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Mauritius: Private Southwest Coast Highlights Tour

Mauritius: Private Southwest Coast Highlights Tour

::: ITINERARY - Pick up hotel or any provided location at 09:00 - Le port (ships model) - Trou aux Cerfs crater - Grand Bassin known as Ganga Talao - Alexandra falls - Black River Gorge - Chamarel 7 colour earth and waterfalls (entrance fees not included) - View of benitier - Drop at 17:00 at pick up location Note: Driver can stop at Chamarel Rum Distillery if time available, tickets not included. (on request only) See the sights of south Mauritius with a private driver and guide on a full-day tour exclusive to you and your group. Continue to the mountain village of Chamarel to look at the amazing sand dunes of different colors at the Seven Coloured Earths. Get panoramic views of the rural landscape of the Black River district and peaks of Le Morne Brabant mountain.   Visit the Alexandra Falls viewpoint in Gorges National Park, and then look inside an ancient volcanic crater at Trou Aux Cerfs, where the lush vegetation and tropical plants will take your breath away. End with a trip to the crater lake of Grand Bassin – also known as Ganga Talao – to see statues of different deities sacred to Hindus.

Mauritius: Private Tour of the South West with Lunch

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: Exclusive South West Tour

Mauritius: Exclusive South West Tour

The iconic stops include: -Trou aux Cerfs, an extinct crater overlooking the town of Curepipe and offering a panoramic view of -Floreal -Curepipe: Second largest city of the island centrally situated in Mauritius also known as "La Ville Lumière" ("The Town of Light") since it was the first town in the island to run on electricity. Curepipe translated means 'cleaning the pipe". Only a few minutes away from Curepipe, Floreal Square is a beautiful place to go for shopping. for duty free jewellery, Floreal Square for textile, Voilier de L’Océan for ship models and local souvenir shops... -Grand Bassin: A lake situated in a mountain area, deep in the lush area of Mauritius. It is the most sacred Hindu place on the island where many pilgrims walk from their homes to collect its water to offer to Lord Shiva for the Maha Shivaratri celebration. -Alexandra Falls: Alexandra Falls is indeed one of the most emblematic and popular sites of the island. Famous not only for its breathtaking beauty, Alexandra Falls also offers visitors the chance to live a unique experience with nature. -Black River Gorges: A 6,500 hectare park proclaimed natural reserve in 1994 and is the largest national park in Mauritius. From Plaine Champagne on the central plateau there is a breathtaking view of the Black River Gorges where we protect much of the remaining indigenous forests of Mauritius. -Chamarel Seven Coloured Earth: Created by volcanic rocks that cooled at different temperatures offering hillsides of patterns of colour. A mention to the magnificent Chamarel falls!

Mauritius: Private Southwest Day Tour

Mauritius: Private Southwest Day Tour

Discover Mauritius' southern region on a private day tour with pickup and drop-off over the whole island. Admire spectacular views of the Trou aux Cerfs volcanic crater, mountain landscapes, cascading waterfalls, the flora and fauna of the island, the Grand Bassin Hindu Temple, and experience a delicious rum tasting. Start your adventure at your hotel with a convenient pickup service. Depending on the location of your accommodation, you will head to the Trou aux Cerfs crater to see the extinct volcano, now taken over by lush forest. Marvel at indigenous plant species, giant green pines, and be mesmerized by the 360-degree view of the city of Curepipe and the Mountain ranges. Proceed to the Grand Bassin to explore the Hindu Temple which is surrounded by the crater lake. Learn about the Hindu culture in Mauritius in the presence of the Ganga Talao. Continue on to the Black River Gorges viewpoint to admire the scenic and panoramic view of the island's southern landscapes and mountains, coupled with the splendid view of the Alexandra Waterfall. Stop and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant as you savor a 3-course Mauritian meal comprising fresh salads, rice, soups, chicken curry, or fish and vegetables. Enjoy a final stop at the 7 Colored Earths at Chamarel to see the 100-meter drop waterfall, the highest waterfall in Mauritius. Alternatively, visit the Valley des Couleurs at Chamouny to see the 23 Colored Earth, coupled with lots of local activities. Finish your adventure with a drive back to your hotel. IMPORTANT NOTICE AS FROM 16 MARCH 2024 THE ROAD TO GO TO RHUMERIE FACTORY AND THE SEVEN COLOR OF EARTH WILL BE CLOSE. BECAUSE OF ROAD WORK. AS THE ROAD WILL BE CLOSE WE DIVERT ALL THE CLIENT TO 23 COLOR OF EARTH . TILL NEW NOTICE

Mauritius: Tamarind Falls Highlights 3-Hour Hiking Trip

Mauritius: Tamarind Falls Highlights 3-Hour Hiking Trip

Meet your guide at the Henrietta Bus Station and start with a short briefing about the hike. Then begin your 3-hour hiking experience by walking through sugarcane fields to reach the entrance to the canyon, admiring the stunning landscape around you. Make your way down to the canyon, and after 30 minutes of walking you’ll reach the first of many waterfalls. Take the chance to swim in the natural pools carved out of the rock. Learn about the plants, the animals, and the history of Mauritius from your guide. Finish your tour at Tamarind Falls, the most impressive waterfall, before returning to your original start point.

Mauritius: Private South Tour with Pickup

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: Wild Southwest Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Mauritius: Wild Southwest Full-Day Tour with Lunch

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: Private Full-Day South Mauritius Tour

Mauritius: Private Full-Day South Mauritius Tour

Start your full-day private excursion with a pickup from any location on Mauritius. Let your guide know which sights you want to see and how much time you'd like to spend there. Explore the lush surroundings of the Trou aux Cerfs dormant volcano, located in the hills of Curepipe. Enjoy the verdant greenery and 360-degree panoramic views of the surrounding towns. Take a drive to the Grand Bassin, also called Ganga Talao. This crater lake features towering trees, abundant wildlife, and numerous statues and sacred temples that perform daily worship ceremonies. Visit Black River Gorges National Park, which covers roughly two percent of the island’s surface. Walk along its peaceful hiking trails and visit Alexandra Falls, which sits perched at the apex of a winding scenic road. Get a feel for Mauritian culture and its relationship to the island’s natural beauty at Chamarel village. Explore the village, swim at the nearby waterfall, or witness the rum-making process at the nearby Chamarel Rhumerie. Enter the Chamarel Seven Coloured Earth Geopark, a 650-million-year-old geological oddity that displays its multihued sands in brilliant contrast under sunny skies. Reflect on the ancient mysteries that must have taken place under the earth’s surface to produce such a unique sight. After a day of exploration and sightseeing, get dropped off back at your hotel or another location on Mauritius.

Mauritius: Full-Day Tour of the Southwest

Mauritius: Full-Day Tour of the Southwest

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.

Mauritius: Waterfalls Hike with Local Guide and Light Picnic

Mauritius: Waterfalls Hike with Local Guide and Light Picnic

Get ready to embark on an adventure filled with laughter, joy, and unforgettable moments alongside a vibrant local guide. Embark on this 3 hour jungle expedition and visit 4 of the 7 cascading waterfalls, trek along hiking trails, with time for a refreshing swim in the cool water. Start your adventure by meeting your guide at the designated meeting location. Be left awe-struck as you descend your way through each waterfall. Trek along the hiking trail that wind its way down through verdant, tropical forests that envelop you in a canopy of vibrant green. Continue the way down and be treated to breathtaking vistas of valleys and gorges. Witness panoramic views that offer glimpses of Mauritius' untouched beauty and provide perfect photo opportunities to capture the essence of your adventure. Head along the trail and encounter tranquil pools. Take a dip in the cool water, before we head our way back !

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We had an amazing trip to the South despite the rain . Ridwaan our guide was so informative about the history of the island and pointing out places in route . We had a brilliant time at Les Valley des Couluers and spent more time there than planned but it was worth it . I had some questions before the trip anout bookings and he was able to provide support and advice promptly . Despite the rain Ridwaan deviated the route to try and see if we could take advantage of views at one of the viewing points but sadly there was too much mist . The transport was so clean and tidy and he had umbrellas for us all to walk to a viewing area . Would definitely recommend this trip and guide whilst on Mauritius. Thank you Alison

We had the best time. Our guide was lovely, made us feel safe, took lots of photo for us, had a good hiking pace. Couldn’t have asked for a better guide. Thank you Mathieu! There were only two of us on the hike and we went for the 1pm slot. Weather was good but very slippy and muddy in places. Don’t take white trainers like we did! Stayed at the LUX Belle Mare hotel which was 90 minutes away, taxi was 4000 return, our taxi driver waited for us so we made sure to give a tip. Would thoroughly recommend this trip.

We had a wonderful day with our guide Mr Dheeraj! We saw beautiful nature of Mauritius and Mr Dheeraj told us everything what important and interesting. We felt safe and satisfied. It’s definietely worth to do it!

Fabrice was an awesome Guide, super caring, told us a lot of special facts about the waterfalls and the nature and made this trip an amazing experience! Highly recommend it.

The driver did everything he could to make our trip unique.