From moon looking volcanoes to clear blue lagoons, this tropical French Island offers the traveller a unique concentrate of emotions.
It brings together the best the world has to offer. It is one of the very few destinations that allows you to experience the most wonderful adventures. In just a single journey you can discover a huge diversity of landscapes and cultures. Reunion gives you the possibility to tour the world in only a few days!
With 40% of its 2500 km2 territory classified as World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Reunion Island offers an amazing mix of authentic cultures and wild nature. As soon as you will arrive on the island, you will feel and see the extraordinary variety of cultures that coexist in perfect harmony. From Asian cuisine to creole markets, from Buddhist traditions to Tamil, Islamic or Christian rituals, Reunion is a melting pot of cultures.
In a very short space of time, you will be able to travel from a volcanic desert to a dreamlike lagoon at l’Ermitage, and then move on to the most incredible green tropical forest in the cirques located at the heart of the island.
In only a few days, you will have experienced a multitude of unique adventures and sensations, all in one single and exceptional environment: Reunion Island.
- Return Flights on Air Austral in economy class from JHB
- Airport Taxes
- Meet & Greet
- 5 Days Car Hire Group A ( Twingo AC) , from/ to the airport, airport tax included and full insurance (Driver must have an international license and Credit Card for the holding deposit of EUR700 which is refunded upon safe return of the vehicle)
- Juliette Dodu 3*, 1 night in shower room @ Saint Denis
- Hotel Ecrin 2* or Geraniums 2*, 1 night in standard @ la Plaine des Cafres
- Hotel Victoria 3*, 1 night in a superior room @ Grand Bois
- Alamanda 3*, 2 nights @ St Gilles les Bains
- Breakfast daily
ZAR14 725 PER PERSON SHARING (Valid for travel in Low season **FEB to SEP** – subject to availability, currency and airport tax fluctuations at the time of enquiry/booking. Peak season surcharges will apply )
- Any items of a personal Nature
- Travel Insurance
- Meals not mentioned / included
- Nightly Tourist tax which is payable directly at each hotel – approx EUR0.80 pp/pn
- Optional Excursions
- Tips, Drinks, Taxi fares etc.
DAY 1 – AIRPORT/ ST DENIS DE LA REUNION
Meet and greet by Travel with Options representative and delivery of the vehicle at the airport.
Overnight at JULIETTE DODU 3* in Saint Denis
DAY 2 – CIRQUE OF SALAZIE / PLAINE DES CAFRES
Departure early in the morning drive to the East coast and Salazie’s Cirque: waterfalls and tropical waterfalls and
gardens. Arrival in Hell-Bourg, a lovely charming creole village (do not miss visit of Maison Folio)then go to the Plaine des Palmistes road, then in Bourg Murat for one night. Visit suggestion “Volcano House” (closed on Monday and open in August 2015. Overnight at ECRIN** in la Plaine des Cafres.
DAY 03 – PLAINE DES CAFRES/ VOLCAN DU PITON DE LA FOURNAISE / Wild South/ ST-PIERRE
After early breakfast drive to 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. Then drive down by the east coast to Saint Pierre, through Saint Benoit, l’Anse des Cascades until La Pointe de la Table (1986 lava), through the lava road. From Saint Philippe to Saint Pierre appreciate the nice atmosphere of this region between volcano and Indian ocean. Visit suggestion: Spices and perfume garden in Saint Philippe at 10h30 or at 14h30 (informations at the tourist office in St-Philippe). Overnight at DOMAINE DES PIERRES *** in Pierrefonds.
DAY 04 – ST PIERRE/ CIRQUE OF CILAOS/ ST GILLES LES BAINS
After Saint Louis, take the unique picturesque road leading to the heart of Cilaos surrounded by the highest 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 suggestion: embroideries and creole museum. Many sports activities: canyoning, mountain bike, trekkings… Then back to the West Coast. Stop at “Souffleur”, and Pointe to Sel. Visit suggestion Stella
Matutina museum in Piton Saint Leu. Accommodation at l’ALAMANDA***.
DAY 5 – EXPLORE ST GILLES AT OWN LEISURE
DAY 06 – ST GILLES/ AIRPORT
Early in the morning drive to the airport for flight back to South Africa.