Central Plateau Tour

Scenic Vistas

Full-Day Tour

Perfect For Groups

This full-day tour takes place on the island’s central plateau, delivering exceptional views along a lesser explored tourist trail. Learn about and taste Mauritian tea, visit the holy & sacred Crater Lake and wow your senses at the mystical 7 coloured earth geological formation.


Scenic Route Off Tourist Trail

Local Tea Production

Spiritual Crater Lake

7 Coloured Earth



All prices are shown in Euros.

• Adult: €90
• Child (2-17 years) €45

Children under 2 years go free.

Departure Time:

7:30 am.

Tour Duration:

9 hours.

Meeting Point:

Your hotel lobby.


Car or coach.


Available year-round, 7 days a week.

Group Sizes:

Minimum 2 people.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Private guide/driver
  • All entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Snacks and refreshments
  • Additional drinks at lunch

• Sun hat
• Sunscreen
• Camera
• Sunglasses
• Comfortable shoes

  • PRO TIP: Ask your hotel to prepare you a breakfast box to go to save time.
  • Lunch will be a set menu with three options and will include a complimentary bottle of water for tables of 4 or more.
  • Dietary requirements can be catered for – just let us know!
  • All guides speak English & French (additional languages can be offered for a fee).

Your Morning's Itinerary

Take An Unforgettable Scenic Tour To The Central Plateau, Try Tea Tasting & Visit Sacred Lake

This tour focuses around the central plateau of the island and the many hidden gems that often go overlooked by the beach flocking crowds. Departing from your hotel, your guide will take you up and along the scenic plateau route which has fantastic views of the steep hillsides and vast areas of lush greenery. This fertile area is home to our first stop of the day, the Bois Cheri Tea Factory; a charming plantation which grows, picks and produces some of the finest Mauritian tea. We’ll enjoy a tour of the planted fields, a small museum dedicated to the production process, as well as getting to see some real-time tea production on site. Afterwards we’ll invite you to the veranda which boasts wonderful views overlooking a small lake and the tea fields – the perfect spot for some tea tasting! So sit back and enjoy the views while your selection of teas brew to their full flavour.

After the plantation, our scenic drive continues towards Grand Bassin and the spiritual Crater Lake – an incredibly tranquil and serene place of worship for the island’s Hindu faith. The lake is surrounded by beautiful sculptures of Hindu gods, including two 100ft Lord Shivas at the entrance! Here we can enjoy a gentle stroll around the lake, take in the cool mountain air, see wild monkeys and even visit the little temple for a blessing if desired.
Our final stop before lunch will be to Alexandra Falls, located in Black River Gorges National Park. Here we’ll continue to enjoy the cool, fresh air as well as the impressive viewpoints that unbelievably stretch all the way back to the coastline and deliver unrivaled combinations of rugged mountain ranges, endless tropical greenery and tumbling cascades.

The Afternoon Awaits...

Discover The Beauty Of The Famous 7 Coloured Earth

Our afternoon will begin with a delicious local lunch in the village of Chamarel where we’ll be treated to traditional dishes, full of Mauritian flavour and special spice blends. Afterwards we can relax with a complimentary cup of Chamarel coffee – a small-batch coffee grown and produced exclusively in the surrounding hills.
Suitably refreshed we’ll set off for the final stop of the day; The Seven Coloured Earths. It is a beautiful, naturally occurring phenomenon – a collection of sand dunes with surreal striped colouring due to the layering of seven distinctive sand colours. It’s a wonderfully unusual geological formation that’s best seen to be believed! Your guide will be standing by to tell you all about this special place and of course help you get the best photos.
When we’re ready, we’ll head back to our transport and start our descent back down towards the coast, returning you to your hotel where you’ll be free to enjoy the rest of your evening as you please.

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