Mauritius tourist places beyond tropics

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Type: Choice of Sharing or Private
Featured Stops: 4, Pamplemousses Garden, Saint Francois d’Assise Church, Sugar Cane Field, Red Church 

Free Cancellation

Duration From 6 to 8 hours

Place South West Mauritius

Language: English, French, German, Italy

  • Entrance Fees Included
  • Guided Tour
  • Meal Included
  • Hotel Pick Up

Highlights

  • Visit and learn about different species of plants in Mauritius in Pamplemousses Garden
  • Learn about the Saint Francois d’Assise Church 
  • Visit to the Sugar Cane Factory Museum and taste rum
  • Visit to the Red Church in Pamplemousses
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What to expect

Mauritius tourist places Overview

To discover amazing Mauritius tourist places, begin your day at the Pamplemousses Garden, where exotic flora and vibrant blooms and pictures a mesmerizing landscape. Explore the architectural marvel of Saint Francois d’Assise Church, a spiritual gem radiating historical charm. Traverse the lush Sugar Cane Factory Museum, and learn about the island’s rich agricultural tapestry while tasting the delicious rum. And finally, discover the allure of the Red Church, a distinctive landmark that stands as a testament to Mauritius’ cultural mosaic which is one of the amazing and beautiful Mauritius tourist places.

Talking about Pamplemousses Botanical Garden history, the Garden is one of the oldest in the southern hemisphere. The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanic Garden traces its origins back to the French period. In 1736, Governor Mahé de Labourdonnais chose the present Main Gate in Pamplemousses for his domain. In 1767, French Intendant Pierre Poivre introduced a variety of global vegetables, fruits, and flowers. Formerly known as the Royal Botanic Gardens, Pamplemousses, it was renamed on September 18, 1988, in honor of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, the first Prime Minister and later Governor General of Mauritius, on his 88th Birth Anniversary. We pride including this location in our list of beyond-the-tropics Mauritius tourist places.

For Saint Francois d’Assise Church, the establishment of the church was spearheaded by Reverend Father Demers, the parish priest at St. Margaret Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. Inspired by the majestic Gothic-style churches in France, Father Demers commissioned the design for the new building. Construction commenced in 1928 and concluded the following year. Crafted from stone and metal, the structure echoed the grandeur of medieval European buildings. This is why St. Francois D’Assise Church is recognized as one of the oldest churches and center of attraction as one of the best sightseeing Mauritius tourist places.

The history of the sugar cane industry runs deep. Serving as a cornerstone of the Mauritian economy for two centuries, this sector has evolved into a symbol of innovation. Beyond sugar production, it now encompasses the creation of rum, bio-fertilizers, green energy, and animal feed. Positioned at the core of a circular economy model, it plays a crucial role in environmental sustainability, agriculture, and various industries.

The red-roofed church’s nomenclature has various origins. Some assert that it received its name following the demise of the vessel Saint Geran on August 18, 1744. This event served as inspiration for Bernardin de St Pierre’s renowned novel ‘Paul and Virginie.’ Conversely, others suggest that its nomenclature is linked to the numerous maritime disasters in this region during the early stages of the island’s colonization.

Additionally, the church, which is among some of the sacred Mauritius tourist places, holds historical significance as the site where the British landed in 1810 to launch an assault on the French. During the period of French occupation, from 1710 to 1810, the site was named the Cape of Misfortune, a title bestowed upon it after the British, surprisingly attacking the island’s north instead of the harbor in Mahébourg, seized control of the entire island. At Mauritius Holidays, we ensure your trip to these Mauritius tourist places is worth the time, entertainment, and price. Want to know about more exclusive offers? Contact us anytime or send your queries and our representative will get back to you right away.

 

Itinerary

 

Pamplemousses Garden 

 

 

So this journey starts with exploring the renowned Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden in Mauritius! Pamplemousse garden stretches across vast acres, the garden unfolds a botanical tapestry, boasting over 650 plant varieties, including iconic Baobabs, the intriguing Palmier Bouteille, and the captivating Giant Water Lilies. As you wander through the lush expanse, discover a treasure trove of medicinal plants, a vibrant spice garden, and a captivating array of indigenous species. Among the highlights are 85 diverse palm tree varieties, sourced from across the globe, making Pamplemousses Garden an immersive and enchanting botanical sojourn.

Saint Francois d’Assise Church 

So the next trip takes you to the spiritual ambiance of Saint Francois d’Assise Church, which is concsidered among the sacred and religious Mauritius tourist places. It is an architectural gem in Mauritius. As you enter, feel the sacred aura enveloping you. Marvel at the exquisite stained glass windows, each telling a silent tale of devotion. Take a moment for personal reflection and tranquility. The church’s serene ambiance invites you to light a candle, offering a personal prayer. Immerse yourself in the beauty of faith and history in this cherished Mauritian sanctuary.

Sugar Cane Field 

Now your journey continues towards the Sugar Cane Mauritius museum, unraveling Mauritius’ rich history entwined with the tale of sugar. Wander the hallowed halls of the transformed sugar mill, now a museum, as ancient machines glow with stories. The tour, a blend of captivating narratives and visual spectacles, unfolds the island’s evolution. Delight your senses with sugar and rum tastings, savoring the essence of Mauritius. Children join the adventure with lively mascots, the mynah bird, and the mongoose. Explore The Village Boutik for local treasures and savor the perfect cuisine at Restaurant Le Fangourin amid a lush tropical oasis. 

 

Red Church 

 

So the last journey in this tour is to the Grand Bay to the quaint Cap Malheureux, a fishing village steeped in maritime history and a spectacle of nature holding its position among the best Mauritius tourist places. The Notre Dame Auxiliatrice Church stands proudly, its iconic red roof capturing attention. It was established in 1938, this humble chapel honors the Virgin Mary.

Nestled at Mauritius’ northern tip, it unveils panoramic vistas of five islets, including Coin de Mire. A haven for worshippers, tourists, and newlyweds alike, the church hosts Sunday masses, drawing a diverse crowd. Once you are done here, you can visit the adjacent beach to relax, with sun-soaked moments and playful encounters with marine life. Experience the charm of Cap Malheureux, where history, spirituality, and natural beauty converge.

What’s included

  • Guided tour
  • Entrance fee and tax
  • Transportation
  • Lunch

 

Meeting point

 The pickup and drop-off will be from your hotel/villa/resort is included in the tour.

 

Cancellation Policy 

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

Booking Fee 

Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this tour suitable for all couples?

Yes, this tour is perfect for couples of all ages, whether on a honeymoon or just seeking a romantic getaway.

What should we bring?

Comfortable shoes, a camera, sunscreen, and a hat are recommended for your comfort and enjoyment.

How long will we spend at each stop?

Each stop is thoughtfully timed to offer a fulfilling experience, typically lasting around 1 to 1.5 hours.

Are there any age restrictions for this tour?

The tour is primarily designed for adults. For specific age-related queries, feel free to contact us.

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