Port Louis
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Mauritius: Dodo Trail Tour with Lunch

1. Mauritius: Dodo Trail Tour with Lunch

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.

Port Louis: Private Guided Sightseeing Tour

2. Port Louis: Private Guided Sightseeing Tour

This excursion will introduce you to the city of Port Louis, founded in 1735 by Mahe de Labourdonnais, where you will visit the historic Fort Adelaide also known as the Citadel. Built by the English in 1835 and is one of the few fortifications of British origin remaining on the island. From here, you'll enjoy a view stretching over almost the entire city. Your next stop will be a visit to the central market (also known as the bazaar). Here you will be amazed by the variety of products you will find - fruits, vegetables, scent sticks, spices, pashmina, and linen are amongst the most sold products. Your next stop will be at the Caudan Waterfront, a modern precinct facing the harbor. Its 170 boutiques display beautiful collections of local designers and famous brands. Its craft market is an open bazaar, impregnated by exotic scents of spices, souvenirs, and basketry. Then, visit the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, renamed Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, and the highlight of any visit to the north. It is the oldest botanical garden in the southern hemisphere, dating back to 1735. Admire a magnificent collection of local and exotic plants, a variety of giant water lilies, rare plants from Mascarene, the baobab, giant palms, and the Talipot palm, whose flower only blossoms after 50 years.

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What people are saying about Port Louis

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 51 reviews

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.

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!

We were picked up on time from the hotel. Driver and car were great. The tour entertaining and interesting. Our guide was German and therefore there were no language problems.

Good driver and guide - saw the sights of Port Louis and surrounds. Very nice lunch and garden visit

Very nice guide, good tour and very informative. Lunch was great!