Shore Excursion Details

Charm & Flavors

Port Louis, Mauritius

Charm & Flavors


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Spend your day exploring two examples of Mauritian heritage on this delightful full-day tour that travels along the ""Tea Route"".

Begin with a picturesque coach ride to ""Les Aubineaux"", one of the few remaining typical colonial houses of the Central Plateau. Built in 1872, the house boasts authentic period furniture, paintings and photographs of Curepipe from the past. You will re-board your coach and drive through tea-fields to the village of Bois-Chéri where you will have a guided tour of the Tea Factory and Tea Museum. Here, you will have the opportunity to discover the thousand and one secrets held within the Tea museum, which gives visitors a good insight to the history of tea.

From the Museum, you will stroll over to the Chalet for a tea-tasting session. From the Chalet, you will be treated to a marvellous panoramic view of the south part of the Island. Your tour continues with a 30-minute drive to ""Le St-Aubin"", a plantation house built in 1819. During your time here, visit the Vanilla House, the rum distillery and the greenhouse filled with anthuriums that are intermingled with vanilla pods. Before leaving, enjoy a tasty lunch that has been prepared from produce grown on the estate while seated in a lovely Creole dining room.

Your final tour stop is in the wild South at 'La Vanille Nature Reserve’, a farm harboring Nile crocodiles, geckos, monkeys, a savannah of giant Tortoises of Aldabra, where they are bred in the wild, and an insectarium that holds more than 20,000 species. Re-joining your coach, sit back and relax during the 90-minute leisurely drive back to the pier and your awaiting ship.

Need to Know:

Note: This tour includes approximately 3-hours of moderate walking/standing and there are steps to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. The order of the sites visited or viewed may vary.

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Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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