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93% Level of Satisfaction Based on 4 reviews
Location South West
Location South East
Operating Days All Days
Duration 8 hrs
Activity Time 09:00 - 17:00
Transportation Included in price
Comment On Sunday Ile aux Aigrettes closes at 12:00
from 56€

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Overview & Highlights
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Endemic Mauritius Nature Tour - Overview

This is a full day activity for nature lovers who love learning new things.

Experience the breathtaking scenery, rugged mountains, and beautiful fauna and flora of Mauritius. Discover the marvels of nature and how they are being preserved.

From Ile aux Aigrettes to Ebony Forest, you will discover a large variety of endemic plants and animal species whilst learning more about the history of the island. A day out reconnecting with nature while learning about the tropical ecosystem and how it can sustain itself with some help from us is what awaits you. This tour is the ideal day for anyone who would love to spend time surrounded by the marvels of mother nature.

As part of this tour, you will enjoy:

  • A day out (8 hours) to discover the endemic nature of Mauritius
  • Visit to the natural reserves of Mauritius
  • Discover native plants and animal species endemic to Mauritius
  • Boat trip and tour of the islet reserve, Ile Aux Aigrettes
  • Explore the best preserved forest of the island
  • Pick up and drop off in a Private Car with driver

What's Included
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Endemic Mauritius Nature Tour - inclusions:

  • Full day touring of sites with endemic species
  • Boat ride in the lagoon to & from Ile Aux Aigrettes
  • Visit of the Ile aux Aigrettes island
  • Visit to the Ebony Forest plus a 4x4 jeep trip through the forest
  • Transportation to all the sites
  • Pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation anywhere in Mauritius

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Transportation & Driver Details
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Transport is included in this package and includes pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation anywhere 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).

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:

Your Hotel / Place of accommodation anywhere in Mauritius

Start & End times:
(Upon request it is possible to start or finish the tour in a different time)
Duration:  The duration of the Endemic Mauritius tour is 8 hours
Operational Days: Everyday
Departure time:  09:00 from your hotel / place of accommodation
Return time:  17:00 back to your hotel / place of accommodation

 


Day Itinerary
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  • Pick Up at 09.00 A.M. from place of accommodation
  • Road trip and sightseeing from vehicle on the way to Ile Aux Aigrettes
  • Departure by boat from the shore to head to Ile Aux Aigrettes
  • Arrival and introduction to Ebony Forest + Museum Visit
  • Jeep Trip through Ebony forest - Hop on hop off at points of interest
  • Drop off at 05.00 P.M. at your place of accommodation
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Full Description
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Endemic Mauritius Nature Tour - About the Sites

Ile aux Aigrettes

Ile aux Aigrettes, an island turned into a nature reserve in 1965. It invites all nature lovers to discover what the ecosystem was like before the arrival of man. This green haven is filled with unique endemic species waiting to be discovered. While exploring the island, you will come across native species such as the pink pigeon, the Mauritius Fody, the Mauritius Olive white-eye, the beautifully coloured day gecko, the Telfair’s Skink and Aldabra giant tortoises. If you are lucky, you might even spot Big Daddy, a 100-year old tortoise who fathered most of the young tortoises on the island.

The Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (MWF), a local NGO, dedicated to the conservation of rare species, has put tremendous efforts in this 26-hectare coral island, to restore the place to its original state by replanting the endemic forest and reinstating endemic species. Your guided visit of the nature reserve will allow you to learn more about the flora and fauna of the island.

Ebony Forest

Embark on a nature lovers’ trip at the Ebony Forest with a jeep ride. Before you hop on the jeep to begin your nature discovery in the wild, visit the museum and gain some insight on the fauna and flora of the forest and learn more about the wildlife of the island by watching a short educational film. The reserve’s museum will take you on a journey to over 8 million years ago. Discover the unique animals and plants that once lived here and the destructive impact that humans have had in the last 400 years.

You will then be cruising through the forest with stops at places of interest to take pictures and walk around to look for endemic birds and plants.

While making your way through the forest, you will get to admire the native fauna of Mauritius, such as fruit bats, swiftlets and tropicbirds soaring high along the mountains’ ridgeline. The two mid-canopy walkways through the Ebony Forest will give you the surreal sensation of floating through one of the best-preserved forests on the island. If you are a keen bird watcher, you will be able to spot the endemic birds that the Ebony Forest hosts, such as the Mauritius Paradise Flycatcher, Mauritian Black Bulbul and grey-white eyes.

The Flycatcher raised walkway leads to the Sublime Point for an incredible view of the scenery. The Sublime Point offers a breathtaking view of Le Morne Brabant and the surrounding bays where you can also see a lot of tropical birds, including the white-tailed tropicbird.

Visit the native plant nursery, situated at the Visitor Centre, which is the only nursery in Mauritius dedicated to propagating only native and endemic species. It specialises in growing species from coastal to upland areas, including rare and threatened species.


Prices
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Transportation:

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

Endemic Mauritius Nature Tour Prices:

Price per Adult 45 Euro
Price per Child (5-12) 25 Euro

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 175 Euro 88 Euro
4 Adults 265 Euro 66 Euro
6 Adults 365 Euro 61 Euro
10 Adults 565 Euro 57 Euro
2 Adults + 2 Children 225 Euro 56 Euro

 


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(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
93% Level of Satisfaction Based on 4 reviews

| reviewed by Ivy Banerji – Germany | December 05, 2019
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| reviewed by Andrew Cutcher – United Kingdom | November 28, 2019
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| reviewed by Steve Oflynn – Australia | April 08, 2019
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