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Bel Ombre Nature Reserve: Quad Bike Tour

1. Bel Ombre Nature Reserve: Quad Bike Tour

Nestled within lush vegetation, Bel Ombre Nature Reserve is the best place to reconnect with nature and enjoy the best quad adventure in Mauritius. Set off on an amazing adventure trail that will take you off the beaten track to discover one of the most unspoiled sites on the island. On totally untamed paths, enjoy a bumpy ride through a pristine environment close to the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, all the while discovering endemic species of plants and animals. You will encounter bats, forest monkeys, flocks of pink pigeons, wild boars, and/or perhaps a herd of Java deer roaming around freely. Your ride will be an unforgettable one along rugged, tree-lined trails that wind through the reserve to reach Cascade Frédérica or Cascade l’Exemple. Immerse yourself into the greenery like never before and indulge in an intensive exploration. You will be spellbound by the breathtaking panoramas, with stops to gaze at the beauty of mother nature. You can also swim at the waterfalls depending on the weather conditions. Driving through the sugar cane field with the mountain ranges on one side and the coastline on the other side is the perfect way to unwind and have some fun whether during the weekdays or weekends. No need to mention that you will be accompanied by the most courteous, accommodating, and knowledgeable guides who will lead the way. You will be able to ask them more about the different stops and unveil the secrets of the wonderful ecosystem of Bel Ombre. They will also tell you more about the fauna and flora that you will surely encounter during your ride.

Mauritius: Bel Ombre Nature Reserve Buggy Ride

2. Mauritius: Bel Ombre Nature Reserve Buggy Ride

The Riverine Trail is a 2-hour ride along rugged tree-lined trails, leading to the L'Abattis des Cipayes. It is the perfect trail for off-road enthusiasts, as well as those who are adventurous at heart. L’Abbatis des Cipayes is the Creole name of the Sepoy camp set up along the Jacotet River to protect the Jacotet military outpost. You will have time to explore this locality, laden with 300 years of history. You will be able to walk around the grounds, imagine Indian "Cipayes" constructing their Abbatis (fortification). Make the most of the tour of Bel Ombre Nature Reserve and indulge in the rich diversity of landscape and wildlife. Amongs all the great activities in Mauritius to choose from, this trail is the perfect opportunity to learn more about local ecotourism on the island of Mauritius.

Port Louis: Private Guided Sightseeing Tour

3. Port Louis: Private Guided Sightseeing Tour

This excursion will introduce you to the city of Port Louis, founded in 1735 by Mahe de Labourdonnais, where you will visit the historic Fort Adelaide also known as the Citadel. Built by the English in 1835 and is one of the few fortifications of British origin remaining on the island. From here, you'll enjoy a view stretching over almost the entire city. Your next stop will be a visit to the central market (also known as the bazaar). Here you will be amazed by the variety of products you will find - fruits, vegetables, scent sticks, spices, pashmina, and linen are amongst the most sold products. Your next stop will be at the Caudan Waterfront, a modern precinct facing the harbor. Its 170 boutiques display beautiful collections of local designers and famous brands. Its craft market is an open bazaar, impregnated by exotic scents of spices, souvenirs, and basketry. Then, visit the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, renamed Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, and the highlight of any visit to the north. It is the oldest botanical garden in the southern hemisphere, dating back to 1735. Admire a magnificent collection of local and exotic plants, a variety of giant water lilies, rare plants from Mascarene, the baobab, giant palms, and the Talipot palm, whose flower only blossoms after 50 years.

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What people are saying about Bel Ombre

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 26 reviews

Great quad tour in a nature resort on the south coast. You could see some wildlife like deer and wild boar and more. For us it was the first time on a quad, the two laps on a mini course helped to get started and with a little practice you really had fun driving, especially through the puddles because it rained in the morning ;-) . The guide was also super relaxed and had everything under control. He was also able to bring the surrounding nature / waterfalls closer to you during a stop and explain connections. Overall, I would recommend the tour to anyone who is not averse to a small, easy adventure in nature. Sturdy shoes such as sneakers are a must if you want to be able to hike a little!

Off-road - but right! I was skeptical at first because there were no reviews on Getyourguide yet, but it was worth it. After a short quad instruction, we set off together with our guide Zimo. The route went across the Heritage Nature Reserve - through sugar cane fields, over small streams and really steep bumpy slopes, for which a quad is perfectly suited. In between there were two short stops at a viewpoint and at a waterfall. Even though we were completely soaked after the tour (it rained in between), I can unreservedly recommend the tour to anyone who wants a real off-road experience.

We booked an “Eco Buggy Tour” in the Heritage Nature Reserve and were very satisfied. The buggy was a lot of fun and our guide Zion explained and showed us a lot about the reserve and the animals and plants living there. Overall highly recommended!