Bel Ombre Tours

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Île aux Bénitiers: Swim with the Dolphins & BBQ Lunch

1. Île aux Bénitiers: Swim with the Dolphins & BBQ Lunch

Begin the excursion with pickup at the hotel at 6:00 AM or 7:00 AM depending on where you are on the island. Then head out on an adventure for your encounter with dolphins in their natural environment. Watch dolphins swimming around the speedboat and join them in the water for a swim. Afterwards, spend some time snorkeling along a coral reef with the beautiful colors of the tropical fish. Continue your excursion with a visit to Benitiers Island, where you will enjoy a BBQ meal. The driver will return at your hotel safely after the excursion.

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.

Bel Ombre Nature Reserve: Quad Bike Tour

3. 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.

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What people are saying about Bel Ombre

Great Trip! Definitely worthwhile if you are into nature adventures. Along with the buggies, they offer quads and 4x4 tours too. It felt like we were riding through Jurassic Park. Even with a minor mechanical failure and having to swap out for a new ride, our guides were very helpful and hospitable. They were very knowledgeable of the environment as well and could answer all of our questions. The waterfall was majestic and was a great spot to cool off. I highly recommend visiting Bel Ombré and taking the off-road tours. It was one of the highlights of our time in Mauritius.

Hotel pickup was on time. After a few minutes we saw dolphins. It is exhausting to keep up with the dolphins, so you should be able to swim well. Just seeing the dolphins from the boat was amazing. The coconut island was beautiful and the barbecue was really delicious. Suddenly a whale jumped up on our boat. That made this perfect day even better! We were able to watch the whale for at least half an hour and he even had a baby with him. Breathtaking experience!

Had to wait in the morning until everyone was there. Then there was a short briefing, where I had the grief that it was too boring for my taste. But that was all perfect and a very eventful tour. Nice guides, would do the tour again and again.

The tour was great, so much fun driving the quad and going through this nice park. The guide was nice and friendly, we stopped to the waterfall where you can also swim. Totally worth it!

Very very good experience, the locals we were with were great And the final surprise (with luck of course) the whales ❤️