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Private Southwest Tour: 7-Coloured Earth, Waterfall, Volcano

By Bonjour Mauritius
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8h
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Selective hotel pickup
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Highlights

  • Take a stroll around the crater of a dormant volcano

  • Enjoy a breath-taking panoramic view of the island

  • Visit hindu temples around the crater lake of Grand Bassin

  • Admire Alexandra Falls in Black River Gorges National Park

  • Visit the popular 7-coloured earth and the Chamarel Falls

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Services of a fully licensed, qualified driver

  • What's included

    Air-conditioned and insured taxi, minibus or coach

  • What's included

    Private transfer for your group to and from your hotel

Cleaning and safety practices

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  • Masks required
  • Contactless tickets
  • Vehicles and venues disinfected

Know Before You Book

  • This tour lasts up to eight hours, and you will be able to choose how long you spend at each attraction. Depending on your group’s speed you may not have time to see all the listed attractions.

  • You will be able to stop for lunch but the price of the lunch is not included.

  • We do not collect the payment fees for the attractions, so that gives you the possibility to skip the ones that don’t interest you and spend more time at the ones that do.

  • Grand Bassin may not be accessible during the Mahashivaratree festival, which takes place over a few days each year in February or March. Chamarel may be closed during certain public holidays.

What you can expect

Discover the South West of Mauritius with a private 8-hour Mauritius tour. The driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the various sights and attractions below. You will get to explore at your own pace while the driver waits for you.

Enjoy the 360 degree views from the top of the Trou aux Cerfs volcano while taking a stroll around the crater. This dormant volcano stands at around 600 metre above sea level, and on clear days offers a breath-taking panoramic view of the island.

Drive by the Mare-aux-Vacoas, Mauritius’ largest reservoir, on the way to Grand Bassin, a tranquil and serene crater lake considered sacred by the Hindu population. Discover the Hindu culture by visiting the temples around the lake and enjoy the peace and quiet of the surroundings. You will also be amazed by the tall statue of Shiva and the view from the highest temple. Be sure to watch out for the monkeys and wildlife. Note: It may not be possible to make this stop in the month of February or March as the area is also a pilgrimage site during the festival of Mahashivaratree.

Nature lovers will enjoy the incredible views of the Black River Gorges, the largest national park in Mauritius. Covering an area of 6754 hectares, the park is home to numerous endemic flora and fauna and provides visitors with beautiful hikes, with varying levels of difficulty. During your drive through the park and Plaine des Champagnes, you will also get to stop and admire Alexandra falls and viewpoint, and if they’re in season, like the locals, you’ll want to pick a few goyaves de chine!

Visit the popular Chamarel, the coloured earth site, where in addition to the geological wonders of the seven coloured dunes, you can view the Chamarel Falls, the most famous waterfall in Mauritius! And, make sure you stop by the giant tortoise pens before leaving the park!

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitiser provided

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  • Mauritius

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Pickup and drop off at your hotel/B&B/apartment in Mauritius
  • Riviere Noire Rivière Noire District
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