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.