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Mauritius: Wild South West Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Hello Islands DMC

Mauritius: Wild South West Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Hello Islands DMC

From US$ 118.78 per person

Explore the southwest coast of Mauritius on a shared group or private tour to Chamarel Waterfall, 7-Colored Earth, La Rhumerie de Chamarel, Grand Bassin, Trou aux Cerfs and the ship model factory in Curepipe.

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Duration 8 hours
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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.

Experience

Itinerary
6 hours
  • Mauritius

  • Baie du Cap (view)

  • Seven Coloured Earths (visit)

  • Rhumerie de Chamarel (visit)

  • Black River (view)

  • 1 hour
  • Ganga Talao (visit)

  • 30 minutes
  • Trou aux Cerfs (visit)

  • 30 minutes
  • Curepipe (visit)

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Explore the lesser-known southwest corner of Mauritius
  • 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
  • Admire the miniature, intricate structures at the Ship Model Factory
Full description

Enjoy a scenic tour of the wilder landscape of southwest Mauritius and taste the local rum before savoring a delicious lunch at a restaurant. See the volcanic crater of Trou Aux Cerfs, Chamarel Waterfall, 7-Colored Earth, La Rhumerie de Chamarel, and more with a guide. 

Visit the ship model factory in Curepipe where their craftsmen are adept in the art of miniaturization and the techniques of replica work.

You will then head to the sacred lake of Grand Bassin, the most important place of worship for Mauritian Hindus and make a short drive to the Black River Gorges and stop at the Black River View Point, to see the island’s endemic flora and fauna.

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.

After lunch, the drive continues to Chamarel Village to admire the 90-meter high Chamarel Waterfall and the 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.

Take a winding drive to the southwest corner of Mauritius, and enjoy the drive through Macondé Bridge for panoramic views across the Baie Du Cap River.

Includes
  • Pickup 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
  • Lunch
  • Beverages during lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 687 reviews

Review summary

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

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Both of us enjoyed our day visiting the various locations. Sometimes felt a little rushed. Wasn’t to bothered by mode ship factory as this just seems a thing to try and get you to buy one (you can ask to skip this). Enjoyed visiting the temple and other locations. Guide was knowledgeable especially around the Hindu faith and was kind enough to show us some traditions inside the temple. Overall we enjoyed our day.

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January 16, 2023

Roady our guide was great and shared lots of interesting information throughout the day. The tour felt a bit rushed though and I would have chosen to skip the ship model building shop as it wasn't really a tour of how they are built, more of a tourist shopping trap, to enable more time at other locations. The lunch at Chamarel was very good and whilst the visited locations were good, it is clear that they are set up for mass tourism. The rum tasting was rapid and the distillery tour. Overall it was a good day though.

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December 30, 2022

The tour starts on time and our guide Melissa was very informative, nice and friendly. The tour itself includes many nice places to see and very well organized. The lunch and Rum tasting was excellent. We really enjoy the outstanding nature. Don't forget to take some fruits if you want to present them in the Temple. Highly recommended !!

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December 21, 2022

Product ID: 34334