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 , 2* 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 , 2* HOTEL
D.8 TRANSFER ST-GILLES / AIRPORT
MINIMUM OF 2 PAX IS REQUIRED. SUBJECT TO WEATHER CONDITIONS
*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 INCLUDINGBREAKFAST & DINNER
*2 NIGHTS IN 2* 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
*ASSISTANCE DURING THE WHOLE STAY
ZAR19 050 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. )
ZAR19 350 PER PERSON SHARING (Valid for travel in High season **OCT to JAN** – subject to availability, currency and airport tax fluctuations at the time of enquiry/booking. Compulsory Christmas Eve and New Years eve dinner not included cost will be advised at time of enquiry / booking )
*TRIP DOES NOT OPERATE FROM 20 DEC to 04 JAN AS THE MOUNTAIN HUTS ARE CLOSED FOR THE FESTIVE PERIOD**