CLASSIC RÉUNION ISLAND HOLIDAY

There is much more to remarkable Réunion than simply the imagined beaches of an Indian Ocean Island. The mountains of the interior are of volcanic origin, up to 3 000 metres high, the three diverse Cirques (collapsed volcanoes) offer breathtaking scenery, and the active volcano of Piton-de-la-Fournaise is a ‘must see’. If you enjoy awesome nature, spectacular hiking and the great outdoors, the chances are that you'll enjoy a holiday to Réunion.

YOUR TRAVEL ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Piton de la Fournaise, one of the world's most active volcanoes.
  • Truly amazing mountain & coastal scenery.
  • West coast beaches & relaxation.

YOUR TRAVEL ITINERARY PACKAGE

On arrival into Roland Garros Airport in Réunion collect your rental car and using the detailed directions provided take the short and scenic drive (approx. 1 hour) to charming Diana Dea Lodge for a 2-night stay. 9km from Sainte-Anne and set in a 350 acre estate, Diana Dea Lodge is ideally located to discover the east coast of Réunion and nearby Piton de la Fournaise.

Piton de la Fournaise volcano
Roland Garros airport Reunion Island

The Piton de la Fournaise (‘peak of the furnace’) is one of the world's most active volcanoes, and one of the islands main attractions. It is also one of the most accessible volcanoes in the world, with plenty of hiking routes, horse-riding trails, and 4x4 trails. You can reach the site in a normal rental car, or on foot, with well marked paths.

YOUR ACCOMMODATION...

Diana Dea Lodge honeymoon suite views

DIANA DEA LODGE

9km from Sainte-Anne, 650 above sea level and set in a 350 acre estate (home to deer), Diana Dea Lodge is ideally located to discover the east coast of Reunion and nearby Piton de la Fournaise.

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Piton De La Fournaise Reunion Island volcano

PITON DE LA FOURNAISE

A Lake once described by Ernest Hemingway as "the loveliest I had seen in Africa", Lake Manyara is full of stunning scenery.

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INCLUDED:

  • All accommodation
  • Car Rental (Renault Megane or similar)
  • Meals and activities as specified in the itinerary

EXCLUDED:

  • Flights
  • Visa fees (if applicable)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals, Drinks & Activities not specified;
  • Items of a personal nature
    - e.g. tips, telephone, laundry etc.

Where prices are shown for a travel itinerary, they are intended to give you some guidance as to what is possible and to help you budget. They are accurate at the time of being published, but they are not definitive rates and are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking.

There are also many offers, value adds, discounts and specials throughout the year. Honeymoon offers, wedding packages, early booking offers, free nights, discounted airfares and more - contact us for full details. Please note that holidays which do not fall completely within a price or date band may be subject to increase or decrease.

TRAVEL TIME

Africa Collection travel time by vehicle logo Roland Garros Airport > Sainte-Anne ± 1hr
Sainte-Anne > Saint-Pierre ± 2hrs
Saint-Pierre > Cilaos ± 2hrs
Cilaos > Saint Leu ± 2hrs
Saint Leu > Roland Garros Airport ± 1hr
Note: These times are estimates and are dependant on flights and accommodation selections.
TRAVEL TIPS FOR RÉUNION ISLAND

LET US GUIDE YOU...

This is the classic self-drive itinerary for Réunion, using good standard hotels, and seeing the highlights of the island. We offer a full tailor-made service to reunion - maybe more mountains & less beach; specialist hiking itineraries; longer or shorter stays; cheaper hotels or guesthouses - all options are possible. Although the island is not large, driving can be a little slow due to the windy roads and traffic, but the scenery makes it all worthwhile.

There are plenty of great combination options in the region. There are direct flights from Réunion to Johannesburg, Nosy Be and Antananarivo in Madagascar, Mayotte (another unique Indian Ocean Island), Mauritius and the Seychelles - the combination options are myriads, Cape Town & South Africa and Mozambique, for something different. Or one of the great lakes in Africa. Or Rwanda for a Mountain Gorilla experience. There are plenty of options!

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