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Mauritius: Le Morne Mountain UNESCO Eco Hike

1. Mauritius: Le Morne Mountain UNESCO Eco Hike

A 4WD vehicle will take you from the designated meeting point through a private estate in which RESA deer, wild pigs, and numerous bird species including pheasant, quail, and guinea-foul reside. Begin the hike and traverse along the North-Western base of the mountain, allowing for two panoramic perspectives of the mountain to be appreciated of the North Western and South Eastern flanks. The initial hike follows an undulating path that is designed to warm up your muscles and elevate your heart-rate before the scrambling and climbing sections begin. At 340 meters above sea level, you will have a safety and mountain security briefing prior to the first of the four scrambling and climbing sections. There is a 70-meter, 25-meter, 15-meter, and 10-meter section. They provide the most spectacular views of the lush mountain ranges of Chamarel as well as stunningly beautiful lagoon views of both the North-Western and South-Eastern coasts that extend in front of you to the horizon. Various rest points provide a unique opportunity for the team to take memorable photographs of you and your family so that the once-in-a-lifetime experience can never be forgotten. Arrive at the summit of the V with a just reward for all of your efforts and hard work as the views are well worth it. The team will provide you with additional information, whilst taking photographs and allowing you the opportunity to have a break and appreciate the location and its amazing surroundings. The descent down the mountain will begin under the watchful eye of the highly experienced and professional team. Return to the meeting point and then depart to your accommodation. 

Mauritius: Le Morne Brabant Guided Sunrise Hike and Climb

2. Mauritius: Le Morne Brabant Guided Sunrise Hike and Climb

Walk up Le Morne Brabant mountain, one of Mauritius' most popular attractions and a UNESCO World Heritage Site led by a certified climber as your guide on this small-group tour. Meet your guide at Le Morne Kitesurfing Beach for a safety briefing before you head to the entrance of the mountain. The first section of the hike will be through the luscious rainforest. Make sure to keep an eye out for the phenomenal and rare endemic birds, and plants. Watch the golden sunrise and listen to the birds chirp as you climb up the mountain's four rock-scrambling sections. Along the way, your guide will tell you historical stories about Mauritius' past, and the significance of this important mountain. Pause at the famous Trochetia Boutoniona viewpoint, named after the island's national flower, for some healthy snacks. Take a moment to admire the breathtaking panoramic views surrounding you. Next, arrive at the 470-meter-high summit and try not to let your jaw drop too low as you see the intense beauty and nature Mauritius is so famous for. Snap a few well-deserved photos before heading back down the mountain.

Mauritius: Tamarind Falls Guided Hike with Swim and Lunch

3. Mauritius: Tamarind Falls Guided Hike with Swim and Lunch

The 7 Cascades or Tamarind Falls as it is known is located in the district of Black River Gorge near to the village of Henrietta. The source of the waterfalls starts from the Tamarind River and consists of at least 7 simultaneous splendid waterfalls. The surrounding area is renowned for its breathtaking nature as it is filled with exotic and indigenous plants, trees and beautiful species of birds making it a sought after destination for any nature lover or adventurer’s bucket list. Undoubtedly the only way to thoroughly enjoy and discover this hidden gem in the middle of Mauritius is with an experienced guide on our 5 to 6 hour hike. After a short safety briefing and introduction, head off along the trail for about 40 minutes until reaching the first part of the Tamarind Falls canyon. As you embark on this great adventure of canyoning and hiking you begin to forget the hustle and bustle of everyday life as you become overwhelmed by this beautiful scenery. The distance between the first and second plateau is short and can only be reached by a steep descent. This is where you will have your first opportunity to jump from the waterfall into the basin below, a drop of about seven meters, but still the fastest way to get down to the next plateau !! For non jumpers, don’t worry! You can climb down a path to reach the plateau and still enjoy a refreshing swim in the cool, clear water. On arrival at the fifth waterfall, there are two ways to get down. The first way is a five-meter jump into the water-filled basin below or you can climb down taking advantage of the nearby trees and branches that create a natural ladder. Of course, if you choose the second option our skilled guide will be by your side at all times to guarantee your safety and guide you. This is one of the main reasons why it’s important to have an experienced guide with you. If you feel the urge to cool off after climbing down, you can still take a relaxing swim in the lagoon type basin at the bottom of the fifth waterfall. At the end of this adventure and reaching the goal of standing on top of the seventh waterfall a sense of achievement overwhelms you as it sets the scene for a superb view over the lush green canyon. A chance to look back at the terrain you’ve covered from the first waterfall, it also puts into perspective how high these magnificent waterfalls really are. From the top of the seventh waterfall to its basin there is approximately a 60 meter drop, so for those thrill-seekers who aren’t afraid of heights and want to take a closer look, it’s wise to lie on your stomach just near the edge of the waterfall. The 7 Cascades is truly worth a visit!

Mauritius: Tamarind Falls Highlights 3-Hour Hiking Trip

4. Mauritius: Tamarind Falls Highlights 3-Hour Hiking Trip

Meet your guide at the Henrietta Bus Station and start with a short briefing about the hike. Then begin your 3-hour hiking experience by walking through sugarcane fields to reach the entrance to the canyon, admiring the stunning landscape around you. Make your way down to the canyon, and after 30 minutes of walking you’ll reach the first of many waterfalls. Take the chance to swim in the natural pools carved out of the rock. Learn about the plants, the animals, and the history of Mauritius from your guide. Finish your tour at Tamarind Falls, the most impressive waterfall, before returning to your original start point.

Mauritius: Black River Gorges National Park 3-Hour Hike

5. Mauritius: Black River Gorges National Park 3-Hour Hike

Discover the tropical rainforest of Mauritius on a 3-hour walk through the Black River Gorges National Park. Your local guide will take you on a hike to the best viewpoints, trekking along the most beautiful trails. Explore the gorges, rivers, and valleys of this stunning area. Look out for local wildlife along the way and learn about this region from your guide. You might spot the giant bats native to Mauritius, macaque monkeys, ebony trees, and more. End your hiking experience with a refreshing swim in the river.

Mauritius: Dolphin Encounter, Trou aux Cerf and Grand Bassin

6. 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: 500 Feet Waterfall Private Guided Hike

7. Mauritius: 500 Feet Waterfall Private Guided Hike

Follow your guide on a hike to the highest waterfall on the island, which plunges 500-feet into a natural pool. Stop along the way to refuel with some healthy snacks. Admire striking views of the island's south coast along the way. Meet your guide at the Alexandra Falls parking are for a safety briefing before you head to the Alexandra Falls viewpoint. Step into a luscious rainforest and keep an eye out for wildlife like the white-tailed tropic bird which can be seen soaring through the tree canopies in this region. Feel the thrill of making river-crossings and take a break at top of the majestic waterfall where you can dig into some tasty snacks. Take a moment to marvel at the breathtaking panoramic views surrounding you of the south coast and the Bel ombre nature reserve. Continue down to the river-base and make your way along to the base of the falls. Gaze up at the astonishing 500-foot drop. Have the chance to take a dip in this jungle setting and take some photos before making your way back to the starting point.

UNESCO World Heritage: Le Morne Brabant Guided Tour

8. UNESCO World Heritage: Le Morne Brabant Guided Tour

Explore the forests, enjoy views of the mountains and lagoons, and discover different rare plants, trees, birds, and other animals living in the forest on this hike of Le Morne Brabant. After a briefing, your local guide will take you to the tracks and lead you on an excursion into the nature of this area.  Don't worry about a strenuous hike — there will be several stops along the way, and the guide will always adapt to your pace. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2008, this mountain is an important place for Mauritians, culturally and historically; your knowledgeable and professional guide will share with you why that is. Discover fascinating information about your surroundings, the history of the mountain, the history of Mauritius in general, and the flora and fauna that inhabits the area. 

Le Morne Brabant Guided Hiking Tour with Transfers (pickup)

9. Le Morne Brabant Guided Hiking Tour with Transfers (pickup)

Le Morne Brabant is one of the most preserved and wildest mountains of the island. It is habitat to a very large variety of endemic and narrow-endemic species, such as the rare Trochetia Boutoniana, which is our floral emblem. Some steeper parts of the ascent will require the use of our hands to progress safely towards the top, where we’ll discover the breath-taking views on the west and south-west lagoons and part of of the island ! Guests will experience a morning adventure hike that involves scrambling and climbing under close supervision of a highly experienced and professional team. Appreciate the sensational changes in color of a sunrise over the mountain

Black River Gorges National Park: Eco Adventure Day Tour

10. Black River Gorges National Park: Eco Adventure Day Tour

Follow the twists and turns of an adventurous hike through the protected national park in the south of Mauritius. Find hidden waterfalls and see the majestic curtains of Alexandra Falls.  Take in the sights and sounds of numerous endemic wildlife and plant species, such as the Echo Parakeet and Pink Pigeons. Smell the scent of wild guava blossoms. Bring out the wildlife enthusiasts in you and follow the trail to a ridge-line ascent. Meander around the valley and capture panoramic glimpses of La Tourelle, Ile Aux Benetiers, and Le Morne in the distance. Take on the challenge of this 15-kilometer adventure through nature and master the 790-meter ascent.

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What people are saying about Black River

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 69 reviews

I am not the most athletic person but our guide Bryn motivated us to climb and get to the top and back safely. He was so much fun and very professional. He took great photos and videos of us and shared them later. He made us feel safe and told stories about how even very old people have got to the top. The early morning start is a huge plus cause coming down from the mountain around 8-9AM, I felt very sorry for the people going up without a guide at this heat (on the mountain it was already over 30 degrees celsius because of the volcanic rock). So if you are thinking if you should go by yourself or with a guide, you should definitely get a guide and if you are thinking which guide to choose then Bryn is your guy!

This hike is definitely one to put on your list when visiting Mauritius, this was one of those once in a lifetime moments! Kevin was prompt and very friendly! The hike was stunning, watching the sunrise over Mauritius was so special. Kevin was very informative on how to breath so we found the climb easier and I loved learning how to scramble climb and crocodile crawl on the way down. At the top we had a lovely little snack to boost our energy and Kevin was more then happy to take our pictures ontop of the world and shared his own pictures of the hike!

The hike was beautiful, the tour guide Steve was prompt. He had a great sense of humour and explained everything through the hike. This is definitely worth while and a beautiful way to see Mauritius.

One of the best trips ever. Breathtaking view! Best tour guide ever! This trip is a must have, if you visit Mauritius! Thank you, Bryn!

Very patient and tells stuff about the environment.