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Wild Southern 18km

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Rochester Falls, SouillacThe majestic Rochester Falls. A must to visit in Mauritius.Duration: 10 minutesPass By: Gris Gris Beach, SouillacA magnificient view of the Gris Gris cliffs

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MAURITIUS TEA ROUTE - FULL DAY

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: The Mauritius Glass Gallery, PhoenixThe Mauritius Glass Gallery is a Glass Foundry situated in Phoenix.Preservation of the local environment was the motivation for creating this company back in 1991, by the former Mauritius Breweries Ltd and Phoenix Camp Minerals. The idea behind the business was to recycle glass waste from the two companies.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Harris Wilson Boutique, FlorealShops In Floreal.CashmereShip modelsAdamas diamond jewelry Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Ganga Talao - Grand Bassin, MauritiusGanga Talao (commonly known as Grand Bassin in Mauritius) is a crater lake, about 550 metres above sea level, located in the mountainous Southwest district of Savanne. On the shoreline sits a temple along with a collection of small shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva and other gods.Ganga Talao is a major draw of crowds in Mauritius, with many people visiting the site to pray, meditate, play with the local monkeys, or simply to walk by the lake and enjoy the gorgeous surrounding views.The lake of Ganga Talao is thought to be around 18 meters deep and is teeming with a healthy population of fish and eels – no doubt due to the leftover offerings they receive from Hindu pilgrims. However, it is strictly forbidden to fish here due to the sacred nature of the Ganga Talao lake.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Bois Cheri Tea FactoryThe Bois Chéri is the first and biggest tea producer in Mauritius, operating since 1892. After a guided tour of the factory, you will discover the history of tea while visiting the tea production museum.Nowadays Bois Chéri produces a new range of flavored teas, green teas and herbal teas. You may taste them during your visit, while enjoying a great panoramic view of the beautiful south of the island.Duration: 1 hourStop At: La Plantation de Saint Aubin, Riviere des AnguillesA quelques kilomètres au nord de Souillac en direction de Rivière des Anguilles se trouve cette très belle demeure coloniale du 19e siècle. Habitation d'origine des propriétaires de la plantation sucrière, elle fut construite en 1819 à proximité de l'usine, avec du bois provenant de navires démolis. L'escalier menant à l'étage fut d'ailleurs agence autour d'un mat de navire, et la charpente du grenier est celle d'une ancienne coque. En 1970, et en raison de la pollution sonore générée par une usine sucrière de plus en plus imposante, les propriétaires décident de reconstruire la maison quelques centaines de mètres plus loin, sur le site qu'elle occupe aujourd'huiDuration: 1 hourStop At: Gris Gris Beach, SouillacFar away from the idyllic setting of calm seas and the tranquil scenery, is the Gris Gris beach, at the southernmost point of Mauritius. It is a few kilometers southeast of the village of Souillac- a historical village that dates back to the French colonial period.Gris-Gris is well known for its sea cliffs and offers visitors a magnificent view from the top- this is definitely a sight worth seeing. Coral reefs do not surround this part of the island, which allows large waves to crash directly on the cliffs, creating big splashes of water.At the southern end of Gris-Gris, you will have a great viewpoint on the cliffs and will see the crashing of waves against the flanks. There is a small garden offering many quiet spots for you to relax on one of the many benches, while having a view of the sea, waves and rock cliffs. From the garden, a path leads to a small beach where you can admire the view of the sea up close. Despite the white sandy beach, the waves and currents are extremely strong, so it is not advised to swim, but rather to have a stroll, admiring the view.Duration: 20 minutes

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Full day guided Tea Route Mauritius - including transportation & lunch

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Le Domaine des Aubineaux, CurepipeStart the day with a score of history by visiting the magnificent colonial style residence of “Le Domaine des Aubineaux“, formerly the house of a rich tea grower. This high class residence has been turned into a museum housing personal objects and family photos.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Bois Cheri Tea Factory and Tea Museum, Bois CheriAt the tea factory of Bois Cheri, you may watch the process of tea making and discover all the secrets about tea while visiting the tea museum. A tea tasting session is organized at Bois Cheri’s chalet, overlooking a panoramic view of the south ofthe island.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: La Plantation de Saint Aubin, Riviere des AnguillesFurther south, discover Le Saint Aubin, a colonial house built in 1819, where you may enjoy a typical Mauritian Meal. You may also visit the Vanilla and the Anthurium greenhouses and watch the Rum making process.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Gris Gris Beach, SouillacOn your way to the south coast, you will stop at Gris Gris’s viewpoint on top of the cliff and a final halt is made at La Reserve des Mascareignes where hundreds of Nile crocodiles, some 300 giant tortoises and a collection of about 20 000 species of insects, including butterflies, are to be seenDuration: 1 hourStop At: La Vanille Nature Park, Riviere des AnguillesOn your way to the south coast, you will stop at Gris Gris’s viewpoint on top of the cliff and a final halt is made at La Reserve des Mascareignes where hundreds of Nile crocodiles, some 300 giant tortoises and a collection of about 20 000 species of insects, including butterflies, are to be seen.Duration: 1 hour

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The Mauritius Museum Tour (South)

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Frederik Hendrik Museum & Vieux Grand Port Historic Site, Vieux Grand PortThe Vieux Grand Port Historic Site is a National Heritage. The structures visible above the ground are all of French origin, built on the very ruins of the Dutch Fort Frederik Hendrik after 1753. They consist of a lodge, a prison, a bakery, a bancassal and a blacksmith's workshop. On the walls of the lodge there are graffiti depicting 18th /19th century ships. In the year 2000, the remains of the Dutch Fort Frederik Hendrik were excavated. They lie some 50cm deep into the ground. The historic site extends beyond the Notre Dame de Grand Pouvoir Church which is located adjacent to the main ruins. It also contains the ruins of the first Catholic Church, established by Mahé de Labourdonnais in 1737 and a powder house built during the French period (1722- 1810).Duration: 1 hourStop At: Mahebourg Museum, MahebourgThe National History Museum is situated at Mahebourg, in a fine park extending to about 12 acres, on the bank of River La Chaux. It is housed in Chateau Gheude (also known as Maison Robillard), an old French colonial country house built around 1772 and presently listed as a national heritage. It was in a wing of this historic building that the two Commanders of the English and French squadrons, wounded in the Battle of Grand Port in 1810, were given medical treatment side by side. The National History Museum finds its origin in the Naval Relics Museum and the Museum of Historical Souvenirs.Duration: 1 hour 15 minutesStop At: La Vanille Nature Park, Riviere des AnguillesLa Vanille Nature Park homes one of the largest collections of insects with more than 26 000 species and about 30 000 specimens from 5 continents. The collection required thirty years of patience and passion by Mr. Jacques Siedlecki to accumulate this unique collection.Duration: 1 hour 15 minutesStop At: Robert Edward Hart Memorial Museum, SouillacThe Robert Edward Hart Memorial Museum is located in the newly renovated coral bungalow by the seashore at Souillac. It is at this place that the Mauritian poet spent the last years of his life.Robert Edward Hart was born in Port Louis on 17 August 1891. He was the Curator/Librarian of the Mauritius Institute in Port Louis. Robert Edward Hart moved to Souillac when he retired in 1941. When his first house was destroyed in a cyclone, his friends contributed to erect a bungalow in coral stones (also known as La Nef). After the death of Robert Edward Hart in 1954, the premises were purchased by the Government in 1963, to set up a museum to perpetuate the memory of the great poet. The building was repaired and the museum was opened to the public on 6 November 1967. The museum was renovated completely and reopened on 17 August 2003 on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Robert Edward Hart.Duration: 1 hour