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Mauritius: Vanilla Park and Wild Beaches Tour

1. Mauritius: Vanilla Park and Wild Beaches Tour

After being collected from your accommodation, you will make your way to your tour destination. Once there, stroll through a lush green setting where palm trees and giant bamboo provide shade to the hundreds of Nile crocodiles that are raised in the park. Take a walk on the wild side among a huge herd of giant Aldabra tortoises which live in semi-liberty. You can even meet Domino, the centenarian who tips the scale at 275 kilograms. A souvenir photo is a must in this site, where hundreds of the giants are raised. Moving on, discover an exuberant fauna consisting of iguanas, monkeys, lemurs, deer, wild boar, mongoose, Japanese carp, Mauritian bats, Radiata tortoises, fresh-water turtles, geckos, eels, chameleons, and more. Located on the south coast of Mauritius, Baie Du Cap is a small, quaint village. The region is well known for its natural beauty and its wild, rugged coastlines. With the picturesque land and seascapes encompassing the red-colored earth, the deep green forest, the lines of palm trees, and the sparkling blue sea by the side, you will have an incredible journey to the viewpoint, Maconde. It is set on a curved portion of the coastal road, on the peak of a small rocky cliff where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean.

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

2. 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.

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It was a fantastic private excursion that starts with the La Vanilla Nature park where you have 2 hours to look at the park, which is completely sufficient in terms of time, there are many animal species to discover, including a lot of giant tortoises that are free walking around where the oldest turtle is over 100 years old, just great to look at. Then we went on to the fantastic beaches of Mauritius, you have to say that we went to the excursion with high expectations, but our guide Sameer far exceeded them, we went to beaches where no human soul was with fantastic beaches, where my wife, even me, nearly cried. We went to a cave that you as a normal tourist almost never see. We are infinitely grateful to our guide Sameer for these dreamlike moments, which he also captured photographically at the same time.

We had Samir as our guide, and he was so nice! Spoke good English, so it was easy to have a conversation with him, He showed us the best places in the south and you could feel that he wanted you to have a good time and a good experience. //Therese & Ida

A very enjoyable day visiting La Vanille Crocodile Park and the beaches in the south of the island. Our driver Sameer was very friendly and showed us beautiful spots that we wouldn't have seen otherwise. Highly recommended!

We had an amazing tour with Sameer today. He took us to beautiful, empty beaches. After that we went to the La Vanille Nature Park where we had time to discover the park on our own. We highly recommend that tour!

Mahen was a great guide and made everything possible for us. Great tips. It was a wonderful day! Thanks very much!