The Wild South: Full Day tour including Rhumerie St Aubin & Bois cheri Tea route

Duration: 7 to 8 hours
Destination: Mauritius, Riviere du Rempart District, Grand Baie
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Grand Baie
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  • Cancellable

Overview

In this tour, you will explore the wild South-West of Mauritius on this 8 hours scenic tour. With your certified guide, you will be able to visit some of the highlights and beautiful places of the South-West of the paradise island, including Bois cherie Tea route & Factory, Rhumerie St aubin, Rochester Fall Gris-Gris and Roche-Qui-Pleure.

Later on the day, you will enjoy a traditional Mauritian 3-course lunch at a local restaurant and then continue to Riviere Des Galets, Sancho Islet, Maconde viewpoint, National Gorge Viewpoint (Macabee Viewpoint), Alexandra waterfall & South escalating point. The last stop of the day is at Grand Bassin.

All Entrance fees, lunch and transportation from any accommodation in Mauritius are included in this tour. We assure to deliver top notch services to our valuable guest, this is why we do all our tour on a private basis.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Rochester Falls, Savanne River, Souillac, Mauritius

Begin your 8 hours Wild South tour with a complimentary hotel pick-up at your accommodation anywhere on the paradise Island.

You will meet and be greeted by our certified guide and after boarding to your comfortable vehicle, then set off for your first stop.  

You'll be heading to Bois cheri Tea Factory where a guide will lead you through the factory and the tea plantation, offering you to discover the history, stories and tales of the Bois Chéri and the importance of tea productions in Mauritius. The Bois Chéri offers a great panoramic view of the south of the island.

Afterwards, you'll be heading to Rhumerie St Aubin, which was built in 1819. It has been home to several managers of the sugar estate, before being renovated in the 90's in order to preserve a part of the Mauritian heritage. Today one may still see the beams and ship poles used in its original construction.

Next, you'll be heading to Rochester fall to explore the magnificent view of the waterfall which makes it a relaxing experience. A must visit tourist attractions in Mauritius; the Rochester Falls has been in the spotlight for being featured in many Bollywood movies. One of its main features is the unique and dramatic cliff face which has been transformed into jagged rectangular blocks by the force of powerful water over the past hundreds years.

Afterwards, venture to Souillac to see the astounding view of Gris-Gris, where a light wind sweeps your hair and this immaculate view stuns you – you are facing the sea – so blue – which looks like a beautiful fresco. After two minutes walking, you will explore Roche-qui pleure, where you will have the opportunity to witness the angry waves which come crashing on the cliffs. These two places will give you a truly amazing opportunity to take great pictures. 

At around 12.15 - 12.30, you'll heading to a local restaurant to savor a traditionally 3 course lunch. The guide will give you the Freshverde Holidays' menu card, where you can choose your preferable menu.

Following Lunch, Your next stop is Islet Sancho and Riviere Des Galets which will give you a memorable experience as you will got to see the huge waves crashing upon the "flat stone rock." which is unique in Mauritius.

After some 15 minutes driving, you'll reach at Maconde Viewpoint to admire the panoramic view of the remarkable ocean. You will feel like "you are in the middle of the ocean." 

After some few minutes, we will go through the Chamarel village where you will be able to see the culture of this magnificent village which is completely different from other village in Mauritius.

 While driving, you will be able to admiring and see the beautiful views and landscape before reaching at the national Gorge Viewpoint. Over there, you will stop for a stunning panorama. The Black River Gorges Nature Reserve was preserved in order to save the natural vegetation of the island and make it one of the most important Mauritian sights.

 

After some time, continue to Alexandra fall Viewpoint, where you will admire the cloud forest of Mt Cocotte, (771m) and the waterfall along with the view down to the south coast. You'll certainly spend a tranquil moment in the surrounding virgin green valley, which is home to some endemic avian species and flora.

Ultimately, the day last stop is at Grand Bassin sacred lake which is the most important place of worship for Mauritian Hindus. Ganga Talao is a major draw of crowds in Mauritius, with many people visiting the site to pray, meditate or simply to walk by the lake and enjoy the gorgeous surrounding views.

Your Wild South: Full day tour ends with return transport to your hotel. 

Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: La Plantation de Saint Aubin, St Aubin, Riviere des Anguilles, Mauritius

The Saint Aubin house was built in 1819. It has been home to several managers of the sugar estate, before being renovated in the 90's in order to preserve a part of the Mauritian heritage. Today one may still see the beams and ship poles used in its original construction.

Visiting the Saint Aubin house is the second stop in taking the Mauritian Tea Route.

The estate produces sugar cane which is then processed to make sugar as well as delicious rum. The manufacture of which you may see during your visit to the distillery.

You will also discover the interesting transformation process of the vanilla orchid from the flower to the aromatic pod.

Your visit to Saint Aubin includes:
- A guide to lead you around
- Visit of the “Rum” House and Tasting
- Guided tour of the Sugar Factory and Le Moulin du Domaine de Saint Aubin
- Visit of the Vanilla House
- Visit of the Anthurium (flowers) greenhouses
- Visit of the tropical garden and spice garden


Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Bois Cheri Tea Factory and Tea Museum, Bois Cheri Road, Bois Cheri, Mauritius

A guide will lead you through the factory and the tea plantation, offering you to discover the history, stories and tales of the Bois Chéri and the importance of tea productions in Mauritius.

After the guided tour of the tea factory, you will visit the tea production museum learning more about the history of tea in Mauritius.

The Bois Chéri offers a great panoramic view of the south of the island.

Nowadays Bois Chéri produces a new range of flavored teas, green teas and herbal teas. You may taste them during your visit.

Your visit to the Bois Chéri plantation includes:
- A guided tour of the Bois Cheri tea factory
- Visit to the tea museum
- Visit to the tea plantation
- A tea tasting at the chalet (tea & biscuits)

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions
  • Pick up and drop off at any accommodation in Mauritius
  • 3 course Lunch (Veg and Non-veg)
  • Beverages during lunch (Non- Alcoholic)
  • Transport by air-conditioned Car
  • Tea and snacks time
  • Certified private Guide
  • Bottled water upon arrival and refreshing towels
  • Entrance fees to Rhumerie St aubin
  • Entrances fees to Bois cheri tea Factory
  • Entry/Admission - Rochester Falls
  • Entry/Admission - La Plantation de Saint Aubin
  • Entry/Admission - Bois Cheri Tea Factory and Tea Museum

Exclusions
  • Gratuities (Optional)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Passport name and phone number is required at time of booking for all guests
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Children ages 5 years and under are free, but their seats are subject to availability. They may have to ride on their parents' laps if seats are not available.
  • Please advise of any food allergies or illness.
  • Please bring a raincoat and wear non slippery shoes
  • Please bring your swimwear in case you want to do snorkeling
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We provide Hotel Pickup and drop off all around Mauritius
Our representative will receive you at the reception. You will recognized him by his uniform and "Freshverde Holiday badge."
Our pick up time:
North: 08.00 A.M to 08.30 A.M
South: 08.00 A.M to 08.30 A.M
East: 08.00 A.M to 08.30 A.M
West: 08.00 A.M to 08.30 A.M


Departure Time

8:30 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

7 to 8 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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