Beyond seas & sands – Mauritius

Famed for its sapphire waters, powder-white beaches and luxury resorts, the island has much more – it is the kind of place that rewards even the smallest attempts at exploration
Flying high above the treetops on a warm tropical afternoon, I felt a freedom that I haven’t felt before for quite some time. Although I was quite sceptical before launching, the view racing below me was absolutely worth it. I was Ziplining in the southern part of Mauritius, about an hour’s drive from the capital – Port Louis. One of the major tourist attractions in Mauritius, La Vallee des Couleurs National Park is spread over 450 acres and shelters the indigenous flora and fauna of the island. This park also offers beautiful panoramic views of Mauritian beauty with its mountains, plateaus, pools and waterfalls making for quite a trek. If you aren’t in the mood for walking, hop onto one of the numerous quad bikes. The ubiquitous green, punctuated by waterfalls streaming down into the pools below, also makes for a eye-catching scene.

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