» Special tour » Heli hike – Mafate
Enter the heart of the island and discover the “Bas Mafate”. From the short transfer with our shuttle to Deux-Bras, you are put into the atmosphere as you board a 4×4, weaving through the Rivière des Galets’s bed in a joyful cacophony. This majestic setting invites you to enter a nature that is surrounded with several 2000 meter-high peaks.
The first stop is in Cayenne, where the picturesque village allows you to cool down in the shade of the fruit trees while the background offers Le Gros Morne, watching over the whole Cirque. A 30-minute steep path then leads us to the village of “Grand Place les hauts”, on the famous Mafate postman’s footsteps.
In this bucolic frame, dominating the better part of the 12 villages in the Cirque, you will enjoy a delicious Creole meal, homemade by the “moun’ des hauts”. The return will be made by helicopter mid-afternoon, this time for about 15 minutes until we reach our base, dominating the only part of the island only accessible by air or by foot.
Average walking* time: 3 hours (fall of about 300 meters)
Rate: 190 €
*Requires good physical condition
*Possibility to privatise the service upon request
*Possibility to stay overnight upon request
*Minimum of 5 passengers
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