Things to do in Black River Gorges National Park

Our most recommended things to do in Black River Gorges National Park

Mauritius: Private Tour of the South West with Lunch

1. Mauritius: Private Tour of the South West with Lunch

After the hotel pickup, you will be visiting the town of Curepipe and Floreal. You will visit the crater of Trou aux Cerfs and the Indu temple of Grand Bassin. Here you will have the chance to learn about the Indu culture and traditions and how they persist in modern Mauritius society. From here, you will then drive to Black River, where you will be able to admire fantastic landscapes and views of the mountains. Finally you will be travelling to Chamarel, where you will visit the Waterfalls, the park of Seven coloured Earths, and pay a visit to the Giant turtles in the park. From here you will be driving back to your hotel, where you will be dropped off.

Mauritius: Wild South West Full-Day Tour

2. Mauritius: Wild South West Full-Day Tour

Enjoy a scenic tour of the wilder landscape of southwest Mauritius and taste the local rum before savoring a delicious lunch at a restaurant. See the volcanic crater of Trou Aux Cerfs, Chamarel Waterfall, 7-Colored Earth, La Rhumerie de Chamarel, and more with a guide.  Visit the ship model factory in Curepipe where their craftsmen are adept in the art of miniaturization and the techniques of replica work. You will then head to the sacred lake of Grand Bassin, the most important place of worship for Mauritian Hindus and make a short drive to the Black River Gorges and stop at the Black River View Point, to see the island’s endemic flora and fauna. Visit La Rhumerie de Chamarel to learn about the various stages involved in making the local rum, before tasting the end product! A delicious gourmet lunch will then be served in a local restaurant. After lunch, the drive continues to Chamarel Village to admire the 90-meter high Chamarel Waterfall and the curious 7-Coloured Earth, a natural phenomenon caused when basaltic lava converts the clay mineral into vibrant shades of red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple, and yellow. Take a winding drive to the southwest corner of Mauritius, and enjoy the drive through Macondé Bridge for panoramic views across the Baie Du Cap River.

Mauritius à La Car: Full-Day Tour with Chauffeur Guide

3. Mauritius à La Car: Full-Day Tour with Chauffeur Guide

Experience the best of Mauritius for a full day with the independence of having a comfortable private car and experienced local chauffeur at your disposal. You’ll plan your own itinerary with your driver’s guidance, and see the places that you would most like to visit. This is the perfect opportunity to discover the island’s stunning natural beauty. The duration of this private excursion is around 8 hours, which is sufficient time to take in a good part of Mauritius. Your driver will provide some recommendations on the best restaurants for sampling the local cuisine at lunch. Note that English, German, and French speaking drivers are available.

Mauritius: Black River Gorges National Park 3-Hour Hike

4. Mauritius: Black River Gorges National Park 3-Hour Hike

Discover the tropical rainforest of Mauritius on a 3-hour walk through the Black River Gorges National Park. Your local guide will take you on a hike to the best viewpoints, trekking along the most beautiful trails. Explore the gorges, rivers, and valleys of this stunning area. Look out for local wildlife along the way and learn about this region from your guide. You might spot the giant bats native to Mauritius, macaque monkeys, ebony trees, and more. End your hiking experience with a refreshing swim in the river.

Mauritius: 500 Feet Waterfall Private Guided Hike

5. Mauritius: 500 Feet Waterfall Private Guided Hike

Follow your guide on a hike to the highest waterfall on the island, which plunges 500-feet into a natural pool. Stop along the way to refuel with some healthy snacks. Admire striking views of the island's south coast along the way. Meet your guide at the Alexandra Falls parking are for a safety briefing before you head to the Alexandra Falls viewpoint. Step into a luscious rainforest and keep an eye out for wildlife like the white-tailed tropic bird which can be seen soaring through the tree canopies in this region. Feel the thrill of making river-crossings and take a break at top of the majestic waterfall where you can dig into some tasty snacks. Take a moment to marvel at the breathtaking panoramic views surrounding you of the south coast and the Bel ombre nature reserve. Continue down to the river-base and make your way along to the base of the falls. Gaze up at the astonishing 500-foot drop. Have the chance to take a dip in this jungle setting and take some photos before making your way back to the starting point.

Mauritius: Full Day Private Tour of the South

6. Mauritius: Full Day Private Tour of the South

Begin your 8-hour day of adventure on Mauritius with convenient pick-up at your hotel anywhere on the island. Pick-up time varies according to your location On this scenic trip around the south of the island, you will discover spectacular changes of scenery, revealing some of the island’s unique natural assets. The day starts with a stop at the Shop of Ship Models, where you can see skilled craftsmen at work on ship miniatures, some of which take months to complete. Enjoy a 360-degree view over the island from Trou aux Cerfs, admire Grand Basin Lake, then travel to a viewpoint over Black River Gorges National Park. Arrive at Chamarel Waterfall, the country's tallest, which plunges 328 feet (100 meters) against a natural backdrop and makes for impressive photos. Finally, see the famous Seven Coloured Earth, a rainbow of striated volcanic rocks.   End your full day of exploration with drop-off back at your hotel.

Private SouthWest tour including Seven Colored Earth & Lunch

7. Private SouthWest tour including Seven Colored Earth & Lunch

Explore the southwest of Mauritius on this scenic day tour with private transportation. Cover the whole southwest and enjoy a traditional lunch at Chamarel. Discover acres of rolling hills, deep valleys, spectacular waterfalls, and unparalleled beauty of flora and fauna in the southwestern region. Begin your tour with a hotel pick-up anywhere in Mauritius. Head to Souillac to see the astounding view of Gris-Gris. Get a view of the cliffs and see the crashing of waves against the flanks. Continue to Ganga Talao which is a crater lake, about 550 meters above sea level. During your visit to this sacred site, you'll inevitably be awestruck by the gigantic statue of Lord Shiva. Drive to Alexandra Falls, to admire the cloud forest of Mt Cocotte and the waterfall. Enjoy a panoramic view of the South Coast with its turquoise ocean. Stop for a stunning panoramic view of the endless green stretches at Gorge Viewpoint. Then, head to the astounding Chamarel Viewpoint to see Chamarel village laid beneath your eyes.  See the lush greenery and the turquoise waters of the southwest coast with Le Morne Brabant to the left and La Tourelle du Tamarin to the right. Then, head to a local restaurant to savor a 3-course Mauritian lunch comprising fresh salads, rice, soups, chicken curry, or fish and vegetables. Visit the seven-colored earth which is a natural phenomenon and a prominent tourist attraction. Discover an almost surreal, lunar-like spectacle of rainbow-hued sand dunes. See the tallest single-drop waterfall in Mauritius, the Chamarel Waterfall approximately 100m high. Finally, witness a stunning coastal view from up above the Maconde viewpoint and admire the panoramic view of the ocean. 

Black River Gorges National Park: Eco Adventure Day Tour

8. Black River Gorges National Park: Eco Adventure Day Tour

Follow the twists and turns of an adventurous hike through the protected national park in the south of Mauritius. Find hidden waterfalls and see the majestic curtains of Alexandra Falls.  Take in the sights and sounds of numerous endemic wildlife and plant species, such as the Echo Parakeet and Pink Pigeons. Smell the scent of wild guava blossoms. Bring out the wildlife enthusiasts in you and follow the trail to a ridge-line ascent. Meander around the valley and capture panoramic glimpses of La Tourelle, Ile Aux Benetiers, and Le Morne in the distance. Take on the challenge of this 15-kilometer adventure through nature and master the 790-meter ascent.

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What people are saying about Black River Gorges National Park

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 960 reviews

Steven was a great guide and showed us and explained a lot about the fauna and wildlife. We saw monkeys, birds and termite builds. The view from the plateau is fantastic. The ascent is sometimes strenuous and requires a certain level of fitness, but it is only a short distance. The flies are annoying everywhere, so light long trousers are advisable.

We had a fantastic day out with our guide. He tailored the trip to make sure we would make the most of good weather while visiting the natural sites, then concluding the tour visiting the Chamarel Rumerie. I would very, very much recommend this tour. We loved it!

Amazing tour. Nitesh was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable about the sights and gave a great overview of Mauritian history, the commerce and nature. I would definitely recommend him and this tour!

This was an excellent excursion to the South of the island with our very knowledgeable driver/guide Ibrahim.

Very well organised trip. The tour guide was super friendly, very knowledgeable and communicatiove