South East Tour

South East of Mauritius

This is a private full day tour in the South East region of Mauritius themed around scenic and historical views combined with the wild untouched side of the island.

Following a pickup from your accommodation, drive along the tea route to make a first stop at Bois Cheri tea factory for a guided tour to learn more about tea production. Enjoy a complimentary tea tasting session at the tea estate’s uphill restaurant that overlooks a natural lake.

Next, head to La Vanille Nature Reserve for a close encounter with giant tortoises and Nile crocodiles before making another stop at a former sugarcane plantation estate at Saint Aubin. A magnificent colonial house sits in that estate surrounded by a tropical garden and its adjacent rum distillery and farm. Sample local rums produced in the distillery and enjoy fruits from the farm.

End the tour with a stop to Gris Gris coastline at the very south end of Mauritius to catch a great view of the Indian Ocean and stand on the cliff to witness the rough sea as its strong waves crash into the reefs.

Overview


Duration
  • 8 hours (full day)

Start Time
  • The starting time is between 07:00 and 11:00. Since this is a private tour, you are allowed to set your own start time for the South East tour

Highlights
  • Visit Bois Cheri tea plantation and factory to learn more about the tea-making process
  • Discover crocodiles and giant tortoises at La Vanille Crocodile Park
  • Stop at the St Aubin sugar estate to discover its colonial mansion
  • Taste rums produced at a local distillery
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Indian Ocean from Gris Gris coastlines

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 any other accomodation
  • You will be traveling in an 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


Bois Cheri tea plantation and factory
  • Learn about the history of tea plantation and production in Mauritius through its museum
  • Taste a range of flavored teas, green teas and herbal teas
  • Enjoy the panoramic views of the south of the island from the tea plantation estate

Visit La Vanille Nature Park
  • Discover different species of animals, reptiles and plants in a beautiful valley with natural freshwater springs
  • See giant tortoises, pet and play with them
  • Watch hundreds of Nile crocodiles (including their feeding moments)
  • From the mini zoo, discover other mammals and reptiles including skinks, phelsumas (geckos), giant tortoises, bats, deer, mongooses, butterflies and coloured insects

Visit St Aubin House and have a traditional Mauritian lunch
  • Admire the magnificent colonial mansion dating from the 19th century. The building is a traditional Creole house with an iron sheeting roof resting on exposed timber beams, teak wood flooring and ancient furniture
  • Taste the complex and authentic rums made from artisanal and traditional distillery
  • For an additional fee, we can also arrange a traditional Mauritian lunch for you (includes cocktails and fritters, palm salad and smoked marlin or Creole or vanilla chicken)

Gris Gris Beach
  • Discover the stunning coastline of Gris Gris Beach
  • See waves crashing against rocks, cliffs and shoreline
  • Enjoy breathtaking sight of the rugged coast
  • Experience the sounds of strong wind and crashing waves

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

55 out of 5 stars (based on 4 reviews)

Nice Tour

March 22, 2019

We had a really nice day with an experienced driver who explained us a lot and took us to very interesting places. Prestige offer some of the best services on the island

Daryl T

Absolutely perfect south tour!

September 4, 2018

Started early in the morning. Our driver was such a nice person, very friendly and cheerful. Our first stop was at Bois cheri where we discovered a lot about tea and its production in Mauritius. We then visited La Vanille crocodile park where we saw these amazing creatures, they were huge and there were many of them. Had fun at the colonial house at St Aubin as we tasted some local rums which were produced on the estate itself. Our last stop was at Gris Gris beach where we had a spectacular view of nature as the very strong waves were crashing against the shore. Such a unique experience to witness this. Thanks very much for these unforgettable moments.

Louisa

An excellent full day in the south east of Mauritius!

August 29, 2018

Had an exciting experience at Bois Cheri, learnt about different types of tea and also about its production and how much tea is important to Mauritians! Saw crocodile and tortoises, they were big. The visit to the Colonial house took me to the past. Very nice place to spend sometimes in this natural setting. Had samples of rums also at the local distillery there. I will do it again!

Dorian