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Mauritius: Full-Day Tour of the Southwest

4.6 / 5

88 reviews

Activity provider: Eco Holidays Mauritius

Mauritius: Full-Day Tour of the Southwest

Activity provider: Eco Holidays Mauritius

From US$ 96.29 per person

Discover the highlights of southwest Mauritius on an 8-hour guided tour of attractions such as the sacred lake of Grand Bassin, Alexandra Falls and the 7 Colored Earths at Chamarel.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Marvel at the 7 Seven Colored Earths at Chamarel
  • Taste different types of rum at a rum factory
  • Get panoramic views from the volcanic crater of Trou aux Cerfs
Full description
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.
  • Entrance fees to the Chamarel Rum Factory
  • Rum tasting
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Driver/guide
  • Lunch and soft drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks during lunch
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that it may not be possible to stop at the Grand Bassin in February or March as the area is also a pilgrimage site during the festival of Mahashivaratree
  • This is a small group tour (max 6 people). If there are no other bookings on the day you will enjoy a private tour at no extra cost
Customer reviews

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4.6 /5

based on 88 reviews

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Good sight seeing trip of south west Mauritius. We covered a lot in our time! Lots of opportunities for good pictures however I felt a bit rushed through. Would have been nice to spend more time in the places and walk around more rather than just a quick pic and onto the next

August 10, 2022

Interesting tour, with the possibility of seeing many things. Our driver / guide (Dhiren) who speaks Italian was really nice, kind, professional and well prepared, he explained a lot of things about history, environment, culture, etc ...; he was punctual both at the start and in the various stages. Also good is the place where we were for lunch (Le Marmitte a Chamarel) where they cook fish (dorado, as the dolphin is called here) very good. Tour to be done preferably with the sun or partially cloudy sky because to admire the 7 colors of Chamarel, it is necessary to have the sun. Excellent value for money. Super recommended tour !!

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July 28, 2022

We had a nice and informative trip. Our driver "Paul" brought us closer to the cultures. Only the approach of 4 shops right at the beginning of the tour we felt as "too-much". Lunch in a somewhat secluded restaurant was surprisingly good. We really liked the temple complexes, the national park with its waterfalls and its fauna.

July 18, 2022

Product ID: 127802