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Mauritius: Full Day Tour of the North with Hotel Transfer

1. Mauritius: Full Day Tour of the North with Hotel Transfer

Visit the top attractions of Mauritius with your own private tour. Check out one of the oldest churches in the country, see 650 species of plants at the Botanical Garden, and visit a sugar factory that has become a museum. Shop for souvenirs at the Caudan Waterfront, and finish up at Fort Adelaide. Start with a visit to Notre Dame Auxiliatrice Church, also known as the "red roof church" at Cap Malheureux. After this, head to the Botanical Garden in Pamplemousses to discover more than 650 tropical and indigenous plants, including the Baobabs, Giant Water Lilies, a spice garden, and more. Next, proceed to the Aventure du Sucre, home to a sugar factory that has been converted into a museum. Learn about the history of sugar production and the other products made from sugar cane, such as electricity, fertilizer, and rum. Taste some locally produced rum if you like. Afterward, travel to the capital, Port Louis, to visit the Caudan Waterfront, which is a shopping and leisure hub located on the waterfront. Go shopping for souvenirs at the craft market. Then, visit the central market to check out the display of textiles, spices, and fruits on sale. Stroll the streets and pass by the Anglican and Catholic cathedrals, the mosque, Chinatown, the Supreme Court house, and the Natural History Museum. Finally, visit La Citadelle, also called Fort Adelaide, which sits at 240 ft (73 meters) above sea level. Gaze at the city, then return to your hotel.

Port Louis & Northern Mauritius Full Day Guided Tour

2. Port Louis & Northern Mauritius Full Day Guided Tour

Spend the first part of the day exploring the capital city of Mauritius, Port Louis. Climb up to Fort Adelaide, known as 'The Citadel', a 19th-century military fortress which features a walled courtyard and panoramic city views. Then head into the central market, the Grand Port Louise Bazaar & China Town for a stroll around. Marvel at the impressive array of clothing, local vegetables, and exotic spices. Continue your shopping excursion at the splendid Caudan Waterfront. In the afternoon, pay a visit to the beautiful gardens at the Grapefruit Botanical Paradise. Then continue along the northwest coast via the Tamil Temple, Choisy Beach, and Grand Baie. Make a stop at Cap Malheureux, a village located in the Rivière du Rempart District to see The Palatial Red Church, a Roman Catholic Church famous for its vivid red roof against the bright turquoise sea and azure sky. Opt to pop into L'Aventure Du Sucre or the Sugar Factory Museum, where you can discover the history of sugar production in Mauritius and taste local products. Or perhaps make a stop at the majestic Chateau de Labourdonnais, one of the most beautiful colonial houses of the island inspired by Italian neo-classical architecture. Lunch fees are not included in the tour, however, your driver will provide you with a variety of restaurant suggestions according to your tastes. Feel free to request a stopover at any other restaurant of your choice at any point during the day.

Guided Visit. Eastcoast. Fantastic beaches &historical sites

3. Guided Visit. Eastcoast. Fantastic beaches &historical sites

If anywhere conforms to postcard Mauritius, it’s the glamorous but little-developed east coast, where you’ll find miles of powdery beaches, azure seas, and hotels and resorts frequented by royals and celebrities. In fact, an aerial view of the island playground, Île aux Cerfs, with its white sandbars … The quiet fishing village of TROU D’EAU DOUCE, founded by the Dutch and named after a freshwater spring. Today, the southeast trade winds caress Mahébourg with a constant cooling sea breeze year-round and its narrow streets, sprinkled with dilapidated Creole-style wooden houses, some from the seventeenth century, are interesting to wander. Locals still sit outside like they used to do all over Mauritius, and women continue to wash clothes at La Board underneath the hundred-year-old Cavendish Bridge. Lovely views are to be had from the waterfront towards Lion Mountain across the bay. The south’s only market, Mahébourg market is the most traditional on the island, with bargain basement prices. The centrepiece is the bustling food market, where men wander with sacks of potatoes on their heads past colourful fresh fruit and vegetable stalls under makeshift canopies. It’s open daily, although most excursions come to Mahébourg on a Monday when it’s busiest. A small section sells crafts, such as woven baskets, wooden souvenirs and spices, there’s a huge array of inexpensive, dazzling traditional Indian clothing and the dholl puri from the snack stalls is reputed to be among the island’s best. Bertrand-François Mahé de La Bourdonnais (1699–1753) started his illustrious career as a ship boy in the navy at the age of ten. Later appointed Governor of Île de France (present-day Mauritius) by the French East India Company in 1735, he arrived in Mauritius aged 36. His first job was to transfer the capital from Grand Port (present-day Mahébourg) to Port Louis, which was more sheltered and had a superior harbour.

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Our guide Kevin designed the day according to our needs. We wanted to see a Tamil temple, he took us to the temple, We wanted to see the coast, he incorporated the north coast into the tour. Was a lot of fun. The only drawback, which was also an advantage... we did the tour on Sundays and all the shops were closed. However, the central market was open and we were able to take the mood there with us. The advantage on Sunday was that we had hardly any traffic (where you would otherwise be stuck in traffic for at least an hour) and we could watch the locals partying on the beach. Highly recommended tour

We had a great day! interesting, true to the description, we were able to visit, take photos without stress and in a good mood thanks to our driver Nitesh who was punctual, friendly, patient and with careful driving. Thank you very much to him.

Very nice excursion to discover the north of the island! The BABOO guide was perfect, very friendly, very good explanations, I recommend Samtours voyages

I really enjoyed the trip! Vikash knows alot about the island, he is a good storytailor and he also took some nice photos :) I recommend!

Bikas the confuctor was extraordinary. Very interesting.