15 days in Madagascar, Reunion Island & Mauritius Itinerary

15 days in Madagascar, Reunion Island & Mauritius Itinerary

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Train to KING STREET station, Bus to Washington Dulles, Fly to Nosy Be
Nosy Be, Madagascar
— 3 nights
Fly to Roland Garros Airport, Drive to Hell-Bourg
Hell-Bourg, Reunion Island
— 3 nights
Chamarel, Mauritius
— 3 nights
Mont Choisy, Mauritius
— 2 nights
Drive to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, Fly to Roanoke


Nosy Be, Madagascar — 3 nights

The island of Nosy Be, off the coast of Madagascar, remains the country's premier beach getaway renowned for its tranquil ambience, pristine shoreline, and year-round warm weather.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nosy Sakatia and Mont Passot. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nosy Fanihy. The adventure continues: ride a horse along Ambaro Ranch and get to know the resident critters at Lemuria Land.

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Roanoke, USA to Nosy Be is an approximately 35.5-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Roanoke to Nosy Be, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Roanoke in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Nosy Be, with highs around 37°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hell-Bourg.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Hell-Bourg, Reunion Island — 3 nights

Get in touch with nature at Canyoning, Envergure Reunion and Sentier de La Providence. Explore hidden gems such as Maison Folio and Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg. Explore Hell-Bourg's surroundings by going to Cascade de la Paix (in Saint-Benoit) and Saint-Denis (Maison des Brasseries de Bourbon, Notre-Dame de la Delivrance, &more).

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nosy Be to Hell-Bourg. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nosy Be to Hell-Bourg due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chamarel.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Chamarel, Mauritius — 3 nights

The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ebony Forest Reserve and So Spa. Escape the urban bustle at Gris Gris Beach and Lavilleon Natural Forest. Take a break from Chamarel with a short trip to Tonton Diving Tour in Ebene, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark, look for gifts at Rhumerie de Chamarel, and see the interesting displays at Curious Corner of Chamarel.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hell-Bourg to Chamarel. October in Chamarel sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mont Choisy.
Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Mont Choisy, Mauritius — 2 nights

Gently sloping sand meets the clear ocean along the coastline of the sleepy town of Mont Choisy.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at Ved Holistic Care Centre, see some colorful creatures with Maritim Diving Centre, and then play a few rounds at Mont Choisy Le Golf. On the next day, kick back and relax at Bras d'Eau Public Beach, stroll through Post Lafayette Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sagar Shiv Mandir, and finally get great views at Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche.

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Traveling by car from Chamarel to Mont Choisy takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
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Madagascar travel guide

Nature & Parks · National Parks · Scuba & Snorkeling
Red Island
Madagascar deserves its reputation as a nature lover's paradise--around 5 percent of the world's plant and animal species are endemic to this island. Lemurs and rainforests, karst landscapes and rich red soil steal the headlines and remain among tops reasons to take a trip to Madagascar. The cultural diversity of the population also provides plenty of intrigue and interest, with distinctive ceremonies, unusual sports, and a varied cuisine all highlights of active, enriching Madagascan itineraries.

Reunion Island travel guide

Parasailing & Paragliding · Gardens · Scuba & Snorkeling
Known for its volcanic forested interior, Reunion Island also features beaches and coral reefs. The island's most famous landmark is a climbable volcano (active), standing over 2,600 m (8,600 ft) above sea level. Other climbing destinations include an extinct volcano and three calderas, a type of naturally formed amphitheaters created by collapsed volcanoes. Plan your next holiday on Reunion Island if you're looking for great views and majestic landscapes.

Mauritius travel guide

Beaches · Islands · Scuba & Snorkeling
Island of Rainbows and Shooting Stars
A small but surprisingly multicultural island in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius sits just east of Madagascar and offers a white-sand coastline lapped by sapphire waters. The contrasts of colors, tastes, and cultures here makes a vacation in Mauritius richly rewarding, with plenty to do along the coast and deeper inland. A tour of Mauritius usually includes long stops at the island's beaches, which serve as launching points for deep-sea fishing trips, dolphin-watching excursions, and scuba diving adventures. Farther away from the water, you can discover a paradise for hikers and nature lovers. Mauritius is made for explorations on foot, with several volcanic summits and a large national park sheltering abundant species of indigenous plants and birds.