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Fascinating Reunion Island

Sainte Marie, Salazie
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Duration

5 Nights 6 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

Duration : 5 Nights / 6 Days

Destinations : Sainte Marie – Salazie – Cilaos Cirque – Excursion to the Volcano

 

Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival at Roland Garros airport in Sainte Marie

Arrival at Roland Garros airport. You will be welcomed by our representative and given all the documents needed for your stay (voucher, maps, travel guide) and transferred on an air conditioning vehicle, to your accommodation according to your choice. Rest of the day free, for resting. Overnight at the hotel in Sainte Marie.

Day 2 : Sainte Marie – Salazie - Sainte Marie

This morning proceed to the phallic and colourful architecture of the Indian temples will delight the first looks. The senses will be tested severely. Aromatic pods are for the program the exploitation of mister Rouloff's vanilla plants, the epic of his panniers and all the sharpness of its preparation, such of balms delicious, will invade your senses until the drunkenness during this discovery. The access to sales is a succession of surprising landscapes, the green is omnipresent. One thousand essences, one thousand waterfalls, one thousand flowers will paper roads until the top. The village which honours the governor of Hell, is in itself, a whole museum of Creole architecture acute ridge-poles. At the end of the day return to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Sainte Marie. (B,D)

Day 3 : Sainte Marie – Cilaos Cirque

Depart to the south of the island. In 1845, a path with difficult access is opened to pedestrians. In 1896, the thermal baths set up and, as far as a suitable road for vehicles was built, the journey to Cilaos was achieved on a “sedan chair” but Cilaos village is situated at 1200m! The ascent by the “400 bends road” offers exceptional lookout points with breathtaking views of the several hamlets. When you finally reach the village dominated by the highest summits you will feel as if you were exploring a village of yore, with its old houses surrounded by flowery yards and gardens which in the hot season, look like a colourful artist palette jacarandas with mauve shadings, dahlias, azaleas, roses, hydrangeas, mimosas. Cilaos is also famous for its hydropathy establishment, its magnificent embroidery, its wine (the only one produced in Reunion) and its lentils. Various walks invite you to go in search of this paradise. You reach the best view on the cirque by taking a forest path to "La Roche Merveilleuse" (or by car or by bus). From up there, you overlook the whole cirque, the village, the paths, and the forests... It is also great to discover the thermal baths, both the old vestiges dating back to the 19 th century to which you can accede via a picturesque road and the new facilities for spas, health and fitness. After a possible lunch (own), you’ll visit the “Embroidery House” and discover “les Jours de Cilaos” (suggestion). On the way back, in the late afternoon, you’ll stop at “the whirlpool“ at L’Etang-Salé, and return to your hotel around 5.30pm. Overnight at the hotel in Cilaos Cirque. (B,D)

Day 4 : Cilaos Cirque

Today the day is free at leisure. Leisure activities are available on request on arrival (helicopter ride, diving, transparent kayaking, paddle). Overnight at the hotel in Cilaos Cirque. (B,L,D)

Day 5 : Excursion to the Volcano

Today proceed to coastline where the placid shores and steep escarpment to St. Peter. Here begins the ascent to the tops of the Plain of Cafres, and those of the Great Ferme. The gaping hole in the Commerson crater is decorated with many rocks as question marks. This amphitheatre dreamed geologists announced the first of the more surprising discoveries. Those out of work finished, the scenery will be brutal. Overnight at the hotel in Cilaos Cirque. (B,D)

Day 6 : Depart Cilaos Cirque

Today you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight back home or onward journey. (B)

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Tour's Location

Sainte Marie, Salazie

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