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Chamarel: Southwest Mauritius Private Guided Day Tour

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Activity provider: Destination Soleil
Day trip

Chamarel: Southwest Mauritius Private Guided Day Tour

Activity provider: Destination Soleil

From US$ 135 per person

Spend a day discovering the breathtaking sights of southwest Mauritius, including Trou aux Cerfs, the Black River, the seven Colored Earths, and more, with your own private tour guide.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
French, English
Pickup included
Please wait in your hotel lobby and our driver will pick you up.
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 4 participants


  • Taste the local rum at La Rhumerie de Chamarel
  • Take a photo of the stunning seven Colored Earth geological formations
  • Learn unique historical facts from a local guide
  • Marvel at the stunning natural beauty of the Charamel waterfalls
  • Visit a local naval modeling workshop
Full description

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. 

  • Private tour guide
  • Entrance to all tour locations
  • Transportation between tour locations
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Rum tasting
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Tour is only available in English or French
  • Minors are not allowed to participate in alcohol tastings
  • This activity requires comfortable walking shoes
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4.9 /5

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Visite au top avec Ibrahim qui connaît par coeur l’île et qui a su nous raconter son histoire. En vrai communion avec la nature, il a nous a surpris à nous faire découvrir des fleurs de café, des ananas roses et pleins d’autres choses. Je vous le recommande vivement si vous souhaitez une visite complète et détaillée. Professionnel de A a Z. Seul petit bémol le restaurant du midi dans lequel on nous a amené sans trop nous laisser le choix et cher pour ce que c’est (17 euros pour un plat de riz / poulet).

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March 28, 2023

Nous avons passe une magnifique journée en compagnie de seilan vous ne trouverez pas meilleur chauffeur et guide, il nous a accompagné tout du long de notre excursion, ses explications sa gentillesse ses talents de photographe hors norme nous nous sommes bien amusé avec lui nous le recommandons a 100%! Aude et Guillaume

March 28, 2023

Super driver super guida. Persona educata, semplice, la persona della porta accanto, senza essere invadente ma al tempo stesso saperti far trascorrere un tour è una giornata memorabile. Il tour percorre posti magnifici come Chamarel 7terre e cascate ma anche il Trou Aux Cerfs e le Gorges de la Riviere Noire. Tutto stupendo, raccomando vivamente di prenotare con loro. Paolo B.

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March 28, 2023

Product ID: 415348