Private Sightseeing South Tour of Mauritius
Discover the beautiful south of Mauritius, and visit several of the main sights and places of interest in this popular south sightseeing tour. Pick-up & drop-off available from all locations in Mauritius. This is a very popular tour. Please make advance reservations during the busiest times.
- Tour duration: 7 hours (Day tour)
- Language: This tour is offered in English & French
- Child seat: On request / 1st seat ordered is FREE
- Pick-up time: Choose to start any time between 7.30 am to 09.30 am
- Payment methods: Cash payment to the driver in MUR, EUR, or USD or Pay-online
- Vehicle options: Large Cars, Minibuses (3 sizes), Coaster-Buses, VIP Cars & SUVs
- Bad weather: Re-schedule or obtain a full refund in case you paid online in advance
Itinerary: Mauritius South Tour (7hrs)
Places your driver will make you visit in this private South Tour are:
- Pick up at 8.30 am from any hotel/residence
- Visit Trou Aux Cerfs Volcanic Crater in Curepipe
- Optional: Grand Bassin (3rd tallest Shiva statue in the World)
- Visit the Alexandra Waterfalls (viewpoint)
- Chamarel Village & Mountains (viewpoint)
- Chamarel Waterfall (viewpoint)
- Visit the famous Seven Coloured Earth (viewpoint)
- Viewpoint of Benitiers Island & Le Morne Brabant
- The Rhumerie de Chamarel (Rum Factory visit)
- Drop-off at your hotel/residence
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Places you will visit:
Ganga Talao (also known as Grand Bassin) is a crater lake situated in a secluded mountain area in the district of Savanne, deep in the heart of Mauritius. It is about 1800 feet above sea level. It is considered the most sacred Hindu place in Mauritius. There is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and other Gods including Lord Hanuman, Goddess Lakshmi, and others along the Grand Bassin. During Shivaratri, many pilgrims in Mauritius walk bare feet from their homes to the lake. Mangal Mahadev the giant Shiva Statue found in Grand Bassin is 33 m (108 ft)-tall standing with his trident at the entrance of Ganga Talao, is a faithful copy of the Shiva statue of Sursagar Lake in Vadodara, Gujarat, India. It was inaugurated in 2007 and the “Sthapan” was done during the Maha Shivratri period of 2008. It is also the highest known statue in Mauritius.
Black River Gorges National Park
Black River Gorges National Park is a national park in the hilly south-western part of Mauritius. It was proclaimed on June 15, 1994, and is managed by the National Parks and Conservation Service. It covers an area of 67.54 km² including humid upland forest, drier lowland forest and marshy heathland. Facilities for visitors include two information centres, picnic areas and 60 kilometres of trails. There are four field stations in the park which are used for research.
The park protects most of the island’s remaining rainforest although much of this has been degraded by introduced plants such as Chinese guava and privet and animals such as rusa deer and wild pigs. Several areas have been fenced off and invasive species have been eradicated from them to preserve native wildlife. Many endemic plants and animals still occur in the park including the Mauritian flying fox and all of the island’s endemic birds: Mauritius kestrel, pink pigeon, Mauritius parakeet, Mauritius Cuckoo-shrike, Mauritius bulbul, Mauritius olive white-eye, Mauritius grey white-eye and Mauritius fody.
Chamarel – Seven Coloured Earths
The Seven Coloured Earth (Terres des Sept Couleurs in French) are a geological formation and prominent tourist attraction found in the Chamarel plain of the Rivière Noire District in south-western Mauritius. It is a relatively small area of sand dunes comprising sand of seven distinct colours (approximately red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow). The main feature of the place is that since these differently coloured sands spontaneously settle in different layers, dunes acquire a surrealistic, striped colouring. This phenomenon can also be observed, on a smaller scale, if one takes a handful of sands of different colours and mixes them together, as they’ll eventually separate into a layered spectrum. Another interesting feature of Chamarel’s Coloured Earths is that the dunes seemingly never erode, in spite of Mauritius’ torrential tropical rains.
Rhumerie De Chamarel
La Rhumerie de Chamarel is one of the rare distilleries still in-activity to cultivate its own sugarcane. They are carefully selected and grown exclusively for the production of the Chamarel Rums: here lies the first secret of its quality. The harvest is done by hand, without ever burning the crops, and extends between July to December. The identification of the various crops and their traceability will allow the Master Blender to select the finest lots for the White Rums and the Old Rums.
A little bit about us
Established since 1977 in Quatre-Bornes, Taxi Service Mauritius, is the first local taxi-hailing company in Mauritius depatching vehicles to pick-up guests around the island on a 24/7 basis. The South Tour of Mauritius is a popular tour & is one we know the most. We’ve also learn to excel in providing a friendly service to tourists visiting the island. Our online platform & Taxi App is dedicated to visitors coming from over the world & provide them with a reliable transport solution that is both easy to pre-book & pay. We’ve succeeded in building a very positive 5-Star reputation in the last years on our TripAdvisor & Trustpilot profiles thanks to our fantastic, friendly & dedicated staff. Unlike the competition, we believe that each & every transfer needs planning & briefing. Based on your special requests, we know who we have to send to you & we won’t just send a driver who was just roaming around your pick-up location. At Taxi Service Mauritius, trips are planned in advance to ensure a high-level of service & the driver details are sent to customers at least a day before the tour. That is also why we also urge customers to book at least a day in advance. To cut short, we are the ones that offer great tours at a reasonable price in Mauritius (usually 30-50% cheaper than the individual hotel taxis).
WE EXCEL IN:
- Airport Transfers Mauritius
- Minibus Airport Transfers
- Luxury Airport Transfers Mauritius
- Sightseeing Tours in Mauritius
- Activities & Tour Packages Mauritius
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Our contact details are as follows:
Taxi Service Mauritius
Phone: (+230) 59 55 03 05
Whatsapp: (+230) 57 15 74 74
Email: [email protected]
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Mauritius South Tour
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Really easy to book a taxi. We used whatsapp to book airport transfers. They were on time with smile, polite drivers. Did the south west and north tours, both excellent, comfortable cars and reasonable price. Would definitely recommend. Both of the trips were great Picked us up at early hours of the morning when required and by sharing their local knowledge and recommendations for each area we went to. Very friendly and reliable company.
A few hours after my request for a customised tour we got our confirmation.
Our driver Bobby arrived on time and after checking the route we started in an interesting day. As planned, we are visited Vanilla Park, le Morne, Seven Coloured Earth, Chamarell Waterfall and the temple Ganga Talao. Additionally, He showed as several other interesting spots on our way, like the wild beach Gris Gris, the Slave Route Monument in Le Morne, ... He was a great guide, who told us a lot about the nature and culture of Mauritius.
We had a great day an can fully recommend these guys offering great and interesting tours to a reasonable price.
We were in Mauritius for 2 days only and we booked the Magical south tour with them. Sent them an email to make sure if the driver was able to drop us at the airport after the south tour and we got the confirmation quickly. The driver managed the time efficiently and we were able to enjoy the tripand reach the airport on time. It was a very enriching. Would surely recommend.
We went on a Tour called the "the magical south tour". We were picked up from outside our hotel at 08.55am (not too early a start). Our driver mr Ram was waiting for us with a big smile. He was a very good driver and guide.We visited Ganga Talao, the beautiful sacred lake and saw the magnificent 180 foot statues of Lord Shiva and Durga .There was some beautiful scenery on our way to Chamarel where we visited the stunning Chamarel Water Falls a real spectacle and see the 7 Coloured Earths.
Great communication from start by email. We booked the south tour via their mobile app. Driver was very professional. We did 'The Curious Corner of Chamarel' which is a must visit according to us when you are doing the south tour. The south tour over all was very smooth and finished perfectly as scheduled . Overall its 5/5 for me for their service and reasonable price. (DONE)
Frequently Asked Questions
Are the prices per vehicle or per person?
Transportation prices shown on our website are always per vehicle (not per person). The price you see is the price you pay to your driver after the tour is completed. No hidden fees. Your driver will be aware of the pre-arranged price.
How do I pay for my tour?
(1) Cash payment can be made to the driver in MUR, EUR or USD or (2) Pay-Online in EUR prior to the tour. The payment link can be found in your booking voucher (near the tour amount).
If I need a tour within the next 12 hours, can I book it online?
If you require a tour within the next 12 hours, we highly recommend you to speak to someone at Taxi Service Mauritius either by Phone/Email/Chat or WhatsApp. Do not book it online. Note that we cannot confirm bookings out of office hours.
Will I have to share the vehicle with others who are not in my party?
We only do private tours. When you reserve a vehicle via our company, no matter whether it is a 3 passenger car, 8 passenger minivan or 20 passenger minibus, the vehicle is exclusively yours for the whole journey.
Where will the driver meet me?
Your driver will wait for you at your hotel reception on-time. If you are staying in an apartment of villa, please provide a contact number so that the driver can give you a call when he reach your accommodation.
What if do not find the driver?
In rare cases, customers may take some minutes to locate their driver. Our customers receive their driver’s contact details by email one day before the tour. Customers call liaise with the driver directly or simply our office or hotline so that our personnel can assist you & liaise with the driver.
Are the vehicles fully licensed and insured?
All supplied vehicles are fully licensed by the local authorities and carry an up to date Public service transport license. Be careful of bogus airport transfer advertisers as there are a number openly operating in Mauritius without licenses and liability insurance.
Can i order a baby seat or booster seat?
You can order child seats and booster seats on the online booking form. The first child seat is free of charge. Any additional child seat requested will be charged at EUR10 per day. You can also bring your own baby/toddler seat if you would like to do so.
This private South Tour of Mauritius includes:
- Pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation anywhere in Mauritius.
- Full-day transportation to all the sights mentioned above.
- A friendly english/french speaking driver to show you around and inform you on each of the sights.
This private South Tour of Mauritius does not include:
- Entry Tickets fees to places such as Chamarel, Curious Corner & Rhumerie de Chamarel, approximately MUR800 in total per adult. Contact us for additional information.
- Lunch not included in the package – Your driver/guide will 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.
Terms & Conditions
- Free cancellations (obtain full refund) if you cancel the tour at least 24 hrs before.
- Payment methods: (1) Cash payment can be made to the driver in MUR, EUR or USD or (2) Pay-Online in EUR prior to the tour. The payment link will be found in your booking confirmation voucher which you will receive by email.
- Child/Toddler Seats: First child seat ordered is Free of charge & is upon request. Any additional child seat ordered is charged at EUR 10 per seat.
- If you require a drop-off at the airport after the sightseeing tour, please contact us