Mauritius, Africa & Seychelles
Welcome to the exotic island of Reunion, a little piece
of France and an island of major contrasts set in the
azure waters of the Indian Ocean. This unique island,
one of the most intriguing islands in the world, is
located near Mauritius and features an active volcano
on its south east coast, a variety of beaches along
the west coast, a fascinating culture and amazing
mountains with the highest peak reaching 3069 metres.
Reunion Island offers a very diverse holiday
experience and has something to suit all travellers.
Guests can relax on the beach, indulge in the amazing
culture and cuisine of the French and Creole locals,
hire a car and explore the inland mountains or enjoy
Spectacular scenery of Salazie
shopping and sightseeing opportunities.
For adventure and adrenaline junkies, the activities
are endless. Try hiking through the unique “cirques”,
rock climbing up the magnificent mountains,
canyoning on one of the island’s many waterfalls,
scuba dive or surf the marine rich waters, fly a
microlight, paraglide, sky dive or take a trek to
the crater of the island’s active volcano. To truly
experience the awesome “cirques” of Reunion, a
helicopter flight is a must do activity.
This brochure features a variety of accommodation
options in Reunion, day tours, scheduled tours, self
drive tours and double destination escapes combining
Reunion with Mauritius, Seychelles and Africa. Of
course, should you have other ideas or combinations,
our team can personally tailor an itinerary to suit
your requirements. For experienced and helpful
information, talk to our team who are the Indian
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Reunion - Home to an active volcano
Weather & Getting there 4
Map & General Information 5
Places to See & Things to Do 6–7
Adventure Activities 8
Day Tours 9
Beach Hotels 10 – 11
Mountain Hotels 12
City Hotels 13
Scheduled Tours 14 – 17
Reunion Combination Itineraries
Reunion, Seychelles & Mauritius 18
Reunion & Mauritius 19
Reunion & South Africa 20
Bush & Beach 21
Reunion & Seychelles 22
Seychelles & Mauritius Overview 23
Mauritius Hotels 24 – 25
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2 The white sand beaches of Saint Gilles le Bains
The cirque of Cilaos looking to the south west
Reunion has a sub-tropical climate
similar to Mauritius, offering year round
holiday fun for all guests. Temperatures
and rainfall vary according to the
altitude and exposure and can be
significant variation from one end of the
island to the other.
The average coastal temperatures ranges
from 21 to 28 degrees. Mountain areas
and the east coast region will be cooler
and more prone to changes in weather
so a light weight jacket and raincoat (or
poncho) along with comfortable walking
or hiking shoes is recommended. Average Maximum Temparatures - West Coast
Like Mauritius, the west side is the 30°C
more holiday friendly area with the east 29°C
coast suffering from the annual trade
winds. The west coast is protected by the
amazing mountains providing warmer 25°C
drier weather and magical sunsets. The 24°C
milder dry season lasts from May to 23°C
October while the summer months are
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
from November to April.
Temp 31 31 30 29 28 26 25 26 27 28 30 30
Getting to Reunion
The best way to get to Reunion from
Australia is flying Air Austral which
departs from Sydney or with Air
Mauritius via Mauritius which departs
from Melbourne and Perth. Connections
from other cities can be arranged.
Flying Times (approximate)
Le Port Reunion – Sydney 10 hrs 25 mins
Reunion – Perth 07 hrs 10 mins
Boucon Reunion – Mauritius 00 hrs 45 mins
Canot Reunion – Seychelles 03 hrs 00 mins
Reunion – Johannesburg 04 hrs 30 mins
Reunion – Paris 12 hrs 00 mins
Saint Gilles Mafate Saint-Benoit
les Baines Hell-Bourg
Cilaos Plaine des
Plaine des Piton de la
Saint-Leu Cafres Fournaise
A valid passport is necessary and a 220 volts. A European / French adaptor
return or continuation ticket must be is required
shown for entry into Reunion Island.
Visas Many businesses in Reunion close for
Reunion is a French department but is lunch between noon and 2pm and close
not part of the Schengen treaty. The visa in the evening from 6pm. Banks are
requirements for entry to Reunion are usually open from 8am to 4pm.
similar as for France, however Western
countries such as Australia, USA, Moneychangers
Canada, New Zealand and Mauritius Changing money in Reunion is difficult
currently do not require visas to visit since the introduction of the Euro due to
Reunion as tourists. We recommend a reduction in foreign exchange facilities,
checking with the official visa consulate which have been replaced by ATM’s. Saint Gilles les Bains
prior to departure in case of changes. There are no foreign exchange facilities
at the airport except for an ATM.
Driving in Reunion
Currency Therefore, it is recommended to bring
An international drivers licence is
The Euro (€) is the official currency Euro currency with you and then top it
required for driving in Reunion. Driving
of Reunion. Euro coins come in up from the ATM’s.
is same as in France, left hand drive.
denominations of one, two, five, 10, 20
Driving in mountain regions may
and 50 cents and one and two euros. Travellers cheques
take longer than expected due to steep
Banknotes are issued in denominations Travellers cheques are not widely
inclines and narrow sections. More time
of five, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euros. accepted in Reunion. We suggest you
should be allocated than expected when
Credit cards (Visa and Mastercard) are take Euro and also a valid credit card.
touring through these regions.
accepted at many establishments.
Places to See & Things to Do
Reunion is a fantastic holiday destination with a wide variety of sightseeing and adventure activities combined with beaches,
markets and more. Some places to see include:
The Cirques Mafate Volcano - Piton de la Fournaise
As a volcanic island, the geography of Cirque de Mafate is totally surrounded by Situated in the southeast corner of
Reunion is unique, with the island’s mountains and is only accessible by foot Reunion is Piton de la Fournaise, one
natural formations being its three or by helicopter. This cirque is a favorite of the world’s most active volcanoes.
cirques, formed as the inside of Piton destination for hikers as they can explore Piton de la Fournaise (Furnace Peak)
des Neiges, the volcano that gave birth this unspoiled wilderness in peace. A is approximately 2,631m high and is
to Reunion Island. Often referred to as number of mountain gites (small cabins) one of the islands most popular tourist
natural amphitheatres, the cirques – are available to accommodate those who attractions. Tourists can walk to the top
Salazie, Cilaos, and Mafate – are each desire an overnight stay. For spectacular of the mountain and even camp near the
different in vegetation and terrain. views of Cirque de Mafate, the view rim of the volcano. A helicopter flight is
point at Maido Peak, 2200 metres high is also a spectacular way to experience this
highly recommended. amazing sight.
Cilaos Salazie Discover the island by
The dramatic Cirque de Cilaos is a natural Cirque de Salazie is the largest and Helicopter
wonder and visitors love the memorable greenest of the island’s three natural The ultimate way to view the stunning
drive that leads them toward the stunning amphitheatres. This cirque is a long, deep scenery of Reunion is by helicopter.
cirque, with all its twists and turns and canyon, lined with over one hundred There are a variety of tour itineraries
numerous tunnels. When you reach the magnificent waterfalls, and a variety of available to let you discover this diverse
cirque itself, you’ll be treated to colourful hills and valleys ready to be explored. island. Fly over the volcano, hover above
fields of flowers, forests of unique One of the most breathtaking waterfalls remote canyons, land in the middle of an
indigenous trees, and pounding waterfalls is Le Voile de la Mariée. After hiking otherwise inaccessible cirque or discover
that attract the most avid canyoners. Rock through Salazie’s steep gorges, travellers the dramatic coastline.
climbing expeditions are popular while can enjoy a stop at the homely village
hiking and trekking along the many trails of Hell Bourg. This enchanting little
are an excellent way to see this spectacular mountain village has beautiful Creole
cirque. The village of Cilaos also offers houses, indulgent cuisine and colourful
travellers a chance to visit some local flower gardens and has previously
vineyards, view lentil production, see received the coveted “most beautiful
some beautiful embroidery work and view French villages” award from France.
the unique thermal baths.
Saint Gilles-les-Bains Hell Bourg Saint Denis
Saint Gilles-les-Bains is the islands main Located on the edge of the Cirque de Reunion’s capital city, Saint Denis is the
region for beach holidays with a 20 km Salazie, Hell Bourg is one of the jewels northern most city on the island and
stretch of lagoon and golden sand, a in Reunion Island’s crown. This lovely surrounded by mountains on three sides.
rarity on an island where most of the mountain village, named after an early This fascinating city, home to the island’s
sand is of black volcanic variety. The governour, has long been lauded for its main international airport, has plenty to
Saint Gilles-les-Bains region, including charm and is the deserving recipient of offer visitors including charming Creole
Boucan Canot to la Saline-les-Bains, is France’s “most beautiful French village” architecture, historical monuments,
also home to many restaurants, cafes award. The Creole architecture in the town cultural sites, art galleries, museums
and bars providing a vibrant nightlife of Hell Bourg is stunning. Many visitors and many shopping opportunities. Saint
and holiday atmosphere. Diving and spend the majority of their time touring Denis also offers the best restaurant
snorkelling are also popular activities and photographing these splendid homes scene on the island.
in this region. and public buildings and the beautiful
gardens that often grace the front yards.
Saint Leu Saint Pierre Hire A Car
Saint Leu, located on the west coast, is If you’re looking for excitement and Cars can be rented at the Airport as well
the islands number one surfing location, adrenalin pumping action, try any as in the capital, Saint Denis. Roads are
where surfing enthusiasts from all of the following activities: Hang- well maintained, although traffic can be
around come to experience the fine left gliding, Paragliding, Kayaking, Rafting, heavy during peak periods. There are
hand break. Saint Leu also offers a fun Canyoning, Jet ski, Waterski, Surfing, local buses on the island that connect
vibe with quirky surfer bars and shops Deep Sea Fishing, Sky Diving, Mountain the island’s main towns and taxis are
adding to the beach lifestyle. Biking, Trekking. available.
The amazing geography makes Reunion Island an adventure junkies paradise with so many diverse activities on offer. With its
remarkable mountains, thermal drafts, stunning scenery, warm waters, the intense island is perfect destination for a full range of
mountain, water and aerial activities.
Trekking White-water Rafting Microlights
With over 1000kms of marked trekking Rivers flowing through the inland Microlights, or ultralights, of different
paths including two major hiking trails provide an abundance of white water sizes can be rented, with lessons if
and a pedestrian cirque route, Reunion is rapids, perfect for rafting and kayak required, to give you a bird’s eye view of
a trekking paradise. Trekking trails range enthusiasts. Certified instructors and the island. This is a great way to discover
from easy walks to challenging climbs. experienced guides are available to assist secret parts of the inland by air with
with activities. (NB: Rafting not always popular routes including the cirques, the
available due to water levels). lagoon and the volcano.
Canyoning Surfing Paragliding
Reunion is one of the best places in the Whether you are a qualified surfer or From 2-seaters for first-timers to full
world to try canyoning with a number want to learn to surf, Reunion offers lessons for individuals, Reunion is
of waterfalls and gorges accessible. a variety of surf breaks and has surf renowned as a paragliding paradise.
Licensed guides and lessons are available schools readily available. The most Thermal conditions create the perfect
to get you started. famous break, used in the World Surfing conditions for adventure junkies to soar
Tournaments is at Saint Leu. through the air and view the surrounds.
• 4WD Excursions
• Water Sports
• Deep-sea Fishing
• Helicopter Touring
Mountain Bikes Scuba Diving • Sky Diving
Reunion offers more than 1500kms The warm waters and reefs of Reunion • Rock Climbing
of tracks marked with signs which abound with multicolored fish and • Zip Lining
are approved by the French Cycling corals, perfect for scuba divers. A variety • Horse Riding
Federation. Routes comply with set of lessons, dives and courses are also
safety regulations and offer the perfect available to ensure you get the most from
way to see the scenery of Reunion. your scuba diving experience.
Popular Day Tours
The following day tours offer the opportunity to visit the most popular sites in Reunion. Tours are generally operated by French
speaking guides however, for a supplement, English speaking guides can also be hired.
Drive from your hotel along a very picturesque and winding road to the Depart your hotel for a drive to the mountain cirque of Salazie. The
mountain village, Cilaos. Along the way, discover impressive landscapes, journey takes you through magnificent waterfalls including the Voile de
steep peaks and mountain ranges. In Cilaos you can view local people la Mariée, banana plantations, beautiful forests and quaint villages. On
in their unique environment making famous embroideries, wine and arrival in Hell Bourg, ranked among the most beautiful French villages
lentils, which you can taste during lunch with a delicious traditional in 1998, you can enjoy a stroll along small streets lined by traditional
meal. After lunch continue through beautiful scenery enroute to the Creole houses and colourful gardens before enjoying a traditional lunch.
seaside village, Saint Leu, before returning to your hotel. Continue to the Vanilla Farm in St-André before returning to your hotel.
Volcano Maido Peak
Take an early morning departure from your hotel and head east before This half day tour offers the opportunity to view stunning scenery at
venturing up to the high plains to the volcano area at ‘Le pas de Maido Peak viewpoint. Maido Peak is located 2200m high and provides
Bellecombe’. Here you can view the main crater, multicoloured rocks breathtaking views over the heart of the island. Peaks, crests, cliffs and
and breathtaking ‘lunar like’ landscapes. After enjoying a leisurely trek, small isolated villages in the valley can be viewed from this stunning
enjoy lunch at ‘La Plaine des Cafres’. After lunch, take a visit through the viewpoint. On the way back, stop at a craft market and the Colonial
museum ‘Volcano House’ before venturing back to the west coast. Along Residence of ‘Madame Desbassyns’ which traces the history of ‘Bourbon
the way, stop at Saint Pierre, the second main town of the island to view Island’, now known as Reunion. Continue to the village of Saint Paul,
the colourful temple, markets and beach before returning to your hotel. the oldest town of the island and also famous for its caves and Friday
market. After a visit of the village, return to your hotel.
The following hotels have been selected by
Beachcomber to cater for beach and seaside
holidays in Reunion. Hotels range from 3 to 4 stars
and are located along the west coast regions of
Saint Gilles les Bains, popular for its white sand
beach and lagoon and Saint Leu, renowned as the
surfing hot spot on the island.
L’Hermitage (Saint Gilles les Bains)
du Lagon H H H H
The Grand Hôtel du Lagon is a 4-star
hotel is located on the beach of
L’Hermitage, along the nicest lagoon
of the island. The hotel is set in a large
tropical garden of 7 hectares and features
173 rooms and suites, a large swimming
pool surrounded by a bar, restaurants,
a fitness centre, miniclub, beach club,
golf practice, tennis court and evening
Villas le Recif H H H
In a tropical setting with a 3-hectare
garden on the banks of the Hermitage
lagoon, the Hôtel le Récif, 3-star, is a
haven of peace and good humour. The
first “all inclusive” resort on the island,
this hotel is sure to delight you with its
Creole villas decked out in the colours
of the Indian Ocean, its two swimming
pools, its numerous activities and the
friendliness of its entire staff.
Le Nautile H H H
Le Nautile is a small hotel made up of 43
rooms and suites and is located along the
beach of Hermitage lagoon. The hotel is
nestled among coconut and filaos trees, in
the heart of the quietest part of La Saline
les Bains village. It’s privileged location
at the edge of the lagoon, and it’s typical
Creole atmosphere, make this place a
great option for a holiday in Reunion.
Boucan Canot (Saint Gilles les Bains)
Le Saint Alexis H H H H
Le Saint Alexis is situated at Boucan
Canot with direct access to the beach
and in close proximity to the seaside
village Saint Gilles les Bains. The hotel
is named after the famous French ship
that lead the first French conquerors
to Reunion. The 4 star hotel features
60 rooms and suites and a pool, beach
access, a restaurant and bar overlooking
the beach and relaxation and well being
area and a fitness centre.
Boucan Canot H H H H
Situated on the west coast with one of the
most breathtaking ocean views is the popular
hotel Boucan Canot. The hotel consists of 50
spacious rooms and suites, all with individual
airconditioning and a roomy balcony, where
you can relax overlooking the sea. Rooms
are tastefully decorated in three different
local styles - “Bois sous tôle” [Wood Cabin]
“Creole” or “Marine”, which harmoniously
combine wood, fabrics and light to create a
pleasant, gentle atmosphere of tranquillity
and space. The hotel is also well located to
numerous restaurants and activities.
Blue Margouillat H H H Iloha Hotel H H H
The Blue Margouillat hotel is a small 14 bedroom hotel set on Iloha is a 3 star resort hotel and is popular with surfers due to
a mountain side in Saint Leu, offering stunning views of the its proximity to the surf spot at Saint Leu. The hotel is set in
Indian ocean. The hotel is only a short drive to the beach and a two hectare tropical garden, approximately 300m from the
offers a cosy and peaceful Creole mansion decorated in modern ocean, and offers a variety of accommodation options. Iloha
art, abstract paintings and sculptures from local and European also features a restaurant with French and Creole specialities, a
artists. The hotel features a gastronomic restaurant, a pool and bar which overlooks the swimming pool, tennis court, billiard
offers in room massage. table and an inhouse boutique.
The following accommodation has been selected by Beachcomber to cater
for mountain and inland holidays for guests wanting to discover the diverse
and intense geography of Reunion. Accommodation is very basic and rustic
but offer a unique experience for guests wanting to enjoy a mountain lodge
in the cirque of Cilaos or Salazie or a lodge near the volcano.
Tsilaosa Hotel H H H
The Tsilaosa Hotel is located in the heart
of the mountain village, Cilaos. Nestled
at the foot of the Piton des Neiges, which
reaches up to 3069m, this village retains
the authentic charm of the Creole spirit.
This charming hotel, which used to be
an old sugar factory, is built in typical
Creole architecture and has 15 rooms
decorated in similar style. All rooms
have a heater, bathroom with large
jacuzzi tub and satellite TV.
Le Vieux Cep Hotel H H
Le Vieux Cep is situated in the centre
of Cilaos and consists of two typical
Creole houses. The hotel has 45 rooms,
each with a bathroom, TV, telephone
and balcony. There is also a piano bar,
restaurant, heated pool, spa and sauna.
The hotel is well positioned to allow
guests to venture out and discover the
beautiful mountain village of Cilaos.
Plaine des Caffres (Volcano) Salazie
Les Geraniums H H Relais des Cimes H H
Les Geraniums Hotel offers 22 rooms and one restaurant, Located at the foot of the majestic Piton des Neiges mountain
well located close to the Volcano Museum in Plaine des in Hell Bourg village, Le Relais des Cimes combines comfort
Caffres. It is a great starting point for numerous excursions and tradition with warm hospitality. The hotel consists of
to the high plains of the volcano and offers outstanding 29 comfortable rooms and a restaurant specializing in local
panoramic views. cuisine. Numerous hiking and walking trails invite you to
discover the lush cirque of Salazie
The following hotels have been selected by
Beachcomber for city stays in the capital,
Saint Denis. Hotels range from 3 to 4 stars
and allow guests to enjoy the shopping and
cultural sights in the city with their hotel
Mercure Creolia H H H
This popular city hotel, overlooks the
capital Saint Denis, and is located just a
few minutes away from the city centre
and the airport. The hotel features large
air-conditioned rooms, a beautiful
swimming pool with jaccuzi and a
gastronomic Creole restaurant and bar.
Le Saint Denis H H H H
Ideally located in the capital of Reunion,
this hotel offers all the conveniences
for the business and leisure traveller.
It is located just off the seafront along
Le Barachois (the famous coastal
promenade of Saint Denis) and a
few minutes to the historical town
centre. The hotel features a restaurant,
lounge, outdoor pool and comfortable
Juliette Dodu H H H
The Juliette Dodu is a small hotel located
in the centre of Saint Denis. The hotel,
named after the famous a French Heroin
is like a small Creole Palace and offers
very typical Creole influences with the
use of pastel colours, refined decorations,
elegant wooden flooring, tiling and
The Hotel has a swimming pool with
Jacuzzi, a library, a Creole restaurant and
a cosy bar.
Other hotels available on request.
Scheduled Tours in Reunion
3 days / 2 nights
For those requiring a stopover in Reunion
enroute to another destination, take
advantage of this two night package
which offers the opportunity to visit the
volcano on a 4x4 expedition to the lunar
landscape region or enjoy a memorable Day 2: Volcano or Microlight Flight
microlight flight over part of Reunion Enjoy a 4x4 car expedition to the
Island. Extra nights or a different hotel volcano and the wild south or enjoy a • Meet and Greet plus arrival and departure
can be arranged if required. Microlight flight over part of the island transfer in Reunion
to view the impressive valley of Mafate. • 2 nights at Le Nautile Hotel
Day 1: Arrive Reunion Le Nautile - B • Breakfast daily
• 4x4 car expedition to the volcano or a
Arrive at Saint Denis International
microlight flight over part of the island
Airport, where a representative will meet Day 3: Depart
your for your transfer to the charming Transfer to the airport for your
NB: This package can be purchased on
Creole style hotel, Le Nautile, situated departure flight.
halfboard to include dinner each night.
near the beach at Hermitage, near Saint
Gilles-les-Bains. Le Nautile - B
Scheduled Tours in Reunion
A Taste of
4 days / 3 nights
Formica Leo crater
This 4 day package gives a true taste of Day 3: Cilaos to Plaine des Cafres
what Reunion has to offer. The package Enjoy a morning at leisure to discover
is a self drive tour allowing you to the mountain resort of Cilaos, famous for
discover the inland at your own pace. its hot springs, hand-made embroidery,
Information and itineraries are provided wine making, lentils and hiking trails.
to assist you with your drive around this Enjoy a short walk to ‘La Roche
amazing island. Mountain hotels are Merveilleuse’ for stunning views over the
used through the route adding to the cirque. In the afternoon, drive via Saint
charm and excitement of this self drive Pierre to La Plaine des Cafres.
experience Les Geraniums Hotel - B
Day 1: Arrive Reunion Day 4: Volcano to Airport
Arrive at Saint Denis International Depart early to visit the amazing volcano
Airport, Reunion, where a representative and surrounding area with its fascinating
will meet you for your transfer to Le lunar like landscapes called ‘Plaine des Inclusions
Nautile Hotel, in Saint Gilles. Sables’ and the small crater ‘Formica Léo’.
Le Nautile - B • Meet and greet plus arrival and departure
In the afternoon, drive back to La Plaine
transfers in Reunion
des Cafres then along the east coast to • 3 days car hire (Category A car plus unlimited
Day 2: Mafate to Cilaos Saint Denis Airport to drop off your hire mileage – insurance extra)
After breakfast, pick up your hire car and car and depart on your flight. • 1 night Le Nautile Hotel
self drive to Piton Maïdo, up to 2000m
• 1 night Le Vieux Cep Hotel
high, to enjoy a wonderful view over the NB: Depending on departure flight time,
• 1 night Les Geraniums Hotel
Cirque of Mafate. Continue down the an overnight stay may be required in Saint
• Breakfast daily
west coast to the Cirque of Cilaos. Denis. Additional nights can be added to
Le Vieux Cep - B this package if required.
Scheduled Tours in Reunion
6 days / 5 nights
This five night package is packed with
adventure and offers guests a fantastic
taste of Reunion. The tour lives up Day 3: Cilaos
to its name as a tropical cocktail of Depart early for a full day tour up the
sights, sounds and scenery, where you mountain to Cilaos, a quaint little village
discover the three main sight seeing set high at the top of Cirque du Cilaos.
tours in Reunion, Cilaos, Salazie and the Le Nautile - B
Volcano. Extra nights or a different hotel
can be arranged if required. Day 4: Salazie
Enjoy a full day tour to Salazie, the
Day 1: Arrive Reunion lushest cirque of Reunion. Discover
Arrive at Saint Denis International tropical rainforests and beautiful
Airport, Reunion, where a representative vegetation before a visit to Hell Bourg.
will meet you for your transfer to Le Le Nautile - B
Nautile Hotel in Saint Gilles. Inclusions
Le Nautile - B Day 5: Volcano
• Meet and greet plus arrival and departure
Depart early for a full day tour to the
Day 2: At leisure transfers in Reunion
volcano. Discover the amazing lunar like
• 5 nights accommodation at Le Nautile hotel
Relax and enjoy the leisurely pace of and moonscape scenery or trek to the • Breakfast daily
Reunion. Laze by the pool, venture to crater for an unforgettable experience. • Day tour to Cilaos
the beach, take a leisurely stroll around Le Nautile - B • Day tour to Salazie
the surrounding area or take a taxi to the • Day tour to the Volcano
capital, Saint Denis and enjoy shopping Day 6: Depart
and sightseeing opportunities. Transfer to airport for your departure NB: This package can be purchased on
Le Nautile - B flight. halfboard to include dinner each night.
Scheduled Tours in Reunion
Mountain Day 3: Cilaos
Wake up early to enjoy the wonderful
sceneries of the surrounding mountains
Bike Tour and peaks with more mountain bike
activities today before relaxing by the
8 days / 7 nights pool at the hotel.
Le Vieux Cep - B
Discover Reunion Island in a unique
way with this seven night self drive Day 4: Plaine des Caffres
After breakfast depart Cilaos and drive Day 7: The Great Descent
/ mountain bike tour. This package
to the seaside and explore the wild south Take a guided mountain bike tour
incorporates both the excitement of
part of the island. Continue to Plaine des known as “The Great Descent” from the
driving around a foreign land with the
Cafres, near the volcano. hotel to the west coast and beaches of
enjoyment of cycling through amazing
Les Geraniums Hotel - B St-Gilles, across the forest, geranium and
scenery at a leisurely pace and getting
sugar cane fields
up close with the local people and their
Day 5: Volcano Blue Margouillat Hotel - B
culture. Accommodation used is of a basic
standard due to limited options however Meet at the mountain bike shop then
transfer by bike to the volcano.Enjoy a Day 8: Depart
hotels in for the Saint Gilles region, near
30 km descent in the impressive volcanic Transfer to airport
the beach can be upgraded if required.
area. Drop off the bike, then drive to the
Day 1: Arrive Reunion east coast. Inclusions
On arrival transfer to the Blue La Fournaise Hotel - B
• Meet and greet plus arrival and departure
Margouillat hotel in Saint Leu. • Transfers in Reunion
Blue Margouillat - B Day 6: Saint Leu • 7 nights accommodation
Drive to the small town of Bras Panon. • Breakfast daily
Day 2: Cilaos Collect your bike to explore the green • 5 days car hire (Category A) from/to Saint Leu
Pick up your hire car and self drive to east coast. In the afternoon, drive to • Guided Mountain Bike tour (Maïdo / Saint
Cilaos. Check in at hotel, Le Vieux Cep Saint Leu and drop off the car. Gilles )
before enjoying some mountain biking Blue Margouillat Hotel - B • Mountain bike rentals as per itinerary.
around the village and through the
NB: This itinerary requires a minimum of
forest up to la Roche Merveilleuse. Local
two passengers to operate and is subject to
tourist offices can suggest tours that can
be done in Cilaos Le Vieux Cep - B
Combination - Reunion, Seychelles & Mauritius
Dinraobin Resort & Spa - Mauritius
Islands of the
5 nights Reunion Trekking - Reunion Saint Anne Resort & Spa - Seychelles
3 nights Seychelles
4 nights Mauritius Day 4: Volcano Day 9 - 12: Mauritius
After breakfast, drive to the still active After breakfast depart Sainte Anne on
Discover the exotic islands of the Indian volcano, Piton de la Fournaise’. Stop at your Air Seychelles flight to Mauritius.
Ocean on this exciting 13 day/12 night ‘Le Nez de Boeuf ’, ‘Plaine des Sables’ and On arrival, transfer to the luxurious
itinerary. Visit the French island, Reunion, ‘Pas de Bellecombe’. Take a walk to the Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa. This
home to spectacular mountains and crater ‘Formica Léo’, inside the volcano (1 spectacular resort is one of the finest
an active volcano, relax in the exotic hour walk). Visit La Maison du Volcan, a on the island and features sumptuously
Seychelles on your private island and museum designed to educate visitors on appointed suites, three restaurants, an
indulge yourself on the stylish and the volcano en route to the valley of Cilaos. exotic Spa by Clarins, an 18-hole golf
cosmopolitan island, Mauritius. Tsilaosa 1 night – B course, spectacular pool and a stunning
location. Guests can also enjoy the
Day 1: Reunion Day 5: Cilaos facilities and four additional restaurants
Depart Australia for the exotic island, Discover the wonderful scenery around of sister hotel, Paradis Hotel & Golf Club.
Reunion. On arrival, transfer to the Cilaos, a village surrounded by the Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa 4 nts – BD
Mercure Creolia hotel in Saint Denis. islands highest mountains. Cilaos is
Mercure Creolia 1 night – B famous for its hot springs bath , hand- Day 13: Depart
made embroidery and its activities Depart Mauritius for your overnight flight
Day 2: Self Drive to Salazie which include hiking trails, canyoning, to Australia
After breakfast, pick up your hire car and mountain biking and more. In the
start your self drive to Salazie. On the afternoon drive to Saint-Gilles.
way you can stop at St-André and visit the Villas du Lagon 1 night – B Airfare Syd/Run/Sez/Mru/Run/Syd,
‘Vanilla Farm’, an authentic Creole estate Applicable airport taxes
specialising in the preparation of vanilla Day 6 - 8: Seychelles
pods. Then continue to the cirque of Depart Reunion for Seychelles, flying Meet & Greet plus transfer airport/hotel, Car
Salazie, surrounded by waterfalls , banana Air Austral. On arrival, transfer from the Hire for 4 Days (Group B Clio 3 Door or similar),
and watercress plantations before reaching airport to Victoria Wharf for your boat Unlimited Mileage, 5 nights accommodation
Hell Bourg, a charming Creole village. transfer to the exclusive Sainte Anne (as per itinerary), Breakfast daily.
Relais Des Cimes 1 night – B Resort & Spa. Sainte Anne Resort & Spa is In Seychelles
your home for the next three nights. Relax Return boat transfers to Sainte Anne, 3 nights
Day 3: Self Drive to the East coast on the beach, snorkel in the marine park, Villa accommodation, Breakfast and dinner
Drive to the east side and along the coast. laze by the pool or indulge your senses at daily, Free water and land sports as per hotel
The East and South coast is famous for the Clarins spa. Sainte Anne offers four program, Nightly entertainment.
its amazing landscapes. In the afternoon, restaurants ensuring an amazing culinary In Mauritius
visit the garden of spices and perfumes experience in spectacular settings. A Return airport transfers, 4 nights Junior Suite
in St-Philippe, famous for its endemic regular boat service operates between accommodation, Breakfast and dinner, Free
plants and the oldest forest on the island. Sainte Anne and the mainland, Mahe. water and land sports as per hotel program,
Les Geraniums 1 night – B Sainte Anne Resort & Spa 3 nights – BD Nightly entertainment.
Combination - Reunion & Mauritius
Sailing - Grand Baie Mauritius
Reunion Day 3: Volcano
Depart early and head east for a visit of
the volcano and its lunar like landscape.
& Mauritius After lunch, enjoy a visit to the museum
before returning to your hotel. The mountains of Reunion
3 nights Reunion Boucan Canot – B
5 nights Mauritius Day 8-9: At leisure
Day 4: Mauritius Enjoy days at leisure. Suggested activities
This package offers a great combination Transfer to the airport for your flight to include a visit to Port Louis for shopping
of adventure and relaxation. Enjoy three Mauritius. On arrival, transfer to your and sightseeing opportunities or a full
nights in Reunion before indulging at resort where you can relax and indulge day catamaran cruise.
your luxury resort in Mauritius. This in the exotic settings. Le Mauricia – BD
package is based on Air Austral flights. Le Mauricia – BD
Day 9: Depart
Day 1: Arrive Reunion Day 5-6: At leisure Enjoy the day in Mauritius before
Arrive in Reunion. On arrival transfer Relax and enjoy the day at leisure in transferring to the airport for your
to you west coast hotel, located in Saint your resort. Try some of the free sports departure flight.
Gilles les Bains. Enjoy the evening at available or just chill out by the pool or
leisure. on the beach. Inclusions
Boucan Canot – B Le Mauricia – BD
Day 2: Cilaos Day 7: Walk with the Lions In Reunion: Airport transfers, 3 nights
Depart early for a journey to the Today you can enjoy a unique experience accommodation, Breakfast daily, Day tour to
mountain village, Cilaos. Enjoy the of Walking with the Lions at Casela Cilaos with lunch, Day tour to the Volcano with
stunning scenery enroute before taking lunch
Nature Park. Walk with lions and
in the culture of the locals in their In Mauritius: Airport transfers, 5 nights
cheetahs in the bush environment and
mountain village environment. Return to accommodation, Breakfast and dinner
experience a rare and unforgettable
daily, Free water and land sports, Nightly
your hotel for afternoon at leisure. experience. Return to your hotel for
entertainment, Walk with the Lions tour.
Boucan Canot – B afternoon at leisure.
Le Mauricia – BD
Combination - Reunion & South Africa
5 nights Reunion
7 nights South Africa
This adventure package offers the Piton des Neiges - Reunion
opportunity to enjoy an awesome
safari in South Africa with the exciting Day 8: Johannesburg
activities in Reunion. After an early morning game drive and
breakfast, you will be transferred back
Day 1: Reunion to Hoedspruit Airport for your flight to
On arrival in Reunion, transfer to your
hotel in Saint Denis for one night.
Metcourt Laurel Hotel - B
Juliette Dodu - B
Elephant Back Safari Included
Day 9: Reunion
Day 2: Johannesburg
Transfer to the airport for your flight
Transfer to the airport for your Day 12: At leisure
to Reunion. On arrival, transfer to
flight to Johannesburg. On arrival in Enjoy your final day at leisure. Relax by
the Boucan Canot Hotel, located on
Johannesburg, take the shuttle bus the pool or on the beach or hire a car
the beach and close to a variety of
transfer to your hotel near the airport. and discover more of this exciting island.
restaurants and shops.
Metcourt Laurel Hotel - B Boucan Canot - B
Boucan Canot - B
Day 3 - 7: Makalali Private Day 13: Depart
Day 10: Cilaos
Game Reserve Transfer to the airport for your
Depart early for a journey to the
After breakfast, transfer back to the departure flight
mountain village, Cilaos. Enjoy the
airport for your flight to Hoedspruit.
stunning scenery enroute before taking
On arrival you will be transferred to Inclusions
in the culture of the locals in their
Makalali Private Game Lodge where
mountain village environment. Return to Airfares, Taxes,
your safari adventure will begin. Enjoy
your hotel for afternoon at leisure. In Reunion: Airport transfers, 5 nights
five nights at Makalali with morning and
Boucan Canot - B accommodation, Breakfast daily, Day tour to
evening game drives included. Breakfast
Cilaos with lunch, Day tour to the Volcano
lunch and dinner are included daily.
Day 11: Volcano with lunch
During your stay, you will also enjoy a
Depart early and head east for a visit of In South Africa: Return airport transfers to
day tour of the Panaroma Route Tour, Metcourt Laurel Hotel, 2 nights at Metcourt
the volcano and its lunar like landscape.
an Elephant Back Safari and a visit to Laurel Hotel incl. breakfast, 5 nights Makalali
After lunch, enjoy a visit to the museum
Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre Game Reserve including breakfast, lunch,
Makalali Private Game Lodge 5 nights – before returning to your hotel.
dinner, morning and evening game drives
BLD Boucan Canot - B
Combination - Reunion, South Africa & Mauritius
Bush & Beach
2 nights Reunion Island
5 nights South Africa
5 nights Mauritius
This itinerary combines the dramatic
island scenery of Reunion with an
awesome African safari before indulging
in a relaxing beach holiday in Mauritius.
Day 1: Arrive Reunion
Arrive in Reunion. On arrival transfer to Wild Beaches - Reunion
the Boucan Canot hotel, located on the
west coast, for two nights. Take one of Day 7: Johannesburg
the day tours on offer or hire a car and After an early morning game drive,
discover this fascinating island. transfer to Hoedspruit for your flight
Boucan Canot 2 nights – B to Johannesburg and a stop over at the
Metcourt Laurel Hotel.
Day 3: Johannesburg Metcourt Laurel Hotel 1 night – B
Transfer to the airport for your departure
to South Africa flying Air Austral. A Day 8: Mauritius
stopover at the Peermont Metcourt hotel Transfer to the airport for your South
is required before your safari adventure. African Airways flight to Mauritius.
Metcourt Laurel Hotel 1 night – B On arrival, transfer to Le Mauricia Pristine white beaches - Mauritius
hotel, located in Grand Baie, for five
Day 4: Makalali Game Reserve fabulous nights. Your stay includes Inclusions
Return to Johannesburg airport for your breakfast, dinner, free sports and Airfares, Taxes
flight to Hoedspruit. On arrival transfer nightly entertainment. An optional all In Reunion: Airport transfers, 2 nights at Boucan
to the Makalali Private Game Reserve for inclusive package is also available. To Canot Hotel incl. breakfast
three nights at the Makalali Private Game discover more of the island, hire a car, In South Africa: Return airport transfers to
Lodge, one of the most unique game take a day tour, or simply relax on the Metcourt Laurel Hotel, 2 nts at Metcourt Laurel
lodges in South Africa. Your African beach to complete your Bush and Beach Hotel incl. breakfast, 3 nts Makalali Game
safari begins with an afternoon game experience. Reserve incl. breakfast, lunch, dinner plus
drive in an open safari vehicle. Breakfast, Le Mauricia 5 nights – BD morning and evening game drives
lunch, dinner plus morning and evening In Mauritius: Return airport transfers, 5 nights
game drives are included at Makalali Day 13: Depart at Le Mauricia Hotel, Breakfast and dinner, free
Game Reserve. Transfer to the airport for your water & land sports (incl. waterskiing), nightly
Makalali Private Game Lodge 3 nights – BLD departure flight. entertainment
Combination - Reunion & Seychelles
Sainte Anne Resort & Spa - Seychelles
Reunion & Day 3: Volcano
Depart early and head east for a visit of
the volcano and its lunar like landscape.
Seychelles After lunch, enjoy a visit to the museum
before returning to your hotel.
Stunning scenery of Reunion
4 nights Reunion Boucan Canot – B Day 8: At leisure
Enjoy the morning at leisure before
4 nights Seychelles
Day 4-7: Seychelles transferring to the airport for your flight
Transfer to the airport for your flight to to Reunion. On arrival, transfer to your
This package offers the opportunity to
the Seychelles. On arrival, take a taxi to hotel for one night.
experience the magnificent scenery of
the jetty at Victoria Wharf and take a boat Juliette Dodu 1 nights – B
Reunion with the exotic beaches and
islands of the Seychelles. This package transfer to Sainte Anne Resort & Spa,
is based on Air Austral flights. located 10 minutes from the jetty on the Day 9: Depart
private island of Sainte Anne. Relax and Enjoy your final day in Reunion before
Day 1: Arrive Reunion indulge at one of the finest resorts in the transferring to the airport for your
Arrive in Reunion. On arrival transfer to Seychelles. During your stay enjoy fine departure flight.
you west coast hotel, located in Saint Gilles cuisine at the four restaurants, pamper
les Bains. Enjoy the evening at leisure. yourself at the Spa by Clarins, relax by
Boucan Canot – B the pool, on the beach or enjoy fantastic Airfares, Taxes,
snorkelling at the Marine park, located In Reunion: Airport transfers, 4 nights
Day 2: Cilaos on the resorts doorstep. For the more accommodation, Breakfast daily, Day tour to
Depart early for a journey to the adventurous, a trek around the island is Cilaos with lunch, Day tour to the Volcano
mountain village, Cilaos. Enjoy the a fantastic way to discover new beaches, with lunch
stunning scenery enroute before taking the diverse vegetation and rocky outcrops, In Seychelles: Boat transfer from Victoria Jetty
in the culture of the locals in their while guests who want to visit the mainland (airport/jetty transfer not included), 4 nights
mountain village environment. Return to Mahe, a regular boat transfer operates accommodation at Sainte Anne Resort & Spa,
your hotel for afternoon at leisure. Breakfast and dinner daily, Free water and land
between Sainte Anne Resort and the jetty.
sports, Nightly entertainment
Boucan Canot – B Sainte Anne Resort & Spa 4 nights – BD
The Seychelles consist of
an archipelago of about
100 islands in the Indian
Ocean north of Mauritius.
The main islands of Mahé, luxury holidays
Praslin and La Digue
have a variety of resorts
and other accommodation
while the smaller islands such
as Sainte Anne, North, Denis,
Cousine and more feature Sainte Anne
exclusive lone resorts.
Sainte Anne Resort & Spa HHHHH +
This luxury five-star villa resort is Cuisine is a highlight of Sainte Anne
easily accessible from Mahé with boat with three sumptuous restaurants
transfers taking just fifteen minutes. offering local and international dishes
in the most spectacular settings.
The resort’s eighty seven luxury Villas
including the exclusive Royal Villa Lovers of nature will enjoy the many
overlook three beaches and the protected treks available on the island while
Sainte Anne marine park. The villas snorkelleing is at its best at Sainte
are sea facing, have a private gazebo Anne where a protected marine park
and feature a chic, tropical decor, is located right infront of the resort.
with luxurious furniture and modern This stunning resort also features a
amenities. Each villa has an indoor and spectacular spa by Clarins. Sainte Anne
private outdoor shower while a number is regarded as one of the finest resorts
have their own plunge pool. in the Seychelles.
& Reunion Mauritius
Mauritius, located off the
African coast, is legendary for
its beautiful beaches, luxury
resorts, fine food and mix
of cultures. It is the ultimate
destination for a holiday or
honeymoon, and the perfect
combination with an African
safari. Contact your travel
agent or call 1800 624 268
for a copy of Beachcomber’s
Paradis Hotel & Golf Club The Royal Suite at the Royal Palm
Royal Palm HHHHHH
Tropically elegant, refined in its luxury beach, two pools, three restaurants, Spa
and discreetly opulent, the Royal Palm by Clarins, state-of-the-art sports centre
is the finest and most exclusive resort in and the finest hospitality and service on
Mauritius. This all-suite luxury resort the island. Royal Palm is the pinnacle of
is a ‘Leading Hotel of the World’ and perfection in Mauritius.
features beautiful suites, a magnificent
For more information: http://theroyalpalm.com.au
Dinarobin Hotel Golf & Spa HHHHH+
Considered one of the island’s most spectacular pool, a magnificent Spa by
stylish all-suite resorts, Dinarobin Clarins and access to seven restaurants.
radiates warmth, charm and The 18-hole Paradis Golf Course is
sophistication and is unparalleled in adjacent to the hotel and guests have
its luxury. The resort is blessed with a access to all facilities at the Paradis Hotel
stunning location between mountain & Golf Club next door.
and sea. It features beautiful suites, a
For more information: http://dinarobin.com.au
Paradis Hotel & Golf Club HHHHH
Renowned as the greatest golf, sport beach. There is a remarkable array
and leisure resort in the Indian of accommodation, access to seven
Ocean, Paradis is a paradise, perfect restaurants, a beautiful pool, Spa by
for romantics, leisure seekers, sports Clarins and amazing sporting facilities
lovers and families alike. The resort including the 18-hole championship golf
has a stunning location along a superb course and deep sea fishing club.
For more information: http://paradis.com.au
NEW Trou aux Biches HHHHH
This legendary hotel is being transformed privacy, space, serenity and communion
into a new luxury village-style resort with nature. The new Trou aux Biches
located on a prime beachfront site on will include pavilions comprising three
the north west coast of Mauritius. The spacious rooms or Suites equipped with
new Trou aux Biches will consist of outdoor showers, two and three-bedroom
individual pavillions and Villas set Villas with private pools, six restaurants
within a large tropical park. All is being to promote alfresco dining, a Sports and
done to preserve the resort’s unique Fitness Centre and a tropical Spa with 20
atmosphere and to deliver the ultimate in cabins.
For more information: http://trouauxbiches.com.au
Shandrani Resort & Spa HHHHH
This beautiful resort is the ultimate five- brands, bottled wines and French
star fully inclusive resort in Mauritius. Champagne; mini-bar, room service,
Located just ten minutes from the airport a selection of water and land sports, a
and 45 minutes from Port Louis, this massage, scuba diving, 9-hole golf and
resort, set on its own private peninsula, much more, are included. Shandrani is
boasts three beaches, two pools, five the perfect holiday solution for those
restaurants and fantastic inclusions. wanting a taste of luxury without
All meals and snacks, even à la carte having to worry about bills.
dining; drinks, including premium
For more information: http://shandrani.com.au
Le Victoria HHHH +
Dazzling sunsets, an impressive pool, fine open out onto large private balconies or
cuisine and spacious rooms are all part of terraces. Le Victoria’s restaurants serve
the holiday lifestyle at Le Victoria. This sumptuous cuisine and all three overlook
award-winning resort offers outstanding the beach while the main restaurant is
value and is the most popular for set by the pool with views out to see.
Australians visiting Mauritius. It features An optional premium all-inclusive
three restaurants, a huge pool, superb package is available, adding even
accommodation and a variety of sports. greater value.
The Spacious rooms are all sea-facing and
For more information: http://levictoria.com.au
Le Canonnier HHHH
Le Canonnier, one of the most popular modern rooms with excellent facilities.
4-star resorts in Mauritius, enjoys The horseshoe shape of the resort offers
a stunning location on a sheltered Standard and Superior Rooms and also
peninsula on the north-west tip of has a number of spacious two-bedroom
Mauritius and is only five minutes away two-bathroom Family Apartments plus
from the bustling village of Grand Baie elegant Honeymoon Suites.
and twenty minutes to the capital Port Le Canonnier also offers a great value
Louis. The resort features two restaurants, all-inclusive option, All-In-One, which
two bars, two pools, a choice of beaches, includes a selection of drinks, snacks,
a variety of sports facilities, its own lunch and a special interchange with the
Wellness Centre set in a banyan tree and 4-star sister resort, Le Mauricia.
For more information: http://lecanonnier.com.au
Le Mauricia HHHH
This popular 4-star resort, perfectly accommodation options decorated in
located in Grand Baie, exudes a fun, warm tropical colours befitting this fun
friendly holiday atmosphere and is a mere hotel. An optional all-inclusive package
two-minute walk from the village, where is also proposed to guests which includes
you can enjoy a variety of restaurants, a selection of drinks, snacks, lunch and a
shops, markets, bars, clubs and day tours. special interchange with the 4-star sister
The resort features two large pools, two resort, Le Canonnier.
restaurants, health and wellness centre,
a bar and nightclub plus a variety of
For more information: http://lemauricia.com.au
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