DAY 1: ARRIVE REUNION
Welcome at Roland Garros airport at 1615 hrs. Meet our representative who will transfer you to the Hotel. Welcome and checkin. Rest of the day at leisure. Dinner and night in hotel
DAY 2: DAY AT LEISURE
Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure to explore the area at own or go for optional tour of the Maido Peak (subject to min 4 pax in the tour).
Higher altitude: 2205 metres
Temperatures: 8 to 23C (very quick variations)
What to wear: good shoes, rainwear, pullover, sunscreen cream.
An exceptional ascent rate! On 27 km, you will be from the sea level to 2 200 m of altitude! The landscape changes as one goes along the ascent: villages, acacias forest, geranium fields, typical forest of tamarinds and finally the edge of Mafate Cirque. This sightseeing reveals a spectacular and breathtaking island! A cirque over more than 9 000 hectares is at your feet; about fifteen villages and thousand kilometres of trekking paths are hidden in the bustling meanders of an appealing mountain. The Indian Ocean summit is here, it is within reach. Distances are impossible to calculate, here all is spectacular!
On the way back, stopover in a geranium essence oil producer for a discovery of Creole customs linked at free living besides the essence oil’s typical aroma. Saint Paul’s market is a rich summary of Indian Ocean products. Stroll about its colourful aisles through Martin hot pepper, baskets of bitter Margoze, Pitaya crates, delicious Qunquat cardboard boxes, naïve malagasy embroideries, home cooked meats, hats and bags hand-woven in Vacoa. The visit
of this market on the ocean banks leaves its mark on your souvenirs for a long time.
Return to the hotel around 12.30PM. Rest of the evening at leisure. Dinner and night in hotel
DAY 3: CIRQUE OF SALAZIE
Higher altitude: 1000 metres
Temperatures: 12 to 25C
What to wear: good shoes, rainwear, pullover, sunscreen cream
7.30AM or 8AM: Departure to the North. The main road, circulation, this area is plenty of activities, because it is the economic heart of Reunion Island. As soon as you will cover the 13 kilometres of the famous coastal road to Saint Denis, you will discover its old Creole houses dating to the East India Trade Company period, its metropolitan atmosphere and its bourgeois charm, and just after the Sainte-Marie’s green sugar canes plantations. At the edge of the East, the colourful architecture of Hindu temples delights your eyes. Your sense will be subject to a severe test! Aromatic beans are programmed: vanilla exploitation, pioneer saga and all the subtlety preparation, such as exquisite perfumes, take hold of your senses until ecstasy!
The Salazie access is a succession of amazing landscapes, where green is strong present. Thousand essential oil, waterfalls and flowers will accompany you until the top, around 1000m of altitude! The village, which honour Governor Hell, is a real Creole architecture living museum: acute roofing, tamarind shingle, exquisite “Lambrequins” and other local
architectures will solicit constantly your cameras!
The visit of ”La Maison Folio” is affecting trip to the past, a past where top hats and swallow tailed orbited around thermal baths and danced during unforgettable governor’s balls. The three gardens house contains furniture in precious wood and historic domestic instruments.
Return to the hotel around 5PM. Rest of the evening at leisure. Dinner and night in Hotel
DAY 4: DAY AT LEISURE
Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure to explore the area at own or go for optional tour of the Helicopter tour of the Island
Evening at leisure. Dinner and night in Hotel
DAY 4: DEPART REUNION
Breakfast at the hotel. Meet our representative who will transfer you the Airport to board your Onward Journey with pleasant memories.
Note: Rates are subject to change with any fluctuation in ROE or increase in airfare or taxes before issuance of package.