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Location North
Location Centre
Minimum Age 7
Operating Days All Days
Duration Flexible
Activity Time Flexible
Transportation Offered as Supplement
Comment This tour is offered on a shared or private basis for a maximum of 4 participants per group
from 295€

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Overview & Highlights
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Heli-Trek : Hiking and Helicopter Tour at Le Pouce - Overview

Come and discover this unique Helicopter & Trekking experience and get closer to nature while enjoying the most beautiful views of Mauritius.

Mauritius Attraction brings you this package so that you can combine fun, adventure and enjoy a panoramic tour for a memorable holiday. It features a combination of a hike and a helicopter tour, which will give you a good dose of adrenaline to satisfy your adventure cravings. Hike up the famous Le Pouce Mountain and be amazed by the surrounding greenery. Climb into the helicopter and enjoy the return to the drop-off point with a panoramic view of the contrasting greenery and turquoise blue lagoons.

Highlights of this package:

  • Enjoy a unique combo package with a land adventure and flight experience
  • 2-hour hike on Le Pouce Mountain - the third tallest mountain in Mauritius
  • Get a helicopter flight experience soaring over the capital of Mauritius with superb view over the harbour
  • Observe breathtaking aerial views of the North Shore
  • Choose between a classic (anytime of the day), a sunset or a sunrise trek with helicopter ride
  • An exhilarating nature lovers experience to share with family or friends

What's Included
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Heli-Trek : Hiking and Helicopter Tour at Le Pouce - Inclusions

Classic Le Pouce Heli-Trek

  • Car transfer from base in Triolet to hiking point
  • 2 hours hike up the Famous ‘Le Pouce’
  • Professional mountaineers as guides
  • 15 Minutes Helicopter ride from Le Pouce for a panoramic flight
  • Drop-Off at landing base in Triolet
  • Refreshment Drink

Sunrise Heli-Trek at Le Pouce

  • Shuttle transfer from base in Triolet to hiking point
  • 2 hours hike up the Famous ‘Le Pouce’ before dawn
  • Catch the sunrise at the top of the mountain
  • 15 Minutes Unique Helicopter flight
  • Drop-Off at landing base in Triolet
  • Refreshment Drink

Sunset Heli-Trek at Le Pouce

  • Helicopter pick up from base in Triolet
  • 15 Minutes Helicopter ride to Le Pouce
  • Sunset Viewing from top of Mountain
  • Hike for a night descent on the mountain
  • Professional mountaineers as guides
  • Shuttle service to return to Triolet Base
  • Refreshment Drink

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Transportation & Driver Details
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Transport is available for an additional supplement and will include pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation 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
About the Drivers

All drivers speak fluent English and French (Upon special request we can organise 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.


Meeting Point & Times
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Meeting Point:

 Triolet, North

Start & End times:
(Important: Please note that you need to be at the base at least 30 minutes prior to the start of your package time)
Activity Time:

Flexible

Classic Le Pouce Heli-Trek:

Flexible

Sunrise Heli-Trek at Le Pouce:

Depending on the time the sun rises (between 5a.m - 6a.m)

Sunset Heli-Trek at Le Pouce:

Depending on the time the sun sets (between 5.30p.m - 6.30p.m)

Activity Duration:

2 Hours Hike + 15 Minutes Flight

 

Important: Please note that you need to be at the base at least 30 minutes prior to the start of your package time


Day Itinerary
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  • Le Pouce
  • Pieter Both
  • Moka
  • Signal Mountain
  • Port-Louis
  • Balaclava
  • Trou aux biches
  • Mont Choisy
  • Grand Bay
  • Triolet

Note: The Helicopter Itinerary will be in reverse for Sunset Heli-Trek at Le Pouce

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Full Description
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About Heli-Trek : Hiking and Helicopter Tour at Le Pouce

Experience a lovely hike on Le Pouce mountain and an exciting helicopter ride over the northern region for a panoramic view of the lagoons, mountains and city. Reminiscent of a therapy, the contact with the wild nature will give you a feeling of well-being while the scenic flights will make you admire the lush greenery for about fifteen minutes. For this hiking trip and helicopter tour at Le Pouce, you can choose from 3 options: The Classic, The Sunset and The Sunrise.

The Classic Le Pouce Heli-Trek

Embark on a scenic adventure on land and in the air for two hours with this package. Should you be a nature lover and a fan of thrilling aerial flights then you will fall in love with this heli-trek package. Show up at the Triolet base, in casual sporty gear and get ready for one of the most fulfilling adventures you can have in Mauritius.

A car transfer will be arranged to take you to Le Pouce mountain where you will hike in the company of experienced mountaineers to the very top. The hike is a moderately difficult one as the path can be steep sometimes with trees and bushes obstructing your way. However, it will all be worth it for the view at the top of the mountain is priceless.

After 2 hours of hiking you will be able to hop on your helicopter for a 15 minutes panoramic flight. You will fly over the Port-Louis/Moka Mountain range, Port-Louis, the harbour, Balaclava, famous beaches and lagoons like Trou Aux Biches and Grand-Bay before heading to Triolet for the landing. Careful when you step out of the helicopter, the intense emotions from the exciting adventure you lived might get your knees weak!

The Sunrise Heli-Trek at Le Pouce

You have heard and maybe experienced sunrise at the beach, maybe even from the top of a skyscraper, but have you ever witnessed it from the sky? This special sunrise heli-trek at Le Pouce will give a new meaning to sunrise for you.

Start your day early in the morning and head to the base at Triolet where your shuttle will be waiting. You will then make your way to Le Pouce mountain and start the hike accompanied by professional hikers when it is still dark. By the time you reach the summit, the first sun rays will start poking out from the horizon, behind the clouds. The crisp air and beautiful scenery of the whole capital and harbour being awakened by the sun will be a real delight. So breathe in this beautiful moment and relax, but hold your breath, this adventure is about to get even better.

Your helicopter ride will be ready to pick you up shortly after dawn for an exhilarating flight over Port-Louis, the mountain range and the northern lagoons. You will have an unobstructed view of the whole morning scenery and as you rise up in the sky along with the sun. Your helicopter ride will end at the base in Triolet, leaving you happy and at peace, ready to take on the day as energetic as possible.

Sunset Heli-Trek at Le Pouce

Imagine being on top of a mountain, gazing at the horizon as the sun goes into hiding for the day. A dreamy moment you say? Then this dream is about to get real and even better with a helicopter ride and a night hike.

Head to Triolet where your helicopter will be waiting to pick you up. You will fly over the northern lagoons, the capital and the mountain range. 15 minutes of your life that you will never forget. The view from the helicopter will only get better as the sky changes colour preparing for the sun’s bedtime. The helicopter will drop you off Le Pouce mountain where you will be able to watch the sunset, a myriad of colours and emotions is guaranteed.

At nightfall you will begin your hike down Le Pouce with professional hikers to guide you. A night time hike is exceptionally quiet but nothing short of fun. Once your hike is over, you will be brought back to the base in Triolet, reminiscing the highlights of your day, soaring over the island.

About the Le Pouce Mountain

Part of the island's longest Mountain Ranges, Le Pouce is the third highest peak in Mauritius and one of the most emblematic features of the landscape. Peaking at 812m, it is located in the North West of the island between the Pieter Both and the Signal mountains. The summit is shaped like a thumb, hence the French name "Le Pouce".

Le Pouce is frequently visited by Mauritians and tourists, including Charles Darwin who went there in 1836. The hike offers magnificent views of the Port Louis area and the Moka Range. There are two trails: from Port Louis on the north side and from Moka on the south side, ranging from 4.5 to 7 km depending on the starting point. The hike is considered to be easy to moderately difficult. If you are used to hikes and are very fit, then you will most likely find it to be an easy one. At the top, you have an exceptional panoramic view of the surrounding area. Get ready to be blown away by the scenic beauty of this piece of nature.

This mountain is a true gem for botany enthusiasts, where they can discover endemic plants such as the rare Bois Dentelle, a Cylindrocline commersonii or Elaeocarpus bojeri, that won't be found in any other parts of the world, other than in the surroundings of Le Pouce. More to that, the mountain holds a piece of history to this date. It was once known as the Mountain of Immortals, named after a plant which you can still find there at present.

About the Helicopter Fleet

Equipped with all the latest technological features, from a spacious cabin to unbeatable visibility, the H120 helicopters are the world-reference helicopter in terms of scenic tours. This lightweight single-engined aircraft integrates the most modern technologies, including a new-generation Fenestron® tail rotor for low operating noise and maximum flight control efficiency.

A trained and experienced helicopter pilot, according to global safety standards, will guide you throughout your amazing trip.

4-Seater Helicopter- Airbus H120

Model: Airbus H120 (Eurocopter EC120 Colibri)

Crew: 1 Pilot

Passenger Capacity: 4 passengers

Engine: Turbomeca Arrius 2F


Private & Exclusivity VIP Option

This package is offered both on shared and private exclusivity.

Treat yourself and your favourite people (upto 4 passengers in total) to an incredible Helicopter flight experience after an exciting trek on Le Pouce Mountain.

Enjoy the beautiful sceneries from up above and watch as the sky changes from blue to orange and sometimes pink just before the sun disappears behind the horizon. Or choose to witness the sun rising from behind the sea if you opt for a sunrise package. Otherwise you can simply opt for the classic offer, where you can experience the fun at any time during the day, while the sun is still out.

You will be mesmerised by the whole experience, the views, the hike to the top and the fluttering feeling in your chest as the Helicopter moves. This is something you would want to share exclusively with your favourite people.


What to bring/wear:
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What to wear

  • Comfortable hiking clothes
  • Hiking shoes

What to bring

  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Boarding pass and ID

Comments & Notes
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  • This tour is offered on a shared or private basis for a maximum of 4 participants per group
  • Age Restriction: Children as from 7 years old can participate in this activity and must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Helicopter flights and itinerary are subject to weather conditions and pilot discretion.
  • Passengers should hold a valid Boarding Pass and proof of ID prior to boarding the helicopter.

Important Details to Submit

In order to process any helicopter booking, client MUST provide the following details:

  • Name of each participant as per the passports and the gender
  • Nationality
  • Passport number
  • Date of birth of each participant
  • Weight of each participant
  • In case of any children please specify same with the above details

Prices
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Heli-Trek : Hiking and Helicopter Tour - Shared Basis  
Price Per Participant 295 Euros
Private & Exclusivity VIP Option  
Up to 4 Participants 1,190 Euros 

 


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