Mauritius’s highest falls at 293m, Tamarin Falls tumble down a canyon towards Tamarin Bay. They are often referred to as the “seven cascades”, as although there’s a series of eleven waterfalls in total, the seven larger falls are the best known and most easily accessible. You can get a glimpse of the first three falls from a viewpoint behind the Henrietta bus station but the only way to see them all is on a beautifully unspoiled guided hike or a canyoning trip – this is the island’s canyoning hotspot, with abseils, jumps and bathing pools among the highlights. Local guides hang around the start point, but the slippery trails and technical climbs in parts mean it’s advisable to book with a recommended, qualified guide.

 

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