The island of Réunion is a very young volcanic island and thus very rich as regards natural landscapes. Indeed 60% of its territory is perched in the mountains. It is besides the zone which corresponds to the national park tops. It is also the window on the “Natural heritage of UNESCO” of Reunion.
- The organization of your stay
- The reception by our representative at the airport
- An informative meeting to organize optional activities or sightseeing tours on the spot
- The rented car type: 206 Peugeot or Renault Cilo with A/C throughout the stay
- The hot line during yourstay
- Handing-overofyou rdocumen tsoftravel (vouchers, maps, guides,booklets…)
- The accommodation as follow 5 nights in the 4* Villa Delisle hotel (superior room) and 2 nights in the 5* Akoya hotel in a superior room for the honeymooners
- The city taxes
- The issuing of the entry voucher
Day 1 : ARRIVAL AT ROLAND GARROS-AIRPORT IN SAINTE-MARIE
Arrival at Roland GARROS airport. You will be welcomed by our representative and given all your itinerary details during an informative meeting. Then you will get your rented car for your stay length. Take the way to your first hotel the 4 star Villa Delile hotel, where you will check in for 4 nights including breakfast & dinner.
Day 2 : EXCURSION TO FURNACE PEAK VOLCANO
Breakfast and start of your discovery ! 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. This amphitheatre loved by geologists, announced the amazing discoveries first fruits. 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 2 631 m. Lunch free then go from basaltic natural structures to the futuristic architecture of the Volcano’s House (optional 9 /pax). This museum, of modern, interactive and playful conception as much as instructive, lets ignore nothing of the tempestuous life of volcanoes, or the geologic formation of the island. Return to the hotel around 5PM. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3 : LEISURE TIME AT THE HOTEL OR EXCURSION
Breakfast and leisure time at your Hotel to enjoy its infrastructures, such as the beautiful swimming pool or/and the spa... Dinner and overnight.
Day 4 : EXCURSION TO CILAOS CIRQUE
Breakfast and hotel check-out and departure to the Cirque of Cilaos. The first interest of this excursion is the pretty village of La Rivière Saint-Louis,at the bottom, the entrance of the Cirque. The pleasure starts with the road that plunges onto the bottom of Saint-Etienne’ river. This very picturesque road built in 1932, leads you to a particular beauty spot, a geological curiosity. Cilaos is the most south and driest cirque of the three. The sky is more frequently clear there and its slopes have fewer waterfalls. In 1845, a path with difficult access is opened to pedestrians and oxes. In 1896, the thermal baths set up and, as far as a suitable road for vehicles was built, the journey to Cilaos was achieved on a “sedan chair” but Cilaos village is situated at 1200m! The ascent by the “400 bends road” offers exceptional lookout points with breathtaking views of the several hamlets. Lunch free in a typical restaurant of the village…. At the end of the day you will head for the 5 star Akoya hotel In Saint-Gilles-les-Bains, on the sea front region. Hotel check-in for 2 nights including breakfast and dinner.
Day 5 : OPTIONAL HELICOPTER RIDE 45 MINUTES & SUNSET CRUISE
Breakfast and EXPERIENCE an unforgettable moment flying over, what is the most UNIQUE in Reunion island. Indeed Reunion island is world heritage listed, for 2 reasons its bio diversity but above all for its amazing landscapes. You will be able to access and contemplate those mountain walls called “remparts” aswell as the numerous waterfalls. The “Iron whole” a deep throat showing a bouquet of cascades, in this aspect is the most impressive sites you would never see else way. If you are lucky on the way back, you could observe humpback whales, which are used to giving birth in the warmer waters of the Indian Ocean in this season of the year. In the afternoon get on board a litle cruise to enjoy a romantic sunset cruise. You will gently follow the coast to get another angle of discovery. The reef will offer itself to your eyes and you will have a new chance for observing the humpback whales …These activities need to be discussed and arranged on the spot with our representative on arrival. Return to hotel. Dinner & overnight.
Day 6 : EXCURSION TO SALAZIE CIRQUE
Breakfast and go to the kingdom of the fresh water.! This region abounds in activities, it is the economic lung of Reunion. Once exceeded the thirteen kilometers of the famous road to the coast, the passage by the administrative center with its buildings dating the time of the East India Company, its airs of the metropolis and its bourgeois charm, will give way in green fields of saint Marie's sugar cane. Near the East, the phallic and colorful architecture of the Indian temples will delight the first looks. The senses will be tested severely. Aromatic pods are for the program: the exploitation of mister Rouloff's vanilla plants, the epic of his panniers and all the sharpness of its preparation, such of balms delicious, will invade your senses until the drunkenness during this discovery (optional visit). The access to sales is a succession of surprising landscapes, the green is omnipresent. One thousand essences, one thousand waterfalls, one thousand flowers will paper roads until the top, until near one thousand meters. The village which honors the governor of Hell, is in itself, a whole museum of Creole architecture: acute ridgepoles, shingles of tamarind, delicious valances and other opening "Z", will request ceaselessly your will be on drugs and cameras. The optional visit of the " House Folio " is a moving journey the past, past when " top of shape " and the " tails of magpie " revolved around thermal springs. Lunch free in a typical restaurant of the village….At the end of the day return to the coast, to your Hotel. Dinner an overnight
Day 7 : LEISURE TIME AT THE HOTEL
Breakfast and take the whole day to relax on the beach or in the hotel infrastructures.You will be allowed to remember the key moments of your Reunion island adventure…Around 5:00 pm hotel check-out and transfer to the airport for your departure flight.End of services !
Per Person for 6 Night 7 Day