At a Glance

Pickup and Dropoff points:

Your Hotel

Duration:

8 hours maximum

Itinerary:

  • Trou aux Cerfs volcano
  • Grand Bassin sacred lake
  • Black River Gorges national park
  • Chamarel seven coloured earth

Private Mauritius Tour: South West Day Tour

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

From 112.00

Highlights

  • Enjoy a stress-free private full-day tour in an air-conditioned vehicle with a friendly driver-guide
  • Take a stroll around the crater of a dormant volcano and enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the island
  • Visit the Hindu temples around the crater lake of Grand Bassin
  • Drive by the largest reservoir of the island and through the Black River Gorges National Park
  • Visit the popular site of the seven coloured earth and the Chamarel Falls


At a Glance

Pickup and Dropoff points:

Your Hotel

Duration:

8 hours maximum

Itinerary:

  • Trou aux Cerfs volcano
  • Grand Bassin sacred lake
  • Black River Gorges national park
  • Chamarel seven coloured earth

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 private full-day Mauritius tour in an air-conditioned vehicle with a friendly driver
  • Take a stroll around the crater of a dormant volcano and enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the island
  • Discover the hindu culture of Mauritius by visiting the hindu temples around the crater lake of Grand Bassin
  • Drive by the largest reservoir of the island and through the Black River Gorges National Park, and stop to admire the views and the Alexandra falls
  • Visit the popular site of the seven coloured earth and the Chamarel Falls

DESCRIPTION:

Discover the South West of Mauritius with a private 8-hour Mauritius tour. The driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the various sights and attractions below. You will get to explore at your own pace while the driver waits for you.

Enjoy the 360 degree views from the top of the Trou aux Cerfs volcano while taking a stroll around the crater. This dormant volcano stands at around 600 m above sea level, and on clear days offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the island.

Drive by the Mare-aux-Vacoas, Mauritius’ largest reservoir, 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:

  • 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 the different attractions
  • Lunch or snacks
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Additional Info

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 the attractions, so that gives you the possibility to skip the ones that don’t interest you and spend more time at the ones that do.

Grand Bassin may not be accessible during the Mahashivaratree festival, which takes place over a few days each year in February or March. Chamarel may be closed during certain public holidays.

4 reviews for Private Mauritius Tour: South West Day Tour

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Richard – Regensburg, Germany

    “Ganz tolle Tour – interessant, vielseitig und lehrreich”
    Wir hatten die Tour “Im Norden von Mauritius” schon am 18. Februar 2017 gemacht, deshalb ging es diesmal in den Südwesten.
    Ziele waren unter anderem: “Trou aux Cerfs volcano”, “Grand Bassin sacred lake”, Black River Gorges national park”, “Chameral seven coloured earth”, ein ruhiger Badestrand südlich von “Flic en Flac”, … das Essen im “Mich Resto” war sehr gut!
    Unser Guide war sehr nett und hat viel erklärt und gute Vorschläge gemacht.
    Diese Tour kann man jederzeit weiter empfehlen.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kristin

    Wir wurden mehr als pünktlich abgeholt. der Fahrer war sehr nett und erklärte uns einiges. die Sehenswürdigkeiten waren interessant und sind in den 8 Stunden gut zu schaffen

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Frank

    A very good tour with plenty to see.
    Our driver Kessaven was extremely helpful.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anonymous

    Unser Fahrer Jamil war pünktlich am Hotel. Während der Fahrt hat er uns viel über die Insel und das Leben hier erzählt. Wir haben alle Punkte angefahren und waren super zufrieden! Jederzeit wieder!

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