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Simply the Magnificent South-West of Mauritius: Full day picturesque tour

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    Visit: Le Morne Beach, Southwest Mauritius, Mauritius

    Begin your 8 hours South-West picturesque tour with a complimentary hotel pick-up at your accommodation anywhere on the paradise Island.

    You will meet and be greeted by our certified guide and after boarding to your comfortable vehicle, then set off for your first stop. 

     

    First of all, you'll be heading to Rochester fall to explore the magnificent view of the waterfall which makes it a relaxing experience. A must visit tourist attractions in Mauritius; the Rochester Falls has been in the spotlight for being featured in many Bollywood movies. One of its main features is the unique and dramatic cliff face which has been transformed into jagged rectangular blocks by the force of powerful water over the past hundreds years.

    Afterwards, continue to Souillac to see the astounding view of Gris-Gris, where a light wind sweeps your hair and this immaculate view stuns you – you are facing the sea – so blue – which looks like a beautiful fresco. After two minutes walking, you will explore Roche-qui pleure, where you will have the opportunity to witness the angry waves which come crashing on the cliffs. These two places (Gris-Gris & Roche-Qui-Pleure) will give you a truly amazing opportunity to take great pictures. 

     

    Then, you'll be heading to "Ti- Bassin" where you will be able to admire one of the most stunning craters on the Island.

    After some 20 minutes driving, you'll reach at Grand Bassin sacred lake which is the most important place of worship for Mauritian Hindus. Ganga Talao is a major draw of crowds in Mauritius, with many people visiting the site to pray, meditate, play with the local monkeys, or simply to walk by the lake and enjoy the gorgeous surrounding views.

    Afterwards, travel to Alexandra fall Viewpoint, where you will admire the cloud forest of Mt Cocotte, (771m) and the waterfall along with the view down to the south coast. You'll spend a tranquil moment in the surrounding virgin green valley, which is home to some endemic avian species and flora. 

    Next, you'll head to Gorge Viewpoint, where you will stop for a stunning panorama. On a clear day, the views from here across the gorge and down towards the west coast rank among the best on the island.

    At around 12.15 - 12.30, you will be heading to local restaurant to savor a 3-course traditionally Mauritian lunch. Our guide will give you the Freshverde holidays' menu card where you will be able to choose your preferable menu.

    After Lunch, you'll be heading to Visit the seven colored earth & Chamarel waterfall, which is one of the most famous and most visited attractions in Mauritius. The seven colored earth is a natural phenomenon and a prominent tourist attraction. The colors evolved through conversion of basaltic lava to clay minerals.

    Afterwards, continue to Rhumerie de Chamarel which was designed to provide a holistic tourism experience to guests. As a visitor of the Rum Distillery you can marvel at its unique design which blends harmoniously with the spectacular surroundings where wood, natural stone and water provide a sense of communion with nature.

    Next, you'll head to Maconde viewpoint to admire the panoramic view of the remarkable ocean. You will feel like "you are in the middle of the ocean."  The day last stop, is Islet Sancho and Riviere Des Galets which will give you a memorable experience as you need to cross the low tide to explore the islet and you will witness the huge waves crashing upon the "Flat stone rocks" which is unique in Mauritius.  

    Your magnificent south-west full-day picturesque tour ends with return transport to your hotel. 

    Duration: 8 hours

    Visit: Rhumerie de Chamarel, Royal Rd, Chamarel, Mauritius

    Freshverde Holidays offers you to enjoy a visit of the Rhumerie de Chamarel and having a guided tour with one of the experienced guides who will take you behind the scenes to provide a detailed explanation of the rum making process while you visit the distillery.

    As part of the tour of the Rum Distillery, you will discover the exclusive Rum making process where all the sugar cane plants are carefully selected and grown at the domain. At maturity, the sugarcane plants are carefully handpicked and rapidly transported for further selection in order to obtain the purest juice extracts. Their unique fermentation techniques ensure the finest aromas and enhance their specific flavors.

    For your maximum convenience the Rhumerie de Chamarel distillery tour is done in either English or French at the duration of the tour is of about 30 to 40 minutes.

    One of the highlights of the distillery’s guided tour is definitely the Rum tasting. At the end of the tour, unique rum tastings is offered where one can try the selection of the agricultural Rums produced by the distillery. As opposed to the traditional rum produced by the distillation of molasses, the agricultural rum is obtained by distilling pure cane juice, a process which gives it its specifics aromas and flavors.

    As part of the rum tasting you will be invited to sample selection of rums such as the: White Rum, Coeur de Chauffe, Chamarel Liquors, Exotic- Flavoured Rums and the Old Rum.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Visit: Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark, Chamarel, Mauritius

    Undoubtedly the tallest single-drop waterfall in Mauritius at about 100m high, the Chamarel Waterfall is a striking piece of nature standing amid dense vegetation. Fed by the waters of three distinct streams pouring into Saint Denis River, it has a powerful rush with a peak flow rate in excess of 40,000 m³ per minute.

    Proceeding along the Seven Coloured Earth Geopark’s 3km access road, which makes for a scenic drive to the geosite, don’t miss the waterfall’s viewpoint on your left. Offering a front-row view of this wonder of nature, it can be accessed via a trail snaking through dense foliage. The seven Coloured Earth is a relatively small area of sand dunes comprising sand of seven distinct colours (approximately red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow).

    Overhanging the ledge of a basalt cliff, the Chamarel Waterfall splashes into an oval pool before flowing down a 6km tropical-forest-fringed canyon to Baie du Cap. The sight not only floods the senses with freshness but it is also a spectacular showcase of millions of years of volcanic activity. The dramatic landscape if formed by lavas of two different ages. The layer of brecciated basalt near the base dates from between 10 to 8 million years ago, on top of which lies a second layer from the intermediate period between 3.5 and 1.7 million years ago.

    No wonder why the Chamarel Waterfall is ranked among the most sought-after sightseeing spots in Mauritius!

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Le Morne Beach, Southwest Mauritius, Mauritius
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Inclusions
    • Pick up and drop off at any accommodation in Mauritius
    • 3 course Lunch (Veg and Non-veg)
    • Beverages during lunch (Non- Alcoholic)
    • Transport by air-conditioned Car
    • Tea and snacks time
    • Certified private Guide
    • Bottled water upon arrival and refreshing towels
    • Entrance fees to Seven colored Earth and Chamarel waterfall
    • Entrance fees to Rhumerie de Chamarel
    • Entry/Admission - Le Morne Beach
    • Entry/Admission - Rhumerie de Chamarel
    • Entry/Admission - Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth Geopark
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities (Optional)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Passport name and phone number is required at time of booking for all guests
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Children ages 5 years and under are free, but their seats are subject to availability. They may have to ride on their parents' laps if seats are not available.
    • Please advise of any food allergies or illness.
    • Please bring a raincoat and wear non slippery shoes
    • Please bring your swimwear in case you want to do snorkeling
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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