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Cirque of Mafate Uplands

The Cirque of Mafate is unquestionably a “mythical” place for trekking. An essential part of the inhabited heart of Reunion Island National Park, it is the only one of the three cirques where there are no roads, which gives it quite a distinctive feel...

This mini-trek allows you to discover the Uplands of Mafate, via the îlets (hamlets) of Marla and La Nouvelle, and the Trois Roches waterfall.

- Length: 3 days/2 nights
- Difficulty: moderate
- Backpack: contains your gear for 3 days and several picnics
- Start/end points: Col des Boeufs, Cirque of Salazie - public transport is available with a limited schedule

Rates 2024:

Organisation and guide for this trek of 3 days:

Booking for:
1 pers 2 pers 3 pers 4 pers 5 pers
680 € 380 €/pers 272 €/pers 217 €/pers 182 €/pers

Rate upon request above 5 participants.

Additional costs:
- 2 nights in lodges incl. half-board (circa 60 €/pers/night)
- the guide’s half-board package (rate according to the lodges policy)
- 3 picnics (8 to 10 €/pers/day)
- recommended: the car park at Col des Boeufs (circa 15 €/night)

Day by day:

D1 – From the Col des Boeufs, hike towards Marla, through the enchanting Plaine des Tamarins forest, with its tormented-shaped Tamarins des Hauts (Acacia endemic to Reunion Island).
Around 3-4 h walking, +150 m and -550 m
Dinner and night in a lodge in Marla.

D2 – Hike in the heart of the cirque towards the hamlet of La Nouvelle, via the Trois Roches waterfall, where we can chill out with feet in the fresh water! Stunning views of the rempart and eroded landscapes.
Around 4-5 h walking, +400 m and -550 m
Dinner and night in a lodge in La Nouvelle.

D3 – After a walk around the hamlet to admire the viewpoints - the Maïdo, Roche Plate, the Galets river... - hike back to the Plaine des Tamarins and crossing of the Col de Fourche towards the Cirque of Salazie.
Around 3-4 h walking, +600 m and -200 m

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