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Location South West
Operating Days All Days
Duration 10 hrs
Activity Time Flexible
Transportation Included in price
Comment As this is a private trip, we can customize the tour route and times as per your prefrences
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Tour of Mauritius South West Region – Mauritius Private South West Extended Tour

Discover the beautiful South West of Mauritius, one of the most beautiful areas of Mauritius.

The South West of Mauritius is famous for its beautiful virgin beaches, untouched nature, small villages, many nature reserves, high mountain peaks and for the many attractions it has to offer.

The South West extended tour is definitely one of the must tours to go to when visiting to Mauritius and a must area to discover and explore firsthand.

This is a Private Tour, only for you to go in a private vehicle (including pick up and drop off from anywhere in Mauritius)!

As part of this tour you will visit many interesting and exciting sites in one day:

  • Visit of the Casela Nature Park
  • Viewpoint of Morne Brabant and l'ile aux Benitiers
  • Chamarel village (including Chamarel waterfall and seven colored earth)
  • Black River Gorge (viewpoint of Alexandra waterfalls)
  • Mangal Mahadev - Shiva Statue
  • Grand Bassin (the sacred lake and Hindu temple)
  • Mare aux Vacoas
  • Trou aux Cerfs (Mauritius famous crater)

The full day private South & Southwest extended tour includes:

  • Pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation anywhere in Mauritius
  • Full transportation to all the sites
  • A personal driver guide to show you around and inform you on each of the sites

All along, you will travel in maximum convenience in an air-conditioned family car / minivan (for bigger groups), with an experienced driver/guide to show you around.


The Mauritius South West Extended Tour - Tour Itinerary

Day Schedule - 10 hours extended tour

  • 08 :30 pick up from your place of accommodation
  • 09 :15 - 10 :00 : arrival to Casela Nature Park (the exact arrival time depend on your place of accommodation)
  • 13 :00 : departure from Casela Park
  • 13 :30 - 14 :30 : break for lunch (at Chamarel village)
  • 14 :45 : Viewpoint of Morne Brabant and l'ile aux Benitiers
  • 15 :00 - 15 :45 : Chamarel village (including Chamarel waterfall and seven colored earth)
  • 16 :15 - 16 :45 : Mangal Mahadev - Shiva Statue
  • 16 :45 - 17 :15 : Grand Bassin (the sacred lake and Hindu temple)
  • 17 :45 : Trou aux Cerfs (Mauritius famous crater)
  • 18 :30 : drop off at your place of accommodation

Information about the sites

Visit of the Casela Nature Park - World of Adventures . The Mauritius Casela Park is a real nature and adventure park. It is located besides the Rempart Mountain on the South-West of Mauritius offering magnificent views of the countryside rolling down the west coast of Mauritius.

The park includes four thematic worlds: Safari, Nature, Mountain and Water, as well as a hub for discovery and learning.

  • Safari Kingdom: Quad, Photo-Safari, dedicated area for Big Cats, Elephants and suitable for safaris and interactions with Giraffes.
  • Nature Kingdom: Bird Park, Canopy Park, Animal show.
  • Mountain Kingdom: Canyoning, Via Ferrata, Zip Lines, Climbing Wall
  • Water Kingdom: Wave pool, Toboggans (children and adults), a lagoon as well as an artificial river.
  • Discovery Centre: 4D Cinema, discovery of natural science and History of Mauritius through giant 3D Maps.

The visit to the park includes

  • Toboggan (Avalanche Mines) - a thrilling fun ride on the first toboggan slide in Mauritius. The Toboggan includes two slides placed on a slope on which one slips with buoys.
  • Walk thru the aviary - Walk through the bird aviary and interact with various colorful bird species from around the world.
  • Safari photo - This great value tour lets you find yourself face-to-face with zebras, ostriches, deer, African antelopes, white rhinoceros, impalas and kudus during a unique safari tour on-board one of the safari vehicles.
  • Big Cats Kingdom - For Big Cats lovers, this is a dream come true! Visit the Big Cats’ park to enjoy a close view of the lions, caracal and tigers.
  • Giraffe and pygmy hippo viewing - Come face to face with these majestic animals for a unique viewing experience.
  • Camel and llama viewing - Meet the camels and llamas, considered as one of the friendliest and most loving animals you will ever meet. Spend some time getting to know these amazing creatures.
  • Monkey Kingdom - have some fun watching the long-tailed monkeys skip and hop about, in their enriched, natural habitat.
  • Kid’s playground - A new kid’s playground that will offer sensation to the young ones!
  • Petting farm and Tortoise pen - Ideal setting for people of all ages, especially children to interact with farm animals as well as tortoises.
  • 3D Interactive Map and 4D Cinema

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 form 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 plunging 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 there 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 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 beautiful crafted very big statue.

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.

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 main water sources. Mare aux Vacoas, Dotted with casuarina and coniferous trees offers a unique surrounding of an alpine wilderness.


Additional information regarding the South West Tour

Start & End times:

  • Duration: The duration of the private South West tour is 10 hours
  • This private tour is offered every day
  • Departure time: 8:30 am from your hotel/ place of accommodation
  • Return time: 18:30 pm back to your hotel/ place of accommodation

(Upon request it is possible to start or finish the tour at different time)

Car Capacities

You can choose from a selection of vehicles types

  • Family Car - Up to 4 passengers
  • SUV Car - Up to 6 passengers
  • Minivan - Up to 12 passengers

About the drivers

  • All drivers speak fluent English and French (Upon special request we can organize driver who speaks additional languages). The drivers, citizens of Mauritius, will be happy to provide you with information about Mauritius and each of its sites.
  • 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.

Lunch Menu at Varangue Sur Morne Restaurant

As part of this tour, we offer you to enjoy a delicious 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 varied birds, amongst others - to the shimmering turquoise and blues of the Indian Ocean.

Varangue sur Morne has overtime, 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:

Menu A

  • Chayote gratin
  • Beef curry with rice, greens and lentils OR Vegetarian curry
  • Dessert: Coconut sagoo served with Coconut ice cream
  • Beverage package – ½ bottle of still water per person, tea/coffee

Menu B

  • Pumpkin and coconut soup
  • Grilled fish with rice, greens and lentils
  • Dessert: Banana flambée and vanilla ice cream
  • Beverage package - ½ bottle of still water per person, tea/coffee

Menu C

  • Fish salad
  • Chicken curry with shrimps, rice, greens and lentils
  • Dessert: fruit salad
  • Beverage package - ½ bottle of still water per person, tea/coffee

Kid’s Menu

  • Grilled chicken or grilled fish with French fries and sautéed vegetable
  • Beverage package – ½ bottle of still water per child, tea/coffee

Price for the Lunch Menus

  • Menu A: 24 Euro / person
  • Menu B: 29 Euro / person
  • Menu C: 36 Euro / person
  • Kid’s Menu: 18 Euro / child

Comments

  • The private tour is done in a private car / minivan (for bigger groups) and includes full transportation to all the sites, pick up and drop off from any hotel in Mauritius and a driver to show you around.
  • This tour is under time limitation as per the times mentioned on this page / booking voucher, in case of additional hours beyond the agreed tour times, there will be an additional fee of 15 Euro (Rs 550) payable directly to the driver on the day of your tour.

Prices

Transportation:

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): 95 Euro
  • Private Daily Tour in a SUV big Car (for up to 6 people): 105 Euro
  • Private Daily Tour in a Minivan (up to 12 people): 125 Euro

Entry Tickets Packages (includes entry tickets to all the sites as part of this tour):

  • Price per Adult: 26 Euro
  • Price per Child (ages 3-12): 18 Euro
  • Price per Baby (ages 0-2): Free of charge

The prices of the entry tickets packages are special discounted prices.

Lunch Menu at Varangue Sur Morne Restaurant

  • Menu A: 24 Euro / person
  • Menu B: 29 Euro / person
  • Menu C: 36 Euro / person
  • Kid's Menu: 18 Euro / child

Total Tour Price Per Person

Number of Participants Total Price Price Per Person
2 Adults 147 Euro 74 Euro
4 Adults 199 Euro 50 Euro
6 Adults 261 Euro 44 Euro
12 Adults 437 Euro 36 Euro
2 Adults + 2 Children 183 Euro 46 Euro

* The total tour price includes: Private Transportation and Entry Tickets to all the sites

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