Southern Excursions (Exclusive)

Gris Gris

Gris Gris, the southern jewel of Mauritius, embodies the untamed beauty and spiritual essence of the island. Its rugged cliffs, sculpted by the relentless waves of the Indian Ocean, stand as a testament to nature’s raw power. Legend has it that “Gris Gris” derives from the French word for “magic,” hinting at the mystical allure of this place.

Visitors are drawn to Gris Gris to witness its breathtaking scenery and connect with its spiritual significance. It’s a place where the crashing waves and gentle sea breeze create a symphony of nature, evoking a sense of serenity and awe. As the sun sets, painting the sky in vibrant hues, Gris Gris casts its timeless spell, leaving an indelible mark on all who are fortunate enough to experience its magic. 

La Vanille Park

La Vanille Nature Park, located in the southern part of Mauritius near Rivière des Anguilles, is a lush, tropical wildlife sanctuary established in 1985. Spanning 3.5 hectares, the park is renowned for its large population of Aldabra giant tortoises, offering visitors the chance to interact with and feed these gentle giants. The park also features a Nile crocodile farm with daily feeding shows, an extensive insectarium with over 30,000 species, and a variety of other animals including monkeys, iguanas, and birds.

In addition to its diverse wildlife, La Vanille offers a museum showcasing the natural history of Mauritius, a children’s petting zoo and playground, and a restaurant, Le Crocodile Affamé, which serves dishes including crocodile meat. The park also has a souvenir shop with unique local crafts. Committed to conservation and education, La Vanille Nature Park provides an engaging and educational experience for visitors of all ages.

Colonial house and Tea tasting

Colonial and Tea Tasting in Mauritius provides an immersive experience into the island’s historical and cultural heritage. Visitors can tour elegant colonial-era estates, often set amidst lush, scenic landscapes. These estates showcase the island’s history through preserved architecture and period furnishings. The tea tasting experience allows guests to observe the entire tea production process, from the cultivation of tea leaves to the final brewing. Sampling a variety of high-quality Mauritian teas, visitors can savor distinct flavors and aromas, often paired with local delicacies. This blend of history and gastronomy offers a captivating glimpse into Mauritius’s colonial past and its rich tea culture.

Bois Chéri

Bois Chéri, situated in the highlands of Mauritius, is the island’s oldest and largest tea estate, founded in 1892. This picturesque estate offers a comprehensive experience for visitors, including guided tours of the tea plantation and factory where they can learn about the intricate tea production process. The estate’s museum provides insights into the history of tea in Mauritius. Visitors can also enjoy tea tastings, sampling a variety of flavors while taking in stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The on-site restaurant serves tea-infused dishes, adding to the unique charm of Bois Chéri, making it a must-visit attraction.

ganga Talao

Ganga Talao, also known as Grand Bassin, is a sacred crater lake nestled in the Savanne district of Mauritius. Revered as a significant Hindu pilgrimage site, it houses the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is adorned with statues of various Hindu deities, including a 33-meter tall statue of Lord Shiva, one of the tallest in the world. The lake is surrounded by lush, verdant landscapes, creating a tranquil and spiritual atmosphere. Each year, especially during the Maha Shivaratri festival, thousands of devotees make the pilgrimage to Ganga Talao to offer prayers and participate in religious rituals, making it a vibrant center of cultural and spiritual activity in Mauritius.