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Island and Reunion National Park. Trekking

Trekking in Reunion Island National Park, 8 days

Somewhere there, in the distance, in the Indian Ocean, there is a small and amazing island of Reunion.

More than forty percent of the island's territory is occupied by the Reunion National Park of the same name, which is part of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage. There are volcanoes, volcanic faults, gorges, waterfalls, lagoons and much more.

In this tour we will visit all three volcanic circuses of the island – Cilaos (refuge of runaway slaves) Salazie (world of waterfalls) and inaccessible Mafat, where real hermits live. And also we will climb to the top of the extinct volcano Piton des Neiges (3071 m), the highest point on the island of Reunion and the Indian Ocean.

Attention!

  • The tour has open dates. It will take place at any time with a group of participants from 4 to 12 people
  • Tour must be booked in advance !!
Article:
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Country:
France
Tour type:
Hiking and trekking
Directions:
Reunion Island, Indian Ocean
Complexity:
Easy / Medium
Number of participants:
From 4 to 12 people
Maximum height:
3071 m
Season:
February - November
Start of the program:
Saint-Denis
Finish program:
Saint-Denis
Duration:
8 days
Price:
1 350 USD
Count:
Tours dates
  
01.02.202230.11.2022
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Day 1

Meeting of participants at the Roland Garros International Airport of Saint-Marie or the ports of Le Port, Saint-Marie and Saint-Denis. Check in at a hotel in Saint-Denis. The comfort of the hotel is determined before the start of the tour (not included in the tour price). A walk through the historical center of the island's capital - the luxurious architecture of the palaces of planters and slave owners, colorful markets for spices and souvenirs, the cathedral of the island and the oldest mosque in France, a botanical garden, a museum of island history, the house where the famous pilot Roland Garros was born, a tree park, an old military hospital, the main promenade of the island - Barashva embankment. Dinner at the city restaurant

Day 2

Transfer to Silaos Volcanic Circus (1500 m). The volcanic circus Silaos, which leads one of the most picturesque roads in France, fully lives up to its name - "The Road of Four Hundred Bends." Silaos was discovered in the 17th century by runaway slaves and until the beginning of the thirties of the last century it could only be reached on foot. Circus tour and mini trekking. Dinner and night in Silaos

Day 3

Exit to the trail at 8.00. Trek to Taibit peak (2080 m) and further to the volcanic circus Mafate (1600 m). Mafate is the most inaccessible circus of Reunion Island, but you must definitely visit it. 16 km, 7 hours. Dinner and night in the village of Marla

Day 4

Track from Mafate (1600 m) to the Salazi Volcanic Circus (1130 m) through the peak of Col de Fourche (1950 m). Salazi Volcanic Circus, rightfully considered the most picturesque circus of the island - the special microclimate of the circus and hundreds of waterfalls gives incredibly rich shades of greenery. 12 km, 7 hours. Overnight in the village of Gran Ile

Day 5

Trek to the village of Hell-Bourg (930 m) at the foot of the extinct volcano Piton des Neiges. 12 km, 9 hours. Dinner and night in Hell-Bourg

Day 6

Ascent from Salazi to the Bieluv nature reserve (1500 m) through a panoramic platform over the Trou de Fer gorge. 8 km, 6 hours. Dinner and overnight at the guest house in the Bielow Nature Reserve

Day 7

Beginning of the track on the extinct volcano Piton des Neiges. 5 km, 8 hours. Dinner and night in a mountain house (2478 m)

Day 8

Exit to the trail at 4.00. Climbing and meeting dawns on the peak of the Piton des Neiges (3071 m). Descent from the volcano to the circus Silaos. Those who have been here say "the sight cannot be described." 8 km 5-6 hours. Thermal baths. Transfer to the coast

Attention! We will help you choose and book a hotel, taking into account the extra days of your independent holiday on the island after or before the start of the tour.

Saint-Denis - Silaos volcanic circus - overnight at the hotel - trek to Taibit peak - Mafate volcanic circus - Marla village - Salazi volcanic circus - Col de Fourche peak (1950 m) - Gran Ile village - Hell-Bourg village - Beluv reserve - panoramic platform over the Trou de Fer gorge - a guest house in the Beluv nature reserve - a mountain house (2478 m) - Piton des Neiges peak - Thermal baths - transfer to the hotel

The cost of a package of services - from 1350 US dollars *

* depends on the number of participants, living conditions ......

* minimum number - 4 people, maximum – 12

Included:

  • local guide, guide language: french / english
  • accommodation
  • airport and coast transfers
  • food (breakfast / picnic lunch, dinner),
  • thermal baths
  • remote Russian-language support (phone)

Not included:

  • flight to reunion
  • insurance

Seasonal Availability: All Year, Excluding January and December

Brief information about the island

Reunion is a small island in the Indian Ocean, the overseas territory of France, the administrative center is the city of Saint-Denis. The shape of the island resembles an oval with approximate dimensions of 75 by 55 km. It is located east of the large island of Madagascar, approximately 700 km away. The climate is tropical, respectively, there are tropical forests and savannahs. The mountainous terrain of the island is a heritage of its volcanic origin, there are 3 (three) large volcanic circuses: Silaos, Mafate and Salazi, the highest point of the island, the extinct volcano Piton des Neiges (3069 m). The cyclone season is from mid-December to mid-April. There is something to see, come and enjoy nature!

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