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Discover the magnificent south with its mountains, green valleys and interesting sights!
This tour is for those that want to discover the gem region of Mauritius; the South. You will visit the La Vanille Crocodile Park, the Bois Cheri tea factory, the Saint Aubin house, the holy Grand Bassin and the Shiva statue and the Gris Gris viewpoint, the most southern point of Mauritius. During this tour you will have private transport, pick-up and drop-off at your place of accommodation and a personal driver to show you around. Travel in maximum comfort and convenience and explore the South!
|Operating days||Monday – Saturday|
|Activity time||09.00 – 17.00|
|Transportation||Included in the price|
|Remark||As this tour is private, the route and starting times can be customised as per your preferences.
We also offer guided tours in english, french, czech, polish upon request with supplement charge.
Your day will start at Grand Bassin, where you can find Hindu temples and statues, amongst which the 33 meters high Shiva statue, a gift of the Indian government.
After your visit here, you will continue along the tea route, with your first stop being Bois Cheri, the largest and oldest tea manufacturer of the country. At the tea museum you will learn more about the process of making tea and the colonial past of Mauritius, after which you will of course have the opportunity to taste some of the many variations.
The third stop of your tour is the Domaine Saint Aubin, built in 1819, which used to be home to several managers of the sugar estate. It is here where you will be served a delicious lunch.
In the afternoon you will bring a visit to the famous La Vanille Crocodile Park, of course home to a great crocodile population. Also, many other species call this park their home, such as the giant Aldabra tortoises, the ringtail lemurs, macaque monkeys and iguanas. The park is surrounded with a green oasis that allows you to also explore the splendid indigenous nature of Mauritius.
Also, part of this visit, you will have also chance to Just a couple of minutes down the road, you will find yourself at the most southern point of Mauritius, Gris Gris, with big waves crashing directly onto the cliffs as there is no surrounding coral reef. This place is a great viewpoint that shows you the force of nature and a whole different face of the tropical island.
Terms and conditions
- Upon request the starting and ending times can be alternated.
- This tour is not offered on Sundays.
- This tour is available as from two persons.
- This tour is available for only one person upon request
- For kids 3-12 you will get a 50% discount. Please kindly email us if you are booking with kids.
- Any dietary restrictions need to be advised at time of booking.
What is included
- Included in the package: Transportation, entrance tickets to the sites
- Our drivers speak French and English fluently and most of our vehicles are equipped with Wifi.
You can choose our lunch options from:
Option 1: Lunch at Le Domaine de Saint Aubin at 30 EUR per person
Homemade Ice tea Starter: Palm heart salad with smoked marlin and bread Main Course: Chicken with a Vanilla Sauce, Sautéed vegetables, Lentil soup, Mixed chutneys and pickles, Plain rice Dessert: Caramelized banana in toffee sauce ½ a bottle of water
Option 2: Lunch at Bois Cherie at 30 EUR per person
Welcoming drink: Homemade Ice tea Starter: Palm heart salad with smoked marlin and bread Main course: Chicken in Bois Cheri green tea sauce, Sautéed vegetables, Lentil soup, Mixed chutneys and pickles, Plain rice. Dessert: Caramelized banana in toffee sauce Drinks: Still water
Option 3: Lunch at Crocodile’s Park at 27 EUR per person
Starter: Le Crocodile Affame Salad (smoked crocodile, pineapple, tomatoes, smoked chicken, green papaya pickle, lettuce and eggs) Main Course: Grilled Fish fillet or grilled chicken with rice and sautéed vegetables. Dessert: Coconut tart and ice cream Drinks: 1 Mineral water or 1 soft drink
Option 4: Lunch at Crocodile’s Park at 35 EUR per person
Starter: Assiette Creole (Crocodile beignet, crocodile samoussa, smoked crocodile and slices of crocodile steak) Main course: Crocodile Curry with rice, lentils and chutney. Dessert: Banana Flambeed with Vanilla Ice Cream Drinks: 1 mineral water or 1 soft drink