Visit & Tour Rhumerie de Chamarel Distillery
|Operating Hours||09:00 - 16:30|
|Operating Days||Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday|
|Transportation||Offered as Supplement|
Visit & Tour Rhumerie de Chamarel Distillery Overview
Enjoy discovering the Rhumerie de Chamarel. Set in a charming chalet, exhibiting tropical and traditional vibes, The Rhumerie de Chamarel Distillery will have you learn all you need to know about Rum making on paradise island. You will get to enjoy a boozily delicious rum tasting session, discovering the different flavours of rum the distillery manufactures.
Mauritius Attractions offers you to enjoy a visit to the Rhumerie de Chamarel and having a guided tour with one of the experienced guides who will take you behind the scenes to provide a detailed explanation of the rum making process while you visit the distillery. This activity lets you choose from 2 options. You can enjoy a quaint visit and rum tasting or you can choose the second option which would enable you to have a delicious lunch as well as a visit and rum tasting.
Highlights of this site:
- Enjoy a the warmth and authenticity of the Rhumerie de Chamarel Distillery
- Experience a guided visit of the distillery
- Enjoy a delicious and boozy rum tasting session
- Discover the exclusive Rum making process with sugar cane
- Get the opportunity to try the selection of the agricultural Rums produced by the distillery
- Optional Exquisite lunch at the Restaurant
The Visit includes:
- Visit of the Rhumerie de Chamarel Distillery
- Guided Tour of Rhumerie de Chamarel
- The Sugar Cane Spirit Shop
- Rum tasting
- Optional: Lunch at the L’Alchimiste restaurant
Transport is available for an additional supplement and will include pick up and drop off from any place /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 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.
Chamarel, South Region
|Start & End times:||09:00 - 16:30|
|Duration:||The visit will be for approximately for 1 hour, the guided tour last for approximately 30-40 minutes|
|The tour is offered every day except Sunday|
About the Visit & Tour of the Rhumerie de Chamarel Distillery
Rhumerie de Chamarel was designed to provide a holistic tourism experience to guests. As a visitor of the Rum Distillery you can marvel at its unique design which blends harmoniously with the spectacular surroundings where wood, natural stone and water provide a sense of communion with nature.
The standard package would get you to enjoy a visit of the distillery and rum tasting. Should you want to take this experience a notch up the culinary ladder, you can go for the optional lunch at the restaurant to feast on some local dishes made from the freshest ingredients.
Guided Tour of Rhumerie de Chamarel
Mauritius Attractions offers you to enjoy a visit to the Rhumerie de Chamarel and have a guided tour with one of the experienced guides who will take you behind the scenes to provide a detailed explanation of the rum making process while you visit the distillery.
As part of the tour of the Rum Distillery, you will discover the exclusive Rum making process where all the sugar cane plants are carefully selected and grown at the domain. At maturity, the sugarcane plants are carefully handpicked and rapidly transported for further selection in order to obtain the purest juice extracts. Their unique fermentation techniques ensure the finest aromas and enhance their specific flavors.
For your maximum convenience the Rhumerie de Chamarel distillery tour is done in either English or French at the duration of the tour is of about 30 to 40 minutes.
One of the highlights of the distillery’s guided tour is definitely the Rum tasting. At the end of the tour, unique rum tastings are offered where one can try the selection of the agricultural Rums produced by the distillery. As opposed to the traditional rum produced by the distillation of molasses, the agricultural rum is obtained by distilling pure cane juice, a process which gives it its specific aromas and flavors.
As part of the rum tasting you will be invited to sample a selection of rums such as the: White Rum, Coeur de Chauffe, Chamarel Liquors, Exotic- Flavoured Rums and the Old Rum.
About the Rum of Rhumerie de Chamarel
The highlight of the whole process for the rum making at Rhumerie de Chamarel is to ensure a High Quality “Eco-Friendly” agricultural Rum. From the growing, harvest, fermentation and sophisticated distilling process, all is done so that the distillery can pride itself on the quality of its rum, achieved by distilling the fresh, fermented cane juice rather than that obtained from molasses.
Aligned with the concept of sustainable development, the distillery puts emphasis on its environmental efforts on recycling – ‘nothing goes to waste’ approach. Indeed, the bagasse, the fibrous residue remaining after juice extraction is collected and turned into energy, the industrial fumes are cleared before being released into the air, the ashes are spread in the fields to act as fertilizers and the steam retrieved from the process is used to water the gardens.
In addition to the visit of the Rum Distillery, you can also enjoy visiting
- The Sugar Cane Spirit Shop - an opportunity to buy authentic and elegant products such as local Rum produced at the distillery, as well as typical Mauritian Crafts, jewels and exclusive line of clothes created by the Rhumerie.
- Restaurant L’Alchimiste - a unique cuisine, prepared with local products sourced from the estate itself. Surrounded by a tropical luxuriant flora, overlooking the plantations and mountains, here you can relish the perfect subtle cuisine with exotic delicacies such as palm heart or dishes featuring deer and wild pig, enhanced with fine wines imported from France and the main continents.
L’Alchimiste Restaurant - Lunch Menu
As part of this visit to the Rhumerie de Chamarel, we offer you to enjoy a delicious 3-course a la carte lunch and a unique dining experience at the beautiful L’Alchimiste restaurant. L’Alchimiste specializes in a unique cuisine, prepared with local products sourced from the estate itself.
Your lunch includes :
- Chamarel Ti-Punch
- Any main course and
- Coffee, ½ water
You can choose a starter, main course and dessert from the A la Carte menu detailed here below:
|Option 1: Visit + Rum Tasting Only|
|Price per Adult||14 Euros|
|Price per Child (5-12)||6 Euros|
|Option 2: Visit + Rum Tasting + Lunch|
|Price per Adult||42 Euros|
|Price per Child (5-12)||21 Euros|
The tour guide on our trip was lovely, she was so professional, knowledgable and kind, the tasting was great and the barman was serving the best mojitos we've ever tasted!