Mauritius South Tour (Private Tour)
|Operating Days||All Days|
|Activity Time||08:30 - 17:30|
|Transportation||Included in price|
|Comment||As this is a private trip, we can customize the tour route and times as per your prefrences|
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Mauritius South Tour (Private Tour)
This tour has been designed with great diligence and care for nature lovers! We have included all the most famous and dotted spots of the southern part of Mauritius for you to relish.
During this trip, you will visit the “Hungry Crocodile” restaurant, which is the only place on the island where you will be able to taste crocodile meals. Plus this is private, so you can tour the famous landmarks of the south of the island at your own pace with just your group.
As part of this package, you will:
- Take a full-day tour of the natural landmarks of south Mauritius
- Explore the south coast of Mauritius, including a rum distillery, tea factory and nature reserve
- Discover the hindu culture of Mauritius by visiting the hindu temples around the crater lake of Grand Bassin
- Observe giant tortoises and crocodiles at the nature reserve of La Vanille Nature Park
- Discover the rugged southern coastline of Mauritius, including Gris Gris and ‘La Roche qui pleure' (rock that cries)
- Learn the history of tea cultivation and the tea-making process at Bois Cheri Tea Plantation
- Pick up and drop off in a Private Car with driver
- Delicious lunch menu at the Hungry Crocodile restaurant
Mauritius South Tour (Private Tour) - Inclusions
The full day private South tour includes:
- Crocodile & Giant Tortoises Park
- Bois Cheri – Tea Plantation and Factory
- Saint Aubin House
- Grand Bassin (the sacred lake and Hindu temple)
- Mangal Mahadev – Shiva Statue
- The village of Gris - Gris and the Viewpoint
- Full transportation to all the attractions
- Entrance fees to all the sights (Crocodile Park, Bois Cheri and Saint Aubin)
You can choose from a selection of vehicles types:
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.
Your Hotel / Place of accommodation anywhere in Mauritius
|Duration:||The duration of the private tour is 9 hours|
|Operational Days:||Everyday (See Comments for note about Bois Cheri)|
|Departure time:||08:30 from your hotel / place of accommodation|
|Return time:||17:30 back to your hotel / place of accommodation|
About the Private Mauritius South Tour
Crocodile & Giant Tortoises Park
The park is home to various species of animals, reptiles and plants. The park is set in a beautiful rain forested valley with natural freshwater springs, full of prawns and fish. As part of your visit to the Crocodile & Giant Tortoises Park, the park’s guides will guide you through some unforgettable walks, and you will stroll through luxuriant greenery where banana trees, palm trees and giant bamboos provide shade for the crocodiles and the giant tortoises. During your stay in the crocodile park you can also experience a firsthand unique encounter with the giant tortoises and turtles, and get a rare chance to feed, pet and play with them.
Also thousands of Nile crocodiles are found in the park and you can watch them in maximum safety.
The Crocodile & Giant Tortoises Park also offers a mini zoo of Mauritian fauna where you can find most of the Mauritian mammals and reptiles including skinks, phelsumas (geckos), giant tortoises, turtles, bats, deer, mongooses, monkeys, wild boars, as well as domestic livestock such as goats, fat-tailed sheep and donkeys.
A must see is the park’s rare collection of butterflies and other brightly-colored insects (with about 23 000 species), which is one of the most fascinating in the world.
Gris – Gris
The village of Gris-Gris is found at the Southern tip of Mauritius. The appeal of Gris Gris lies in its scenery, the high cliffs here drop abruptly to the sea and the bracing winds of the Indian Ocean blow all year round. Gris-Gris is well known for its sea cliff and this is definitely a sight worth seeing. This part of the island is not surrounded by coral reefs and this is why thick waves crash directly on the cliffs. At the southern end of Gris-Gris you will have a great viewpoint on the cliffs and will see the squashing of waves against the flanks of the cliffs.
Visit of Bois Chéri, the biggest tea producer in Mauritius. It is also the first tea plantation in Mauritius dates back to 1892. As part of the visit of Bois Cheri, you will enjoy a guided tour with a local guide leading you through the factory and the tea plantation, offering you to discover the history, stories and tales of Bois Chéri and the importance of tea productions in Mauritius.
After the guided tour of the tea factory, you will visit the tea production museum learning more about the history of tea in Mauritius. The Bois Chéri offers a great panoramic view of the south of the island. Nowadays Bois Chéri produces a new range of flavored teas, green teas and herbal teas. You may taste them during your visit.
Saint Aubin House
The Saint Aubin house was built in 1819. It has been home to several managers of the sugar estate, before being renovated in the 90's in order 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 vanilla plantation of the estate and the interesting transformation process of the vanilla orchid from the flower to the aromatic pod.
Grand Bassin (also known as Ganga Talao)
Grand Bassin is a lake situated 6km South East of Mare aux Vacoas in a secluded mountain area in the district of Savanne, deep in the heart of Mauritius. It is about 1800 feet (550m) above sea level. Grand Bassin with its Hindu temple is a holy lake for Mauritians of Hindu faith. The lake rests in the crater of an extinct volcano. It is said that the water inside the lake communicates with the waters of the holy Ganges of India. The Hindus of Mauritius declared the Grand Bassin as a Holy lake. The Hindu community performs a pilgrimage every year on the Maha Sivaratri (Shiva’s Great Night), on this day they honor the Lord Shiva. Beside the lake there is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and other Gods including Hanuman, Lakshmi, and others.
Mangal Mahadev – Shiva Statue
Beside Grand Bassin you will also get to see the statue of Lord Shiva. The statue is of 108 feet (33 meters) and is the highest known statue in Mauritius (and one of the 50 highest statues in the world). The sight of the Mangal Mahadev statue is quite impressive as it is a beautiful crafted very big statue.
The restaurant Hungry Crocodile is located at La Vanille Nature Park in the south of the island. Surrounded by lush greenery, beautiful palm trees, the Hungry Crocodile restaurant offers an exotic range of Mauritian dishes, but it is also the only place on the island where you will be able to taste crocodile meals. Many say that crocodile meat tastes like chicken, here’s the perfect place and moment to find out if it’s true or not.
Choose your preferred selection of dishes from the menus listed below:
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)||89 Euro|
|Private Daily Tour in a 6 Seater vehicle (for up to 6 people)||99 Euro|
|Private Daily Tour in a Minivan (up to 10 people)||119 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||44 Euro|
|Price per Child (ages 3-12)||28 Euro|
|Price per Baby (ages 0-2)||Free of charge|
The prices of the entry tickets packages are special discounted prices.
Total Tour Price Per Person including Private Transportation and Entry Tickets to all the sights:
|No. of Participants||Total Price||Price per Person|
|2 Adults||177 Euro||89 Euro|
|4 Adults||265 Euro||67 Euro|
|6 Adults||363 Euro||61 Euro|
|10 Adults||559 Euro||56 Euro|
|2 Adults + 2 Children||233 Euro||59 Euro|
Lunch at the Hungry Crocodile Restaurant:
|Lunch Menu A||17 Euro /person|
|Lunch Menu B||24 Euro /person|
|Lunch Menu C||34 Euro /person|