Visit To Francois Leguat Giant Tortoise Reserve With Optional Lunch Package (Rodrigues)

As from Rs 335

Set in the Southern part of the Rodrigues Island, the Francois Leguat Giant Tortoise Reserve is a unique park for giant tortoises and endemic plant species that still existed some centuries back.

Discover this luxuriant 20 hectare nature reserve surrounded by emerging forest and some very rare plants; a stark contrast to the rest of the island where you will have the chance to explore a lush territory of 110,000 endemic and native plants as well as the giant tortoises.

As part of your park’s visit you will get to stroll through the reserve along a 2km long trail allowing you to discover the flora and fauna. You could easily imagine yourself back in time in the company of the giant tortoises, see the rare Rodrigues fruit bat and also opt for a guided tour of the magnificent caves beautifully illuminated stalactites and stalagmites formed over thousands of years.

Another interesting part of the park is the museum where you will learn more about the history of Rodrigues and geology. You will also find a real size sculpture of one of the extinct species of giant tortoise once found on Rodrigues, as well as carapaces of different species of tortoises.

Additionally, you have the choice for an optional Lunch where you will have the chance to savour the local Rodriguan flavours, and enjoy refreshing drinks and delicious dessert!

As part of this package you will benefit:

  • Entrance to the Francois Leguat Giant Tortoise Reserve
  • Get 1 free ticket for the 10th person
  • OPTIONAL LUNCH PACKAGE

Adult’s Menu

You have the option to choose from either Menu A or Menu B:

Menu A

  • Main: Octopus curry with rice and mixed salad
  • Drink: Refreshing Lemon Juice
  • Dessert: Banana tart with vanilla ice cream

Menu B

  • Main: Bol Renverse special (Chicken, Shrimps, with or without Chinese Sausages)
  • Drink: Refreshing Lemon Juice
  • Dessert: Banana tart with vanilla ice cream

Children’s Menu

  • Main: Special fried rice (Chicken, Shrimps, Egg, with or without Chinese Sausages) or Beef burger with fries and salad
  • Drink: Refreshing Lemon Juice
  • Dessert: 1 scoop of vanilla or coconut ice cream or Vanilla Milkshake

Vegetarian Menu

  • Main: Vegetable curry, rice, and red beans
  • Drink: Refreshing Lemon Juice
  • Dessert: 1 scoop vanilla or coconut ice cream

Location: Rodrigues

Operating Hours: 09:00 - 17:00

Operating Days: All Days

Duration: 2 hrs

Activity Time: Flexible

Benefit: Get 1 free ticket for the 10th person

NOTE: Visit to Cave at 09:30, 10:30, 13:30 and 14:30

François Leguat Giant Tortoise Reserve

Located in the Southern coast of the island, just some minutes away from the airport, discover this 20-hectares of nature reserve of the rich flora and fauna, including spectacular caves that make up for a unique place to visit.

Here with the introduction of endemic plants, shrubs and trees, along with protected animal species, you will experience the pristine nature of the island as it used to be some 300 years back.

Enjoy a nice stroll and close interaction with the giant tortoises which were once present in large numbers. The reserve is a conservation project that was started by Owen Griffiths a zoologist whose dream was to recreate the fauna and flora as it was when the first settlers arrived in Rodrigues.

Guided tour of the Caves

The visit to the cave is a guided tour where you will be accompanied by experienced (and quite entertaining) guides who will ensure your enjoyment and safety during the caves tour. You will discover a network of eleven caves, the largest of which is 500m in length and is called Grande Caverne. There you will see the beautifully illuminated stalactites and stalagmites, formed over thousands of years. As part of the caves tour, you will also discover the limestone plateau, called Plaine Corail. This unique area was created by the wind blowing coral through the limestone rocks.

Museum

At the Giant Tortoises Park museum exhibits a real size sculpture of one of the extinct species of giant tortoise once found on Rodrigues, as well as carapaces of different species of tortoises. It is also possible to see many of the bones found in the caves of the reserve of various extinct species such as the solitaire (a relative of the dodo of Mauritius).

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