Visit the Tea Routes of Mauritius

Le Domaine des Aubineaux, Curepipe

Guided Tea Route visit + Lunch + Tea-tasting

Ever wanted to discover more about our rich history, dating back from the colonial days ? Then this package is the ideal one! The Tea Routes of Mauritius is a one-of-a-kind and exciting excursion which not only includes history, but also blends in gastronomy and culture. With a guide sharing facts and tales of life from the past, the trip goes through Le Domaine des Aubineaux, Le Domaine de Bois Chéri and Le Domaine de Saint Aubin. Get to know the Tea Routes, whilst enjoying lunch in a tropical setting.

What's Included:

  • Activity Time: as from 09h00 up to 17h00

  • Duration of the Package: 3 to 4 hours

  • Meeting Point: held at Le Domaine des Aubineaux, at 09h00

Activity Inclusions:

  • Lunch at The Saint Aubin Restaurant

  • A tour of Le Domaine des Aubineaux with a guide

  • Visit to a colonial mansion-turned-museum, which was built in 1872

  • Take a stroll through the garden at Le Domaine des Aubineaux

  • Visit to La Maison des Essences, an Oil Distillation factory

  • A guided tour of the Tea Factory in Bois Chéri

  • Visit of the Bois Chéri Tea Museum

  • A guided tour of the Maison Saint Aubin

  • A guided tour of the Sugar Factory in the area

  • Visit of the Rum House, followed by Rum tasting

  • Visit of the Vanilla House

  • Visit of the Anthurium flowers' Greenhouse

  • Visit of the Botanical Garden in Curepipe

Details of the trip:

  • Le Domaine des Aubineaux:

  • Learn about the Tea Industry in Mauritius while contemplating a beautiful selection  (from a rich collection) of the colonial houses

  • Visit the Camphor Tree garden, a visit of the endemic forest and enjoy the wonderful scenery of the Tea plantation

  • Visit of the old Stable-turned-Distillery, where the secrets of the distillation of essential oils will be shared

  • Le Domaine de Bois Chéri:

  • Learn about the tea-making process at the Tea Factory (the old machines, as well as photos, tables and documents dating back to the 19th century)

  • The importance of the Tea production in Mauritius, during a walk in the Tea plantation which helps therefore to discover history and facts of the Bois Chéri tea.

  • Visit to the Tea museum, followed by Tea tasting served with delicious biscuits at the chalet

  • Le Domaine de Saint Aubin:

  • Learn about the estate that produces Sugarcane, the process-makings of sugar and delicious Rum

  • Discovery of the Vanilla and the Anthurium flowers' Greenhouses, as well as a Botanical Trail

  • Free-Roam in the tropical garden

  • Access to a mini-farm, with interaction with animals and birds (fawns, chicks, peacocks amongst others)