TOP 5 Free Activities

Mauritius is a volcanic island with many breathtaking summits, which can be conquered alone or with a guide.

Among the most famous climbs: le Morne Brabant (555m - 3h - medium difficulties), Piton de la Rivière-Noire and la Chaîne de Moka
(their difficulties vary according to the paths used), Lion Mountain (480m) Three Mamelles, le Pouce, etc. 

Fairs and markets are not lacking in Mauritius. The most famous fair on the island is that of Quatre Bornes, where you will find all kinds of clothing, sheets, and varied articles at very good prices. The central market in Port Louis, much more touristic, will allow you to find local products and souvenirs. Other major markets also exist in Flacq and Mahébourg.

The fair in Quatre Bornes: open on Thursdays and Sundays.

Located in Port Louis and formerly known as the Musée Desjardins, the Museum of Natural History is the oldest museum in the country and also the oldest in Southern Africa.

The star of the exhibition is undoubtedly the dodo, the emblematic animal of Mauritius, which disappeared in the seventeenth century. There are also other extinct species.

Open from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm, and from 9 am to 12 pm on Saturday.

The Champ de Mars in Port Louis has been home to many horse races since its construction in 1812.

During the racing season, more than 200 000 people attend this festive moment every Saturday.

In season, every Saturday from 12.30 pm between March and December.

In the south of the island, the coral reef comes to a stop and lets the ocean waves hit the cliffs directly. The erosion of the volcanic rocks forms surprising shapes such as those of Le Souffleur, the Natural Bridge and the Crying Rock.

Access to some of these spots is only through rough tracks across the sugar cane fields, they are nevertheless feasible by car.