Maccabées Forest & Black River Gorges – Once covered by a tropical indigenous forest, the Maccabées Forest and the Black River Gorges are the last regions where the original endemic forest exists. With its valleys, rivers, forest and mountainous terrain it offers unique trekking experiences and discovery of the fauna and flora of the island. A protected reserve, it is a sanctuary for nearly extinct birds like the Mauritian Kestrel and the Pink Pigeon and trees like the Tambalocogue, the Ebony and the Bois de Natte. It is also a popular region amongst hikers and nature lovers and not too far from Alexandra Falls. The Valley of Colours is one of the many areas that will delight the nature lovers with its streams, waterfalls, flora and fauna and the different colours of the earth around.
Le Saint Aubin and Bois Chéri – At Le Saint Aubin and Bois Chéri there are greenhouses and gardens where anthurium and vanilla plants are cultivated. And you can conclude your tour by having lunch at the splendid colonial house built in 1819 at Saint Aubin.
Eureka – In the district of Moka you can also visit Eureka. This old colonial house lying at the foot of the Moka mountain range is a superb example of colonial architecture with its superb veranda, fourteen bedrooms, one hundred and nine doors, antique furniture and magnificent gardens.
State House – Not too far from Moka is another example of colonial creole architecture. The Chateau du Réduit, known as the State House today, is the official residence of the Republic of Mauritius and was before the official residence of the governors of the island. More than 250 years old, it is built on an area of 200 acres made up of gardens and waterfalls.
L’Aventure du Sucre – Visit an interactive and ultra modern exhibition situated at the heart of an ancient sugarmill and discover the fascinating history of Mauritius and its sugarcane adventure exposed over 5000 sq meters! Then, let yourself be tempted by our tropical boutik with its unique gifts, souvenirs and tasting of special unrefined sugars as well as local rum. Do not miss the opportunity to relish authentic Mauritian cuisine with refined flavours at the restaurant “Le Fangourin”.
Ganga Talao & Grand Bassin – Beyond La Marie and Mare-aux-Vacoas is found one of the two natural lakes of Mauritius. It rests within the crater of an extinct volcano. Ganga Talao is an important pilgrimage site and many Mauritians of the Hindu faith walk there during the Maha Shivaratri festival or the night fasting dedicated to Shiva.