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Bel Ombre Nature Reserve: Quad Bike Tour

1. Bel Ombre Nature Reserve: Quad Bike Tour

Nestled within lush vegetation, Bel Ombre Nature Reserve is the best place to reconnect with nature and enjoy the best quad adventure in Mauritius. Set off on an amazing adventure trail that will take you off the beaten track to discover one of the most unspoiled sites on the island. On totally untamed paths, enjoy a bumpy ride through a pristine environment close to the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, all the while discovering endemic species of plants and animals. You will encounter bats, forest monkeys, flocks of pink pigeons, wild boars, and/or perhaps a herd of Java deer roaming around freely. Your ride will be an unforgettable one along rugged, tree-lined trails that wind through the reserve to reach Cascade Frédérica or Cascade l’Exemple. Immerse yourself into the greenery like never before and indulge in an intensive exploration. You will be spellbound by the breathtaking panoramas, with stops to gaze at the beauty of mother nature. You can also swim at the waterfalls depending on the weather conditions. Driving through the sugar cane field with the mountain ranges on one side and the coastline on the other side is the perfect way to unwind and have some fun whether during the weekdays or weekends. No need to mention that you will be accompanied by the most courteous, accommodating, and knowledgeable guides who will lead the way. You will be able to ask them more about the different stops and unveil the secrets of the wonderful ecosystem of Bel Ombre. They will also tell you more about the fauna and flora that you will surely encounter during your ride.

Mauritius: Dolphin Encounter, Trou aux Cerf and Grand Bassin

2. Mauritius: Dolphin Encounter, Trou aux Cerf and Grand Bassin

Begin your full-day experience with a visit to the wild dolphins who live off the coast of the Black River in the Indian Ocean. Swim with the playful creatures in their natural environment. Learn about their habits and receive guidelines for a sustainable trip once you have boarded the boat.  The skippers will accompany you in the water when it's your turn to swim. Take in stunning views over the open sea and of these amazing creatures before heading to the popular diving and snorkeling site (time permitting). Dive in and marvel at the beautiful coral gardens and tropical fish. Proceed then to the dormant volcano of Trou aux Cerfs for beautiful panoramas. Take a stroll around the crater, situated 2,000 feet above sea level, for breathtaking views of the whole island on clear days.  Continue to the temples and shrines of the peaceful Grand Bassin. See the 108-foot statue of Shiva and climb the highest temple for more stunning views.  Look out for the resident monkeys and other wildlife while you're there. Drive through the park to Plaine des Champagnes, stopping to admire Alexandra Falls on the way. Finally, head to Chamarel to discover the geological miracle that is the Seven Colored Earths. Get a view of Chamarel Falls, Mauritius' most famous waterfall. Say hello to one of the giant tortoises before concluding the tour and heading back to your hotel.

Mauritius: Vanilla Park and Wild Beaches Tour

3. Mauritius: Vanilla Park and Wild Beaches Tour

After being collected from your accommodation, you will make your way to your tour destination. Once there, stroll through a lush green setting where palm trees and giant bamboo provide shade to the hundreds of Nile crocodiles that are raised in the park. Take a walk on the wild side among a huge herd of giant Aldabra tortoises which live in semi-liberty. You can even meet Domino, the centenarian who tips the scale at 275 kilograms. A souvenir photo is a must in this site, where hundreds of the giants are raised. Moving on, discover an exuberant fauna consisting of iguanas, monkeys, lemurs, deer, wild boar, mongoose, Japanese carp, Mauritian bats, Radiata tortoises, fresh-water turtles, geckos, eels, chameleons, and more. Located on the south coast of Mauritius, Baie Du Cap is a small, quaint village. The region is well known for its natural beauty and its wild, rugged coastlines. With the picturesque land and seascapes encompassing the red-colored earth, the deep green forest, the lines of palm trees, and the sparkling blue sea by the side, you will have an incredible journey to the viewpoint, Maconde. It is set on a curved portion of the coastal road, on the peak of a small rocky cliff where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean.

Mauritius: Bel Ombre Nature Reserve 4x4 Safari Adventure

4. Mauritius: Bel Ombre Nature Reserve 4x4 Safari Adventure

Visit the Bel Ombre Nature Reserve in Bel Ombre, Mauritius, and get to go on a safari while enjoying your island holiday. Discover the incredible biodiversity of this 1,300-hectare park from the back of a 4x4 safari vehicle on a guided tour. Meet your guide and hop into a 4-wheel drive vehicle to begin your safari adventure. Drive through the park and enjoy the natural beauty of the pristine reserve nestled between the Indian Ocean on one side and the mountains on the other. The park's location and range of ecosystems provide a diverse habitat for a number of rare plants and birds. Amid the wealth of nature, you'll also find vestiges from the region's history of human settlement, which spans nearly 3 centuries. Learn about the native fauna and flora from your guide and discover the spectacular UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, a sanctuary for endemic species. Leave your Mauritian safari tour with a deeper understanding of the island's natural beauty and an appreciation for the park's conservation efforts.

Mauritius: 3-Hour Hiking the Wild South Excursion

5. Mauritius: 3-Hour Hiking the Wild South Excursion

Discover the wild south on a 3-hour guided excursion and immerse yourself in an authentic and unspoiled Mauritius. The south of the island will reveal its greatest beauties: waterfalls, rivers, virgin forest, deserted beaches, and volcanic cliffs overlooking the vast Indian ocean. Your enthusiastic guide will take you on unique trails, and share with you their knowledge and love of nature. Water will be the key word—get ready for a real immersion into the rivers, natural pools, waterfalls, and the azure blue sea of the Indian Ocean. Go swimming in some secret waterfalls and sea pools to cool off after your trek into nature.

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What people are saying about Savanne District

Nitesh has been our driver for the day. A very nice person, who has explained to us many things about the culture of Mauritius. It has been a pleasure to share our day with him. A highly recommended experience.

We got to swim with dolphins which was amazing and then our guide took us to see all of the best attractions in the south and south west of the island. The guide was so informative and absolutely lovely!!

The tour was great, so much fun driving the quad and going through this nice park. The guide was nice and friendly, we stopped to the waterfall where you can also swim. Totally worth it!

Great tour with great views and a nice tour guide (Jerome)! Great landscape and can only be recommended! Makes it even more fun when it rains.

It was a lot of fun, even with rain in nature it was an experience.