South Tour – Private Full Day Tour
Bestowed with gorgeous landscapes, gigantic mountains & waterfalls, the south of Mauritius is the place not to miss visiting during your holiday in Mauritius. Taxi Service Mauritius will make you visit breath-taking key places in the South starting with the peaceful crater lake Grand Bassin, Black River Gorges, Alexandra Falls, our famous Rhum Distilleries Factory at Chamarel & the magical Seven Coloured Earth.
- Recommended for: Adventurers, Honeymooners, The Chiller, The Budgetter
- Tour Duration: Approx 8 hours
- Tour Availability: Daily
- Departure time: 8:30 am from your hotel / place of accommodation
- Return time: 16:30 pm back to your hotel / place of accommodation
Full Day Private South Tour Mauritius
Vehicle Type & Rates:
Family Car €74
Up to 4 adults
Up to 12 adults
Prices are per vehicle not per person.
Prices include full day transportation. Entry tickets to places and lunch are not included.
Pay online via Paypal or directly to the driver
Price in MUR: Rs2,850
Price in USD: $83
Please note that this south tour is a private full day tour, not a shared tour. A vehicle with an english/french/hindi speaking driver will be provided exclusively for you on this special day!
Places you will discover in this south tour:
- The sacred lake & hindu temple, Grand Bassin (also named as Ganga Talao)
- Mangal Mahadev – The giant shiva statue
- Black River Gorge
- Viewpoint of Alexandra waterfalls
- Chamarel village
- Chamarel waterfall and seven colored earth
- The Rhumerie de Chamarel
- The Curious Corner of Chamarel
This full day private South Tour includes:
- 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
This full day private South Tour does not include:
- 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.
About our drivers:
- All our drivers speak fluent English and French
- Upon request we can organize a driver who speaks additional languages
- 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.
Things you should know about the magical south tour:
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.
Curious Corner of Chamarel
Located just opposite the Seven Coloured Earths, Curious Corner of Chamarel is the first of its kind in Mauritius, 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.
The future belongs to the curious, so spend the day enjoying all that Curious Corner has to offer!
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We can really recommend this company. We booked this trip with very short notice (Sat evening) and had our personal driver picking us up at the Hotel Sunday morning). Easy communication with company and immediate confirmation.Our driver (Ratan) was an excellent driver and guide with 25 years experience in the business. Very friendly and was able to avoid crowded streets and traffic jam since he knowed almost every corner of the island.We chose the southern tour which included some amazing scenery. If you visit Mauritius you don't want to miss these spots.