This insightful tour is a hand-picked mix of sightseeing and local craft-making.
After witnessing first-hand the art of glass-blowing, you will be awestruck by the intricate details required in assembling scale models of historic ships. You will also have the chance to visit a soap factory and a carpet-weaving workshop before lunch.
In the afternoon, you will take a trip to the sacred Hindu lake of Grand Bassin and discover the many charms and attractions of a colourful village in the South-West. Handicraft is not merely souvenirs to take back from a vacation in Mauritius; it is also the labour of love of our artisans. The Mauritius Glass Gallery in Phoenix produces gifts and decorative objects from recycled glass and visitors can also explore the Hands of Fame Museum featuring hand casts of various celebrities. Voiliers de l’Océan in Curepipe has been building model ships for the tourist and export markets for more than 30 years. The Soap Shop produces refreshingly scented soaps while CIE Private Collection is a small-scale carpet factory. After lunch at La Clef des Champs Restaurant in Floreal, visitors will head towards Grand Bassin, also called Ganga Talao by the Hindus, a sacred place filled with a mystic aura and natural beauty. Chamarel is located at over 300 m above sea level and is home to a number of attractions including a beautiful waterfall, the Seven Coloured Earth, a true curiosity of nature, and a rum distillery, among others.
Mautourco Ltd, 84, Gustave Colin Street, Forest Side 75414, Mauritius - T: +230 604 3000 - F: +230 674 3720