Follow the scent of tea and explore its relevance to the Mauritian history along the tea route!
Tea, rum, sugar, vanilla and essential oils… all form part of the splendid tea route, running through the center towards the south of Mauritius. During your visit to the several sights of the route:
- Domaine des Aubineaux
- Bois Chéri Tea Factory and tasting
- Domaine Saint Aubin colonial house, vanilla plantation and rum tasting
Your local guides will ensure you will discover the importance and possibilities of tea to the fullest. Listen to their interesting tales and get taken back into history to the colonial time.
|Location||South / Centre|
|Activity time||09.30 – 16.00|
|Remark||This is a private tour; the route and times can thus be customized to your preferences.|
Your visit will start at Domaine des Aubineaux, which has been converted into a museum dedicated to tea. The colonial decorations have been taken well cared of and can still be found in the house. The tour at this house will continue with an exploration of the gardens, where you will find a diversity of exotic plants and trees.
Your next stop is the tea factory Bois Chéri. This is the first and biggest tea producer of Mauritius and has been operating ever since 1892. Explore the history of tea plantations and taste some delicious variations.
Your last point of interest is Domain Saint Aubin, the colonial house that was home to several managers of the sugar estate. It is over here that you will also learn more about the vanilla process.
We recommend ending your day at Le Saint Aubin restaurant, where you can have a delicious typical Mauritian meal consisting of Palm heart salad, smoked marlin, chicken in vanilla with rice, stir fried vegetables, lentil soup and chutneys, finishing with caramelized banana with toffee sauce.
What is included
- Included in the price are all entry fees –
A guide to walk you through the Domaine des Aubineaux
Visit of a colonial mansion-museum built in 1872 and garden
A light tea tasting session with homemade tea biscuits
A guided tour of the Bois Cheri tea factory
Visit of the Tea Museum
A tea tasting session at the chalet (tea & biscuits)
Visit of the “Rum” House + Rum Tasting at Saint Aubin
Visit of the Vanilla House
Visit of the Anthurium (flowers) greenhouse
- full transportation and pick-up and drop-off to any hotel in Mauritius
- English speaking guide/driver
- The Bois Cheri factory is not operational on weekends
- Guides and clients have access to the first floor of the factory only however tea tasting is available
Absolutely amazing experience! We tasted sugarcane juice, sugar, vanilla, all different kinds of tea and at the end we had nice rum tasting of more than 10 kinds of rum. We also had lunch at the colonial house as recommended. Especially we loved our driver Afshan who guided us perfectly! Must things to do in Mauritius!
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