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89% Level of Satisfaction Based on 49 reviews
Location South West
Operating Days All Days
Duration 7 hrs
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
Location
South West
Operating Days
All Days
Duration
7 hrs
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

from 27€

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Overview & Highlights
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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 Coloured Earth, the sacred lake of Grand Bassin and more. Later in the day, you might even enjoy a delicious lunch at Chamarel Restaurant!

Highlights:

  • Full day tour of 7 hours in the South West of Mauritius
  • Opportunity to choose between 2 itineraries
  • Discover the Giant Shiva Statue and its sacred lake
  • Visit the popular 7 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
  • Chance to dine at Le Chamarel Restaurant and enjoy a delicious lunch with amazing scenic views (Option 1)

What's Included
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The Mauritius South West Tour includes:

  • Choice between 2 itineraries
  • 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 & other key sites 
  • Pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation anywhere in Mauritius
  • Private transportation to all the sites
  • Optional lunch at Le Chamarel Restaurant (option 1 only)

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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 12 passengers
Minibus - Up to 22 passengers
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:  7 hours
Operational Days: Everyday
Departure Time:  09:30 from your hotel / place of accommodation
Return Time:  16:30 back to your hotel / place of accommodation

 


Day Itinerary
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Option 1

  • Pick up from your accommodation at 09:30
  • 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
  • Lunch at Le Chamarel Restaurant (optional offered at a supplement)
  • Drop off at your accommodation by 16:30

Option 2

  • Pick up from your accommodation at 09:30
  • 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
  • Stop at Baie Du Cap Maconde ViewPoint
  • Visit to the Le Morne Peninsula
  • Drop off at your accommodation by 16:30
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Full Description
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Mauritius South West Tour (Classic Tour)

The Mauritius South West Tour offers you the flexibility to choose between two itineraries, each offering a unique perspective of this stunning surroundings. Sit back and relax as you're driven around the region's most iconic tourist attractions, ensuring you don't miss any of the must-see sights.

From breathtaking landscapes to cultural landmarks, our tours cover it all. Below, you'll find more detailed information about the sites:

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 m of highly coloured dunes - an almost surreal, lunar-like spectacle of rainbow-hued dunes. The reserve is also home to giant tortoises, a few being long-term residents and 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 ft (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 and perform a pilgrimage every year on the Maha Shivaratri (Shiva’s Great Night) to 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. Besides the Grand Bassin, you will also get to see the statue of Lord Shiva. The statue is 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.

Mare aux Vacoas - Mare aux Vacoas is the largest freshwater lake and reservoir of Mauritius. Found to the south of Curepipe, it 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.

 


Food & Beverages
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If you wish to include lunch at Le Chamarel Restaurant as part of your experience, you must select Option 1, as Option 2 does not include a visit to Chamarel.

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:


Comments & Notes
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Due to road diversions, you are advised to plan your time wisely at all the sites. Should you wish to extend your visit to one site, you may have to shorten your time at other sites or skip some of them. Please note that no refunds will be given for sites omitted.

    Please note that the starting site for the day's itinerary depends on your place of accommodation, and the driver will brief you accordingly on the day of the trip.

    If you wish to include lunch at Le Chamarel Restaurant as part of your experience, you must select Option 1, as Option 2 does not include a visit to Chamarel.


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) 89 Euros
Private Daily Tour in a Minivan (up to 12 people) 145 Euros
Private Daily Tour in a Minibus (up to 22 people) 195 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 105 Euros 53 Euros
2 Adults + 2 Children 119 Euros 30 Euros
4 Adults 131 Euros 33 Euros
6 Adults 167 Euros 28 Euros
12 Adults 301 Euros 25 Euros
22 Adults 481 Euros 22 Euros


Lunch Menu at Le Chamarel Restaurant (Only for Option 1)

Price per Adult  28 Euros/Person
Kid's Menu 17 Euros /Child

 

 


Booking Attributes

Booking Attributes

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2Choose Booking Option

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.

OR

(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.

Reviews
89% Level of Satisfaction Based on 49 reviews

| reviewed by Rakhee Gandhrokia – JALSA BEACH RESORT | June 07, 2024
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| reviewed by Teresa Ling – United States | December 01, 2023
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| reviewed by C Gillman – United Kingdom | May 21, 2023
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Guide was very knowledgeable


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