Mauritius and Rodrigues island holiday
Description of Mauritius and Rodrigues island holiday
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetMost of the furniture and decor in the rooms and the Café of the first Boutique Guest house you'll stay in the west, is made from recycled materials such as recovered pallets and driftwood. They share with their visitors information on the cultural and natural landscape of their surroundings, including: Chamarel Village, Grand Bassin (Hindu Sacred Lake) and Bois Cheri Tea Plantation. They also support local artists with their 100% made in Mauritius souvenir shop, live music scenes and seasonal markets that promote local talent.
All of our tours and excursions are non-motorized, proposing eco-conscious alternatives to commercial boat trips and day-tours by car; we bring our travelers on offbeat adventures to discover Mauritius' secret gems by sea-kayaking, mountain biking, walking tours and hikes.
Our tours and excursions happen either in exclusivity or in small groups of
maximum 6 people, to minimize the impact on the environment while maximizing safety and interaction with local guides.
Our Boutique guest house in the north use solar panels to heat water and solar lamps to light up common-areas at night. They also use refillable dispensers for soap in the rooms and the kitchen.
We are committed to defend animal welfare, discarding activities that deprive animals from their natural rights or are invasive to their natural habitats, such as:
- the walk with lions and the crocodile park
- the overcrowded "swim with dolphins"
- the underwater walk and submarine, which damage greatly the coral reef
Our hikes & treks excursions include individual cleaning kits (in collaboration with "My Green Trip" NGO) for travelers to proactively help us clean-up debris left behind in nature. When possible, the collected trash is deposited in the segregated bins of "Mission Verte" local NGO for recycling purposes.
All of our nature-based excursions aim to raise awareness of the places' flora and fauna and its relevance to the natural and social environments, ranging from rainforest (Black River National Park) to coral reefs (snorkeling) and beach & coastal forests (various treks).
PeopleWe are committed to offer authentic holiday products with a direct link to Mauritian culture, heritage or history.
We support & empower small to medium businesses, set up independently and run by the local community, such as the two family-run Guest Houses and the two locally owned Eco-Lodges in this itinerary.
All of our tours and excursions are led by certified and licensed local guides from the areas visited.
Travelers are advised, before their cultural immersions, of the cultural norms, dress codes and formalities to follow to act respectfully within places of worship or ethnic minorities.
Our itinerary includes a the stay in a small village (Guest House on the West) to buy authentic and handmade souvenirs, eco-conscious crafts and fair-trade products.
Our local team will be in touch with you via WhatsApp to advise you on our favorite family-run Restaurants to eat authentic Mauritian meals, as well as farms and markets to buy local organic produce.