“An amazing display of natural and historical heritage”
Overview of Excursion:
Wander around an amazing display of natural and historical heritage in the southern part of the island. After a tour of the restored nature reserve of Ile aux Aigrettes, you will stop at a tea factory and museum en route to a 19th century house in Saint Aubin, where you will enjoy lunch while soaking up the timeless charm of the colonial era. Wind down your outing with a trip through the region’s dramatic, wave-battered coastal landscape.
The visit to Ile aux Aigrettes, situated at a short distance from the south-eastern shores of Mauritius, highlights the work undertaken for decades to restore the original fauna and flora. Blanketed by tea plantations since the late 19th century, the Bois Chéri region reflects the island’s long tea tradition. Visitors will be introduced to the different stages of production before enjoying a tasting session. Situated in the Savanne region, Saint Aubin is a colonial mansion with a vanilla house, flower greenhouse and spice garden. The plunging cliffs and crashing waves in the surroundings of Gris Gris also make for an awe-inspiring sight.
Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve
Bois Cheri Tea Factory
Saint Aubin Colonial House
Built in 1819, the Saint Aubin Residence stands as a graceful testimony to the architectural aesthetics of the colonial era. Originally the home of the owners of the sugar plantations, it is today acknowledged as part of our national architectural heritage.
Welcome: Bois Cheri Ice tea
Starter: Palm heart salad with smoked marlin & bread
Main course: Chicken in Vanilla sauce, vegetables, lentils soup, mixed chutney, pickles & rice
Dessert: Caramelised banana in toffee
Water & Chamarel Coffee
Medium – Not suitable for person with reduced mobility.
Approximately 8 hours
Hotel pickup included
No Show :confirmed clients do not show up for departure: 100% cancellation fee
Cancellation 24 hrs before departure : 100% cancellation fee
Cancellation 48 hrs before departure: 50% cancellation fee
Weather conditions not suitable to clients: 100% cancellation fee
Bad weather -cancellation by Mautourco before departure: Full refund
Bad weather -cancellation by Mautourco during excursion: Partial refund
Private tour offered with a minimum of 2 adults
Private Tour – Available on specific days
Included : English or French speaking driver-guide