I'm planning to visit Mauritius for our Honeymoon in Jan 2014(2nd Week). We have been searching for different package tours and the we found a quite few good ones, but the hotels offered didn't seem exactly pleasing. All the agents gave a package for 6N/7D, with 3 days sight seeing that I'm assuming will be in a common bus/coach.
One such package Itinerary is as follows [resortroute.com]
Day 1 - Magical Entry
Airport pickup in a shared Vehicle. Enjoy the facility of the Hotel and be pampered and relaxed over the beaches.
Day 2 - Bollywood Love
Drive through the city Centre to reach “Caudan Waterfront” .You will be taken for a full day tour. Activity: Sightseeing Port Louis/Caudan waterfront/Jumbo Hyper Market
Day 3 - Dinner Cruise and Wildlife [Optional]
Pick from resort and will proceed to Caselea park in the morning have safari in the park and interaction with lion and cheetah. Then proceed for having an authentic luch from the resturant of your choice. Have a short sightseing and then will proceed in the evening to treat yourself and your loved ones with a 3 hour evening cruise along the clear waters of the Mauritius.Watch the ocean all around you and feast on a Mauritian luxurious fine dinning dinner. This will be a memorable night on board a unique luxurious motor-boat yacht.
Day 4 - Amor en la Isla
Trip to the beautiful Island Ile aux cerfs Island A speed boat will take you to an ideal place for sea lovers, which offers crystal clear water, fine golden sand and sparkling sunshine all fringed by “Filao” trees. Don’t forget to add the add-on package where you will be able to enjoy maximum water activities in a much cheaper price with full fun.
Day 5 - Catamaran cruise - Gabriel island & lunch, drinks [Optional]
Treat yourself to a memorable day, which will be one of the highlights of your holiday in Mauritius.The sailing time is around 1.5 hours before reaching Gabriel Island. The island is most famous for if its beautiful unspoiled beaches, with crystal clear water surrounding the entire island.
Day 6- Vow in Nature
Be ready to express your love in the natures wonders and don’t forget to click the splendid moments and surprising faces, Sightseeing to South Mauritius for Full day includes Curepipe, Floral, Volcano, GrandBassin, Gorges, Chamarel on SIC While you are back, it's time for you both to exchange the splendid moments on top the Candle light Dinner.
Day 7- Cheerio to Island with Sweet Memories
After breakfast check out from Hotel with sweet Memories and will be dropping at the Airport for Onward flight to live long with love. SIC from Hotel to Airport
The cost for this package per person without the optional including airfare is Rs.64k[1000USD/745 Euro/30.6K MUR].
The hotel for stay is Jalsa Beach Resort & Spa or an upgrade to La Plantation Resort & Spa for some more money.
I want to know will it turn out to be expensive if I book a trip on my own instead of going for packages?