DAY 1: SOFT LANDING
If you arrive on the island after several hours of flying, chances are the first thing you want to do is land on a beach with your toes fan-shaped. TO Water hole, for example, you can paddle board or kayak-transparent.
Take the opportunity to taste the plugs, samosas et chilli candy in snacks. Enjoy the sunset on the beach, or head for the savannah of Cap la Houssaye, sublimated by the light of the end of the day. The West is the area best equipped with hotel rooms and vacation rentals. On the price side, it goes for example approximately 60 euros per room at the hotel Les Créoles at 400 euros for a suite at the Saint-Alexis.
DAY 2: THE ISLAND TOUR
Around the island is a very creole tradition. Reunionese are used to doing it on Sundays (and imitate them, to avoid traffic jams). The tour is usually done from east to west. The goal is to stop you on the road, at the feeling. But we will still list you the essentials, close to the road. In the morning stop at the Niagara waterfall,Sainte-Anne church, the east river bridge,Cascades Cove,Church of Sainte-Rose et the lava route.
For the lunch break, our favorite is the Case Volcano, at Tremblet: a Creole restaurant where you can taste the whole menu before deciding! Then continue towards Cap Méchant, the beach of Grand Anse, the Etang Salé chasm Pointe au Sel and prompter in Saint-Leu. The WildOn Brisants beach, is one of the cool spots to drink a drink at sunset, feet in the sand.
DAY 3: HIKING BLACK CAP - ROCHE GLASS BOTTLE
Get up early and sneakers on your feet, direction Donkeyback to perform the Buckle Cap Black-Rock Glass Bottle. This short hike allows you to enjoy a beautiful view of the cirque of Mafate. And it's an ideal way to warm up, before the other hikes planned during the stay.
Plan a cool aprem, at the beach, tomorrow, we get up early again. The ideal would be to change accommodation for you closer to the south. Staying in Saint-Pierre is a good compromise to discover the area and enjoy the lagoon and lively evenings.
4 DAY: THE VOLCANO
Direction Piton la Fournaise. Depending on your physical condition, plan to do the ascent of the volcano, or enjoy the viewpoint from the No Bellecombe - Jacob. Note that in the event of an eruption, access to the volcano is regulated.
DAY 5: THE WILD SOUTH
The south is full of nuggets. It's up to you to choose which ones you want to explore. We are a fan of the Vincendo Navy and Yellow Cap. A two-hour walk provides access to this ocher cliff. The end is a bit of a joke On the other hand.
6 DAY: CILAOS
After facing the famous road with 400 bends, stroll through the pretty village of Cilaos. Stroll around the Mare in Joncq, and go admire the circus from the point of view of the Marvelous Rock. For the meal, taste the famous Cilaos lentils at the restaurant l'Isabelle.
If you have time, ride to Ilet à Cordes, a little more isolated.
7 DAY: SALAZIE
Head to the circus Salazia, the kingdom of waterfalls. Just on the road, you can admire two: the White Waterfall and the Bridal Veil. Make a stop at Hell Bourg, the only “most beautiful village in France” in Réunion. Take advantage of point of view on Piton d'Anchain, just before entering the village. Then discover the pretty colored boxes. The visit of the Maison Folio worth the detour.
In the restaurants, taste the dishes based on pet, the circus symbol. Find yourself a little room in the circus, at Hell Bourg or Grand Ilet for example, to start the descent to Mafate early the next day.
DAY 8 & 9: MAFATE
There are a multitude of ways to access Mafate Circus, the only one who does not have a road. One of the most famous trails is the one that provides access to the News by the Col des Boeufs. Once you have arrived in the circus, you can also continue your journey to Marla. Spend the night in one of the houses circus. The next day, go quietly back to Salazie.
Before leaving the East, do a stop at Saint-André, to admire the temples Hindus of the Colossus, Small bazaar or Marien Peyroumal temple. You can also do a stop ata Vanilleraie de Sainte-Suzanne, to buy some pei vanilla.
10 DAY: SAINT-DENIS
End your stay by discovering the chief town. Stroll through the shopping streets, spot the magnificent Creole villas of the street of Paris. To buy souvenirs from the Indian Ocean area, go to Small ou Big market (beware, these are often crafts from Madagascar).
If you have time to admire one last sunset before your flight, climb the mountain ramps, to take advantage of a amazing views on the city of Saint-Denis.