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Mauritius: Le Morne Brabant Guided Sunrise Hike and Climb

1. Mauritius: Le Morne Brabant Guided Sunrise Hike and Climb

Walk up Le Morne Brabant mountain, one of Mauritius' most popular attractions and UNESCO world heritage site led by a certified climber as your guide on this small-group tour. Meet your guide at Le Morne Kitesurfing Beach for a safety briefing before you head to a lesser-known path up the mountain. The first section of the hike will be through the luscious rainforest. Make sure to keep an eye out for the phenomenal and rare endemic birds, and plants. Watch the golden sunrise and listen to the birds chirp as you climb up the mountain's four rock-scrambling sections. Along the way, your guide will tell you historical stories about Mauritius' past, and the significance of this important mountain. Pause at the famous Trochetia Boutoniona viewpoint, named after the island's national flower, for some healthy snacks and a breather. Take a moment to admire the breathtaking panoramic views surrounding you. Next, arrive at the 480-meter-high summit and try not to let your jaw drop too low as you see the intense beauty and nature Mauritius is so famous for. Snap a few well-deserved photos before heading back down the mountain.

Mauritius: Tamarind Falls Highlights 3-Hour Hiking Trip

2. Mauritius: Tamarind Falls Highlights 3-Hour Hiking Trip

Meet your guide at the Henrietta Bus Station and start with a short briefing about the hike. Then begin your 3-hour hiking experience by walking through sugarcane fields to reach the entrance to the canyon, admiring the stunning landscape around you. Make your way down to the canyon, and after 30 minutes of walking you’ll reach the first of many waterfalls. Take the chance to swim in the natural pools carved out of the rock. Learn about the plants, the animals, and the history of Mauritius from your guide. Finish your tour at Tamarind Falls, the most impressive waterfall, before returning to your original start point.

Mauritius: Le Morne Mountain UNESCO Eco Hike

3. Mauritius: Le Morne Mountain UNESCO Eco Hike

A 4WD vehicle will take you from the designated meeting point through a private estate in which RESA deer, wild pigs, and numerous bird species including pheasant, quail, and guinea-foul reside. Begin the hike and traverse along the North-Western base of the mountain, allowing for two panoramic perspectives of the mountain to be appreciated of the North Western and South Eastern flanks. The initial hike follows an undulating path that is designed to warm up your muscles and elevate your heart-rate before the scrambling and climbing sections begin. At 340 meters above sea level, you will have a safety and mountain security briefing prior to the first of the four scrambling and climbing sections. There is a 70-meter, 25-meter, 15-meter, and 10-meter section. They provide the most spectacular views of the lush mountain ranges of Chamarel as well as stunningly beautiful lagoon views of both the North-Western and South-Eastern coasts that extend in front of you to the horizon. Various rest points provide a unique opportunity for the team to take memorable photographs of you and your family so that the once-in-a-lifetime experience can never be forgotten. Arrive at the summit of the V with a just reward for all of your efforts and hard work as the views are well worth it. The team will provide you with additional information, whilst taking photographs and allowing you the opportunity to have a break and appreciate the location and its amazing surroundings. The descent down the mountain will begin under the watchful eye of the highly experienced and professional team. Return to the meeting point and then depart to your accommodation. 

UNESCO World Heritage: Le Morne Brabant Guided Tour

4. UNESCO World Heritage: Le Morne Brabant Guided Tour

Explore the forests, enjoy views of the mountains and lagoons, and discover different rare plants, trees, birds, and other animals living in the forest on this hike of Le Morne Brabant. After a briefing, your local guide will take you to the tracks and lead you on an excursion into the nature of this area.  Don't worry about a strenuous hike — there will be several stops along the way, and the guide will always adapt to your pace. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2008, this mountain is an important place for Mauritians, culturally and historically; your knowledgeable and professional guide will share with you why that is. Discover fascinating information about your surroundings, the history of the mountain, the history of Mauritius in general, and the flora and fauna that inhabits the area. 

Mauritius: Black River Gorges National Park 3-Hour Hike

5. Mauritius: Black River Gorges National Park 3-Hour Hike

Discover the tropical rainforest of Mauritius on a 3-hour walk through the Black River Gorges National Park. Your local guide will take you on a hike to the best viewpoints, trekking along the most beautiful trails. Explore the gorges, rivers, and valleys of this stunning area. Look out for local wildlife along the way and learn about this region from your guide. You might spot the giant bats native to Mauritius, macaque monkeys, ebony trees, and more. End your hiking experience with a refreshing swim in the river.

Mauritius: Tamarind Falls Guided Hike with Lunch

6. Mauritius: Tamarind Falls Guided Hike with Lunch

Walk up the striking Tamarind Falls canyon, one of Mauritius' most popular attractions, led by an experienced mountaineer. Meet your guide at the Henrietta bus station for a safety briefing before you head to the starting point of the hike. The first section of the walk will be through luscious rainforest, including a river crossing where you can choose to relax in a natural jacuzzi. Make sure to keep an eye out for the phenomenal and rare endemic birds, and plants. Watch the connected waterfalls flowing and listen to the birds chirping as you climb up the canyon’s seven platforms and one rock-scrambling section. Along the way, your guide will tell you historical stories about Mauritius' past, and the significance of these falls. Pause at the fifth platform to take a dip in the three connected waterfalls’ luscious waters. Take a moment to admire the breath-taking views surrounding you as you comfortably cool down. Carry on walking up a few steep sections before enjoying a packed lunch while you take in the deep canyon’s scenery beneath you. Try not to let your jaw drop too low as you see the intense beauty and nature Mauritius is so famous for, and make sure to snap some well-deserved photos. Let the rushing water massage your back under the last waterfall before setting off to reach the summit of the Tamarind Falls. Even though the official name of the hike is called the “7 Cascades”, or seven waterfalls, there are 13 in total — all of which you will visit on this tough yet stunning hike.

Black River Gorges National Park: Eco Adventure Day Tour

7. Black River Gorges National Park: Eco Adventure Day Tour

Follow the twists and turns of an adventurous hike through the protected national park in the south of Mauritius. Find hidden waterfalls and see the majestic curtains of Alexandra Falls.  Take in the sights and sounds of numerous endemic wildlife and plant species, such as the Echo Parakeet and Pink Pigeons. Smell the scent of wild guava blossoms. Bring out the wildlife enthusiasts in you and follow the trail to a ridge-line ascent. Meander around the valley and capture panoramic glimpses of La Tourelle, Ile Aux Benetiers, and Le Morne in the distance. Take on the challenge of this 15-kilometer adventure through nature and master the 790-meter ascent.

From Chamarel: Waterfall Eco-Hike Adventure

8. From Chamarel: Waterfall Eco-Hike Adventure

Make your way to the stunning Seven Colored Earth Geopark to meet your trek guide. Start with an adventurous gorge decent that includes four challenging river crossings. Be prepared to climb and scramble over rocks and wade through the river at points. You'll know the hard work was worth it when you reach the beautiful Chamarel Falls at the base of the gorge. Marvel at the highest vertical drop waterfall in Mauritius and enjoy a refreshing swim in the waterfall pool as the water cascades around you. Enjoy the sights and sounds of a plethora of endemic plant, animal, and bird species in this protected area and learn fascinating insights into the history and culture of the Chamarel region.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 69 reviews

We really enjoyed the sunrise hike to Le Morne. The last sections are quite challenging and require rock scrambling but with Kevin there it was fine. The views are spectacular, especially from the top where you get panoramic views framed by the early morning sun. In addition to the hike, Kevin also shared lots of information on nature and history of the rock which was really interesting. Would definitely recommend this trip for adventurous people.

I had a fantastic morning hiking up Le Morne with Kevin. He was an excellent guide and his knowledge of the island and it’s history was excellent. The hike was not too difficult, with only short stretches requiring a scramble. The hike took roughly 2 hours up to the top and the views were incredible all the way up, especially at the top! Would definitely recommend for anyone considering doing it!

Kevin is an excellent guide! He explained us about the history of Mauritius country and Le Morne Mountain. He guided us throughout the hike and kept motivating us. We did 2 hikes with him and the entire experience was out of the world! Would definitely 100% recommend him!

Great experience ! we really enjoyed the view at the top. This was our first time hiking up a mountain, our guide Kevin helped us through every step. I recommend

Kevin was a fantastic guide who was knowledgeable, supportive and safe. He made the experience a very memorable one. Could not recommend highly enough.