Hiking + Marine Adventure in Rodrigues
Hiking + Marine Adventure in Rodrigues Package
Deals.mu offers all nature lovers a treat; a combo package of a guided hike and a marine snorkeling adventure in Rodrigues!
Your discovery adventure in Rodrigues will start with a 3-km guided hike from Roche Bon Dieu to Rivière Banane. This guided hike will give you a much-needed break from the strain of day-to-day life and urban commotion. It has a splendid geography, without steep fields, but with some ups and downs in its hilly terrain which ultimately makes the journey more fun. Admire the clear lagoon surrounded by low coral cliffs, white sandy beaches and luxuriant casuarina forests as you walk by and eventually reach Rivière Banane where you will get to enjoy a snorkeling session in the Reserve’s Aquarium.
Snorkelling is one of the best ways to view the wonders of the sea and its panorama of colourful, exotic creatures. It opens the incredible underwater world to people who wish to explore it in a simple and safe way. Masks and tubas will be provided to you on the spot and then you’re all set for an amazing underwater adventure!
Explore the marvellous Rodrigues’ well-preserved marine environment that includes around 280 species of coral, an impressive array of marine life such as rays, jack fish, turtles and other exotic aquatic creatures. After your snorkeling session, you will cruise along the Northern coast of the island, back to Port Mathurin.
Included in the Hiking + Marine Adventure Package
- 1 hour 30 minutes of a 3-km guided hike from Roche Bon Dieu to Rivière Banane
- Boat trip to the Rivière Banane Marine Reserve
- Maximum 1 hour 30 minutes of snorkelling at the Rivière Banane Marine Reserve
- Cruise along the North Coast of Rodrigues to Port Mathurin
- Snorkeling equipment provided: Masks and Tubas
Hiking + Marine Adventure in Rodrigues - Package Conditions
Operating days: Everyday
Meeting point: Roche Bon Dieu
Minimum number of participants per tour: 2
Maximum number of participants per tour: 6 (Note: As from 1st November 2018: Maximum number of participants per tour: 8)
Benefit from a group discount - the larger your group the larger your discount!
Validity: Until 31/10/2019
Reservation: Required 48 hours in advance by phone & subject to availability
Equipment Provided: Only masks and tubas
What you should bring: backpack, bottle of water, sports shoes, swimsuit, towel sunscreen, hat, mosquito repellent, camera, flippers for diving
- The activity time will be communicated at latest on the eve.
- In the event of inclement weather, the guide may decide to change the schedule.
- Children must remain under the supervision of their parents/ guardians
Rivière Banane Marine Reserve
The Rivière Banane Marine Reserve is located in front of the village of Rivière Banane on the North-East coast of Rodrigues. The Rivière Banane site was specifically selected to include the special “Aquarium” area which contains good numbers of commercial and other fish species because the site was seen by fishers and scientists as a good potential source of fish larvae that could replenish surrounding areas if left unfished.
Hike Distance: 3 km
Duration: Half a day