Southwest Mauritius Day Trip: Chamarel Waterfall, Trou Aux Cerfs, And Seven Coloured Earth - Port Louis

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Overview

Experience the unspoiled nature of southwest Mauritius on this day trip from your island hotel. With an expert guide, travel to the verdant Rivire Noire District, where high mountain peaks, volcanic formations and nature reserves dominate. Visit towering Chamarel Waterfall and the striking Seven Coloured Earth dunes, sample rum at a local distillery, and savor a 3-course Mauritius lunch. End at the ancient Trou aux Cerfs crater, boasting sweeping island views. Numbers are limited to 15 on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized experience.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Your day starts with pickup from your hotel on the north, east, west or south side of the island. Enjoy the scenery and learn about the area’s flora, fauna and history from your guide as you drive along the west coast to the Rivière Noire District. Pass through Le Morne, La Prairie and Macondé before curving back into the mountains to the picturesque village of Chamarel.

Visit Chamarel Waterfall, the tallest waterfall in Mauritius that plunges more than 328 feet (100 meters) against a scenic backdrop of forests and mountains. Continue to the Seven Coloured Earth, a striking geological formation created by volcanic rocks that cooled at different temperatures. Admire the exposed hillsides glowing with red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow colors.

Next, head to La Rhumerie de Chamarel distillery to sample local rum. Follow your tasting with a delicious, traditional 3-course lunch served with Chamarel coffee and water at a local restaurant. 

After lunch, continue up to a high plateau and reach a viewpoint over Black River Gorges National Park. Listen as your guide points out the variety of flora and fauna thriving below.

In the district of Savanne, visit the secluded Grand Bassin lake, an important place of worship for Mauritian Hindus. Continue on to the Trou aux Cerfs, a huge volcanic crater formed millions of years ago. From here you’ll enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the island before you head to see the Shop of Ship Model.

The art of ship modeling was brought to Mauritius by various sailors who visited this island. Le Port’s eye for detail and quality has many customers visiting them from around the world. Their craftsmen are adept in the art of miniaturization and the techniques of replica work. At times it requires more than six months for a craftsman to produce a particular model. They also create half models and replicas.

Your tour concludes with a drop-off at your hotel in the evening.

Inclusions for Southwest Mauritius Day Trip: Chamarel Waterfall, Trou Aux Cerfs, And Seven Coloured Earth

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance fees
  • Rum samples (over 18yrs only)
  • Lunch with Chamarel coffee

Exclusions for Southwest Mauritius Day Trip: Chamarel Waterfall, Trou Aux Cerfs, And Seven Coloured Earth

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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32 reviews by the users

  • Very good experience! The gude was well prepared and patient. She gave us interesting information about Mauritius: people, religion, history and everyday life.

  • Great tour and made all the better with the wonderful tour guide Melissa

  • A fully packed tour of the Southwest of Mauritius. Much to see and on offer in this day trip. It has Hotel pick up and drop off with many highlights including the Rum Factory and included lunch in Chamarel. Good value and well worth doing.

  • The tour was quite fast paced due to the amount of places that we had to visit. Nice experience and lovely tour guide who explained us every little bit of the route, the history of Mauritius as well as about the different sightseeings that we visited.
    Definatelly worth it

    The only thing that I would change is the food.

  • A great way to see the main sites of Mauritius!! Our tour guide Melissa, was very informative and she had a very friendly manner. We got the opportunity to stop off at each site, take pictures, admire our surroundings and take in the experience. We stopped off for a lovely lunch which was included in the tour cost, thereafter a rum tasting followed. It was an exceptionally hot day, so we would've liked to have been provided with some water in the minibus, as we were travelling for a long time and the aircon in the minibus was not very strong. Our resort was in the north and the journey back from south to north is rather long, so it would've been nice if our tour guide had given us warning about the length of the distance back and given us the option of buying some food and drink to sustain us for the long ride back.

  • Good food. Nice trip. The english speaking guide was very nice and made everybody feel soo very comfortable. Overall a very enjoyable trip

  • A highly recommended and value for money tour.

  • Excellent guide, very knowledgeable, we went all over the island, had an amazing lunch and delish rum tasting - one of the highlights. Great lookout points, we were never rushed. We learned a lot of history and saw a lot. Only negative point is they take you to a clothing/ship-making factory to get you to try and buy the local products, although it was interesting, it was not listed. We still got to see everything else listed and it was amazing! :

  • A good and well worth trip but a long journey of well over 1 hour to where the tour starts. The Guide Matthew can only be described as EXCELLENT!

  • Excellent day out. Very friendly and knowledgeable guide (Natalie) and good driver. Packed a lot into the day without feeling rushed. Lunch (included) at the Rhumerie was very nice as well. Highly recommend as a good way of seeing the south West of the island.

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