South Mauritius with Nature Park and Tea Factory: Private Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Mauritius

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Enjoy an 8-hour private tour of the South of Mauritius in an air-conditioned vehicle. At Bois Cheri Tea Plantation you'll discover the history of tea in Mauritius, and learn about the tea making process. At the La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes you'll see giant tortoises and crocodiles in this one-of-a-kind nature reserve. At Gris Gris and La Roche qui Pleure you can admire the rugged scenery of the south of Mauritius, the most wild part of the island.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Bois Cheri Tea Factory and Tea Museum, Bois CheriDiscover the tea making process at Bois Chéri, the first tea plantation in Mauritius, founded in 1892. You will visit the plantation, factory, museum and learn about the tea production process from harvest and fermentation to drying, sieving and packaging, and the history of tea in Mauritius. After the guided tour, you can sample the delicious varieties of tea on the terrace of its old chalet and admire a volcanic crater now transformed into a small lake, surrounded by lush greenery.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: La Vanille Nature Park, Riviere des AnguillesStroll through La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes and its 3.5 hectares of lush greenery. Discover its beautiful palm and banana trees, giant bamboos, its impressive animals, including 2,000 Nile Crocodiles and 1,000 giant tortoises. You will also visit their insectarium which boasts one of the best private collections in the world with 23,000 species.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Gris Gris Beach, SouillacAdmire the rugged scenery of big, powerful waves crashing on the cliffs at Gris Gris. A few metres away, you will see La Roche qui pleure, a natural rock formation that resembles a person crying when the waves hit it.Duration: 1 hour

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Services of a fully licensed, qualified driver
  • Private air-conditioned and insured car
  • Parking Fees

What’s not included

  • Lunch or snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Bois Cheri Tea Factory and Tea Museum
  • Entry/Admission - La Vanille Nature Park

Highlights

  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Small group ensures personal service
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