Black River Gorges National Park Tours

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While Mauritius might be known for its world-class beaches and temptingly turquoise waters, the island offers more adventure than just snorkeling, swimming, and diving. In Black River Gorges National Park on the island’s southwestern tip, 18 miles of hiking trails are embedded in a canopy of what’s regarded as the island’s last pristine section of forest. Between deforestation and invasive species, there was once a time when the forests seemed in danger of disappearing. In 1994, however, when Black River Gorges became the island of Mauritius’ only national park, it provided a 25 square mile home for endemic plants and wildlife still found in the forest today. When hiking the trails in the forested uplands, remember to look up in the rustling branches for pink pigeons and Mauritius kestrels that flit their way through the trees. There’s the chance you might spot mischievous monkeys when hiking to a viewpoint or waterfall, and while it’s still possible to see the coast from the various hilltop viewpoints, the cobalt shores seem miles away from this green, protected sanctuary.

Practical Info

There is no admission to visit Black River Gorges National Park, and you can purchase a park map at the Black Gorges Information Center by the eastern Le Petrin entrance. The information center is open from 8am-3:15pm, Monday-Friday, and from 8-11am on Saturday. On the western park boundary there’s another small information center at the end of Les Gorges Rd. Reaching the park requires private transport, a taxi, or a guided tour, and remember to bring plenty of mosquito repellent during all times of the year.
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Address: B103 - Plaine Champagne Road, Mauritius
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Trou-aux-Cerfs and La Rhumerie de Chamarel: Guided Day Trip from Curepipe

As beautiful as the beaches of Mauritius are, there is much more to this island than golden-sand shoreline. This hassle-free guided tour offers an easy way to experience the island’s diverse natural beauty, learn about Mauritian culture and crafts, and taste local rum. Go wildlife-watching at Black River Gorges National Park, take a guided tour of La Rhumerie de Charamel, and visit a glass blowing factory.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Full-Day Tour of South West Mauritius

Get to know the southwest of Mauritius on this 7-hour sightseeing tour. With your guide and group visit some of the highlights and landmarks in this corner of the island, including the Seven Colored Earth, the Chamarel Waterfall, the Black River Gorges Waterfall, Grand Bassin and Trou aux cerf, among other destinations. Stop at the Rhumerie de Chamarel Distillery for a taste of Mauritius' native rum and see craftsmen at work in the Floreal craft workshops. Lunch and round-trip transportation from Mauritius hotels are included.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Dolphins and Volcanic Wonders Tour Including Swimming With Wild Dolphins

Combine some of Mauritius most important natural landmarks and features in this full-day tour. Start the morning with snorkeling and swimming in a wild dolphin habitat, then head up to the top of Trou aux Cerfs, a dormant volcano. Hit the crater lake at Grand Bassin, Black River Gorges, and Alexandra Falls, then wind up at the site of the 7-Coloured Earth. Round-trip hotel transport and use of snorkel gear included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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7-Day Mauritius Highlights Experience

Explore Mauritius in 7 days and taste everything the island has to offer. Enjoy your trip on an island by being in the shoes of an islander by exploring the nature and rejuvenating your senses.
  • Duration: 7 days
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