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Reunion Island Paradise Trekking Holiday

Starts: Gillot, Réunion
Finishes: Gillot, Réunion

Visit: Gillot, Salazie, L’Éperon, Cilaos, Petit Sable, Cap Blanc, Saint-Gilles-les Bains, Gillot

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Trekking

Overview

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Wild and tropical trekking adventure holiday walking in the mountains of Reunion Island. Eight hundred kilometres east of Madagascar, the French overseas department of Reunion Island is a walking destination - par excellence! The far-flung volcanic Reunion Island, with its intriguing mix of African and French cultures, rises to over 3000m and its rugged interior boasts a network of walking trails which would not look out of place in Nepal. Three vast eroded cirques, Salazie, Mafate and Cilaos, dominate the centre of Reunion Island and provide the backdrop for this surprising walking adventure holiday.

Walking through forest and farmland, our trekking takes us across high passes, descending to spend time in and explore friendly villages. Luxuriant vegetation, exotic bird species, towering waterfalls and hot springs to are all part of the scene on the endearing paradise of Reunion Island. Trekking to the summit of Piton des Neiges (3070m) at dawn, we can look across to our final objective, the active volcano of Piton de la Fournaise (2632m). Having ticked off many of the best walking trails on Reunion Island, we will be ready for a day of R&R at the pleasant coastal resort of St Gilles, a great way to end our walking holiday adventure to Reunion Island.

Highlights

    • Distinctive Creole flavour and Indian Ocean beaches
    • Summit Piton des Neiges (3070m), Reunion Islands highest mountain
    • Proper volcano walking and overnight in mountain refuges
    • Sunrise on the summits and stunning mountain scenery walking on Reunion Island

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 162363
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private##Private
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Gillot, Réunion
Finishes: Gillot, Réunion
Duration: 11 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • Experienced local leader
  • Airport transfers to start and end hotels
  • Accommodation as described
  • Meals as per the Meal Plan
  • All land transport involved in the itinerary

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Price

Price person (sharing double) $2,300 ($209/day)

Deposit:

$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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Reunion St Gilles, Cirque Of Salazie, Col De Fourche, La Nouvelle, Trois Roches, Marla, Col Du Taibit, Cilaos Cirque, Cilaos, Mare A Jospeh Forest, Coteau Kerveguen Ridge, Piton Des Neiges, Belouve, Trou De Fer, Piton De Al Fournaise
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Catriona  

Reunion is like nowhere else I've been - but with echoes of so many other places. The trekking is steep, and although the paths are well marked, they varied from flights of irregular steps through boulder fields to mudslides. However, don't be put off! The variety of terrain, vegetation and the 'jizz' of the place more than make up for the occasional discomfort! We were unlucky that the Piton de la Fournaise chose to repel us, but sunrise on the Piton des Neiges was stunning! The food was absolutely excellent everywhere - including the communal meals in the mountain huts, washed down with a glass of the local 'dodo' or a tot of rum punch! For me, the vegetation was one of the big plus points, ranging from rain forest complete with tree ferns through montane scrub to bare volcanic slopes, but all fascinating. And at the end there's a chance to relax on the shore and remind yourself why half a day on the beach is very nice but quite enough for one holiday! When we were there (October) it was often hot and sunny first thing, but clouding over mid-morning to a pleasant walking temperature and generally brightening again later. And expect rain (though it's quite warm!)

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Colin B  

Thank you for organising a really fantastic holiday! The guide was excellent. The hotels, gites and refuges were all good, especially Hellbourg. The trek itinerary and the places visited was/were very good. I cannot recommend the helicopter flight too highly. It was really amazing!

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Nicholas C  

We an excellent guide and did a great job to alter the Piton des Neiges summit day after the morning of heavy rain and thick mist, causing very low visibility, required an alternative arrangement. Claire was enthusiastic in helping me spot/photograph the local bird life. A good leader helps to make a great holiday and this was no exception.The Belouve forest and the hike on Piton de la Fournaise were the highlights for me but that's not to say there was anything wrong with the other days walks.

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