The Real Chamarel Experience - Chamarel Waterfall Hike
|Operating Days||Monday, Wednesday, Friday|
|Activity Time||08:00 - 14:00|
|Transportation||Offered as Supplement|
|Comment||Participants may form groups of various sizes; 1 guide will be assigned to every group of 10 people.|
The Real Chamarel Experience - Chamarel Hike Overview
Indulge your adventurous heart into this amazing hiking experience, allowing you to discover the unrivalled beauty of Chamarel. The charming village of Chamarel, located in the South-West region of Mauritius, is home to two natural wonders, namely the magnificent Chamarel Falls and the incredible 7 Coloured Earths of Chamarel. During this hiking trip, you will get to discover the above-mentioned waterfall in all its glory, in the company of an experienced, professional (EFR/WFA Certified) guide.
Your adventure in Chamarel consists of a hiking trail in the midst of the gorgeous flora and fauna of the region. You will come across the Piton Canot mountain which is a prominent peak, with an elevation of 250 metres, and a part of the Chamarel domain.
During this hike of approximately four hours, you will have the opportunity to spot several stunning viewpoints of the West Coast such as Le Morne Brabant, La Tourelle Mountain, as well as the Black River Peak, the Chamarel village and the southern coast of the island. As you reach the peak of your hiking trail, you will be amazed by the breath-taking, panoramic view of the entire region and its magnificent landscape.
The second part of this hiking trip will take you to the tropical forest of Chamarel, allowing you to discover its natural flora and fauna, including some of the rarest endemic birds on the island. You will then move on to the Chamarel waterfall where you will enjoy a short break for - snacks and refreshments (that will be provided to you). You can also enjoy a refreshing swim in the pool by the waterfall, before you head back.
To end your day at Chamarel with an energy boost and to discover authentic local flavours, you can head over to Le Palais du Barbizon Restaurant and enjoy a delicious, typical Mauritian lunch.
About the Chamarel Waterfall Trail
Le Morne Brabant is a majestic mountain located in the South Western part of Mauritius, on the Le Morne peninsula. The majestic mountain has been declared as a World Heritage site by the UNESCO since July 6, 2008. Le Morne Brabant is one of the most preserved and wildest mountains of the island. It is a habitat to a very large variety of endemic and narrow-endemic species, such as the rare Trochetia Boutoniana, which the floral emblem of Mauritius.
Piton Canot is a small isolated peak lying on the south-west of the island. Its location provides some great views over the south-west coast and onto the valley of Chamarel, including the lagoon spanning from Black River to Le Morne and the island of Ile aux Benitiers.
The path is relatively short and the ascent can be accomplished quite easily as you will not encounter any extremely difficult parts along the way.The path to the summit of Piton du Canot mountain starts in the car park of Le Chamarel restaurant, adjacent to the Chamarel Forestry office.
The Chamarel waterfall is the largest waterfall on the island of Mauritius, with a single drop of over 80 metres. There are three distinct streams of water plunging down from the St.Denis River into the gorge. If you are lucky, you might even spot some friendly monkeys whilst you admire the waterfall.
About The Guide And The Spirit Of The Trip
All hiking excursions and treks will be supervised by experienced and professional guides in Mauritius. During the hike, the guide will share extensive knowledge about the reserve and its surrounding areas.
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 above the elongated white sandy beaches, swaying palm trees and stretched blue azure 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. It’s flora is composed of 700 species of indigenous plants.
To learn more about hiking and trekking in Mauritius check our Trekking in Mauritius page
Meeting Point: Restaurant Le Chamarel
Trail Distance: 7 km
Trip Duration: 6 hours
Highest Point: 250m
Number of Participants: Participants may form groups of various sizes; 1 guide will be assigned to every group of 10 people.
Minimum age requirement: 10 years old
Refreshments: Snack offered vary between fresh fruits, nuts, dry fruits and muffins. Beverages offered include water and fruit juice.
What to bring: It is recommended to bring hiking shoes, a backpack with basic necessities like water, mosquito repellent, sunscreen, sunhat/cap, a bathing suit, a spare set of clothes, a towel and a camera.
Note: Lunch available at Le Palais du Barbizon at a surcharge
Lunch menu: Local vegetarian menu including rice, seasonal vegetables and curries.
Price per participant (Without Lunch): 55 Euro
Price per participant (With Lunch): 65 Euro
Dear Customer, to book this activity please contact us on +230 269 1000.