Nature Trails Mauritius

Nature Trails Mauritius, Quatre Bornes: Address, Phone Number, Nature Trails Mauritius Reviews: 5/5

Nature Trails Mauritius
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You visit the scenic Tamarin Waterfalls(away from traditional tourist routes), an area which can only be reached by our 4-wheel drive. Approaching from the South or West you see the pink pigeons, avery rare species. From well hidden view points you see breathtaking views over the Massif Central, the entire South-Eastern part of the island until far down to the wild South coast.
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Avenue Boundary 159D, Quatre Bornes, Mauritius 00000
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Max T
Bonn, Germany1 contribution
Oct 2013 • Couples
This Nature Trails tour has definitely been the highlight of our stay in Mauritius. My girlfriend and I highly recommend this tour to anyone who would like to discover the quiet and unknown side of the island. They replied our emails immediately, they picked us up on time and the guide was extremely knowledgable. The lunch at the local family was delicious and our host did everything to make us feel at ease. This excursion is definitely a must!!!
Written November 10, 2013
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Tejash M
Mumbai, India171 contributions
May 2012 • Family
On our last day in Mauritius, we went around with Alain in his faithful Land Cruiser! We could see Mauritius from an angle we could have never seen as a normal tourists. With a GPS under his hat, Alain's continuously kept feeding us tid bits which we rarely see in the "official tourist websites". For example it came as a surprise to us that the vast majority of Mauritians are middle class and that they can hardly afford a return flight to Europe (it costs a bomb). So Reunion and Rodriquez are the favorite holiday destinations for the locals. Alain took us around 4 corners of the plateau that forms a large part of the island. We went up the second highest peak which was a steep 45 degree climb, effortless in the Land Cruiser (which has clocked 300,000 KMS + and is going strong). Alain organized a fantastic Indian vegetarian lunch at a host in Mauritius. There was a confusion about the costs however Ms Hannelore was magnanimous and sorted it out to our benefit. I would recommend Nature Trails if you wish to see the "other side" of Mauritius, the more beautiful side.
Written July 16, 2012
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MamaAndBabyTraveling
Hamburg, Germany286 contributions
Sep 2014
We spent our first and second day on the water. We both loves water, big catamaran and the peace and quite vibe when you are on the ocean and no crowds are around. Then we thought maybe we tried something else.
Seeing The Island from a different view. So we decided to do something that involves a lot of walking. Alain came on time. He is a very polite tourguide and he was born and raised there so he ofcourse has the best knowledge to offer us. We had the car for ourselves that time and Alain kept on telling us stories, histories, name of places and it made our trip very enjoyable. The trip were amazing. Make sure you wear proper clothing for traking/trailing such as earthy color, sport shoes and jacket to protect yourself from vicious deer flies LOL ( no blue color please ) . The lunch we had at a local house was nice too, the owner of the house was very nice. the tour with Alain is a must do, you will see Mauritius from a different point of view.
Written February 1, 2015
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Thank you very much and we are so happy that you like our excursion and that you have had a very nice day with Alain!
Written February 10, 2015
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vvaljus
3 contributions
Jan 2015 • Couples
Tamarin falls was the most spectacular single attraction while other view points provided more broader landscapes across the island. Don't get me wrong, those were as good as the falls, if not better. Alain was great providing lots of information about the island and due to his fluent English skills it was very easy to discuss anything that came to our minds. Lunch at the local family was also nice. All in all, very nice day away from the crowds.
Written January 17, 2015
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Dear Ville, Thank you for your very good comment to our Nature Trails excursion! We are very pleased that you enjoyed our tour :-) :-) Hannelore & Alain
Written January 20, 2015
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AstroSwiss
Switzerland50 contributions
Sep 2011 • Solo
I was picked up by Alain sharp at 08:00 in the Toyota 4x4 for a bit of adventure. I did a south-west tour with 4 other people. We drove between sugar cane fields and over backroads only some people knew about or would dare to go over. But the views of the island were worth it. We saw places and had views most other visitors would never have. Alain was a mine of information, and as all the islanders I met, very friendly. He was fluent in French, English and German, so catered for everyone on the trip. Lunch was spent at a local Indian family, so we experienced a more typical living situation. This was followed by more off-road driving to places with incredible views of the island.

If you want to experience something more land-based that ocean-based, this is the trip to take. It's a full day and well worth it. But make sure you book in advance, places are limited!
Written September 17, 2011
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dickymick
Witham, UK20 contributions
Oct 2013 • Couples
My wife e-mailed this company to book a trip while we were in Mauritius between Sept 14th -------Sept 29th staying at the Silver Beach hotel. So far we have had no reply to our first e-mail and another which I sent last week.If they are no longer in business they should no longer be on Tripadvisor advertising their trips.
Written October 8, 2013
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davidebt
Norwich53 contributions
Dec 2012 • Couples
A really fabulous day out. If you want to see as much of Mauritius as is possible in a single day, in comfort with an excellent knowledgeable guide this is a trip not to be missed.
Nothing like your typical holiday excursion you are taken in Toyota Land cruiser off the beaten track onto private properties to views which you would never get to see otherwise.
We were very lucky and saw not only the rare pink pigeon but also the very rare Mauritian kestrel.
Lunch is in a private house and is simple but authentic and very tasty. My only concern would be if they took over 4 guests in the 4x4 (the e-mail we received said 1 - 6 persons). So check before you book. The weather for our day was a perfect Mauritian day with sun and occasional cloud making for excellent photography.
Written December 27, 2012
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Loveabreak1954
Leigh-on-Sea28 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
The views when we got there were stunning we hired a car during the break and found it although a bit expensive, worth it, because we got to see such a lot of Mauritius. A lot of waterfalls lush countryside but if you want the best of these areas be prepared to go on a hike.
Written June 18, 2015
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Hello, we are happy, that you have enjoy our nature trails tour, also when you where expected longer walks. But I write always in my description that there are small walks from 10-15 min not longer to our viewpoints. But for this year we got from tripadvisor the "Certificate of Exellence" for the year 2015 :-) :-) for our Nature Trails tour :-) :-). Best regards Hannelore & Alain
Written June 21, 2015
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Hans K
Quatre-Bornes1 contribution
Feb 2013
This will be my last review base on the fact that TripAdvisor wants me to give a lot of information when I do not want to give this.
People can make their own mind up base on what they read and what people rank the activity or accommodation.
Written April 21, 2013
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barrys194
London, UK53 contributions
Feb 2013 • Couples
Picked up on time by Alain, safely driven to see most of the island from the high points , lots of discussion about the Mauritian way of life, the flora, fauna and people.
Had an excellent lunch at a private house , very clean , local food , and interesting host.
Driven to high points and waterfall, and returned to hotel about 16.30
Very good value
Written February 1, 2013
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