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Heritage Nature Reserve: Quad Bike Tour

1. Heritage Nature Reserve: Quad Bike Tour

Nestled within lush vegetation, Heritage Nature Reserve is the best place to reconnect with nature and enjoy the best quad adventure in Mauritius. Set off on an amazing adventure trail that will take you off the beaten track to discover one of the most unspoiled sites on the island. On totally untamed paths, enjoy a bumpy ride through a pristine environment close to the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, all the while discovering endemic species of plants and animals. You will encounter bats, forest monkeys, flocks of pink pigeons, wild boars, and/or perhaps a herd of Java deer roaming around freely. Your ride will be an unforgettable one along rugged, tree-lined trails that wind through the reserve to reach Cascade Frédérica or Cascade l’Exemple. Immerse yourself into the greenery like never before and indulge in an intensive exploration. You will be spellbound by the breathtaking panoramas, with stops to gaze at the beauty of mother nature. You can also swim at the waterfalls depending on the weather conditions. Driving through the sugar cane field with the mountain ranges on one side and the coastline on the other side is the perfect way to unwind and have some fun whether during the weekdays or weekends. No need to mention that you will be accompanied by the most courteous, accommodating, and knowledgeable guides who will lead the way. You will be able to ask them more about the different stops and unveil the secrets of the wonderful ecosystem of Bel Ombre. They will also tell you more about the fauna and flora that you will surely encounter during your ride.

Mauritius: Heritage Nature Reserve Eco-Buggy Ride

2. Mauritius: Heritage Nature Reserve Eco-Buggy Ride

The Riverine Trail is a 1.5-hour ride along rugged tree-lined trails, leading to the L'Abattis des Cipayes. It is the perfect trail for off-road enthusiasts, as well as those who are adventurous at heart. L’Abbatis des Cipayes is the Creole name of the Sepoy camp set up along the Jacotet River to protect the Jacotet military outpost. You will have time to explore this locality, laden with 300 years of history. You will be able to walk around the grounds, imagine Indian "Cipayes" constructing their Abbatis (fortification). Make the most of the tour of Heritage Nature Reserve and indulge in the rich diversity of landscape and wildlife. Amongs all the great activities in Mauritius to choose from, this trail is the perfect opportunity to learn more about local ecotourism on the island of Mauritius.

Port Louis: Private Guided Sightseeing Tour

3. Port Louis: Private Guided Sightseeing Tour

This excursion will introduce you to the city of Port Louis, founded in 1735 by Mahe de Labourdonnais, where you will visit the historic Fort Adelaide also known as the Citadel. Built by the English in 1835 and is one of the few fortifications of British origin remaining on the island. From here, you'll enjoy a view stretching over almost the entire city. Your next stop will be a visit to the central market (also known as the bazaar). Here you will be amazed by the variety of products you will find - fruits, vegetables, scent sticks, spices, pashmina, and linen are amongst the most sold products. Your next stop will be at the Caudan Waterfront, a modern precinct facing the harbor. Its 170 boutiques display beautiful collections of local designers and famous brands. Its craft market is an open bazaar, impregnated by exotic scents of spices, souvenirs, and basketry. Then, visit the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, renamed Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, and the highlight of any visit to the north. It is the oldest botanical garden in the southern hemisphere, dating back to 1735. Admire a magnificent collection of local and exotic plants, a variety of giant water lilies, rare plants from Mascarene, the baobab, giant palms, and the Talipot palm, whose flower only blossoms after 50 years.

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What people are saying about Bel Ombre

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 26 reviews

Fantastic day, turned up early to try and catch the Dolphins and was luckily enough to see them within just a few minutes. Spent a couple of hours following the pod round, swimming with them at very close quarters. Then off for a snorkel on a nearby reef. Followed by a few lazy hours enjoying the bbq on an amazing beach. The 2 guides we had where exceptional, helpful, and full of local information. Couldn’t have been anymore attentive. Great day out.

It was a real experience! We were picked up at the agreed hour at the hotel and then with 3 other people on a boat for dolphins! We got a snorkel and flippers and could swim to the dolphins !! Afterwards snorkeled and saw beautiful fish. In the afternoon a tasty BQ with fish, chicken and sausages and a delicious dessert! Highly recommended

Absolutely to be recommended! The dolphin swim is unique and you can swim as close to the animals as I would never have thought possible in the wild! Snorkeling on the reef is also awesome and the beach where the barbecue takes place is beautiful! I don't understand what other critics want in terms of entertainment on a dream beach.

We were lucky enough to see the dolphins. The guides take great care. Very successful meal for all tastes. Île aux Bénitiers is a little corner of paradise.

It was well organised, lunch was delicious and we did saw the pod of dolphins! It was amazing to swim around them.