Take a day trip to Reunion's famous resort and spa town of Cilaos from Saint Denis. During the 9-hour excursion, enjoy the scenery on the picturesque route to the town, where you will experience the culture and history through your guide's commentary. Lunch and round-trip transportation from West Coast hotels provided.
Be ready for pickup from your hotel on the West Coast between 7am and 7:30am.
During the journey to Cilaos, stop in Saint-Leu and the area of Saint-Louis, home to a church, a Hindu temple, and a Mosque. Then head inland through the mountains, crossing the Saint-Louis River, lined with traditional Creole huts.
Continue on to the valley of Bras de Cilaos and the Road to 400 Turns. Visit the village of Palmiste Rouge on the way to Cilaos, at an altitude of 4,265 feet (1,300 meters), home to the highest vineyards in France. Explore the city of thermal baths and sports, including the Twin of Chamonix and La Roche Merveilleuse.
Eat a traditional meal before making your way back, stopping at Etang-Salé to visit Le Gouffre.