Guided tour

Mauritius: Dolphin Encounter, Trou aux Cerf and Grand Bassin

4.9 / 5

9 reviews

Mauritius: Dolphin Encounter, Trou aux Cerf and Grand Bassin

From US$ 113.01 per person

Swim with wild dolphins in the open seas of Mauritius. Visit the dormant volcano of Trou aux Cerfs. Explore the sacred Hindu pilgrimage site of Grand Bassin. Discover the Seven Colored Earths and giant tortoises at Chamarel.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup available from hotels in Mauritius

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy an unforgettable dolphin encounter and snorkeling adventure
  • Visit the crater of the dormant volcano of Trou aux Cerfs
  • Discover the popular site of Chamarel and marvel at the famous Seven Colored Earths
Full description
Begin your full-day experience with a visit to the wild dolphins who live off the coast of the Black River in the Indian Ocean. Swim with the playful creatures in their natural environment. Your skippers will tell about their habits and provide you with guidelines for a sustainable trip once you have boarded the boat.  The skippers will accompany you in the water when it is your turn to swim. Take in stunning views over the open sea and of these amazing creatures before heading to the popular diving and snorkeling site (time permitting). Dive in and marvel at the beautiful coral gardens and array of tropical fish. Proceed then to the dormant volcano of Trou aux Cerfs for beautiful panoramas. Take a stroll around the crater, situated 2,000 feet above sea level, for breathtaking views of the whole island on clear days.  Continue to the temples and shrines of the peaceful Grand Bassin. See the 108-foot statue of Shiva and climb the highest temple for more stunning views. Look out for the resident monkeys and other wildlife while you're there. Drive through the park to Plaine des Champagnes, stopping to admire Alexandra Falls on the way. Finally, head to Chamarel to discover the geological miracle that is the Seven Colored Earths. Get a view of Chamarel Falls, Mauritius' most famous waterfall. Say hello to one of the giant tortoises before concluding the tour and heading back to your hotel.
Includes
  • Driver and guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • Food
  • Entrance to Chamarel
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Water
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  This tour lasts up to 8 hours. You can choose how long you spend at each attraction (except for the dolphin encounter, which lasts around 2.5 hours). Depending on your group’s speed, you may not have time to see all the listed attractions.
  •  Please be advised that an encounter with the dolphins is not 100% guaranteed.
  • You will have time for lunch at your own expense.
  • It may not be possible to stop at Grand Bassin in February or March, as the area is a pilgrimage site during the festival of Mahashivaratree.
  •  Please be advised that if you are staying on the north side of the island, pickup will occur slightly earlier.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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A really nice and eventful day with our guide Deepak. He was very informative and told us a lot about the island, culture and beliefs. One of the highlights was the food in the restaurant to which our guide brought us. A really recommendable tour.

November 22, 2021

Rajen was very nice, he knew everything about the island and he gave us a lot of explanations! The place to eat was great, we also swam with the dolphins it was awesome !! We recommend !

November 27, 2021

Everything went very smoothly. Swimming with the dolphins was really amazing. Then Raj showed us the island with lots of helpful information and perfect service. Thanks!

November 17, 2021

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