Explore the south of Mauritius on a private full-day tour, and benefit from the services of a personal driver and air-conditioned transportation for up to 8 hours. Visit the Bois Chéri tea plantation, see giant tortoises at La Vanille and more.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Pick-up from your hotel.
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Enjoy a stress-free private full-day tour of the south of Mauritius by air-conditioned vehicle
Learn about the tea-making process and history of tea in Mauritius at the Bois Chéri plantation
Meet the oldest giant tortoise in Mauritius at La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes
Admire the rugged scenery at Gris Gris and the rock formation of La Roche qui Pleure
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then journey to the Bois Chéri tea plantation to explore the first tea plantation of Mauritius, founded in 1892. Nestled high on the central plateau, Bois Chéri is truly in a world of its own. Get the option to visit the plantation, factory and museum, and to taste some of the teas it produces!
Learn about the history of tea in Mauritius and its impact on shaping the island. Hear about the stages of tea production, from harvesting through fermentation to drying, sieving and packaging. Sample a variety of teas while looking out over an extinct volcanic crater transformed into a lake.
Then, go to La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes and discover a variety of flora and fauna, including palm, banana trees and giant bamboo. Encounter the resident 2,000 Nile crocodiles and 1,000 giant tortoises. You can also visit the insectarium to discover one of the best private collections in the world.
See the true power of nature along the south coast of the island, where the coral reef provides no protection from the immense force of the ocean. Watch the powerful waves crash on the cliffs at Gris Gris, and get the chance to visit La Roche gui Pleure ("The Rock that Cries") to look at a natural rock formation that resembles a person crying when the waves hit.
Services of a fully licensed, qualified driver
Transportation by air-conditioned, insured car
Private hotel pick-up and drop off
What’s Not Included
Entrance fees for Bois Chéri range from RS200 (€5) for a tea tasting to RS500 (€12.50) for a full museum visit, factory tour and tea tasting
Entrance fees for La Vanille Réserve des Mascareigne are RS395 (€10) excluding weekends (RS225/€5.50)
Lunch or snacks
When you get there
Know before you go
• This tour lasts up to 8 hours, and you will be able to choose how long you spend at each attraction. Depending on your group’s speed, you may not have time to see all the listed attractions. You will be able to stop for lunch but the price of the lunch is not included
• Both the drop off and pick-up locations are at your hotel
• Please note that Bois Cheri is closed on December 24 and 25, and from December 31 to January 5. It may also be closed on certain public holidays