At a Glance

Pickup and Dropoff points:

Your Hotel

Duration:

8 hours maximum

Itinerary:

  • Swim with wild dolphins
  • Snorkel at the coral reef
  • Trou aux Cerfs Dormant Volcano
  • Grand Bassin Crater Lake
  • Black River Gorges
  • Alexandra Falls
  • Chamarel Geographic Wonder
  • Chamarel Falls

Dolphins & Mauritius Volcanic Wonders Tour: Dormant Volcano, Crater Lake, Gorges, Waterfalls, 7-Coloured Earth

Rated 4.71 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(7 customer reviews)

From 180.00

Highlights

  • Head out to the open sea to swim with wild dolphins in their natural environment in the morning
  • Discover beautiful coral and tropical fish while snorkelling near the reef
  • Enjoy breathtaking views from the top of Trou aux Cerfs volcano
  • Visit the Grand Bassin crater lake and get a glimpse of the Hindu culture
  • Admire the beautiful Black River Gorges and take photos of the Alexandra Falls
  • Discover the geographic wonder known as Chamarel, the 7-coloured earth site
  • View the famous Chamarel Falls


At a Glance

Pickup and Dropoff points:

Your Hotel

Duration:

8 hours maximum

Itinerary:

  • Swim with wild dolphins
  • Snorkel at the coral reef
  • Trou aux Cerfs Dormant Volcano
  • Grand Bassin Crater Lake
  • Black River Gorges
  • Alexandra Falls
  • Chamarel Geographic Wonder
  • Chamarel Falls

Product Description

HOW TO MAKE A RESERVATION:

Step 1: Select the number of people in your group (above). The calendar and booking form will appear.

Step 2: Select your date in the calendar. The price will be shown at the bottom of the booking form. Fill in the required information in the booking form.

Step 3: Select ‘Add to Cart’ and then select ‘Proceed to Checkout’.

Step 4: Fill in the required billing information and select ‘Proceed to Paypal’ to pay securely with your credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) or Paypal account. You will receive an immediate confirmation of your reservation.


Highlights:

  • Enjoy a stress-free full-day excursion, including transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle with a friendly driver
  • Head out to the open sea to swim with wild dolphins in their natural environment in the morning
  • Take a stroll around the crater of the Trou aux Cerfs dormant volcano and enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the island
  • Discover the crater lake of Grand Bassin and the hindu culture of Mauritius by visiting the temples around the sacred lake
  • Drive through the Black River Gorges National Park, and stop to admire the stunning views
  • Admire the Alexandra Falls waterfall and take a moment to enjoy in its peaceful surroundings
  • Visit the popular site of the seven coloured earth geographic wonders and the famous Chamarel Falls

DESCRIPTION:

Have you ever dreamed about swimming with wild dolphins in Mauritius? Get ready for a day of discovery when you book our 8-hour Dolphins and Mauritius Volcanic Wonders tour. The driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the various sights and attractions below.

You will start your day with the experience of a lifetime, and one of the most popular activities in Mauritius, swimming with wild dolphins in their natural environment. Once you get on board the speedboat, the professional and qualified skippers will start by briefing you on the important aspects of this experience. You will then head to Tamarin Bay for the dolphin encounter. The skippers will accompany you in the water when it’s your turn to swim with the dolphins. You will enjoy 2.5 hours on the open sea viewing the dolphins and swimming with them. Depending on the amount of time left, you will then go to The Aquarium, a popular snorkelling and diving site with beautiful coral and tropical fish.

After this memorable experience, your driver will take you to discover the Trou aux Cerf volcano. You will be able to enjoy the 360 degree views from the top of the volcano while taking a stroll around the crater. This dormant volcano stands at around 600m above sea level, and on clear days offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the island.

Then, drive by the largest reservoir in Mauritius, the Mare-aux-Vacoas, on the way to Grand Bassin, a tranquil and serene crater lake considered sacred by the Hindu population. Discover the Hindu culture by visiting the temples around the lake and enjoy the peace and quiet of the surroundings. You will also be amazed by the tall statue of Shiva and the view from the highest temple. Be sure to watch out for the monkeys and wildlife. Note: It may not be possible to make this stop in the month of February or March as the area is also a pilgrimage site during the festival of Mahashivaratree.

Nature lovers will enjoy the incredible views of the Black River Gorges, the largest national park in Mauritius. Covering an area of 6754 hectares, the park is home to numerous endemic flora and fauna and provides visitors with beautiful hikes, with varying levels of difficulty. During your drive through the park and Plaine des Champagnes, you will also get to stop and admire Alexandra falls and viewpoint, and if they’re in season, like the locals, you’ll want to pick a few goyaves de chine!

Visit the popular Chamarel, the coloured earth site, where in addition to the geological wonders of the seven coloured dunes, you can view the Chamarel Falls, the most famous waterfall in Mauritius! And, make sure you stop by the giant tortoise pens before leaving the park!


WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • A 2.5-hour encounter with wild dolphins in the open sea
  • Snorkelling near the coral reef (snorkelling gear provided)
  • Services of a fully licensed, qualified driver
  • Air-conditioned and insured taxi, minibus or coach
  • Private transfer for your group to and from your hotel
  • Waiting time
  • Parking fees

WHAT’S EXCLUDED:

  • Entrance fees to Chamarel
  • Lunch or snacks
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Additional Info

The dolphin portion of this outing is not recommended for pregnant women. All children under 12 years old should be accompanied.

Important:
This is an early morning activity that begins at 7:30am on the west coast of the island. When you book this product you will receive an immediate confirmation email, as well as a second email within three days with your exact pickup time (between 5:30am and 6:30am depending on the location of your hotel).

In almost all cases (90%+) you will see the dolphins. However, if this is not the case, a second outing will be offered on the boat free of charge (transportation to and from your hotel are not included). It’s important to note that there will be no refund once you have completed the activity.

This tour lasts up to eight hours, and you will be able to choose how long you spend at each attraction. Depending on your group’s speed you may not have time to see all the listed attractions. You will be able to stop for lunch but the price of the lunch is not included.

If your dropoff location is different than your hotel, please let us know in the ‘Notes’ section, and we will let you know if there will be an additional cost involved.

We do not collect the payment fees for Chamarel, so that gives you the possibility to skip this attraction should you wish to.

7 reviews for Dolphins & Mauritius Volcanic Wonders Tour: Dormant Volcano, Crater Lake, Gorges, Waterfalls, 7-Coloured Earth

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dieter – Obertrubach, Germany

    “Wir waren als Paar unterwegs. Wir hatten einen Guide für uns alleine,”

    Das mit den Delphinen ist natürlich auch Glückssache, es ähnelt mehr einer Hetzjagd als Schwimmen mit wilden Delphinen. Für mich verwunderlich, die Tiere lassen es zu und scheinen einen gewissen Spass bei der Sache zu haben. Wenn sie nicht mehr wollen schwimmen sie einfach weg, da kommt auch kein Boot mehr hinterher. Das Schnorcheln danach war, zumindest für mich, deutlich interessanter und erfüllte schon mehr unsere Erwartungen. Chamarel und Black River sind ein Muss wenn man auf Mauritius ist. Unser Guide war sehr freundlich und bemühte sich redlich uns die Besonderheiten des Südwesten nahe zu bringen.

    Eine gute Konstitution sollte man aber schon mitbringen wenn man das gesamte Programm abreisen will.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andrea – Austria

    “Sehr sehenswert und gut organisiert”

    Wir hatten einen wunderschönen Tag auf Mauritius. Sehr schöne, abwechslungsreiche Tour mit vielen Sehenswürdigkeiten und traumhafte Kulissen. Sehr sympathischer und freundlicher Chauffeur, pünktliche Abholung direkt vom Hotel.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Silvia

    Der Ausflug war sehr schön! Unser Fahrer hat uns pünktlich um 7h im Hotel abgeholt. Das Schwimmen mit den freilegenden Delfinen war sehr gut organisiert. Danach ist unser Guide/Fahrer mit uns zu diversen Ausflugspunkte gefahren.

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    Anjan S

    Nice – had a good time.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jessica, Australia

    Awesome tour! Dolphin experience was absolutely amazing! Driver was patient and we had as much time as we wanted at each of our stops. Great day!

  6. Rated 4 out of 5

    Ian

    “Good – nice personl touch”

    Got a driver, Shiva, exclusive for the day who offered us his coffee and home-baking as we set off at 6am prior to breakfast. His English was good albeit a bit ‘pidgeony’ but we communicated well. My only slight complaint was that as the day drew on the driver was not as attentive as he was at the outset but we were all tired by then so it was not an issue. Would highly recommend.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Valentina, United Kingdon

    The swimming with dolphins has been fantastic. We were on a boat with another couple and the skipper got us the best position to see the dolphins. On several occasions the dolphins passed right next to our boat. We also saw giant turtles, monkeys and absolutely fabulous time.

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