The South Day Tour takes you on a vibrant discovery of tradition, exploring the unique wildlife of the country and taking a wild step into the untouched elements of nature. Our South tour includes a historic stopover at the Bois Cheri Tea Plantation, where you’ll be able to take in the customary tea making process to better understand its historical roots and influence tea has had on Mauritius. Later in the day, the excursion will drop by the La Vanille Nature Réserve, where you will receive an exciting opportunity to meet with the oldest, giant tortoise in the country. Lastly, as the tour comes to its close, the final activity will have you admiring the rugged scenery at Gris Gris, a viewpoint of an idyllic setting where the sea meets the wild beachside of Mauritius. The Mauritius South tour is also available as part of one of our tour packages.
Mauritius Private South Day Tour
Discover the beauty of the South of Mauritius with a private 8-hour Mauritius excursion. The driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the various sights and attractions below. You will get to explore it at your own pace while the driver waits for you.
Discover the tea making process at Bois Chéri, the first tea plantation in Mauritius, founded in 1892. You will visit the plantation, factory, museum and learn about the tea production process from harvest and fermentation to drying, sieving and packaging, and the history of tea in Mauritius. After the guided tour, you can sample the delicious varieties of tea on the terrace of its old chalet and admire a volcanic crater now transformed into a small lake, surrounded by lush greenery.
Stroll through La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes and its 3.5 hectares of lush greenery. Discover its beautiful palm and banana trees, giant bamboos, its impressive animals, including 2,000 Nile Crocodiles and 1,000 giant tortoises. You will also visit their insectarium which boasts one of the best private collections in the world with 23,000 species.
Admire the rugged scenery of big, powerful waves crashing on the cliffs at Gris Gris. A few metres away, you will see La Roche qui Pleure, a natural rock formation that resembles a person crying when the waves hit it.