Mauritius South West Tour (Classic Private Tour)
|Operating Days||All Days|
|Activity Time||09:30 - 16:30|
|Transportation||Included in price|
|Comment||As this is a private trip, we can customize the tour route and times as per your preferences|
Mauritius South West Tour (Classic Private Tour) - Overview
In this tour, you will explore the wild side of the South-West of Mauritius. You will be able to visit some of the most popular and beautiful places of the South-West of the paradise island, including the 7 Colored Earth, the sacred lake of Grand Bassin, the volcanic crater Trou Aux Cerfs and more. Later on the day, you will enjoy a delicious lunch at the famous Varangue sur Morne restaurant.
As part of this tour, you will enjoy the following:
- Full day guided tour of 7 hours in the South West of Mauritius
- Discover the Giant Shiva Statue and its sacred lake
- Visit the popular seven coloured earth and the Chamarel Falls
- Drive by the largest reservoir of the island and through the Black River Gorges National Park
- Stop to admire the views and the Alexandra falls
- Visit the viewpoint of Maconde, Le Morne
- Chance to dine at Varangue Restaurant and enjoy a delicious lunch
Mauritius South West Tour (Classic Private Tour) includes:
- Discover the Chamarel village (including Chamarel waterfall and seven colored earth)
- Admire the Viewpoint of Morne Brabant and l'ile aux Bénitiers
- Visit Black River Gorge (viewpoint of Alexandra waterfalls)
- Visit to Grand Bassin (the sacred lake and Hindu temple) and Mangal Mahadev – Giant Shiva Statue
- Sightseeing at Mare aux Vacoas and Trou aux Cerfs (Mauritius famous crater)
- Stop at Baie Du Cap Maconde ViewPoint
- Visit to the Le Morne Peninsula
- Pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation anywhere in Mauritius
- A personal driver guide to show you around and inform you on each of the sights
- Optional Lunch at Varangue Sur Morne Restaurant
You can choose from a selection of vehicles types:
All drivers speak fluent English and French (Upon special request we can organize drivers who speak additional languages). The drivers, citizens of Mauritius, will be happy to provide you with information about Mauritius and each of its sights.
All drivers are very professional, time efficient and friendly. There is high emphasis on being always on time and providing reliable devoted service to customers.
Your Hotel / Place of accommodation anywhere in Mauritius
|Duration:||The duration of the private tour is 7 hours|
|Departure Time:||09:30 from your hotel / place of accommodation|
|Return Time:||16:30 back to your hotel / place of accommodation|
- Pick up from your accommodation at 09:30
- VIsit of Chamarel village- including Chamarel Waterfall and Seven Coloured Earth
- Visit of Black River Gorges Nature Park and Alexandra Waterfalls
- VIsit of Mangal Mahadev - Shiva Statue
- VIsit of Grand Bassin (the sacred lake and Hindu temple)
- Visit of Mare Aux Vacoas
- VIsit of Trou aux Cerfs (Mauritius famous crater)
- Viewpoint o Baie Du Cap Maconde
- Viewpoint of Morne Brabant and l'ile aux Bénitiers
- Visit to the Le Morne Peninsula
- Optional: Lunch at the Varangue Restaurant
- Drop off at your accommodation by 16:30
Mauritius South West Tour (Classic Private Tour)
This tour will have you enjoy a private trip with your family and friends, discovering the main touristic sites of the southwest of Mauritius. You will comfortably be driven around the most beautiful places of the regions and will visit the key sites of interest.
Chamarel Village – Visit of Chamarel Waterfall and Chamarel seven (7) colored earth. The village of Chamarel in southwest Mauritius is home to two natural wonders - the magnificent Chamarel waterfall and the seven colored earth of Chamarel. The seven colored earth is one of the wonders of Mauritius and is considered one of the must places to see.
The Seven Colored earth - The “seven-colored earth” of Chamarel is a geological curiosity and a major tourist attraction of Mauritius. This is a small (7500 m2) area of strikingly bare landscape located within a large, dense forest. The earth is particularly unusual; created by volcanic rocks that cooled at different temperatures, the earth forms beautiful patterns of color in the exposed hillsides. The rocks were pulverized into sands with various shades of red, brown, grey, and purple. Since the earth was first exposed, rains had carved beautiful patterns of many colors into the hillside. When visiting the park, you will be able to walk between the many sand dunes, along trails and see this unique sight. Also, there is a small petting farm where you can see and pet Giant Turtles which found their home at the park.
Chamarel Waterfall - As part of the visit of Chamarel village, you will also have a great viewpoint of the gorgeous Chamarel waterfall. By many it is considered the most beautiful waterfall of Mauritius. Three distinct streams plunge down from almost 100 meters from the St. Denis River, down into the gorge. The sight of this impressive waterfall against the scenic forest and mountains is truly breathtaking.
Black River Gorges Nature Park and Alexandra Waterfalls - As part of this tour you will also drive through the Black River Gorges Nature Park, where you will see many endangered species of plants and animals. Along the way you will stop for a viewpoint of the Black River Gorges nature park and of Alexandra waterfalls.
Grand Bassin (also known as Ganga Talao). Grand Bassin is a lake situated 6km South East of Mare aux Vacoas in a secluded mountain area in the district of Savanne, deep in the heart of Mauritius. It is about 1800 feet (550m) above sea level. Grand Bassin with its Hindu temple is a holy lake for Mauritians of Hindu faith. The lake rests in the crater of an extinct volcano. It is said that the water inside the lake communicates with the waters of the holy Ganges of India. The Hindus of Mauritius declared the Grand Bassin as a Holy lake. The Hindu community performs a pilgrimage every year on the Maha Sivaratri (Shiva’s Great Night), on this day they honor the Lord Shiva. Beside the lake there is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and other Gods including Hanuman, Lakshmi, and others.
Mangal Mahadev – Shiva Statue. Beside the Grand Bassin you will also get to see the statue of Lord Shiva. The statue is of 108 feet (33 meters) and is the highest known statue in Mauritius (and one of the 50 highest statues in the world). The sight of the Mangal Mahadev statue is quite impressive as it is a beautifully crafted, very big statue.
Mare aux Vacoas - From Trou aux Cerfs you will continue to the town of Curepipe, and then to the Mare aux Vacoas, the largest freshwater lake and reservoir of Mauritius. Mare aux Vacoas is found to the south of Curepipe and is considered one of the island's main water sources. Mare aux Vacoas, dotted with casuarina and coniferous trees, offers a unique surrounding of an alpine wilderness.
Trou aux Cerfs – Mauritius famous crater. From Floreal heading to Curepipe, you will stop on the way to visit the Trou aux Cerfs. This huge natural volcanic crater, 85m deep and 200m wide, was formed millions of years ago. Here you will have a beautiful panoramic view of the crater and the town of Curepipe, and when the sky is clear it is possible to see all the way to Reunion Island.
Baie Du Cap Maconde ViewPoint - Located on the south coast of Mauritius, Baie Du Cap is a small, quaint village. The region is well known for its natural beauty and its wild, rugged coastlines. The Maconde ViewPoint is located between Le Morne and Baie du Cap. It is set on a curved portion of the coastal road, on the peak of a small rocky cliff where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean.
Le Morne Peninsula - While heading to the Southern Coast of Mauritius, you will find yourself in a secluded area, close to the pristine nature where the landscape is totally different from the rest of the island. There you will soon spot Le Morne Brabant which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. With a summit of 556 meters, it used to be an escape haven for the runaway slaves dating back to the 19th century.
As part of this tour, we offer you to enjoy a delicious optional lunch and a unique dining experience at the beautiful Varangue sur Morne restaurant which is nestled high up in the Black River mountains. The view of the south-west coast, from Le Morne to Black River is unsurpassable in beauty as it stretches from dense forests, the haven of monkeys, wild deer and birds, amongst others - to the shimmering turquoise and blues of the Indian Ocean.
Varangue sur Morne has over the time, hosted important events and functions, with well-known personalities, such as Mrs Sonia Gandhi, Prince Edward, President Jacques Chirac, Robert de Niro, and important dignitaries / Heads of States.
The Varangue sur Morne restaurant will surely offer you a unique dining experience against a spectacular backdrop.
You can choose from the selection of dishes below:
The Transportation prices are Per Vehicle (and not per person). You can choose the vehicle type according to the number of passengers in your group.
|Private Daily Tour in a family Car (for up to 4 people)||79 Euro|
|Private Daily Tour in a 6 Seater vehicle (for up to 6 people)||89 Euro|
|Private Daily Tour in a Minivan (up to 10 people)||99 Euro|
The above transportation prices are per vehicle and not per person.
Entry Tickets Packages (includes entry tickets to all the sights as part of this tour):
|Price per Adult||7 Euro|
|Price per Child (ages 3-12)||5 Euro|
|Price per Baby (ages 0-2)||Free of Charge|
The prices of the entry tickets packages are special discounted prices.
Total Tour Price Per Person including Private Transportation and Entry Tickets to all the sights:
|No. of Persons||Total Price||Price per Person|
|2 Adults||93 Euro||46 Euro|
|4 Adults||107 Euro||27 Euro|
|6 Adults||131 Euro||22 Euro|
|12 Adults||183 Euro||15 Euro|
|2 Adults + 2 Children||103 Euro||26 Euro|
Lunch Menu at Varangue Sur Morne Restaurant
|Menu A||24 Euro /Person|
|Menu B||32 Euro /Person|
|Menu C||38 Euro /Person|
|Kid's Menu||15 Euro /Child|
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Our Guide Asish was perfekt.
Ashish was terrific, and really went out of his way to make the day special. The support from Madavee and others in the office was also wonderful, and much appreciated as we were booking from outside the country. (Also, please note that something doesn't seem to work with this online feedback form, as my star ratings were not accepted. But just so you know, I gave five stars for *everything* ???? ) Thank you!!!!