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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.HighlightsComprehensive tour by bus/coachFree hotel pickup and drop-off includedInformative, friendly and professional guideWhat You Can ExpectYour 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 Sonia Q 14-Oct-2017 Very good experience! The gude was well prepared and patient. She gave us interesting information about Mauritius: people, religion, history and everyday life. 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. Please wait... Previous 1 2 3 4 5 Next DetailsInclusionsHotel pickup and drop-offLocal guideTransport by air-conditioned coachEntrance feesRum samples (over 18yrs only)Lunch with Chamarel coffeeExclusionsFood and drinks, unless specifiedGratuities (optional)Additional InfoConfirmation will be received at time of bookingVoucher infoYou can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.Departure PointYour hotel in the north, east, west or south of MauritiusDeparture 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.Duration8 hoursReturn DetailsReturns to original departure point Tour Options Trip in English Code: ENGLISH Southwest Mauritius Day Trip with an English-speaking guide Starting From 7780 Check Availability View Pricing Options Picture Gallery You have a question ? Special Price for Group ? 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