Hiking at Le Morne Brabant Mountain
THE SLAVE ROUTE
Hiking at Le Morne Brabant Mountain:
- Difficulty: 4/5
- Recommended for: Family, Nature Lovers, Adventurers, Couples
- Particularities: The outstanding views on lagoons; A historical UNESCO classified site, Rare endemic flora, Challenging hike..
- Duration: Between 3-4 hours
- Meeting time & Place: 06H50 (winter), 05h5o (summer), in front of Paradis Hotel
- Distance and elevation: 6km, 490m of elevation
- Availability: From Monday to Saturday
- Guided Tour in: English and French
- Transportation: Optional
Hiking at Le Morne: The Morne Brabant is a mountain of the south-west of Mauritius, on the peninsula of the Morne. Our hiking partner has been guiding guests from all over the planet on this majestic rock for the past twelve years.
Declared World Heritage by UNESCO since July 6, 2008, the site is a sanctuary of the runaway slaves who would have committed suicide by jumping off the cliff of the mountain.
Le Morne Brabant is one of the most preserved and wildest mountains of the island. It is habitat to a very large variety of endemic and narrow-endemic species, such as the rare Trochetia Boutonania, which is our floral emblem !
The hike to the summit of Morne Brabant lasts between three and four hours, depending on the pace and homogeneity of the group. Once on top, we discover the breath-taking views towards the west and south-west lagoons and part of of the island !
Hiking at Le Morne includes:
- Tour-guide by professional Mountain Guides (EFR/WFA Certified)
- Access to the second part of Mountain (Only accessible through authorised guides)
- Secure Parking
Distance: 6.00 km
Elevation gain: 490m
Elevation loss: 490m
Restrictions: Hiking at Le Morne is accessible to anyone in good health except for children under 10 years old.
WHY CHOOSE US
WE ARE PIONEERS
Our hiking partner has been the pioneers in the hiking and trekking tourism industry in Mauritius since January 2004. They have also introduced Trail-Running on the island, and created a league of many events that hosts today, between 400 to 2000 hikers and runners every month.
Before all, we are friends and passionate mountain lovers. Our will to bring people on discovery excursions in the wilderness of our beloved island is our ultimate mission, the reason for why we wake up every morning.
Hiking and Trekking in mountains and outdoors environment involves risks. Our guides are experienced and qualified to offer a professional and well framed service.
Our team are all professional and certified mountain guides, and Emergency First Responders. (EFR/WFA Certified)
TAXI FARES TO LE MORNE
Standard/Saloon Car for 1-4 passengers @ €74 (Approx. MUR2800)
- Executive Minivan for 5-11 passengers @ €89 (Approx. MUR3500)
Price includes round trip transportation between your hotel and the hiking site at le Morne.
We offer cheaper taxi rates if you are residing in the West of the island (Black river, Flic en Flac, Le Morne..). Email us to have a quote.
Pick-up time: Hiking at Le Morne starts at 06H50 (winter)/ 05h5o (summer), in front of Paradis Hotel in Le Morne. Your pick up time will be communicated to you by email at least 2 days before your hike is scheduled depending on your accommodation location in Mauritius.
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A lot better than expected, adventure, nature, sweat and laughter! Super nice guides
Review based on a hiking to Le Morne- dec 2016: very caring and profesional team. The guides were very nice with all the tourists and people on the hike. Very good vibrations and atmosphere, adapting the pace to each one, explaining the landscapes and history of Mauritius. I would for sure recommend Nicolas and Alex as guides. I hope to try another of their hiking soon. All the Best!!! For le Morne, make sure to have good shoes, some parts are about climbing.
On february 24th, we made the hike to Le Morne Brabant with Matthieu as our guide. A great guide and a great guy with lots of patience with two middle-aged swedes. :)We had a great time with majestic views, and the hike was easily the absolute highlight on our trip to Mauritius. Huge thanks to Matthieu and the team for letting us experience this!Highly recommended for everyone visiting Mauritius!