Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve Tour, Including Blue Bay Beach & Mahébourg

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

Overview

Note: This is a private tour, except for the Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve portion. 

This is a full-day tour in a private air-conditioned vehicle with a friendly driver, with the highlight being the Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve. You will be treated to a guided 1.5 to 2 hour easy hike around the island where you will be able to discover the unique flora and fauna endemic to Mauritius. You will also have the chance to visit the white sandy beach, and have a dip in the beautiful lagoon, of Blue Bay and wander around the historical village of Mahébourg.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, Mahebourg Bay lagoon Mahebourg, Mauritius 50815

Your first stop will be at Pointe Jérome, where you will embark on a small boat that will take you across the turquoise waters to Ile aux Aigrettes, a small coralline limestone island situated in the South East of Mauritius. Declared a nature reserve in 1965, this island is home to unique flora and fauna, that was once considered on the verge of extinction. When you arrive on the island, you will meet one of the trained and knowledgeable rangers who will accompany you on a guided 1.5 to 2 hour hike around the island. As a result of the successful conservation efforts by scientists on the island, you will have the opportunity to view unique species such as the Mauritian Fody, Pink Pigeon, giant Aldabra Tortoise, and the Ornate Day Gecko in a safe and protected environment. You will also discover the original trees and vegetation that, before the arrival of man, covered Mauritius and its surrounding islands.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Blue Bay Beach, Pointe d'Esny, Mauritius

You will then head to Blue Bay for a few hours of relaxation on one of the most beautiful beaches of Mauritius. Aptly named Blue Bay, this beach stuns visitors and locals alike with its various shades of blue. You will be able to spend some time strolling along the white sandy beach, taking a dip in the lagoon, and trying out some of the delicious street food from the various beach vendors.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Mahebourg Waterfront, Rue de la Passe, Mahebourg, Mauritius

Originally founded by the Dutch and then later transformed into a busy port by the French, the village of Mahébourg is now a quiet, laid-back coastal village, full of history and charm. During your drive through the village, you will discover the old buildings and streets, reminiscent of the colonial era. You will be able to stop by the traditional market (on Mondays) and the waterfront, where you can purchase souvenirs.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Mahebourg Museum, Royal Road, Mahebourg, Mauritius

During this stop, you will get to discover the fascinating history of Mauritius through a collection of curated artifacts, historical documents, and maps, housed in the Gheude Castle, an old French colonial mansion, built around 1772. Please note that the museum may be closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions
  • Services of a fully licensed, qualified driver
  • Air-conditioned and insured taxi, minibus or coach
  • Private transfer for your group to and from your hotel
  • Boat transfer for your group to and from Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve
  • Waiting time
  • Parking Fees

Exclusions
  • Lunch or snacks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour lasts up to eight hours, and you will be able to choose how long you spend at each attraction. Depending on your group’s speed you may not have time to see all the listed attractions. You will be able to stop for lunch but the price of the lunch is not included.
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note that the Mahebourg Museum and many of the shops in Mahebourg are closed on Sundays
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up at all hotels, B&Bs, apartments on the island. Please let us know which hotel, B&B or apartment you're staying at. Note that the schedule of the boat to Ile aux Aigrettes changes daily, but the boat typically departs between 10am and 10:30am. Your pickup time will depend on where you are staying, but will typically be between 8am and 10am. We will let you know your exact pickup time upon booking.


Departure Time

10:00 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.

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