Black River Gorges

South West Excursion


From: 3,000.00

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Discovery, Family, Guided Tours
  • Activity Level Leisurely
  • Group Size Large Group
All about the South West Excursion.

Places you will visit: 

  • Swim with Dolphins (optional)
  • Trou Aux Cerfs Volcano
  • Grand Bassin
  • Alexandra Waterfalls
  • Black River Gorges
  • The Chamarel Rhumerie (optional)
  • Chamarel Waterfall & The Seven Colored Earth
  • The Curious Corner (optional)
  • Chamarel Viewpoint

Entry tickets cost as follows:

➊  The Rhumerie De Chamarel- 400 MUR PER ADULT

➋  Chamarel 7 Colored Earth- 500 MUR PER ADULT / 250 MUR PER CHILD (4 to 12 yrs)

Activities cost as follows:

➊  Swim with Dolphins- 1600 MUR PER ADULT / 1000 MUR PER CHILD (3 to 9 yrs)

For more information, please go to FAQs & Reviews.

We can handle your tickets. Contact us for more information.

For more information on Swim with Dolphins, please go to the Itinerary section.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Pick up and drop off from any hotel/place of accommodation anywhere in Mauritius
  • Full transportation to all the places 
  • A personal driver/guide 
  • A free water bottle is provided 
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Entry tickets and activities fees are not included in the transportation price.
  • Lunch is not included in the fees. You can ask our driver for a resto based on your taste and he can suggest you one. Feel free to request any resto of your choice along the way. You will always have the final word, of course!



  1. 1 Swim with Dolphins 

    Dolphins are known as one of Earth’s most intelligent animals. Dolphins are highly social animals, often living in pods of up to a dozen individuals. We are really lucky to have wild dolphins such as the Spinner & Bottlenose, roaming freely in our blue turquoise lagoon. Swim with Dolphins is an amazing activity where you will discover Dolphins in their natural habitat. You will observe and safely swim with them. Swim with Dolphins starts at 8 AM and the embarkation point is located on the west of Mauritius. We need to reach the embarkation point before 8 AM. Snorkeling equipment is provided. If you have your equipment, definitely bring it with you. Spare clothes, towels, and sunscreen is a must.

  2. 2 Trou Aux Cerfs

    Trou aux Cerfs is situated in the core of Curepipe, there you will locate a dormant volcano encompassed by nature; an immense region of lush forest comprising of indigenous plant species, some giant green pine trees, copious greenery, trees, blossoms and a little lake at the inside. This is one of the well-known natural attractions in Mauritius. This dormant volcanic crater is around 605 meters above ocean level, with a diameter of 350 meters and a profundity of around 100 meters. Strikingly, Trou aux Cerfs is otherwise called ’Murr’s Volcano’. It is believed that the Trou aux Cerfs volcano erupted once and has stayed dormant throughout the previous 700,000 years; specialists believe that there is a potential possibility for it to become dormant once more.

  3. 3 Grand Bassin

    Ganga Talao (also known as Grand Bassin) is a crater lake found in the secluded mountain territory in the district of Savanne, deep in the core of Mauritius. It is around 550 m (1,800 ft) above the ocean level. It is viewed as the most consecrated Hindu spot in Mauritius. There are numerous temples dedicated to the Hindu Gods. There are giant statues, the tallest being 33m (108ft) at this popular sacred spot. Visitors describe the place as humbling, glorious, and breathtaking.

  4. 4 The Chamarel Rhumerie

    La Rhumerie de Chamarel is one of the rare and special refineries still active to cultivate its own sugarcane. They are carefully chosen and grown solely for the creation of the Chamarel Rums: here lies the primary mystery of its quality. The gathering of the sugar cane is done by hand, without ever burning the crops. The identification of the various crops and their traceability will permit the Master Blender to choose the best parts for the White Rums and the Old Rums.

  5. 5 Chamarel Waterfall & The Seven Colored Earth

    Nature has its own way of picking our interest and one of those surreal things that will make yours run wild is Chamarel’s Seven Colored Earth. Chamarel 7 Coloured Earth with its 600 million years of history is one amazing Geo Park destination. One of the most famous attractions of Mauritius, the original and prime geopark of the island offers a unique experience for fans of geology, nature lovers, and those who simply want to learn more about this unusual and impressive phenomenon.

  6. 6 The Curious Corner

    Are you curious? Well if yes, then The only and only Curious Corner is the best hang out! It is the first of its kind in Mauritius, a house full of illusions and mysteries that will surely awaken your curiosity. You will experience a world of mind-blowing fun, browse the many curios in the Puzzles and Things Shop. The future belongs to the curious, so why not spend the day enjoying what Curious Corner has to offer? 

The excursion is available daily and lasts for about 8 hours. If exceeded, every additional hour will cost 300 MUR.

Snorkelling equipment are provided. If you have your own equipment, definitely bring it with you. Please note that the number of Dolphins on the spots and the behaviour of the animals change every day. These factors cannot be controlled and the encounters cannot be predicted in advance. The team will adapt and do their best to bring you a special interaction.

Our drivers/guides speak English, French, Creole, and Hindi. For other languages, contact us.

Pay directly to the driver in MUR, EUR, or USD or pay online securely using PayPal.

  • You can now pay with PayPal using your credit card even if you do not have a PayPal account.

Yes. The baby seat is free for customers who require it. To add it to your selection, please click on “more options” when you are checking out. Then you can tick on the baby seat checkbox.

No. We provide private tours only. The vehicle will be exclusively yours for the whole day.

Your driver will pick you up at your provided place of accommodation.

You will receive your driver’s contact details via email the day you book for the activity. In case, you are having trouble finding your driver, you can simply call him or our office.

All of our vehicles are fully licensed and insured by the local authorities. They all carry a PSV license. They are new and well maintained.

Overall Rating
Ludwig from Germany
Reviewed On 15/12/2021

We were a bit annoyed about the taxi from the hotel and found and contacted Santaxi on TripAdvisor. At first we were a bit skeptical but our tour guide was very good and explained everything to us very well. And in retrospect, our decision was confirmed, because the drivers of the hotels apparently did not explain anything and did not get out of the car for anythingto show (at least that's our impression). We can fully recommend the tour!




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