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'PREMIUM TOUR – THE NATURAL WONDERS AND CREOLE FLAVOURS OF THE SOUTHERN WILDS'

Description

We explore the wilds of south Réunion, discovering breathtaking scenery and spectacular rock formations as we come face to face with the island’s volcanic landscape. The spirit of discovery extends to the table as we are guided through the true flavours of Réunion Creole cuisine by a local expert.



What we will see
  • Le Souffleur
  • Gouffre
  • Manapany Beach
  • Cap Méchant
  • Traditional lunch
  • The Grand Brûlé and lava flows
  • The church of Notre-Dame-des-Laves
  • The Rivière de l'Est Suspension Bridge
  • The baroque church of Sainte-Anne
  • Shopping


What we will do
  • We leave the port by coach and head in the direction of Saint-Leu, where the geological formations of the coast have created a unique natural spectacle, the so-called Souffleur, a violent jet of sea-water that climbs several metres into the air.
  • Our journey continues on to the Gouffre, close to the town of Étang-Salé. This is another geological formation in the coastline, a natural corridor that cuts into the volcanic rocks and offers wonderful views of the ocean.
  • Our next destination is the beach at Manapany, where the reefs form a natural pool of calm water within the bay that is perfect for swimming.
  • The morning ends with a stop at Cap Méchant, a rocky promontory where the waves disintegrate into white foam as they crash against the walls of a natural arch in the cliffs.
  • A special treat awaits us at the Le Palmier guest house where Madame Fiarda has prepared a delicious lunch of traditional creole dishes, including the island’s famous palm hearts.
  • After lunch we travel to the area known as the Grand Brûlé where, with the passing of the years and successive eruptions, the lava flows have formed a landscape of black rock that runs down into the deep, blue waters of the ocean.
  • Next, we head to the Anse des Cascades, an inlet where several waterfalls and a delightful sea of palm trees combine to create a unique, natural spectacle.
  • Our tour continues, bringing us to the church of Notre-Dame-des Laves. Although the church was ultimately spared, we can still see the lava flows that lapped one corner of the building following an eruption in 1977.
  • Back on the road, we make another stop at the spectacular Rivière de l'Est Suspension Bridge, to take a photo or two, before heading to the church of Sainte-Anne the island’s only Baroque church. The exterior has been entirely restored.
  • At the end of our trip, we have some free time to indulge in a spot of shopping before returning to the ship.
When would you like to leave?
Adult € 130.00
Child (3-13 old) € 97.50
Length 9 hours approximately
Level Easy Easy
Type Sightseeing Sightseeing
Eco Natural Trail Eco Natural Trail
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Most wanted Most wanted
Meal included Meal included
 
What you need to know

Spaces are limited, so please reserve early. This excursion is reserved to the passengers that do not debark

in La Reunion. The itinerary of this excursion may be reversed with a departure to the south, according to traffic. The means of transportation may vary and are of local standard; some

may not have air conditioning. Restaurants and toilets may be of a local standard. The meteorological conditions may suddenly change and the visibility may be reduced. This

excursion is reserved to the passengers that do not disembark in La Reunion.?