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97% Level of Satisfaction Based on 2 reviews
Location South East
Operating Days Weekdays Only
Duration 8 hrs
Activity Time 09:00 - 17:00
Transportation Included in price
Comment As this is a private trip, we can customize the tour route and times as per your prefrences. CLOSED on weekends and public holidays.
from 37€

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+230 269 1000
Overview & Highlights
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Discover the serenity of the South East of Mauritius, an area known for its beautiful lagoons, picturesque beaches, and green scenery.

You will get to visit key and important historical sites such as the Eureka House, the Town of Mahebourg, and the Grand Port. Aside from historical sites you will also be able to see nature at its best at the Blue Bay beach, and explore this beautiful untouched part of Mauritius.

As part of this tour you will visit many sights and attractions in one day:

  • Visit historical sites in South East Mauritius
  • Manioc Biscuit Factory- Biscuiterie H Rault
  • Colonial Eureka House
  • Mahebourg including the famous Blue Bay beach
  • Private Transport and Driver

What's Included
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The tour includes:

  • Visit of Vieux Grand Port
  • Biscuiterie H Rault (Manioc Biscuit Factory)
  • Eureka House
  • Town of Mahebourg
  • Mahebourg Historical Naval Museum
  • Blue Bay beach
  • Private transport/Driver
  • Lunch - optional

The full day South East tour also includes:

  • Private transportation to all the sites
  • Pickup and drop off from any hotel or place of accommodation around the island
  • Personal driver to show you around

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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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Meeting Point:

From your hotel / place of accommodation

Start & End times:
(Upon request it is possible to start or finish the tour in a different time)
Duration:  The duration of the private South East tour is about 8 hours
Operation Days: 

Tour is available only during weekdays, not available on weekends and public holidays. 

Departure time:  9:00 from your hotel / place of accommodation
Return time: 17:00 back to your hotel / place of accommodation

 


Day Itinerary
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  • Departure from place of accommodation at 09.00 A.M.
  • Visit of Vieux Grand Port
  • Visit of Biscuiterie H Rault (Manioc Biscuit Factory)
  • Visit to Eureka Creole House
  • Visit of Mahebourg
  • Optional on Mondays only: Mahebourg Monday Market (See comments for more details)
  • Visit of Naval Museum of Mahebourg
  • Visit of Blue Bay
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at La Belle Creole- Optional
  • Drop off at place of accommodation at 17.00
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Full Description
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Vieux Grand Port

Vieux Grand Port (or the Old Grand Port) is located in the north of the town of Mahebourg, which served as an excellent port city for trade. It later witnessed the historical Vieux Grand Port Naval Battle in 1810 which was fought between the French Navy and British Royal Navy for the possession of the harbor. This was the only French Naval victory during the Napoleonic wars and it is believed that many lost their lives during this battle.

Biscuiterie H Rault (Manioc Biscuit Factory)

The Biscuiterie H Rault is a unique biscuit factory, located in the south-east of Mauritius. The family owned factory specializes in the production of cassava (locally known as manioc) biscuits. For over a century, the factory has followed the traditional method, producing a wide variety of flavored cassava biscuits. During the First World War, Mauritius was affected with a shortage of rations including flour, so they turned to cassava flour. The biscuit factory had about 100 people working daily in order to supply the entire island with these biscuits. You will have the opportunity to witness the century-old recipe in the making and may even run into one of the family members.

Eureka – Eureka Creole House.

Eureka House is a unique Creole house built in 1830 located by the river of Moka. It is an elegant Créole residence originally owned by British and French aristocrats in the 19th century, the Eureka Mansion and its grounds provide an intriguing glimpse into colonial life. The house is filled with antiques and photos of the period. The house also has a magnificent garden surrounded by waterfalls of the Moka River. Eureka House is reputed to be one of the largest houses on the island, with 109 doors and windows. The Eureka house was restored and opened to the public as a museum in 1986. The house is constructed largely of wood and surrounded by a long, shady veranda. The extensive grounds consist of a curious mix of natural Mauritian plant life, including mango trees and palms, a waterfall and an English-style garden. The museum has areas dedicated to music, art, antique maps, Chinese and Indian housewares and quirky contraptions like a colonial-era shower. You will have a tour of the house and its beautiful gardens.

Mahebourg

Mahebourg is a traditional Mauritian village situated on the southeastern coast of Mauritius. Mahebourg is named after Bertrand François Mahé de La Bourdonnais, one of the most successful governors of the French period. The well-planned wide streets in the old section of Mahébourg still bear testimony to the Dutch and French colonial past. Today Mahébourg is a bustling center of local trade. The new waterfront complex offers you to enjoy nice refreshing walks along the seaside. You will get to explore Mahebourg center and visit the Historical Naval Museum which recounts the epic naval battles of the past between the Royal Navy and the French Navy.

Mahebourg Monday Market

Every Monday there is a big market / bazaar in the center of Mahebourg. The market is definitely worth a visit also for the non shoppers. In case the south east tour takes place on Monday, the tour will include free time at the main bazaar.

Naval Museum of Mahebourg

The Naval Museum of Mauritius contains the reminiscences of the French colonial empire and the replicas of the ancillary that were used in the historical battle. The interesting aspects of the Naval Museum of Mahebourg lie not solely in its collection of exhibits, but also in its history as a building. Built in the 1760's, the fine colonial mansion was built by Mr. Jean De Robillard in the typical style of the era. It is worthwhile to see both the exterior of the building and the different exhibitions.

Blue Bay

Blue Bay beach with its crystal clear turquoise blue water is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Mauritius. Situated on the southeast coast, not far from Mahébourg, Blue Bay offers a fine stretch of white sandy beach, and deep, clear, light-blue water. Blue Bay is the perfect place for relaxation, swimming and snorkeling, as it is considered the best place for snorkeling in Mauritius. Blue Bay is considered one of the best displays of color variety, changing constantly from sunrise to sunset. It is one of those beaches in the world where it is simply hard to get a bad picture. The contrasts are simply amazing. In the Blue Bay lagoon, the marine flora is alive and blooming.


Food & Beverages
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As part of this tour, we offer you to enjoy a delicious lunch and a unique dining experience at the beautiful La Belle Creole Restaurant. Ideally located on the beachfront, you will come across a charming Mediterranean-style deck, which proposes delicious dishes prepared with much skill by the chef to offer you a relaxed dining experience with beautiful scenery. La Belle Creole Restaurant is inspired by local Mauritian touches and using the freshest quality products.


Comments & Notes
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  • The private tour is done in a private car / minivan (for bigger groups) and includes full transportation to all the sights, pick up and drop off from any hotel in Mauritius and a driver to show you around.
  • For the Mahebourg Monday Market, it is operational only on Mondays. If you book for your tour on Monday, the tour will include some free time at the Market.
  • This tour is under time limitation as per the times mentioned on this page / booking voucher, in case of additional hours beyond the agreed tour times, there will be an additional fee of 15 Euro (Rs 550) payable directly to the driver on the day of your tour.

Prices
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The Transportation prices are Per Vehicle (and not per person). You can choose the vehicle type according to the number of passengers in your group.

Private Daily Tour in a family Car (for up to 4 people):  85 Euro
Private Daily Tour in a 6 Seater vehicle (for up to 6 people):  95 Euro
Private Daily Tour in a Minivan (up to 10 people): 115 Euro

The above transportation prices are per vehicle and not per person

 

Entry Tickets Packages (includes entry tickets to all the sights as part of this tour):

Price per Adult:  16 Euro
Price per Child (ages 3-12):  10 Euro
Price per Baby (ages 0-3):  Free of charge

The prices of the entry tickets packages are special discounted prices.

 

Total Tour Price Per Person: Private Transportation and Entry Tickets to all the sights

Number of Participants Total Price Price Per Person
2 Adults 117 Euro 58 Euro
4 Adults 149 Euro 37 Euro
6 Adults 207 Euro 34 Euro
12 Adults 307 Euro 26 Euro
2 Adults + 2 Children 137 Euro 34 Euro

 

Lunch Menu at the La Belle Creole Restaurant

Price per Person 35 Euro

 


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2 Choose Booking Option

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.

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97% Level of Satisfaction Based on 2 reviews

| reviewed by Jim Jelich – Australia | December 12, 2019
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