A 10-Day Tour of Mauritius

(19-28 August, 2017)
香港 Hong Kong to 毛里求斯 Mauritius
MK641: August 19 (Sat.) 01:30 HKG - 07:15 MRU

Mauritius to Hong Kong
MK640: August 27 (Sun.) 20:45 MRU - 10:30(+1) HKG (Aug.28)

Anelia Resort & Spa - Hotel
Dolphins Bay, Flic en Flac, Mauritius
T: (230) 453 8333
F: (230) 453 8337
E: info@aneliaresort.com

PLACES OF INTEREST: natural, African, Indian & Chinese heritage


- Basic Astronomy
- Stargazing
at the sky of the southern hemisphere
- Stargazing tools

THE ITINERARY (tentative)

Sat 19 August

07H15 - Airport (Arrival by Mk 641)
08H15 - leave Airport (15 mins. to Blue Bay Beach)
08H30 - Blue Bay Beach
10H30 - leave Blue Bay Beach(41 mins to Trou aux Cerfs 火山口) - the volcano crater in Curepipe
12H00 - leave Curepipe for Flic en Flac(40 mins.)
12H40 - Anelia Resort & Spa
* Lunch time at Flic en Flac
14H00 - Check-in
17H30 - sunset

Sun 20 August

08H30 - leave Hotel (to Ming Tek 45 mins.)
09H30 - Mass At Ming Tek Centre 明德中心 (Rue Eugène Laurent, Port Louis)
gethering with the Chinese Mauritians
12H30 - leave for Kwan Tee Pagoda(15 mins.)
13H45 - visit Kwan Tee Pagoda
14H15 - leave for Sainte Croix passing through Port Louis China Town 路易港唐人街
14H45 - Shrine of Father Laval 黑人之父朝聖地 at Sainte Croix
15H10 - leave Sainte Croix for Pamplemousses Garden (20 mins.)
15H30 - Pamplemousses Garden 植物園
17H00 - leave Beau Plan for Flic en Flac(50 mins.)
18H00 - Hotel
20H30 - stargazing 觀星
- Basic Astronomy
- Stargazing at the sky of the southern hemisphere
- Stargazing tools
- Stars in August, Mauritius

Mon 21 August

08H45 - leave Hotel for Grand Bassin (60 mins.)
09H45 - Grand Bassin 大聖湖, sacred lake, allegedly connected with the waters of Ganges of India.
10H30 - leave Grand Bassin for Bois Cheri (10 mins.)
10H40 - Bois Cheri Tea Factory and Tea Museum 茶廠和茶葉博物館
* Lunch at Bois Cheri Restaurant
14H30 - leave Bois Cheri for Saint Aubin (30 mins.)
15H00 - Visit Saint Aubin House - Traditional Distillery, Vanilla House
16H00 - leave Saint Aubin House for Souillac (10 mins.)
16H10 - Souillac
17H00 - leave Souillac for Flic en Flac (70 mins)
18H10 - Hotel

20H30 - stargazing 觀星

Tue 22 August

08H45 - leave Hotel for Appravasi Ghat (50 mins.)
09H30 - Appravasi Ghat 契約勞工發源地 (Immigration Depot, 1834)
11H00 - leave for Rose Hill (30 mins.)
11H30 - Late Sir Jean Ah Chuen Museum 朱梅麟爵士博物館

12H30 - leave for Bagatelle Mall (30 mins.)
13H00 - lunch time at Bagatelle Mall
14H30 - leave for Moka (10 mins)
14H40 - Folk Museum of Indian Immigration 印度移民博物館
(Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Moka)
15H30 - Indian Immigration Archives 印度移民檔案館
17H00 - leave for Flic en Flac (40 mins.)
17H40 - Hotel
20H30 - stargazing 觀星

Wed 23 August

09H00 - leave Hotel for Le Morne(40 mins.)
09H40 - Le Morne 莫奈山 -World Heritage Site 世界遺產
12H20 - leave Le Morne for Hotel(40 mins.)
13H00 - Hotel

20H30 - stargazing 觀星

Thur 24 August

08H45 - leave for Chamarel (45 mins)
09H30 - Chamarel Seven Coloured Earth
10H45 - Rhumerie de Chamarel
12H00 - lunch time at Palais de Barbizon
13H30 - leave for Black River Gorges (30 mins.)
14H00 - Black River Gorges National Park
15H30 - leave for Flac en Flic (45 mins.)
16H15 - Hotel

Fri 25 August
free day
(09H30 - St Louis Cathedral 聖路易主教座堂
The feast day of St. Louis - celebration by Cardinal Maurice Piat, bishop of Mauritius)

Sat 26 August
free day
Public Holiday - all Hindus celebrate the birthday of Lord Ganesh Chaturthi.

Sun 27 August

10H30 - leave for Reduit (30 mins)
11H00 - Opium Restaurant, Reduit
13H00 - leave for Vieux Grand Port (45 mins. to Airport)
13H45 - Vieux Grand Port
16H00 - leave for the Airport (15 mins.) 16H20 - Airport
MK640: August 27 (Sun.) 20:45 MRU

Mon 28 August
10H30 - Hong Kong 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
Rare dodo skeleton to be auctioned in West Sussex - BBC

Background briefing

- Updated on 24 June, 2017.