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  1. Mauritius
  2. Black River
  3. Chamarel
  4. Ganga Talao

Mauritius: Wild South West Full-Day Public Tour

Product ID: 34334
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Explore the lesser-known southwest coast of Mauritius on a 10-hour scenic tour to Chamarel Waterfall, 7-Colored Earth, La Rhumerie de Chamarel, Grand Bassin, Trou aux Cerfs and the ship model factory in Curepipe.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, German

Pickup included

Pick-ups from hotels in Mauritius. You will be contacted by a hotel representative, advising your excursion pick-up time.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the lesser-known southwest corner of Mauritius
  • Take the winding scenic road to Chamarel Waterfall
  • Marvel at the colored earth and giant tortoise of the 7-Colored Earth park
  • Taste local rum at La Rhumerie de Chamarel
  • Enjoy a delicious gourmet lunch
  • Visit the sacred lake of Grand Bassin
  • Enjoy a 360-degree view over the island from Trou aux Cerfs
  • Admire the miniature, intricate structures at the Ship Model Factory
Full description
Enjoy a 10-hour scenic tour to the wilder landscape of southwest Mauritius, stopping at stunning sights of the 7-Colored Earths at Chamarel, and the new Macondé Bridge.

Take a winding drive to the southwest corner of Mauritius, stopping at the Macondé Bridge for panoramic views across the Baie Du Cap River. Continue to Chamarel Village to admire the 90-meter high Chamarel Waterfall and curious 7-Coloured Earth, a natural phenomenon caused when basaltic lava converts the clay mineral into vibrant shades of red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow.

Visit La Rhumerie de Chamarel to learn about the various stages involved in making the local rum, before tasting the end product! A delicious gourmet lunch will then be served in a local restaurant. Next, make a short drive to the Black River Gorges, home to much of the island’s endemic flora and fauna.

You will then head to the sacred lake of Grand Bassin, the most important place of worship for Mauritian Hindus. Stop at the volcanic crater of Trou Aux Cerfs, where you can enjoy a panoramic view across almost the entire island.

End the tour with a stop at the ship model factory in Curepipe where their craftsmen are adept in the art of miniaturisation and the techniques of replica work.
  • Pick-up and drop off at any hotel or accommodation in Mauritius
  • Transportation to all sights
  • Personal guide (French, English or German-speaking)
  • Entry fees to all sights
  • Rum tasting and tour of La Rhumerie de Chamarel
  • Stop at Le Morne Anglers' Club, with Refreshment
  • Lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Beverages during lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Water
  • Insect repellent
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please advise of any food allergies, or if you are a vegetarian
• In case of bad weather you will receive a full refund if cancellation is made by operator
• If tour is curtailed during excursion due to bad weather, you will receive a partial refund
• Operator reserves the right to change the day and date of the excursion
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Overall rating
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Product ID: 34334