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94% Level of Satisfaction Based on 1 review
Location East
Minimum Age 12
Operating Days All Days
Duration 7 hrs
Activity Time 09:00 - 17:00
Transportation Included in price
Comment Suitable from age 12 years. Both activities are offered thrice a day at: 10:00, 13:30 and 15:30
Location
East
Minimum Age
12
Operating Days
All Days
Duration
7 hrs
Activity Time
09:00 - 17:00
Transportation
Included in price
Comment
Suitable from age 12 years. Both activities are offered thrice a day at: 10:00, 13:30 and 15:30

from 268$

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Overview & Highlights
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Horse Riding Excursion & Quad Biking - Full Day Package Overview

Experience an adventurous fast-paced quad bike ride through the reserve and slow things down with a gentle horse-riding activity, where you will be taken off the beaten track to discover the hidden gems of the island.

As part of this Full Day Package you will enjoy a horseback excursion and experience an adventurous 2 hour Quad Biking activity, in one of the most preserved regions in Mauritius!

As part of this Full Day Package you will enjoy a selection of activities:

  • Experience an adventurous 2 hour Quad Biking activity
  • Enjoy a Horseback Riding Activity (1 hour)
  • Discover the natural beauty of the island, besides its famed beaches and lagoons
  • You will have the privilege to watch the rare species of birds
  • Free time to hike inside the estate
  • The Onsite restaurant is the place for you to enjoy the tasty local cuisine

What's Included
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Horse Riding Excursion & Quad Biking - Full Day Package inclusions:

  • All trips and excursions charges including all entry fees
  • 2 hrs guided quad biking tour
  • Test drive & security briefing
  • Approximately 1 hour guided horse riding excursion
  • Welcome Cocktail and Mineral Water during the trips
  • Sanitary caps with helmets and all necessary equipment
  • Refreshing towel and hot showers after tour
  • Complete Mauritian buffet lunch
  • Full transportation to all the sights including pickup and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation anywhere in Mauritius (optional)
  • A personal driver guide to show you around and inform you on each of the sights (optional)

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Transportation & Driver Details
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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 organize 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:

Your Hotel / Place of accommodation anywhere in Mauritius

Start & End times:
Duration: The duration of the activity is 7 hours
Operating Hours: The park is open every day from 09h00 - 17h00
Activity Times: Both activities (Quad Biking and Horse Riding) are offered during 3 time slots, at: 10h00, 13h00 and 15h30
  This private tour is offered every day 
Departure time: 9:00 from your hotel / place of accommodation
Return time: 17:00 back to your hotel / place of accommodation
 

 


Day Itinerary
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  • 07:30 – 08:00* Pick up from your place of accommodation
  • 09:45 Arrival at the reserve. You will enjoy a welcome cocktail and fill the disclaimer form
  • 10:00 – 10:15 Quad biking Excursion- You will have a briefing session by the instructors followed by a Test Drive
  • 10:15 – 12:15 Adventure time. Enjoy 2 hours of Quad Biking while discovering the fauna and flora of the reserve
  • 12:15 - 14:00 Return to the Domaine’s restaurant to enjoy a delicious Mauritian Buffet
  • 14:00- 15:30 Spend some free leisure time in the Domaine, where you can explore the reserve.
  • 15:30 – 16:30 Time for the Horse Riding Excursion. Discover the scenery of the charming reserve with a 1 hour ride on Horseback.
  • 17:00 - 17:30* Drop off at your place of accommodation

* The exact pick up / drop off times will be determined according to the location of your place of accommodation.

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Full Description
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Horse Riding Excursion & Quad Biking - Full Day Package Full Description

As part of this package you will spend a full day (7 hours) at Domaine De L’Étoile, a nature reserve where you can have fun exploring the wildlife. You will be able to enjoy an exciting Quad Biking trip of 2 hours discovering the lush green location and spot some endemic trees and animals. Animal lovers would definitely love this package for they will be able to trot around on horseback. You will fall in love with this activity and maybe make a new horse friend, creating memories to last forever. To end the day on a delicious note, you will get to feast on an exquisite lunch at the estate’s restaurant.

About the Quad Biking Trip

Ride through 1200 hectares of green hills, mountains, ponds and rivers of the Domaine De L'Etoile Réserve. The activity takes place in Mauritius’ reserve which was a private hunting estate. Today, it is a private nature reserve where luxurious fauna and flora can be admired.

Upon Arrival to the Domain, you will receive welcome cocktails followed by a Safety Briefing and a Basic Quad Biking Lesson. You drive in a group led by experienced guides who are not only outgoing and friendly, but will also be able to give you information on the historical, geographical and significant aspects of the Domaine.

As part of the trip, you will explore large plantations, indigenous forests, lush valleys and rivers. Your guide will make sure to show you all the hidden gems found along the way, provide you with interesting information on the spectacular surroundings and introduce you to the endemic flora and fauna. You will also be able to admire the birds, deer and other animals that roam along in the reserve.

You can enjoy this amazing experience in Mauritius on your own or together with your partner - You have a choice between a single quad or a double quad, ideal for 2 people.

About the vehicles

Quad Bikes

  • No. of Vehicles: 8 Double seated “Arctic Cat” Quad Bikes and 7 Double seated “Caram”
  • Type: Arctic Cat- 400 cc (4x4) & 700 cc (4x4) | Caram- 400 cc
  • Age requirement: Drivers must be 17 years old or older. Passengers must be at least 12 years old

About the Horse Riding Excursion

The horse riding is done in a beautiful private domaine. The landscape at that domaine is rather mountainous and offers the visitors spectacular panoramic views, indigenous forests, beautiful valleys, sparkling rivers, and encounters with wild animals and endemic birds.

The horse riding trips are performed every day in the morning or during the afternoon, and are planned carefully according to the riding level of the riders so each rider will be sure to fully enjoy the ride and have memorable moments.

The horseback ride lasts approximately 1 hour and will take place in small groups of 7 riders maximum.

So saddle up and prepare for an exhilarating ride where you can view the stunning surroundings of the area!

About the Horses

The horses are “Boerperds.” This race of horses from South Africa is considered by experts as the ideal family horse – ideal for quiet rides by non-experienced riders. The nobility of these horses, their presence and their beauty makes them for centuries, an outstanding companion.

Experienced guides will ride alongside allowing riders of all levels to enjoy the horse riding experience in maximum safety and to enjoy the scenery all along the ride.

  • Number of horses: 7
  • Type of horse: South African “Boerperd”
  • Saddle: Western Saddle and stirrups

More about the Domaine and the landscape

Previously a private hunting domain, and only recently opened to the public, this Domaine remained one of the most preserved regions of Mauritius. The domain counts English gardens, rivers, and indigenous woods which are rich in hundreds of different varieties of plants and trees, including the most ancient ebony trees of Mauritius and other endemic species as well as cinnamon trees, vetivers, orchids, traveler’s trees, banana trees and more.

A large river flows through the Domaine as well as trickling streams and flowing waterfalls.

It is best described as a wonderful and enchanting area where all nature lovers can enjoy themselves. A number of activities are offered, including, Quad biking, Horse riding and Hiking circuits. Visitors will witness, in turns, spectacular panoramas, Java deers and endemic birds. There is also an onsite restaurant which presents a quiet and peaceful environment where guests can recall the special moments of the day while enjoying the tasty local cuisine.


What to bring/wear
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  • Sun block cream
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Good footwear
  • Long trousers
  • Sport shoes & socks
  • Camera
  • A change of clothes

Food & Beverages
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Horse Riding Excursion & Quad Biking - Full Day Package - Food & Beverages

As part of this package, we offer you to enjoy a delicious lunch at The Domaine de L’Etoile which is a ravishing restaurant found in the reserve, situated next to the Grand River South-East with stunning views onto the mountain.

At this restaurant, you will be offered a buffet allowing you to savour the typical Mauritian cuisine inspired from the diverse cultures present in Mauritius. The restaurant also proposes a fusion cuisine.

There are 2 different types of Adult menu and 1 Kids menu:


Comments & Notes
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  • Pregnant women and physically challenged person are not authorized to go on this excursion
  • Hot showers and refreshing towels are available for the use after the excursions. Accordingly, it is recommended to bring spare clothes in case you would like to have shower after the excursion

For Quad Biking:

  • An initiation circuit is compulsory so the guides can evaluate the driving capacity of each client
  • Children above the age of 12 can enjoy this activity alongside an adult on a double quad bike
  • You have to be 17 years old or more to drive a quad (or 12 years and above, to join the quad biking trip as a passenger)
  • Helmets, goggles and coats are also provided for the Quad Bike Tour

For Horse Riding:

  • The horse riding excursion is suitable from the age of 12 years old.
  • Weight Limitation: max 90 kg
  • All along you will be accompanied by professional guides Horse riding equipment such as riding helmets will be offered.

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): 79 Euros
Private Daily Tour in a 6 Seater vehicle (for up to 6 people): 85 Euros
Private Daily Tour in a Minivan (up to 12 people): 105 Euros

 

The transportation charges are per vehicle (and not per person) referring to the number of passengers applicable for each vehicle type.

Excursions & Entry Tickets Packages

When ordering this day package you benefit from a special discounted package price on these trips and excursions.

Included in the price: visit of the Domaine, 2 Hours Quad Biking, 1 Hour Horse Riding.

Optional Lunch  
Adults Classic Menu: 25 Euros
Adults Formal Menu: 29 Euros
Kids Menu: 14 Euro

 


This Activity Is Not Operational Until Further Notice

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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.

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(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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94% Level of Satisfaction Based on 1 review

| reviewed by Yi-Feng Ho – Shangri-La's Le Touessrok Resort | June 07, 2017
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