Reunion Island Snorkeling Trip

From the sea to the mountains, succumb to the charms of the Intense Island

  • Road trip icon Road trip
  • 11
    Days
  • Snorkeling Mask 9 spots
  • $1499/person
    from, activities and flights included

Experience the true spirit of Reunion Island, from turquoise lagoons, scenic waterfalls and volcanic peaks

A customizable 11-day/10-night self-drive tour

Not to be missed:

– The Piton de la Fournaise, one of the most active volcanoes in the world
– The pitons and ramparts of the Cirque de Cilaos
– The beaches and coral lagoons of the west coast
– The waterfalls of the Trou de Fer
– The Maïdo and its breathtaking view over the Cirque de Mafate

A volcanic island in the Indian Ocean that is a region of France, La Réunion is the perfect playground for fun holidays. The gentle vistas of the coast contrasts with the remote and wild mountains that rise in the heart of the island. After a hike in the cirques of Reunion, drive down to the beaches and enjoy a sunset snorkeling. Book your tour of the Intense Island, so named for its great visual beauty, where every day is a trip in itself!

 

Tailor-made for snorkeling lovers, our itinerary will include the best snorkeling locations on the island, all located in lagoons or rocky pools protected from waves and sharks. You will also discover the most beautiful natural sites on the island, including volcanoes, peaks, forests of ferns and rocky coasts battered by the waves.

Intensive

Lots of snorkeling, but also plenty of time for visiting

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Your day to day itinerary

Our favorite itinerary, fully customizable

  • DAY 1: PITON MAIDO
    Treat yourself to a breathtaking view of the Cirque de Mafate, before plunging into the Indian Ocean
    Activities included:
    Panorama, snorkeling, paradise beach
    Accommodation in Saint Gilles:
    Homestay, Hotel***, or Hotel****

  • DAY 2: SAINT-LEU & KELONIA
    Visit to the sea turtle care center of La Réunion
    Activities included:
    Sea turtle center, snorkeling
    Accommodation in Saint Gilles:
    Homestay, Hotel***, or Hotel****

  • DAY 3: PITON DE LA FOURNAISE
    Enjoy the lunar landscapes of the Plaine des Sables before hiking the slopes of the volcano
    Activities included:
    Panorama, snorkeling, belvederes
    Accommodation in Saint Gilles:
    Homestay, Hotel***, or Hotel****

  • DAY 4: LE GRAND BRULE
    Drive a scenic route, where the lava meets the ocean
    Activities included:
    Panorama, snorkeling, hiking, temple
    Accommodation in Saint Gilles:
    Homestay, Hotel***, or Hotel****

  • DAY 5: THE FOREST OF BEBOUR
    Hike a fern-covered rainforest to the Trou de Fer waterfalls
    Activities included:
    Panorama, snorkeling, hiking
    Accommodation in Saint Gilles:
    Homestay, Hotel***, or Hotel****

  • DAY 6: THE EAST COAST
    All about the production of Bourbon vanilla
    Activities included:
    Visit of a vanilla plantation, snorkeling
    Accommodation in Saint Gilles:
    Homestay, Hotel***, or Hotel****

  • le trou de fer la réunion

    DAY 7: CIRQUE DE SALAZIE
    Discover the colorful Creole houses of Hell-Bourg, one of France’s most beautiful villages
    Activities included:
    Guided tour of a Creole village, snorkeling
    Accommodation in Saint Gilles:
    Homestay, Hotel***, or Hotel****

  • DAY 8: CETACEANS AND SAINT DENIS OUTING
    Encounter cetaceans off the west coast
    Activities included:
    Boat trip, snorkeling,
    Accommodation in Saint Gilles:
    Homestay, Hotel***, or Hotel****

  • DAY 9: CIRQUE DE CILAOS
    Reach the picturesque Cirque de Cilaos by “the 400 bends road”
    Activities included:
    Hiking, panorama, snorkeling,
    Accommodation in Saint Gilles:
    Homestay, Hotel***, or Hotel****

  • jardin d'éden la réunion

    DAY 10: LE JARDIN D’EDEN
    Discover a tropical garden where chameleons hide before swimming in the lagoon
    Activities included:
    Tropical garden, snorkeling
    Accommodation in Saint Gilles:
    Homestay, Hotel***, or Hotel****

  • marché de l'hermitage la réunion snorkeling

    DAY 11: HERMITAGE MARKET
    Shop in a market with a thousand scents and enjoy a last snorkel in the lagoon
    Activities included:
    Local market, snorkeling
    Accommodation in Saint Gilles:
    Homestay, Hotel***, or Hotel****

Top snorkeling spots included in the itinerary

Practical details

Estimated average budget per adult: from US $1,499

Suggested period: from May to October

Services Included

  • International flights
  • Car rental
  • Boat trip for cetacean observation
  • Entrance to the Domaine du Grand Hazier and Kélonia
  • Guided tour of the Garden of Eden and Creole huts in Hell-Bourg

Services not Included

  • Meals not mentioned in the program, drinks and personal expenses, tips
  • Car parking
  • Tourist taxes
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