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  • Hiking on Ambre Island in Mauritius
  • Hiking on Ambre Island in Mauritius
  • Hiking on Ambre Island in Mauritius

Hiking on Ambre Island in Mauritius

Hiking on Ambre Island in Mauritius

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Embark for a fabulous journey to Ile d’Ambre, one of the untouched islands along the eastern coast and uncover its beautiful hidden coves. This little piece of paradise is one of the last wild sanctuaries of Mauritius. With its dense mangroves around its coasts and its inner forest, it is an ideal spot for a fantastic hike. 

You will reach the island on-board a traditional Mauritian pirogue boat. Once at the jetty of Bois Noir, you will follow the footpath that takes you to a network of trails crossing over this 14-hectare island. As you walk amidst luxuriant nature, unveil ruins dating back to 1750, the remnants of the French colonization, which give the islet a tremendous charm. You will also find indigenous plants and some interesting insects, including many colourful butterflies as well as lizards and birds.

You will learn all about the conservation work that's being done there; as you follow the guides pass exotic and newly planted endemic trees. You will soon know all about the history and the wonderful treasures this mysterious island has to offer. 

  • Experience:
    Leisurely guided hike at Ile Ambre and visit of the French ruins. Easy-moderate hike. 
  • Price description and maximum participants: 
    Adult 44 Euro per person. 
    Child 30 euros per person. (5-12 years)
    Max. 12 participants. Min. 2 participants. 
  • Included in the price:
    Guided leisure hike on Ile Ambre, transfer to the island in a Mauritian pirogue boat, exploring the wild sanctuary offering luxuriant nature, butterflies, birds and insects, getting familiar with the history of the island, guided tour around the French ruins, water and juice. 
  • Opening days for activity:
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 
  • Start time, end time and duration: 
    Morning hike starts at 09.00am, ends at 12.30pm.  Approx. 3,5 hour. 
    Afternoon hike starts at 01.15pm, ends 04.15pm. Aprrox 3,5 hour. 
  • Location and/or meeting point/finishing point:
    Ile Ambre, North East. Meeting at the Jetty of Bois Noir. Finishing at the Jetty of Bois Noir. 
  • To bring:
    Hiking shoes, comfortable clothes, sunscreen, mosquito repellent camera and water.
  • Minimum age and/or requirements for kids:
    As from 5 and above. 
  • Transport to location: 
    Not included. 
  • Reservation policy:
    Booking 48 hours in advance.
  • Cancellation Policy:
    - Within 24 hours prior to the excursion no refund possible.
    - Within 48 hours prior to the excursion 50% refund. 
    - To ensure a pleasant and quality experience to all guests, we urge to arrive on time at the meeting point. Should you arrive more than 15 minutes late, we shall depart (no refund possible).


  • 4
    Average: 4 (1 vote)
  • Awesome full day kayaking & snorkelling trip
Had an awesome full day sea kayaking and snorkelling trip exploring the mangroves of Île d'Ambre (Amber Island). The location is so peaceful and picturesque and the guide Hemraz great fun and very knowledgeable about the mangrove ecosystem. Loved paddling through the mangrove maze, snorkelling to see all the juvenile fish hiding amongst the roots and the picnic at Bernache Island was delicious. Highly recommended!
  • 5
    Average: 5 (1 vote)
  • Nice half-day kayaking in peaceful nature
As family of 6 (incl 4 adult children) we spent around 3 hours in a peaceful environment kayaking around the Ile d'ambre. The tour guide explained us the ecological environment (mangroves) and we took a couple of swims and a short visit of the deserted island. The snacks in between (pineapple, local cake) were just on point. Recommended for people looking for some action outside beach hang-outs.

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