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Mauritius: Full-Day Tour of the Southwest

4.7 / 5

71 reviews

Activity provider: Eco Holidays Mauritius

Mauritius: Full-Day Tour of the Southwest

Activity provider: Eco Holidays Mauritius
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From US$ 99.74 per person

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Discover the highlights of southwest Mauritius on an 8-hour guided tour of attractions such as the sacred lake of Grand Bassin, Alexandra Falls and the 7 Colored Earths at Chamarel.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Marvel at the 7 Seven Colored Earths at Chamarel
  • Taste different types of rum at a rum factory
  • Get panoramic views from the volcanic crater of Trou aux Cerfs
Full description
Get panoramic views from the top of the Trou aux Cerfs volcano and stroll around the crater before making your way to the sacred lake of Grand Bassin via the Mare-aux-Vacoas reservoir.  Continue to the Black River Gorges to discover the home of endemic flora and fauna. Drive through the park via Plaine des Champagnes for an amazing view of Alexandra Falls. Taste different types of rum at a rum factory in Chamarel before lunch in the village. Then, discover the geological marvel of the 7 Colored Earths and see the giant tortoises before getting a panoramic view from the Case Noyal viewpoint.
  • Entrance fees to the Chamarel Rum Factory
  • Rum tasting
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Driver/guide
  • Lunch and soft drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks during lunch
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that it may not be possible to stop at the Grand Bassin in February or March as the area is also a pilgrimage site during the festival of Mahashivaratree
  • This is a small group tour (max 6 people). If there are no other bookings on the day you will enjoy a private tour at no extra cost
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

based on 71 reviews

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We had a nice and informative trip. Our driver "Paul" brought us closer to the cultures. Only the approach of 4 shops right at the beginning of the tour we felt as "too-much". Lunch in a somewhat secluded restaurant was surprisingly good. We really liked the temple complexes, the national park with its waterfalls and its fauna.

July 18, 2022

It was a wonderful day with lots of useful insider knowledge. Our driver Sooray was very accommodating and very helpful with any questions about the country and the people. We were introduced to the religion in the temple and we were guided away from the crowds of tourists to marvel at the sights on this trip in peace and to be informed about all the details. eco holidays, the provider of this adventure, has several drivers like Sooray who all take their time. There were only two of us and we had the time to visit everything and get information. Would recommend it to anyone who wants to take in-depth knowledge with them.

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June 30, 2022

Super interesting visit with our guide who took great care of us and gave us lots of information on Mauritius and the life of Mauritians, very kind. Only downside, we stopped at Miskkens Ltd, supposedly tax-free products except that we were scammed on the so-called tax refund and in addition we had to be offered two bottles of liqueurs (300 euro) of purchases and checking a the hotel charged us for 15€. Don't buy anything there. Otherwise everything else was perfect. Carol.

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June 18, 2022

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