La Reunion

Mauritius' wilder rugged neighbour

La Reunion is part of the EU! A French overseas department lying off the east coast of Africa.  Everyone speaks French and the local currency is the Euro but La Reunion is an exotic island with spectacular scenery.  The mountains at its heart are volcanic in origin and a major attraction for hikers.  In fact La Reunion has so many activities that it is the perfect destination for more active travellers.  Highlights include:

  • Dormant and active volcanoes with majestic peaks that create a series of amphitheatres with great trekking
  • Thermal springs and waterfalls 
  • Golden beaches and volcanic black beaches
  • hiking, canyoning, paragliding, mountain biking, scuba diving and surfing
  • Creole villages
  • Flying time: 11 hours from Paris
  • Best time of year to travel: Year round except January and February
  • Time difference: + 4 hours
  • Currency: Euro

Ideas for a trip to La Reunion

Here are some ideas for trips to La Reunion all of which can be adapted for you and we are always happy to create a bespoke trip from scratch

Walking tour of La Reunion

from £1,999 per person
9 days hiking through the Cirques with time at the end on the beach at St Gilles-les-Bains in a 4* hotel

Self drive tour of La Reunion

from £1800 per person
A 12 day self drive itinerary taking in volcanoes, charming villages, beaches and the Cirques

Frequently Asked Questions

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