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We take you on a journey of discovery on Le Morne Mountain. Via our unique palette of hikes, experience the splendid fauna & flora and breathtaking sceneries on this mystic mountain.

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THE SLAVE ROUTE


hiking Le Morne mountain till the summit 'Cross of the Slaves'

THE SLAVE ROUTE


hiking Le Morne mountain till the summit 'Cross of the Slaves'

This is a truly breathtaking and one-of-a-kind trip in Mauritius. Would you like us to share with you the secrets of this mystical mountain, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site? So, join us for a trip along these rustic pathways and stand ready to be stunned by the incredible beauty, the forest views and the ocean panorama as you overlook the turquoise lagoons of the west coast.

The walk will take you from sea level to the very pinnacle of Le Morne Brabant, 515m above sea level, ending at the Croix des Esclaves (literally the ‘Cross of Slaves’), a monument erected to pay tribute to the memory of slaves in Mauritius, in particular those slaves who died on this very mountain.

During this hike you will discover the magnificent scenery and picturesque views of the lagoons along the west coast of Mauritius. We have no single doubt that these will be more than enough to leave you speechless.

For the first 250 m, you’ll be in for an easy walk along a wide path surrounded by dense vegetation. Our knowledgeable and highly experimented guide will stop every now and then to tell you about the history of the mountain and the plants that grow there.

The next 150 m are a little trickier, as the path gets steeper and narrower, but as you reach the last 100m or so, you’ll enjoy the most striking views on the mountain. Even though the terrain becomes slightly more challenging, we do encourage you to make the scramble up these last 100 m, along the course of an old waterfall. Mindful of your comfort and security, our guides will show you the easiest path all through the walk along these strenuous paths. On reaching the mountain summit, you’ll be truly amazed by the magnificent viewpoints overlooking the west coast and the sense of achievement, a reward that is simply priceless and that comes close to no other feeling.

What we aspire the most is to give you the chance to experience the authenticity and uniqueness of this walk.

It will be our pleasure to guide you and help you discover the astonishing history and spectacular scenery of this place.

 

Level: Medium

Departure: 06h15 in Summer (Nov-April), 06h45 in Winter (May-Oct)

Duration: Approximately 4 hours 15 minutes

Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

Bring along: We advise you to wear comfortable light clothes, hiking shoes or trainers with a good grip, sun cream, mosquito repellent and a hat.  We provide a small bottle of water (half liter per person) and a small snack.

 

PRICE

Adults: Rs 1,200 (circa € 30 )

Children (8+): Rs 800 (circa € 22)

Mauritians and local residents are kindly requested to contact us for our local rates.

If you stay in LUX* Le Morne, the excursion days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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THE WILD GARDEN HIKE


Interesting informative hike on fauna & flora on Le Morne mountain

THE WILD GARDEN HIKE


Interesting informative hike on fauna & flora on Le Morne mountain

The Wild Garden Hike is one we recommend for those of you who are truly passionate about nature, horticulture and/or botany. Not too taxing physically, this walk will stir up your mind, and its magnificent and boundless vistas will leave you in amazement throughout. A fun and enlightening adventure in every sense of the word!

Enjoy the lush mountain scenery and discover both our endemic plants and those plants brought here during the colonial periods. Our guide will enlighten you by sharing with you some of the anecdotes and myths about this mountain and its flora.

Thanks to a broad path that winds its way up to the plateau, you will be able to walk easily through the savannah-like landscape.

As you tread along, a series of stunning views will present themselves to you, revealing our magnificent lagoons, Ile aux Bénitiers and the west coast of Mauritius.

Having grown up in the vicinity of Le Morne mountain and being passionate about his job, our guide feels a strong connection with the mountain. His grandfather has imparted to him the many secrets around him and in which he basks. For this reason, he feels a real love and an ever-growing attachment with this exceptional place. All along the climb, our guide will stop at intervals to talk about the history, flora and fauna of this special place and make you feel imbued by the magic of this unavoidable site.

Come and join us on our Wild Garden Hike and let us share with you a few secrets about Mauritius.

 

Level: Easy

Departure: 07h30

Duration: 3 hours

Day: Thursday

Bring along: We advise to take with you: sun cream, water, mosquito repellent, appropriate footwear and a hat.  We provide a small bottle of water (half liter per person) and a small snack.

 

PRICE

Adults: Rs 1,200 (circa € 30 )

Children (8+): Rs 800 (circa € 22)

Mauritians and local residents are kindly requested to contact us for our local rates

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ABOUT US


ABOUT US


EXPERIENCE | FEEL | SHARE

Local Spirit is, for us, a vessel through which we can offer you a journey of local and authentic discovery, where you can sample the taste, sights and sounds of Mauritius, as it is meant to be. Not only this but each and every one of our adventures is unique to the last.

We believe in sharing the knowledge and culture of a typical Mauritian village, called Le Morne, with you. Local Spirit tries to encapsulate the true heart and soul of Mauritius, through its history and culture, its incredible array of flora and, of course, its stunning landscapes.

We hope that each of you will be inspired by the chance to ‘reveal’ and share in a part of our island. We know that Mauritius has so much to offer and hope that its natural charm and beauty will seduce you, as it has us.

Our team of guides, lead by Allan, will allow you the chance to experience a hike in the wild, rugged beauty of Le Morne Mountain. Allan grew up around this mountain, learning its secrets from his grandfather, who imbued in his heart a real love and connection. Allan to this day exalts in his cultural heritage. He gained knowledge about the many medicinal plants that flourish here and the mountain’s historical significance; a significance that is directly connected to his ancestors and the other residences of the village. They are truly linked to this mountain and its history.

During the course of each hike, our guide will explain to you and share with you the secrets of the plants, tales of day-to-day life, here, in Mauritius, a little about the history of Le Morne and its importance within our culture.

Ultimately we offer you authentic moments provided by real people.

 

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CONTACT


CONTACT


If you wish to experience, feel and share an authentic and wild Mauritius do get in contact with us and let us help plan your next discovery.

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