Hiking holiday in Reunion and kitesurfing in Mauritius

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Hiking holiday in Reunion and kitesurfing in Mauritius

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.

Environment

The Mountain Chalets reuse and recycle wood from demolished houses as well as containers to build the cabins and some furniture. They segregate and recycle the trash from every cabin and common areas following Mission Vert's model for recycling.

The chalet has a 100% use of energy-efficient bulbs. Most of the water used is provided by a rain-catch system in place and during drier months, water is pumped from a nearby river. Experiments are running to treat grey water through natural filtering bassins. Cabins count with low-flow toilets, washbasins and shower heads (progressively changing all of them).

All of our tours and excursions are non-motorized, proposing eco-conscious alternatives to commercial boat trips and day-tours by car; we bring our travelers on offbeat adventures to discover Mauritius' secret gems by sea-kayaking, mountain biking, walking tours and hikes.

The excursions aim to raise awareness on Mauritius’ history, culture, environment and on which threats the island is facing at the moment.

Our tours and excursions happen either in exclusivity or in small groups of maximum 6 people, to minimize the impact on the environment while maximizing safety and interaction with local guides.

We are committed to defend animal welfare, discarding activities that deprive animals from their natural rights or are invasive to their natural habitats, such as:
- the walk with lions and the crocodile park
- the overcrowded "swim with dolphins"
- the underwater walk and submarine, which damage greatly the coral reef

All of our nature-based excursions aim to raise awareness of the places' flora and fauna and its relevance to the natural and social environments.

Community

We are committed to offer authentic holiday products with a direct link to Mauritian culture, heritage or history and Reunion's nature.

We support & empower small to medium businesses, set up independently and run by the local community.

We promote family-run small business, like the Guest Houses in Reunion and the beach bungalow and the mountain chalets in Mauritius.

All of our tours and excursions are led by certified and licensed local guides from the areas visited.

Our proposed tours and excursions leak financially to the local community, creating jobs or alternative revenue streams for those who need it most.

You get to empower locals living from their small business and sharing their love and passion for the heritage.

Our proposed tours supports womens' emancipation and local initiative and re-distribution of the income to a local NGO “Un lit pour tous”.

Our local team will be in touch with you via WhatsApp to advise you on our favorite family-run Restaurants to eat authentic Mauritian meals, as well as farms and markets to buy local organic produce.

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