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Reunion Island Self Drive Adventure

Saint Denis, Cilaos & Saint Leu

Best time to travel
May - November
Perfect for
Ideal length
8 nights
From (incl flights)
€3,899 pp

At a glance

  • International flights from Dublin to Reunion Island.
  • All private transfers as well as 8 days' pre-arranged car rental in a Renault Capture, or similar.
  • 8 nights’ accommodation in luxury accommodation hand-picked by OROKO.
  • Discover Reunion’s rugged volcanic features with exciting guided tours including an exploration of Cirque de Salazie Volcanic Caldera.
  • A trip to the island is incomplete without a visit to the Piton de la Fournaise which is one of the most active volcanoes in the world.
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From majestic mountains to forested valleys, the mystical landscape of Reunion Island is a joy to explore. What better way to traverse the volcanic terrain than by a self drive adventure. In this sample itinerary, take in this fabulous island, one village at a time. Using our expert knowledge, we have organised the perfect trip, taking you to the best hotels, beaches and natural wonders. With so much volcanic activity constantly reshaping the landscape, there is plenty to see. From the highly active Piton de la Fournaise volcano to deep calderas, explore the highs and lows of this dream destination.

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Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to Saint Denis.

Your car hire will be prearranged for collection on arrival at the airport. Drive to Sainte Anne, your first stop on your Reunion Island adventure. Here, you will spend three nights relaxing in a secluded and private boutique hotel.

Embark on a privately guided tour of Cirque de Salazie.

This rugged valley is famous for its lush vegetation. Look out for old-style creole houses, enjoy the scent of vanilla plantations, witness native wildlife and even spot colourful Hindu temples in this unique area.

Embark on a privately guided tour of Cirque de Salazie
Head west towards the next stop on your island exploration.

Arrive in Cilaos spa town where you will spend two nights. Made famous by its natural hot springs and vineyards, the town occupies a prime position in the Cirque de Cilaos, a forested and rugged caldera.

Cilaos Spa Town
A visit to Cirque de Cilaos is a must.

A private guide will take you southwest towards the volcanic caldera, stopping off at several volcanic features along the way. Visit a white foam geyser known as the souffleur and the famous 400-bend road in the Cilaos Valley.

Cirque de Cilaos
Your next destination is the small town of Saint-Leu.

Just over an hour’s drive away, this coastal village is full of colonial architecture and stunning scenery. Here, you will spend your final three nights.

Hike the Piton de la Fournaise Volcano with your local guide.

This incredible feature can be walked from head to toe and makes for an unforgettable hike. There is also an option to explore the volcano on horseback or take a mountain bike ride.

Hike the Piton de la Fournaise Volcano
Experience a sunset tour of Cap La Houssaye.

This is a beautiful cape where the ocean, cliffs and savannah lands come together. A drive through the area is the perfect way to experience the scattered basalt rocks, deep ravines and crashing waves at the coast.

Experience a sunset tour of Cap La Houssaye
Drive to the international airport for your flight home.

Drop off your rental car and board your flight home. Arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Where to rest your head

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Diana Dea Lodge

Enjoy a luxurious stay off the beaten track at Diana Dea Lodge. Located on the eastern coast of Reunion Island, the property has beautiful views of rolling hills and the ocean. There are panoramic windows all over the property.

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Tsilaosa Hotel and Spa

Set in a restored creole home, Tsilaosa hotel is a favourite among locals and visitors alike. The charming property, located in the very heart of Cilaos village, is full of imaginative décor and traditional accents that make it completely unique.

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Blue Margouillat

A member of the luxurious Relais & Chateaux group, this property is a wonderfully relaxing boutique hotel. With white walls and a blue roof, the hotel feels like a home. There are incredible artworks hung throughout the property.

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What people are saying

The whole engagement from start to finish with OROKO is possibly the best experience we have had for a holiday. The trip to Sorrento marked a special occasion and OROKO put together an itinerary that gave us the perfect balance between organised trips and time to experience Sorrento on our own time. The OROKO App is the go-to for all information and documentation relating to your trip.  If your objective is to sit back and have your trip professionally arranged with your guidance I can definitely recommend OROKO to do this on your behalf.

Donal, Sorrento, 2022


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