The day starts at 08.30 a.m. and ends at 04.00 p.m.
Visit the Ile Aux Aigrettes (Mauritius wildlife sanctuary) home to the rare pink pigeon and indigenous vegetation, learn about the conservation project then enjoy a stop at the National History Museum.
Lunch at Karay Mario, which is an elegant, fine lunching Mauritian cuisine restaurant, with an emphasis on the authenticity of its recipes. (Optional)
After lunch, you will discover the village of Mahebourg the main village of the Grand Port District. You will have time to enjoy all its greatness. Mahebourg used to be the Island naval port under the Dutch era, nowadays its a quiet fisherman village known for its regatas and warmth of its people.
You will also have an unforgettable walk around La Vanille Reserve des Mascareignes, you will stroll through luxuriant greenery where banana trees, palm trees and giant bamboos provide shade for the crocodiles and the giant tortoises.
Ile aux Aigrettes is a small island situated in the Mahebourg Bay, about 850 m off the south-east coast of Mauritius.Unlike the mainland which is of volcanic origin, Ile aux Aigrettes is made up of coralline limestone. Like the mainland, Ile aux Aigrettes was affected by tree logging and land clearance, and the introduction of exotic animal and plant species almost destroyed the native fauna and flora.
A nature conservation site since 1965, the island is preserved by the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (MWF). The foundation has put impressive efforts to restore the original forest and reintroduce rare species like the aldabra giant tortoise and birds such as the Mauritius Fody and the Pink Pigeon.
The National History Museum is situated at Mahebourg, in a fine park extending to about 12 acres, on the bank of River La Chaux.It is housed in Chateau Gheude (also known as Maison Robillard), an old French colonial country house built around 1772 and presently listed as a national heritage.It was in a wing of this historic building that the two Commanders of the English and French squadrons, wounded in the Battle of Grand Port in 1810, were given medical treatment side by side.The National History Museum finds its origin in the Naval Relics Museum and the Museum of Historical Souvenirs.
The restaurant offers beautiful, delicious dishes inspired from the olden days. Discover the real Mauritian cuisine at its best. You will enjoy a delicious Lunch Buffet with a variety of Mauritian best selection.
Mahébourg is without doubt the most Mauritian of all Mauritian village!
From its status of major slave market to its status of major slave market to its transformation into an environment-friendly tourist spot, the village has kept its historical identity, as colorful and typical as ever.
The Crocodile & Giant Tortoises Park which is home to various species of animals, reptiles and plants is set in a beautiful rain forested valley with natural freshwater springs, full of prawns and fish.
As part of your visit to the Crocodile & Giant Tortoises Park, the park’s guides will guide you through some unforgettable walks, and you will stroll through luxuriant greenery where banana trees, palm trees and giant bamboos provide shade for the crocodiles and the giant tortoises.During your stay in the park you can also experience a firsthand unique encounter with the giant tortoises, and get a rare chance to feed, pet and play with them.Also thousands of Nile crocodiles and giant tortoises are found in the park and you can watch them in maximum safety.