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Mauritius: Tamarind Falls Guided Hike with Swim and Lunch

1. Mauritius: Tamarind Falls Guided Hike with Swim and Lunch

The 7 Cascades or Tamarind Falls as it is known is located in the district of Black River Gorge near to the village of Henrietta. The source of the waterfalls starts from the Tamarind River and consists of at least 7 simultaneous splendid waterfalls. The surrounding area is renowned for its breathtaking nature as it is filled with exotic and indigenous plants, trees and beautiful species of birds making it a sought after destination for any nature lover or adventurer’s bucket list. Undoubtedly the only way to thoroughly enjoy and discover this hidden gem in the middle of Mauritius is with an experienced guide on our 5 to 6 hour hike. After a short safety briefing and introduction, head off along the trail for about 40 minutes until reaching the first part of the Tamarind Falls canyon. As you embark on this great adventure of canyoning and hiking you begin to forget the hustle and bustle of everyday life as you become overwhelmed by this beautiful scenery. The distance between the first and second plateau is short and can only be reached by a steep descent. This is where you will have your first opportunity to jump from the waterfall into the basin below, a drop of about seven meters, but still the fastest way to get down to the next plateau !! For non jumpers, don’t worry! You can climb down a path to reach the plateau and still enjoy a refreshing swim in the cool, clear water. On arrival at the fifth waterfall, there are two ways to get down. The first way is a five-meter jump into the water-filled basin below or you can climb down taking advantage of the nearby trees and branches that create a natural ladder. Of course, if you choose the second option our skilled guide will be by your side at all times to guarantee your safety and guide you. This is one of the main reasons why it’s important to have an experienced guide with you. If you feel the urge to cool off after climbing down, you can still take a relaxing swim in the lagoon type basin at the bottom of the fifth waterfall. At the end of this adventure and reaching the goal of standing on top of the seventh waterfall a sense of achievement overwhelms you as it sets the scene for a superb view over the lush green canyon. A chance to look back at the terrain you’ve covered from the first waterfall, it also puts into perspective how high these magnificent waterfalls really are. From the top of the seventh waterfall to its basin there is approximately a 60 meter drop, so for those thrill-seekers who aren’t afraid of heights and want to take a closer look, it’s wise to lie on your stomach just near the edge of the waterfall. The 7 Cascades is truly worth a visit!

Mauritius: Tamarind Falls Guided Hike

2. Mauritius: Tamarind Falls Guided Hike

Walk up the striking Tamarind Falls canyon, one of Mauritius' most popular attractions, led by an experienced mountaineer. Meet your guide at the Henrietta bus station for a safety briefing before you head to the starting point of the hike. The first section of the walk will be through luscious rainforest, including a river crossing where you can choose to relax in a natural jacuzzi. Make sure to keep an eye out for the phenomenal and rare endemic birds, and plants. Watch the connected waterfalls flowing and listen to the birds chirping as you climb up the canyon’s seven platforms and one rock-scrambling section. Along the way, your guide will tell you historical stories about Mauritius' past, and the significance of these falls. Pause at the fifth platform to take a dip in the three connected waterfalls’ luscious waters. Take a moment to admire the breath-taking views surrounding you as you comfortably cool down. Carry on walking up a few steep sections before enjoying a packed lunch while you take in the deep canyon’s scenery beneath you. Try not to let your jaw drop too low as you see the intense beauty and nature Mauritius is so famous for, and make sure to snap some well-deserved photos. Let the rushing water massage your back under the last waterfall before setting off to reach the summit of the Tamarind Falls. Even though the official name of the hike is called the “7 Cascades”, or seven waterfalls, there are 13 in total — all of which you will visit on this tough yet stunning hike.

From Quatre Cocos: Tamarind Falls Hiking Day Trip

3. From Quatre Cocos: Tamarind Falls Hiking Day Trip

Enjoy a 3-hour hiking trip to Tamarind Falls along the Rivière Tamarin. See the most impressive waterfalls on the island and swim in natural pools, as you learn about the local flora and fauna from your guide. Once at the falls, you'll have a chance to immerse yourself in the cool waters and enjoy a natural massage under the cascades. Learn about the plants, the animals, and the history of Mauritius from your guide. Finish your tour at Tamarind Falls, the most impressive waterfall, before returning to your original start point. After your nature trip, the vehicle will take you on a comfortable journey back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Tamarind Falls

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 165 reviews

This hiking experience was unbelievable. We visited 5 waterfalls and we were able to take pictures and swim in one of the natural pools. Our guide, Lucas was very helpful showing us the way and explaining the techniques during the hike as certain parts were more difficult than others. This is an experience I will definitely recommend for nature enthusiasts.

Beautiful landscapes and a must to do in Mauritius. Meeting on time, pick up point clear, and guide very experienced. Difficulty of the truck it’s 6/10 but when it rains becomes 8/10 .. however the mud made the experience more fun ;) 100% recommended!!

I think we accidentally ended up with the wrong guide, however the trip was absolutely amazing. The hike is very steep, slippery and challenging, but for people in good fit it is such an experience!

Beautiful scenery, the falls were stunning and the guide was great and very knowledgeable. Make sure to wear hiking shoes especially if it's been raining as it can get a bit slippery

Although it was raining heavily and I was wet from head to toe, it was very exciting and fun. I felt very comfortable and safe with Fabrice (guide)!