Visit To The Sugar Museum And Factory
|10:00 - 16:00
|Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
|1 hrs 30 mins
|Offered as Supplement
Visit To The Sugar Museum And Factory - Overview
Relive the history of Mauritius’ Sugar industry through ‘the trail of the Sugar’ and visit the sugar museum.
During your vacation in Mauritius, getting to know the history of the island is a must, the trail of Sugar in Mauritius would help you to do that. The Sugar Museum is the place where you can trace the history of the whole country through the main events narrated through artefacts and key sites on the sugar trail.
Mauritius’ rich cultural and historical heritage has always been linked to its sugar industry. The second part of the museum delves into the secrets of how the island’s famous sugars are manufactured.
Highlight of this package:
- An eco-museum with a unique exhibit in a magical setting
- Fully restored and converted sugar factory where films of early Mauritius are played
- Go back 250 years in the past and discover Mauritius’ entire history, from its origins as a colonial settlement to the ethnic and cultural melting pot that it is today
- Learn about the Mauritian Sugar cane industry
- Interactive visitors’ guides including animated scale models, short films and giant flip-books.
- Enjoy a sugar and rum tasting session
- Shop for souvenirs at The Village Boutik
Visit To The Sugar Museum And Factory includes:
- Visit of Beau Plan Sugar Mill-transformed in a modern museum
- Visit of the factory
- Sugar and Rum tasting
- Access The Village Boutik
- Optional: Transport to and back to your place of accommodation.
Transport is available for an additional supplement and will include pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation in Mauritius.
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.
Beau Plan, North Region
|Monday to Sunday: 09:00 - 17:00
The entire visit will be for approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.
|The tour is offered every day, except on December 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st, and on January 1st and 2nd.
Visit To The Sugar Museum And Factory
By following the trail of the Sugar Adventure with over 250 years of history, you can trace the history of the whole country. The tour of the old sugar mill, which has been transformed into a modern museum, lasts about 1.5 hours. At the end of the tour, delightful sugar and rum tastings await the visitor.
The adventure starts behind the facade of the factory building, with tales woven around the life story of sugar, which for a long period of time has been the main product and industry of Mauritius. You will then visit the enormous factory, its decade-old machines decked with a thousand lights. A sugarcane hedge leads the way to the fully restored and converted sugar factory where films evoking the early years of Mauritius appear on giant screens.
The factory was used until the 1970s to transport sacks of sugar in the port. Today you can see how the docks used to be in those times and discover their importance to Mauritius.
The Sugar Adventure is suitable for all ages and it has been conceived to be of interest for both international visitors, as well as for the locals.
In order for the children to understand the story of the sugar , The Sugar Adventure has chosen two “mascots” to tell children of the extraordinary story of sugar: two animals typical of the island, the mynah bird (martin) and the mongoose. These two mascots will guide the children all along the visit, offering entertaining questions and answers to be found under envelopes placed in various places in the museum and in the factory.
In addition to the visit to the museum, you can also enjoy visiting
The Village Boutik - an opportunity to buy special sugars and the Mauritian rum, as well as gifts and souvenirs made by local craftsmen.
Restaurant Le Fangourin - Set amidst the garden of Beau Plan, Le Fangourin presents an exceptional and rare setting: a centuries-old vegetation, a pool surrounded by a tropical luxuriant flora, a veranda overlooking the central plateau range of mountains…here you can relish the perfect subtle cuisine.
|Visit To The Sugar Museum And Factory
|Price per Adult:
|Price per Child (ages 6-12):
Friendly staff at the entrance explaining to mobile app etc. Musuem well worth the money, with reallly good display of items and hostorical items.