1. Chamarel: Southwest Mauritius Private Guided Day Tour
Explore the surreal beauty and vibrant culture of southwest Mauritius, including a volcanic crater, rum distillery, and hindu temple, while your private local guide details the island's fascinating history and economic development. Begin your day by visiting the summit of the spectacular Trou aux Cerfs crater, where you can then enjoy breathtaking views of the island below, as well as nearby Mount Rempart. Continue on to a local naval modeling workshop, renowned for designing historic, handmade ship models. Browse the museum's collection, watch as a craftsman carves a new project, or purchase your own souvenir for an original trip memento. From here, travel to the Grand Bassin, a sacred lake nestled around a volcano crater, embellished with a Hindu temple where a famous statue of Shiva resides. Then it's time to visit the Black River for an unforgettable panoramic view, where you can also catch a glimpse of the Black River Gorge. Take a break at La Rhumerie de Chamarel and learn about the local process of distilling and curating Mauritian rum – and taste-test the final product. End your day by visiting the picturesque Chamarel waterfalls and the surreal Seven Colored Earth geological formation, famous for it's multicolored volcanic rock.