Dolphins and Volcanic Wonders Tour Including Swimming With Wild Dolphins

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: Mauritius, Mauritius, Port Louis
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  • 8 hours
  • Port Louis
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Note: This tour is private, except for the swimming with wild dolphins portion.
The Dolphins and Volcanic Wonders Tour is a unique, full-day excursion, including hotel pickup and dropoff in an air-conditioned vehicle with a friendly guide. Swim with wild dolphins in their natural environment, and discover beautiful coral and tropical fish while snorkeling near the reef in the morning. After, you'll get the chance to enjoy the stunning views from the top of the Trou aux Cerfs dormant volcano and visit the sacred Grand Bassin crater lake. Admire the breathtaking views in Black River Gorges National Park and the famous Alexandra Falls. End your day by discovering the geographic wonder of Chamarel, the 7-colored earth site, and soak in the beauty of Chamarel Falls.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Likely to Sell Out

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Tamarin Bay, Mauritius

You will start your day with the experience of a lifetime, and one of the most popular activities in Mauritius, swimming with wild dolphins in their natural environment. Once you get on board the speedboat, the professional and qualified skippers will start by briefing you on the important aspects of this experience. You will then head to Tamarin Bay for the dolphin encounter. The skippers will accompany you in the water when it’s your turn to swim with the dolphins. You will enjoy 2.5 hours on the open sea viewing the dolphins and swimming with them. Depending on the amount of time left, you will then go to The Aquarium, a popular snorkelling and diving site with beautiful coral and tropical fish.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Trou aux Cerfs, Mauritius

After swimming with wild dolphins, your driver will take you to discover the Trou aux Cerf volcano. You will be able to enjoy the 360 degree views from the top of the volcano while taking a stroll around the crater. This dormant volcano stands at around 600m above sea level, and on clear days offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the island.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Grand Bassin, Savanne District

Drive by the largest reservoir in Mauritius, the Mare-aux-Vacoas, on the way to Grand Bassin, a tranquil and serene crater lake considered sacred by the Hindu population. Discover the Hindu culture by visiting the temples around the lake and enjoy the peace and quiet of the surroundings. You will also be amazed by the tall statue of Shiva and the view from the highest temple. Be sure to watch out for the monkeys and wildlife. Note: It may not be possible to make this stop in the month of February or March as the area is also a pilgrimage site during the festival of Mahashivaratree.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Black River Gorges National Park, Mauritius

Nature lovers will enjoy the incredible views of the Black River Gorges, the largest national park in Mauritius. Covering an area of 6754 hectares, the park is home to numerous endemic flora and fauna and provides visitors with beautiful hikes, with varying levels of difficulty. During your drive through the park and Plaine des Champagnes, you will also get to stop and admire Alexandra falls and viewpoint, and if they’re in season, like the locals, you’ll want to pick a few goyaves de chine!

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Seven Colored Earths, Chamarel

Visit the popular Chamarel, the coloured earth site, where in addition to the geological wonders of the seven coloured dunes, you can view the Chamarel Falls, the most famous waterfall in Mauritius! And, make sure you stop by the giant tortoise pens before leaving the park!

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Inclusions
  • A 2.5-hour encounter with wild dolphins in the open sea
  • Snorkeling near the coral reef (snorkeling gear provided)
  • Services of a fully licensed, qualified driver
  • Air-conditioned and insured taxi, minibus or coach
  • Private transfer for your group to and from your hotel
  • Waiting time
  • Parking Fees
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Hotel pickup and dropoff

Exclusions
  • Entrance fees to Chamarel (5 Euros/adult and 2.50 Euros/child)
  • Lunch or snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Seven Colored Earths
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The dolphin portion of this outing is not recommended for pregnant women. All children under 12 years old should be accompanied.
  • In almost all cases (90%+) you will see the dolphins. However, if this is not the case, a second outing will be offered on the boat free of charge (transportation to and from your hotel are not included for the second outing). It’s important to note that there will be no refund once you have completed the activity.
  • This tour lasts up to eight hours, and you will be able to choose how long you spend at each attraction (except for the dolphin portion). Depending on your group’s speed you may not have time to see all the listed attractions. You will be able to stop for lunch but the price of the lunch is not included
  • Bring swimwear for the dolphin's portion, and comfortable walking shoes for the rest of the tour
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up at all hotels, B&Bs, apartments on the island. Please let us know which hotel, B&B or apartment you're staying at.


Departure Time

The exact pick-up time will depend on your hotel location, but will most likely be between 06:00 and 07:00. Please make sure you have provided the correct hotel details and let reception know that someone will be picking you up on the day of the excursion.

Voucher info

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

Duration

8 hours

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

User's Reviews

Image - 06 Apr 2018 -

Anjan S

Nice - had a good time.

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