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

Product ID: 51650
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Experience the landscapes, culture and gastronomy of Mauritius on a 10-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.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, German

Pick-up service

Pick-up from your hotel in Mauritius
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

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
Full 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, make a visit to the Bois Cheri Tea Factory before transferring to the tropical valley of La Vanille Nature Reserve just north of Souillac. 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 on the island’s southernmost tip for stunning views of the Indian Ocean. Witness the power of nature as the waves crash relentlessly against the black cliffs of Savanne.
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
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks at lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Please bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Water
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• 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