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8 Days Package- Lux* St Gilles

From majestic landscapes and awesome viewpoints to attractive coastal cities and stunning forests, the island of Reunion really packs a punch.

DAY 1

Arrival in Reunion Island

Direction to LUX St Gilles hotel Relax and revitalize yourself for the upcoming adventure in the coming days...

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DAY 2

VOLCANO EXCURSION

Early departure (7.00 am from the Lux to reach the volcano Piton de la Fournaise, one of the most active volcanoes in the world. The drive will take around 2h or 1h15 depending of traffic. You will discover many different landscapes along the road, from lands where cows graze peacefully, to cryptomerias (pines) forest and steppes. Then you will arrive at La Plaine des Sables, a breath taking lunar landscape. Then drive to the Pas de Bellecombe, site from where you will have a panoramic overview on the volcano. Time for discovering and pictures. The culminant point is at 2631 m, this the top of the crater, that hikers can reach in 3 hours, quite hard hike because of the instable soil. The crater collapsed during the 2007 eruption and felt down of 300m deep. When the volcano is getting in eruption, the lava flows to the ocean on the east coast. On the way back to Bourg Murat where the lunch takes place, you will make a stop at Le Nez de Boeuf to have a look on the Rivière des ramparts (Rem-parts River). Lunch time in a typical « creole » restaurant to enjoy the « cari », main course on the island including rice, beans (lentils or red beans), meat or fish. Then you will visit the volcano museum, an interactive and interesting moment. A 6000 m2 site where technology and innovation are highlighted to make this visit attractive and enriching. Way back to the hotel, about 1h30 driving. Read more

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DAY 3

At your own leisure

LUX* Saint Gilles faces a shimmering expanse of aqua-blue waters, fringed by a stretch of immaculate sands. Try a spot of tennis or volleyball in the grounds, or venture further afield to experience the rugged, dramatic beauty of the island’s volcanic peaks and tumbling waterfalls at this World Heritage Site. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, sample the day’s catch at our beachfront bars and restaurants. Float away with a zen yoga session in the gardens or a private in-room spa treatment – a peaceful end to an unforgettable day on this majestic island. Read more

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DAY 4

CILAOS EXCURSION

The coach with the guide will pick you up at your hotel ( usually departure at 7.30 am from Lux ) You will drive to reach Cilaos , one of the 3 calderas of the island ( the original volcano of the island, Piton des neiges collapsed and created the 3 calderas : Cilaos, Mafate and Salazie ). It is well known because of its picturesque road : 400 turns road. This caldera is the dryer one and the most famous. It is around 1h30 driving to reach the village The “ cirque” is well known regarding the culture of lentils and vineyards. The wine of Cilaos is a very sweety and basic. You will drive trough the village to reach the overview point of La Roche merveilleuse from where you will enjoy a wonderful view of the caldera and the village. Nice place to take pictures Lunch time at restaurant in the village, with a typical “ créole” menu: caris ( the main course on the island with rice, beans or lentils and meat or fish ) Then you will visit village with your guide who will give you many historical and cultural details about the “ cirque “, as it was a very famous thermal place Then way back to your hotel at approx. 5.00 pm. Read more

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DAY 5

At your own leisure

LUX * offers a range of culinary discoveries, a showcase of gastronomy and the history of products and inhabitants of the island. For example, discover the Creole recipes at Carry's Bar Kitchen: taste famous dishes that are well-known to locals and guests alike. Let yourself be guided by your senses and enjoy, in our gardens, a lunch to which you have contributed by picking the aromatic herbs decorating your dishes, with the advice of your Private Chef. Read more

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DAY 6

SALAZIE EXCURSION

Well known for its gorgeous waterfalls and typical creole houses, Salazie is by far one of the must see villages of Reunion Island. Located in the East part of the island, you will drive through St Denis to reach Salazie. The Piton des neig-es (the original volcano of the island) collapsed and created 3 calderas: Cilaos, Mafate and Salazie. Salazie is the largest and the greenest caldera of the 3. It will take you around 2 h00 driving to reach the little village of Hell Bourg On your way you will have a first stop at the Vanilleraie, a typical Grand Hazier domain located in an old stable from 1897. The Vanilleraie invites visitors to discover the incredible story of Bourbon’s Vanilla in a unique site. Then back on the road with different stops Voile de la Mariée waterfall and Mare à poule d’eau. Arrival at Hell Bourg, typical “créole” village, with all its lovely authentic old houses. Lunch time at restaurant, where you will be served a typical “créole” cuisine: caris (the usual food on the island with rice, beans or lentils and meat or fish) The afternoon will be spent with your guide visiting the village and discover its traditions as well as its local art and craft. This is a full day excursion, departure from the hotel is around 7.30 am from the Lux and you will be back around 5pm. Read more

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DAY 7

At your own leisure

Sitting on the French island of Réunion, LUX* Saint Gilles offers first-class accommodation in its luxurious creole villas. The hotel is nestled among coconut palms and filao trees on the exclusive white sand beaches of the island. Discover this ultimate getaway destination on Réunion’s sole lagoon where you will find a sanctuary among nature. You can relax with sport and leisure activities on the beautiful lagoon of Saint Gilles. Read more

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DAY 8

Deep South

South of Reunion Island remains one of the wildest part of the island, it’s luxuriant nature and abrupt cliffs will suprise you. Your driver/guide will pick you up at the hotel around 7am from the Lux, your first stop will be at Cap Mechant, well known for it’s stunning cliffs made of lava arks overlooking the Indian ocean. Your next stop will be at « the Grand brulé » which means the « great burn » because the lava has burnt all the forest on it’s way fown to the sea, all along the road you will be able to admire the old lava flows. Then you will stop at the most famous church of Reunion Island, « Notre Dame des Laves », well known for being the church that miraculiously escaped the lava flows in 1977 You will have lunch in a typical creole restaurant serving authentic dishes, especially the « cari « ( main course on the island ) The afternoon will be spent visiting « Jardin des senteurs et des épices », Private garden that has more than a thousand local species of plants/ flowers/trees. The last but not the least beautiful day at LUX* St Gilles, a head full of happy memories, stories to tell and emotions to share before going home with unforgettable moments! Day 6: Check-out and Transfer from hotel to airport. Read more

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Saint Gilles Les Bains 97434, Reunion

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Information services
  • Entrance fees
  • Handling Fees
  • Return transfer in private coach, pick up on arrival at airport.
  • 8 Nights in HB basis.
  • Private excursion : lunch and speaking English guide included

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, or any other formalities.
  • If arrival or departure between 8.00 pm and 6.00 am, a supplement of 58 € per coach will
  • be applied.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers
  • Any chargeable activities/Supplement at the hotel
  • Additional Luggage Transfer
  • Meet & Greet ( optional : 23 € / pax )
  • Local tax payable locally
  • All not included in « rates include
  • Note: Extra Activities and foods & drinks not mention in the package are payable.

Welcoming you with Pleasure for Happy Holidays!

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