Chamarel Waterfall - Hiking Trip
|Operating Days||All Days|
|Activity Time||09:00 - 12:00|
|Transportation||Offered as Supplement|
|Comment||Please note that this activity is subject to availability and weather conditions|
Hiking to Chamarel Waterfall - the Highest Waterfall in Mauritius
Uncover the immaculate beauty of the island as you descend into a secret valley in the south of Mauritius and follow the unique sights and sounds of the river as you make your way to the base of the Chamarel Falls.
At a height of over 80 meters, this is the highest waterfall in Mauritius. Also, known as one of the most breathtaking spots on the island, the Chamarel Waterfall offers a truly magnificent view where the cascading waters hit the pool below from majestic heights.
Enjoy the refreshing spray from the falls above or have a swim in the pool. Revel in the untouched beauty of this limited access location and be amazed by the sights and sounds of a true tropical rainforest and its myriad of plant and animal species that continue to thrive as a result of laborious work done by locals to protect the fauna and flora.
Chamarel Waterfall offers a unique adventure opportunity.
About the Chamarel Waterfall Hiking trip
The Chamarel Waterfall Hiking trail is one of the most popular hiking trails in Mauritius and is ideal for travellers eager to combine nature discovery with a fun activity.
Your hiking activity will start at 09:00 with a safety briefing by the profesional guides. Throughout your trek you will experience a wonderful connection with nature. This can be an amazing opportunity to cut off, break away from your daily routine and rejuvenate yourself in the midst of nature.
Marvel at the breathtaking views of, rivers, forests and waterfalls while discovering an iconic landmark in this magnificent paradise.
This hiking trip is not too challenging and accessible to all. While hiking down the trail, listen to the rustling trees, chirping of the tropical birds and contemplate on the wild beauty with outstanding scenic views. As you hike you will spot splendid flora and fauna, with some endemic species that are particular to this region.
About the Chamarel Waterfall
This is the highest waterfall of Mauritius, it plunges more than 80 metres down against a lush green backdrop. The impressive sound of the tumbling water and the unbelievable view of the waterfall from above, blend into an unforgettable experience.
You will find exposed volcanic rocks dating back to some 8-10 million years ago, thus representing some of the oldest lava rocks of Mauritius. The waterfall is formed by three distinct streams of water sourcing from the River Saint Denis which is nearby the village Cachette, Cascade Chamarel and La Crete.
About The Guide And The Spirit Of The Trip
All hiking excursions and treks in Mauritius will be supervised by experienced and professional guides. During the hike, the guide will share extensive knowledge about the area and its surroundings.
The trip will take you around some of the most beautiful places in Mauritius and you will get to learn more about the fauna and flora and what’s being done towards its preservation, making this a unique and enriching experience.
About Hiking in Mauritius
The little gem of Mauritius raises its glory much more than its famed white sandy beaches, swaying palm trees and stretched azure-blue lagoons. Being a volcanic island, it has several breathtaking summits and valleys to explore on foot. The island is well known for its distinct flora and fauna- ts flora is composed of 700 species of indigenous plants.
To learn more about hiking and trekking in Mauritius check our Trekking in Mauritius page .
- Region: South
- Hike duration: 3 hours
- Distance: 4 km
- Please note that this activity is subject to availability and weather conditions
- Difficulty: Easy
- Start time: 09:00 a.m.
- Minimum age requirement: 13 years and above
- What to bring: It is recommended to bring a backpack, hiking or sports shoes, suitable clothing, swimming suit and various protections (sun cream, insects’ repellent, warm clothes) and spare shoes & clothes.
- Minimum of 4 persons are required for this trip
- Maximum of 10 persons are required for this trip
- Price per Adult: 49 Euro
- Price per Child (13-18 yrs): 35 Euro