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Mauritius: Full-Day Tour of the Southwest

Activity provider: Eco Holidays Mauritius

Mauritius: Full-Day Tour of the Southwest

Activity provider: Eco Holidays Mauritius

From US$ 103.31 per person

Discover the highlights of southwest Mauritius on an 8-hour guided tour of attractions such as the sacred lake of Grand Bassin, Alexandra Falls and the 7 Colored Earths at Chamarel.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Marvel at the 7 Seven Colored Earths at Chamarel
  • Taste different types of rum at a rum factory
  • Get panoramic views from the volcanic crater of Trou aux Cerfs
Full description
Get panoramic views from the top of the Trou aux Cerfs volcano and stroll around the crater before making your way to the sacred lake of Grand Bassin via the Mare-aux-Vacoas reservoir.  Continue to the Black River Gorges to discover the home of endemic flora and fauna. Drive through the park via Plaine des Champagnes for an amazing view of Alexandra Falls. Taste different types of rum at a rum factory in Chamarel before lunch in the village. Then, discover the geological marvel of the 7 Colored Earths and see the giant tortoises before getting a panoramic view from the Case Noyal viewpoint.
  • Entrance fees to the Chamarel Rum Factory
  • Rum tasting
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Driver/guide
  • Lunch and soft drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks during lunch
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that it may not be possible to stop at the Grand Bassin in February or March as the area is also a pilgrimage site during the festival of Mahashivaratree
  • This is a small group tour (max 6 people). If there are no other bookings on the day you will enjoy a private tour at no extra cost
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 105 reviews

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Truly amazing experience. We had at our disposal a driver who also acted as a guide. We saw fantastic places, but the anecdotes that dear Dhiren told us were precious. It was special in meeting our needs as well. He made us taste some typical food in the morning, pleasant lunch. We saw more things than scored on the tour, which in fact lasted even longer than expected. I am 100% satisfied. Super recommended!

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October 27, 2022

The tour as a whole is recommended. You can see a lot of the southwest in a short time. As already written several times, you could save yourself the first two stops (ship models, fabric shop). The sights afterwards are fine though. Because there are many stops in one day, it is more of a short hop on and hop off. Our guide Anish was very accommodating and explained a lot to us along the way. He made the whole tour even better.

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October 24, 2022

Absolutely recommended! We were able to take advantage of a private tour and our guide, Dhiren made us discover enchanting places and specialties of the island. Detailed presentations and descriptions, sometimes astonishing, Dhiren also lent himself to taking pictures of us to immortalize every little moment. The cost is much lower than that proposed by the resort and, considering that the proposal is the same, why not take advantage of it? Thanks Dhiren and thanks Anish, guide and driver.

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October 20, 2022

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