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Mauritius: Wild South West Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Hello Islands DMC

Mauritius: Wild South West Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Hello Islands DMC
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From US$ 92.05 per person

Likely to sell out

Explore the southwest coast of Mauritius on a shared group or private tour to Chamarel Waterfall, 7-Colored Earth, La Rhumerie de Chamarel, Grand Bassin, Trou aux Cerfs and the ship model factory in Curepipe.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German
Pickup included
Pick-ups from hotels in Mauritius. You will be contacted by a hotel representative, advising your excursion pick-up time.
Private group available

Experience

Itinerary
6 hours
  • Mauritius, Mauritius

  • Baie du Cap (view)

  • Seven Coloured Earths (visit)

  • Rhumerie de Chamarel (visit)

  • Black River (view)

  • 1 hour
  • Ganga Talao (visit)

  • 30 minutes
  • Trou aux Cerfs (visit)

  • 30 minutes
  • Curepipe (visit)

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Explore the lesser-known southwest corner of Mauritius
  • Marvel at the colored earth and giant tortoise of the 7-Colored Earth park
  • Taste local rum at La Rhumerie de Chamarel
  • Enjoy a delicious gourmet lunch
  • Admire the miniature, intricate structures at the Ship Model Factory
Full description

Enjoy a scenic tour of the wilder landscape of southwest Mauritius. Stop at the volcanic crater of Trou Aux Cerfs, where you can enjoy a panoramic view across almost the entire island.

Visit the ship model factory in Curepipe where their craftsmen are adept in the art of miniaturization and the techniques of replica work.

You will then head to the sacred lake of Grand Bassin, the most important place of worship for Mauritian Hindus and make a short drive to the Black River Gorges and stop at the Black River View Point, to see the island’s endemic flora and fauna.

Visit La Rhumerie de Chamarel to learn about the various stages involved in making the local rum, before tasting the end product! A delicious gourmet lunch will then be served in a local restaurant.

After lunch, the drive continues to Chamarel Village to admire the 90-meter high Chamarel Waterfall and curious 7-Coloured Earth, a natural phenomenon caused when basaltic lava converts the clay mineral into vibrant shades of red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple, and yellow.

Take a winding drive to the southwest corner of Mauritius, and enjoy the drive through Macondé Bridge for panoramic views across the Baie Du Cap River.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at any hotel or accommodation in Mauritius
  • Transportation to all sights
  • Personal guide (French, English or German-speaking)
  • Entry fees to all sights
  • Rum tasting and tour of La Rhumerie de Chamarel
  • Lunch
  • Beverages during lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
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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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Water
  • Insect repellent

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please advise of any food allergies, or if you are a vegetarian
  • In case of bad weather you will receive a full refund if cancellation is made by operator
  • If tour is curtailed during excursion due to bad weather, you will receive a partial refund
  •  Operator reserves the right to change the day and date of the excursion
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 594 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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The tour was easy to book and the confirmation with the pick up time came on time. Our guide for the day was Premnath, a very nice and pleasant fellow. His knowledge of German was very good and he is very experienced, which made the whole tour very enjoyable. He could really answer almost every question. Of course, such a trip always includes some typical tourist points, but due to the free decision (we had booked the private tour) it wasn't that bad.

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August 27, 2022

We had a great guide, thought the tour would be in a group; but we were the only ones. Josi told us super exciting things about the history, the people, the animals, nature, the culture and we had a private tour with a super nice driver, so to speak. We can only warmly recommend this tour. With patience he answered all our questions and took great photos of beautiful corners in the south of Mauritius

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August 26, 2022

We were picked up from the hotel on time! Dina is a great guide, she explained everything to us very well. Your driver drove us confidently. The group was great too! There was great delicious food too! We can really recommend this tour!!! Worth it! So well explained, with wit and charm! And Dina welcomes questions

August 12, 2022

Product ID: 34334