Mauritius Dolphin Encounter and Geographic Marvels Tour

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Swim with wild dolphins in the Indian Ocean, visit the dormant volcano of Trou aux Cerfs, discover the 7-Coloured earth at Chamarel, and go to the sacred Hindu pilgrimage site of Grand Bassin.


  • Swim with dolphins in their natural environment in the open seas of Mauritius
  • Stroll around the crater of the dormant volcano of Trou aux Cerfs
  • Go to the crater lake and Hindu shrine of Grand Bassin
  • Drive through the Black River Gorges National Park
  • Visit the popular site of Chamarel and see the 7-Coloured earth


**Note: This tour is private except for the swimming with wild dolphins portion** Start the day by heading to Tamarin Bay for your incredible dolphin encounter of about 2.5 hours. The skippers will accompany you in the water when it’s your turn to swim. Get stunning, open sea views of these amazing creatures before going to the popular dive and snorkel site of the 'Aquarium' (time permitting). Here, you can marvel at the beautiful coral gardens and tropical fish. Next, go to the dormant volcano of Trou aux Cerfs and get 360-degree panoramic views from the top. Take a stroll around the crater 600 meters above sea level, and get breathtaking views of the whole of Mauritius on clear days. Then, drive to Mare-aux-Vacoas to see the largest reservoir in Mauritius. Continue to the crater lake of Grand Bassin (Ganga Talao) considered sacred to the Hindu culture. Visit the temples and shrines and soak up the peace of your surroundings. See the 33-meter tall statue of Shiva (Mangal Mahadev) and get a panoramic view at the highest temple. Look for the resident monkeys and other wildlife while you are there. Next, take in the incredible views of the Black River Gorges and experience the largest national park of Mauritius. Home to numerous endemic flora and fauna, the 6,754-hectare site offers beautiful hikes of varying levels of difficulty. Drive through the park to Plaine des Champagnes, and stop to admire Alexandra Falls. If they are in season, join the locals and pick a few goyaves de chine (strawberry or lemon guavas) along the way. Finally, visit Chamarel to discover the geological miracle of the 7-coloured dunes. Get a view of Chamarel Falls to see the most famous waterfall on the island. Say hello to the giant tortoises before leaving!


Note: This tour is private except for the swimming with wild dolphins part as there will be other people on the boat An encounter with wild dolphins in the open sea Snorkeling near the coral reef (time permitting) Snorkeling gear Private transfers from and to your hotel An afternoon visiting the Southwest of Mauritius in a Private taxi

Important Information

  • Please note that the dolphin encounter section of this tour is not recommended for pregnant women
  • Please note, snorkeling near the coral reef is time-permitting
  • The tour lasts up to 8 hours and you can choose how long you spend at each attraction, except for the dolphin portion of the tour. Please note that there will be time to stop for lunch, but the price of lunch is not included.
  • It may not be possible to stop at Grand Bassins in February or March as the area is a pilgrimage site during the festival of Mahashivaratree

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