The Untouched South East
Sightseeing Tours | South East
Explore the southeast region of the island with our tour, which will take you to the fisherman village of Mahebourg. The history and the passage of the French during their colonial period have left traces that can still be seen in the village. You will discover the naval museum and have the chance to observe the native fauna and flora of the island at Île aux Aigrettes.

Naval Museum
The historical naval museum is located in Chatêau Gheude (also known as Chatêau de Robillard), a national heritage and colonial house of 1772. The museum showcases an almost complete skeleton of the Dodo, the extinct bird of the island and several other artifacts, dating from the naval battles and shipwrecks. The mansion is surrounded by a gorgeous garden of pine trees and other tree species. This museum is definitely a must see during your holidays in Mauritius.

Île aux Aigrettes
Île aux Aigrettes lies off the bay of Mahebourg and is a nature reserve of the endemic fauna and flora of Mauritius. This small islet of about 26 hectares is made of coralline limestone and is the habitat to the last remains of dry coastal forest that was once found around most of Mauritius. Declared a nature reserve in 1965, various endemic species including a rare ebony tree, the Telfair’s Skink and the colored day gecko can be found on the island.

Mahebourg Market
The market of Mahebourg sits opposite to the sea and brings together various vendors of the surrounding villages. It is divided into two parts; the first one for the fresh fruits & vegetables and the second one, dedicated to crafts, spice and locally manufactured garments. Compared to the market of Port-Louis, it is more tranquil and offers a unique local shopping experience.

Biscuiterie Raoult
Situated in Mahebourg, the biscuiterie Raoult specializes in the making of cassava biscuits, using a traditional Breton method. The factory dates back to 1868 and was constructed by Hilarion Breton. At first, the biscuits were manufactured in an attempt to replicate the Bretton biscuits with cassava. The road to the factory is surrounded by tall bamboo.

Activity time and days
9 am to 5 pm
Any day except Sundays and public holidays.
Duration
Approximately 8 hours
Location
West
Visiting Places
  • Naval museum
  • Île aux Aigrettes
  • Mahebourg Market
  • Biscuiterie Rault
  • Lunch at karay Mario

Inclusions

  • Transfers
  • Lunch – La Table Karay Mario
  • Veg and Non-Veg option available
  • Entry tickets
  • 1 bottle of water per person during your trip
  • 1 protection pouch (1 mask and 1 sanitizer)
Accessibility

Not suitable for physically challenged person

Don’t forget to bring
  • Cap or Hat
  • sunscreen lotion
  • Mosquito repellent
Transfer option
  • Seat in coach – available everyday provided there is a minimum of 4 guests booking the tour except Sundays
  • Private tour – available every day except Sundays
  • No minimum of number of guests for private tour
Good to know

The cozy village of Mahebourg was the first capital of Mauritius during the French colonization in the early 1700s.

Highlights

The cassava biscuit of the Biscuiterie Raoult has won the silver medal in the Franco British Exhibition in 1908.

Cancellation policy
  • No Show: confirmed clients do not show up for departure: 100% cancellation fee
  • Cancellation 24 hrs. before departure :100% cancellation fee
  • Cancellation 48 hrs. before departure:50% cancellation fee
  • Weather conditions not suitable to clients: 100% cancellation fee
  • Bad weather -cancellation before departure: Full refund
  • Bad weather -cancellation during excursion: Partial refund
Note
  • The menu is subject to change without notice
  • Beverages are not included

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