Port Louis, Mauritius

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clock-o8 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Take a closer look at the history, culture, and natural beauty of northwest Mauritius on this countryside day trip with Port Louis sightseeing and Creole lunch. This 8-hour tour takes you to the region’s top attractions including the Place d’Armes and the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, where you’ll see giant water lilies, towering trees, and rare tropical fauna. The tour is capped at 15 people to ensure individualized attention from your guide.
  • 8-hour tour of northwest Mauritius’ highlights, including the capital, Port Louis
  • See Port Louis’ top attractions such as St Louis Cathedral, Place d’Armes and Central Market
  • Feast on a traditional Creole lunch
  • Visit the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden and see the giant water lilies
  • Drive through Mauritius’ scenic countryside
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people to ensure a more personalized experience
After pickup from your hotel in an air-conditioned coach, head to the capital city of Port Louis with your guide, learning about the island’s history and the famous flightless dodo as you go.

Stop briefly at the Citadel for scenic views of the harbor before heading into the city center for a guided walking tour. Take in the panoramic views of Fort Adelaide, as well as tour St. Louis Cathedral and Place d’Armes. Wander the stalls of the colorful Central Market and make a stop at the Le Cauden Waterfront Shopping Mall and Blue Penny Museum. This small gem of a museum is home to some of the oldest and rarest stamps on the island.

Once you’ve explored the city and worked up an appetite, make your way to Escale Creole, where you’ll be served a traditional island lunch. (See sample menu in the Itinerary section below.)

Continue through Moka, Saint Pierre, and Nouvelle Decouverte for mountains views, stopping at pineapple plantations along the way. Then head to the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden. These colonial-era gardens are home to impressive tropical displays of exotic trees, flowers, and amazonica lilies.

Make a final stop at Sugar World, where you can learn about the history of sugar, taste local products, and tour the museum. Your tour will end with a scenic ride back to your hotel.

Itinerary

Sample Menu:
  • Limonade d’ananas
  • Fricassé Lentilles
  • Rougailles Saucisses Creoles
  • Riz Blanc
  • Cangraille Chou Blanc et Poisson Salé Snouk
  • Fricassé Patol ou Chouchou Vert
  • Fricasé Giraumon
  • Salade Concombre
  • Achard Papaye Vert
  • Chatini Bringelles
  • Piment ecrasé au Limon Rodrigues
  • Tarte Banane fait maison
  • Gato Coco Grand-Mère
  • Papaye Confite à la Vanille Pays

Reviews

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R
, Aug 2016

It was excellent. Samir, Paschal and natalie were excellent guides. i cannot state how good it was to have this and other trips booked before i left the uk. takes all the hassle out of your holiday. The company was connections they arrived before time always and gave us a great day out . Lunch was excellent.

V
, Jun 2015

Port Louis is a business town so not that much to see. Creole lunch was great, very nice people and lovely location.

K
, Nov 2014

Nice countryside,beautiful Port Louis,the Museum with the famous blue
Mauritius.Tasty lunch withe nice ambiente.Beautiful botanical garden with
fantastc plants on every corner.Never leave the island without this tour!

C
, Nov 2017

Un peu plus d'explications sur l'histoire par rapport aux lieux visités. Merci.

S
, Apr 2017

Très sympa


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