Mauritius South West Tour (Classic Private Tour)
|Operating Days||All Days|
|Activity Time||09:30 - 16:30|
|Transportation||Included in price|
|Comment||As this is a private trip, we can customize the tour route and times as per your preferences|
Mauritius South West Tour (Classic Tour) - Overview
In this tour, you will explore the wild side of the South-West of Mauritius. You will be able to visit some of the most popular and beautiful places in the South-West of the paradise island, including the 7 Colored Earth, the sacred lake of Grand Bassin, the volcanic crater Trou Aux Cerfs and more. Later in the day, you will enjoy a delicious lunch at Chamarel Restaurant.
- Full day tour of 7 hours in the South West of Mauritius
- Discover the Giant Shiva Statue and its sacred lake
- Visit the popular seven coloured earth and the Chamarel Falls
- Drive by the largest reservoir of the island and through the Black River Gorges National Park
- Stop to admire the views and the Alexandra falls
- Visit the viewpoint of Maconde, Le Morne
- Chance to dine at Le Chamarel Restaurant and enjoy a delicious lunch with amazing scenic views
The Mauritius South West Tour includes:
- Discover the Chamarel village (including Chamarel waterfall and Seven Colored Earth)
- Admire the Viewpoint of Morne Brabant and l'ile aux Bénitiers
- Visit Black River Gorge (viewpoint of Alexandra waterfalls)
- Visit to Grand Bassin (the sacred lake and Hindu temple) and Mangal Mahadev – Giant Shiva Statue
- Sightseeing at Mare aux Vacoas and Trou aux Cerfs (Mauritius famous crater)
- Stop at Baie Du Cap Maconde ViewPoint
- Visit to the Le Morne Peninsula
- Pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation anywhere in Mauritius
- Private transportation to all the sites
- Lunch at Le Chamarel Restaurant
Transport is included in this package and includes pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation anywhere in Mauritius
You can choose from a selection of vehicles types:
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.
Your Hotel / Place of accommodation anywhere in Mauritius
|Departure Time:||09:30 from your hotel / place of accommodation|
|Return Time:||16:30 back to your hotel / place of accommodation|
- Pick up from your accommodation at 09:30
- VIsit of Chamarel village- including Chamarel Waterfall and Seven Coloured Earth
- Visit of Black River Gorges Nature Park and Alexandra Waterfalls
- VIsit of Mangal Mahadev - Shiva Statue
- VIsit of Grand Bassin (the sacred lake and Hindu temple)
- Visit of Mare Aux Vacoas
- VIsit of Trou aux Cerfs (Mauritius' famous crater)
- Viewpoint of Baie Du Cap Maconde
- Viewpoint of Morne Brabant and l'ile aux Bénitiers
- Visit to the Le Morne Peninsula
- Optional: Lunch at Le Chamarel Restaurant
- Drop off at your accommodation by 16:30
Mauritius South West Tour (Classic Tour)
This tour will have you enjoy a trip with your family and friends, discovering the main touristic sites of the southwest of Mauritius. You will comfortably be driven around the most beautiful places of the region and will visit the key sites of interest.
Chamarel Village – Visit Chamarel Waterfall and Chamarel Seven Coloured Earth. The village of Chamarel in southwest Mauritius is home to two natural wonders - the magnificent Chamarel waterfall and the Chamarel Seven Coloured Earth - one of the wonders of Mauritius, considered one of the must places to see.
The 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.
Chamarel Waterfall - As part of the visit to Chamarel village, you will also have a great viewpoint of the gorgeous Chamarel waterfall. By many it is considered the most beautiful waterfall of Mauritius. Three distinct streams plunge from almost 100 meters from the St. Denis River, down into the gorge. The sight of this impressive waterfall against the scenic forest and mountains is truly breathtaking.
Black River Gorges Nature Park and Alexandra Waterfalls - As part of this tour you will also drive through the Black River Gorges Nature Park, where you will see many endangered species of plants and animals. Along the way, you will stop for a viewpoint of the Black River Gorges nature park and of Alexandra waterfalls.
Grand Bassin (also known as Ganga Talao). Grand Bassin is a lake situated 6km South East of Mare aux Vacoas in a secluded mountain area in the district of Savanne, deep in the heart of Mauritius. It is about 1800 feet (550m) above sea level. Grand Bassin with its Hindu temple is a holy lake for Mauritians of the Hindu faith. The lake rests in the crater of an extinct volcano. It is said that the water inside the lake communicates with the waters of the holy Ganges of India. The Hindus of Mauritius declared the Grand Bassin as a Holy lake. The Hindu community performs a pilgrimage every year on the Maha Sivaratri (Shiva’s Great Night), on this day they honour Lord Shiva. Beside the lake, there is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and other Gods including Hanuman, Lakshmi, and others.
Mangal Mahadev – Shiva Statue. Beside the Grand Bassin, you will also get to see the statue of Lord Shiva. The statue is of 108 feet (33 meters) and is the highest-known statue in Mauritius (and one of the 50 highest statues in the world). The sight of the Mangal Mahadev statue is quite impressive as it is a beautifully crafted, very big statue.
Mare aux Vacoas - From Trou aux Cerfs you will continue to the town of Curepipe, and then to the Mare aux Vacoas, the largest freshwater lake and reservoir of Mauritius. Mare aux Vacoas is found to the south of Curepipe and is considered one of the island's main water sources. Mare aux Vacoas, dotted with casuarina and coniferous trees, offers a unique surrounding of an alpine wilderness.
Trou aux Cerfs – Mauritius famous crater. From Floreal heading to Curepipe, you will stop on the way to visit the Trou aux Cerfs. This huge natural volcanic crater, 85m deep and 200m wide, was formed millions of years ago. Here you will have a beautiful panoramic view of the crater and the town of Curepipe, and when the sky is clear it is possible to see all the way to Reunion Island.
Baie Du Cap Maconde ViewPoint - Located on the south coast of Mauritius, Baie Du Cap is a small, quaint village. The region is well known for its natural beauty and its wild, rugged coastlines. The Maconde ViewPoint is located between Le Morne and Baie du Cap. It is set on a curved portion of the coastal road, on the peak of a small rocky cliff where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean.
Le Morne Peninsula - While heading to the Southern Coast of Mauritius, you will find yourself in a secluded area, close to the pristine nature where the landscape is totally different from the rest of the island. There you will soon spot Le Morne Brabant which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. With a summit of 556 meters, it used to be an escape haven for runaway slaves dating back to the 19th century.
Le Chamarel Restaurant
Welcome to Le Chamarel Restaurant, where the only thing as delightful as the food is the unique bird’s-eye view over a mountainous landscape and across to the captivating coastline fringed by the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean and the horizon.
Food is the best excuse to share with guests the knowledge and history of the Creole gastronomic heritage as well as the thrill of mystery and discovery while connecting with our culture and music.
Prepare to immerse in a distinctive Creole culinary journey with soulful, authentic local cooking, a peaceful bucolic ambiance and superb service at 260m above sea level!
Note: Dietary restrictions and allergies must be notified in advance.
Times: 11h30 - 13h15 OR 13h15 - 15h30 (Kitchen closes at 15h00)
The 3-course menu is as below:
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)||89 Euros|
|Private Daily Tour in a Minivan (up to 12 people)||115 Euros|
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||13 Euros|
|Price per Child (ages 5-12)||7 Euros|
|Price per infant (ages 0-4)||Free of Charge|
The prices of the entry tickets packages are special discounted prices.
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||103 Euros||52 Euros|
|4 Adults||127 Euros||32 Euros|
|6 Adults||161 Euros||27 Euros|
|12 Adults||243 Euros||21 Euros|
|2 Adults + 2 Children||115 Euros||29 Euros|
Lunch Menu at Le Chamarel Restaurant
|Price per Adult||28 Euros/Person|
|Kid's Menu||17 Euros /Child|
Guide was very knowledgeable
We had an amazing day with Schashi (not sure if I spell it right) He was so knowledgeable and the kind of person that is born to be a tour guide! Thanks again for unforgettable day!