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Southwest Mauritius Day Trip: Chamarel Waterfall, Trou aux Cerfs, and Seven Coloured Earth

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    What to Expect
    Begin your day of adventure on Mauritius with convenient pickup at your hotel anywhere on the island. Pickup time varies according to your location, please see Additional Information section for details. 

    Climb into a comfortable tour vehicle with your guide and group of 15 people or fewer and relax during the journey. Your guide will provide commentary on the passing sights, including native flora and fauna. Pass through Le Morne, La Prairie, and Macondé on the way to Chamarel in the Rivière Noire District. 

    Arrive at Chamarel Waterfall, the country's tallest, which plunges 328 feet (100 meters) against a natural backdrop and makes for impressive photos. Next stop is the famous Seven Coloured Earth, a rainbow of striated volcanic rocks. 

    Continue to the La Rhumerie de Chamarel distillery, where you will sample the spirits and enjoy a traditional Mauritian 3-course lunch. 

    Following lunch, travel to a viewpoint over Black River Gorges National Park, then the secluded Grand Bassin Lake and the enormous volcanic crater Trou aux Cerfs. 

    The day's last stop is the Shop of Ship Model, where you can see skilled craftsmen at work on ship miniatures, some of which take months. 

    End your full day of exploration with drop-off back at your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your hotel in the north, east, west or south of Mauritius
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Local guide
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Rum samples (over 18yrs only)
    • Lunch with Chamarel coffee
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed July 14, 2019

    My trip exceeded my expectation. My group members were fun, Vina, our tour guide and Dylan our driver were great. Vina was attentive, knowledgeable and engaging. The waterfalls, Chamarel distillery, the temple visit and the Black River gorges were a feast for my eyes. The...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    3  Thank 678keishal
    Reviewed July 6, 2019 via mobile

    Enjoyable day, with great guides, they spoke English well. We were able to see and understand Mauritius in great detail, we received a lot of information. The lunch was great and a very nice restaurant with great view.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    2  Thank Cos P
    Reviewed December 28, 2018

    Very interesting place on a day trip visit the turtles was so large never seen any were else on my travel the different colour sand very interesting it like some one put a painting on the ground.

    Date of experience: September 2018
    1  Thank Leela L
    Reviewed December 17, 2018

    Very interesting natural natural phenomenon - a colorful country of volcanic origin. Also, there are beautiful forests and waterfalls.

    Date of experience: March 2018
    5  Thank JasminaSiz
    Reviewed November 8, 2018

    Recommended to go by car or with an organized group as there are plenty of places worth stopping by and taking photos. Chamarel with its 7 colour earth feels a bit out of this world when you look at it... and all view points are...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    4  Thank Magudka
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