Private Southwest Day Tour: 7-Coloured Earth, Chamarel Waterfall, Trou aux Cerfs

8 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


Enjoy a private full-day tour of the Southwest of Mauritius, including hotel pickup and dropoff. You will have the chance to:
• Take a stroll around the crater of a dormant volcano, Trou aux Cerfs, and enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the island.
• Discover the hindu culture of Mauritius by visiting the hindu temples around the crater lake of Grand Bassin.
• Drive by the largest reservoir of the island and through the Black River Gorges National Park, and stop to admire the views and the Alexandra falls.
• Visit the popular 7-coloured earth and Chamarel Falls.


  • Services of a fully licensed, qualified driver
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transfer for your group to and from your hotel
  • Waiting time
  • Parking fees

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Trou aux Cerfs, Curepipe, Mauritius

Enjoy the 360 degree views from the top of the Trou aux Cerfs volcano while taking a stroll around the crater. This dormant volcano stands at around 600 m above sea level, and on clear days offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the island.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Grand Bassin, Mauritius

Drive by the Mare-aux-Vacoas, Mauritius’ largest reservoir, on the way to Grand Bassin, a tranquil and serene crater lake considered sacred by the Hindu population. Discover the Hindu culture by visiting the temples around the lake and enjoy the peace and quiet of the surroundings. You will also be amazed by the tall statue of Shiva and the view from the highest temple. Be sure to watch out for the monkeys and wildlife. Note: It may not be possible to make this stop in the month of February or March as the area is also a pilgrimage site during the festival of Mahashivaratree.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Black River Gorges National Park, Mauritius

Nature lovers will enjoy the incredible views of the Black River Gorges, the largest national park in Mauritius. Covering an area of 6754 hectares, the park is home to numerous endemic flora and fauna and provides visitors with beautiful hikes, with varying levels of difficulty. During your drive through the park and Plaine des Champagnes, you will also get to stop and admire Alexandra falls and viewpoint, and if they’re in season, like the locals, you’ll want to pick a few goyaves de chine!

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Chamarel Seven Coloured Earth Geopark, Chamarel, Mauritius

Visit the popular Chamarel, the coloured earth site, where in addition to the geological wonders of the seven coloured dunes, you can view the Chamarel Falls, the most famous waterfall in Mauritius! And, make sure you stop by the giant tortoise pens before leaving the park!

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Chamarel Waterfalls, Mauritius

View Chamarel Falls from the seven coloured earth site.

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
July 2023

We booked this trip at about 40 hours notice, yet, bonjour mauritius were able to accommodate us with a private guide Kesavan who picked us up at our hotel and gave us some info about the country whilst we drove to our stops. His car had extra umbrellas which were very welcome on this very wet d...

Diala S
August 2019

Je recommande vivement cette entreprise. Le chauffeur envoyé monsieur Ken est un spécialiste, très professionnel, souriant, agréable, patient. Excellente journée. Merci beaucoup.

Roman N
March 2023

The trip was amazing. San, the driver and guide, told me everything about the island, it’s culture, food, nature, religion… You get to see all the amazing sites of the southwest within a few hours, definitely recommend this trip.

January 2023

We enjoyed our trip, driver was polite and soft spoken and the car was comfortable as well. Driver help out us out by taking us to an amazing local restaurant for lunch as well. Only issue was that our driver did not seem to know much about the places we visited, and did not come in with us as ot...

September 2022

We had a beautiful trip and saw more of this beautiful island. Thanks to Kesaven, our friendly driver we learned a lot over the country. Highly recommended to do such a trip!

Marie S
October 2019

Situated in the south west of Mauritius, one has to experience this amazing phenomenon on a sunny day.

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