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Réunion Island: what to do, what to see…

The hiker’s delight: the Cirque de Mafate
In the Indian Ocean lies a land of fire: a spectacular volcanic island. Here, luxuriant vegetation runs riot in stark contrast to the spectacular black cliffs of Cap Méchant and the lava flows of Le Grand-Brûlé. It is in these amazing surroundings that La Réunion celebrates a multicultural richness of traditional festivals and refined Créole cuisine...
WHAT TO SEE

• The active volcano of Piton de La Fournaise
• The Trou de Fer (Iron Hole) canyon
• The Piton des Neiges
• The Cilaos, Salazie and Mafate cirque hiking trails
• The Kélonia Sea Turtle Observatory
• The volcanic peak of Maïdo
• The spectacular Voile de la Mariée (Bridal Veil) waterfalls
• Roches Noires beach
• Anse des Cascades
• The volcanic peak of Le Grand Bénare

WHAT TO DO

• Watch the sun go down from the Piton des Neiges
• Take to the skies on a helicopter sightseeing trip
• Dive one of the island’s underwater nature reserves
• Get wet canyoning or white water rafting
• Wander around the Saint-Paul street market
• Visit a Tamil temple and watch a fire walker
• Tour the historic Creole villas of Entre-Deux
• Go dolphin and whale watching in the Indian Ocean
• Explore the wild south and the lava road
• Throw some shapes to traditional Maloya rhythms

WHAT TO EAT

• Brèdes 
• Rougail
• Babafigue
• Beignets de Chouchou
• Bouchons
• Creole sarcives
• Bonbons Piments
• Manioc crepe
• Dodo beer
• Gratin de Chouchou

WHAT TO BRING BACK

• Bourbon vanilla
• Rum
• White tea
• Cilaos lace and embroidery
• Lychee wood objects
• Lava rock objects
• A tamarind wood lamp
• Tamarind paste

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