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The South & Its Secrets

Mauritius

The beauties of Mauritius’ centre and south are waiting for you. Your discoveries will begin in Curepipe, where you can shop for beautiful carpets, clothing and jewellery. From there, nature will provide the spectacle.

Peace hovers above the small sacred lake of Grand Bassin, in a dormant volcano’s crater. The Black River Gorges wind through the lush vegetation of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, where you will see endemic birds like the pink pigeon and the Mauritius kestrel. At Chamarel, two rivers meet in a 100-metre high waterfall, and the many-hued sand dunes of Seven-Coloured-Earth will surprise you with their magic of natural chemistry.

You will lunch on typical local dishes — like smoked marlin with pineapples, and trifle with sago pearls — while taking in the most beautiful panorama in the island. End your day at a traditional distillery, tasting high-quality rum.

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