Highlights of Inland

Head away from the coast and crowds to discover some of the island’s most beautiful landscapes and best kept secrets. These include ancient forests and colourful bird life in the national parks, lofty waterfalls and one of the world’s finest botanical gardens. You will also come across inviting local restaurants, thriving run distilleries, historic sugar plantations and colonial mansions. The interior’s undulating topography also make it a playground for activities including hiking, ziplining, mountain biking and horse riding.

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Black River Gorges National Park
The Black River Gorges National Park was first designated as a protected landscape in 1994 after botanists discovered a significant variety of flowering plants in the area, and now covers 3% of the island’s land mass. 
Seven Coloured Earth, Chamarel
Set on the edge of the Black River National Park, Chamarel is a charming mountain village named after a French army officer who set up a plantation to farm coffee and spices. 
Pamplemousses is set 10km inland from the capital Port Louis, and a short drive from the beaches on the north coast, in one of the most populated parts of the island.