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Location South
Operating Days Weekends Only
Duration 4 hrs
Activity Time 09:30 - 13:30
Transportation Offered as Supplement
Comment No. of Participants: 2 - 8 pax per session
Operating Days
Weekends Only
4 hrs
Activity Time
09:30 - 13:30
Offered as Supplement
No. of Participants: 2 - 8 pax per session

from 34€

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Overview & Highlights

The Authentic Bel Ombre Sightseeing Tour - Overview

Mauritius Attractions invites you for a scenic tour in the South of Mauritius. This activity package also gets you to try some local food in the heart of a beautiful nature and learn about seashells.

Embark on a leisurely discovery of the historic south in Bel Ombre. You will be taken on a ride with stops at the most authentic spots of Bel Ombre. From the Baie du Jacotet known for its pirate stories to La Prairie known for its lime kilns, a material used in masonry and agriculture in colonial times. For lunch, you will feast on a local meal at Enba Pié and end your day with a visit to World of Seashells where you can discover the largest Seashells collection in Africa.

As an added extra, you can also explore the 250 years old Sugar History of Bel Ombre by strolling through Place du Moulin, an old sugar factory!

Highlights of this package:

  • Enjoy the discovery tour in the beautiful south of Mauritius
  • A unique coastal drive, a lunch amidst nature and a museum visit in one day package
  • Make 11 interesting stops during the Bay2Bay tour and learn more about the story of the places
  • Discover the lush green reserve, waterfalls, rivers and ride through the fields with a perfect view over the ocean.
  • Relish a sumptuous Mauritian lunch hosted at a B&B beautifully nestled in the heart of nature.
  • Get the opportunity to visit the World of Seashells to discover the largest collections of seashells in Africa

What's Included

The Authentic Bel Ombre Sightseeing Tour - Inclusions

  • 4-hour Day Package touring the south, tasting local food & a museum visit
  • Welcome Drink
  • Bay2Bay Cultural and Historical Tour in an air conditioned shuttle
  • 1 bottle of water (500ml) per person
  • Lunch at Enba Pié Eatery
  • Visit to World of Seashells
  • Free Shuttle to Enba Pié and World of Seashells (upon request)
  • Access to La Place Du Moulin - an old sugar factory of Bel Ombre
  • Free Pick up and Drop off for selected hotels in the area (see Transport section for more info) ***Subject to availability

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Transportation & Driver Details

As part of this package, pick up and drop off is available for clients residing at the following:

  • Heritage Awali
  • Heritage Le Telfair
  • Heritage The Villas
  • So/Sofitel So Mauritius
  • Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort
  • Tamassa Resort Hotel
  • Kaz’alala Hosted BNB

For clients residing elsewhere, transport is available for an additional supplement and will include pick up and drop off from any hotel/place of accommodation in Mauritius. The same is subject to availability and organised by our service provider.


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 organise 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
Meeting Point:

Heritage Nature Reserve, South Region

Start & End times:
Activity Time: 09:30 - 13:30 
Duration: Approximately 4 hours 
Note: You are to arrive at least 15 minutes before


Day Itinerary

Bay2Bay Coastal Cultural and Historical Tour - Itinerary:

From 09:30

  • Stop 1 - Baie du Jacotet and Îlot Sancho
  • Stop 2 - Bel Ombre’s Historical Sugar Industry
  • Stop 3 - Lavish Château Living
  • Stop 4 - The village of Bel Ombre
  • Stop 5 - Heritage Nature Reserve
  • Stop 6 - The Bel Ombre “Batelage”
  • Stop 7 - The Trevessa Memorial
  • Stop 8 - The villages of St-Martin and Baie du Cap
  • Stop 9 - A tribute to Matthew Flinders
  • Stop 10 - Macondé
  • Stop 11- La Prairie Bay

Tour Duration : 1 hour 30 minutes

*see Comments & Notes

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Full Description

About the The Authentic Bel Ombre Sightseeing Tour

Spend a memorable time touring the south of Mauritius. The Bay2Bay tour will have you enjoy an exciting 11-stop drive at the most scenic and history-rich sites of the south. This half day package will also let you relish a delicious creole meal at a B&B nestled in the heart of nature before heading to the World of Seashells Museum.

Start your day bright and early with this activity package. Once at the Welcome centre of the Heritage Nature Reserve, you will be shown your ride of the day, a lovely tour bus boasting the nature reserve prints all over it. Before you begin your tour, you will be offered a welcome drink to start the day on a sweet note. You will then head to Baie de Jacotet from where you can see Ilot Sancho and should the sea level permit, you can walk to it. This area is renowned for its pirate stories and it is rumoured to harbour a well hidden treasure with the key hidden on the islet. You will then have a little overview of how life at the Bel Ombre estate was back in the days and get to enjoy the history as much as the sceneries.

The Bay2Bay tour will end around La Prairie beach where you will be able to see the aged lime kilns, after going through the village of Baie Du Cap and Macondé Viewpoint.

After 90 Minutes of touring the south your amazing drive will come to an end only to allow you to head to the second part of the day, the lunch at Enba Pié Eatery. Best believe you're in for an authentic Mauritian culinary experience, complete with the true tastes, sounds, and colours of Mauritius!

After lunch you will head to The World of Seashells museum (a free shuttle service to take you to the museum from Enba Pié is available upon request). For seashells lovers, this place is a true find! With more than 8000 items on show of more than 1500 species, this seashell heaven will have you end the day on a more relaxed and colourful note. You will learn about sea shells, the myths and legends associated with them, their impact on the marine ecosystem and how global warming and pollution are affecting them. While on the estate you can take a stroll around La Place Du Moulin and explore the surrounding area.

World of Seashells is located at La Place du Moulin in Bel Ombre, where the old sugar factory of Bel Ombre used to be. You will have access to visit 'Bel Ombre d'Antan' - an interesting and informative display of panels telling the stories of Bel Ombre related to sugar. You will also be able to view original, restored pieces of machinery and cogs used in the factory.

About the Heritage Nature Reserve

Nestled within the spectacular and historic 2,500-hectare estate of Heritage Bel Ombre, Heritage Nature Reserve is an exceptional invitation to the wild side of Mauritius. The reserve provides a premium land experience in the heart of a scenic nature reserve wrapped in a stunning biodiversity that packs fun adventures for visitors of all ages.

The striking blue and warm Indian Ocean on one side and dramatic lush landscapes of tropical forests, rivers, waterfalls and mountainous terrain on the other will make for a true back-to-nature experience. The geomorphology, climate and vegetation of Heritage Nature Reserve also provide excellent habitats for various plant and animal species.

Enjoy exclusive picnics, exciting quad or buggy drives, energising treks in lush nature, breathtaking views, impressive waterfalls and intact natural beauty. The 4x4 safaris are also available if you are looking for a more relaxed tour.

About the World of Seashells Museum

World of Seashells is the only Seashells museum in Mauritius.

Unique in Mauritius, World of Seashells presents 8,000 pieces from the collection of Mr. Le Court de Billot. This passionate Mauritian conchophile has collected seashells from around the world with concern of ecosystems and species. The collection began before him with his parents. They entrusted it to him as they also passed on their passion for shells.

During your visit, you will discover all the secrets of the shells: their morphology, their living mechanism, their defence system, the beautiful, perfect patterns and dreamy colours. You will also learn how humans have used shells throughout the world over the course of centuries.

About the Restaurant - Enba Pié Eatery

Located on the south coast of Mauritius, Enba Pié Restaurant offers not only delightful and unique cuisine, but also a charming open-air setting within an 18th-century building shaded by an age-old Banyan Tree.

Tucked away behind the former summer residence of the French and British governors, now serving as the headquarters of Bel Ombre Nature Reserve, Enba Pié creates an idyllic atmosphere - perfect for foodies, nature lovers and history enthusiasts.

What to bring/wear
  • Camera

  • Hat

  • Mosquito Repellent

Food & Beverages

The Authentic Bel Ombre Sightseeing Tour - Lunch Menu

Lunch will be served at Enba Pié Eatery.

Comments & Notes
  • No. of Participants: 2 - 8 pax per session
  • Transportation: Included for selected properties. Offered as a supplement for other regions.
  • You are required to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to package start time

The Authentic Bel Ombre Sightseeing Tour with Lunch
Price per Adult 34 Euros
Price per Child (5-12 Years) 18 Euros


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