Mauritius : Dakkak Holidays


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Mauritius : Dakkak Holidays

  1. 1. Mauritius A sparkling crystal on the planet that will not only enchant you, but will uplift your soul, making you feel that you belong to the chosen few embracing beauty of real heavens on earth. Every visitor enjoys personal attention. Every encounter is an opportunity to discover a friendly face. Behind each smile lays the promise of a unique holiday. The contrast of a multitude of colors and tastes, the island set in its turquoise sea, is an oasis of peace and serenity. Mauritius, a melting pot where past and present are smoothly blended together, offers an essential beauty that will compel to return to its shores another time. Dakkak Holidays wishes your stay in Mauritius to remain engraved in your memory forever.The Section is sponsored by: Dakkak Holidays-Destinations Dakkak Travel –DTA Tel : +962. Corporate Travel Agency Fax : +962. Tel : + 962 6 581-7711 e-mail : Address: Um Uthaina-Abu Zaid Centre Fax : + 962 6 582-4490 P.O.Box. 911555 Amman 11191 Jordan e-mail :
  2. 2. Ancient Cities, Qreen Oases and Golden Sands Grand BayWhat to See? Grand Bay was the first area of the island to fully experience the tourist boom. A shopping and leisure paradise, Grand Bay also happens to be the area where Mauritian head for when they want a fun-filled night out (restaurants, bars and discos). Recently renovated, La Cuvette beach is well worth a visit. Pereybère The wonderful Pereybere public beach is popular because of its shopping facilities, restaurants and pubs Balaclava Ruins A few meters away from Baie aux Tortues, which 17th century sailors named after the many tortoises in the area, can be found the ruins of the old Balaclava estate. Visitors will be able to see the sea walls, whose initial foundations were laid down by Mahé de Labourdonnais. The Triolet Shivala The longest village on the island, Triolet offers an opportunity to visit the biggest Hindu temple, the Maheswarnath, first built in 1819 in honor of the Gods Shiva, Krishna, Vishnu, Muruga, Brahma and Ganesha. The Labourdonnais Orchards Discover a large variety of tropical fruit trees, colorful and perfumed exotic flowers. Trips on mountain bikes or hiking are possible. Marine life: Mauritius boasts a huge range of sea treasures and infinite wealth. The Mauritian sea never fails to surprise: multi- colored fish, moray eels, magnificent coral beds. Skin-diving masks, flippers and scuba diving equipments. Enjoy one of the happiest experiences in the world! Whether you are in a diving suit or in a submarine, Mauritius can introduce you to the secrets of its submarine world. One of the most spectacular ways to explore the ocean beds is to go on board the Blue Safari submarine. You will enjoy a superb encounter with the marine life and get a chance to see various wrecks dating back to the 17th century. Night diving, «honeymoon» diving and training sessions are available
  3. 3. General Info:GeographyMauritius is located approximately 2000 kilometersto the south eastern coast of Africa and lies east ofMadagascar on 20°5, 57.5E. The country covers anarea of 1865km with 330 kilometers of coastline.Mauritius is 45km in width and 65km in length.LanguageMost people in Mauritius are bilingual and are equallyfluent in Englishand French. Creole and French are the mainlanguages in the everyday environment and severaloriental languages are also spoken.Medical servicesFree public medical facilities are widely available.Private clinics provide medical services for a fee.ShoppingShopping hours in our main cities range from 9:30 a.mto 7:30 p.m (Monday-Saturday). Some shops are opentill noon on Sundays and public holidays. Many dutyfree shops and modern shopping centers (Caudan,Curepipe, Floréal Square, Happy World House, OrchardCentre) offer a wide choice of products.Please note that there are no shops open in Rose-Hill,Curepipe and Quatre-Bornes on Thursday afternoon.EmergencyPolice (ambulance):999, Police: 208-7018/20Fire: 995, Samu: 114What to wearTake your best beach and casual wear. In the wintermonths (June -September), carry some light woolenclothing for the cool evenings.Please show due respect when visiting religiousplaces. Wear appropriate clothing (and removeleather shoes and belts) when entering the premises.CurrencyThe monetary unit is the Mauritian Rupee (Rs.) whichis divided into 100 cents (cs). At the latest exchangerate, one Euro is worth around Rs. 30.Customs.
  4. 4. Jordan Travel Section Feynan Eco-lodge (Dana, Jordan) Escape the beaten path. A sensory experience awaits. “This is an incredible lodge in a beautiful place run by remarkably nice people.” Edtravels too much, TripAdvisor. Deep in the heart of the mountainous Dana Biosphere Reserve, at the end of a rugged track, an idyllic candle-lit lodge rests in the magnificent Wadi Feynan. Here, set against the glorious desert landscape, guests staying at the 26-room lodge can be found adventuring through the untouched outdoors, sipping mint tea with the native Bedouin, exploring local archaeological sites or simply unwinding in the serene courtyards and terraces of the candle-lit complex; safe in the knowledge that they are vacationing in a socially and environmentally-responsible way. Hailed as one of the top fifty ecolodges in the world by National Geographic Adventure Magazine, the solar powered Feynan Ecolodge offers the most developed eco-experience in Jordan; an experience made possible by a unique partnership between EcoHotels and the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, a Jordanian NGO devoted to the protection of the Kingdom’s finest natural landscapes. Dakkak Tours International DMC, advises Jordan visitors never leave Jordan without stopping for a desert escape in Feynan. The Section is sponsored by: