Guided Van Excursion to the Cirque de Cilaos, Reunion Island

Organized by Otenthike

Activity Snapshot

Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: full day
Spoken languages: Creole, French, English
Minimum age: From 1 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: flexible More info
Opening seasons:

Activity description

Go on a guided excursion to the Cirque de Cilaos and discover a unique natural landscape accompanied by a local driver-guide!

Accessible to all and perfect for discovering an authentic site of Reunion Island, rich with culinary and wine-making traditions, this guided excursion to Cilaos by van will give you a day full of discoveries and encounters! Board an air-conditioned van from the departure point of your choice and enjoy the Cirque de Cilaos accompanied by your specialist guide!

During your excursion to the heart of the authentic village of Cilaos, you will stop at every place of interest to take the time to explore it properly. You will take the legendary 400-turn road, admire the view of the highest peak in the Indian Ocean, the Piton des Neiges, visit the villages of Cilaos and Ilet à cordes and much more! At the foot of the Piton des Neiges, you can enjoy the region's famous lentils and wine in a traditional restaurant during your lunch break.

An excursion to Cilaos is the perfect way to discover the treasures of the Cirque de Cilaos, whether on your own, with your family or with friends! A guided tour of Reunion Island also guarantees that you will have a good understanding of the history and culture of the places of interest on your itinerary, and that you will be able to ask the guide any questions you may have and get the best advice for your stay! The tour can be taken in French, English or Creole.

What are you waiting for? Book your guided tour of the Cirque de Cilaos and explore this authentic, unspoilt part of Reunion Island with your local driver-guide!

Course of events

- View over the black sandy beach of Etang Salé.

- The mythical 400-turn road.

- View of the highest peak in the Indian Ocean, the Piton des Neiges (3070m).

- Village of Cilaos.

- Craft market.

- Visit the Cilaos winery and enjoy a tasting session.

- Embroidery house, meet the Cilaos embroiderers in their workshop.

- The authentic village of Ilet à cordes.

- The rush pond.

- Lunch in typical restaurant. 

- Return to the starting point between 3 and 4 pm, depending on traffic.

Special terms

⚠️ When booking, please specify the exact address of your hotel or home. Your guide will meet you at 7.00 am at the place indicated. ⚠️

A minimum number of 4 participants is required for this activity to take place.

This activity is weather-dependent. If the weather does not allow for the activity to take place, we will contact you to reschedule or receive a full refund.

  • Certified guide
  • Lunch
Do not forget to bring
  • Warm clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
100% secure payments
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Meeting point
Your hotel or home address Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
4 days
Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
48 hrs
Cancellation 48 hours or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule