Guided Van Excursion to Bélouve Forest, Reunion Island

Organized by Otenthike

Activity Snapshot

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

Activity description

Take a guided excursion to Bélouve and discover Reunion Island's tropical rainforest with a local driver-guide who knows the area like the back of his hand!

Accessible to all and perfect for discovering the east of Reunion Island, this guided excursion by van will provide you with a day of discovery in a tropical rainforest and its endemic fauna! Board an air-conditioned van from the departure point of your choice and discover the must-see sites of the east of Reunion Island! You will be impressed by the beauty of the natural environment at Bélouve, with its wild orchids and endemic birds, a natural heritage that is unique in the world!

During your excursion to Bélouve, let yourself be guided by your enthusiastic local driver-guide, who specialises in the history of settlement and marronage, endemic and medicinal flora and fauna, volcanism, geology and Reunionese culture. There will be plenty of opportunities to stop off in Reunion's natural surroundings to really immerse yourself in its majestic landscapes. In particular, you will be able to take in views of the east coast and its basalt pebble beaches, the village of Plaine des Palmistes, the Domaine des Tourelles, the Col de Bébour and much more! At midday, you will enjoy a lunch break to savour the traditional local cuisine and its Creole specialities.

A guided excursion to Bélouve is the perfect way to enjoy the remarkable natural beauty of Reunion Island, whether on your own, with your family or with friends! A guided tour in 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.

Reunion Island's rainforest awaits you! So book your guided tour of Bélouve and discover a unique natural environment with your local driver-guide!

Course of events

- View of the east coast and its basalt pebble beaches.
- The village of Plaine des Palmistes.
- Domaine des Tourelles.
- The small plain and its forest of cryptomerias.
- Viewpoint from the Col de Bébour.
- Bélouve forest road.
- Panoramic view of Salazie.
- Lunch in a local restaurant or table d'hôte.
- 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


Average rating
5 / 5
  • (1)
Very good
  • 5 / 5

Le périple est magnifique avec un beau temps exceptionnel de luminosité : pas un nuage à l'horizon mais il faut décoller tôt.