4 DAYS ITINERARY of Reunion Island Tour Packages
DAY 1: ST DENIS IN REUNION ISLAND TOUR PACKAGES – ST GILLES
Welcome at Roland Garros airport by Mille Tours team and an english speaking guide. Transfer to the West coast and HOTEL(AS PER CHOICE OF CATEGORY) located in Saint Gilles Les Bains. Welcome and check-in. Lunch on the beach in front of the lagoon. Continuation for Saint Leu, a fisherman village and visit of Kelonia, a turtle study center. Back to the hotel and departure end of afternoon in tuk tuk to the port of Saint Gilles for a sunset cruise with aperitif on board (1h30). Back to the hotel. Dinner and night in HOTEL.
DAY 2: VOLCANO IN REUNION ISLAND TOUR PACKAGES
Higher Altitude: 2360 meters
Temperatures: 3 to 21°C
What to wear: good shoes, rainwear, hat, pullover, sunscreen cream.
The cold morning air will be quickly transform by the natural warm of volcanic sites. The West’s roads reveal a seaside where calm coasts are punctuated by abrupt cliffs until Saint-Pierre. Here begin the ascent to Plaine des Cafres plateaus and to la Grande Ferme. Heathers, gentians, villages, pastures, cows, forests will be the setting until “Nez de Bœuf”!at 2 070 m. At this place it stretches a puzzling valley: 22 km of geological surprises! The gaping hole of Commerson crater has as many rocks as question marks. The higher point of the day will be at 2 360 m. Once you will have finished this visit, the change of scene will be sudden! La Plaine des Sables will blindingly obvious as a challenge to immensity. It’s like in one step you go from earth to the moon. Fantastic, indescribable! Le Pas de Bellecombe, at 2 311 m, is a place which overlooks from a cliff of 150 m, a large enclosure over 22 km on 10, in which there are not less than 60 craters. The highest is Le Bory at 2631 m. After a hearty mountain lunch, you will go from basaltic natural structures to the futuristic architecture of the City of Volcano. Back to the coast and the city of Saint Pierre to visit “La saga du Rhum”, oldest family distillery, still in activity today. Back to the hotel around 5.00 pm. Dinner and night in HOTEL.
MAIDO’S PEAK AND SAINT DENIS IN REUNION ISLAND TOUR PACKAGES
Higher altitude: 2205 meters
Temperatures: 8 to 23°C (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 2200 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. On the way back, stop over in a geranium essence oil producer for a discovery of Creole customs linked at free living besides the essence oil’s typical aroma. On Friday only, Saint Paul’s market is a rich summary of Indian Ocean products. The visit of this market on the ocean banks leaves its mark on your souvenirs for a long time. A stop over will be provided on Friday. Continuation to Saint Denis to discover the sea front “Barachois” and the main street with all the historic creole houses “La rue de Paris”. Lunch time in Saint Denis. Shopping time in the main shopping street of Saint Denis and the craft market. Back to the hotel around 5.00 pm. Dinner and night in HOTEL.
DAY 4 :SAINT DENIS IN REUNION ISLAND TOUR PACKAGES
Departure for the airport depending on the flight schedule.