Hiking and Canyoning Adventures Package
Ideal two days full of surprises and adventures for nature and adventures lovers.
Experience hiking on the paradise island of Mauritius, famous for its breathtaking nature with its beautiful flora, mountains, rivers and waterfalls offering magnificent views, which are a true must for any nature lover.
Whilst enjoying the exciting adventurous activities you will get to discover the native vegetation as well as the endemic and exotic bird life.
2 Days Package – Trips Itinerary
- Trip 1: Half Day Hike at Le Morne Brabant
- Trip 2: Canyoning Excursion – Half day – Tamarind falls
You have the flexibility to determine the order in which you will be going for these two day trips.
Included in the price of this special day package are
- All the trips and excursions charges
- Entry fees to the nature parks and reserves
- Qualified and experienced guides
Trip 1: Half Day Hike at Le Morne Brabant
Hiking on the path of the runaway slaves at Le Morne Brabant has to definitely be among the top things to do while staying in Mauritius. Situated at the extreme Southwestern tip of the island, this rocky peninsula has a summit which covers an area of over 12 hectares (30 acres), and is about 556 meters above sea level.
Get into the heart of nature while you experience both the extreme opposites of lush greenery together with the rough and dry patches of the World Heritage Site. While hiking up the mountain, listen to the rustling trees, chirping of the tropical birds, and contemplate on the wild beauty with outstanding turquoise-blue ocean views. As you ascend, you will witness the captivating features of the mountain, whereby there are many caves and overhangs on the steep slopes. Generally surrounded by the lagoon, Le Morne Brabant is worth trying till the summit if you want to contemplate the strikingly gorgeous bird’s eye view.
The half day Le Morne Brabant hiking trail invites nature lovers and adventurers for an exciting hiking experience in the southernmost tip of the island. The hike can last between three to four hours, whereby you will be guided by the professionals with EFR/WFA certification. You may also get access to the second part of the mountain which is only accessible through authorized guides.
Deep into the woods, you will encounter the exquisite sea bird, Paille en Queue, and indigenous plant species. As you advance, you will find yourself in the dry and rough terrain of the mountain, which can be quite challenging. The heat will elevate and thus it is recommended to take a sun hat or cap and water with you. It is also important that you are well-equipped with sunscreen and good trekking shoes due to the uneven tracks.
As you progress, you will find a gigantic, basalt rock peak dotted with caves which once harbored runaway slaves where you will have to climb a rocky hill with equipment provided by the authorities. As you gradually move to the summit you can easily spot the huge metal cross which marks the highest accessible point. Take this chance to marvel at the absolutely stunning views of Ile aux Benitiers, Le Morne beach, and the spectacular surrounding areas.
Region: South West Mauritius
Meeting Point: Parking facing the entrance “Le Paradis Hotel”
Trail Distance: 6 km (round trip)
- Monday to Saturday at 06h00 (November – March) or 07h00 (April – October)
- Afternoon hikes only on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 14h00
Trip Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Highest Point: 500m
Number of Participants: Participants may form groups of various sizes; 1 guide will be assigned to every group of 10 people.
Minimum age requirement: 10 years old
What to bring: It is recommended to bring water, hiking shoes, sunscreen, sunhat/ cap and mosquito repellent, spare set of clothes
Note: Water is provided