THE TEA, RUM AND VANILLA ROUTE
A unique and authentic experience
“The Tea, Rum and Vanilla Route” is a unique and authentic excursion. At the same time educational, gastronomic, cultural and historical, this itinerary allows you to discover the world of tea, sugar cane, rum, vanilla, and essential oils through three sites: The Domaine des Aubineaux, the Domaine de Bois Chéri and the Domaine de Saint Aubin.
It is one of the first ecotourism routes in Mauritius. This excursion also includes lunch in the restaurant of the domain of your choice.
Domaine des Aubineaux with its French colonial house, built in 1872, has kept the old-fashioned charm and nostalgia of past times. It has been transformed into a museum with a large collection of portraits and photos showing the owner families, the old Curepipe and former colonial houses that have now disappeared. You will also discover the Floral Park, the Domaine des Aubineaux Nursery and the Maison des Essences.
Domaine de Bois Chéri located on the high plateaus of the south of the island at an altitude of nearly 500 metres, offering a walk through the tea fields. We find ourselves immersed in the heart of nature in a serene and peaceful environment. Domaine de Bois Chéri is home to the Bois Chéri Tea Factory, dating back to 1892, one of the first and most important tea producing companies in the country. The visit also includes a tea tasting at the Chalet de Bois Chéri, which overlooks Swan Lake. The site also offers activities such as kayaking, fishing and hiking. The Tea Museum of the Domaine de Bois Chéri completes the visit. The diverse fauna and flora make this place exceptional.
Domaine de Saint Aubin offers a beautiful colonial house, dating from 1819, which is classified as a national heritage. The Moulin de Saint Aubin, centred by the old fireplace, allows visitors to discover the transformation of sugar cane. The legendary Rum House, a pioneer in the production of agricultural rum in Mauritius, introduces the subtleties of distilling agricultural rum and offers a tasting session. The Vanilla House explains the production process of the famous aromatic pod. Located in the heart of the Domaine de Saint Aubin, the botanical garden houses one of the two Chorisia in all Mauritius Island and the Spices Garden of the Domaine de Saint Aubin. The mini farm and kindergarten are a delight for the little ones.
Each of the three estates offers the opportunity to enjoy a quality meal with fresh local produce. The Domaines boutiques also offer the possibility of bringing back a unique souvenir to share with family and friends.
Le Domaine de Bois Chéri, Bois Chéri Road, Bois Chéri
Le Domaine de Saint Aubin, Savanne Road, St Aubin