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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
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 65€

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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
  • Tour the beautiful colonial houses built in 1872 & 1819
  • Discover the Tea factory & Tea Museum
  • Explore the Vanilla House, Anthurium Greenhouse, Botanical garden & Mini Farm
  • Relish a 5-course meal for lunch
  • Private Car with driver (Optional)

What's Included
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The Mauritius Tea Route tour includes:

  • Visit to Domaine Des Aubineaux
  • Visit to Domaine de Bois Cheri
  • Visit to Domaine de Saint Aubin
  • A meal at any one of these sites

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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:
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)
Domaine de Bois Chéri:

The Bois Chéri estate is open Everyday ( 09.30 - 14.00 ) except closed on Sunday and Public Holidays.

Domaine Des Aubineaux: Monday to Sunday, 09.00-16.00

 


Day Itinerary
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  • A guide to walk you through the Domaine des Aubineaux
  • Visit of a colonial house built in 1872
  • Tour across the gardens and La Pépinière du Domaines des Aubineaux
  • Visit of La Maison des Essences
  • Visit La Boutique of Domaines des Aubineaux
  • A guided tour of L'Usine de Thé de Bois Chéri (Bois Cheri tea factory)
  • Visit of Le Musée du Domaine de Bois Chéri (tea museum)
  • Visit to the tea plantation
  • A tea tasting session 
  • Visit La Boutique of Domaine de Bois Chéri
  • A guided tour of the colonial house 1819
  • Visit of the La Maison du Rhum (Rum House) at Saint Aubin and Rum Tasting
  • Sugarcane juice tasting
  • Visit of La Maison de la Vanille (Vanilla House)
  • Visit of La Serre d’Anthuriums du Domaine de Saint Aubin (Anthurium Greenhouse)
  • Visit of Le Jardin Botanique du Domaine de Saint Aubin (botanical garden)
  • Visit of La Mini Ferme du Domaine de Saint Aubin (Mini Farm)
  • Visit the Boutique du Domaine de Saint Aubin
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Full Description
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Mauritius Complete Tea Route Tour

The first 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.

After the visit to the house, you will continue the tour and visit its gardens. While strolling in the 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, as well as visit the Anthurium Greenhouse, a Botanical garden and a Mini Farm.


Food & Beverages
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The Saint Aubin Restaurant - Food & Beverages

You will end your tour with a special 5 course typical Mauritian lunch at any of the sites; Le Domaine des Aubineaux, Le Domaine de Bois Cheri or Le Domaine de Saint Aubin.


Comments & Notes
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Bois Chéri

Note: There will be no money refund or rescheduling in case clients miss out on the tea production at the Bois Cheri Tea Factory.

  • The Bois Chéri Tea Factory is open from 09.30 to 14.00 on Monday to Friday & 09:00 - 11:00 on Saturday (closed on public holidays & Sundays)
  • On Wednesdays Only - the Bois Chéri Tea Factory is operational for tea production 09.00 - 11:00
  • All guides and clients have access to the first floor of the factory only.
  • The visit can last for approximately 1 - 2 hours

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

Price per Adult:  65 Euro
Price per Child (5-12):  35 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

 


Booking Attributes

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When booking for a specific date, you will be asked to enter your preferred date for the activity, as part of the order process. This option will entitle you to reserve your place for this activity on a specific preferred time and date that best suits you, provided that you confirm the availability with one of Mauritius Attractions’ agents firsthand. 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.

OR

(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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