Although Uluru holds the centre stage when touring the Australian Red Centre, there are many more things to see besides the iconic Ayers Rock.  Although it might be the biggest rock out there, the red domes of Kata Tjuta or The Olgas are no less attractive.  The three dozen red domes located 30 km from the Ayers Rock, are a striking attraction as every tour program of includes it in the itinerary. No tour to Uluru can be complete without seeing the red domes. Kata Tjuta, meaning many heads is of immense significance in the Aboriginal law, custom and religion.

To retain the anthropological value of the place, only two walks are open for tourists – the shorter 2.6 km walk to the Walpa Gorge that takes 45 minutes is just beautiful and the longer and more challenging walk to the Valley of Winds covering 7.4 km between 2 to 4 hours though arduous is very rewarding at the end.

It looks beautiful during sunrise and sunset

A comparison with Uluru obviously comes to the mind when you view the sunrise and sunset at Kata Tjuta which is no less astounding. The sunset is particularly beautiful and never should you miss the fantastic view of the sunrise from the dune viewing platform. When the sun rays appear from behind the Ayers Rock located at a distance, the majestic sight will hold you in awe. If you are on a package tour, make sure that it includes a visit to the domes in the itinerary.

Uluru’s forgotten rock

Atila or Mt Conner that was formed about 550 million years ago is yet another never to miss attraction, and lest people forget to visit it, the moniker ‘Fool-uru’ meaning forgotten rock seems most appropriate.  Located on Curtin Springs cattle station, you need the station owner’s permission to visit the rock after driving down 80 km from Uluru.

Hiking Kings Canyon

It takes a day trip to visit Kings Canyon located in Watarkka National Park about 300 km from Uluru.   You can either drive down on your own or book a return hiking tour or choose a tour package that covers the destination. If you want to take the famous Rim Walk (6 km), you must be there by 9 am after which the rangers close the gates as a measure of safety. And you must be ready to bear the sweltering heat as the temperature can touch 36oC. The stiff climb that you encounter at the beginning of the walk is so challenging that people have given the hill a nickname of Heart Attack Hill. However, it is rewarding enough once you reach the top as the spectacular landscapes will make you forget the pains undergone.

The Garden of Eden is like an oasis at the heart of the canyon, and the domes of the Lost City in the distance appear like beehives that soothe the heart and mind. For those who want a lighter walk, the option of Creek Bed Walk (2km) provides impressive views of the canyon from the periphery.

Some wanderers and explorers once roamed the earth to unfold mysteries of unknown lands because at that time there are no escorted touring companies to lead their way. But when talking of Mauritius, you need not waste your time trying to explore its tourist map inch by inch to scale your tour, plan the itinerary, book hotels, find sightseeing packages, etc. You can leave all of these head hammering and time-consuming tasks to a good guided touring agency, and instead, enjoy your few days of the Mauritius vacation in the most exotic way.

Amazing Mauritius tours

Experience Mauritius in a way you never thought of before because now there are some great touring options in the country, and various kinds of tours for tourists of all tastes. Therefore whatever type of tourist you are, you are going to unravel some interesting tour for you in the kitty of the guided touring company in Mauritius. Being one of the most preferred coastal estimations in the world, simply sea waters offer you a plethora of activities. And then there are many other options.

  • Love sea diving and snorkeling and you have it here in Mauritius
  • Watch whales in Mauritius
  • Walk under the sea, and enjoy excursion while watching sea fishes and variety of species
  • Scuba divers can spend a whole day diving
  • Enjoy the Bois Cheri tour in a day
  • Get to watch dolphins playing in the sea
  • Try parasailing over the open sea
  • Visit Cerf’s Island
  • Visit Chamarel with its waterfalls, Chamarel Rum, seven colored earth tour, and the ebony forest
  • Go and explore the Black River Gorges National Park
  • Watch the Alexandra Falls
  • Tour the Grand Bassin with the Hindu Shiva temple
  • Visit the Pampelmousses Botanical garden
  • Watch and tour Port Louis
  • Also visit the Citadel, Caudan Waterfront, Grand Baie, Chateau de Labourdonnais, the Mauritius aquarium, the Red Church, and L’aventure du Sucre Museum.

These are some of the grandest tours you can enjoy in Mauritius. If you are a sea and nature lover, you will indulge by heart and soul in the seawater-based tours. Adventure lovers would not like to miss parasailing and other water sports. And heritage and culture tour lovers would love to explore the northern Mauritius tours, while Southern Mauritius is a concoction of religious and nature tour both.

How to start with your Mauritius tour planning?

Once you have decided that you are visiting Mauritius and your tickets are confirmed you only have one more step to take to streamline the whole tour. You will have to contact a guided and escorted touring company in Mauritius who are authorized to offer you various tour packages as per your choice. A buffet of interesting tours to cover all of your interests can be explored at


Programming a Mauritius tour can be fun when you team up with the right touring agency. The country has a lot to offer along with pleasant landscapes and seascapes, and you must explore all of it in style.