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Full-Day North Tour of Mauritius, ALL INCLUSIVE

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Duration

Full Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Private

Languages

en

Overview

In Mauritius, when we speak of “the north,” Grand Bay is the first thing that comes to mind. Grand Bay, through sustained development, has become the premier tourist destination of the island. Known for its wide variety of restaurants and nightlife, you will immediately be drawn to its charming and exuberant village.
Our tour expert has passionately crafted this excursion so you can visit some of the most beautiful spots on the north of Mauritius. Enjoy the very best!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Trace out the Mauritian heritage and artistry at Château De Labourdonnais
  • Enjoy a leisurely walk at Pamplemousses Botanical garden,​​ home to over 650 varieties of plants and 85 different palm trees from around the world.
  • Visit one of the Remaining Sugar Factories on the Island.
  • Savor some authentic Mauritian cuisine & House-made desserts at Le Fangourin
  • Visit Maheshwarnath Hindu Temple, one of the oldest places of prayer and worship on the island
  • Drive by the Coastal Road and stop at Mont Choisy Beach & Pereybere Public Beach
  • Explore the picturesque village of the North Coast
  • Enjoy some Duty-Free Shopping at Grand Baie
  • Admire the famous Red Church of Cap Malheureuxat Sunset

Itinerary

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Château De Labourdonnais
Château De Labourdonnais

Your tour starts with a visit to the enchanting castle of Chateaux De Labourdonnais nestled in the north of the island. This beautifully looked-after home was built in 1856 and hosted over three generations until 2006, when the agricultural company of Domaine de Labourdonnais restored the property to make it an official estate and attraction.

The property is a unique souvenir for the island, and a visit to the area is an immersion into the art of living in Mauritius in the 19th century. From the moment you turn into the majestic Intendance tree-lined (Ficus Retusa) avenue leading to the château, visitors will discover a magical place that shines a spotlight on Mauritian history, nature, cuisine and savoir-faire. It is a complete pleasure to visit the interior of the mansion and discover the selection of antiques and furniture dated back to the 18th century

Pamplemousses Botanical Garden
Pamplemousses Botanical Garden

Love nature? Then the Mauritius National Botanical Gardens is a must-see and a wonderful treat. The largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, the garden is home to over 650 varieties of plants and 85 different palm trees from around the world, some of which have been planted by royalty and famous world leaders. There is also a spice garden and giant water lilies.

Formerly known and named after the former Prime Minister Sir Seewoosagar Ramgoolam, and lovingly known as Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens to the native islanders, it was initially a private garden to the then French governor nearly 300 years ago. Meet the giant tortoises and other animals and take pleasure in the serenity of nature.

L'Aventure du Sucre
L'Aventure du Sucre

A short drive from the gardens is one of the remaining sugar factories on the island: L’Aventure du Sucre. The factory officially closed its doors in 1999, but most of the machineries remain untouched, which makes it a must-visit.

The approach itself is impressive, along an avenue of bougainvillea and coconut palms, with a lake bordered by lush greenery, leading to the charming sugar factory. A sugarcane hedge runs alongside the final pathway to the restored and converted factory. Immerse yourself in exploring the beautiful interior of the factory and be amazed with its old machines decked with a thousand lights, giant screens, more than 35 films, a barge floating and the sudden whistle of a railway engine. Their wonderful and interactive tour will help visitors have deeper insight into the rich history and culture of the island.
You will also get a chance to sample unrefined sugars and spoil yourself with some pure cane rum!

Lunch at the Frangourin Restaurant
Lunch at the Frangourin Restaurant

Time to savor some great food! 2018 Trip Advisor award-winning restaurant Le Fangourin makes an excellent stop for lunch, offering light snacks to a mouth-watering cuisine accompanied with magnificent views from its veranda across lush, tropical countryside leading in the distance to Pieter Both Mountain.

Maheshwarnath Hindu Temple
Maheshwarnath Hindu Temple

Moving further in the north, visit one of the oldest places of prayer and worship on the island—a definite must-see. The Maheswarnath Mandir was constructed over 120 years ago on the site of a failed and demolished sugar-processing factory.
During its construction, legend has it that a huge pot of gold and silver was discovered. It was assumed to be a hidden treasure plundered by Indian Ocean pirates, who attacked and raided East Indian trading company ships for their gold and other precious cargo. The find of this treasure further helped to pay for the construction, as today, the temple is seen in its original conception of Ratna architectural style originating from West Bengal. The island’s famous annual pilgrimage to Grand Basin in celebration of Lord Shiva originated from this temple. If you wish to know more, your guide will be more than happy to tell you about the importance and significance of all the Hindu deities.

Mont Choisy Beach
Mont Choisy Beach

Visit Mont Choisy Beach

Notre Dame Auxiliatrice
Notre Dame Auxiliatrice

The views from Notre Dame Auxiliatrice, also known as ‘Cap Malheureux Red Church, are wonderful. The red-roofed church sits on the beach of Cap Malheureux and is attributed to many sources. Some say it was named after the sinking of the vessel Saint Geran on August 18, 1744, which inspired Bernardin de St Pierre to write his famous novel Paul & Virginie. Others believe it owes its name to the numerous shipwrecks that occurred in this area at the beginning of the colonization of the island.

Witness the amazing surroundings where the local fisherman can be spotted catching a fresh meal.

Grand Baie
Grand Baie

Afterwards, take a leisurely stroll through the bustling town of Grand Bay and indulge yourself in some shopping, where you will find an abundance of small arcades and malls offering a variety of items from cashmere garments, branded clothing, jewellery and souvenirs. Most shops offer duty-free shopping, so don’t forget your passport.

Included

  • Private SUV Transportation
  • Clean & Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Experienced Chauffeur Guide
  • Pick Up & Drop off to any hotels / Apartments
  • Complimentary Water Bottle (500 Ml Per Person)
  • Entry Tickets | Château De Labourdonnais
  • Entry Tickets | Pamplemousses Botanical Garden
  • Entry Tickets | L'Aventure du Sucre
  • Lunch | Le Fangourin (L'Aventure du Sucre)
  • Soft Drinks during Lunch ( 1 Bottle Per Person)
  • Alcohol Beverages

Tour's Location

FAQs

Where will be the departure point for this tour?
Unwind Mauritius offers Pick up from any locations in Mauritius. You will have the option to update your hotel/Address on the booking page and our chauffeur guide will pick you up from your location on the chosen date.
What time does this tour starts?
The Pick-up time for this Tour will be at 08:30
What shall I wear on this Day Trip?
We recommend wearing casual clothes and comfortable walking shoes.
What shall I bring?
- Sunglasses
- Sun Hat
- Sunscreen
- Mosquito Repellent
- Passport (For Duty-Free Shopping)

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