Discover the South west part of the island – the untouched nature, the one and only winery that uses Litchi and finally the colorful sand dunes
|Operating days||Monday – Friday|
|Transportation||Included in the price|
As this tour is private, the route and starting times can be customized as per your preferences.
We also offer guided tours in English, French, Czech and Polish upon request with supplement charge.
This tour package includes:
- Trou aux Cerfs volcanic crater
- Takamaka Winery
- Grand Bassin (Sacred Lake)
- Black River Gorges viewpoint
- Chamarel 7 Colored earths and Waterfalls
When being in Mauritius, a visit to the South West is a definite must-see. This beautiful region of Mauritius offers you incredible sights and a wonderful surrounding, making for the perfect full-day tour. You will start your day with a visit to the Trou aux Cerfs crater, a spectacular depth with a crater lake which reminds of the time of active volcanoes at the island.
Discover the only winery in the world dedicated exclusively to the production of lychee wines, which will make you live a unique and enriching experience. Takamaka Boutique Winery was born out of the conviction of a passionate winemaker who took up the challenge of producing wine from lychees. Complete the visit with a tasting – a true treat for your tastebuds.
Grand bassin, also known as Ganga Talao is situated about 550m above sea level in the crater of an extinct volcano. Mauritians of Hindu faith declared Grand Bassin as a sacred lake believing that the water inside is connected with the water of the Holy Ganges of India. Every year the Hindu believers performs pilgrimage there on the occasion of Maha Shivratree (Shiva’s night). During the visit, you will be able to see the impressive statue of Lord Shiva next to the lake – the highest statue in Mauritius and among the 50 highest statue in the world.
On your way towards the south west you will drive through the largest natural park of Mauritius, Black River Gorges Natural Park, where you will make a stop to see the breath-taking Alexandra Falls.
End the day with a stop at Chamarel 7 colored earths and waterfalls. Set in the middle of lush green vegetation, this unique geological oddity is one of those amazing creations of nature that just make you go “Wow”. Red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow. An almost surreal, lunar-like spectacle of rainbow-hued sand dunes unfolds before your eyes, leaving you utterly mesmerized. The undulating strips of multi-coloured sand that spontaneously settle in different layers are one of the most photographed and visited sights on the island. They sit in an open clearing whose lower edge is skirted by an endemic plant garden highlighting the natural heritage of Mauritius. On the upper edge, spectacular views of a vast amphitheatre of ravines clothed with luxuriant tropical vegetation and a glimpse of the picturesque Chamarel Waterfall in the distance.
What is included
- Tickets to Takamaka Boutique Winery, Chamarel 7 Colored Earths, private transport with English/French speaking driver
- For kids 3-11.99 years, beneficiate 50% discount. Kindly send us an email to book.
- Wine tasting at Takamaka Boutique Winery – Only for adults above 18 years old; Non alcoholic cocktails offered to kids less than 18 years
- Lunch can be booked with a supplement charge.
(1) Lunch at Restaurant Chamarel:
Adults Menu at 30 EUR per person:
Starter : Chamarel coleslaw with smoked marlin and pineapple, citrus yogurt emulsion
For Vegetarians, it will be without smoked marlin
Main Course : Either Seared Chicken breast with thyme jus, sautéed potatoes scented curry leaves
OR Grilled fish with same vegetables
OR Veg. Grilled polenta served with vegetable Tagine and salad
Dessert : Trifle with sagoo pearls, roasted papaya & vanilla ice cream and basil seeds
Beverage: Chamarel Coffee ,½ L Purified Water
(2) Lunch at Varangue Sur Morne:
Adults Menu at 30 EUR per person:
Starter: Smoked Marlin with Green papaya, topped with Palm Heart and Passion fruit dressing
OR Cheesy Vegetables gratin and Fresh herbs
Main Course: Fish curry and Eggs-plants served with Mauritian green, Black lentils and Steamed rice
OR Pan Chicken Thigh served with seasonal Vegetables, Green Pepper Sauce and a Small salad
OR Homemade braised Chicken and potato served with Steamed Rice and Black lentils
OR Dry Beef Curry with Pistachio and Raisin, served with Rice, Mauritian Green and Black lentils
Dessert: Our Local Traditional Sagoo from Kersley with a Coconut Ice-Cream
Beverage: ½ Water and Tea or Coffee
NOTE: We can also provide Veg, Vegan, and Gluten Free Menu upon request