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Mauritius: Full-Day Tour of the Southwest

4.7 / 5

49 reviews

Mauritius: Full-Day Tour of the Southwest

From US$ 104.05 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • 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
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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  • 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

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4.7 /5

based on 49 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Very nice visit!

Nice visit, excellent guide who gives a lot of interesting information! The only downside is the unplanned visit to a museum on the manufacture of model ships which in reality is a pretext to make us wander through a huge expensive souvenir shop. Fortunately, we avoided visiting a jewelry store that was also not planned! Big tourist trap which makes us lose 30min. But the rest of the day at the top!

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June 25, 2019

"OK" but not outstanding

The tour includes the main attractions of the island. There were four of us, so a pleasant small group. Our request for a vegetarian lunch that we had specified when booking was unfortunately ignored. We didn't find that very professional, because there were no less than 5 dishes to choose from and not a single one of them was vegetarian. What we didn't like is that the driver came with an SUV for 4 people. So someone had to sit in the unloved middle seat all day and it was no less tight and uncomfortable than in a normal vehicle. His reason was that he didn't feel like driving the 6-seater because he was too young and wanted to drive an SUV. Our driver was fine. He was knowledgeable but wasn't particularly friendly. In the end he asked us to take him to a "factory outlet" near our hotel and to stay there for 10 minutes because he would get points there if he brought customers. We didn't think it was great.

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June 12, 2019

A great excursion with lots of sights!

We were picked up at the hotel. Besides us, an English family of 5 had booked the excursion, with whom we played well. In the air-conditioned minibus, our guide chauffeured us through the day in a good mood. He was well organized and had a lot to tell about all the longings. All round a successful day that shows Mauritius with all its fauna and flora. Highly recommended!

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April 14, 2019

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