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Mauritius: Dodo Trail Tour with Lunch

4.3 / 5

46 reviews

Mauritius: Dodo Trail Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Hello Islands DMC

From US$ 100.37 per person

Start your Dodo Trail tour with a visit to Port Louis and the central market. Enjoy an authentic Mauritian lunch before stopping to see the rare plants at Pamplemousses Botanical Garden.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German
Pickup included
You will be contacted and advised of the pick-up time. Please provide the following compulsory information in the "remarks for local tour operator" section when booking: • Hotel name and address (or details of other accommodation) • Dates of stay • Flight details • Contact number • Food allergies or if vegetarian

Experience

Highlights
  • See the attractions of Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius
  • Enjoy an authentic Creole lunch
  • Explore Pamplemousses Garden, known for its rare plant species
  • Promenade along the Caudan Waterfront
Full description

Your busy full-day tour begins with a visit to Port Louis, the capital city. Enjoy magnificent views over the town and its harbor from the old citadel, Fort Adelaide. Discover the busy city center on a walk that starts at the Saint Louis Cathedral and continues to the noisy and hectic central market. Along the way you’ll see the Supreme Court, the Municipal Theater, Poncini, the Parliament, Place d’Armes, and Government House. The central market is a lively place, with its shouting merchants and intriguing array of colorful tropical fruits and vegetables. You’ll find a variety of craft items here also. Just a short walk away is the Caudan Waterfront, a modern and elegant shopping center. Next, you’ll head to a private home to enjoy an authentic Mauritian lunch of Creole delicacies. After lunch you’ll drive through Moka, Saint Pierre, Nouvelle Decouverte, Les Mariannes, and Long Mountain on your way to the magnificent Pamplemousses Botanical Garden. This site is noted for the variety as well as the rarity of its species. Take a leisurely walk along the shady, well-kept avenues and enjoy the beauty of the garden.

Includes
  • Pick-up and drop-off at any hotel or other accommodation in Mauritius
  • Transportation to all sites
  • Personal guide (French, English, or German speaking)
  • Admission tickets to all sights
  • Lunch
  • Beverages during lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • You will be contacted and advised of the pick-up time.
  • Please provide the following compulsory information in the "remarks for local tour operator" section when booking:
  • Hotel name and address (or details of other accommodation)
  • Dates of stay
  • Flight details
  • Contact number
  • Food allergies or if vegetarian
  • Cancellation policy:
  • no show – no refund
  • cancellation on the day of excursion – no refund
  • cancellation 1 day before the excursion – 25 per cent refund
  • cancellation 2 or more days before the excursion – full refund
  • weather conditions not suitable to client – no refund
  • bad weather (cancellation by Connections before departure) – full refund
  • bad weather (cancellation during excursion) – partial refund
  • Connections reserves the right to change the date and day of the excursion.
  • There is approximately 3 hours of walking during the day
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 46 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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We were picked up from our hotel on time. Then we went to the fortress, where we had enough time to take pictures. Since we were only a small group of 6 adults and one child, it was very relaxed. Our tour guide "minta" was terrific. She explained everything perfectly and also funny and exciting, it was also very interesting in Port Louis. The lunch in moca was great !!! The botanic garden and the sugar cane factory with rum tasting was also perfect.

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August 28, 2019

This tour is a real experience as you get to know the nature and culture of the country in an entertaining way. It was also great for the kids (13 and 14 years), especially the market, as there is always free time available. The creole food was awesome. Our guide Manischa is great, speaks perfect German and explains very inspiring. Perfect day!

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April 26, 2019

Unser lieber Guide, Rudi (Rodney) hat uns vieles über Port Louis und der Zitadelle erzählen können. Der Fortschritt seit unserem letzten Aufenthalt vor 7 Jahren hat uns beeindruckt. Das lokale Mittagessen vor dem Besuch des Botanik-Garten in Pamplemousses war köstlich. Ein kurzer Halt bei den Modellschiffsbauern war auch dabei. Der Ausflug beinhaltete Abholung und Rückfahrt zu unserem Hotel.

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November 29, 2021

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