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

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Nosy Be, Madagascar

— 3 nights

Perfume Island

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nosy Sakatia and Nosy Fanihy. Get in touch with nature at Mont Passot and Ambaro Ranch. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and meet the residents at Lemuria Land.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Nosy Be travel route builder app.

Roanoke, USA to Nosy Be is an approximately 35.5-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to East Africa Time is 8 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Roanoke in December: high temperatures in Nosy Be hover around 89°F and lows are around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Hell-Bourg.

Things to do in Nosy Be

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:

Hell-Bourg, Reunion Island

— 3 nights
Popular historic sites such as Maison Folio and Cimetiere Paysager de Hell-Bourg are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Canyoning, Envergure Reunion and Rue de Paris. 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).

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hell-Bourg trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Nosy Be to Hell-Bourg with the Route module. Traveling from Nosy Be to Hell-Bourg, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chamarel.

Things to do in Hell-Bourg

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Chamarel, Mauritius

— 3 nights
The village of Chamarel represents a small settlement surrounded by big attractions.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gris Gris Beach and Curious Corner of Chamarel. Get in touch with nature at Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark and Tonton Diving Tour. And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Ebony Forest Reserve, stroll through Lavilleon Natural Forest, shop like a local with Rhumerie de Chamarel, and soothe aching muscles at So Spa.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Chamarel trip itinerary maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hell-Bourg to Chamarel. In December, daily temperatures in Chamarel can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mont Choisy.

Things to do in Chamarel

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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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 14th (Tue): soothe aching muscles at Ved Holistic Care Centre, get a new perspective on things with Maritim Diving Centre, and then tee off at Mont Choisy Le Golf. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Bras d'Eau Public Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Post Lafayette Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sagar Shiv Mandir, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Siva Soopramaniar Kovile Bel-Air Riviere Seche.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mont Choisy online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chamarel to Mont Choisy takes 1.5 hours. In December in Mont Choisy, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 74°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Mont Choisy

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Madagascar travel guide

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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

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Parasailing & Paragliding · Nature & Parks · Aquariums
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

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Beaches · Islands · Geologic Formations
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.