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					                                                                                  Saint Denis

                                                               Le Port

                                                  Boucon                                                                                                Saint André
                                                   Canot                                                           Salazie

                                                                               Mafate                                                                                     Saint-Benoit
                                              Saint Gilles
                                              les Baines

                                                                                                                                            Plaine des

                                                                                                                                                                             Piton de la
                                                             Saint-Leu                                                                                                        Volcano
                                                                                                    Le Tampon
                                                                         Saint Louis


Reunion Island
                                                                                                                                            Average Maximum Temparatures - West Coast

The exotic island of Reunion, a french
territory in the azure waters of the
Indian ocean, is an island of major                                                                                                       Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
contrasts. one of the world’s unique                                                                                                       31 31 30 29 28 26 25 26 27 28 30 30

and most intriguing islands, Reunion,
located near Mauritius, features an
active volcano on its south east                                                                                                 reunion has a sub-tropical climate
coast, beaches along the west coast,                                                                                             similar to Mauritius, offering year round
a fascinating culture and amazing                                                                                                holiday fun for all guests. Temperatures
mountains with the highest peak                                                                                                  and rainfall vary according to the
reaching 3069 metres.                                                                                                            altitude and exposure, and there can be
                                                                                                                                 significant variation from one end of the
reunion offers a very diverse holiday
                                                                                                                                 island to the other.
experience with something for everyone.
relax on one of the many beaches, indulge                                                                                        The average coastal temperatures range
in the amazing culture and cuisine of the                                                                                        from 21 to 28 degrees. Mountain areas
french and Creole locals, hire a car and                     online Brochure                                                     and the east coast region will be cooler
explore the inland mountains or enjoy the                                                                                        and more prone to changes in weather
                                                                                                Mauritius, Africa & Seychelles

                                                    To find out more about where to stay
shopping and sightseeing opportunities.             and details on Reunion, visit our                                            so a light weight jacket and raincoat (or
                                                    website and download the online                                              poncho) along with comfortable walking
for adventure and adrenaline junkies,               Reunion brochure at                                                          or hiking shoes is recommended.
the activities are endless. Try hiking    
through reunion’s unique “cirques”, rock                                                                                         Like Mauritius, the west side is the
climbing in the magnificent mountains                airlines                                                                    more holiday friendly area with the east
or canyoning in one of the island’s many             The best ways to get to reunion from                                        coast suffering from the annual trade
waterfalls. In reunion you can, scuba                Australia are with Air Austral which                                        winds. The west coast is protected by the
dive, surf the marine rich waters, fly a             departs from sydney or with Air                                             amazing mountains providing warmer
micro-light, paraglide, sky dive or take             Mauritius via Mauritius which departs                                       drier weather and magical sunsets. The
a trek to the crater of the island’s active          from Melbourne and Perth. Connections                                       milder dry season lasts from May to
volcano. The ultimate thrill and “must               from other cities can be arranged.                                          October while the summer months are
do” is the helicopter flight through the                                                                                         from November to April.
awesome “cirques” - a towering ring of                                                                                           Photo credits: Anakaopress, Basthos/G.Fimeyer, S.Fournet, V.Koch, Studiolumiere,
extinct volcanoes.                                                                                                               Basthossgrippon, E.Payet, Vpv, Meyerbisch, G.Fimeyer, Irt/Cheron, R Benard / Corbis, Irt/
                                                                                                                                 Bamba, T.Roux, Regard Nouveau, R.Schweizer, Reynaud.

thinGs to see & do in reunion
Reunion is a fantastic holiday destination with a wide variety of sightseeing
and adventure activities, some great beaches, interesting markets and quaint
restaurants and boutiques.

the Cirques
Being volcanic, the geography of
reunion is unique. The island’s famous
natural formations are its three cirques -
amphitheatre-like valleys. formed inside
                                                                                            Located on the edge of the Cirque de
Piton des Neiges (meaning ‘snow Peak’),
                                                                                            salazie, Hell-Bourg, with its stunning
the volcano that gave birth to reunion
                                                                                            Creole architecture, is one of the
Island, the cirques of salazie, Cilaos, and
                                                                                            jewels in reunion’s crown. This lovely
Mafate are each different in vegetation
                                                                                            mountain village has been the deserving
and terrain.
                                                                                            recipient of france’s “most beautiful
Cilaos                                                                                      french village” award. Many visitors
                                                volcano - Piton de la fournaise             spend their time photographing the
The dramatic Cirque de Cilaos is a
                                                situated in the southeast corner of
natural wonder and visitors love the                                                        splendid homes, public buildings and
                                                reunion and reaching 2,631m high, is
memorable drive with over 500 twists                                                        beautiful gardens of the village.
                                                Piton de la fournaise (furnace Peak),
and turns and numerous tunnels. Cilaos
                                                one of the world’s most active volcanoes.
is often covered in flowers, and has
                                                Tourists can walk to the top of the
forests of unique indigenous trees with
                                                mountain and even camp near the rim
pounding waterfalls that attract the
                                                of the volcano. A helicopter flight is
most avid canyoners. rock climbing and
                                                a spectacular way to experience this
trekking are popular as are the village
                                                amazing sight.
attractions like the local vineyards, lentil
production, embroidery work and the             saint denis
unique thermal baths.                           reunion’s northern most city, the capital
                                                saint Denis, is surrounded by mountains     helicopter tours
                                                on three sides. It is home to many          The ultimate sightseeing trip in reunion
                                                charming Creole buildings, historical       is by helicopter. This 45-minute trip
                                                monuments, art galleries, museums,          takes you over the Cirque of Mafate, the
                                                a large variety of shops and the island’s   only Cirque inaccessible by car and then
                                                main airport.                               on to the Cirque of salazie. Here you will
                                                                                            pass by the Voile de la Mariée (Bridal
                                                st Gilles-les-Bains                         falls) and enter the Trou de fer (Iron
                                                With a 20 km stretch of lagoon and          Hole) through the Bras des Cavernes
                                                golden sand, a rarity in reunion, this      (Brass Cave) guaranteeing a sensational
                                                is the islands main region for beach        adrenalin rush as you fly over the 600
                                                holidays. It, and the Boucan Canot area,    metre deep crevasse. from here it is off
                                                have many restaurants, cafes and bars       via the forests of Plaine des Palmistes,
Mafate                                          providing a vibrant nightlife and holiday   to hover over the live volcano, another
Cirque de Mafate is totally surrounded          atmosphere. Diving and snorkelling are      highlight of this amazing flight.
by mountains and is only accessible by          popular activities in this region.
foot or by helicopter. The unspoiled                                                        We recommend
wilderness of this cirque is a favorite
                                                                                            • Trek to the live volcano and view the lunar like
destination for hikers. A number of                                                           landscape
mountain ‘gites’ (small cabins) are                                                         • Stop at the viewpoint of Maido Peak for stunning
available for overnight stays. for                                                            vistas of Mafate
spectacular views of Cirque de Mafate, go                                                   • Visit the Salazie cirque, home to beautiful
                                                                                              waterfalls and the quaint village hell-Bourg
to the 2200 metres high Maido Peak. But
                                                                                            • Hire a car and drive the winding road - over 500
the ultimate view is from a helicopter.                                                       corners! - to the mountain village of cilaos
                                                                                            • Ride a wave at St Leu, Reunion’s best surfing spot
Cirque de salazie is the largest and                                                                          Meal Plan
greenest cirque with its long, deep canyon,     st Leu
                                                                                            The following itineraries have meals included.
lined with over one hundred magnificent         st Leu, located on the west coast, is the
                                                                                            These are indicated on each itinerary as follows:
waterfalls, steep cliffs and plunging valleys   islands number one surfing location.
                                                                                            B = Breakfast, l = lunch, D = Dinner.
all ready to be explored. One of the most       surfers from around the globe come to
                                                                                            AIA = All Inclusive Available - optional upgrade to
breathtaking waterfalls is Le Voile de          ride the fine left hand break. st Leu has   All Inclusive at le Mauricia and le canonnier is
la Mariée (bridal falls). Nearby is the         a fun vibe with quirky surfer bars and      $50 per person per night. upgrade to Premium All
beautiful village of Hell-Bourg.                shops adding to the beach lifestyle.        Inclusive at le Victoria is $75 per person per night.
                                                                                            See page 11 for details.
                                                                                                                  Boucon Canot Beach

reunion 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. Visit the volcano on a
4x4 expedition or take a memorable
micro-light flight over part of Reunion
Island. extra nights or other hotel
options can be arranged.
                                             day 2 volcano or Micro-light
day 1 arrive reunion                         Take a 4x4 expedition to the lunar like                         inclusions
Arrive at saint Denis Airport where          landscape of the volcano and then to          • Meet and Greet plus arrival and departure transfer
a representative will meet you for           the wild south, or enjoy a Micro-light          in Reunion
your transfer to the charming Creole                                                       • 2 nights at Le Nautile Hotel including breakfast
                                             flight over part of the island to view the
                                                                                           • 4x4 car expedition to the volcano or a microlight
style hotel, Le Nautile, situated near       impressive valley of Mafate. Le Nautile - B
                                                                                             flight over part of the island
the beach at Hermitage, near saint
gilles-les-Bains.                            day 3 depart                                  nB: This package can be purchased on halfboard
                                                                                           to include dinner each night.
Le Nautile - B                               Transfer to the airport for your flight.

troPiCaL                                     day 3 Cilaos
                                             Depart early for a full day tour of the

CoCKtaiL                                     mountain and Cilaos, a quaint little
                                             village set high at the top of Cirque du
6 days / 5 nights                            Cilaos. sample the locally produced
                                             wine, enjoy a walk through the village
This five night tour is packed with          and try the famous Cilaos lentils as part
adventure and offers guests a fantastic      of a traditional creole lunch.
taste of Reunion. The tour lives up          Le Nautile - B
to its name as a ‘tropical cocktail’
of sights, sounds and scenery. you           day 4 salazie
will discover three main sight seeing        enjoy a full day tour to salazie, the
regions of Reunion including cilaos,         most lush cirque of reunion. explore
Salazie and the Volcano. extra nights        the vegetation of the tropical rainforests
or other hotel options can be arranged.      before a visit to beautiful Hell-Bourg.
                                             Le Nautile - B
day 1 arrive reunion
Arrive at saint Denis Airport, reunion,      day 5 volcano
where a representative will meet you for     Depart early for a full day tour to the       •Meet and greet plus arrival and departure
                                             volcano. Wonder at the amazing lunar-         transfers in Reunion
your transfer to Le Nautile Hotel in saint
                                                                                           • 5 nights accommodation at Le Nautile Hotel
gilles. Le Nautile - B                       like and moonscape scenery. Trek to the
                                                                                           • Breakfast daily
                                             crater for an unforgettable experience.       • Day tour to Cilaos
day 2 at leisure                             Le Nautile - B                                • Day tour to Salazie
relax and enjoy the leisurely pace of                                                      • Day tour to the Volcano
reunion. Laze by the pool, venture to        day 6 depart                                  nB: This package can be purchased on halfboard
the beach or explore the local area.         Transfer to the airport for your flight.      to include dinner each night.
Le Nautile - B

isLand CoMBination tours
The following Island combinations allow you to see the vast differences between
the spectacular islands of the Indian ocean. Please call our holiday planners on
1800 624 268 to arrange your perfect island combination.
Days not numbered are at leisure to explore your resort and enjoy its facilities.

                                                   day 3 salazie
reunion                                            Depart early and head for the cirque
                                                   of salazie, home to amazing forests,
& Mauritius                                        plantations and waterfalls. enjoy a visit
                                                   to the beautiful village of Hell-Bourg
3 nights reunion                                   followed by a traditional lunch.
5 nights Mauritius                                 Boucan Canot - B
This fantastic package combines the                day 4 Mauritius
stunning scenery and adventure in                  Transfer to the airport for your flight to
Reunion with the beauty, relaxation                Mauritius. On arrival, transfer to your
and sophistication of a beach holiday              resort where you can relax or use the
in Mauritius.                                      sporting facilities. Le Mauricia - BD/AIA
day 1 reunion                                      day 7 Walk with the Lions
Arrive in reunion and transfer to your             Today you have the amazing experience
hotel for evening at leisure.                      of Walking with the Lions at Casela
Boucan Canot - B                                   Nature Park. rangers will accompany                                 inclusions
day 2 Cilaos                                       you on your lion walk through the bush
                                                                                                     In ReunIon: Airport transfers, 3 nights
Journey up the mountain on the winding             on this truly rare and unforgettable              accommodation, Day tours to cilaos and Salazie.
road to the village of Cilaos. Admire the          experience. Le Mauricia - BD/AIA
                                                                                                     In MAuRITIuS: Airport transfers, 5 nights
stunning vistas enroute before arriving            day 9 depart                                      accommodation, breakfast and dinner daily, water
at the charming village for lunch and              Transfer to the airport for your flight.          and land sports, nightly entertainment, Walk with
sightseeing. Boucan Canot - B                                                                        the lions.

three exotiC                                       day 3 volcano
                                                   Depart early for a full day tour to the

isLands                                            volcano with its amazing lunar-like scenery.
                                                   Trek to the crater for an unforgettable
5 nights Mauritius                                 experience. Blue Margouillat - B

4 nights seychelles                                day 4 seychelles
3 nights reunion                                   Depart reunion for seychelles. On
                                                   arrival, transfer to the exclusive sainte
Spend twelve fantastic nights
                                                   Anne resort & spa, your home for the
discovering the amazing islands of the
                                                   next four nights. relax on the beach,
Indian ocean with this unique three
                                                   snorkel in the marine park, laze by the
island tour.
                                                   pool or indulge at the spa by Clarins.
day 1 reunion                                      Sainte Anne Resort & Spa 4 nights - BD
On arrival in reunion, transfer to your
                                                   day 8 Mauritius                                                     inclusions
hotel for three nights.
                                                   Depart for the beautiful island of                In ReunIon: Return airport transfers, 3 nights
Blue Margouillat - B
                                                   Mauritius. enjoy five nights at your              accommodation, Day tours to cilaos and Volcano.
day 2 Cilaos                                       beach resort and utilise the many
                                                                                                     In SeychelleS: Boat transfer from Victoria Jetty,
enjoy a full day tour venturing up the             facilities and sports available.                  4 nights accommodation, breakfast and dinner
mountain to Cilaos, a quaint little village        Le Victoria 5 nights - BD/AIA                     daily, free water and land sports.
set high at the top of Cirque du Cilaos.                                                             In MAuRITIuS: Return airport transfer, 5 nights
                                                   day 13 depart
Blue Margouillat - B                                                                                 accommodation, breakfast and dinner daily, water
                                                   Transfer to the airport for your flight.
                                                                                                     and land sports, nightly entertainment.

        Malaysia & Mauritius                                  dubai & Mauritius                                dubai & seychelles
A ‘shop over’ in Kuala lumpur in Malaysia can be   Dubai can easily be combined with a Mauritius     Dubai can be combined with a stay in the
combined with a sun loving holiday in Mauritius.   holiday with Emirates flying daily between both   Seychelles with Emirates flying four times per week
                                                   destinations.                                     between both amazing destinations.