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Île aux Bénitiers: Snorkeling w/Dolphins Boat Tour & Lunch

Île aux Bénitiers: Snorkeling w/Dolphins Boat Tour & Lunch

Begin your 7 to 8 hours tour: Dolphin swimming, Crystal rock, Benitier islet & lunch with a complimentary hotel pick-up at your accommodation anywhere in Mauritius. You will meet and be greeted by our certified guide and after boarding to your comfortable vehicle, we will set off at La preneuse/ flic en flac, a village nestled in the west of Mauritius. Arriving there, you will board to your speed boat & start cruising to the open sea to see & swim with the dolphin. While cruising, our skipper and guide will explain to you how to approach these beautiful mammals and swimming rules to respect these lovely dolphins and their natural environment. Arriving at the spot, you will have the opportunity to swim with dolphins which is an incredibly moving experience that will bring you into contact with strikingly beautiful scenery, unspoiled landscapes, and wonderful animals. You’ll plunge into the remarkable world of these powerful marine mammals and come face to face with the dolphins. After swimming with the dolphin, you'll be heading to the famous and natural Crystal rock. Over there, you will have the opportunity to snorkel in the pure crystal lagoon and take great pictures. The crystal rock is a beautiful natural phenomenon occurring in the southwest of the island in the lagoons of Le Morne. This subliminal rock formation sits just a couple of hundred meters away from the shore and offers a splendid view to anyone who lays their eyes on it. After swimming, you'll be heading to Benitier islet to savor a 3-course lunch, The wonderful cooks will start preparing the lunch as soon as you will be on the island, and within an hour you will be eating a delicious menu of Grilled Seafood and Fish, Chicken, Sausages, Garlic Bread, Salads, Dessert: Banana Flambe. You will have a wide selection of unlimited local Drinks which will be available on the island during lunchtime. After lunch, you can enjoy some relaxation time - have the leisure to tan on the beach, walk around the endless beach of the island or explore the amazing lagoons and coral reefs around the island. A unique experience of swimming activity with dolphins in their natural surroundings! We certainly focus on Corporate Social Responsibility and we make sure that no animal is harmed during snorkeling sessions. Swimming with dolphins offers a rewarding, educational, therapeutic, and amazing experience for everyone!

Chamarel: 7 Coloured Earth Geopark Entrance Ticket

Chamarel: 7 Coloured Earth Geopark Entrance Ticket

Visit the Original 7 Coloured Earth in Chamarel and drink in the lunar-like spectacle of red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple, and yellow sand dunes set in the middle of lush green vegetation, with the Black River mountain range in the background. On your way to 7 Coloured Earth, you can also admire the majestic Chamarel Waterfall, the tallest single-drop waterfall in Mauritius at about 100 metres high. You can also wander to the tortoise park to see the tortoises called Toto, Tizean, Rosette, Nini, Tizom and Tifam up close — a great activity for the family. Originally from Aldabra in Seychelles, the species can reach up to 1 meter in length with an average lifespan of more than 150 years. During your visit to the Geopark, you can also stop for a snack or lunch at the Coffee Shop. There you'll find themed products such as the Seven-Coloured Macaroons or Gourmet Popsicles. The Coffee Shop also serves Chamarel Coffee; the only locally grown and roasted coffee in Mauritius. Its taste is unique... maybe because it is grown on volcanic soil.

Mauritius: Ile Aux Cerfs Catamaran Trip w/ Lunch & Transfer

Mauritius: Ile Aux Cerfs Catamaran Trip w/ Lunch & Transfer

Your adventurous Catamaran trip to Ile Aux Cerf begins with a hotel pick-up at your accommodation anywhere in Mauritius. You will meet and be greeted by our certified guide and after boarding to your comfortable vehicle, then set off to Trou D'eau Douce. Arriving at there at 09.15 A.M, you will board to your Catamaran to enjoy this memorable catamaran cruise from Trou D'eau Douce to Ile Aux Cerfs. The catamaran cruise starts at 09:30 a.m., departing from Trou D’eau Douce on the East coast of Mauritius. The crew members will ensure that you have an enjoyable time, and they will be happy to tell you about local tales, jokes, and to play local Mauritian music which will lift the spirits of all on board. You will start your trip with a visit to the waterfall at Grand River South East before setting sail for the island of Ile Aux Cerfs. Then, when reaching the Grand River, you will go by speed boat to visit the waterfalls which are found about 500m upstream. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to see the curious monkeys jumping through the big old trees on the river banks. Watch the Mauritian fruit bats resting perched on the highest trees as you approach the waterfall. Following the visit to the waterfall, you will head back to the catamaran. The catamaran will then sail inside the crystal-clear water of the lagoon until stopping for a snorkeling & swimming break, where breathtaking coral reefs & tropical fish are on prominent display. After snorkeling you will enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch set on the beach or on the catamaran. We served a 3-Course menu onboard. You’ll also be treated to a selection of local drinks, including soft drinks, Juice, water, beer, wine & local rum. Then, you will be heading to Ile aux Cerfs Island which is a beautiful island near the east coast of Mauritius. This amazing island is the perfect setting for a relaxing day of sun worship. As you approach the island by the catamaran, you will see the swaying palm trees and the pure white beaches framed by the vivid turquoise waters. At Ile aux Cerf, there are a variety of invigorating activities are awaiting you such as parasailing, tube riding, and undersea walk (Optional). After doing your activities, you can take a stroll and absorb the pristine natural environment, sit back and relax on the white sandy beaches. At Ile aux Cerfs Island you are sure to have some relaxation and fun on one of the picture-postcard beaches or enjoy a swim in the azure sea. With its luminous flora and fauna, uninhibited wind and sun, and myriad facilities to cater to your whims, Ile Aux Cerfs is the perfect getaway for anyone seeking an uncommonly comfortable escape. After the visit to Ile aux Cerfs, you will enjoy the beautiful sail back to Trou D’Eau Douce. You are expected to arrive back to Trou D’Eau Douce at 16:00 P.M. Then, our driver will drop you back to your hotel.

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.

Tamarin: Swim & Snorkel w/ Dolphins, Lunch Benitiers island

Tamarin: Swim & Snorkel w/ Dolphins, Lunch Benitiers island

Embark on a full-day tour from Tamarin Bay and travel by speedboat as you go in search of dolphins in their natural habitat. Stop for lunch, go snorkeling, and enjoy a full-day Head to the meeting point and check in for your full-day outdoor adventure. Then, hop aboard a speedboat and set out to sea. Enjoy wonderful views of the azure ocean waters as you make your way to Île aux Benitiers, where you'll stop to enjoy a BBQ picnic lunch. As you travel, keep an eye out for the dolphins native to these waters and take advantage of the snorkeling equipment on board to discover the underwater world.

Ile aux Benitiers: Full-Day Catamaran cruise with BBQ lunch

Ile aux Benitiers: Full-Day Catamaran cruise with BBQ lunch

Step aboard the catamaran and look up at the Black River mountain range and the mythical Morne Mountain, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the calm blue waters of the West, complete relaxation awaits.  Depart from L'Estuaire, La Balise Marina at 9:00 AM and head to Tamarin Bay. Here, you can try to spot the dolphins. Then, take a leisurely sail in direction of Crystal Rock and stop on the way for some snorkeling and swimming next to the coral reef. Once you arrive at Crystal Rock, you may have another swim while the crew is preparing a delicious BBQ. After lunch, you will be able to spend 40 minutes discovering Ilot Benitier. There is a tender boat at your disposal to take you to the island. Sail back to the Black River and arrive at approximately 3:30 PM. 

Mauritius: Full Day Catamaran Tour to Ile Aux Cerfs

Mauritius: Full Day Catamaran Tour to Ile Aux Cerfs

Discover the adventure of a lifetime! Our experience promises an exhilarating journey that combines breathtaking beauty and thrilling activities. Dive into crystal-clear waters on a catamaran cruise to the pristine shores of Ile aux Cerfs, Mauritius' hidden paradise. Picture yourself lounging in luxury with unlimited drinks. Delight your taste buds with a mouthwatering barbecue lunch. Don't miss the chance to explore the enchanting Grand River South East waterfalls. Book now for an unforgettable escapade! Stop At: Trou d'eau Douce, Trou d'eau Douce 1 hours for travel time to the Embarkation point included. Embark on a full-day Catamaran trip to Ile Aux Cerf with complimentary hotel pick-up. Departing from Trou D'eau Douce at 09:45 A.M. enjoy a memorable catamaran cruise. Our crew will entertain you with local tales and Mauritian music, enhancing your experience. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Grande Riviere Sud Est, Grande Riviere Sud Est After embarking on the Catamaran, visit the Grand River South East waterfall before sailing to Ile Aux Cerfs. At the Grand River, hop onto a speed boat for a 500m upstream waterfall excursion. Keep an eye out for playful monkeys in the old trees along the riverbanks and observe Mauritian fruit bats resting on the tallest trees near the waterfall. After this waterfall visit, return to the catamaran. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Ile Aux Cerfs, Ile Aux Cerfs The catamaran will glide through the crystal-clear lagoon waters. These stops reveal stunning coral reefs and vibrant tropical fish, offering a glimpse into the underwater beauty. Mauritius boasts some of the world's most breathtaking coral reefs and marine life, featuring hundreds of colorful fish. Followed by savoring a delicious BBQ lunch either on the beach or aboard the catamaran. The 3-course menu includes vegetable and rice or pasta salads, grilled garlic bread, grilled chicken, sausages, fresh fish, and grilled banana for dessert. Complementing your meal are unlimited local drinks, including soft drinks, juice, water, beer, wine, and local rum. Duration: 3 hours Stop At: Trou d'eau Douce, Trou d'eau Douce Following your visit to Ile aux Cerfs, relish the picturesque sail back to Trou D’Eau Douce. Our driver will then transport you to your hotel. This trip is designed for a leisurely and enjoyable experience aboard the catamaran. 1 hour heading back to your accommodation point included. Duration: 2 hours

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 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: 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

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Nice tour. Unfortunately the weather was not good at all - suddenly an unexpected rain area came up and we changed the tour a little to suit our wishes. For example, we wouldn't have seen a waterfall at all... Nobody can do anything about that, but our driver was very nice and friendly and explained and showed us everything. The journey was a bit strenuous (alternating between accelerator and brake on a completely clear straight road). We were allowed to take our packed lunch from the hotel and even eat it in the car. We were disappointed with the valley - like a sales tour - we were dumped and then had to spend at least 3 hours there (although we didn't really want to book activities like ziplining in the heavy rain). We then shortened it after a visit to the suspension bridge and walked back to the car park where the driver was waiting. You keep getting WhatsApp messages asking if everything is OK and you are satisfied - that's nice but maybe a bit intrusive...

It was a lovely trip, despite the weather being unkind. We would like to have got close to the monkeys as we were in a small boat to go down the river and on a previous trip we had managed to feed them. The rest of the trip was fab and so were the staff.

We‘ve done this Tour with our both kids. Beside the wonderful nature and countryside, we‘ve discovered crocodiles and tourtoises. It was a pleasure for the whole family. Our guide told us a lot of the country and the inhabitants.

Great. We saw six sperm whales, two groups of dolphins. Everything perfect.

Everything was well prepared. A very good approach to animal protection.