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Eureka And Mahe Tours

Eureka And Mahe Tours Packages
Country: Mauritius
City: Mahebourg
Duration: 8 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Full Day Tours

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Tour of Mauritius South East Region – Mauritius Private South East Tour
Discover the serenity of the South East of Mauritius an area known for its beautiful lagoons, virgin beaches, and green scenery.
You will get to visit key important historical sights such as the Eureka House and Ylang Ylang Distillery, see beautiful nature at its best at Blue Bay beach and Le Souffleur, and explore this beautiful untouched part of Mauritius.
This is a Private Tour, only for you to go in a private vehicle (including pick up and drop off from anywhere in Mauritius)!
As part of this tour you will visit many sights and attractions in one day:
•    Eureka House
•    Town of Mahebourg
•    Mahebourg Historical Naval Museum
•    Blue Bay beach
•    Pointe du Diable

The full day South East tour also includes:
•    Pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation anywhere in Mauritius
•    Full transportation to all the sights
•    A personal driver guide to show you around and inform you on each of the sights
All along, you will travel in maximum convenience in an air-conditioned family car / minivan (for bigger groups), with an experienced driver/guide to show you around.
The Mauritius South East Tour – Tour Itinerary:
Eureka – Eureka Creole House. Eureka House is a unique Creole house built in 1830 located by the river of Moka. It is an elegant Créole residence originally owned by British and French aristocrats in the 19th century, the Eureka Mansion and its grounds provide an intriguing glimpse into colonial life. The house is filled with antiques and photos of the period. The house also has a magnificent garden surrounded by waterfalls of the Moka River. Eureka House is reputed to be one of the largest houses on the island, with 109 doors and windows. The Eureka house was restored and opened to the public as a museum in 1986. The house is constructed largely of wood and surrounded by a long, shady veranda. The extensive grounds consist of a curious mix of natural Mauritian plant life, including mango trees and palms, a waterfall and an English-style garden. The museum has areas dedicated to music, art, antique maps, Chinese and Indian house wares and quirky contraptions like a colonial-era shower. You will have a tour of the house and its beautiful gardens.
Pointe du Diable located in the south east of Mauritius - 8km north of Vieux Grand Port was once the site of a French coastal battery. Pointe du Diable is just a point along the coastal road where the French had erected a fort and a cannon battery to defend the "Vieux-Grand-Port" from (English) invaders. The stone walls are still there and traces of the great "Vieux-Grand-Port" (1810) battle can still be observed. Today “Pointe du Diable" is one of the historical viewpoint and also the ideal place to stop for a rest as it is a viewpoint on the "Vieux-Grand-Port."
Steeping hike from the coastal road of the Pointe du Diable offers some excellent views over the lagoons of the eastern coast where you can see a number of sailing catamarans and the cove of Grand Sable. On the way you can also enjoy the viewpoint of Lion Mountain which offers a magnificent view on almost a quarter of the country and on the lagoon.
Blue Bay. Blue Bay beach with its crystal clear turquoise blue water is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Mauritius. Situated on the southeast coast, not far from Mahébourg, Blue Bay offers a fine stretch of white sandy beach, and deep, clear, light-blue water. Blue bay is the perfect place for relaxation, swimming and snorkeling, as it is considered the best place for snorkeling in Mauritius. Blue Bay is considered one of the best displays of color variety, changing constantly from sunrise to sunset. It is one of those beaches in the world where it is simply hard to get a bad picture. The contrasts are simply amazing. In the Blue Bay lagoon, the marine flora is alive and blooming.
Mahebourg. Mahebourg is a traditional Mauritian village situated on the southeastern coast of Mauritius. Mahebourg is named after Bertrand François Mahé de La Bourdonnais, one of the most successful governors of the French period. The well-planned wide streets in the old section of Mahébourg still bear testimony to the Dutch and French colonial past. Today Mahébourg is a bustling center of local trade. The new waterfront complex offers you to enjoy nice refreshing walks along the sea side. You will get to explore Mahebourg center and visit the Historical Naval Museum which recounts the epic naval battles of the past between the Royal Navy and the French Navy.
Mahebourg Monday Market. Every Monday there is a big market / bazaar in the center of Mahebourg. The market is definitely worth a visit also for the non shoppers. In case the south east tour is taken place on Monday, the tour will include free time at the main bazaar.
Naval Museum of Mahebourg. The Naval Museum of Mauritius contains the reminiscences of the French colonial empire and the replicas of the ancillary that were used in the historical battle. The interesting aspects of the Naval Museum of Mahebourg lie not solely in its collection of exhibits, but also in its history as a building. Erected in the 1760's, the fine colonial mansion was built by Mr. Jean De Robillard in the typical style of the era. It is worthwhile to see both the exterior of the building and the different exhibitions.
Additional information regarding the South East Tour:
Start & End times:
•    Duration: The duration of the private South East tour is 8 hours
•    This private tour is offered every day
•    Departure time: 9:00 am from your hotel / place of accommodation
•    Return time: 17:00 pm back to your hotel / place of accommodation
(Upon request it is possible to start or finish the tour in a different time)

 

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