Mauritius and Reunion islands lying upon the peacock blue Indian Ocean have become a popular tourist destination. Its sandy beaches, picturesque mountains, and greenery attracts visitors in millions. However, the sandy beaches are not the only attractions these paradises on the ocean offers. Mauritius and Reunion are also a desired destination for adrenaline junkies looking for the thrill of their life. The two-islands offer one of the most adventurous rafting and canyoning experience.
White Water Rafting in Reunion and Mauritius
A water lover’s bliss, the eastern part of the Reunion Island has a wealth of rivers facilitating adventure sports like hiking, white water rafting, and canyoning, among others. Rivière Langevin, Rivière des Marsouins, and Rivière des Roches offer a thrilling whitewater rafting experience that can get your blood racing leaving you wanting more. The mountains in Reunion Islands stand tall to the height of 3000 meters crossed by White Water Rivers. It is the perfect destination for a rafter; however, rafters prefer the lower stretch of the river, which offers sharp turns, sudden drops, challenging your guts. The best time to visit this destination is during the months from November to March, when it is raining and the water is at its best.
Separated by 200 KM of the ocean from Reunion, the Mauritius Island is popular for canyoning. Nevertheless, if you desire a white water rafting experience, Mauritius has it. The Black River Gorge National Park has canyons and waterfalls that is too good a destination not to try white water rafting.
Canyoning in Mauritius and Reunion
Blessed with breathtaking waterfalls, Mauritius is the ultimate destination for canyoning. The perfect harmony between waterfalls, fast zip lines, water jumps, scenic views, abseils, and lush green environment makes canyoning in Mauritius one of the unique experiences. If you are planning to go on a canyoning expedition in Mauritius, Tamarind Falls is not to miss. Situated in the South West of the island, Tamarind falls is a nature lover’s paradise. With its 11 waterfalls and at a location that offers a magnificent view of the West coast and Le Morne, it is a place not to miss. Half-day canyoning trip is the most famous trip suitable for both beginners and extreme adventure seekers. Tamarind Falls offer decent from a height as high as 40 feet that is sure to entertain the adrenalin and thrill seekers.
Nature’s creation at its best, Reunion has reigned with exception beauty since its creation. Very deservingly, UNESCO classifies it as a World Heritage Site for its spectacular scenery. The island offers some of the greatest thrills you can have in your life with its peaks, slopes, and cirques. Bras Rouge at the heart of Cirque of Cilaos has a height of 25 meters offering jumps, waterslides, and a wonderful mixture of colors. This is one of the most visited sites for canyoning in Reunion Island.
Separated by just 200 KM of the sea, both Mauritius and Reunion Islands can be enjoyed in one trip. Whitewater rafting and canyoning are the two most famous activities that attract visitors from all over the world, year round. If you visit this beautiful paradise, do not forget to try the destinations mentioned in the blog.