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3* Reunion Combo - St Denis, Salazie, St Pierre, Cilaos & St Gilles 7 Nights

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Reunion welcomes you to an Island of and Adventrure! Ranging from waterfalls, hiking trails, natrural cirques and active volcano's
Itinerary
  • Day 1
    • Flight: Air Austral
    • Meet & Greet: Meet and Greet
    • Overnight Excursion: Salazie - St Pierre - Cilaos - St Gilles 3 Star Self Drive
    • Car Hire: Reunion Island Jumbo Car Rental
  • Day 2-7
    • Overnight Excursion: Salazie - St Pierre - Cilaos - St Gilles 3 Star Self Drive
    • Car Hire: Reunion Island Jumbo Car Rental
Full Itinerary

Salazie - St Pierre - Cilaos - St Gilles 3 Star Self Drive

DAY 1: Arrive from South Africa to Reunion.
We welcome you on your arrival and take you to go and pick up your car hire.
We travel by road to St Denis, the capital of the island
Check-in at Le Juliette Dodu with dinner at own arrangement

Overnight at Le Juliette Dodu
DAY 2 St Denis / Salazie Caldeira / Hell bourg
Check-out after breakfast.

You are now free to follow our instructions to explore this natural wonder. Suggestion: Going on towards La Vanilla plantation, to discover the wonderful history of bourbon vanilla in the heart of an authentic Creole field.Then you join the Salazie Caldeira, where waterfalls and sources offer an enchanting spectacle. Stop in front of the famous veil of the Bride, the most beautiful waterfall of the island.

Suggestion: Lunch at Le Jardin d'heva, traditional Creole table.
After lunch In the afternoon we suggest a visit of the Folio house and its beautiful orchids garden.

Overnight at Le Relais Des Cimes with dinner at own arrangement
DAY 3 Hell bourg / Salazie / Piton de la fournaise/ St Pierre.
Check-out after breakfast.

Early departure to Le Piton de la Fournaise, the active volcano of the island. Before you get there, you walk past the house of the volcano museum on the Piton de la Fournaise, and then take the forest road to the volcano and the sand plain, a lunar landscape that catches your eyes.
At Le Pas de Bellecombe you stand gaping at the Volcano and its first craters. The road to the volcano will amaze you.

Suggestion: Lunch at Le Bardot, a traditional creole restaurant.
After lunch, you will take the road to St Pierre, the capital of the south.

Check-in and overnight at Le Battant des lames ***sup. with dinner at own arrangement
DAY 4 St Pierre / wild south / lava road / St Pierre
Breakfast.

Early departure to the wild south and the lava road. Situated in the southeast corner of Reunion Island, Piton de la Fournaise is one of the world's most active volcanoes. Erupting for the first time about 50,000 years ago, records note that this basaltic shield volcano has erupted nearly 180 times since such eruptions were first recorded in 1640. The most recent occurred in 2015. You will discover all the different sceneries created by the eruptions those last years.

Suggestion: Lunch at Le Baril, a traditional creole restaurant.
After lunch, you will take the road to St Pierre, the capital of the south.

Overnight Le Battant des lames sup. with dinner at own arrangement
DAY 5 St Pierre / Cilaos
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Check-out after breakfast.

Early departure to Cilaos which is one of the most scenic drives on Reunion Island. The road follows a canyon and rises thousands of feet in about 40 kilometres before finally arriving at Cilaos in the Cirque de Cilaos valley. In this decor with bright colours or surrounded in mist, life flows quietly and charm operates. Take the direction of La Roche merveilleuse, natural viewpoint with panoramic views of the Cilaos village.

Suggestion: Lunch at Le Sentier or Le Petit Randonneur, both traditional creole restaurants.
In the afternoon, appreciate a nice walk in the village or go for longer walk to Le Canyon de fleur jaune.

Check-in and overnight at Le Vieux Cep with dinner at own arrangement
DAY 6 Cilaos / St Gilles.
Check out after Breakfast

Enjoy the beginning of the day at Cilaos and take the road to the west coast just before lunch. After leaving the road of Cilaos on the way to St Louis we suggest you to stop at la saga du rum museum that tells the story of the sugar cane in the island, ending with a rum tasting arranged with moderation of course! At Etang-Sale, you will discover one of the two black sand beaches of the island and the road and we suggest you to enjoy a nice pain bouchon with a dodo (local sandwich and beer) on the beach.
In the afternoon, take the road to St Gilles and the village of Ermitage where your hotel is located.

Check-in and overnight at Ermitage Boutik Hotel with dinner at own arrangement
DAY 7 Saint-Gilles.
Breakfast. Enjoy your free time at leisure.

Suggestion: Take a helicopter ride above the island. The best scenery on Reunion is in its wild interior, which features 3000-foot deep canyons and calderas, waterfalls, and a volcano. While there are some roads that can take you into much of the island's interior, other parts of it are only reachable by hiking. An alternative for those of us that don't have the time or ability to do long, multi-day hikes is to take a helicopter ride above the island.
Lunch at own arrangement

Overnight at Ermitage Boutik Hotel with dinner at own arrangement
DAY 8 Saint-Gilles / St Denis / South Africa.
Check-out after Breakfast .
Early departure to the airport where you will leave your car rental and take your flight back to South Africa.
Terms & Conditions

Book and pay by 15 January to qualify for this package
Peak season supplement applies 17 December - 31 December 2016
Peak season surcharges and block out dates may apply. Prices are per person sharing, unless otherwise specified. All prices are indicative and correct at time of loading onto the Thompsons website and are subject to change due to currency fluctuations, rate increases, airfare increases and availability. For standard terms and conditions refer to www.thompsons.co.za E&OE

Prices are from a starting price per person sharing, subject to change, airfare increase, currency fluctuations and availability. Taxes are estimated and based on the current exchange rate and are subject to change. Advance purchase, peak season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply. Please note that airport taxes, fuel levies & surcharges are approximate and subject to change, the exact amount will be confirmed at time of booking. Valid for dates as specified. Group rates available on request. Thompsons Standard Terms and Conditions may apply. E & OE.

Exclusions

All Items of a personal nature. Meals not mentioned. Medical and Travel insurance


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