A 10-Day Tour of Mauritius

(13-22 August, 2016)
香港 Hong Kong to 毛里求斯 Mauritius
MK641: August 13 (Sat.) 01:30 HKG - 06:45 MRU

Mauritius to Hong Kong
MK640: August 21 (Sun.) 20:45 MRU - 10:45(+1) HKG


Fact sheet of the Coral Azur Beach Resort

THE ITINERARY (tentative)

Sat 13 August
06H45 - Airport (Arrival by Mk 641)
07H45 - leave Airport (16 mins. to Vieux Grand Port)
08H00 - Trou aux Cerfs 火山口 - the volcano crater in Curepipe
10H00 - leave Curepipe (60 mins. to Grand Bay )
11H00 - Tourist village of Grand Bay 大灣
* Lunch time at Grand Bay
14H00 - leave Grand Bay (5 mins. to Hotel )
14H05 - Hotel: Coral Azur Beach Resort 藍珊瑚度假酒店, Mont Choisy (Bungalow, free wifi)

17H30 - sunset

Sun 14 August
Ming Tek
08H30 - leave Hotel (to Ming Tek 30 mins.)
09H30 - Mass At Ming Tek Centre 明德中心 (Rue Eugène Laurent, Port Louis)
* Lunch time at Port Louis
14H00 - Shrine of Father Laval 黑人之父朝聖地 at Sainte Croix
14H40 - leave Sainte Croix (20 mins. to Suger Museum)
15H00 - Sugar Museum and Factory 糖業博物館 (Beau Plan Pamplemousses )
17H00 - leave Beau Plan (20 mins. to Hotel)
17H20 - Hotel
20H30 - stargazing 觀星
- Basic Astronomy
- Stargazing at the sky of the southern hemisphere
- Stargazing tools
- Stars in August, Mauritius

Mon 15 August (Mauritius public holiday)
St Louis
09H30 - leave Hotel (30 mins. to Port Louis)
10H00 - St Louis Cathedral 聖路易主教座堂 and Presbytery
Port Louis Museum 路易港唐人街

* Lunch at 金龍飯店 Lai Min Restaurant, China Town, hosted by Mrs Madeleine Lee (Ah Chuen)
14H00 - Visit to Sui Loong Elderly Home 瑞龍護老院

16H30 - leave Port Louis (30 mins. to Hotel)
17H00 - Hotel
20H30 - stargazing 觀星

Tue 16 August

08H45 - leave Hotel (40 mins.)
09H30 - Appravasi Ghat 契約勞工發源地 (Immigration Depot, 1834)
10H30 - leave Appravasi Ghat (40 mins.)
11H15 - Bois Cheri Tea Factory and Tea Museum 茶廠和茶葉博物館
* Lunch at Bois Cheri Restaurant
Visit Saint Aubin House - Traditional Distillery, Vanilla House
16H00 - leave for Souillac (30 mins.)
16H30 - Souillac

17H00 - leave for Hotel (80 mins.)
18H30 - Hotel
20H30 - stargazing 觀星

Wed 17 August
08H20 - leave Hotel (40 mins. to Rosehill)
09H00 - Folk Museum of Indian Immigration 印度移民博物館
Indian Immigration Archives 印度移民檔案館 (Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Moka)
11H30 - Late Sir Jean Ah Chuen Museum 朱梅麟爵士博物館

* Lunch time at Bagatelle Mall
14H30 - Pamplemousses Garden 植物園
17H00 - leave Pamplemousses Garden (Back to Hotel 20 mins.)
17H20 - Hotel
20H30 - stargazing 觀星

Thur 18 August
08H00 - leave Hotel (60 mins. to Tamarin)
09H00 - Saltpans 鹽田 at Tamarin
10H00 - leave Tamarin (30 mins. to Le Morne)
10H30 - Le Morne 莫奈山 -World Heritage Site 世界遺產
13H00 - leave Le Morne
* Lunch time
16H45 - Hotel
20H30 - stargazing 觀星

Fri 19 August
free day

Sat 20 August
free day

suggested sites:
free days
Chamarel Seven Coloured Earth + Rochester Falls (Souillac)
Safari Adventures
Ile aux aigrettes 白鷺島自然保護區
Ile aux cerfs (Deer Island)

Sun 21 August
10H00 - Some additional visit
14H30 - Grand Bassin 大聖湖 , sacred lake, allegedly connected with the waters of Ganges of India.
15H00 - departure from Grand Bassin (40 mins. to Blue Bay)
15H30 Blue Bay beach
17H30 - leave for Airport (15 mins. to Airport)
17H45 - Airport

Bernardin de Saint Pierre, Paul and Mary: an Indian story, 1787.
R.M.Ballantyne, Black Ivory, 1878.
(free ebook/pdf)
Lewis Carroll: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865), in Chapters 2 and 3, a fictional character Dodo appears.

how humanity first killed the dodo then lost it as well - BBC

Background briefing - 2016 June 24
Itinerary briefing - 2016 June 24

- Updated on 18 July, 2016.