– Welcome at Roland Garros airport by Mille Tours team and an english speaking
– Transfer to the West coast and HOTEL(as per choice of category) located in Saint Gilles Les Bains.
– Welcome and check-in.
– Lunch on the beach in front of the lagoon.
– Continuation for Saint Leu, a fisherman village and visit of Kelonia, a turtle study center.
– Back to the hotel and departure end of afternoon in tuk tuk to the port of SaintGilles for a sunset cruise with aperitif on board (1h30).
– Back to the hotel.
– Dinner and night in HOTEL(AS PER CHOICE OF CATEGORY)
Higher Altitude: 2360 meters
Temperatures: 3 to 21°C
What to wear: good shoes, rainwear, hat, pullover, sunscreen cream.
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 LeBory at 2 631 m. After a hearty mountain lunch, you will go from basaltic natural structures to the futuristic architecture of the City of Volcano. 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. Back to the coast and the city of Saint Pierre to visit "La saga du Rhum, oldest family distillery, still in activity today. The only museum dedicated to rum on the island, the Saga du Rhum will take you through a historical, cultural and sensory adventure, mingling the history of the island with that of its people and the manufacture of this traditional local product.
Back to the hotel around 5.00 pm.
Dinner and night in HOTEL(AS PER CHOICE OF CATEGORY)
Departure for the airport depending on the flight schedule