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Chamouny

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Mauritius: Private South Tour with Pickup

1. Mauritius: Private South Tour with Pickup

Explore Mauritius' southern coast and west interior on a private day tour with pickup offered from around the island. Be Impressed by the trou aux cerfs volcanic crater, admire the awe-inspiring beauty Grand Bassin Hindu Temple, see stunning mountain landscapes, listen to cascading waterfalls, and the rich flora and fauna that make this island a tropical paradise. Your adventure begins at your hotel where you will be picked up and then taken to the town of Curepipe and Floreal, both known for their colonial French architecture. Afterward, drive to the top of Trou aux Cerfs crater to see an extinct volcano now overgrown with nature that has reclaimed the once-extinct volcano. Immerse yourself in the beauty of indigenous plant species, towering green pines, and be captivated by the panoramic 360-degree views of Curepipe city and the majestic mountain ranges. Then, head to Lord Shiva, Grand Bassin Hindu Temple which is surrounded by the crater lake of Ganga Talao. Here, have the chance to learn about Hindu culture and traditions and how they persist in modern Mauritius society. From the temple then drive to Black River Gorges National Park and Alexandra Waterfall to admire the breathtaking panoramas of the island's southern landscapes and mountains. To Conclude your adventure with a final stop at La Valley des Couleurs in Chamouny, where the 23 Colored Earth marvel awaits, complemented by an array of local activities. Your journey concludes with a scenic drive back to your hotel, leaving you with cherished memories of an enchanting day in Mauritius.

Mauritius: Scenic Helicopter Flight with Hotel Transfers

2. Mauritius: Scenic Helicopter Flight with Hotel Transfers

Admire some of the best sites in the pearl of the Indian Ocean on a helicopter flight of Mauritius, with hotel transfers included. After taking off from the base in Triolet, fly over the bustling capital city of Port Louis, home to administrative buildings and the only port for international trade. Then, head for Tamarin, where you may catch a glimpse of dolphins if you’re lucky. Further on, the Isle of Bénitiers awaits you with its unusual geography. As the helicopter moves toward the southwest of the island, see the majestic Le Morne mountain. Witness the optical illusion from the underwater waterfalls, followed by a kaleidoscope of colors as you fly over Chamarel and its plunging ravines and lush green forests that are home to seven seemingly endless waterfalls, offering breathtaking views from the sky. Pass by the Pouce and Pieter Both mountains, cherished by hikers and nature lovers, completing your aerial journey of Mauritius.

Mauritius: La Vallée des Couleurs Signature Zipline Ticket

3. Mauritius: La Vallée des Couleurs Signature Zipline Ticket

Soar across La Vallée des Couleurs on the Signature Zipline, a thrilling escapade guaranteed to deliver an extraordinary rush. Spanning an impressive 1.5 kilometers, this zipline invites adrenaline junkies to glide over scenic vistas in an exhilarating new way. From the moment you take off, prepare for an unmatched adrenaline surge as you sweep through the air, the breeze racing against you. Absorb the sweeping views of verdant forests, tumbling waterfalls, and pristine lagoons below. Relish in the unparalleled sense of freedom while zipping through the skies, all while observing the rich tapestry of wildlife and greenery beneath. Ideal for both thrill-seekers and those wishing to immerse themselves in the splendor of nature, the Signature Zipline at La Vallée des Couleurs offers a spectacular journey of thrill and beauty. Seize this opportunity to forge indelible memories in one of the globe's most magnificent landscapes.

Zen Route | Volcano, Lakes, Waterfalls, Zip-lining & Lunch

4. Zen Route | Volcano, Lakes, Waterfalls, Zip-lining & Lunch

Welcome to our Zen Route full day tour, where you'll embark on a journey of tranquility and natural beauty. Our carefully curated itinerary is designed to immerse you in the serene landscapes of Mauritius, allowing you to unwind and rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. Our first stop on the Zen Route is the majestic Trou Aux Cerfs dormant volcano. As you stand atop this geological wonder, you'll be awestruck by the panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Feel the gentle breeze caress your skin as you take in the lush greenery and distant horizons, experiencing a sense of peace and harmony with nature. Next, we'll venture to Mare aux Vacoas Lake, the largest reservoir in Mauritius. Here, amidst the tranquil waters and verdant hillsides, you'll have the opportunity to reflect and reconnect with the natural world. Take a leisurely stroll along the lakeshore or simply sit and absorb the serene atmosphere, allowing yourself to be fully present in the moment. From Mare aux Vacoas, we'll make our way to Grand Bassin Lake, a sacred site revered by the Hindu community. Set amidst the picturesque surroundings of a natural crater lake, Grand Bassin is home to a stunning temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. As you explore this spiritual sanctuary, you'll be enveloped in a sense of reverence and tranquility, experiencing a profound connection to the divine. Our journey continues with a visit to Alexandra waterfalls, where you'll be treated to a mesmerizing display of cascading water and lush vegetation. Here, surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature, you'll have the opportunity to unwind and soak up the serene ambiance. And what better way to savor this moment than with a delicious 3-course lunch at Le Chamouzé Restaurant, situated by the waterfalls? Indulge your senses with a delectable meal crafted from the finest local ingredients, all while basking in the beauty of your surroundings. After lunch, we'll head to La Vallée Des Couleurs, a nature reserve renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and diverse array of activities. Whether you're interested in hiking, ziplining, or simply taking in the stunning views, there's something for everyone to enjoy at this unique destination. Spend the afternoon exploring the vibrant flora and fauna of the reserve, or simply relax and take in the peaceful ambiance of this natural paradise. As the day draws to a close, you'll return from your Zen Route journey feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and deeply connected to the beauty of Mauritius. So come join us on this unforgettable adventure, and discover the true essence of tranquility amidst the stunning landscapes of our island paradise.

Mauritius: Private South Day Tour with Hotel Transfer

5. Mauritius: Private South Day Tour with Hotel Transfer

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Mauritius' south-southwest region on an exclusive private day tour with seamless pickup and drop-off services. Delight in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Trou aux Cerfs volcanic crater, picturesque mountain landscapes, cascading waterfalls, and the rich flora and fauna that make this island a tropical paradise. Explore the serenity of the Grand Bassin Hindu Temple and savor the essence of the island with a delightful rum tasting experience. Your adventure begins with a convenient pickup service from your hotel. Travel to the Trou aux Cerfs crater, where the lush forest has reclaimed the once-extinct volcano. Immerse yourself in the beauty of indigenous plant species, towering green pines, and be captivated by the panoramic 360-degree views of Curepipe city and the majestic mountain ranges. Journey to Grand Bassin and discover the Hindu Temple, surrounded by a serene crater lake. Gain insights into the rich Hindu culture of Mauritius in the sacred presence of the Ganga Talao. Next, revel in the splendid views of the Alexandra Waterfall and the Black River Gorges viewpoint, offering breathtaking panoramas of the island's southern landscapes and mountains. As an option, indulge in a delectable 3-course Mauritian meal at a local restaurant, featuring fresh salads, rice, soups, chicken curry, or fish and vegetables. Then proceed for a delightful rum tasting at La Rhumerie de Chamarel and immerse on a journey of rum production. Conclude your adventure with a final stop at the Valley des Couleurs in Chamouny, where the 23 Colored Earth marvel awaits, complemented by an array of local activities. Your journey concludes with a scenic drive back to your hotel, leaving you with cherished memories of an enchanting day in Mauritius.

Southern Mauritius: Volcanoes & Coloured Earth

6. Southern Mauritius: Volcanoes & Coloured Earth

Discover the stunning beauty of Southern Mauritius on our tour! You'll visit some of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders and cultural landmarks on the island, including the Diamond & Ship Factory, Volcano Crater, Holy Lake of Grand Bassin Temple, Black River Gorges, and Chamarel 7 colored earth/Waterfall or Valley 23 colored earth. First, you'll stop at the Diamond & Ship Factory, where you'll get a fascinating glimpse into the art of diamond cutting and polishing. Next, you'll head to the breathtaking Volcano Crater, where you can witness firsthand the raw power of nature as you take in panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. After that, you'll visit the Holy Lake of Grand Bassin Temple, one of the most sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites outside of India. This tranquil lake is surrounded by ornate temples and statues, and you'll have the opportunity to explore the area and learn about its rich cultural heritage. Next, you'll venture into the heart of the island and explore the lush rainforest of the Black River Gorges National Park. Here, you'll be surrounded by stunning vistas and rare wildlife as you make your way through the park's winding trails. After a morning of adventure, you can enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant (at an additional cost). Then, you'll head to Chamarel, where you'll be amazed by the breathtaking 7-colored earth or 23-colored earth waterfall/valley. These geological wonders feature surreal landscapes of multicolored sand and rock formations that must be seen to be believed. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to explore the best of Southern Mauritius in one unforgettable day! Book your tour today and let us show you the wonders of this stunning island. What you will expect HIGHLIGHTS Diamond & Ship Factory: A fascinating insight into the art of diamond cutting and polishing. Volcano Crater: An awe-inspiring natural wonder that showcases the raw power of nature and offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Holy Lake of Grand Bassin Temple: A sacred Hindu pilgrimage site that boasts a tranquil lake and ornate temples and statues. Black River Gorges: A lush rainforest that is home to rare wildlife and offers stunning vistas. Chamarel 7 coloured earth or 23 coloured earth waterfall/valley: A geological wonder featuring surreal landscapes of multicolored sand and rock formations that is a must-see for visitors to Mauritius. Optional lunch: Guests have the option to enjoy a delicious meal at a local restaurant. Overall, the tour offers a perfect combination of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and culinary delights, making it a truly unforgettable experience. INCLUDED Pick-up & drop-off; Family Vehicle with 10 seats. What you need to know before you go PICK UP: We urge you to be ready on time and wait at the Reception/Lobby. KINDLY NOTE: We accept no responsibility for loss or damage to your property during the tour.

Mauritius: La Vallee des Couleurs, Quad biking Adventure 1hr

7. Mauritius: La Vallee des Couleurs, Quad biking Adventure 1hr

The Quad Bike Adventure at La Vallée des Couleurs Nature Park offers an exhilarating and immersive experience through the picturesque landscapes of Mauritius. Lasting for an hour, this adventure allows visitors to delve into the heart of nature and explore the park's diverse terrain on robust and thrilling quad bikes. Upon arrival at the park, adventurers are greeted by the vibrant ambiance of La Vallée des Couleurs. Surrounded by lush vegetation, serene lakes, and breathtaking natural beauty, participants receive a comprehensive safety briefing and guidance on operating the quad bikes. Equipped with safety gear and briefed on the route, riders embark on their thrilling journey. The trail winds through a kaleidoscope of terrains, from dusty paths to muddy tracks, rocky trails to open fields, offering an adrenaline-packed ride for both beginners and experienced riders. The one-hour adventure allows riders to traverse various landscapes, each presenting its own unique challenges and stunning vistas. As participants navigate the rugged terrain, they're treated to panoramic views of the park's stunning topography—towering mountains, cascading waterfalls, and the rich hues of the Earth's geological wonders. The quad bikes' robust nature allows riders to conquer rough terrains, ensuring an exciting and dynamic experience. Riders can revel in the freedom of exploration, cruising through the park's diverse ecosystems, and experiencing the thrill of adventure in an awe-inspiring natural setting. Throughout the journey, experienced guides accompany the group, providing insights into the park's biodiversity, geological formations, and cultural significance. Visitors not only enjoy the adrenaline rush but also gain a deeper appreciation for the natural wonders of Mauritius. Safety remains a top priority throughout the adventure. Participants are guided by experienced staff who prioritize both the enjoyment and security of each rider, ensuring a safe yet exhilarating experience. The Quad Bike Adventure at La Vallée des Couleurs Nature Park promises an unforgettable hour of exploration, adventure, and connection with nature. It's an ideal excursion for thrill-seekers, nature enthusiasts, and anyone seeking an adrenaline-filled experience amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Mauritius.

Mauritius: La Vallée des Couleurs, Nepalese Bridge

8. Mauritius: La Vallée des Couleurs, Nepalese Bridge

Test your bravery and balance on the thrilling Nepalese Bridge, a suspension marvel that guarantees an adrenaline-pumping adventure. As you step onto this suspended masterpiece, be ready for your heart to race as you navigate your way high above the ground. This remarkable bridge stretches an impressive 350 meters in length, making it the longest suspension bridge in the Indian Ocean. Suspended between 80 to 100 meters above the lush canopy below, it offers a jaw-dropping perspective of the natural world beneath your feet. Walking across the Nepalese Bridge is an extraordinary experience that challenges your courage while rewarding you with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. The sensation of swaying gently in the breeze as you cross this suspension bridge adds an extra layer of excitement to the journey. Whether you're an adventure seeker or simply in search of a unique and thrilling experience, the Nepalese Bridge beckons you to test your mettle high above the canopy, making it a must-visit attraction for those craving an unforgettable adventure in nature's canopy.

Blue Bay Glass Bottom Boat, Adventure Park & Gris Gris

9. Blue Bay Glass Bottom Boat, Adventure Park & Gris Gris

**Please note: this tour is Private, except for the Glass Bottom Boat portion, as there may be other people on the boat** **Please note: the order of attractions may vary depending on your pickup location** After your Private hotel pickup, you'll begin the adventure at Blue Bay Marine Park, arguably the best snorkeling location in Mauritius. Experience a glass bottom boat ride in the park, and snorkel amongst tropical fish and coral, as well as a variety of other marine life. If you're lucky you may even see a giant sea turtle! After the snorkeling, you'll have some time to relax on Blue Bay Beach, and enjoy the stunning views from the Southeast of the island. Next, it's time for a stop at Gris Gris and la Roche qui Pleure (which literally translates to 'the crying rock'). These side-by-side rock formations exemplify the rugged beauty of the South of the island, which is a far contrast from the pristine beaches of Blue Bay. Watch the powerful waves crash on the cliffs below! Finally, it's time for La Vallée des Couleurs Nature Park. Home to the famous 23-coloured earth, this park has a variety of adventurous activities available, including quad biking, zip lining, jeep tours, buggy rides, trekking and suspension bridges. In addition, the park offers amazing views of the southern portion of the island, as it's perched on a hill. At the end of the adventure, your Private driver will drop you back at your hotel.

Mauritius: La Vallée des Couleurs, Waterfall Zipline

10. Mauritius: La Vallée des Couleurs, Waterfall Zipline

Gear up for an unforgettable experience as you approach the zipline launch point. With expert guidance and top-notch safety equipment, you'll clip in and take flight. As you soar high above the park, be prepared to be mesmerized by the panoramic views of emerald forests and cascading waterfalls. So, whether you're an adrenaline junkie or a nature enthusiast, the La Vallée des Couleurs waterfall zipline promises an unforgettable fusion of adventure and natural beauty. Come and immerse yourself in this exhilarating experience where the thrill of ziplining culminates in the serenity of nature's embrace. Book your adventure today and create memories that will last a lifetime!

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What people are saying about Chamouny

This is a great tour and gives you an opportunity to customise it a bit if you wish. Our guide Bilal was fantastic, very knowledgeable, friendly and ready to answer any questions - we've learnt a lot from him about the life on the island. Besides taking us to all the sights and explaining their significance, Bilal introduced us to some wild fruits (wild guava, delicious!!), gave us valuable guidance on the best spots to take pictures from and accommodated our various requests with pleasure. This tour is definitely worth taking if you want to explore the South of Mauritus at your own pace.

Thank you to the very nice taxi driver for this individual 2-person tour with lots of information about the island, the people, the nature, and the culture. We had a lot of time together, the taxi was clean and well air-conditioned, arrived at the hotel on time, and the driver was extremely friendly and interested in us. Thank you very much for that. He knew his way around very well and took us exactly where we wanted to go. Well suited, no risk, very safe - we felt very comfortable and returned safely in the evening. GREAT :-)

Hi everyone, the helicopter flight was very nice and comfortable. The transport from the hotel to the helicopter airport worked very well. The tour takes indeed 45 minutes and covers some very beautiful places of Mauritius. The flight is not high at all so you can see very good everything. The helicopter feels very good in shape and the pilot explained also alot during the flight. A greet experience I can recommend to everyone. Many thanks and best greetings. Oliver

Out of this world, will do it again and again loved everything about it and the safety was perfect

Brilliant staff were great and very helpful would do it again in a heartbeat