Stop 1 - Mare Aux Vacoas Reservoir
Our guide will pick you up at 8h30 am from your hotel, and our first stop will be at Mare Aux Vacoas Reservoir. Constructed in 1885, the reservoir is the biggest in Mauritius with a capacity of 25.90 million cubic meters. The region also takes pride in its constant breeze of freshness as its surrounded by a dense rain-forest of several tropical trees such as eucalyptus, pine and casuarinas.
Stop 2 - Grand Bassin Sacred Lake
You will not want to miss a visit to the sacred lake of Grand Bassin while you are in Mauritius. Famed as the largest Hindu temple on the island, this place is more peaceful and tranquil than it first seems. Several devotees are found praying to Hindu deities, offering fruits and light-scent incense, creating a spiritual atmosphere in the calm and tranquil surrounding.
Due to the abundance of fruits on sight during the prayers, you can spot the greedy monkeys sometimes sneaking out from the trees to take advantage of the successful situation. Our guide will take you to the Hanuman Statue located on top of the hill. It requires a fairly long climb but offers a rewarding view overlooking the sacred lake with stunning views of the island. Visitors will also be able to see the incredible 108-foot statue of Lord Shiva and Lord Durga, which is one of the biggest of its kind ever constructed in the world.
Stop 3 - Alexandra Falls
The peaceful surrounding of Alexandra Falls offers a feel of the island’s past as it’s sheltered with a rich and untouched rain-forest with around 200 trees species, shrubs, plants and wildlife. Unwind with your loved ones as you listen to the falls from a distance comforted by melodious sounds.
Stop 4 - Bassin Blanc
Let’s make a quick stop at the dormant volcano of Bassin Blanc. Located in the Savanne District on the southwest of the island, the lake is fed mostly from rainwater but appears white when seen from the sky. As we make our way down the hill towards Le Morne, take pleasure in the dominating views of the south coast of Mauritius.
Stop 5 - Vallee Des Couleurs Nature Park
You will love the quiet backdrop at Vallee Des Couleurs. Take a walk around the wooden deck, admire the beautiful views of the valley and lake or head over to the viewpoint next to the restaurant to catch a glimpse of the couloured earth, the emblem of the valley, which is unique to Mauritius.
Lunch at Vallee Des Couleurs Restaurant
Time to savor some authentic Mauritian-fusion cuisine. After a stroll in the park, meet Chef Ganessen and his team of cooks and let them surprise you with their exotic dishes.
Stop 6 - Baie Du Cap Coastal Road & Maconde Viewpoint
Moving further to Le Morne, you will love the scenic drive along the coastal road of Baie Du Cap. The road is listed among the best coastal drives in the world. We will also stop at one of the most popular viewpoint on the South Coast.
Stop 7 - Le Morne Beach & Mountain
Immerse yourself into the rich beauty of the peninsula of Le Morne Brabant, rising 556 metres above sea level. This remarkable mountain offers breathtaking views and shares a rich history of the past. Le Morne Brabant has been marked as a World Heritage site by UNESCO since 2008. There are many caves and overhangs on the steep slopes of the mountain where the runaway slaves would take refuge in the 19th century.