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Location South West
Minimum Age 10
Operating Days All Days
Duration 4 hrs
Activity Time 09:00 - 13:00
Transportation Offered as Supplement
South West
Minimum Age
Operating Days
All Days
4 hrs
Activity Time
09:00 - 13:00
Offered as Supplement

from 65€

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Overview & Highlights

Hiking trip Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire - Overview

Hiking trip to the Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire - the highest mountain in Mauritius! For nature lovers, this hiking activity will literally take you to the peak of nature bliss! Imagine walking in a forest, rummaging through bushes and climbing cliffs (safely!); this activity has it all!

Experience the natural beauty of Mauritius from a different perspective, from the highest peak of the island. This hiking trip may be a little challenging at first but definitely nothing as compared to the feeling of standing at the top of Mauritius, seeing the entire island beneath you.

Highlights of this activity:

  • Discover the Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire Mountain in a fun and energetic way
  • A challenging hiking trip for nature lovers and hiking enthusiasts
  • Learn about the endemic plants and animals you may encounter on your hike by experienced guides
  • Enjoy an unpolluted stroll in the green meadows of the mountainous beauties
  • Discover different viewpoints towards the South, the Morne Brabant lagoon and the Black River Gorges

What's Included

The hiking trip includes:

  • Hike to the highest peak of Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire at 828 metres
  • Water and snacks will be provided during the trip
  • Experienced Hiking Guides to accompany you
  • Different viewpoints- the South, the Morne Brabant lagoon and the Black River Gorges
  • Safety equipment

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Transportation & Driver Details

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
Meeting Point:

Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire, South West

Start & End times:
Duration: Around 4 hours
Operating Days: Everyday
Activity Time: 09:00 - 13:00


Full Description

Hiking Trip - Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire

Arguably one of the unmissable mountain hikes in Mauritius is the mountain climbing hike taking you all the way up to the highest peak of the island at Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire- found on the far western side of the Black River Gorges.

Apart from the beautiful beaches that Mauritius can offer, this hike is all about enjoying an unpolluted stroll in the green meadows of our mountainous beauties.

The first part of this trip is underneath a shady trail, surrounded by luxuriant vegetation. The walking trails are as scenic as the hiking trail itself. Nestled through some idyllic mountainous farming landscape, you will pass through the west of the island by embarking through the savage green of the gorges.

The second part is a little bit more challenging; being sometimes slippery. It will allow you to discover different viewpoints towards the South, the Morne Brabant lagoon and the Black River Gorges. Climbing up through the mountain path, you will get sneak previews of the ever-changing scenery down below. You’ll be met with views over the lush green hills and soaring escarpments.

The final climb, short but intense, takes you to the summit of Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire, giving you a unique 360-degree perspective. The peak stands a whopping 828 meters above sea level; the highest point in Mauritius boasting hiking trails with incredible views.

Snacks and water are provided and we do recommend that you wear comfortable sports/hiking shoes and clothes that would be highly protective. More to that, the use of insect repellent and sunscreen is highly endorsed.

Keep your camera handy to capture the breathtaking scenery of the rugged mountain vistas.

About the guide and the spirit of this Hiking trip

This guided trek up the Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire with experienced guides will introduce you to the unknown paths through the green meadows and up the dense forests on the mountain.

The level commanded is from easy to medium since the first part of the hike is a comfortable walk through shady trails and flourishing vegetation. That said, the central part of the hike is more demanding with various smooth slopes and ascents, allowing you to have the spendthrift views of the western coast of the island.

The guided hikes take place in small groups of 2 to 10 people. All the necessary safety equipment as well as briefing is thoroughly supplied by the professional team of guides. You do need to have a medium level of physical strength to undertake this hike, and hikers as young as 10 years old may join in if they are of course accompanied by an experienced adult hiker.

About Hiking in Mauritius

Mauritius, being a volcanic island, has several breathtaking summits and valleys to explore on foot. The island is well known for its natural beauty.

The little gem of Mauritius raises its glory much more above the elongated white sandy beaches, swaying palm trees and stretched blue azure lagoons.

Mauritius is famous for its breathtaking nature, beautiful birds, flora, and coastlines and with many magnificent views.

The flora of Mauritius is composed of 700 species of indigenous plants.

To learn more about hiking and trekking in Mauritius, check our Trekking in Mauritius page

What to bring/wear
  • Long trousers and long-sleeved tops 

  • Suitable footwear (sports shoes or trainers only)

  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglasses

  • Mosquito repellent

  • A spare set of clothes

  • Camera

Comments & Notes
  • Minimum number of participants: 2 pax
  • Maximum number of participants: 10 pax
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Minimum age requirement: 10 years and above
  • Water and snacks will be provided during the trip
  • The equipment used by our instructors during this final part will ensure your perfect safety.

Hiking Trip - Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire  
Price per Participant 65 Euros


Booking Attributes

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When booking for a specific date, you will be asked to enter your preferred date for the activity, as part of the order process. This option will entitle you to reserve your place for this activity on a specific preferred time and date that best suits you, provided that you confirm the availability with one of Mauritius Attractions’ agents firsthand. 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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