Reunion Island Adventure - 8 Days

Reunion Island Adventure
13710.00

Reunion Island Adventure Self Drive Frangipanie – Reunion (7 Nights)

Reunion Island welcomes you to an Island of and Adventure! Ranging from waterfalls, hiking trails, natural cirques and active volcanos!

Reunion Island, a French department in the Indian Ocean, is known for its volcanic, rainforested interior, coral reefs and beaches. Its most iconic landmark is Piton de la Fournaise, a climbable active volcano standing 2,632m (8,635 ft.). Piton des Neiges, a massive extinct volcano, and Réunion’s 3 calderas (natural amphitheaters formed by collapsed volcanoes), are also climbing destinations.

Did you know:

People live inside craters
This volcanic island is covered in large craters. So large, in fact, that entire villages can be found inside them. A visit to Cirque de Cilaos caldera, taking the one road in and out of the crater, offers a glimpse into a completely different world to the beaches and cliffs of the coastline. Inside, the climate changes completely, the temperature dropping and rocky scrub giving way to lush rainforest interspersed with spectacular waterfalls.

It’s home to one of the world’s most active volcanoes
Piton de la Fournaise, on the east side of the island has more than 150 recorded eruptions and is a major tourist attraction. It last erupted in January this year. It was previously a popular hiking spot but the volcanic activity of late has curtailed this.

It has some of the best infrastructures you’ll ever find on an island
Putting even Hawaii to shame, the infrastructure on Reunion is incredible. The wide roads are smooth, straight and fast. Although the traffic in the island’s main town can be quite bad, once you’re outside the city you can zoom about at speed, with nary a bump to be felt.

It’s also home to ‘the most beautiful village in France’ … that’s not in France
Its name may not be so appealing, but the community of Hell-Bourg has been ranked among the most beautiful villages in France, even if it’s technically not in the country, geographically speaking.

Les Plus Beaux Villages de France (meaning “the most beautiful villages of France”) is an association formed in 1982 that compiles a ranking of the country’s prettiest villages, which must have a population of less than 2000 and have at least two national heritage sites.

Hell-Bourg, located in the caldera of Cirque de Salazie, is the only village outside mainland France to make the ranking. The village makes the list for “superb scenery formed by the Cirque de Salazie and its lush vegetation”, and its heritage architecture from its days as a spa town.

It’s not overrun with resorts
Despite being a tropical island of incredible beauty and a popular escape for the French, the island is yet to truly develop its hotel industry. At present, Lux Saint Gilles (owned by the Mauritian hotel and resort chain Lux) is the only five-star resort on the island. Located on the western side of the island, the resort sits on a protected lagoon and is also home to the island’s largest swimming pool.

Reunion Island travel guide: 12 reasons to be impressed by this record-breaking Indian Ocean island

Read more: http://www.traveller.com.au/reunion-island-travel-guide-12-reasons-to-be-impressed-by-this-recordbreaking-indian-ocean-island-gxhdup#ixzz5fzPDkABZ

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Reunion Island Adventure Summary
Duration: 7 Nights
Travel Dates: 7 Feb - 30 Sep 2019
Offer Ends: 30 Sep 2019
Ref: TH2249542
Departs from: Johannesburg

Day 1
ST-DENIS - ST-GILLES

Welcome at Roland Garros airport. Direction the west coast until St-Gilles-les-Bains. Night at St-Gilles-les-Bains.

Day 2
ST-GILLES - CILAOS

Direction the south of the island. At St-Leu, visit of the sea turtles study center: "Kélonia" and the Mascarin botanical academy. Stop at " Trou du Souffleur " and its geysers and at the chasm of Etang-Salé, then, on the black sands beaches. Direction St-Louis, then towards Cilaos village. Located in front of the highest summits of the island, Cilaos offers an unforgettable show. Night at Cilaos.

Day 3
CILAOS - ST-PIERRE

Visit of Cilaos: " la Roche Merveilleuse " point of view, the house of the Embroidery and the wine cellar of Cilaos, the " Zafer Lontan " museum and lots of hikes possibility. Direction StPierre. Visit of the charming village of "l'Entre-Deux" before going to St-Pierre. Night at St-Pierre.

Day 4
VOLCANO - ST-PIERRE

Stop at " Nez de Buf " point of view, then, direction the site of " Piton de la Fournaise " (2631 m). Stop at Commerson crater, going through " La Plaine des Sables " and discover of Dolomieu crater at " Pas de Bellecombe ". Possibility of hikes around there. Visit of "la Maison du Volcan" at Bourg Murat, stop at the belvedere of Grand bassin, then continuation until St-Pierre. Night at St-Pierre.

Day 5
ST-PIERRE- SALAZIE

Direction the south-east and east coast of the island through the awesome lava flows of the different eruption. Continuation to St-Philippe to discover the Spices and Perfumes garden , then " Le Cap Méchant ". Stop at the fishermen marine of " Anse des Cascades " then at SteRose and Ste-Anne churches. Discover of the green east coast: " Rivière des Roches, " Bassin de la Paix ", " la Mer ", Takamaka point of view. Direction St-André and up the Rivière du Mt in the middle of the gorgeous waterfalls. Stop in front of "le Voile de la Mariée". Direction the charming village of Hell-Bourg, classified as the most beautiful village of France. Night at Hell -Bourg.

Day 6
SALAZIE - ST-GILLES

Possibility to visit " la Maison Folio " at Hell-Bourg. Direction Grand Ilet before going back to the coast. Discover of " la Vanilleraie at Ste-Suzanne ". Discover of St-Denis, le " Barachois ", Paris's street and its big colonial houses, the state's garden and the big market. Direction the west coast. Night at St-Gilles-les-Bains.

Day 7
ST-GILLES

Direction St-Gilles-les-Hauts to Piton Mado where you will benefit of an unforgettable point of view on Mafate circus. Meet with a geranium farmer at " la Petite France ". Every Friday, St Paul's market is not to be missed ! Night at St-Gilles-les-Bains.

Day 8
ST-GILLES - ST DENIS

Discover of St-Gilles seaside resort. Possibility to enjoy the beautiful beaches of St Gilles and its various activities. Departure for the airport depending on your flight details.

Includes

  • FLY-IN COMBO RUNION ISLAND ADVENTURE PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • Return flights from Johannesburg to Reunion on Air Austral including airline levy
  • 7 Days car hire
  • 7 Nights accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • DAY 1: ST-DENIS - ST-GILLES
  • DAY 2: ST-GILLES - CILAOS
  • DAY 3: CILAOS - ST-PIERRE
  • DAY 4: VOLCANO - ST-PIERRE
  • DAY 5: ST-PIERRE- SALAZIE
  • DAY 6: SALAZIE - ST-GILLES
  • DAY 7: ST-GILLES
  • DAY 8: ST-GILLES - ST DENIS

Excludes

  • All Items of a personal nature. Meals not mentioned. Medical and Travel insurance
  • All Items of a personal nature. Meals not mentioned. Medical and Travel insurance
  • Visa if applicable
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Price From ZARR13,710/person
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Total R 13,710 ZAR