Unfading Traditions

“Get a glimpse of the deep-rooted traditions of Mauritius.”
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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.

  • Visiting places

    • Bois Chéri Tea Factory and museum
    • Saint Aubin Colonial House
    • La Vanille Nature Park
    • Gris Gris view point
  • Restaurant

    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.

    Menu :-

    • 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
  • Accessibility

    • Medium – Not suitable for person with reduced mobility.
  • Approximately 8 hours

  • Hotel pickup included

  • Cancellation Policy

    • 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
  • Note:

    • Menu subject to change

    Sharing

    • Seat In Coach (SIC) – Available on Wednesdays

    Private

    • 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
    • Other languages on request with a supplement