Mahebourg Tour

Mahebourg and the South East Regions of Mauritius

A  full day private tour to the village of Mahebourg, the Grand Port area and the south east regions of Mauritius.

This tour encompasses several historical sites of the island. Following a pick-up from your accommodation, head to Eureka House, a typical colonial house surrounded by a magnificent garden and waterfall. Your next stop will be at the Manioc Biscuit factory in the small village of Mahebourg where you can enjoy live biscuit making process. In that same village, we will drive you to the Mahebourg Historical Naval Museum – a must-visit if naval war items and shipwrecks interest you.

Immerse yourself as the locals by walking around the streets of Mahebourg and stop by its buzzing markets and let yourself be tempted by its street food. End your day at the Blue Bay beach – one of the most sought-after beach on the island and an ideal swimming spot.

Overview


Duration
  • 8 hours (full day)

Start Time
  • The starting time is between 7:00 and 11:00. Since this is a private tour, you are allowed to set your own start time for the South East Tour

Highlights
  • Discover Vieux Grand Port village and its coastline
  • Sample different varieties of manioc biscuits at the Biscuiterie H Rault (Manioc Biscuit Factory)
  • Visit the Eureka House (Maison Eureka)
  • Explore the town of Mahebourg
  • Visit to the Mahebourg Historical Naval Museum
  • Spend the rest of your day at Blue Bay beach

What's included ?


Fully Licensed driver
  • A fully professional licensed driver will drive and accompany you throughout the journey

Pick up from / to your hotel or villa
  • You will be travelling in air-conditioned and insured private (non-shared) vehicle from your hotel and back

Waiting time
  • Waiting time is included and you will visit at your own pace

Parking fees
  • Included

Entry fees
  • Entry fees are included in this package

Itinerary


Discover Vieux Grand Port
  • Located in the north of Mahebourg, this is the place where the Dutch landed on the island in the year 1598. The famous battle of 1810 between the French Navy and the British Navy occurred there

Biscuiterie H Rault (Manioc Biscuit Factory)
  • This is a family business specialized in the production of cassava (manioc) biscuits. For over 140 years, a variety of flavoured cassava biscuits are made using a traditional method
  • You can experience live, the making of the biscuits and even chat with a family member
  • Discover the raw natural environment, see the old well and the hydraulic ram

Visit the Eureka House (Maison Eureka)
  • Eureka House was built in the 1830's and is located near the Moka river. You'll have a glimpse of the colonial life and you'll see photos and antiques of that time. Surrounding the house is a magnificent garden and a waterfall
  • The house is solely constructed of wood and is surrounded by a long veranda. It also comprises of 109 doors and windows. In the garden, you can spot mango and palm trees
  • You'll visit the museum which is dedicated to music, arts and antique objects
  • Taste typical Mauritian dishes including the " rougaille ", a thick spicy tomato sauce. Pickles, fruit chutneys, vanilla ice cream with grilled coconuts are also available

Mahebourg Town
  • Named after the French governor Mahé de Labourdonnais, Mahebourg is an interesting place to visit. You'll discover the buzzing market, spicy street food and also the Mahebourg waterfront where you can have refreshing walks and stunning views of the sea and the mountain

Visit the Mahebourg Historical Naval Museum
  • The museum was inaugurated in the 1950's. Learn about the history of Mauritius related to sea, sea battles, naval war items and shipwrecks. The mansion was originally built by Mr. Jean De Robillard around 1772
  • You can see wreckage of sailing ships, cannon, cannonball, paintings, swords and weaponry of Robert Surcouf, the eighteenth-century corsair
  • Collection of coins, curios, model sailing ships, early maps in French and English, palanquins and wooden chairs can also be spotted

Blue Bay Beach
  • Located in the village of Blue Bay, this beach is visited by both locals and tourists. You can see the stunning turquoise water and white sand and experience colourful fish in all shapes and forms
  • If you are fond of underwater photography, then this is the place for you The water is very clear and quiet, making it easy to explore and view the unique marine life
  • Enjoy spectacular snorkeling trips. If you want snacks and other local eateries, you'll not be disappointed. Facilities like restrooms and showers are also available

How it works?


How to book
  1. Fill out the booking form on this page with your specific details and we will email you you within one hour with a personalized quote
  2. You can then review the quote and adjust the itinerary to best match your exact requirements
  3. Confirm your booking by replying back to receive a booking confirmation by email
  4. On the day of tour or activity, your driver will pick you up at your accommodation as specified in your booking
  5. Payment can be made in two ways:
    • On the day of the tour directly to the driver
    • Online via our website by Visa or MasterCard credit card
    • Online via PayPal (in USD only)

Note
  • Our reservation team will be able to answer any question you may have
  • We can fully customize your trips

Travellers' Reviews

4.64.6 out of 5 stars (based on 5 reviews)

Amazing

July 25, 2019

Excellente

Irshad

Mahebourg

April 16, 2019

Mahebourg is a picturesque and historical town. We visit the Naval museum, the waterfall and went hiking on the Lion mountain. Great day out.

Bonny

Nice Place

March 22, 2019

Great views across the lagoon and towards the surrounding islands. This place offers a free walk along the beach with magnificent views of the ocean and mountains. We also visited the historic naval museum.

Peter Green