Cirque de Cilaos tourist trail

Discover Cilaos and Piton des Neiges

Tour: Cilaos + Black sand beach

Duration of the circuit: 7/8 hours

Category: private tour in vehicle with driver-guide

Compatible with cruises

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Route des 400 virages

At 8:00 am, the driver will pick you up at your hotel or residence: let’s go to Cilaos! The famous 400 turns road will give you the opportunity to enjoy splendid panoramas with wonderfull cliffs and mountains.

10 a.m.: “Roche Merveilleuse”. This rock, according to legend, has a magical effect ! But this is mainly an extraordinary panorama of the entire Cirque de Cilaos.

Notre Dame des Neiges

Then let’s go to the village of Cilaos and visit the church of “Notre Dame des Neiges”. This massive religious building built in the 1930s faces the Piton des Neiges which inspired its name!

Cilaos centre

You will then stroll through the center of the village of Cilaos and will be able to appreciate its craft shops as well as its pedestrian street.


12:00: We will have lunch in the village. Do not forget the local specialities: lentils and wine!

Mare a Joncs

Let’s then walk around the pond “Mare à Joncs”, a peacefull place in the heart of the village.

Plage de sable noir de l'Etang Sale

We will now drive down in order to return to the seaside, on the longest black sand beach of the island. The beach of “Etang Salé” is a mix of volcanic sand and olivines, an extraordinary beauty.

We then return calmly back to your hotel or residence.

3:30 p.m.: End of the tour

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