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Mauritius: Le Morne Mountain UNESCO Eco Hike

1. Mauritius: Le Morne Mountain UNESCO Eco Hike

A 4WD vehicle will take you from the designated meeting point through a private estate in which RESA deer, wild pigs, and numerous bird species including pheasant, quail, and guinea-foul reside. Begin the hike and traverse along the North-Western base of the mountain, allowing for two panoramic perspectives of the mountain to be appreciated of the North Western and South Eastern flanks. The initial hike follows an undulating path that is designed to warm up your muscles and elevate your heart-rate before the scrambling and climbing sections begin. At 340 meters above sea level, you will have a safety and mountain security briefing prior to the first of the four scrambling and climbing sections. There is a 70-meter, 25-meter, 15-meter, and 10-meter section. They provide the most spectacular views of the lush mountain ranges of Chamarel as well as stunningly beautiful lagoon views of both the North-Western and South-Eastern coasts that extend in front of you to the horizon. Various rest points provide a unique opportunity for the team to take memorable photographs of you and your family so that the once-in-a-lifetime experience can never be forgotten. Arrive at the summit of the V with a just reward for all of your efforts and hard work as the views are well worth it. The team will provide you with additional information, whilst taking photographs and allowing you the opportunity to have a break and appreciate the location and its amazing surroundings. The descent down the mountain will begin under the watchful eye of the highly experienced and professional team. Return to the meeting point and then depart to your accommodation. 

Mauritius: Tamarind Falls Guided Hike with Swim and Lunch

2. Mauritius: Tamarind Falls Guided Hike with Swim and Lunch

The 7 Cascades or Tamarind Falls as it is known is located in the district of Black River Gorge near to the village of Henrietta. The source of the waterfalls starts from the Tamarind River and consists of at least 7 simultaneous splendid waterfalls. The surrounding area is renowned for its breathtaking nature as it is filled with exotic and indigenous plants, trees and beautiful species of birds making it a sought after destination for any nature lover or adventurer’s bucket list. Undoubtedly the only way to thoroughly enjoy and discover this hidden gem in the middle of Mauritius is with an experienced guide on our 5 to 6 hour hike. After a short safety briefing and introduction, head off along the trail for about 40 minutes until reaching the first part of the Tamarind Falls canyon. As you embark on this great adventure of canyoning and hiking you begin to forget the hustle and bustle of everyday life as you become overwhelmed by this beautiful scenery. The distance between the first and second plateau is short and can only be reached by a steep descent. This is where you will have your first opportunity to jump from the waterfall into the basin below, a drop of about seven meters, but still the fastest way to get down to the next plateau !! For non jumpers, don’t worry! You can climb down a path to reach the plateau and still enjoy a refreshing swim in the cool, clear water. On arrival at the fifth waterfall, there are two ways to get down. The first way is a five-meter jump into the water-filled basin below or you can climb down taking advantage of the nearby trees and branches that create a natural ladder. Of course, if you choose the second option our skilled guide will be by your side at all times to guarantee your safety and guide you. This is one of the main reasons why it’s important to have an experienced guide with you. If you feel the urge to cool off after climbing down, you can still take a relaxing swim in the lagoon type basin at the bottom of the fifth waterfall. At the end of this adventure and reaching the goal of standing on top of the seventh waterfall a sense of achievement overwhelms you as it sets the scene for a superb view over the lush green canyon. A chance to look back at the terrain you’ve covered from the first waterfall, it also puts into perspective how high these magnificent waterfalls really are. From the top of the seventh waterfall to its basin there is approximately a 60 meter drop, so for those thrill-seekers who aren’t afraid of heights and want to take a closer look, it’s wise to lie on your stomach just near the edge of the waterfall. The 7 Cascades is truly worth a visit!

Mauritius: Tamarind Falls Highlights 3-Hour Hiking Trip

3. 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: Le Morne Brabant Guided Sunrise Hike and Climb

4. Mauritius: Le Morne Brabant Guided Sunrise Hike and Climb

Walk up Le Morne Brabant mountain, one of Mauritius' most popular attractions and a UNESCO World Heritage Site led by a certified climber as your guide on this small-group tour. Meet your guide at Le Morne Kitesurfing Beach for a safety briefing before you head to the entrance of the mountain. The first section of the hike will be through the luscious rainforest. Make sure to keep an eye out for the phenomenal and rare endemic birds, and plants. Watch the golden sunrise and listen to the birds chirp as you climb up the mountain's four rock-scrambling sections. Along the way, your guide will tell you historical stories about Mauritius' past, and the significance of this important mountain. Pause at the famous Trochetia Boutoniona viewpoint, named after the island's national flower, for some healthy snacks. Take a moment to admire the breathtaking panoramic views surrounding you. Next, arrive at the 470-meter-high summit and try not to let your jaw drop too low as you see the intense beauty and nature Mauritius is so famous for. Snap a few well-deserved photos before heading back down the mountain.

Mauritius: Black River Gorges National Park 3-Hour Hike

5. Mauritius: Black River Gorges National Park 3-Hour Hike

Discover the tropical rainforest of Mauritius on a 3-hour walk through the Black River Gorges National Park. Your local guide will take you on a hike to the best viewpoints, trekking along the most beautiful trails. Explore the gorges, rivers, and valleys of this stunning area. Look out for local wildlife along the way and learn about this region from your guide. You might spot the giant bats native to Mauritius, macaque monkeys, ebony trees, and more. End your hiking experience with a refreshing swim in the river.

UNESCO World Heritage: Le Morne Brabant Guided Tour

6. UNESCO World Heritage: Le Morne Brabant Guided Tour

Explore the forests, enjoy views of the mountains and lagoons, and discover different rare plants, trees, birds, and other animals living in the forest on this hike of Le Morne Brabant. After a briefing, your local guide will take you to the tracks and lead you on an excursion into the nature of this area.  Don't worry about a strenuous hike — there will be several stops along the way, and the guide will always adapt to your pace. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2008, this mountain is an important place for Mauritians, culturally and historically; your knowledgeable and professional guide will share with you why that is. Discover fascinating information about your surroundings, the history of the mountain, the history of Mauritius in general, and the flora and fauna that inhabits the area. 

Mauritius: Dolphin Encounter, Trou aux Cerf and Grand Bassin

7. Mauritius: Dolphin Encounter, Trou aux Cerf and Grand Bassin

Begin your full-day experience with a visit to the wild dolphins who live off the coast of the Black River in the Indian Ocean. Swim with the playful creatures in their natural environment. Learn about their habits and receive guidelines for a sustainable trip once you have boarded the boat.  The skippers will accompany you in the water when it's your turn to swim. Take in stunning views over the open sea and of these amazing creatures before heading to the popular diving and snorkeling site (time permitting). Dive in and marvel at the beautiful coral gardens and tropical fish. Proceed then to the dormant volcano of Trou aux Cerfs for beautiful panoramas. Take a stroll around the crater, situated 2,000 feet above sea level, for breathtaking views of the whole island on clear days.  Continue to the temples and shrines of the peaceful Grand Bassin. See the 108-foot statue of Shiva and climb the highest temple for more stunning views.  Look out for the resident monkeys and other wildlife while you're there. Drive through the park to Plaine des Champagnes, stopping to admire Alexandra Falls on the way. Finally, head to Chamarel to discover the geological miracle that is the Seven Colored Earths. Get a view of Chamarel Falls, Mauritius' most famous waterfall. Say hello to one of the giant tortoises before concluding the tour and heading back to your hotel.

Le Morne Brabant Guided Hiking Tour with Transfers (pickup)

8. Le Morne Brabant Guided Hiking Tour with Transfers (pickup)

Le Morne Brabant is one of the most preserved and wildest mountains of the island. It is habitat to a very large variety of endemic and narrow-endemic species, such as the rare Trochetia Boutoniana, which is our floral emblem. Some steeper parts of the ascent will require the use of our hands to progress safely towards the top, where we’ll discover the breath-taking views on the west and south-west lagoons and part of of the island ! Guests will experience a morning adventure hike that involves scrambling and climbing under close supervision of a highly experienced and professional team. Appreciate the sensational changes in color of a sunrise over the mountain

Mauritius: Tamarind Falls Guided Hike with Lunch

9. Mauritius: Tamarind Falls Guided Hike with Lunch

Walk up the striking Tamarind Falls canyon, one of Mauritius' most popular attractions, led by an experienced mountaineer. Meet your guide at the Henrietta bus station for a safety briefing before you head to the starting point of the hike. The first section of the walk will be through luscious rainforest, including a river crossing where you can choose to relax in a natural jacuzzi. Make sure to keep an eye out for the phenomenal and rare endemic birds, and plants. Watch the connected waterfalls flowing and listen to the birds chirping as you climb up the canyon’s seven platforms and one rock-scrambling section. Along the way, your guide will tell you historical stories about Mauritius' past, and the significance of these falls. Pause at the fifth platform to take a dip in the three connected waterfalls’ luscious waters. Take a moment to admire the breath-taking views surrounding you as you comfortably cool down. Carry on walking up a few steep sections before enjoying a packed lunch while you take in the deep canyon’s scenery beneath you. Try not to let your jaw drop too low as you see the intense beauty and nature Mauritius is so famous for, and make sure to snap some well-deserved photos. Let the rushing water massage your back under the last waterfall before setting off to reach the summit of the Tamarind Falls. Even though the official name of the hike is called the “7 Cascades”, or seven waterfalls, there are 13 in total — all of which you will visit on this tough yet stunning hike.

Black River Gorges National Park: Eco Adventure Day Tour

10. Black River Gorges National Park: Eco Adventure Day Tour

Follow the twists and turns of an adventurous hike through the protected national park in the south of Mauritius. Find hidden waterfalls and see the majestic curtains of Alexandra Falls.  Take in the sights and sounds of numerous endemic wildlife and plant species, such as the Echo Parakeet and Pink Pigeons. Smell the scent of wild guava blossoms. Bring out the wildlife enthusiasts in you and follow the trail to a ridge-line ascent. Meander around the valley and capture panoramic glimpses of La Tourelle, Ile Aux Benetiers, and Le Morne in the distance. Take on the challenge of this 15-kilometer adventure through nature and master the 790-meter ascent.

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What people are saying about Black River

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 69 reviews

The hiking trip was a great experience. We had read a lot before about how difficult or even dangerous it could be for unexperienced hikers. So we decided to book a guided tour and that was the right decision. Yan did a fantastic job. With his advices we managed to climb Le Morne Brabant without any conflicts. Of course, a few passages were really challenging but we did not feel uncomfortable in any situation. Thanks for that Yan! We can really recommend the guided tour! It is worth it! And for all that are unsure: Do not overestimate yourself, book a guided tour =)

Overall a great and exciting experience! Very professional and the instructor made everyone feel safe during the climb. If you are considering going on this guided climb I definitely recommend getting Bryn as your guide - he made sure everyone felt safe and made useful instructions on how to climb some of the tricky parts of the mountain. Besides that he made sure to take amazing photos and videos of everyone! Definitely a 10/10 experience from us.

Steven was a great guide and showed us and explained a lot about the fauna and wildlife. We saw monkeys, birds and termite builds. The view from the plateau is fantastic. The ascent is sometimes strenuous and requires a certain level of fitness, but it is only a short distance. The flies are annoying everywhere, so light long trousers are advisable.

Absolut empfehlenswert!! Cooler Guide, erzählt auch viel über die Pflanzen. Wanderung war wirklich super, sollte allerdings nicht unterschätzt werden

Really loved the hike. Our guide Kevin was incredible: attentive, motivating and fun. Would be very happy to try other hikes with him.