Meeting at Henrietta Bus Terminal at 09h00. Olivier Bourquin, from Otelair, is waiting for Jordan & Team. They went to the view point and saw the different heights of the waterfalls of 7 cascades.
They followed Olivier off path and stop side of the road with their car. He helped them with our equipment and they were ready to go through the bush. They had our introductory course of canyoning with the harness and the snap link and few minutes later they were up the first waterfall of 45mts.
Olivier set the security harness and they began the descent. The water was cold and pressure of the waterfall was really harsh, but the adrenaline rush and the picturesque were worth it.
They then swam in a lake (of 30mts deep!!) to get to the other side of next waterfall. They also went through the different part of the forest, discovering the red pepper as well as other endemic trees.
The next waterfall was shorter (of 10km) but had much more water pressure therefore making it harder to get down. Some of them managed toughly to get down the waterfall. The last 6km was an optional free jump into the river. Jordan was quite fond of it.
To achieve this beautiful day with our Partner Otelair, Oliver, Jordan and the rest of the team went to Albion to climb the steep cliffs. This activity was announced as being quite harder than canyoning, but everyone’s managed to go up the cliffs.
Here’s a beautiful end to our first ‘Live New Adventures’ campaign. A Special thanks to our brand ambassador Jordan Joumon and to our partner Otelair. Catch us soon for our new adventures!
Back to the Roots!
Tamarind falls? Where is that?!
Jordan and his friends also didn’t know where that was until the name “7 Cascades” was revealed, a new place to discover after a quick introduction with their guide, Matthieu from Yanature.
They walked across a small path before descending the muddy but dense woods while Matthieu gave them several tips and tricks to prevent falling; this didn’t prevent several slides followed by a few giggles. After strolling down, a waterfall with a small lake that perched over a huge ravine was seen. The wind lifted drops of water in the air giving the illusion of smoke. The sun was warm and bright, those without their polarized sunglasses envied those whose eyes were protected from the UV and glare but still they continued their trip.
It was time to climb to the smallest waterfall, a trail that seemed easier than the last. There they met the Garra Rufa, also named the Doctor fish, but we all know these creatures as the fish in the “Fish Spa”. They plunged their hands into the water and felt the tiny puckering of the fish. After a moment of relaxation they went to the next lake, where even though they heard about the eventual eels, they found comfort diving in the pure and freezing waters.
It was then time for the final waterfall. Climbing the steeper slopes was tiresome after the effort made but it was worth it. They faced a natural artwork of rocky hills that met the skies and a view filled with colors so lavish that they took some time to capture the moment before heading home with a heavy heart…
Just outside of the lagoon of Grand Baie, the Seabob team, along with Jordan Joumon, brand ambassador, await in their boat. One by one, the Seabobs – powerful underwater seatoys – are dropped into the crystal clear ocean with resounding plunks.
The group heeds the guides first on how to manoeuver the Seabobs, before launching themselves into the water too. The first underwater trip stuns the senses. Jordan, gripping the Seabob, dives in. He comes back up for air. So, this must be what it feels like to be a dolphin!
As he guns the Seabob above water, it feels like he is riding the waves. At the lightest tug and shift in bodyweight, the Seabob turns and dives back underwater. The Seabob is silent and does not disrupt underwater life. The driver feels in perfect harmony with the machine and the surroundings.
Jordan alternates between zipping through the water, cruising on the surface or diving and freestyling. The Seabob can go up to 40 metres underwater, ensuring safe and impressive diving.
Tired but with adrenaline still in the blood, Jordan and friends climb back onto the boat. The Seabob offers an unparalleled experience, one that proposes a rediscovery of the island through another lens.
Hop with Jordan Joumon, brand ambassador, onto Born to Fly’s seaplane and glide above the endless beaches of the West coast and the wild South.
The adventure begins early in the morning on La Prairie beach. Crossing fingers for clear skies, the seaplane takes off above the crystal clear waters of the lagoon. Blending with the clouds, Ludovic, the pilot, points out the interesting landmarks, such as Maconde, Le Morne Brabant etc.
The view is breathtaking and the shades of blue blend into greens. The trip offers a bird’s eye-view of the South-West of the island: from the azure palette of the Indian Ocean to the sunlit kilometres of sandy shoreline, from the hidden treasures of the National Park to the geometric patches of our sugarcane fields, the scenic diversity is breathtaking. This is a sight that is intensified when captured from the air.
Rendez vous in the private reserve of Wolmar on the west coast of the island: Jordan and friends are perched on Fatbikes and are ready to ride into the reserve. After an introductory talk from the guide – who explains how the reserve used to be part of the volcanic area of Mauritius underwater – the group sets off down sandy lanes.
The paths climb up steadily and are punctured by interesting tidbits. The group bikes up, snaking around endemic trees, bee hives, mountains of coal or around remnants of millennium old corals that were brought to the surface ages ago. The ride halts whenever herds of deer decide the gallop across the course, or upon sight of interesting wildlife, such as geese or boars.
After a quick snack comes the descent; the “hard” part is over. The group hurtles down the rocky slopes, the Fatbikes offering stability and grip. The ride is exhilarating and ends softly on a plain. The group leisurely bikes towards the finish, drinking in the view. The polarized sunglasses offer comfort and accentuate the beauty of the untouched surroundings. The trip into the wild draws to an end.