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Chamarel: Southwest Mauritius Private Guided Day Tour

Activity provider: Destination Soleil

Chamarel: Southwest Mauritius Private Guided Day Tour

Activity provider: Destination Soleil

From US$ 135 per person

Spend a day discovering the breathtaking sights of southwest Mauritius, including Trou aux Cerfs, the Black River, the seven Colored Earths, and more, with your own private tour guide.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
French, English
Pickup included
Please wait in your hotel lobby and our driver will pick you up.
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 4 participants


  • Taste the local rum at La Rhumerie de Chamarel
  • Take a photo of the stunning seven Colored Earth geological formations
  • Learn unique historical facts from a local guide
  • Marvel at the stunning natural beauty of the Charamel waterfalls
  • Visit a local naval modeling workshop
Full description

Explore the surreal beauty and vibrant culture of southwest Mauritius, including a volcanic crater, rum distillery, and hindu temple, while your private local guide details the island's fascinating history and economic development.

Begin your day by visiting the summit of the spectacular Trou aux Cerfs crater, where you can then enjoy breathtaking views of the island below, as well as nearby Mount Rempart. 

Continue on to a local naval modeling workshop, renowned for designing historic, handmade ship models. Browse the museum's collection, watch as a craftsman carves a new project, or purchase your own souvenir for an original trip memento. 

From here, travel to the Grand Bassin, a sacred lake nestled around a volcano crater, embellished with a Hindu temple where a famous statue of Shiva resides. Then it's time to visit the Black River for an unforgettable panoramic view, where you can also catch a glimpse of the Black River Gorge.

Take a break at La Rhumerie de Chamarel and learn about the local process of distilling and curating Mauritian rum – and taste-test the final product.  

End your day by visiting the picturesque Chamarel waterfalls and the surreal Seven Colored Earth geological formation, famous for it's multicolored volcanic rock. 

  • Private tour guide
  • Entrance to all tour locations
  • Transportation between tour locations
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Rum tasting
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Tour is only available in English or French
  • Minors are not allowed to participate in alcohol tastings
  • This activity requires comfortable walking shoes
Customer reviews

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Visit at the top with Ibrahim who knows the island by heart and who was able to tell us his story. In true communion with nature, he surprised us by making us discover coffee flowers, pink pineapples and many other things. Highly recommend if you want a full and detailed tour. Professional from A to Z. The only downside was the lunchtime restaurant where we were taken without much choice and expensive for what it is (17 euros for a rice/chicken dish).

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November 1, 2022

Super driver super driving. Polite, simple person, the person next door, without being intrusive but at the same time knowing how to make you spend a tour is a memorable day. The tour goes through magnificent places such as Chamarel 7terre and waterfalls but also the Trou Aux Cerfs and the Gorges de la Riviere Noire. All great, I highly recommend booking with them. Paul B.

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September 23, 2022

Ibrahim is an extraordinary guide, which makes this visit unique. He is a lovely, reliable, funny and very very interesting man. Congratulations to him for his dedication, we will never forget that day!

September 30, 2022

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