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Southern Highlights Tour

Experience some of the highlights of the South and discover the main tourist sights and attractions in the South of Mauritius.

As part of this tour you will see, experience and visit the following places in the South: 

  • Trou au Cerf (Volcano crater)

  • Grand Bassin

  • Black River Gorges

  • Alexandra Falls

  • Chamarel

  • Chamarel Fall

  • Seven Coloured Earth

The full day private South Tour includes:

  • Private Tour, only for you in a private vehicle.

  • Pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation anywhere in Mauritius

  • Full transportation to all the sights

  • A personal experienced and knowledgeable driver guide to show you around and inform you on each of the sights

  • Entrance at Seven Coloured Earth

  • Lunch at Seven Coloured Earth restaurant

Rates:

Rs 2800 per adult

(based on 2 adults sharing)

Rs 1500 per child 

Family rate - Rs 7000

 (2 adults and 2 kids)

The South Highlight Tour – Tour Itinerary

 

  • Trou aux Cerfs (also known as Murr's Volcano) is a dormant volcano with a well defined cone and crater. The crater is 85m deep and 200m deep. The crater was formed millions of years ago in the second phase of volcanic activity that created Mauritius. 

Murr's volcano is a monogenetic volcano, because it has erupted only once. For the last 700 000 years it has been a dormant volcano.  

  • Immerse yourself in the culture of Mauritius with a visit to Ganga Talao better known as Grand Bassin. It is a crater lake that formed on a dormant volcano and is about 550 m above sea level. On the shoreline sits a Hindu temple along with a collection of small shrines dedicated to the Lord Shiva and other Hindu gods. It is also the location of the impressive 33 meter (108ft) high statue of Lord Shiva. 

 

Grand Bassin is considered the most sacred Hindu place in Mauritius. The legend is that Shiva shook his hair, where upon a drop of water fell into the crater of a volcano and created the sacred lake. Another legend is that in 1887 Hindu a priest had a dream in which he saw the lake's water springing from the river Jahnavi, another name for the goddess Ganga. The priest set off to look for this lake and discovered the one at Grand Bassin. He found that it closely resembled the one in his dream and the news spread throughout the island. Every year since then pilgrims have trekked to the lake at the time of Maha Shivaratri to give offerings to the gods and to pray.

  • Located on the South West of Mauritius is the charming village of Chamarel, home to The Seven Coloured Earth and the magnificent Chamarel Waterfall. 

Chamarel’s Seven Coloured Earth is one of those surreal things that will make your curiosity run wild.  Set in the middle of lush green vegetation, this unique geological oddity is one of those amazing creations of nature that just make you look again. Colours of red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow sand dunes unfolds before your eyes, leaving you utterly mesmerized. Created by nature millions of years ago, here today to amaze you. The Park is 8.5 hectares and you will be able to walk between the many sand dunes, along trails and see this unique sight. Don't forget to go and see the Giant Turtles while you there!

  • The Chamarel Waterfall is one of the highest waterfalls in Mauritius, with a 100m drop. The sight of this impressive waterfall against the tropical forest and mountains is truly breathtaking. It is fed by two rivers, the St. Denis and Viande Salée and it has distinct streams plunging down into the gorge. 

  • You will also drive through the Black River Gorges Nature Park, where you will see many endangered species of plants and animals. Along the way you will stop for a viewpoint of the Black River Gorges nature park and of Alexandra waterfalls. 

 

The Black River Gorges National park protects most of the island's remaining rainforest, and is home to many species of wild animals and birds. Some endangered bird species include the Mauritius kestrel, the echo parakeet, the pink pigeon, Mauritian flying fox, Mauritius bulbul, and Mauritius olive white-eye. .

About the Alexandra Waterfall

  • Driving through Chamarel you will notice all the sugarcane fields interweaved with pineapples and other exotic fruits growing in the region.  Here perched 300m above the La Rhumerie de Chamarel. Here you will get a guided tour and a detailed explanation on the rum making process. During certain times of the year you can even see the whole rum making process as it happens. The rum from La Rhumerie de Chamarel differs from your typical rum. It is beautiful and smooth and full of different flavours. They also have a great collection of aged and premium rums. The best part of the tour is of course the chance to taste all these rums. We love the vanilla and coconut.

Rates:

Rs 2800 per adult

(based on 2 adults sharing)

Rs 1500 per child 

Family rate - Rs 7000

 (2 adults and 2 kids)