François Leguat Reserve Admission ticket and lunch

Duration: 1 to 6 hours
Destination: Mauritius, Mauritius, Mauritius
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  • 1 to 6 hours
  • Mauritius
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Hundreds of tortoises from elsewhere (the outcome of a breeding program) roam the grounds, and more than 100,000 indigenous trees have been planted. Cave visits are also possible.

In the caves, spirited tour leaders point out quirky rock shapes and discuss the island's interesting geological history. Keep an eye out for the tibia bone of a solitaire bird that juts from the cavern's stone ceiling.

There's also a small enclosure with several giant fruit bats (the island's only endemic mammal).
The on-site museum recounts the history and settlement of the island, with detailed information about the extinct Rodrigues solitaire, cousin of the dodo.

The reserve is in the island's southwest and is poorly signposted off the main road around 1.5km northeast of the airport.

Visit: Francois Leguat Giant Tortoise and Cave Reserve, Anse Quitor, Mauritius

The Park tortoises which is situated in the southern part of the Rodrigues Island is a 20 hectare nature reserve where you can enjoy of an experience unique to discover more than 110.000 endemic and endemic plants as well as huge tortoises. The reserve is a project of preservation, which was begun with Owen Griffiths a zoologist whose dream was to recreate the flora and fauna, as they were when the first colonists arrived at Rodrigues. Within the framework of the visit of the park, you will have to walk along a track of 2 km allowing you to discover a forest emergent and certain very rare plants. You can walk among the huge tortoises, see the rare bats of Rodrigues and opt for a guided tour of the magnificent caves
For the visit of caves, experimented guides who will assure your safety during the tour will accompany you. Under the surface, you will discover a network of eleven caves, among which the most important made 500 m of length and which called Grande Cave. You will see stalactites and stalagmites splendidly illuminated, trained during thousand years. The caves also offer us indications on the history of Rodrigues and his native fauna.
To the museum of the park of the tortoises, you will find 3 different exhibitions, offering information detailed on the following points. Rodrigues history, since its discovery until our days; the natural history of the island, emphasizing the endemic flora and the fauna, including several faded species; the calcareous geology of the Plain Coral, explaining the training of caves and their striking characteristics. This magnificent museum, also presents a real life-size sculpture of one of the faded species of Rodrigues' huge tortoise, as well as shells of various species of tortoises. It is also possible to see numerous bones discovered in the caves of the reserve of diverse species put out as the solitary person (a parent of the sleep)

Local restaurant
 Fish or Octopus, Grains, rice mixed with maize, salads, Dessert
 Drinks: fruit juice and mineral water

Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Shared transfers to and from the park
  • Entry/Admission - Francois Leguat Giant Tortoise and Cave Reserve

Exclusions
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Departure Point

Francois Leguat Giant Tortoise and Cave Reserve, Anse Quitor, Mauritius

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

Duration

1 to 6 hours

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

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