16 days in Mauritius & Madagascar Itinerary

16 days in Mauritius & Madagascar Itinerary

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16 days in Mauritius & Madagascar Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Grand Baie, Mauritius
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h
2
Antananarivo, Madagascar
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
3
Cascavelle, Mauritius
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Le Morne, Mauritius
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru, India


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4
nights
Grand Baie, Mauritius

Grand Baie ©
Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like L'Aventure du Sucre and Chateau De Labourdonnais. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Pereybere Beach and Mont Choisy Beach. Take a break from Grand Baie with a short trip to Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche in Bel Air, about 58 minutes away.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Grand Baie trip itinerary builder.

Bengaluru, India to Grand Baie is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Mauritius Time (MUT) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Bengaluru in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Grand Baie: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Antananarivo.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pamplemousses, Studio 44 Mauritius, Notre Dame Auxiliatrice, Grand Gaube Beach, Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche
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L'Aventure du Sucre ©
L'Aventure du Sucre
SSR Botanic Garden ©
SSR Botanic Garden
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Antananarivo, Madagascar

Antananarivo ©
Surrounded by verdant rice paddies, Madagascar's capital and the country's commercial and cultural hub, Antananarivo boasts a rich history and heritage, evident in its numerous historic buildings, colonial-era neighborhoods, and archaeological museums.
For shopping fun, head to Open-air markets: Andravoahangy or Analakely Market. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ambohimanga and Rova - Le Palais de la Reine. Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring nature at Amber Mountain National Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lemurs' Park, appreciate the history behind Lac Anosy, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tsimbazaza Zoo, and admire the striking features of Gare de Soarano.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Antananarivo trip generator.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Grand Baie to Antananarivo in 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Baie to Antananarivo is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Baie in September, Antananarivo is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cascavelle.

Things to do in Antananarivo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Isalo Window, Amber Mountain National Park
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Ambohimanga ©
Ambohimanga
Amber Mountain National Park ©
Amber Mountain National Park
Lemurs' Park ©
Lemurs' Park

2
nights
Cascavelle, Mauritius

Cascavelle ©
Shopping remains the main attraction in Cascavelle, a small inland town known for housing one of the biggest malls on the island.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): make a trip to Jummah Mosque, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Louis Cathedral, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at The Martello Tower Museum and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at La Vanille Nature Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cascavelle holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Antananarivo to Cascavelle takes 3 hours. Traveling from Antananarivo to Cascavelle, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Antananarivo in September since evenings lows in Cascavelle dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Le Morne.

Things to do in Cascavelle

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trips

Port Louis, La Vanille Nature Park, Blue Bay Beach, The Martello Tower Museum
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La Vanille Nature Park ©
La Vanille Nature Park
Blue Bay Beach ©
Blue Bay Beach
The Martello Tower Museum ©
The Martello Tower Museum

4
nights
Le Morne, Mauritius

Le Morne ©
A rugged rock crag surrounded by white-sand beaches and an emerald lagoon marks Le Morne, a World Heritage Site.
Take a break from the city and head to Le Morne Brabant and Seven Colored Earths. Do some cultural sightseeing at Curious Corner of Chamarel and International Slave Route Monument. Change things up with these side-trips from Le Morne: Gris Gris Beach (in Souillac) and La Vallee des Couleurs (in Chemin Grenier). There's still lots to do: stop by Rhumerie de Chamarel and enjoy the sand and surf at Le Morne Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Le Morne vacation planner.

Le Morne is just a short distance from Cascavelle. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 30th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Le Morne

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Chamarel, Village Walk Shopping Centre, Le Morne Beach, La Vallee des Couleurs, Gris Gris Beach
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Le Morne Brabant ©
Le Morne Brabant
Seven Colored Earths ©
Seven Colored Earths
Gris Gris Beach ©
Gris Gris Beach

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