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Overview

Experience the unspoiled nature of southwest Mauritius on this day trip from your island hotel. With an expert guide, travel to the verdant Rivière Noire District, where high mountain peaks, volcanic formations and nature reserves dominate. Visit towering Chamarel Waterfall and the striking Seven Coloured Earth dunes, sample rum at a local distillery, and savor a 3-course Mauritius lunch. Visit the ancient Trou aux Cerfs crater, boasting sweeping island views and finish the tour at the Ship Model Factory in Floreal. Numbers are limited to 15 on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized experience.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide


  • What You Can Expect

    Your day starts with pickup from your hotel on the north, east, west or south side of the island. Enjoy the scenery and learn about the area’s flora, fauna and history from your guide as you drive along the west coast to the Rivière Noire District. Pass through Le Morne, La Prairie and Macondé before curving back into the mountains to the picturesque village of Chamarel.

    Visit Chamarel Waterfall, the tallest waterfall in Mauritius that plunges more than 328 feet (100 meters) against a scenic backdrop of forests and mountains. Continue to the Seven Coloured Earth, a striking geological formation created by volcanic rocks that cooled at different temperatures. Admire the exposed hillsides glowing with red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow colors.

    Next, head to La Rhumerie de Chamarel distillery to sample local rum. Follow your tasting with a delicious, traditional 3-course lunch served with Chamarel coffee and water at a local restaurant. 

    After lunch, continue up to a high plateau and reach a viewpoint over Black River Gorges National Park. Listen as your guide points out the variety of flora and fauna thriving below.

    In the district of Savanne, visit the secluded Grand Bassin lake, an important place of worship for Mauritian Hindus. Continue on to the Trou aux Cerfs, a huge volcanic crater formed millions of years ago. From here you’ll enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the island before you head to see the Shop of Ship Model.

    The art of ship modeling was brought to Mauritius by various sailors who visited this island. Le Port’s eye for detail and quality has many customers visiting them from around the world. Their craftsmen are adept in the art of miniaturization and the techniques of replica work. At times it requires more than six months for a craftsman to produce a particular model. They also create half models and replicas.

    Your tour concludes with a drop-off at your hotel in the evening.

    Cancellation Policy

    Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.

Customer Reviews

Ashish P

23-Jun-2017

Great tour and made all the better with the wonderful tour guide Melissa

Vishal C

17-Dec-2016

A highly recommended and value for money tour.

Chris R

09-Sep-2016

Excellent day out. Very friendly and knowledgeable guide (Natalie) and good driver. Packed a lot into the day without feeling rushed. Lunch (included) at the Rhumerie was very nice as well. Highly recommend as a good way of seeing the south West of the island.

Ruth L

24-Aug-2016

a great day out. it rained all day but this did not spoil this visit in any way. The guides paschal and samir were excellent. the visit to the rum factory was great lots to taste but a little rushed. the waterfall and scenery were beautiful.Another fantastic lunch. A trip i would strongly recommend but the views i hope would be better on a clearer day.

Ricardo C

12-Jul-2016

Amazing tour great food and excellent tour guide

Details


Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance fees
  • Rum samples (over 18yrs only)
  • Lunch with Chamarel coffee

  • Exclusions

    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities (optional)

    • Additional Info

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

      • Voucher info

        You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

        Departure Point

        Your hotel in the north, east, west or south of Mauritius

        Departure Time

        North: 7:20am West: 7:15am South: 8am Southwest: 8:30am

        Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

        Duration

        8 hours

        Return Details

        Returns to original departure point


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Southwest Mauritius Day Trip with an English-speaking guide
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