Hiking Le Morne Brabant with Professional Guide

Hiking in Mauritius Le Morne

Le Morne Brabant is Peninsula is located at the extreme southwestern tip of the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius on the western side of the island. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular tourist destination known for its stunning natural beauty and historical significance.

It is distinguished by an eponymous basaltic monolith with a top peak of 556 metres (1,824 feet) above sea level. The summit is over 12 hectares (30 acres) in size.

The peninsula also has a microclimate and is home to two endangered plants, the Mandrinette and the Boucle d’Oreille. The mountain is named after the slave fight for freedom that took place there in the early 19th century. It was a place of refuge for runaway slaves who sought shelter on the mountain’s steep slopes. The slaves who lived on the mountain peninsula formed a community and developed their own culture, which included a unique language and music.

Today, Le Morne Brabant Mountain is a tourist attractions, a popular hiking destination, and visitors can climb to the summit for breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. The mountain is also home to a variety of rare plant and animal species, including the Mauritian flying fox and the Mauritius kestrel.

In addition to its natural beauty, Le Morne Brabant Mauritius is also an important cultural site. It serves as a symbol of resistance and freedom for the people of Mauritius, and is a reminder of the island’s complex history. The Le Morne village is situated on the peninsula and is best known for its iconic mountain. 

Hiking in Le Morne Brabant – Overview

Le Morne Brabant welcomes nature lovers and adventurers for an exciting hiking adventure. The hike can take between three and four hours. This is determine by the EFR / WFA certified professionals. You can also access the second part of the mountain, it is only accessible to authorized guides.

The 6-kilometer hiking trail is divided into two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

The morning session (Monday-Saturday) begins at 05:50 in the summer and 06:50 in the winter.

The afternoon session (Tuesday and Thursday only) begins at 12h50 all year. You can select your session based on your preferences. The hiking trail’s base is generally flat and wide. Paths are easy identified thanks to sign boards. Some of which are shaded and need too intense physical effort. .

Paille en Queue, an exquisite sea bird, can be found deep in the woods. Indigenous plant species that will pique your interest. As you progress, you will find yourself in the mountain’s dry and rough terrain. This can be quite difficult. Because the temperature will rise, it is advisable that you bring a sunhat or cap as well as water with you. Due to the uneven terrain, it is also critical to bring sunscreen and good trekking shoes.

You will find a huge basalt peak interrupted by caves that once housed escaped slaves. You have to climb a rocky hill with equipment provided by the authorities. . As you move up, you can see the huge metal cross marking the accessible point. So take the opportunity to marvel at the view of Ile aux Benitiers, Le Morne beach and the surrounding area.

Le Morne Hike Starting Point

The half-day hike at Le Morne Brabant attracts both nature lovers and adventurers. This is an exciting hiking adventure in Mauritius southernmost tip.

Hike the majestic slave trail in Mauritius and take in the spectacular ocean views.

A hike along the fugitive slave trail in Morne Brabant. It’s one of the most moving things you can do in Mauritius. Located on the island of Mauritius’s southwestern tip. This rocky peninsula has a peak that is 556 meters above sea level. It covers more than 12 hectares (approximately 30 acres).

Enter the heart of tropical nature and explore the lush greenery as well as the rough fragments. The world heritage site’s arid terrain. You can listen to the rustling of the trees while touring the mountain. The sound of tropical birds singing. The natural beauty as well as the spectacular view of the turquoise blue sea.

You will see the magnificent flora and fauna of Mauritius during your trek. This includes endemic species unique to this area. With luck, you’ll come across the lovely Trochetia Boutonania. – a rare type of flower that also serves as the floral emblem of Mauritius.

When you reach ascent, you will be able to access a spectacular environment. This is the reward all your efforts in getting there. The Morne Brabant summit is well worth the trip. If you want to see the Indian Ocean and the southern coast of the island of Maurice.

Le Morne Trail Details

Tour Type:



south West

All Days

More Information

  • Duration: The hike to the summit of Le Morne Brabant typically takes between 3 to 4 hours, including regular breaks for water, snacks, and photos. This is determine by the EFR / WFA certified professionals.
  • Length: The total length of the hike is approximately 7 kilometers (4.34 miles), with half of the trail being on even terrain
  • Difficulty: The hike is considered challenging, with a steep ascent and some rocky sections.
    It is recommended for those with a moderate level of fitness and hiking experience.
  • Views: Hiking Le Morne Brabant offers breathtaking views of the southwestern corner of the island.
  • The summit provides panoramic vistas of the surrounding landscape and the ocean.

It’s important to come prepared for the hike. Here are some tips:

  • Wear comfortable and sturdy hiking shoes or boots.
  • Bring plenty of water to stay hydrated during the hike.
  • Pack snacks or a light meal to fuel yourself along the way.
  • Apply sunscreen and wear a hat to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Consider bringing a camera to capture the stunning views.

Additional Info


3 Hours



Offered as supplement
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Price for hiking at Le Morne Brabant.

With certified professionals guide in Mauritius
  • Price per Adult: 45 EUR
  • Price per Child (13-18 yrs.): 32 EUR 
*Transport Transport is not included in the activity price. Check Transport rates below.

Round-trip chauffeur service to the meeting point at Le Morne mountain.

We provide safe and reliable chauffeur services from any location in Mauritius to the meeting point & back in the afternoon.
  • Family car up to 1 – 3 people       45 EUR
  • 6 Seater car up to 3 – 5 people    55 EUR
  • Minivan up to 5 – 7 people            69 EUR
  • Minibus up to 7 – 14 people          99 EUR

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