The Coolest Tours To Take On Reunion Island

So you’ve already spent a few days lounging in the sun at your luxury resort’s beaches. Maybe you are getting a tad bored, and you probably have a little suntan, too. Now is the perfect time to get off your butt to explore the exotic island. Reunion Island is known for its stunning, versatile landscape of volcanoes, mountains and beachy regions. Fortunately, there are multiple ways to explore the land whether it’s on foot, by water or by air. Here are the coolest tours to take on Reunion Island.

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Volcano hikes

Put a little hair on your chest and give the people back at home something to talk about by embarking on a volcano tour. Rando Volcan has their own skilled guides that will lead you and a group to an active volcano where you can get up close and personal with volcano Piton de la Fournaise. There, you’ll be led though lava tunnels and a crater while the guide explains the biology and history of the volcano.

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Miniature plane tours

Hop aboard a tiny plane that can only fit two passengers at once (including the pilot). This extremely personal tour will give you a spectacular aerial view of the island including flying over a volcano, mountainous terrains and stunning lagoons. Planetair974 is a privately-owned air tour company that offers you three different packages where you can see different parts of the island. Don’t forget to request a complimentary video recording of your adventure on air. Another fantastic company offering air tours is Zen Altitude Ulm. Or go on a helicopter tour via Helilagon.

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Scuba diving excursions

Thanks to the island’s prime location for sight seeing marine wildlife, scuba diving is an absolute must in Reunion Island. Several charter boats offer tours and will fully equip you with scuba diving gear. Multiple companies like Reunion Plongee and Bleu Marine Reunion will take you to the the popular spots where you can swim with wild dolphins, sea turtles and whales. The surrounding ocean is crystal clear, making it incredibly easy to spot the marine mammals and wealth of tropical fish swimming in and out of the coral reefs. Each dive is accompanied by a certified diver who will ensure the safety of everyone on board.


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Parasailing and paragliding tours

There’s a reason that parasailing and paragliding are popular on this island. The stunning green landscape with neighboring transcluent blue ocean makes this an ideal spot to drop into the earth while admiring the view. Thrill seekers can join some of the tours like Tropic Parapente, Air Reunion Parapente, Airteam Parapente and Bourbon Parapente. Before each adventure, participants will go through extensive training on safety before hopping out of a plane for a thrill of their lifetime.

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Trek through the island

Looking to get immersed in the island’s nature without having to hike? Consider Coco Bike’s tours, where a guide will lead a group of cyclists through scenic routes through wilderness, farmlands, and mountains. The company will supply sturdy mountain bikes, protective gear and helmets, along with an optional Go Pro to record your trek through the island.  The guides will take you through trails based on your comfort and skill level (easier, flat terrain for first-timers and families with small children) and rocky, hilly landscape for more advanced riders. It’s advised to book your trip in advance as soon as possible.


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Climb the canyons

You can put your climbing and rappelling skills to the test allover the island. There are multiple tours where a team of certified climbers will lead guests to secret bouldering spots. Among the top canyoning and rappelling tours are Adrenal Ile, Canyon Adventure, Ricaric, Alpanes Canyoning Reunion and Canyoning la Reunion. Many of the climbs end with a trip to see the famous Cascade Riviere Langevin waterfalls for photo ops.


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Segway your way around

Not every tour has to be an adrenaline kick. Go for a less heart-racing Segway tour through Mobilboard La Reunion to see the local sights around town and nature trails. A segway guide will escort the team through historic sites and nature locations to take in the full beauty of the island. For those who wish to explore on their own without a tour guide, they can rent the segways and explore their temporary playground that is Reunion Island.

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