The natural beauty of Mauritius

Black River Gorges: Half-Day Guided Hiking Trip

Product ID: 35567

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Key Details
4 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Printed Voucher Accepted
Live Guide
English, French

Pick-up service

If you would like round-trip transportation (offered at an additional charge), please let the operator known by phone or email up to 48 hours prior your scheduled tour departure. Payment for transportation services should be made to the driver on the day of the tour.

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What You'll Do
  • Explore Black River Gorges, the largest national park in Mauritius
  • Hike into the heart of the indigenous forest, one of the rarest forests in the world
  • Take a break at the waterfalls and river, where you can enjoy a swim
Take a hike in Black River Gorges National Park and discover the beauty of the highlands of south-western Mauritius. Enjoy spectacular views of the island’s nature, and be on the lookout for some of the island’s native birds, found only in Mauritius.
What to Expect
Experience the true beauty of the central highlands of Mauritius on a half-day guided hike. Discover the Black River Gorges National Park, famous for its waterfalls, vistas, and hikes.

The park covers an area of more than 6,754 hectares in the hilly south-western part of Mauritius. With the help of your guides you’ll discover that natural heritage of Mauritius as you explore one of the rarest forests in the world. The park is home to more than 300 species of native and endemic flowering plants and 9 species of birds, found only in Mauritius.

This hike takes you into the heart of the indigenous forest and provides you with many panoramic views. You’ll also come to a river, where you can enjoy a swim.

Take in breathtaking views during the hike. Marvel at the wide, beautiful gorge curving dramatically downward between a series of mountains and a stunning waterfall scampering down the hillside with a range of mountains behind.

The park protects most of the island's remaining rainforest. Many endemic plants and animals can be found in the park, including the Mauritian flying fox and all of the island's endemic birds: the Mauritius kestrel, pink pigeon, Mauritius parakeet, Mauritius cuckoo-shrike, Mauritius bulbul, Mauritius olive white-eye, Mauritius grey white-eye, and the Mauritius fody.
What's Included
  • Professional guides throughout the hike
What's Not Included
  • Round-trip transportation between your hotel and the departure point (available at additional cost)
Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Meeting Point

The meeting point is beside the bus terminal in Henrietta village (about 3 kilometers from Curepipe center). (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
Please note:
• The trip begins at 09:00 and ends at around 13:00
• Be sure to bring hiking shoes, sun cream and mosquito repellent, and a spare set of clothes
• The region is Mauritius West, and the hike is rated as easy
• Minimum age requirement is 10 years

Cancellation for whatever reason will result in the following charges:
30 days before the date of the activity 5%
15-30 days - 20%
7-14 days - 35%
3-6 days - 50%
Less than 2 days - 100%

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Product ID: 35567