Discover Rodrigues Island - Cultural & Historical Full Day Tour
Relive history, discover stunning geology and experience the enriching and authentic islander’s lifestyle on the beautiful island of Rodrigues.
Deals.mu offers you the brilliant opportunity of discovering the beautiful Rodriguan coasts and picturesque hilly landscapes. This guided full day tour will start at 08.30 a.m., right on your doorstep, where you will be picked up to head towards the touring sites.
To help you uncover the island's indigenous character and uniqueness, a well-informed and experienced guide will take you through wonderful spots such as the enigmatic cave, Caverne Patate, that hosts beautifully-shaped stalactites (various minerals deposits that form spikes hanging from the ceilings) and an old building that has stood the test of time, with its old-fashioned charm still intact, the Saint Gabriel Church.
During the course of the day, you will also halt at specific sites, such as Reine de Rodrigues and Mont Limon, where you will benefit from spectacular panoramic views over Rodrigues; you will be in awe of the breathtaking natural features of the island. Additionally, you will get to enjoy an authentic Rodriguan meal - a 2-course lunch, prepared specially for you.
As part of the Discover Rodrigues Island- Cultural & Historical Full Day Tour, the following is included:
- A well-informed and experienced guide
- 2-course lunch menu in a reputed restaurant (chicken, fish or vegetarian – please confirm your choice, at latest the day before)
- A bottle of water for the day
- Free transfer from and to your hotel/villa/lodging
- Exploration Sites:
- Port Mathurin
- Coral Quarry
- St Gabriel Church
- Caverne Patate and Mont Pistache
- Reine de Rodrigues, Mont Limon
- Typical house exploration - visit a conventional Rodriguan household
- Put a Plant in Soil
Operating Day: Monday & Thursday
Duration: 7 hours
Activity Time: 08:30 - 15:30
Departure point: Your hotel/villa/lodging
Minimum number of participants: 2
Maximum number of participants: 12
Reservation: Required 72 hours in advance by phone & subject to availability
What you should bring: Sport shoes, sunscreen, hat, camera
Validity: Until 31/10/2018
Mauritian ID card or Resident permit must be shown upon arrival
Lying on the north coast of Rodrigues, Port Mathurin is a beautiful village that serves as the capital as well as the main harbour of the island. Unmissable sights include its lively market and a splendid viewpoint on Mount Fanal, amongst others.
Located at Petite Butte, this quarry is no longer operational, however, dents in the landscape where workers used to cut the coral blocks manually can still be seen till this day. Few coral blocks can also be found lying around.
Pajérôme is locally hailed as a sacred site, boasting of a water fountain, sourced directly from the nearby mountain.
St Gabriel Church
Constructed between 1936 and 1939, it was built by native volunteers who laboriously carried stone, sand and coral from all corners of the island.
Caverne Patate, in the southwestern corner of the island, is an impressive cave with stalagmite and stalactite formations. The 700m tunnel is an easy walk; wear shoes with a good grip. Do watch out for the spectacular white-tailed tropicbirds soaring above before you go underground.
Reine de Rodrigues
Reine de Rodrigues is a 6-ft shrine of the Virgin Mary, built in 1954. It is located at Pointe Canon and offers splendid views over Port Mathurin.