Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, Chateau Labourdonnais, Aquarium of Mauritius including Lunch at Chateau Labourdonnais
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Start the day at the Pamplemousses garden, more formally known as Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens, which is one of the oldest botanical garden in the Southern Hemisphere. Famous for its long pond of giant water lilies, the garden was first constructed during the French Period by Pierre Poivre.
Enjoy a visit at Domaine de Labourdonnais, one of the oldest colonial houses in Mauritius owned and lived in by Christian William Wiehe whose parents were one of the original dutch on the island. It was restored in 2005 and turned into a leisure attraction with a museum, orchard and distillery. A complimentary tasting session including Naturally grown fruit pastels and rhum will be provided before sitting down for lunch at the Restaurant.
After visiting Labourdonnais we will take you to the Aquarium of Mauritius. In the Aquarium you are able to enjoy a unique walk on the ocean floor observing the many types of aquatic animals that Mauritius ocean eco-system has to offer. It is fascinating to watch the crystal clear Mauritius water and observe the rich sea life from the land above.
Start the day at the Pamplemousses garden, more formally known as Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens, which is one of the oldest botanical garden in the Southern Hemisphere. Famous for its long pond of giant water lilies, the garden was first constructed during the French Period.
The Domaine de Labourdonnais, a privately owned Estate, was founded in 1774.
This magnificent authentic Estate of 540 hectares is surrounded by spectacular green sugar cane fields and is ideally located in the north of the island.
Château de Labourdonnais, surrounded by its beautiful orchards, was built between 1856 and 1859 by Christian Wiehe himself then his descendant lived there.
The aquarium, located in a small relaxing village in the North West of Mauritius, is home to a large number of species including over 200 species of fish, invertebrates, live coral and sponges, originating from the waters around the island.
During your visit you will get to see the Crown squirrelfish and the Devil Firefish as well as a number of sharks. Also, get ready to see neon bright, glowing yellows, fluorescent greens, purples and other amazing colors you probably didn’t believe could be found in any marine wildlife.
There is also a special touch pool for children to experience direct contact with some of the species in the aquarium.