A French-styled Paradise: Reunion Island

8 –14 June, 2019 | 7 Days/6 Nights

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Reunion Island (La Réunion), a region of France in the Indian Ocean, has been a well-kept secret for far too long. East of Madagascar and southwest of Mauritius, 40% of Reunion Island is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This exotic island, with its range of micro climates, will transport you to a paradise of varied natural beauty and cultures. The volcanic desert will leave you speechless, the mountain cirques will bring you unbound serenity, and the lagoons will make you want to embrace the ocean. Indulge in mouth-watering Creole cuisine, which has a lot in common with some Indian cuisines, and yet has its own unique taste. Walk through lava tunnels sculpted millions of years ago. Keep your fingers crossed to spot humpback whales and dolphins!

In a transparent kayak, commune with beautiful, multi-coloured, and oft-fluorescent coral life. Visit arguably the most beautiful French village. Imbibe the many-flavoured rum. Get formally introduced to the rare Blue Vanilla. And let the rest be a surprise – there is much, MUCH more! Oh, and bring that extra breath because this place will certainly be taking a lot of it away!

We at Wonderful World are convinced that it is time for the big unveiling. Be a special part of our exploratory group while we venture into this magical island.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit a traditional Creole village and mansion
  • Experience sea kayaking on the lagoon
  • Experience speleology tour in lava tunnels
  • Get adventurous and go for an active volcano hike
  • Enjoy rum tasting

FLIGHTS INCLUDED
Air Austral
Chennai (MAA) – Reunion Island (RUN)
07:10 hrs –11:50 hrs

Reunion Island (RUN) – Chennai (MAA)
22:10 hrs – 05:50 hrs (+1)

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We need minimum of 7 confirmations to do this tour

 

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PRICE

  • Airfare ex Chennai
  • Visa
  • Accommodation on a twin-sharing basis
  • All meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All sightseeing and activities as mentioned in the itinerary, except the optional activities
  • Local guide at the Island
  • Services of a trip lead from Wonderful World throughout the trip
  • GST 5%
  • Travel medical insurance
  • Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any beverages, alcoholic or non-alcoholic, including mineral water
  • Any personal expenses, such as laundry, phone calls, porterage, etc.
  • Any personal camera fees
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Optional activities: helicopter ride (210 Euros) and diving (70 Euros)
  • Any other item not mentioned in Inclusions above
  • Any services not mentioned in Inclusions above
  • Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances like ill‐health, land blocks, bad weather, etc.

ITINERARY

Day1
Day 1 – Saturday, 8th June (includes no meals) Saint-Gilles – Arrival
  • Arrive at Roland Garros Reunion Airport.
  • Transfer and check-in to the hotel located on the West Coast of Reunion Island.
  • Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at Hotel Les Créoles or similar
Day2
Day 2 – Sunday, 9th June (includes breakfast and lunch) Salazie and East Coast
  • After breakfast, set out at 8 a.m. for the East Coast of Reunion Island.
  • En route, visit of one of the jewels of Reunion, the Vanilla Bourbon Ile de La Réunion, a vanilla plantation.
  • Continue to one of the three cirques of Reunion – Salazie – where you will find numerous waterfalls and typical Creole villages.
  • First stopover will be at the famous waterfall of Le Voile de La Mariée (Wedding Veil) and then a guided visit of the traditional Creole village of Hell-Bourg (one of the most beautiful villages of France).
  • Break for lunch at a typical Creole restaurant in Hell-Bourg.
  • Following lunch, proceed on a small walk to the Old Therms. At one time this village was famous for its thermal baths.
  • Thereafter, begin your journey back to St. Gilles.
  • Evening at leisure.
Overnight at Hotel Les Créoles or similar
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