“Get a glimpse of the deep-rooted traditions of Mauritius.”
Overview of Excursion:
This is a perfect tour to expand your knowledge of the origins, flavours and history of the Mauritian tea culture. We will also take you to a beautiful 19th century colonial house built from reclaimed ship wood. Your lunch break will be followed by a trip to a stunning 3.5-hectare nature park.
You will weave your way through the verdant tea plantations of Bois Chéri to a tea factory and museum that will give you a first-hand knowledge about how this staple brew is produced and processed. While at the two-centuries-old period house in Saint Aubin, you can take time to visit the Gallery, Rum House, Vanilla House and Anthurium Greenhouse, among others. Your last stop on this beautiful journey will be at La Vanille Nature Park, which provides a diverse habitat for various species of plants, animals and reptiles, including crocodiles and giant tortoises.
Bois Chéri Tea Factory and museum
Saint Aubin Colonial House
La Vanille Nature Park
Gris Gris view point
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: Saint Aubin Vanilla Chicken, Vegetables, Lentils soup, Mixed chutney, Pickles, Plain rice
Dessert: Caramelized banana in toffee sauce
Half bottle of water
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 – available every day except on Sundays & Public Holidays
Private tour offered with a minimum of 2 adults
Included : English or French speaking driver-guide