South West Tour

South West Regions and Chamarel village

68 € per adult

Enjoy a full day private tour in the South West of Mauritius – stop at surreal sites like the Chamarel Seven Coloured Earths and explore wild landscape throughout your journey. This day is about connecting yourself to nature, where you can feast your eyes with waterfalls, mountain valleys, panoramic views of the ocean’s horizon and more…

Stop at Trou Aux Cerfs, a dormant volcano to enjoy a 360 degrees view of the island from its high altitude. You will then head to Mare Aux Vacoas, a reservoir embedded deep in the forest. Visit Grand Bassin, a lake which lies within the crater of an extinct volcano and let yourself be blown away by the numerous sacred temples and statues.

Next, we will drive you to Black River Gorges Viewpoint and Alexandra waterfalls to help immerse yourself in the wild side of Mauritius to snap some social media-worthy pictures.

Your tour also includes a stop at Chamarel Seven Coloured Earths, a natural geographic site where several shades of earth can be found. In that same village, we will drive you to Chamarel Rhumerie to discover the local rum making process which also includes a free sampling of the different rums.

Overview


Duration
  • 8 hours

Start time
  • The starting time is between 07:00 and 11:00. Since this is a private tour, you are allowed to set your own start time for the South West tour

Available seven days a week
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

Highlights
  • Visit the dormant volcano of Trou Aux Cerfs
  • Discover the Mare Aux Vacoas reservoir and its surrounding forest
  • See Grand Bassin lake (a sacred lake and hindu temple)
  • Take some beautiful snapshots at the Alexandra Waterfalls
  • Admire Black River gorges viewpoint
  • Explore Chamarel Seven coloured earths geographic site
  • Learn the rum making process at Chamarel Rhumerie

What's included ?


Fully licensed driver
  • A fully professional licensed driver will drive and accompany you throughout the journey

Pick up from / to your hotel or any other accomodation
  • You will be travelling in an air-conditioned and insured private (non-shared) vehicle from your hotel and back

Waiting time
  • Waiting time is included and you will visit at your own pace

Parking fees
  • Included

Entry fees
  • Entry fees are included in this package

Itinerary


Visit the Trou Aux Cerfs (a dormant volcano)
  • Start your tour by stopping at Trou Aux Cerfs volcano crater to enjoy the breathtaking view of the island's villages and mountains thanks to its high altitude.

Discover the Mare Aux Vacoas Reservoir
  • Mare Aux Vacoas reservoir is the largest reservoir on the island surrounded by a dense forest of pine trees

Visit the Grand Bassin Volcano (the sacred lake and the Hindu temple)
  • Also known as the Ganga Talao, this lake rests in a crater of an extinct volcano.
  • Several sacred and well-preserved temples and statues surrounds the lake

Alexandra waterfalls
  • Located in the heart of the Black The Alexandra Falls is located in the Black River Gorges National Park
  • Admire the spectacular waterfalls cascading over the rocks

Black River Gorges viewpoint
  • Enjoy the views of the valley of the Black River Gorges viewpoint.
  • Spot the endangered species of different plants, animals and birds like: Mauritius kestrel, pink pigeon, pailles-en-queue and Mauritius fody

Explore the Chamarel Village and the Seven Coloured Earths
  • The Seven Coloured Earths is one of the major tourist attractions in Mauritius
  • The earth in particular is intriguing as it renders different shades of colour in the hillsides
  • You will also be invited to visit Chamarel Waterfalls found within that same locality

Visit at the Chamarel Rhumerie
  • The Rhumerie of Chamarel is located in valley surrounded by sugarcane plantations together with pineapples and other tropical fruits
  • Learn about the detailed process of the making of the local rum
  • Rum tasting is offered to visitors to sample a variety of agricultural rums
  • For an additional fee, we can also organise lunch at their restaurant
  • Source authentic crafts at their souvenir shop

Useful Info


What to bring?
  • Bottle of water
  • Walking sneakers
  • Sunglasses
  • Light sweater
  • Hats or caps
  • Camera

How it works?


How to book
  1. Fill out the booking form on this page with your specific details and we will email you you within one hour with a personalized quote
  2. You can then review the quote and adjust the itinerary to best match your exact requirements
  3. Confirm your booking by replying back to receive a booking confirmation by email
  4. On the day of tour or activity, your driver will pick you up at your accommodation as specified in your booking
  5. Payment can be made in two ways:
    • On the day of the tour directly to the driver
    • Online via our website by Visa or MasterCard credit card
    • Online via PayPal (in USD only)

Note
  • Our reservation team will be able to answer any question you may have
  • We can fully customize your trips

Travellers' Reviews

55 out of 5 stars (based on 15 reviews)

Wild Mauritius

October 9, 2019

Untamed by human, this part of the island is the essence of beauty. We really enjoyed the scenery

Jurgen

Great scenery

June 21, 2019

We had a good day seeing the beauty of the country with its waterfall, gorges and untamed landscape

Gorgio

Nature trip

April 8, 2019

From the dormant volcano to the 7 coloured earth, we stop at the sacred lake, the waterfall and the impressive black river gorges. The visit to the rum factory was interesting and we got to know more about sugar plantation and the rum distillery. We also tasted different types of rum. The creole lunch in one of the restaurant was very tasty,

Kate