I believe this is the first time I've ever seen sub-$1000 flights from Toronto to Mauritius (MRU), a paradise-on-earth island located to the east of Madagascar, off the SE coast of Africa.
At first glance, it may not seem like an amazing price, considering that I usually like to post fares that are a lot less. But it's all relative. Compared to what it usually costs to get to Mauritius, I'd say it's a true 50% discount off the usual bottom price and more than meets my criteria for an amazing deal.
For comparison, the cheapest flights from YYZ to Madagascar run around $2100.
The flights have 1 stop in Paris (CDG) each way. Since they are on Air France, it should be possible to get a free extended layover in Paris as well.
The total distance is 15,374km (9,600 miles) each way. Make no mistake, Mauritius is a long ways away from Toronto!
Interestingly, the same flights just from Paris to Mauritius alone are going for $1474 roundtrip.
I've never been to Mauritius, but from the pictures I've seen, it looks pretty incredible. It reminds me a bit of Bora Bora.
How to find and book these flights
1. You could start with a search on Google Flights Explorer
2. And then try a 3 day flexible date search on Kayak. Here are some examples:
If you see any other months with dates under $1000, please share, and I will do the same.
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