Mahebourg Walking Tour

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The tour begins with a visit of a Tamil temple. At the National History Museum, a French colonial mansion built around 1772, discover a collection of naval artefacts from the shipwrecks of the Battle of Grand Port and Le St Géran.

Continue to Notre Dame des Anges church, built in 1849, followed by a short stop at a Mosque, a visit of the market and a stroll by the waterfront.

The trip will end at Biscuiterie H. Rault factory built in 1870. Learn the whole process of “cassava” biscuits making, including a tasting with a cup of tea.

Encounter with Local Artisans

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The day starts at Beautiful Local Hands in a village located on the west coast. Meet the artisans and learn the art of pottery & rattan-basket making.

The next stop is at Baz’Art Kreasion, a workshop where lower-middle-class women are supported, and trained in handcrafting, unveiling how recycled-waste materials are crafted into fine objects of art.

Continue to Le Grand Désir Table d’Hôte.  Participate in the making and taste local “Samoussas’’. After the snacking, enjoy a traditional Indian wedding style lunch, cooked with fresh vegetables and Indian spices, served on fresh banana leaves, with homemade pickles, “Ti Puris” and “Ladoos” as dessert.

E-Bike _ Wine at Takamaka

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Join us on this electric bike itinerary in the Southwest of Mauritius.

Start at the summit, with a cup of locally made coffee while enjoying the panoramic view. Visit the Saint-Anne Chapel and learn about its history including a stop at a former sugar factory en route. Visit the Seven Coloured Earth and stop at the Waterfall for a well-deserved rest. Spend some time in Baie du Cap before seeing the monument erected in honour of the shipwrecked Australians.

End the ride with a traditional lunch and a unique Lychee wine experience at the Takamaka winery.

*Other bike itineraries around the island are also available.

Tropical Spices

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Take a walk in the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, created by French naturalist Pierre Poivre in 1767.

Among the 650 varieties of plants are the famous Virginia Regina water lilies and 80 different varieties of palm tree.

Continue to La Citadelle in Port Louis, where you will enjoy a panoramic view of the Champ de Mars racecourse and the city.

Drive along Place d’Armes, the Saint Louis Cathedral, the Supreme Court, the Municipal Theatre and Government House.

Stroll along the local market and the Caudan Waterfront with its many boutiques, craft market and kaleidoscope of local life.

Exotic North

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This trip goes through Cap-Malheureux, village in the north, dominated by the famous red roofed Church offering a splendid view over Gunner’s Quoin and the northern islands. A drive through Grand-Bay leads to Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens.

Enjoy a traditional lunch at ‘’Sugar World’’, situated on an authentic Sugar Factory turned into a museum which explores the history of sugarcane on the island.

The trip continues to the Blue Penny Museum – which displays the famous Post Office stamps of 1847. The local Port-Louis market is a must for a glimpse of a colourful cross-section of the Mauritian local life.

Charms & Flavours

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The day starts at Les Aubineaux – a colonial mansion built in 1872 and a landmark in Mauritian heritage. Then drive along tea fields to Bois Cheri tea factory to discover the secrets of tea before proceeding to the chalet for a traditional tea break.

Lunch is served at the plantation house of Saint Aubin, dated 1819. The Domaine is known for its locally grown vanilla, anthurium greenhouse and rum.

Continue to La Vanille Nature Park, with its largest group of Aldabra tortoises and variety of other animals. You may also visit the Insectarium with more than 23,000 specimens.

Colourful South

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A stop at Trou-Aux-Cerfs, dormant volcanic crater with its 360° panoramic view, starts the day. A drive through the forest of the island’s interior, will take you to ‘Ganga Talao’ sacred lake. Further down the Black River Gorges National Park you will reach a local restaurant with a breathtaking view over the coastline. Continue to Chamarel with its magnificent waterfall and unique 7 coloured Earth, evidence of a Geological phenomenon.

On the return journey, the impressive view is dominated by Le Morne mountain and Ile aux Benitiers.

The Chamarel region is known for its lush vegetation and rainy climate. Bring an umbrella or raincoat, light jumper during local winter period.