South West Full Day Tour

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Tour Details

The south west tour starts with a visit to the dormant volcano of Trou Aux Cerf to the reservoir of Mare Aux Vacoas; one of the main water reservoirs in Mauritius. We continue to Grand Bassin Lake and will move southward towards Alexandra Waterfalls where some beautiful snapshots can be taken until Chamarel where we will visit the Chamarel Seven coloured earths geographic site and visit the Chamarel Rhumerie.

Visit the Trou Aux Cerfs (a dormant volcano)

  • Start your tour by stopping at Trou Aux Cerfs volcano crater to enjoy the breathtaking view of the island’s villages and mountains thanks to its high altitude.

Discover the Mare Aux Vacoas Reservoir

  • Mare Aux Vacoas reservoir is the largest reservoir on the island surrounded by a dense forest of pine trees

Visit the Grand Bassin Volcano (the sacred lake and the Hindu temple)

  • Also known as the Ganga Talao, this lake rests in a crater of an extinct volcano.
  • Several sacred and well-preserved temples and statues surrounds the lake

Alexandra waterfalls

  • Located in the heart of the Black The Alexandra Falls is located in the Black River Gorges National Park
  • Admire the spectacular waterfalls cascading over the rocks

Black River Gorges viewpoint

  • Enjoy the views of the valley of the Black River Gorges viewpoint.
  • Spot the endangered species of different plants, animals and birds like: Mauritius kestrel, pink pigeon, pailles-en-queue and Mauritius fody

Explore the Chamarel Village and the Seven Coloured Earths

  • The Seven Coloured Earths is one of the major tourist attractions in Mauritius
  • The earth in particular is intriguing as it renders different shades of colour in the hillsides
  • You will also be invited to visit Chamarel Waterfalls found within that same locality

Visit at the Chamarel Rhumerie

  • The Rhumerie of Chamarel is located in valley surrounded by sugarcane plantations together with pineapples and other tropical fruits
  • Learn about the detailed process of the making of the local rum
  • Rum tasting is offered to visitors to sample a variety of agricultural rums
  • For an additional fee, we can also organise lunch at their restaurant
  • Source authentic crafts at their souvenir shop

Duration

8 hours (full day)

Highlights

  • Visit the dormant volcano of Trou Aux Cerfs
  • Discover the Mare Aux Vacoas reservoir and its surrounding forest
  • Grand Bassin lake (a sacred lake and hindu temple)
  • Take some beautiful snapshots at the Alexandra Waterfalls
  • Admire Black River gorges viewpoint
  • Explore Chamarel Seven coloured earths geographic site
  • Learn the rum making process at Chamarel Rhumerie
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