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Witness the natural marvels of southern Mauritius on a full-day trip, with an expert guide. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, journey through verdant hills to the Le Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes, a beautiful nature park. See the reserve’s giant tortoises and crocodiles, and then continue to the historical Saint Aubin Sugar Estate. Tour the well-preserved, 19th-century estate house; learn about the sugar cane cultivated here; and enjoy a rum tasting. After a traditional Mauritian lunch, stop for photos at the black cliffs of Gris Gris, the island’s southernmost point.

Highlights

  • Full-day trip to Mauritius’ beautiful south, with an expert guide
  • See the crocodiles and giant tortoises at the Le Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes nature park
  • Visit the beautifully preserved, 19th-century sugar estate of Saint Aubin
  • Explore the old sugar factory, tropical gardens and mansion house
  • Sample the rum still made from the sugar cane at the rum house
  • Enjoy a 3-course, traditional Mauritian lunch at a local restaurant
  • Stop for photos at the black cliffs of Gris Gris, Mauritius’ most southerly point

What You Can Expect

Southern Mauritius Day Trip: Nature Reserve, Saint Aubin Sugar Estate with Rum Tastings, and Lunch

Encounter the idyllic beauty and natural wonders of south Mauritius on a day trip

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Customer Reviews

TASNEEM K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Wonderful day out, My husband and i had a thoroughly enjoyable day on this tour. We would recommend it this trip. Can't fault a thing about this tour, great to see Crocodile feeding time at the reserve,beautiful scenery, at St Aubin followed by a delicious lunch. One to put on your itinerary!!

Vicky V

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Nature reserve with the giant turtles was great to visit. Saint Aubin sugar estate and rum tasting was not very interesting.

Mrs E G

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better September 2015

Unfortunately the trip did not live up to expectations the visit to Gris Gris was okay, but was nothing spectacular. The trip moved on to the Crocodile Nature Reserve and got much better although there was no feeding of the crocodiles. Where the trip really let me down was at the Saint Aubin Sugar Estate, on arrival the history of the vanilla making was in fact a 3 minute DVD followed by myself and the other party members being ushered into the shop and if I'm honest being made to feel as they we had to buy some of the vanilla. We were led through to be shown where the vanilla was grown and then made our way around to the rum tasting which we were all looking forward to however, we were then informed that neither the rum tasting or any purchase could take place as the local elections were on and it was against the law. It was obvious that the tour rep had not been made aware of this and although she tried her best, nothing could be done. A big let down for everyone. Lunch was okay, but then we were informed that we would have to wait for a separate party to finish their lunch before we could leave this was due to a change in the travel arrangements from two minibuses to one. This wasn't really good enough as we had to then wait approximately another hour before we could leave. Not really good enough for Viator.

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