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Full-Day Tour of South West Mauritius provided by Eco Holidays Mauritius

Full-Day Tour of South West Mauritius

Full-Day Tour of South West Mauritius
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Tour snapshot
See southwestern Mauritius’ natural wonders with a guide
Duration:
7h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
8
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    7h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    8
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Discover the magical volcanic rain forest landscapes of southwestern Mauritius on this guided door-to-door tour. Highlights include the dormant volcano Trou au Cerfs, the Black River Gorges National Park and Alexandra Falls, the Chamarel Waterfall, the Ganga Talao crater lake, Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark, and the Case Noyale viewpoint. Also enjoy lunch, a rum tasting at a distillery, and shopping stops at a jeweler and a model ship store.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian, French
Highlights
  • Capture epic shots of spectacular falls, including Chamarel Waterfall
  • Enjoy lunch with drinks and visit a distillery to sample Mauritian rum
  • No self-drive hassles: Includes 2-way hotel transfers from all over the island
What to expect
  • Your day of sightseeing in Southwest Mauritius begins with pickup at you lodging. Board a comfortable tour vehicle with your guide and tour group, then set off for your first stop, Floreal. Visit some handcraft workshops, a great place to pick up souvenirs from your trip and see what types of crafts and handmade goods are made on the island.  Continue to Trou aux Cerf, a massive volcanic crater that measures 656 feet (200m) across and 279 feet (85m) deep. From the edge of the crater, you can see panoramic views of Mare aux Vacoas, Rose Hill and Cureipipe.  Visit Grand Bassin, home to a Hindu Temple and a surrounding sacred lake. This temple is the destination of the Maha Shivaretr, a yearly pilgrimage. Depart for Black River Gorges Natural Park, where you'll visit the Alexandra Fall and get views over the southern portion of the island. From Glack River Gorges Waterfall, snap photos of views over western Mauritius. Stop for a rum tasting at the Rhumerie de Chamarel, a distillery that makes Mauritius' native rum, then continue to the nearby Chamarel Waterfall and the 7 Colored Earth, one of the islands most famous sights.  Finish your tour with drop-off back at your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Capture epic shots of spectacular falls, including Chamarel Waterfall
  • Enjoy lunch with drinks and visit a distillery to sample Mauritian rum
  • No self-drive hassles: Includes 2-way hotel transfers from all over the island
What to expect
  • Your day of sightseeing in Southwest Mauritius begins with pickup at you lodging. Board a comfortable tour vehicle with your guide and tour group, then set off for your first stop, Floreal. Visit some handcraft workshops, a great place to pick up souvenirs from your trip and see what types of crafts and handmade goods are made on the island.  Continue to Trou aux Cerf, a massive volcanic crater that measures 656 feet (200m) across and 279 feet (85m) deep. From the edge of the crater, you can see panoramic views of Mare aux Vacoas, Rose Hill and Cureipipe.  Visit Grand Bassin, home to a Hindu Temple and a surrounding sacred lake. This temple is the destination of the Maha Shivaretr, a yearly pilgrimage. Depart for Black River Gorges Natural Park, where you'll visit the Alexandra Fall and get views over the southern portion of the island. From Glack River Gorges Waterfall, snap photos of views over western Mauritius. Stop for a rum tasting at the Rhumerie de Chamarel, a distillery that makes Mauritius' native rum, then continue to the nearby Chamarel Waterfall and the 7 Colored Earth, one of the islands most famous sights.  Finish your tour with drop-off back at your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 24164P6
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Beverages during your Lunch
  • Rum tasting
  • Entry/Admission - Chamarel Waterfall
  • Entry/Admission - Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark
  • Entry/Admission - Rhumerie de Chamarel
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please Send Us Your Pickup Location.(Hotel Name)
  • Ports:
  • Cruise Pirs Port Louis Quay D, RFVW+GX6, Port Louis, Mauritius
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Beverages during your Lunch
  • Rum tasting
  • Entry/Admission - Chamarel Waterfall
  • Entry/Admission - Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark
  • Entry/Admission - Rhumerie de Chamarel
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please Send Us Your Pickup Location.(Hotel Name)
  • Ports:
  • Cruise Pirs Port Louis Quay D, RFVW+GX6, Port Louis, Mauritius
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 31 May 2021
A note from Full-Day Tour of South West Mauritius
Safe Travel Approved By World Travel and Tourism Council and Tourism Authority(Mauritius). All Staff fully Vaccinated with the Covid 19 Vaccine.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Trou aux Cerfs
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Black River Gorges National Park
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Chamarel Waterfall
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Ganga Talao - Grand Bassin
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Rhumerie de Chamarel
    Stop: 50 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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David M
1 contribution
We booked this excursion as it had alot of what we wanted to see there. The weather was awful on the way to our first view point and Rajan (our guide for the day) had already called this in. The first view pont was a bit of a wash out but with umbrellas in hand we still managed to get some photos, (weather continued at the end 😀)
The trip turned out to be amazing, Ragan was very informative, and we got loads of amazing photos, we saw everything on the list and the views are breath taking. We strongly recommend the South west tour.

Back to the weather lol. boss checked in with Ragan after the first stop but as we were going a few miles away we agreed to see how the weather wanted to be which was kind, after the first stop (Apart from a few spots it stopped for the rest of the stops while we were out of the car. 👍
Written 11 January 2022
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Magnus L
1 contribution
Nov 2021
Overall a very informative and good experience. Great value for money! We got picked up at our hotel and got to explore many beautiful areas of Mauritius for a whole day. Very good service and the driver/tour-guide was on time, knowledgable and always reliable.
Written 13 December 2021
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Beatrice P
17 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
The day tour was incredible and our driver Rajesh made the day even better by being incredibly friendly, funny and attentive. He even stopped on the side of the road to pick us some wild Strawberries, gave us facts about the island and different areas as we drove past, took our photos whenever we needed and more. The places we saw were great, from the beautiful sightseeing to the very informational (and boozy) rum tour and tasting. We would highly recommend this tour!
Written 13 November 2021
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nottageja
Bristol, UK105 contributions
Really great tour by Dhiren who was very knowledgable and helpful in making sure we made the most of all the sights. Lots to see and loved it all especially the temple and the Rum distillery. Lunch at a local restaurant really good.
Written 19 October 2021
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Ana Maria J
London, UK12 contributions
We got picked up from the hotel, Ashley was there earlier to wait for us. We when in the tour in a nice Nisan Kashkai.

He was knowledgeable, but gave us time to enjoy the views as well.

Honestly great experience with him basically waiting for us after each stop, providing an umbrella (guess he was more prepared then us) explaining the attractions...etc

As a couple that generally when to group tours this was a great experience. Basically everything was taken care of.

Nice attractions as well.

Written 7 March 2020
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Kelsey M
1 contribution
We loved our day with our tour guide Dhiren! He was so knowledgeable and taught our group so much about Mauritius. This tour lets you see so much of the island and with your guide, you get an even better experience. Today was amazing. I would recommend it to my family and friends!
Written 4 March 2020
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Biodun
8 contributions
Feb 2020
Went on the private tour with my wife on Fe13, 2020. Tour organized by Eco Holidays. We were picked up on time in the morning from Le Meridien Hotel by our guide Rajan from Eco Holidays. Our guide was very professional and knowledgeable about the history of Mauritius and all sites visited. He was patient and also offered to take our pictures anytime we wanted. In all, it was a good tour and Eco Holidays do know how to organize the tour and made it memorable. In addition they sent a confirmation email 2days to departure. Will definitely use Eco Holidays on our next trip to Mauritius 🇲🇺
Written 15 February 2020
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Stephen H
11 contributions
Jan 2020
Despite a small hiccup with our pickup due to the weather, a driver was dispatched and with us within 15 minutes which meant a taxi to ourselves and not a shared trip which was fantastic.
Rajan was a wealth of information all day and we learnt so much from him.
Although we had terrible weather all day, he ensured that an umbrella was always available and came with us to each attraction to talk us through the area, or always waited in an area we would easily find him.
A request for a vegetarian lunch was dealt with easily.
Cannot recommend this trip highly enough, it was fantastic.
Written 31 January 2020
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PKH624
Dudley, UK1,469 contributions
Booked this tour before leaving the U.K. through TripAdvisor. Proved to be a great choice. Picked up from our hotel to join a small group of tourists in a minibus with our own guide who proved to be a mine of information, coupled with humour and friendliness. We seemed to visit so many interesting places such as the Chamarel waterfall and the Rhumerie, a model ship building factory shop, religious sites, view points and the Seven Coloured Earth. Plenty of information and time to browse around. This is a must do in Mauritius. Recommended unreservedly.
Written 15 January 2020
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DayTrip69479
8 contributions
Dec 2019
a nice chance to see more of this great island. Very welcoming at the temple, Giving a clear understanding of the religions of Mauritius. Wine making and tasting very good , And to watch the craftsmen make the model ships was amazing. Unfortunately when we got to the coloured sands, Because it was raining made it difficult to appreciate the colours. The whole trip made good by the great tour guide.
Written 31 December 2019
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