The itinerary towards the heart of the island and the South will enchant you. The contrast of multitude of colors and scents will remain engraved in your memory forever!
The day starts at 08.30 a.m. and ends at 04.30 p.m.
Discover the charm of inland Mauritius with the visit of the Mauritius Glass Gallery, Hands of Fame, a unique exhibition of international and celebrities handcasts in receycle glass and where you can have your own hand casted in glass. You will then have a photostop at Trou aux Cerfs, the extinct volcanic crater, where you will have a paromanic view of the towns of Mauritius.
Your next stop will be the Sacred Lake of Grand Bassin, one of the most ancient pilgrim destinations of the Hindus. You will then drive through the Black River Gorges, endemic fauna and flora with a photostop at the paromanic viewpoint of the Gorges.
After an exceptional culinary experience at Varangue sur Morne Restaurant, your next unforgettable stop will be at the Chamarel Waterfalls and its spectacular 7 Colors Earth, a unique natural wonder.
All the products from the Mauritius Glass Gallery are made from recycled glass. The first thing you see when you get in is the hands museum, the ‘hands’ are organized by categories: writers, sportsperson and tv personalities. After the museum, there is a short corridor with distorting mirrors. You will have a little bit of fun there and spent some time seeing ourselves short, tall, fat and distorted in other ways.
As you enter the next room, the first thing you notice is the very high temperature. Here you get to the heart of the glass making workshop and see them handling and blowing glass.
The sacred lake also called Ganga Talao represents the mighty Ganges river of India. You'll find her tucked away in the mountains of the South West surrounded by colourful Hindu temples and gods.Up to 400 000 devotees visit the holy lake to commemorate the Great Night of Lord Shiva or the Maha Shivaratri.
The photostop at the paromanic viewpoint of the Black River Gorges is also the largest national park in Mauritius. Famous for its waterfalls, the gorge is in the central highlands, making it cooler than much of the island. The park extends over an area of 6,754 hectares. It harbors about 311 species of native and endemic flowering plants and 9 species of birds, which are found only in Mauritius.
Varangue sur Morne enjoys a unique sublime serene setting! Originally a rustic gamekeeper's lodge, the restaurant has been conceived as a large verandah, with a balcony view over the whole of the mountainous area. Its stunning location offers great views over the forested hillsides towards the ocean, and the superb menu is excellent.
Pasta Salad ( Penne, Pesto, Green Olives, Black Olives and Dry Tomato).
Chicken “Vindaye” served with Potato Chutney and Parsley Rice.
Tapioca, our local Sagoo with a Coconut Flavour, Varangue Sur Morne Style.
Probably the most famous picture of Mauritius. Chamarel Waterfall is a nature’s beauty. The drop of the water is almost 100 meters down. There is a nice viewpoint that can be reached by car. Needless to say Chamarel Waterfall is a must see.
The “seven-colors Land” of Chamarel is a geological curiosity and a major tourist attraction of Mauritius. This is a small (7500 m2) area of strikingly bare landscape located within a large, dense forest. The earth is particularly unusual; created by volcanic rocks that cooled at different temperatures, the earth form beautiful patterns of colour in the exposed hillsides. The rocks were pulverized into sands with various shades of red, brown, grey, and purple.