First thing to do before going there is to check whether the museum is open and the factory is not in maintenance. Even if that’s the case, it doesn’t mean you can’t see it, however you could miss some important stages in the tea-making process.
Until you reach your destination at Bois Chéri, you will be able to admire the view, traditional villages, traditionally coloured houses and local youngsters, far away from tourist areas… The real Mauritius. And you will be surrounded by tea plantation.
The Grimbeau family, a well-known one in Mauritius, owns 3 properties since slavery period.
The visit does not last long but you’ll come out full of knowledge and information. The factory visit is appropriate for both adults and children; you will be able to observe the machines without any danger, and see how the tea is processed.
After the visit, a restaurant is available where you can enjoy marvellous local meals and taste many flavours of tea.
The children will love the zoo and its monkeys, crocodiles, huge bats. It is also possible to pet an iguana and meet giant tortoises. The oldest tortoise is 105 years old. Impressive!
There is at least 12 tortoises and they all live in freedom in the park.
Before you go, you can visit the souvenir shop and buy tea at a lower price than in supermarkets or others places.
Enjoy a wonderful day with a guide tour at the factory, stop by the chalet for tea tasting, discovery of the St Aubin colonial house and the Anthurium and Vanilla plant greenhouse, lunch included + drinks fee. Go back via Gris Gris for a photo.