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Mauritius: Wild South West Full-Day Tour

1. Mauritius: Wild South West Full-Day Tour

Enjoy a scenic tour of the wilder landscape of southwest Mauritius. Stop at the volcanic crater of Trou Aux Cerfs, where you can enjoy a panoramic view across almost the entire island. Visit the ship model factory in Curepipe where their craftsmen are adept in the art of miniaturization and the techniques of replica work. You will then head to the sacred lake of Grand Bassin, the most important place of worship for Mauritian Hindus and make a short drive to the Black River Gorges and stop at the Black River View Point, to see the island’s endemic flora and fauna. Visit La Rhumerie de Chamarel to learn about the various stages involved in making the local rum, before tasting the end product! A delicious gourmet lunch will then be served in a local restaurant. After lunch, the drive continues to Chamarel Village to admire the 90-meter high Chamarel Waterfall and curious 7-Coloured Earth, a natural phenomenon caused when basaltic lava converts the clay mineral into vibrant shades of red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple, and yellow. Take a winding drive to the southwest corner of Mauritius, and enjoy the drive through Macondé Bridge for panoramic views across the Baie Du Cap River.

Mauritius: Private Tour of the South West with Lunch

2. 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: Full-Day Tour of the Southwest

3. Mauritius: Full-Day Tour of the Southwest

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.

Mauritius: Tea and Sugar Plantation Guided Tour with Lunch

4. Mauritius: Tea and Sugar Plantation Guided Tour with Lunch

Discover more about the cuisine, history, and culture of Mauritius on a guided tour to various locations. Learn about the importance of tea production by visiting the estates of Le Domaine des Aubineaux, Le Domaine de Bois Chéri, and Le Domaine de Saint-Aubin. Start with pickup from your hotel and first visit Le Domaine des Aubineaux. Discover a collection of photos of colonial houses and learn about the wider tea industry. Visit the Camphor tree garden, see the trees of the endemic forest, and enjoy the beautiful sights of the tea plantation. Stop at the old stable turned into a distillery, where the secrets of the distillation of essential oils will be revealed to you. At Le Domaine de Bois Chéri, learn about the tea production process at the factory. See old machines, 19th century, photos, tables, and historical documents. Take a walk in the tea plantation and hear the stories and tales of the Bois Chéri along with the importance of tea production in Mauritius. Visit the tea museum and tea tasting accompanied with delicious biscuits at the chalet. Visit Le Domaine de Saint-Aubin and learn about the estate that produces sugar cane used to make delicious rum, with tastings included. Smell the anthurium flowers and vanilla greenhouses along a botanical walking trail. Visit the farm and interact with animals and birds including fawns, chicks, and peacocks. You will also enjoy a delicious 3-course lunch on the grounds, before heading back to your hotel.

Mauritius: Dolphin Encounter, Trou aux Cerf and Grand Bassin

5. 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.

Mauritius: Private Inter-Hotel Transfer

6. Mauritius: Private Inter-Hotel Transfer

Book your transfer from one hotel to another hotel or from your residence to another villa or resort. Relax as your professional driver assists you with your luggage before helping you into a private, contemporary vehicle. Settle into your seat, relax and enjoy a comfortable ride straight to your destination. This service operates 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. The maximum amount of passengers in a car is 3 person. If 4 persons, then an SUV shall be sent, and if more than 5 persons you will ride in a minivan. 

Mauritius: Private South Coast Highlights Tour

7. Mauritius: Private South Coast Highlights Tour

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.

Mauritius: Private South Side and Dolphin Adventure Tour

8. Mauritius: Private South Side and Dolphin Adventure Tour

Experience the magic of swimming with dolphins in the wild and discover the stunning beauty of South Side of Mauritius on a private tour taking you to popular sites like Chamarel’s village seven-colored soils, Grand Bassin, and Alexandra Fall.  Start the beginning of a truly amazing day with an early-morning departure on a motorboat to experience the sunrise behind the mountains. Enjoy an ethical swim amongst dolphins in the wild. Feel at ease knowing that these beautiful creatures are not held in captivity or are cornered off by large boats.  Travel to the see the Tamarin Waterfalls, the Trou aux Cerfs crater, the holy lake (Grand Bassin), the Alexandra Falls, the Black River Gorges View Point, and the village of Chamarel with its seven-colored earth soils.  Continue down the south coast, around the Maconde (hairpin curve) before heading back to your accommodation.

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4.7 / 5

based on 1,119 reviews

Our driver and guide was very professional and well known what he was talking about and how to communicate with people. He arrived at the hotel on time and all journey took us over 6 hours. We visitied all the places and he added little bit extra to the package by explaining and guiding other tours For example rum factory and tea plantation. We visitied outside places first, when the sun was shining. With clouds and little bit rain we had lunch and temple visiting. To sum up, the timing was right because of the proffesional guide.

Very expert and kind guide, it is a pity there is no possibility of having an Italian guide, because unfortunately we did not understand everything that the guide explained to us.

The tour woth Samir was great. Very informative and many beautiful places shown. Samir was very considerate and helpful.

We had our tour with robin and he made sure we had the best experience possible even with mediocre weather. Thanks!

Brilliant day with a fab guide. Lunch was delicious and plenty on time to see the sites