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Wild South Tour

Experience the wild and wonderful South of Mauritius. 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: 

  • Bassin Blanc

  • Grand Bassin

  • Le Souffleur

  • Saint Aubin Rhumerie (lunch on the Estate included)

  • Gris Gris

  • 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 to Saint Aubin Rhumerie and Estate

  • Lunch on Estate

  • Entrance to Seven Coloured Earth of Chamarel

Rates:

Rs 3100 per adult

(based on 2 adults sharing)

Rs 1500 per child 

Family rate - Rs 8100

 (2 adults and 2 kids)

The South Highlight Tour – Tour Itinerary

 

  • Bassin Blanc is the crater of a dormant volcano which helped in the formation of the island. To reach this location, we will drive through narrow roads surrounded by dense and lively forests which regularly clears to offer a panoramic view of mountains and villages at the foot of them.

Bassin Blanc is a special volcano, in that it has no protective barrier around it. Visitors can easily walk to the edge of centre and observe the crater as well as green meeky waters covering the now dormant structure.  Surrounded by thick dark trees, the setting of Bassin Blanc is eerily beautiful and sure to give you chills.

  • 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.

  • Le Souffleur is a spectacular blowhole on the wild South coast of Mauritius that is formed by the pressure of the waves crashing against the cliff, water entering the holes in the lava rocks makes a sort of whistling sound then it comes up. From the cliffs here, you have an amazing view of the Indian Ocean crashing against the black lava rocks below. If you love nature and spectacular displays then you will enjoy this. 

  • Discover the Rhumerie Saint Aubin, a plantation and an artisanal rum distillery, where Mauritius’ very first agricultural rum was created entirely from pure sugarcane juice. The Saint Aubin Estate have been cultivating sugar cane since 1819. 

The estate consists of a distillery, a beautiful big colonial house that was once the residence of the former owner and now a charming restaurant, a anthurium greenhouse, a vanilla nursery and a gift shop.

 

Learn all about rum production and the processes of distilling rum. The tour will conclude with a rum tasting session that will give you the chance to try different rums before going to the restaurant for a delicious lunch in the charming colonial house.

 

  • At the Southern most point of Mauritius lies the unspoiled Gris Gris beach. It is well known for it's high cliffs that drops dramatically to the sea below. The cliffs here offers a  magnificent view of the crashing waves and the Indian Ocean below.

There is no reef on this part of the island allowing large waves to crash directly on the cliffs, creating big splashes of water.

There is a small garden with some quiet spots where you can relax for you to relax while having a view of the sea, waves and cliffs.  Despite the white sandy beach, the waves and currents are extremely strong, so it is not advised to swim, but rather to enjoy a walk and  admire the stunning view. 

 

 

 

  • 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.

 

 

 

Rates:

Rs 3100 per adult

(based on 2 adults sharing)

Rs 1500 per child 

Family rate - Rs 8100

 (2 adults and 2 kids)