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Curepipe, Grand Bassin, Plaine Champagne and Chamarel

Duration: Half Day

curepipe, grand bassin, plaine champagne and chamarel

Are you a natural explorer thirsty for new adventures during your Mauritius holiday? Looking for exciting new landscapes and breathtaking scenery? Then we might just have the thing for you! We present you with this fabulous excursion ticking all the right boxes with the best of Mauritius’ natural wonders. This is an excursion for discovering the natural peculiarities of Mauritian landscapes and its many natural variations.

We begin by taking a deep breath of the freshest air right at the top of “Trou-aux-Cerfs”, an incredible dormant volcano that is no less than over 700 000 years old. Feast your eyes on the panoramic views that will dismantle before you as you gaze in wonder at this astonishing crater of about 300 metres in diameter! Trou aux Cerfs was formed as a result of volcanic activity but with the passing of the years and its recession as an active volcano the area gradually became choked up with water and silt and surrounded by a heavy forest. The rim at the edges of the crater allows for awesome views all around the island of Mauritius, but be careful when indulging in such amazing sightseeing, we advise caution to those who want to scramble all the way down to the water inside the crater.

After this we will soon be heading towards the nearby town of Curepipe, a picturesque and small city and a must-stop for great shopping where our visitors will find a range of duty-free shops, traditional Indian ware, local crafts and much more! And after we’re done with some retail therapy your next visit will be at a charming ship model factory, where you’ll be shown many ancient models and will have the opportunity of taking one of these models back home as a nice souvenir.

Just before it’s time for lunch we’ll be taking you to Grand Bassin to see Mauritius most sacred lake for pilgrims of the Hindu community. It’s a common belief that the water inside the crater communicates with the waters of the holy Ganges of India. Thus, Mauritian Hindus declared this a Holy lake, where the Hindu community performs a religious pilgrimage every year on Maha Sivaratri (Siva’s Great Night) so on your going there you will be honouring their God Siva.

Following this we will soon be taking you to explore new and completely different landscapes that are unique to this blessed island of Mauritus. Firstly we’ll be stopping at Plaine Champagnes, an incredible forest reserve that is also home to the amazing viewpoint over the spectacular Black River Gorges. Here at Plaine Champagne there are 3 spectacular viewpoints within 32 km of each other giving you the most breathtaking views of this stunning river against the peaks of Rempart Mountain and Corps de Gard that stand rising in the distance.

Then we continue our spectacular sightseeing journey towards the puzzling beauty of Chamarel and its coloured earths. The magnificient region of Chamarel has two unparallel beauties, the imposing Chamarel Falls and its dramatic multi-coloured grounds. Of these two natural wonders the coloured earths are the most particularly unusual and are said to be the result of volcanic rocks cooling off at different temperatures and thus creating beautiful patterns of different shades of colours in the hillsides. And even if you were to mix two or more different tones of coloured soil together they would still eventually settle into separate layers…Simply amazing, huh? Well, on this unique tour you’ll get to experience it up-close, just watch out for the colours playing tricks on you and appearing to be shadows!

And thus we come to the end of this exciting and revealing excursion through Mauritius’ most famous natural wonders…a tour for all nature lovers; offering the unique opportunity of re-discovering Mother Nature and one of its many puzzling and extraordinary faces!

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