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LA REUNION : 5 POST CONFERENCE FIELD TRIPS

Discover the Wild South

3 days – 15-17 July 2019
24 persons maximum

Here nature and man seem to have signed a pact. From the flying blades to the heart of the forest they both express their strength and creativity.

Discussed subjects :

  • Chrono séquence of lava flows and vegetation succession
  • Lava tunnel and associated biodiversity
  • Coastal vegetation
  • Whale watching
  • Hygrophilous megatherm forest
  • Research station of Mare Longue
  • Alien invasive species
  • Agroforestry
  • Sea-birds
  • herpetology
  • community involvement for conservation

TOTAL per person for the 3 days (2 nights) : 400 € TTC 

Day 1

Meet at hotel and depart – 07h00
Minibus transfer to the Grand Brûlé (various stops and local refreshments) – 8h30
Chrono séquence of lava flows and vegetation succession

(G1) Option (16 pers max in 2 groups)
Lava tunnel tour by a professional guide – Duration 2h30 to 3h00

(G2) Coastal trail of the « Route des Laves » (Lava road) – Duration 2H30 to 3h00

  • Coastal vegetation
  • Whale watching
  • Hygrophilous, megatherm forest relics

Collection G1 et G2

Minibus transfer – 30 minutes
Local meal on guest farm     Swim at  « du Baril » seawater pool
Visit of forest field station of Mare longue
Minibus transfer to guest house     Check-in at guest house 17h30
Créole evening with local meal at « Basse Vallée » – Night in gite

Day 2

(G1) Depart on foot for a visit of the Mare Longue forest
Hygrophilous megathermal forest
Alien invasive species
Agroforestry
Circuit short or long – Duration 3h00  to 4h00 with local refreshments

(G2) Option (12 pers max in 2 groups)
Mountain biking lead by a professional guide at Mare Longue Forest – Duration 3h30 with local refreshments

 

Pick-up G1 and G2 – Minibus transfer or by foot to creole picnic at Cap méchant
Discover the colony of Noddi Bruns at Cap Méchant, and visit of the botanical garden (
Minibus transfer to guest house     Check-in at guest house 17h30

Introduction to creole cuisine and meal preparation – Night in gite

Day 3
(G1) Minibus transfer to Vincendo – 30 minutes
Stop at La Marine – Walking trail along coast to Cap jaune    Duration 2h00

(G2) Option 1 (8 pers max)
Canyoning at Langevin lead by a professional guide    Duration 4h00 and local refreshments

Pick-up G1 et G2    Minibus transfer    Traditional creole picnic at Manapany
Discover the Gecko of Manapany and community involvement for conservation    Duration 2h30
Minibus transfer    Creole aperitif and sunset at Grande Anse beach

Return to Saint-Pierre or Saint-Denis

Discover the Cirques (calderas)

3 days of HIKING   15-17 July 2019
12 persons maximum

Historical refuge for escaped slaves, escape to the heart of the Cirques of Salazie, Mafate and Cilaos. Immerse yourself in the universal and exceptional nature of these UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Discussed subjects :

  • Geomorphology
  • universality and exceptionality of this World Heritage site
  • Dry forest at the bottom of the cirque
  • Heart of the national park
  • Creoleness
  • Pharmacopoeia
  • Ancient volcanism
  • ‘Marronnage’
  • History

TOTAL per person for the 3 days (2 nights) all inclusive : 400 € TTC

Day 1

Meet at hotel an departure  – 7h00
Transfer to the Bord à Martin (various stops and local refreshments)    09h00
Cultural and scientific visit of the Cirque de Salazie

  • Stand history
  • Geomorphology
  • hydrology
  • UNESCO world heritage site

Typical meal at guest house
Night and dinner in gite or hotel at Hell-Bourg    Maloya performance

Day 2

Minibus transfer to the Cirque de Cilaos with various stop and  local refreshments – Duration 3h00
Stops
Natural pool at the Bassin la Paix – observing the Megachiroptera  and discover Takamaka valley
or
Ecological restoration and fight against alien invasive species in Duvernay forest

Meal at guest house in Saint-Benoît or Plaine des Palmistes
Minibus transfer to Cilaos with frequent stops    Duration 3h00
Night and dinner in hotel at Cilaos
Présentation of the project « Life+ Pétrels »  (SEOR/LIFE+ PETRELS)

Day 3

Hiking in the cirque de Cilaos accompanied by a local guide 3h00

  • Ancient volcanism
  • UNESCO world heritage site church
  • A focus on the petrel colonies
  • Îlet à Cordes a « world apart »

Créole meal in Îlet Chicots
Visit of Îlet à cordes    2h00    Pick-up G1 (trekking)
Refreshments in Cilaos and transfer to the coast – 1h30
Creole aperitif and sunset at Etang-salé black sand beach

Return to Saint-Pierre or Saint-Denis

Discover the Cirques (calderas)

3 days  by car  15-17 July 2019
24 persons maximum

You are here in the heart of Reunion. Let yourself be transported by the authenticity of the place, the beauty of the landscapes, the charm of the villages and the reception of the people of the heights.

Discussed subjects :

  • Geomorphology
  • hydrology
  • UNESCO world heritage site
  • Ancient volcanism
  • UNESCO world heritage site church
  • A focus on the petrel colonies
  • îlet à cordes a « world apart »

TOTAL per person for the 3 days (2 nights) all inclusive : 400 € TTC

Day 1

Meet at hotel an departure  – 7h00
Transfer to the Bord à Martin (various stops and local refreshments)    09h00
Cultural and scientific visit of the Cirque de Salazie

  • Stand history
  • Geomorphology
  • hydrology
  • UNESCO world heritage site

Typical meal at guest house
Night and dinner in gite or hotel at Hell-Bourg    Maloya performance

Day 2

Minibus transfer to the Cirque de Cilaos with various stop and  local refreshments – Duration 3h00
Stops
Natural pool at the Bassin la Paix – observing the Megachiroptera  and discover Takamaka valley
or
Ecological restoration and fight against alien invasive species in Duvernay forest
Meal at guest house in Saint-Benoît or Plaine des Palmistes
Minibus transfer to Cilaos with frequent stops    Duration 3h00
Night and dinner in hotel at Cilaos
Présentation of the project « Life+ Pétrels »  (SEOR/LIFE+ PETRELS)

Day 3

Hiking in the cirque de Cilaos accompanied by a local guide 3h00

  • Ancient volcanism
  • UNESCO world heritage site church
  • A focus on the petrel colonies
  • Îlet à Cordes a « world apart »

Créole meal in Îlet Chicots
Visit of Îlet à cordes    2h00    Pick-up G1 (trekking)
Refreshments in Cilaos and transfer to the coast – 1h30
Creole aperitif and sunset at Etang-salé black sand beach

Return to Saint-Pierre or Saint-Denis

High Plains to the Volcano

2 days    15-16 July 2019
24 persons maximum

Between the luxuriance of the Bébour forest, the overhang of the Trou de Fer waterfall and the moors of the Piton de La Fournaise massif, experience the striking contrasts.

Discussed subjects :

  • Cloud Forest
  • Epiphytes
  • Bio-indicators of climate change
  • Aliens invasive species
  • Geological and botanical itinerary of the Volcano road
  • Altimontaine vegetation
  • Volcanism and surveillance network

TOTAL per person for the 2 days (1 night) all inclusive 280 € TTC

Day 1

Meet at hotel an departure  – 7h00
Minibus transfer to Bélouve forest  (various stops and local refreshments)  Arrival 08h45
Hiking to The Trou de Fer waterfall   Duration 3h00

  • Cloud Forest
  • Epiphytes
  • Bio-indicators of climate change
  • Aliens invasive species
  • Poaching impacts

Creole meal in Bélouve forest
Minibus transfer to Plaine des cafres    Duration 1h00
Visit of the Maison du volcan (volcano museum) – 2h00
Night and meal in gite at the Grande Ferme    « Musical entertainment of the heights »
Présentation of the project « Life+ Pétrels »  (SEOR/LIFE+ PETRELS)

Day 2

Minibus transfer to the Volcano  – Duration 45 minutes
Geological and botanical itinerary of the Volcano road  – 2h00

  • Nez de bœuf and Rivière des Remparts (old Fournaise)
  • Cratère Commerson (phréatomagmatic eruption)
  • Landes of Piton Lacroix (altimontane vegetation)
  • Plaine des Sables
  • Tour of Piton Rouge

Discover Enclos Fouqué off the beaten track  – 1h30
Creole meal on site
(According to the schedule) Visit of the volcanological observatory of  the Piton de La Fournaise
Minibus transfer to Grande Anse beach    Duration 1h00
Creole aperitif and sunset on Grande Anse beach

Return to Saint-Pierre or Saint-Denis

The West Coast

3 days    15-17 July 2019
24 persons maximum

From the platier of the Marine Nature Reserve, to the reed beds of the Étang de Saint-Paul to the ramparts of the Maïdo, discover ecosystems and unique landscapes.

Discussed subjects :

  • Fight exotic invasives
  • Fragmentation of habitats
  • Community involvement
  • Translocation of Phelsuma
  • Center for Studies and Discoveries of Sea Turtles
  • Restoration of the nesting sites (sea turtles)
  • Sea-birds (Pétrels)
  • Invasive species and fire
  • Research center in atmospheric physics
  • Présentation of the NNR
  • Focus on coastal lakes and their management
  • Fauna, flora and aqautic systems
  • Coral reefs
  • Observation of marine fauna (marine mammals)

TOTAL per person for the 3 days (2 nights) all inclusive 440 € TTC

Day 1

Meet at hotel an departure  – 7h00
Minibus transfer to La Grande Chaloupe and local refreshments    Arrival 8h00
Visite of La Grande Chaloupe    Duration 3h30
Ecological restoration and discover the project LIFE+ FORET SECHE

  • Fight exotic invasives
  • Community involvement
  • Translocation of Phelsuma

Minibus transfer to Saint-Leu – Duration 30 minutes
Creole meal at the water’s edge
Visit of KELONIA 3h00

  • Center for Studies and Discoveries of Sea Turtles
  • Restoration of the nesting sites

Night and meal in gite in the heights of Saint-Leu or Saint-Paul    « Bal la poussière »

Day 2

Minibus transfer to Le Maïdo with local refreshments  – Duration 1h00
Discover of Le Maïdo

  • Talk on the landscape
  • Phelsuma borbonica
  • Sea-birds (pétrels)
  • Invasive species and fire

Meal in guest house
(According to the schedule) Discovery of the Îlet Alcide forest

  • A mosaic of unique habitats
  • Bird-watching
  • Pharmacopoeia

Minibus transfer    Duration 30 minutes
Meal in guest house on the Maido forest road
Minibus transfer  – Duration 20 minutes
Presentation of OPAR (research center in atmospheric physics) and a discovery of the austral sky
Night in guest house on the Maïdo forest road

Day 3

Minibus transfer to the west cost with local refreshments    Arrival 08h30

(G1) Visit of the Etang Saint-Paul National Nature Reserve (NNR)

  • Présentation of the NNR
  • Focus on coastal lakes and their management
  • Fauna, flora and aqautic systems

(G2) Snorkeling at Cap La Houssaye  or observing marine fauna

  • Coral reefs
  • Observation of marine fauna (marine mammals)

Meal at the water’s edge in Saint-Paul

(G2) Visit of the Etang Saint-Paul National Nature Reserve (NNR)

  • Présentation of the NNR
  • Focus on coastal lakes and their management
  • Fauna, flora and aquatic systems

(G1) Snorkeling at Cap La Houssaye  or observing marine fauna

  • Coral reefs
  • Observation of marine fauna (marine mammals)

Pick-up G1 and G2    Minibus transfer to Etang-salé    Duration 30 minutes
Creole aperitif and sunset on the black sand beach of Etang-salé

Return to Saint-Pierre or Saint-Denis