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

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Experience the landscapes, culture and gastronomy of Mauritius on an 8-hour sightseeing tour of the south coast. Visit Bois Cheri, La Vanille Nature Reserve and the Sugar Estate of Saint Aubin, and enjoy stunning views from Gris Gris.

Highlights

  • See Giant Tortoise and Nile Crocodiles at La Vanille
  • Taste the rums of Saint Aubin
  • Admire a colonial house of a former sugar plantation
  • Get panoramic views of the Indian Ocean from Gris Gris
  • Enjoy a traditional Mauritian lunch of local produce
  • Explore the rugged South Coast of the Savanne
  • Visit Bois Cheri factory, the biggest tea manufacturer in Mauritius
  • Visit of the colonial house at Domaine des Aubineaux

Description

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.

Includes

Pick-up and drop off at any hotel or accommodation in Mauritius Transportation to all sights Guide (French, English, or German-speaking) Entrance fees to all sites mentioned on the itinerary Rum tasting at Saint Aubin Lunch

Important Information

  • • You will be contacted by a hotel representative to advise you of your pick-up time
  • If you cancel due to the weather you will not get a refund. If the local supplier cancels due to the weather you will get a full refund (or partial refund if the cancellation occurs during the tour) • The local tour operator reserves the right to change the day and date of the excursion

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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