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Location South West
Operating Days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Duration 10 hrs 30 mins
Activity Time 08:00 - 18:30
Transportation Included in price

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Overview & Highlights
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Chamarel: The Ultimate Discovery Tour Overview

Take your trip to Mauritius up a notch with a visit to the famed region of Chamarel and the many beautiful destinations unique to the South West region. Brought to you by Mauritius Attractions, this is indeed the ultimate tour to tick lots of popular sites off your list, including the Mauritian fauna & flora, landmarks and iconic places that are rich in history and culture.

In around 10 hours, you’ll get the opportunity to have a rum tasting experience, awaken your curiosity at the Curious Corner at Chamarel, witness the geological oddity of the Seven Coloured Earth and treat your taste buds to exotic delicacies for lunch. If you were running out of time to explore our island, this discovery tour will be your best friend!

Highlights of this trip are:

  • 10 hours - Full day tour of famous Chamarel Region
  • See the highest vertical drop waterfall in Mauritius
  • Marvel at the 7 Seven Colored Earths at Chamarel
  • Enjoy the sights and sounds of a plethora of endemic plant, animal, and bird species
  • Taste different types of rum at a rum distillery
  • Visit the Curious Corner Museum at Chamarel
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at Rhumerie of Chamarel
  • Private transportation to and from your place of accommodation

What's Included
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Chamarel: The Ultimate Discovery Tour - Inclusions

  • Explore the Ebony Forest with a 4x4 jeep trip through the forest - hop on hop off at points of interest (2 hours)
  • View the Chamarel Waterfall (20min)
  • Visit the 7-coloured Earth (30min)
  • Lunch at the Rhumerie de Chamarel
  • Visit of the Rhumerie de Chamarel
  • Visit of the Curious Corner Chamarel
  • Pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation anywhere in Mauritius
  • A personal driver to take you to all the sights

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Transportation & Driver Details
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Transport is included in this package and includes pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation anywhere in Mauritius

Car Capacities

You can choose from a selection of vehicles types:

Family Car - Up to 4 passengers
6 Seater vehicle - Up to 6 passengers
Minivan - Up to 10 passengers
Minibus - up to 22 people
About the Drivers

All drivers speak fluent English and French (Upon special request we can organize drivers who speak additional languages).

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.


Meeting Point & Times
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Meeting Point:

Your Hotel / Place of accommodation anywhere in Mauritius

Start & End times:
(Upon request it is possible to start or finish the tour in a different time)
Duration: The duration of the Chamarel: The Ultimate Discovery Tour is 10 hours 30 minutes
Operational Days:  Monday to Saturday
Departure Time: 08:00 from your hotel / place of accommodation
Return Time:  18:30 back to your hotel / place of accommodation

 


Day Itinerary
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  • Pick up from your accommodation at 08:00
  • Visit of Ebony Forest
  • View the Chamarel Waterfall
  • Visit the 7-coloured Earth
  • Visit of the Rhumerie de Chamarel
  • Visit of the Curious Corner Chamarel
  • Optional: Lunch at Rhumerie Chamarel 
  • Drop off at your accommodation by 18:30
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Full Description
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About the Tour - Chamarel: The Ultimate Discovery Tour

Ebony Forest

Embark on a nature lovers’ trip at the Ebony Forest with a jeep ride. Before you hop on the jeep to begin your nature discovery in the wild, visit the museum and gain some insight on the fauna and flora of the forest and learn more about the wildlife of the island by watching a short educational film. The reserve’s museum will take you on a journey to over 8 million years ago. Discover the unique animals and plants that once lived here and the destructive impact that humans have had in the last 400 years.

You will then be cruising through the forest with stops at places of interest to take pictures and walk around to look for endemic birds and plants.

While making your way through the native forest, you will get to admire the native fauna of Mauritius, such as fruit bats, swiftlets and tropicbirds soaring high along the mountains’ ridgeline. The two mid-canopy walkways through the ebony forest will give you the surreal sensation of floating through one of the best-preserved forests. The Flycatcher raised walkway leads to the Sublime Point for an incredible view of the scenery.

The Sublime Point offers a breathtaking view of Le Morne Brabant and the surrounding bays where you can also see a lot of tropical birds, including the white-tailed tropicbird. An elevated footbridge leads you to the heart of the habitat with geckos, birds and other endemic species. At the end of the bridge, you will reach a platform that allows you to contemplate an excellent panoramic view of the island, including the southwestern, western and central plateau regions.

Visit the native plant nursery, situated at the Visitor Centre, which is the only nursery in Mauritius dedicated to propagating only native and endemic species. It specialises in growing species from coastal to upland areas, including rare and threatened species.

Chamarel Waterfall

As part of the Chamarel: The Ultimate Discovery Package , you will have the chance to view the gorgeous Chamarel waterfall. By many it is considered the most beautiful waterfall of Mauritius. Three distinct streams plunge down almost 100 meters from the St. Denis River, down into the gorge. The sight of this impressive waterfall against the scenic forests and mountains is truly breathtaking.

Seven Coloured Earth

One of the most iconic places of interest Mauritius is renowned for - you cannot leave the island without visiting Chamarel 7 Coloured Earth.

Set in the middle of lush green vegetation, this unique geological curious happening is one of those amazing creations of nature that will mesmerise you. With distinct colours of red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow, the Geopark has 15 metres of highly coloured dunes - an almost surreal, lunar-like spectacle of rainbow-hued sand dunes before your eyes. The reserve is also home to giant tortoises, a few who are long term residents and are practically the friendliest giant tortoises you will ever meet. Your entrance tickets also allow you to get access to the coffee shop and the souvenir shop.

Rhumerie de Chamarel

Situated in the South West part of Mauritius, in the heart of a fertile valley lies the Rhumerie de Chamarel which is surrounded by vast sugarcane plantations growing in harmony with pineapples and other tropical fruits.

Displaying a unique sense of warmth and authenticity, the Rhumerie de Chamarel Distillery welcomes visitors for an all-encompassing tourism experience ranging from a guided visit of the distillery and rum tasting to a tasty meal at L’Alchimiste, its own stylish and creative “A la Carte” restaurant. As a visitor of the Rum Distillery you can marvel at its unique design which blends harmoniously with the spectacular surroundings where wood, natural stone and water provide a sense of communion with nature.

Curious Corner Chamarel

Curious Corner as the name states is for those of us who like snooping around and have an ever-probing mind, as we all naturally are.

If ever, you are tired of relaxing on the warm sandy beaches of Mauritius and you want to give your brain a stimulating workout, then the Curious Corner is definitely the place to go.

It is a fascinating, fun and social excursion into the wonderful world of optical illusions, which will leave you quite literally, not believing your eyes!


Food & Beverages
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As part of this visit to the Rhumerie de Chamarel, we offer you to enjoy a delicious 3-course a la carte lunch and a unique dining experience at the beautiful L’Alchimiste restaurant. L’Alchimiste specializes in a unique cuisine, prepared with local products sourced from the estate itself.

Your lunch includes :

  • Chamarel Ti-Punch
  • Starter
  • Any main course and
  • Dessert
  • Coffee, ½ water and 1 Drink per person

You can choose a starter, main course and dessert from the A la Carte menu detailed here below:


Prices
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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) 89 Euro
Private Daily Tour in a 6 Seater vehicle (for up to 6 people) 99 Euro
Private Daily Tour in a Minivan (up to 10 people) 130 Euro
Private Daily Tour in a Minibus (up to 22 people) 180 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 65 Euro
Price per Child (ages 3-12) 39 Euro

 

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 209 Euro 105 Euro
4 Adults 329 Euro 82 Euro
6 Adults 459 Euro 77 Euro
10 Adults 730 Euro 73 Euro
22 Adults 1500 Euro 68 Euro

 

Lunch at L'Alchimiste - Rhumerie de Chamarel

A la Carte Menu 38 Euro /Person

 


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When choosing this order option, you will be asked to enter your preferred date for going on the activity as part of the order process. This option will entitle you to reserve and guarantee your place for this activity on a specific preferred time and date that suit you most. Please note that in case you order any activity which takes more than 1 day, the preferred date represents the date on which you would like to start the activity.

(Valid for 3 months)

By ordering an Open Voucher you will be able to choose your preferred date for this activity during a later stage (when you already have full knowledge of the schedule for your trip) and not during the order process. This way you benefit maximum flexibility regarding the date of the desired activity. The open voucher can be used to go on this specific activity during a period of 3 months from the date of its purchase. To learn more about the option of an open voucher, please read our Order & Payment Methods page.

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91% Level of Satisfaction Based on 6 reviews

| reviewed by Delyth Edmonds – United Kingdom | October 22, 2019
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