a romantic dinner aboard in a dhow as it slips silently along the Dubai Creek by moonlight. Enjoy a sumptuous feast of Lebanese cuisine and Arabic coffee - a delicious taste of true Arabian hospitality. Overnight at the hotel. (B)

Day 08: Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner & Belly Dance

Morning is at leisure to relax, enjoy hotel facilities or to pursue independent activities. Later in the day, you will be picked up from your hotel to enjoy a safari in the desert with a BBQ dinner & Belly Dance program in evening at end of the tour. This tour departs in the afternoon across the desert with several photo-stops during an exciting dune drive to visit camel farm. The drive continues across the desert. Watch the beautiful sunset in the desert. Reach our campsite where you have the opportunity to do camel riding, sand boarding and try out a henna design on hands or feet. After working up an appetite enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner and a shisha (the famous Arabic water pipe). Before returning watch our belly dancer performing her shows around the campfire by starlight. Overnight at the hotel. (B,D)

Day 09: Departure

This morning, following breakfast and check-out, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure homebound flight.

Inclusions:

  • 04 nights' accommodation in Mauritius at the mentioned category of hotels or similar
  • 03 nights' accommodation in Dubai at the mentioned category of hotels or similar
  • All transfers / tours and excursions by Seat in coach Basis
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast
  • 04 Dinners at Mauritius
  • Full day North city tour including visit to Port Louis, Caudan Waterfront in an Air conditioned coach
  • Full day South city tour including visit to Trou Aux cerf, Curepipe Chamarel & Grand basin in an Air conditioned coach
  • Full day Ile Aux Cerfs island Tour in an Air conditioned coach with speed boat transfer from Jetty
  • Half day Dubai City Tour by seat in a coach basis
  • Half day Desert Safari tour with barbeque Dinner & belly dance performance
  • Half day Dhow cruise with buffet dinner on board

Exclusions:

  • International Air fare
  • Airport taxes
  • Visa
  • Government service tax
  • Meals at hotels except those listed in above inclusions
  • Travel insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature such as tipping, porters, laundry etc
  • Any Other services not mentioned above