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89% Level of Satisfaction Based on 11 reviews
Location South
Location Centre
Operating Days All Days
Duration Flexible
Activity Time 09:30 - 16:00
Transportation Offered as Supplement
Comment As this is a private trip, we can customize the tour route and times as per your preferences
from 59€

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Overview & Highlights
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Mauritius Complete Tea Route Tour

Mauritius Attractions brings all tea lovers the amazing opportunity of discovering the history of tea as well as all the tea-growing regions of Mauritius along with enjoying a delicious lunch in an exotic setting!

Mauritius Tea Route Tour, "La Route du Thé" is a gastronomic and cultural itinerary which takes place on 3 estates, Domaine des Aubineaux, Bois Chéri, and Saint Aubin. This complete itinerary allows you to discover tea, essential oils, vanilla and old colonial houses and to taste teas and rums.

As part of this tea route tour you will get:

  • Full Day Guided Tour
  • Visit to the 3 iconic sites of the Mauritian Tea Route
  • Pick up and drop off from any hotel or place of accommodation in Mauritius
  • Private Car with driver (Optional)
  • Delicious lunch menu at Saint Aubin restaurant

What's Included
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The Mauritius Tea Route tour includes:

  • Visit to Domaine Des Aubineaux
  • Visit to Bois Cheri Tea Plantation
  • Visit to Saint Aubin
  • Lunch at Saint Aubin

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Transportation & Driver Details
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Transport is available for an additional supplement which includes a pick up and a drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation in Mauritius.

Car Capacities

You can choose from a selection of vehicles types:

Family Car - Up to 4 passengers
6 Seater vehicle - Up to 6 passengers
Minivan - Up to 10 passengers
About the Drivers

All drivers speak fluent English and French (Upon special request we can organize drivers who speak additional languages). The drivers, citizens of Mauritius, will be happy to provide you with information about Mauritius and each of its sights.

All drivers are very professional, time efficient and friendly. There is high emphasis on being always on time and providing reliable devoted service to customers.


Meeting Point & Times
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Start & End times:
(Upon request it is possible to start or finish the tour in a different time)
Duration: The duration of the private tea tour is about 6 hours
Operational Days: Monday - Sunday
Departure time: 9:30
Return time: 16:00 (flexible)
Bois Cheri: Monday to Sunday, 09.00-17.00. (For more details on the Tea Factory, please refer to Comments section)
Domaine Des Aubineaux: Monday to Sunday, 09.00-17.00

 


Day Itinerary
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  • A guide to walk you through the Domaine des Aubineaux
  • Visit of a colonial mansion-museum built in 1872
  • Photo exhibition of the 19th and 20th Century
  • Stroll across the gardens - Le Parc Floral of Domaines des Aubineaux
  • Visit of La Maison des Essences
  • Visit the Boutique of Domaines des Aubineaux
  • A guided tour of the Bois Cheri tea factory - Not operational until further notice
  • Visit of the tea museum
  • Visit to the tea plantation
  • A tea tasting session at the chalet (tea & biscuits)
  • Visit the Boutiques of Bois Cheri
  • A guided tour of the Saint Aubin house and the Gallery (Le Grenier du Domaine de Saint Aubin)
  • Visit of the La Maison du Rhum (Rum House) and Tasting
  • Guided tour of the Sugar Factory and Le Moulin du Domaine de Saint Aubin  (The Mill of Domaine de Saint Aubin)
  • Visit of La Vieille Cheminée du Domaine de Saint Aubin (The Old Fireplace of Domaine de Saint Aubin)
  • Visit of La Maison de la Vanille (Vanilla House)
  • Visit of the Anthurium Greenhouse
  • Visit of the tropical botanical garden and spice garden at Domaine de Saint Aubin
  • The Mini Farm of Domaine de Saint Aubin
  • Visit the Boutique du Domaine de Saint Aubin
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Full Description
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Mauritius Complete Tea Route Tour

The part of your Tea Tour starts with a visit to the "Domaine des Aubineaux" and its gardens. Domaine des Aubineaux is a colonial house built in 1872, which has been converted into a museum dedicated to the history of Mauritian Tea.

Discover furniture dating back to the 17th century, and a great collection of photos of colonial houses which have been demolished. Also, you will find several displays explaining the important role that the tea industry played throughout time.

After the visit to the house, you will continue the tour and will visit its gardens - Camphor tree garden. While strolling in the Camphor tree garden, take a look at the diversity of exotic plants as well as trees of the endemic forest, and enjoy the beautiful sight of the tea plantation and of the breathtaking nature all around. You will also visit the old stable turned into a distillery, where the secrets of the distillation of essential oils will be revealed to you.

The tour will continue with a visit to Bois Chéri which is the second stop in the Mauritian Tea Route tour. The Bois Chéri is the first and biggest tea producer in Mauritius, operating since 1892.

After a guided tour of the factory, you will discover the history of tea while visiting the tea production museum.

Nowadays Bois Chéri produces a new range of flavored teas, green teas and herbal teas. You may taste them during your visit, while enjoying a great panoramic view of the beautiful south of the island.

You will then continue your tour to the third stop of the Tea Route - the Saint Aubin house. Built in 1819, It has been home to several managers of the sugar estate, before being renovated in the 90's to preserve a part of the Mauritian heritage. Today one may still see the beams and ship poles used in its original construction.

You will also discover the interesting transformation process of the vanilla orchid: from the flower to the aromatic pod.


Food & Beverages
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You will end your tour with a special 5 course typical Mauritian lunch at the highly recommended restaurant of “Le Saint Aubin”. A few miles north of Souillac, the Saint Aubin Restaurant is found in the direction of the Rivière des Anguilles. Along with a wonderful dining experience, Saint Aubin extends to you an open invitation to visit the Domaine.


Comments & Notes
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  • Note:The tea factory is open from Monday to Saturday during summer and one day a week during the winter season. (Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.)
  • Monday - 08:30 to 12:30
  • Tuesday to Saturdays - 09:00 to 10:30/11:00
  • The Tea Factory operates in the morning. All guides and clients have access to the first floor of the factory only.
  • Tea Factory is not operational until further notice

Prices
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Prices for the Complete Tea Route tour (with Lunch):

Price per Adult:  59 Euro
Price per Child (5-12):  32 Euro
Price per Baby (0-4): Free of charge

 

Transportation (Optional):

Private Daily Tour in a family Car (for up to 4 people):  79 Euro
Private Daily Tour in a 6 Seater vehicle (for up to 6 people):  89 Euro
Private Daily Tour in a Minivan (for up to 10 people): 115 Euro

 


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When choosing this order option, you will be asked to enter your preferred date for going on the activity as part of the order process. This option will entitle you to reserve and guarantee your place for this activity on a specific preferred time and date that suit you most. Please note that in case you order any activity which takes more than 1 day, the preferred date represents the date on which you would like to start the activity.

(Valid for 3 months)

By ordering an Open Voucher you will be able to choose your preferred date for this activity during a later stage (when you already have full knowledge of the schedule for your trip) and not during the order process. This way you benefit maximum flexibility regarding the date of the desired activity. The open voucher can be used to go on this specific activity during a period of 3 months from the date of its purchase. To learn more about the option of an open voucher, please read our Order & Payment Methods page.

Reviews
89% Level of Satisfaction Based on 11 reviews

| reviewed by Edi Manzinger – Germany | August 26, 2019
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| reviewed by Abi Maunders – United Kingdom | November 28, 2017
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| reviewed by Maria Hill – United Kingdom | October 08, 2017
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Your online chat help is fantastic. The tours were exactly as expected and thoroughly enjoyable. The transport was faultless, our drivers were polite, informative and on time. Will recommend you to our friends. Thank you for a wonderful time.


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