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Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, Blue Bay Beach, La Vanille Park & Gris Gris
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Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, Blue Bay Beach, La Vanille Park & Gris Gris

By Bonjour Mauritius Day Tours & Excursions
from
₹8,662.29
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
₹8,662.29
per adult (price varies by group size)

Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 0-99, max of 8 per group
Duration: 8h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English, French
Features animals


  • Services of a fully licensed, qualified driver
  • Air-conditioned and insured taxi, minibus or coach
  • Private transfer for your group to and from your hotel
  • Boat transfer for your group to and from Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve
  • Waiting time
  • Parking Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve
What's not included
  • Lunch or snacks
  • Entrance fees to La Vanille are Rs. 500 (10 Euros) per person
  • Entry/Admission - La Vanille Nature Park


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up at all hotels, B&Bs, apartments on the island. Please let us know which hotel, B&B or apartment you're staying at. Note that the schedule of the boat to Ile aux Aigrettes changes daily, but the boat typically departs between 9am and 10am. Your pickup time will depend on where you are staying, but will typically be between 8am and 10am. We will let you know your exact pickup time upon booking.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 9433P23

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour lasts up to eight hours, and you will be able to choose how long you spend at each attraction. Depending on your group’s speed you may not have time to see all the listed attractions. You will be able to stop for lunch but the price of the lunch is not included.
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Please note that the Mahebourg Museum and many of the shops in Mahebourg are closed on Sundays
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, Blue Bay Beach, La Vanille Park & Gris Gris
  • Clients should bring their own mask, if possible. Hand sanitizer will be provided.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, Blue Bay Beach, La Vanille Park & Gris Gris?
Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, Blue Bay Beach, La Vanille Park & Gris Gris price starts from ₹ 8,562.37. Discover and book Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, Blue Bay Beach, La Vanille Park & Gris Gris on Tripadvisor
What is the Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, Blue Bay Beach, La Vanille Park & Gris Gris cancellation policy?
Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, Blue Bay Beach, La Vanille Park & Gris Gris cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, Blue Bay Beach, La Vanille Park & Gris Gris on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, Blue Bay Beach, La Vanille Park & Gris Gris?
Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, Blue Bay Beach, La Vanille Park & Gris Gris is hosted by Bonjour Mauritius Day Tours & Excursions. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Bonjour Mauritius Day Tours & Excursions on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve, Blue Bay Beach, La Vanille Park & Gris Gris on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 9433P23

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Blue Bay Beach
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 3
    La Vanille Nature Park
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    Gris Gris Beach
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

JarhyMugby
JarhyMugby
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Just a great day
Just a great day. Basically You get a private driver that drives You to 5 of the most interesting spots of the sout
Dawn C
Dawn C
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Worthwhile day out
Satya picked us up very prompt at 5:45 and took us to the beach where we met our boat to go swim with dolphins. He
2k3k
2k3k
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Good experience
We enjoyed our trip, driver was polite and soft spoken and the car was comfortable as well. Driver help out us out
623shaep
623shaep
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A great day out up north
A great day with Satya. Extra stops were fun in the morning in Port Louis, swimming with a sea turtles was the high
Nanay S
Nanay S
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Botanical Garden - North Bay
Last week we visited this place to see the giant turtle. My teenager son actually loved the placed. Lots of Mangos
Tom M
Tom M
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Great combination - land and sea.
Great day - loved swimming with dolphins. Better place to wash/change after swimming would be welcome. Recommend do
carmenvX5954GT
carmenvX5954GT
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Good day but not at fullest
First time in Mauritius and the first tour I have booked for 4 persons. Weather was against our full-Day tour so mo
Jorgida
Jorgida
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Beautiful but Challenging
This hike (the extended one with all 7 waterfalls) is not for everybody. It is challenging and requires climbing on
Bradders96
Bradders96
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Fantastic Tour
I had an brilliant day out on the island. Our driver/guide was Kesaven, he gave us a fantastic tour, stopping at al
Bongz123
Bongz123
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Amazing experience
Swimming with the dolphins and later fish was an amazing experience. Beach Hopping would have been a wonderful expe
Radu-Marian-Petrescu
Radu-Marian-Petrescu
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Quality time across Mauritius
I liked very much the trip. After many days of beach, it is the perfect way to change a little bit the enviornment.
335Anu
335Anu
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Highly Recommend
Kesavan picked us dot on time and patiently took us to Tamarin beach, Alexander’s Fall, Ganga Talao, Chamarel etc.
Richgrincuz
Richgrincuz
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Good
Boat guy was super nice and driver was constantly checking in with us, overall good exp just long for me
rachelleg523
rachelleg523
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Excellent trip
Excellent trip on boat number 3! As with transport was quite expensive but definitely worth it. We saw whales and
883joannar
883joannar
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No turtles but otherwise OK
The tour went smoothly, it took over nine hours including the transfer (from and to La Gaulette) for what we have n
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Char
Skipton, UK13 contributions
We had such a lovely day learning about the endemic animals and plants of Mauritius on such a beautiful and well kept island. The care of the flora and fauna is top priority which is fantastic.

Our driver was wonderful and couldn’t do enough for us. He took us round the markets in Mahebourg and bought us food to try, never short on recommendations. If there was anything we wanted to see or try, he fit it in for us which was excellent.

Most importantly, as two young girls travelling, he made us feel very safe and really looked out for us.

Thank you very much.
Written 14 March 2022
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Bonjour M
Hi Charlotte, we're glad you really enjoyed your tour of Ile aux Aigrettes, and also found the driver helpful. We'll let him know you liked his service as well. Thanks for your wonderful comments, and have a great rest of your stay, and safe trip home!
Written 14 March 2022
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vickie t
36 contributions
We booked this tour and had a great time. Pick up was right on schedule and we had a lovely, professional and very patient driver Yassir who took care of us for the whole day. We visited Mahebourg seafront and spent some time st Mahebourg market where we picked up some souvenirs and some fresh produce. Then on to I'll aux aigrette for a very educational tour of the nature reserve. Our guide Rose Marie was so enthusiastic and knowledgable about all the bird and plant species on the reserve and really drilled home the point about conservation and protection of endemic species. The wild tortoises are very cute as well, look out for Big Daddy the very impressive alpha male on the island.
We didn't have much time to spend at Blue Bay beach at all, but that was just how things worked out due to slight delays and was not the fault of the driver at all. Just how things pan out sometimes and anyway we had and are going to have plenty of beach time in Mauritius.
The trip to I'll aux aigrettes is a must for plant and bird lovers but if you are not then you may want to skip this. Young children may also be bored. Further the terrain on the island is fully wild and the paths are very uneven so wear comfortable shoes. It may be a bit difficult for those who have balance or mobility problems.
Written 11 September 2019
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Bonjour M
Hi, thanks for your detailed review! We're glad you enjoyed the tour and your time on Ile aux Aigrettes. It's nice you were able to meet "Big Daddy", the giant tortoise as well!
Written 11 September 2019
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ilgimi
Jerusalem24 contributions
Oct 2019
Guided tours in French and English start from the Pointe Jerome Visitor Center and are limited to 20 people, so you have to sign up a day or two in advance. Experienced guides show you the endemic and indigenous flora and fauna of Mauritius, including the endangered Pink Pigeon that has been barely saved from extinction and Giant Tortoises imported from the Seychelles who roam freely along your trail...Walking is relatively easy and included 4-5 years old children in our group. Access is by a short boat ride and the embarkation point at Pointe Jerome offers, itself, attractive views of the coast
Written 7 November 2019
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Bonjour M
Hi, thanks for your review! We're glad that you enjoyed the Ile aux Aigrettes Nature Reserve tour and you were able to see the pink pigeon, and of course, the giant tortoises. We hope you enjoy your stay in Mauritius!
Written 7 November 2019
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Cansu K
3 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
A very overpriced tour that barely meets the expectations.
The only good part of it was the tour in Île aux Aigrettes. The guide was really good at explaining all the details.
Other than that the tour is just a few sightseeing spots in Mahebourg and beach time at Blue Bay.
In the morning we were picked up much later than we agreed. Our tour to the island started much later than it was supposed to.
Overall I am not impressed at all
I recommend you to rent a driver and do all these activities on your own. It will definitely be much cheaper and more informative than this tour.
Written 9 May 2022
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Bonjour M
Hi, thanks for your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed the Ile aux Aigrettes portion of the tour, as this is definitely the highlight of the trip. We apologize for the delay in the morning: the boat to Ile aux Aigrettes is operated by the Mauritian government, and can occasionally be delayed.
Written 9 May 2022
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Anni L
4 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
We had a wonderful day especially at the islands. The guides were quite nice and it is amazing to see how much effort they put in rebuilding a natural environment.
Our guide/ driver was very nice, always punctual and explained all the activities and helped us wherever necessary.
Same for the back office during booking they really respond fast.

The only really little minus was that nearly all explanations in the museum are written in French - but the house itself looks amazing.

Overall we would really recommend this tour (with mosquìto protection on the island) especially with this provider!

Thank you all for the lovely and nice day!
Written 27 May 2019
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Bonjour M
Thank you for the nice comments Anni! Thanks for brining up that mosquito protection could be helpful, as sometimes us Mauritius forget about this, as we are so used to mosquitos. We're glad you had a great day!
Written 27 May 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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