Full Day Guided Tour: Authentic Tea Route & Wonders of the South

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: Mauritius, Port Louis District, Port Louis
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  • 8 hours
  • Port Louis
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Tea,Tortoises and lots of Nature!

The tea route starts in Curepipe, at the Colonial Domaine des Aubineaux, built in 1872. Continue to the tea plantations of Bois Cheri. Visit the factory and the museum and enjoy a tea tasting. In the South, visit of La Vanille Nature Reserve (Crocodile Park) and the Colonial estate of Saint Aubin (vanilla and anthurium plantations, an old sugar factory and the rum distillery including a tasting followed by lunch). At Gris Gris, enjoy the view over the rugged basalt cliffs of the south coast where the sea throws wave after wave against the shore.

Itinerary
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Pass By: Curepipe, Curepipe

Drive towards Curepipe

Stop At: Le Domaine des Aubineaux, Royal Road, Forest-Side, Curepipe, Mauritius

You will visit the “Domaine des Aubineaux” and its gardens, a colonial house built in 1872, which has been converted into a museum dedicated to the history of Mauritian Tea. Take a look at the diversity of exotic plants as well as of the trees of the endemic forest.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Bois Cheri town hosts the oldest tea plantation, and gave its name to our most famous tea brand.

The tour includes visit of the plant, the museum, and a tea tasting in the Bois Cheri Restaurant with a breathtaking panoramic view.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: La Vanille Nature Park, Riviere des Anguilles, Mauritius

Mauritian loves for the conservation of nature and welfare of the animals are privileged in this magical setting of La Vanille Nature Park.

The park is a picturesque and idyllic nature reserve of luxuriant greenery, where our guides will take you on an unforgettable visit.

Duration: 1 hour

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

St Aubin is an elegant plantation house that dates back to 1819; it originally sat alongside the factory.

There is a traditional rum distillery and a nursery growing anthurium flowers and vanilla – you'll learn all about the fascinating history of vanilla production on the tour.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Gris Gris Beach, South Coast, Souillac, Mauritius

Far away from the idyllic setting of calm seas and the tranquil scenery, is the Gris Gris beach, at the southernmost point of Mauritius.

Further down the road from the Gris Gris Viewpoint is the ‘Roche qui Pleure’ (Weeping Rock). This is also another fantastic viewpoint where if you look at the rock from the right angle, it will appear as a face with tears constantly streaming down, as the waves continually crash.

Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Rum tasting (over 18yrs only)
  • 3-course set menu lunch including water & coffee
  • Entrance: La Vanille Nature Reserve (Crocodile Park) & Saint Aubin
  • Tea tasting
  • Entry/Admission - Le Domaine des Aubineaux
  • Entry/Admission - Bois Cheri Tea Factory and Tea Museum
  • Entry/Admission - La Vanille Nature Park
  • Entry/Admission - La Plantation de Saint Aubin

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Personal Expenses
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
If pickup & drop off is requested from Harbour or Cruise Terminal, this tour will be available on a
private basis at a supplement.


Departure Time

9:00 AM

Voucher info

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

Duration

8 hours

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

User's Reviews

TASNEEM K

12 Dec, 2014

Wonderful day out, My husband and i had a thoroughly enjoyable day on this tour. We would recommend it this trip. Can't fault a thing about this tour, great to see Crocodile feeding time at the reserve,beautiful scenery, at St Aubin followed by a delicious lunch. One to put on your itinerary!!

Vicky V

01 Jun, 2015

Nature reserve with the giant turtles was great to visit. Saint Aubin sugar estate and rum tasting was not very interesting.

Mrs E G

09 Sep, 2015

Unfortunately the trip did not live up to expectations the visit to Gris Gris was okay, but was nothing spectacular. The trip moved on to the Crocodile Nature Reserve and got much better although there was no feeding of the crocodiles. Where the trip really let me down was at the Saint Aubin Sugar Estate, on arrival the history of the vanilla making was in fact a 3 minute DVD followed by myself and the other party members being ushered into the shop and if I'm honest being made to feel as they we had to buy some of the vanilla. We were led through to be shown where the vanilla was grown and then made our way around to the rum tasting which we were all looking forward to however, we were then informed that neither the rum tasting or any purchase could take place as the local elections were on and it was against the law. It was obvious that the tour rep had not been made aware of this and although she tried her best, nothing could be done. A big let down for everyone. Lunch was okay, but then we were informed that we would have to wait for a separate party to finish their lunch before we could leave this was due to a change in the travel arrangements from two minibuses to one. This wasn't really good enough as we had to then wait approximately another hour before we could leave. Not really good enough for La Vacanza Travel.

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