The South Tour Mauritius
Mauritius south sightseeing tours
Mauritius is well-known for its talcum-white and gentle slopy beaches there are quite a few unique and other natural inland highlights. Mauritius Private South Sightseeing Tours with a personal driver-guide you will get to learn about the sugarcane, tea and rum production of the island. Get the opportunity to visit the Seven Colored Earth and Chamarel Waterfall. This tour is a unique one since it combines the trip where you can witness the natural beauty of the tropical island along with the historical and spiritual significance of the place.
Why Mauritius Private South Sightseeing Tours?
As mentioned earlier this is an inland trip to the island, and you can witness a wide variety of remarkable places in this Mauritius Private North Sightseeing Tours. You will be taken to Chamarel waterfall. Near it is the Chamarel village, which is situated within the Black River Gorges National Park a thick forest. Now around the village is agricultural land, which was used for sugar cane plantation during the colonial era and on the background, you can see the massive the Black River mountain range.
At the Chamarel Waterfall, you will be mesmerized with the 100 m (330ft) waterfall. There is a pool below the overhanging cliff, which is shrouded by a forest. Continuing with this trip, you will see Seven Coloured Earth on the downstream. It is a volcanic rock formation of a football-pitch size plain, where these rocks cooled at different temperatures, thus creating uniquely striped and coloured dunes. The Seven Coloured Earth is surrounded by greenery.
You continue the trip after admiring the rock formations to Chamarel Rum Distillery. Surrounding the distillery is their own sugarcane plantation field. This is a rare sugarcane plantation field since the sugarcane's need to be harvested manually due to the steep nature of the slopes.
These are some of the places that you will get to explore during your Mauritius Private North Sightseeing Tours. Apart from these, our Taxi Service in Mauritius will take you to the following places:
- The sacred lake & Hindu temple, Grand Bassin (also named as Ganga Talao)
- Mangal Mahadev – The giant shiva statue
- Viewpoint of Alexandra waterfalls
- Chamarel village
- The Rhumerie de Chamarel
- The Curious Corner of Chamarel
Note: The tour does not include the entry fees to the following places:
- Curious Corner
- Rhumerie de Chamarel
The tour also does not include lunches, but you can enjoy the local cuisine or food of your choice at one of the restaurants suggested by your driver-guide based on your preference. You can also select a restaurant of your choice, and the car will be stopped at the place for your gastronomic pleasure.
Some other details about the tour are as follows:
- The tour is for about 8 hours
- The price is from €74
- Group size of 4 people
There are many tours and travel operators who offer Mauritius Private North Sightseeing Tours, but what sets us, Taxi Service In Mauritius apart from the rest is that our driver is your tour guide too. They are professional, friendly and efficient drivers, fluent in English and French who will give you all the information about each of the sites that you stop during the private sightseeing.
For Mauritius Private North Sightseeing Tours you can hire from a wide choice of vehicles like SUVs, Saloon cars and executive cars. We ensure that all of them are comfortable for you, as our service is customer-oriented.
Taxi Service in Mauritius runs one of the largest fleets on the island. With us, you can get a round trip for sightseeing from your accommodation anywhere in Mauritius.
Include / Exclude
Pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation anywhere in Mauritius
Full transportation to all the sights
A personal driver guide to show you around and inform you on each of the sights
Entry Tickets fees to places such as Chamarel, Curious Corner & Rhumerie de Chamarel, approximately MUR1000 in total per adult. Contact us for additional information.
Lunch not included in the fees - Your driver/guide can suggest a restaurant based on your taste, or feel free to request a stop at any restaurant of your choice along the way! Either way, you will have the final word, of course.
WHAT’S INCLUDED Our service on the day will include:
Pick up and drop off from any hotel or place of accommodation anywhere in Mauritius Full transportation to all the sights listed above A personal driver guide to show you around and who will gladly provide more information
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE SOUTH TOUR Grand Bassin or Ganga Talao
It is a tourist-favourite, a place that oozes out a deep sense of spirituality, surrounded by forestation that gives a feeling of calmness and contentedness. Grand Bassin is about 1,800ft above sea level and is considered as one of the most sacred and spiritual places for Hindus in Mauritius. With the main revered deity being Shiva, you will find at its entrance Mangal Mahadev, the 33-ft tall, giant Shiva Statue, standing with his trident, a worthy copy of the one of Sursagar Lake in Vadodara, Gujarat, India.
During the pious month of Maha Shivratree, pilgrims from all over the island walk from their homes to the lake, carrying “kanwars” (colourful and sometimes awesomely creative masterpieces, built usually to resemble a temple), to gather sacred water from the lake.
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park, covering an area of 67.54 km², is in the south-western part of Mauritius. Proclaimed as a National Park on June 15, 1994, it is managed by the National Parks and Conservation Service.
Black River Gorges National Park is a mostly endemic park abounding of endemic fauna and flora, many of which are treated as endangered species and are actively protected as part of a national conservation effort of the NPC (National Park and Conservation Service) from the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. To name a few: the Mauritius Kestrel, Mauritius Parakeet, Pink Pigeon, Mauritius Bulbul.
About 300 or so of the 700 species of plants found in Mauritius can be seen growing in the fertile lands of the National Park. These would be the wonderful Trochetia, the Ox Tongue, the Chinese Guava and gorgeous Orchids and Anthuria.
As part of the conservation exercise, Macaques, Tenreks, Red Deer, Roe Deer, Wild Boar, various butterflies and flying foxes were introduced to the park.
Visitors facilities: There are 2 information centres, picnic areas and 60 kilometres of trails for those who love a bit of adventure and want to enjoy the serene surroundings.
There are four field stations in the park which are used for research.
Chamarel – Seven Coloured Earths
The 7 coloured Earth (Terres des Sept Couleurs in French) intrigues many. Located in the Chamarel plain of Black River District in the southern-part of Mauritius, this small area of sand dunes attracts and fascinates everyone. The work of mother nature shows an astounding spectrum of coloured sand dunes that have occurred due to the natural phenomenon of chemicals in the soil, with patterns having been carved by the rain over time.
Nowadays, the dunes are protected by a wooden fence and visitors are not to physically access the sand dunes. There are however observation posts that allow every visitor a clear view of the magical dunes and why not to take a nice selfie with a fascinating background of multi-coloured, natural dunes.
Your little ones can even have fun in the children playground as some Giant Tortoises watch over them.
Rhumerie De Chamarel
Le Rhumerie de Chamarel is not just a distillery. It is a well-designed, all-in-one discovery, tasting, shopping and culinary experience. Perched at 300m above the south-west coast of Mauritius, this structure has been built to blend harmoniously with its spectacular surroundings.
The Rhumerie de Chamarel, located on fertile lands, is one of the rare distilleries still in activity to cultivate its own sugarcane which are carefully selected for the rum production.
The Rhumerie also boasts of a restaurant and shop.
Curious Corner of Chamarel
Right next to the 7 Coloured Earth, you can surprise your friends back home with some mysterious photos taken at the Curious Corner of Chamarel. A house of illusion and mystery sure to awaken your curiousity! Visit the Exhibit Centre and experience a world of mind bending fun, browse the many curios in the Puzzles & Things Shop and enjoy the delights on offer at The Corner Café in the garden.
Get your friends scratching their heads back home figuring out “how ever did they manage to do this?” They know where to plan their next holiday destination if they wish to crack the suspense!
- Taxiserviceinmauritius provides round trip chauffeur services to and from your hotel in Mauritius.
- Taxiserviceinauritius is dedicated to provide the best service for a comfortable, affordable and efficient airport transfer, catamaran and tour services. Our service is of quality and at a competitive price. We operate one of the island’s largest fleet and offer our customer a wide choice of vehicles from Saloon cars, SUVs and executive cars for your comfort. All our drivers and vehicles hold valid and registered licences by the Republic of Mauritius. Our drivers are professional, efficient and friendly. We ensure that our service is customer-oriented and of highest standard for you to enjoy your activities and tours during your stay in Mauritius to the max.
About our drivers:
- All our drivers speak fluent English and French
- Our drivers are Mauritians and will be happy to provide you with information about Mauritius and each of its sights.
- All drivers are very professional, time efficient and friendly.
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