Self Drive - Essential 1 Reunion Tour 7 Nights
From the Adrenalin rushes of breath-taking views of the Pitton de la Fournaise Volcano to the calming mountains and waterfalls in the beautiful 3 Cirques, this packages is for the brave-hearted and spontanious! This trip is designed for the more adventurous traveller that is keen on exploring the Island at own leisure. It covers the most important highlights that Reunion has to offer. From beaches to Volcanoes, you will see the magic that Reunion has to offer.
7 nights’ accommodation:
- Juliette Dodu 3*, 1 nt in shower sup room in St Denis (except for single room in std basis)
- Relais des Cimes 2*, 1 nt in standard à Hell-Bourg
- Ecrin 2* / Les Geraniums, 1 nt in standard in la Plaine des Cafres
- Domaine des Pierres 3*, 1 nt in standard in Pierrefonds
- Vieux Cep 3*, 1 nt in standard in Cilaos
- Nautile 3*, 2 nts in standard in La Saline les Bains
Return flights on Air Austral ( Subject to special available)
Meet & Greet
Car rental with unlimited mileage, airport tax, 24/7 assistance, aircon / cd / radio
Inclusions as per itinerary
- Local taxes to be paid on spot (D.PIERRES : 0,92€/ adt/ nt - VIEUX CEP : 0.70€/ adt/ nt – NAUTILE : 0.92€/ adt/ nt)
- Meals , drinks, entrance not mentioned.
-Add ons from CPT, DUR, PLZ- please enquire.
- High season accommodation surcharges
DAY 1 - SAINT DENIS DE LA REUNION
Meet and greet by our team and delivery of the vehicle at the airport. Departure to Saint-Denis, the capital and the old trading post of the East India Company, an ethnic and cultural melting pot. (creoles houses, botanic garden, markets on Marechal Leclerc street, mosquee, chinese temple...). We suggest the panoramic view over the city from the curves of the La Montagne road. Accommodation at JULIETTE DODU*** In St-Denis.
DAY 2- ST-DENIS/SALAZIE CIRQUE
Departure for the East coast and the Cirque of Salazie : waterfalls and colored houses and gardens. On the road, visit of tamoul temple "le Colosse". Arrival in Hell-Bourg, a lovely charming creole village (do not miss visit of “Maison Folio”). Overnight at RELAIS DES CIMES** in Hell-Bourg, Salazie.
DAY 3- SALAZIE / VOLCAN DU PITON DE LA FOURNAISE/ PLAINE DES CAFRES
Early departure in the morning by the Plaine des Palmistes’ road, then in Bourg Murat take the forestian road leading to the Piton de la Fournaise. Various stops on the road to admire the unforgettable views landscapes : Rivière des Remparts, Cratère Commerson, Plaine des Sables, Pas de Bellecombe. Overnight at ECRIN** in la Plaine des Cafres.
DAY 04 - PLAINE DES CAFRES/ Wild south/ ST-PIERRE
Discovery of the Bebour/Belouve’s forest by the road of “Petite Plaine” in the village of Plaine des Palmistes, then drive down by the east coast to St-Pierre, throught St-Benoit, l’Anse des Cascades until La Pointe de la Table (1986 lava). From St-Philippe to St-Pierre appreciate the nice atmosphere of this region between volcano and Indian Ocean. Visit suggestion: “Jardin des Parfums et des Epices”, garden in St-Philippe at 10h30 or at 14h30 (information at the tourist office in St-Philippe). Overnight at DOMAINE DES PIERRES *** in Pierrefonds.
DAY 05 – ST-PIERRE/ CILAOS
After St-Louis, take the unique picturesque road leading to the heart of Cilaos surrounded by the higgest summits and dominated by the aslept volcano Piton des Neiges (3.070m). Many walks and viewpoints: Roche Merveilleuse, Ilet à Cordes road, old therms... Visit suggested: embroideries and creol museum. Many sports activities: canyoning, mountain bike, trekkings... Accommodation at VIEUX CEP***
DAY 06- CILAOS / ST-GILLES
Wake up in this beautiful cirque and drive back to the coast. Back to the west caost. Stop at "Souffleur", and Pointe au sel. Visit suggestion Stella Matutina museum in Piton Saint Leu. Accommodation in NAUTILE*** Beachfront Hotel.
DAY 6- ST GILLES /PITON MAIDO ST PAUL / ST GILLES
Early in the morning drive to Piton Maïdo to discover the superb view on the cirque of Mafate, only reachable by foot or helicopter. Visit suggestion on the way back: the creol property of Villèle in Saint Gilles les Hauts (house and gardens), Eden Garden in l’Hermitage les bains, Saint Paul Market (Friday morning & afternoon or Saturday morning). We recommend the following activities: helicopter, scuba diving, and paragliding etc... Accommodation LE NAUTILE *** Beachfront Hotel.
DAY 7- ST GILLES / AIRPORT
Day at leisure and drop off the car at airport, according to the flight departure.
PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR UPDATED PRICING AS EXCHANGE RATES FLUCTUATE DAILY. HIGH SEASON SURCHARGES WILL APPLY. WE HAVE SPECIAL FARES ON AIR AUSTRAL SO WE WILL BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS.