This is a tour designed for those wanting to hike. Not for the faint hearted but one of the most rewarding opportunities and holidays out there. Whether you are training for a bigger Mountain or just love an active holiday, this is an ideal “working” Holiday.
Reunion is primarily a mountainous and volcanic island. It is the only region in the world which combines an extinct volcano, the Piton des Neiges, which culminates at 3070 meters (over 10,000 feet), and one of the most active volcanos on the planet, the Piton de la Fournaise. This specificity has allowed the island to be listed a UNESCO World Heritage site since August 2010 as the “Pitons, cirques and remparts of Reunion island”. The Piton des Neiges, an ancient volcano that gave birth to the island as it came out of the ses waters, in the center, is surrounded by three magnificent volcanic cirques: Salazie, Cilaos and Mafate. They are all three part of a massif with several peaks over 2000 meters (6,500 feet).
Both “Pitons” over 3000 m are separated by high plains: La Plaine des Cafres and La Plaine des Palmistes. To the southeast is the Piton de la Fournaise, a very active volcano at 2631 meters of altitude (8,630 feet).
(ST-GILLES/ MAFATE/ CILAOS/ PITON DES NEIGES/ BÉLOUVE/ VOLCANO/ST-GILLES)
D.1 TRANSFER AIRPORT / ST-GILLES , ALAMANDA HOTEL
D.2 TRANSFER TO « SANS-SOUCIS » AND START OF THE TREK IN MAFATE TO ROCHE PLATE (5/6 HOURS )
D.3 FULL DAY IN MAFATE : TREK ROCHE PLATE / MARLA (5/6 HOURS )
D.4 TREK MARLA /CILAOS (5 HOURS WALK )
D.5 TREK CILAOS / PITON DES NEIGES (3/4 HOURS WALK )
D.6 TREK PITON DES NEIGES / BELOUVE (5/6 HOURS WALK) AND TRANSFER TO THE VOLCANO
D.7 WALK AROUND CRATERS (4/5 HOURS ) THEN TRANSFER TO ST-GILLES , ALAMANDA HOTEL
D.8 TRANSFER ST-GILLES / AIRPORT
MINIMUM OF 2 PAX IS REQUIRED. SUBJECT TO WEATHER CONDITIONS
TREK WITHOUT A MOUNTAIN GUIDE
ACCOMMODATION IN MOUNTAIN HUTS IS DORMITORY , ONE SHOWER ROOM FOR THE WHOLE HUT
Flights depart on Sundays and Tuesdays in 2020
UU 342 Q JNBRUN DK1 1410 2000
UU 341 Q RUNJNB DK1 1040 1255
*RETURN FLIGHTS ON AIR AUSTRAL IN ECONOMY CLASS FROM JHB
*MEET AND GREET UPON ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT BY OUR TEAM
*5 NIGHTS IN TYPICAL MOUNTAIN CHALETS INCLUDING BREAKFAST & DINNER
*2 NIGHTS IN ALAMANDA HOTEL , B&B, IN ST-GILLES – BEFORE AND AFTER
*FULL DIRECTION WITH TOPOGRAPHICAL MAPS, ALONG THE HIKING ROUTES, TO CROSS THE ISLAND *ALONG BREATHTAKING NATURAL SCENERIES
*ALL TRANSFERS, FROM AND TO THE AIRPORT, AND FOOTPATHS STARTS AS DESCRIBED – TRANSFER OF THE LUGGAGE IS ALSO INCLUDED FROM ST GILLES TO CILAOS & CILAOS TO VOLCANO
*ASSISTANCE DURING THE WHOLE STAY
ZAR19 932 PER PERSON SHARING
Rates are valid for travel from February to September. They are subject to availability, currency and airport tax fluctuations. If you have children travelling with you please advise their ages so we may quote accordingly. For rates from October to January – please enquire with us.
*TRIP DOES NOT OPERATE FROM 20 DEC to 04 JAN AS THE MOUNTAIN HUTS ARE CLOSED FOR THE FESTIVE PERIOD**
- Any items of a personal Nature
- Travel Insurance of ZAR950 per couple
- Meals not mentioned / included
- Nightly Tourist tax which is payable directly at each hotel – approx EUR 0.80 pp/pn
- Optional Excursions
- Tips, Drinks, Taxi fares etc.