- Textile Museum at Floréal, Ship model, Trou aux Cerf, Mare aux Vacoas
- Grand Bassin – Black River Gorges National Park – Seven Colored Earth Chamarel
Depart: 8.30 am from Grand bay or Trou aux Biches, Flic en Flac
Return: Around 6.00 pm
Full Day tour (Price: 81 € in Family car – Minivan 104 € for 10 persons)
The starting point is at Floréal, where you will visit local handcrafts workshops, such as the wool factory, a model boats workshop, a diamond cutting workshop and more.
You will discover Textile Museum at Floréal Square and choose from various articles at the 12 textiles and gift shops, which offer famous local and European brands at attractive prices. The Floréal Textile Museum illustrates the different steps of garments making. You can also take a break on a beautiful terrace while enjoying a wonderful meal or drink in the peaceful atmosphere of the centre.
In Curepipe you will visit Voiliers De L’Océan a Ship Model Factory. See the production gradually before selecting your favorite model. The Factory provides a large range of ship models like Gorch Foch, Harvey, Friesland, Mayflower, Nina, Santa Maria, Royale Caroline, Titanic and many more. Step into Garden Village Shopping Centre, which is a very nice and cozy commercial center provides duty-free shops, diamonds and pearls, textiles, gifts, local handicrafts, art gallery, souvenirs, hand-made oriental carpet shop, watches, silk, cashmere pashmina and tailor-made suite shop.
Your exiting shopping will end with the visit at the diamonds fabric. In the workshop, you will witness the expertly cut of diamonds as well as white and yellow gold jewelers. The Diamond Duty-Free Boutique sells beautiful gold jewelry pieces with precious and semi-precious stones. Bracelets, earrings, and necklaces are available in both modern and traditional designs.
This trip is an insight into a different taste of the Mauritius landscape. Enjoy a panoramic view over the whole island and its mountain ranges from the top of Trou aux Cerf which is an extinct volcano about 700,000 years old.
The drive South will continue through Mare aux Vacoas, the biggest natural water reservoir of the island, Plaine Champagne and takes you to Grand Bassin, a sacred lake for pilgrims of the Hindu community. The Hindu community performs there a pilgrimage every year on the Maha Sivaratri “Siva’s Great Night”, on this day they honor the Lord Siva. The trip continues to through the forest reserve of Plaine-Champagne, with a stop at a viewpoint over the spectacular Black River Gorges down to Chamarel, offering a variety of landscapes ranging from dense continental forests, luxuriant tropical vegetation, against the blue of the Indian Ocean.
Hence the tour continues to the Black River Gorges National Park, where you can see numerous threatened species of plants and animals and enjoy a stunning view of Alexandra grave.
Then reach one of the marvels of Mauritius and undoubtedly one thing must see – Seven Colored Earth Chamarel. The scenery is really unique and there is also a magnificent view of the neighboring Chamarel falls and lush vegetation all around. The way back takes you down a winding road that unveils the West coast- the Morne Mountain and The Benitier Island and the coastal roads pass the fishing villages and the famous salt pans of Tamarin.
The duration of the Mauritius South West tour: 8:30 to 18:00
Additional information about South TOUR Mauritius:
Start & End times:
- Duration: The duration of the private South tour is 8 hours
- This private tour is offered every day
- Depart: 8.30am from your hotel / place of accommodation
- Return: Approximately 5.30pm back to your hotel / place of accommodation
(Upon request we can arrange to start or finish the tour in a different time)
- You can choose from a selection of vehicles types:
- Family Car – 1 – 3 passengers
- SUV Car – 4 – 6 passengers
- Minivan – 7 – 12 passengers
About our professional driver
All drivers are fluent in English and French (On special request, we can arrange a chauffeur who speaks other languages). Drivers – citizens of Mauritius will be delighted to give you information on Mauritius and each of its sites.
All drivers are very professional, efficient and friendly. The emphasis is on the importance of being always on time and provides reliable service to customers.
The South tour is done in a private car / minibus (for larger groups) and covers the complete transportation to all sites, pick and drop any hotel in Mauritius and chauffeur to show you around.
This tour is offered every day except Sunday
Transport prices are per vehicle (not per person). You can choose the type of vehicle-based on the number of passengers in your group.
- Private tour in a family car (up to 4 people): 81 Euro
- Private tour in a SUV car (up to 6 people): 91 Euro
- Private tour in a minivan (up to 10): 104 Euro
- Prices for transportation are per vehicle, not per person.
Notes: Tickets (including tickets to all sites within that tour)
- Price per adult: 11 Euro
- Price per child (3-12 years): 7 Euro
- Price per baby (ages 0-3): Free
Notes: Prices of tickets packages are special discounted rates
For a total price of the trip includes: private transport and entrance fees to all sites and lunch, please contact us.Inquiry