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Mauritius: Full-Day Tour of the Southwest

Activity provider: Eco Holidays Mauritius

Mauritius: Full-Day Tour of the Southwest

Activity provider: Eco Holidays Mauritius

From US$ 105.95 per person

Discover the highlights of southwest Mauritius on an 8-hour guided tour of attractions such as the sacred lake of Grand Bassin, Alexandra Falls and the 7 Colored Earths at Chamarel.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel or accommodation in Mauritius.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Marvel at the 7 Seven Colored Earths at Chamarel
  • Taste different types of rum at a rum factory
  • Get panoramic views from the volcanic crater of Trou aux Cerfs
Full description
Get panoramic views from the top of the Trou aux Cerfs volcano and stroll around the crater before making your way to the sacred lake of Grand Bassin via the Mare-aux-Vacoas reservoir.  Continue to the Black River Gorges to discover the home of endemic flora and fauna. Drive through the park via Plaine des Champagnes for an amazing view of Alexandra Falls. Taste different types of rum at a rum factory in Chamarel before lunch in the village. Then, discover the geological marvel of the 7 Colored Earths and see the giant tortoises before getting a panoramic view from the Case Noyal viewpoint.
  • Entrance fees to the Chamarel Rum Factory
  • Rum tasting
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Driver/guide
  • Lunch and soft drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks during lunch

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that it may not be possible to stop at the Grand Bassin in February or March as the area is also a pilgrimage site during the festival of Mahashivaratree
  • This is a small group tour (max 6 people). If there are no other bookings on the day you will enjoy a private tour at no extra cost
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 113 reviews

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Dinah (?) was very patient in showing and explaining many of the sites we visited. he was prompt in collecting us from our hotel and was very knowledgeable about the history of the island. We visited the Chamarele rhumerie where he provided a private tour for us that showed he had the basic knowledge but as this was the last visit of the day he seemed overly rushed and we did not think he provided the kind of experience in the rum tasting we might have gotten from someone who actually drank rum and really appreciated it (he had confessed he never drank rum). He was fluent in English and French which was helpful since we couldn't understand any of the French on the island. He displayed a genuine passion for the Hindu Faith that was evident when we visited Gran Basin. Also, He customized the tour for us and we skipped some things he understood we had no interest in seeing. The location we went to for the lunch that was included was only moderate in quality.

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December 30, 2022

The driver/guide was excellent - he drove well, and was really knowledgeable, had stories to tell and was humorous; showed us various interesting locations, brought us to a good local restaurant. all fine. The car was good, clean However in preparation, the company was unfortunately unresponsive. We had been promised 24-36h before the excursion an e-mail with detais on the pick-up; it did not come. Our inquiry if we would be provided with water during the tour, was not responded to. In short: driver and trip very good, company cared little for service (as we had to experience several times on Mauritius)

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December 8, 2022

At the beginning immediately a nice surprise, since we were only two Italians the tour has become private. A note of thanks to our super guide, Mr. Dhiran, impeccable, very punctual, very polite, very kind and very well prepared, speaks perfect Italian and was truly exhaustive, we could not have done better. Very interesting tour, we have seen many things, natural beauties and we have enriched ourselves culturally with all the news received. We would recommend this tour to everyone as it helps to get to know this beautiful and welcoming island much better.

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November 24, 2022

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