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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 & 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.

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What people are saying about Port Louis

The tour was just great. We were picked up on time by a super friendly driver at the hotel in Le Morne. He explained a lot about the island to us on the way to Port Louis and, since we were at the meeting point a little earlier, showed us 1-2 spots that were not included in the tour and we were able to take photos. After that, our guide Paul and another couple set off on the “real” tour. Paul is super nice, funny, can answer any question and is well known all over the island. This is impressive. The tour itself lasted a good 7 hours and had hands and feet! In summary: absolute recommendation!

We had the most amazing trip with our guide Raj! He didn‘t let any stone unturned and we were able to make many core memories. Everything worked perfectly well (he arrived on time, brought us to the nicest spots & we could eat a wonderful meal for lunch) and Raj is a wonderful, kind person! Everytime again!:)

A nice tour. We were picked up on time and spent some time in Port Louis on the waterfront. After a small rum tasting we went to lunch (very pleasant location). Past pineapple fields we are then to the botanical garden. Paul was a very good and interesting guide. We were back at the hotel around 5:00 p.m.

Oh this is a must. A full day, picked up from our hotel. I’m so glad we did it. Our driver was brilliant. What he didn’t know about the island wasn’t worth knowing. He answers all of my questions. Couldn’t fault him.

Excellent trip, great meal included an really knowledgeable guide. Highly recommended.