“Delve into the deep-rooted tea culture of Mauritius”
Overview of Excursion:
Dive into the long history of tea growing and production in Mauritius. A fascinating journey through the uplands starting at Domaine des Aubineaux, a colonial house now converted into a museum. You will continue on across the green-carpeted landscape of Bois Cheri to a tea factory where lunch will be served. This epic, flavoursome adventure will come to a close with a visit of a two-centuries-old period house in Saint Aubin.
This highly interesting and informative tour will provide an immersion into the art and culture of tea, which was introduced in Mauritius in 1760. You will be guided from the house of a former major tea producer in the Central Plateau to a sugar estate mansion in the south, and through a more than 125-year-old tea factory, museum and plantations. You will also have the opportunity to taste some of the twenty-odd varieties of tea and assorted products still available in Mauritius.
Les Aubineaux Colonial House
Bois Cheri Tea Factory
Saint Aubin Colonial House
Le Bois Chéri Restaurant, opened since December 2008, offers a charming hill top setting with panoramic views off the south coast of the island. It offers the very best of the local Mauritian cuisine prepared from the finest local products. This is the only place where you can enjoy a 21st century style culinary innovation with specialties such as tea chutney.
Welcome: Bois Cheri Ice tea
Starter: Green salad served with tea dressing
Main course: Chicken in Bois Cheri green tea sauce or vegetables kofta, rice, lentils, tomato chutney
Dessert: Flamed banana and vanilla ice cream
Easy – 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 every day except on Sundays & Public Holidays