Francois Leguat Giant Tortoise & Cave Reserve - Rodrigues Island

Visit of the Cave Reserve + Visit of Giant Tortoise + Option for Lunch (Veg or Non-Veg)

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Francois Leguat Giant Tortoise & Cave Reserve - Choose your Package

  • N°1: Guided Tour: 90 Min Guided Tour
  • N°2: Guided Tour + Non-Veg Lunch: 90 Min Guided Tour + 3-Course Non-Veg Lunch
  • N°3: Guided Tour + Veg Lunch: 90 Min Guided Tour + 3-Course Veg Lunch
  • Guided Tours: More than 4000 Tortoises (aldabra, radiata & angonoka species) & Caves



  • Opening hours: Monday - Sunday
  • Visit hours: 09:30 | 10:30 | 13:30 | 14:30 
  • Lunch Time: 11:00 - 15:30
  • Validity: Voucher is valid until 31st October, 2021 
  • Reservation: Once payment is finalized, Call service provider directly to select reservation date and time on minimum 72 hours in advance (subject to availability)



  • Flight Booking is not included 
  • Flight cancellation or delay: Customers should communicate new arrival & departure time to Service Providers directly
    • Failure to communicate in case Airport transfer included, full cancellation fees will be applied, and customers will be charged an additional fee for the new transfer 
  • Hotel Reservations: Please contact Air Mauritius for special airfare (subject to conditions): 
    • Book 3 Nights and receive a Hotel Certificate in order to benefit from the special airfare 
    • Flight ticket must be purchased a minimum of 7 days prior to your departure date 
    • Simply finalize your Hotel accommodation with MariDeal in order to receive a Hotel certificate to present to Air Mauritius to receive the Special Airfare Promo 
  • Activities / Excursions:
    • Once payment is finalized, Call Service Provider directly to select reservation date and time at least minimum 72 hours in advance (subject to availability)
    • Once customers have confirmed a date and time, any amendments will need to be confirmed by Service Provider directly 
    • Customers should respect the number of participants they reserve for 
  • Car Rentals:
    • Minimum age requirement is 18 years old. Original Driver’s License must be shown upon arrival 
    • If a car is rented at a specific time, it should be returned at same time on drop-off date. Failure in which will entail Service Provider to charge for an additional day 
    • In case of accident or damage, customer will have to pay the insurance excess 
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability 
  • All extras, not included in the offer, shall be charged upon departure 
  • Special requests are not guaranteed and are subject to availability 
  • Booking Confirmation must be shown by all customers on arrival 
  • No-shows will be charged total rate; no refunds, rescheduling or re-booking allowed 
  • No Cancellation Policy: Once a booking is confirmed, there are no cancellations.
  • Postponement Policy: Any postponement request should be communicated at least 48-hour prior to arrival date (postponement requests are not guaranteed) 
  • Merchant is solely responsible to the purchaser for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services 
  • Mauritian ID card or Resident permit must be shown by all customers upon arrival, failure to do so, will entitle merchant to charge the current public rate 
  • All Prices on MariDeal are inclusive of VAT 

Package Details

Non-Veg Lunch Menu: Fish fritters, Octopus or fish curry, white rice, lentils with salad & ice cream

Veg Lunch Menu: Vegetable fritters, Vegetable curry, white rice, lentils, salad, chatini & ice cream

Kid Menu: Cheese or chicken Croque monsieur, french fries & ice cream

What you should bring: Comfortable shoes, sunscreen, hat, camera, binoculars

About Francois Leguat Giant Tortoise & Cave Reserve

Welcome to our reserve, where you can have the unique experience of discovering what Rodrigues was like 300 years ago, before the island was colonised. Since then, all of the native forest of Rodrigues has disappeared and many species of plants and animals have become extinct while many others are still threatened, making Rodrigues one most environmentally devastated ecosystems in the world. This 20-hectare nature reserve, which until recently was almost entirely over-run with introduced plants, is an ongoing conservation project, working on re-wilding the lowland savanah of this area; planting shrubs and trees that once grew here and reintroducing key animal species to recreate the lost links between flora and fauna that make up this unique ecosystem.

As you follow the 2km-long through the reserve, surrounded by the emerging forest and some very rare plants, you will be able to imagine yourself back in time, with the luxuriant greenery a stark contrast to the rest of the island, a reminder of man's destructive impact on his environment. you can stroll amongst giant tortoises, which were once present in large numbers, see the rare Rodrigues fruit bat and take a guided tour of the magnificent caves, unique to this area of the island.



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