At a Glance

Pickup and Dropoff points:

Your Hotel

Duration:

8 hours maximum

Itinerary:

  • Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve
  • Blue Bay Beach
  • Mahéboug Village
  • National History (Naval) Museum
  • Add-on: Frederik Hendrik Museum - Dutch First Landing Site

Mauritius History and Eco Tour: Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, Blue Bay Beach, Historic Village of Mahébourg, Naval Museum

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Highlights

  • Enjoy a stress-free full-day Mauritius excursion in an air-conditioned vehicle with a friendly driver
  • Hike around the Ile aux Aigrettes nature reserve and discover the unique flora and fauna of Mauritius
  • Relax on the white sandy beach of Blue Bay and have a dip in the beautiful lagoon
  • Discover the historical village of Mahébourg and visit the National History Museum of Mauritius
  • Add-on: Visit the Frederik Hendrik Museum and the site where the Dutch first landed in Mauritius


At a Glance

Pickup and Dropoff points:

Your Hotel

Duration:

8 hours maximum

Itinerary:

  • Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve
  • Blue Bay Beach
  • Mahéboug Village
  • National History (Naval) Museum
  • Add-on: Frederik Hendrik Museum - Dutch First Landing Site

Product Description

HOW TO MAKE A RESERVATION:

Step 1: Select the number of people in your group (above). The calendar and booking form will appear.

Step 2: Select your date in the calendar. The price will be shown at the bottom of the booking form. Fill in the required information in the booking form.

Step 3: Select ‘Add to Cart’ and then select ‘Proceed to Checkout’.

Step 4: Fill in the required billing information and select ‘Proceed to Paypal’ to pay securely with your credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) or Paypal account. You will receive an immediate confirmation of your reservation.


Highlights:

  • Enjoy a stress-free full-day Mauritius excursion in an air-conditioned vehicle with a friendly driver
  • Hike around the Ile aux Aigrettes nature reserve and discover the unique flora and fauna of Mauritius
  • Relax on the white sandy beach of Blue Bay and have a dip in the beautiful lagoon
  • Discover the historical village of Mahébourg and visit the National History Museum of Mauritius
  • Add-on: Visit the Frederik Hendrik Museum and the site where the Dutch first landed in Mauritius

DESCRIPTION:

Discover the fascinating history of Mauritius, its unique flora and fauna, and the beauty of the South East with our 8-hour Mauritius History and Eco tour. The driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the various sights and attractions below. You will get to explore at your own pace while the driver waits for you.

Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve
Your first stop will be at Pointe Jérome, where you will embark on a small boat that will take you across the turquoise waters to Ile aux Aigrettes, a small coralline limestone island situated in the South East of Mauritius. Declared a nature reserve in 1965, this island is home to unique flora and fauna, that was once considered on the verge of extinction. When you arrive on the island, you will meet one of the trained and knowledgeable rangers who will accompany you on a guided 1.5 to 2 hour hike around the island. As a result of the successful conservation efforts by scientists on the island, you will have the opportunity to view unique species such as the Mauritian Fody, Pink Pigeon, giant Aldabra Tortoise, and the Ornate Day Gecko in a safe and protected environment. You will also discover the original trees and vegetation that, before the arrival of man, covered Mauritius and its surrounding islands.

Blue Bay Beach
You will then head to Blue Bay for a few hours of relaxation on one of the most beautiful beaches of Mauritius. Aptly named Blue Bay, this beach stuns visitors and locals alike with its various shades of blue. You will be able to spend some time strolling along the white sandy beach, taking a dip in the lagoon, and trying out some of the delicious street food from the various beach vendors.

Historical Village of Mahébourg
Originally founded by the Dutch and then later transformed into a busy port by the French, the village of Mahébourg is now a quiet, laid-back coastal village, full of history and charm. During your drive through the village, you will discover the old buildings and streets, reminiscent of the colonial era. You will be able to stop by the traditional market (on Mondays) and the waterfront, where you can purchase souvenirs.

National History Museum (Naval Museum)
During this stop, you will get to discover the fascinating history of Mauritius through a collection of curated artifacts, historical documents, and maps, housed in the Gheude Castle, an old French colonial mansion, built around 1772. Please note that the museum may be closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

Add-on: The Frederik Hendrik Museum (Original Dutch Landing Site)
Many visitors are unaware that the Dutch were the first to colonize Mauritius. During this trip, you will have the option of adding this stop to your itinerary. Located in Old Grand-Port, this site is where the Dutch first landed in Mauritius in 1638. There are still remains of old ruins and buildings that bore witness to the lives of the country’s very first inhabitants. Please note that the museum may be closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.


WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Services of a fully licensed, qualified driver
  • Air-conditioned and insured taxi, minibus or coach
  • Private transfer for your group to and from your hotel
  • Boat transfer for your group to and from Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve
  • Entrance and visit fee for Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve
  • Waiting time
  • Parking fees

WHAT’S EXCLUDED:

  • Lunch or snacks
  • Gratuities (optional)

MAP:

Additional Info

This tour lasts up to eight hours, and you will be able to choose how long you spend at each attraction. Depending on your group’s speed you may not have time to see all the listed attractions. You will be able to stop for lunch but the price of the lunch is not included.

If your dropoff location is different than your hotel, please let us know in the ‘Notes’ section, and we will let you know if there will be an additional cost involved.

We do not collect the payment fees for the attractions, so that gives you the possibility to skip the ones that don’t interest you and spend more time at the ones that do.

1 review for Mauritius History and Eco Tour: Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, Blue Bay Beach, Historic Village of Mahébourg, Naval Museum

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    John H, UK

    A comfortable taxi with a good driver/guide. We really enjoyed our walk on Ile aux Aigrettes with a very good, knowledgeable guide. We had a great street food lunch around Blue Bay followed by a visit to the very interesting museum.

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