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Mauritius: Tea and Sugar Plantation Guided Tour with Lunch

Mauritius: Tea and Sugar Plantation Guided Tour with Lunch

Discover more about the cuisine, history, and culture of Mauritius on a guided tour to various locations. Learn about the importance of tea production by visiting the estates of Le Domaine des Aubineaux, Le Domaine de Bois Chéri, and Le Domaine de Saint-Aubin. Start with pickup from your hotel and first visit Le Domaine des Aubineaux. Discover a collection of photos of colonial houses and learn about the wider tea industry. Visit the Camphor tree garden, see the trees of the endemic forest, and enjoy the beautiful sights of the tea plantation. Stop at the old stable turned into a distillery, where the secrets of the distillation of essential oils will be revealed to you. At Le Domaine de Bois Chéri, learn about the tea production process at the factory. See old machines, 19th century, photos, tables, and historical documents. Take a walk in the tea plantation and hear the stories and tales of the Bois Chéri along with the importance of tea production in Mauritius. Visit the tea museum and tea tasting accompanied with delicious biscuits at the chalet. Visit Le Domaine de Saint-Aubin and learn about the estate that produces sugar cane used to make delicious rum, with tastings included. Smell the anthurium flowers and vanilla greenhouses along a botanical walking trail. Visit the farm and interact with animals and birds including fawns, chicks, and peacocks. You will also enjoy a delicious 3-course lunch on the grounds, before heading back to your hotel.

2-Hour Quad Bike Tour of the Wild South of Mauritius

2-Hour Quad Bike Tour of the Wild South of Mauritius

Specially designed for thrill-seekers and nature lovers, this 2-hour quad ride allows you to discover the south of the island in a whole new way. Departing from the Lodges Andrea, explore the wild south of Mauritius with your knowledgeable tour guide.  From your quad, you'll get an up-close view of the backcountry of Mauritius, and gain access to some true wilderness not often visited by tour groups. In fact, these sure-footed machines can take you to places even horses fear to tread. Visit some fascinating features of the region like the volcanic cliff of Gris-Gris, La Roche Qui Pleure, Rochester Falls, and many other amazing sites.

Mauritius: South of the Island Private Full-Day Tour

Mauritius: South of the Island Private Full-Day Tour

Begin your 7-8 hours southwest scenic tour with a hotel pick-up anywhere in Mauritius. You will meet & be greeted by our certified guide and after boarding to your comfortable vehicle, then set off for your first stop. You'll be heading to Trou Aux Cerfs which is one of the famous natural tourist attractions in Mauritius. The dormant volcanic crater is around 605 meters above sea levels and is surrounded by a vast area of lush forest consisting of indigenous plant species and some giant green pine trees. Mare Aux Vacoas reservoir which has the honor of being the largest reservoir on the island with a capacity of almost 26 million cubic meters and is simultaneously a rather popular stop for tourists visiting the south of the island. Mare aux Vacoas is a gem hidden between lines of thick forests. Then, continue to the Rhumerie St Aubin. Set in a charming colonial house, exhibiting tropical and traditional vibes, The Rhumerie de St Aubin Distillery will have you learn all you need to know about local rum making. You will get to enjoy a boozily delicious rum-tasting session, discovering the different flavors of rum the distillery manufactures. Afterward, continue to the Bois Chéri Tea factory where a guide will lead you through the factory and the tea plantation, offering you to discover the history, stories, and tales of the Bois Chéri and the importance of tea production in Mauritius. Then, head to the bois cherri restaurant to taste the tea while enjoying the breathtaking panoramic view of the nature. Continue to Ganga Talao to visit the sacred site where you will inevitably be awestruck by the gigantic statue of Lord Shiva which is 33 meters high. Ganga Talao is a major draw of crowds in Mauritius, with many people visiting the site to pray, meditate, or simply to walk by the lake and enjoy the gorgeous surrounding views. The next stop is Alexandra Falls which is Situated some 700m above sea level & is one of the most popular nature sites in Mauritius. You will need nothing more to soothe the eye. Once you are there, do not miss the chance to admire and capture on your camera the panoramic view of the South-East Coast with its turquoise ocean. Afterward, heading to Souillac to see the astounding view of Gris-Gris. The appeal of Gris-Gris lies in its scenery, the high cliffs here drop abruptly to the sea and the refreshing winds of the Indian Ocean blow all year round. Next, you'll head to Gorge Viewpoint, where you will stop for a stunning panoramic view of the endless green stretches. Then, you'll head to see the astounding Chamarel Viewpoint which is a family-friendly spot for you to get an amazing panoramic view of the West Coast and the gorgeous Ile Aux Benitier islet. Afterward, you'll head to a local restaurant to savor a 3-course Mauritian lunch. Finally, you'll head to Maconde viewpoint to admire the panoramic view of the remarkable ocean. You will feel like "you are in the middle of the ocean.

Mauritius: Bois Cheri, Saint Aubin & La Vanille Nature Park

Mauritius: Bois Cheri, Saint Aubin & La Vanille Nature Park

See the Giant Tortoises of Mauritius and come up-close-and-personal with Nile Crocodiles on a scenic full-day tour of the island’s rugged South Coast. Following a pick up from your hotel, visit the Bois Cheri Tea Factory. The tea route starts in Curepipe at the Colonial Domaine des Aubineaux, built in 1872. Continue to the tea plantations of Bois Cheri. Visit the factory and the museum and enjoy a tea tasting. In the South, visit La Vanille Nature Reserve, also known as the Crocodile Park, and the Colonial estate of Saint Aubin, which contains vanilla and anthurium plantations, an old sugar factory, and the rum distillery, including a tasting followed by lunch. Home to a diverse and large variety of regional flora and fauna, La Vanille is also a breeding center for Giant Tortoises and Nile Crocodiles, which can be seen in abundance. Learn about the different life cycles of the reptiles and watch crocodile feeding time.  Then, go to the former sugar plantation at Saint Aubin and learn more about the island’s traditional crop at the Sugar Factory. While the plantation no longer produces sugar, the grounds include a large tropical garden, rum distillery, small farm, and the magnificent colonial mansion from the 19th century. Taste some of the rum produced in the distillery and sample the fruits of the farm during a traditional Mauritian lunch. Continue to Gris Gris for stunning views of the Indian Ocean and the rugged basalt cliffs of the south coast.

Mauritius : private wild southwest fullday tour

Mauritius : private wild southwest fullday tour

Discover Mauritius Wild southern region on a private day tour with pickup and drop-off. Admire spectacular views of Grand Bassin Hindu temple, and experience a delicious tea tasting. Grand Bassin to explore the Hindu temple which is surrounded by the crater lake. And learn about the Hindu culture in Mauritius at the Grand Bassin ''Ganga Talao'' . Next tea production at Bois Cheri tea factory, where old machineries since 19th century historical documents and photos are to be found in the museum. Exploring the greenries of the tea plantation, hearing to the stories and tales of the estate. Furthermore, a visit to a charming colonial house, exhibiting tropical and traditional vibes, at Rhumerie de St Aubin. At the Distillery you will gather the knowledge of local Rum making. You will get to enjoy a boozily delicious rum-tasting session, discovering the different flavors of rum the distillery manufactures. ''Gris Gris'' and ''La Roches Qui Pleure'' is a beautiful beach but Not protected by coral reef, the strong waves crashing against the jagged cliffs, natural pool, secret caves viewpoint. Clearly plenty to see around gris gris beach. Next, you'll head to the la Vanille crocodile park where you will discover the flora & fauna endemic to Mauritius. You will get the chance to observe various animals in the reserve. You will be introduced to a collection of fossils of animals that are now extinct such as the dodo and the elephant bird of Madagascar, La Vanille Nature part also has an insectarium with a rare collection of species from various location around the world. You can observe Nile crocodiles at different stages of their growth.

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What people are saying about St Aubin

Overall rating

4.8
(76 reviews)

We spent a great day with Ibrahim. We couldn't have imagined a better guide. He was very friendly and knew everything about the island. He responded to our individual requests and designed the program according to our preferences. In addition to tea production, you also learn a lot about the island, its history/culture and the people. We can only recommend the tour and Ibrahim in particular.

It was a great trip. The guide gave us great explanations. We were able to immerse ourselves in the history of Mauritius. We felt very comfortable. Since my wife is not allowed to eat gluten, the guide took care of everything and spoke to the chef so that nothing went wrong. Many thanks to Ebrahim our guide.

We were picked up at our hotel by Ibrahim, our brother :) He is a very friendly and emphatic guide. He showed us the tea fields, answered all our questions. He has very broad knowledge of the islamd. We had a very delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Highly recommended to anyone visiting Mauritius :)

The bois cheri experience was brilliant. Christopher was a great guide and was very pleasant to talk to. highly recommended 👌

It was perfect. If they could provide appropriate shoes for customers that would be great.