Mauritius: Ile Aux Aigrettes Reserve, Blue Bay, Mahebourg Tour

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Mahébourg

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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 discover the historical village of Mahébourg.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, MauritiusYour 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 hoursStop At: Blue Bay Beach, Pointe d'EsnyYou 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 hoursStop At: Mahebourg Waterfront, MahebourgOriginally 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 hoursStop At: Mahebourg Museum, MahebourgDuring 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

What’s included

  • 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

What’s not included

  • Lunch or snacks