Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden

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Mauritius: Private Full-Day Instagram Tour

1. Mauritius: Private Full-Day Instagram Tour

After pickup from your hotel anywhere in Mauritius, set off on a full-day adventure across all the best, Instagram-worthy locales, with a route tailored to your pickup location. Stop by the Umbrella Square in Port Louis, Mauritius’ capital, to amble through bustling markets, shaded by a swathe of colored parasols. Head over to the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, home to some 500 species of plants from around the world, including the rare Talipot Palm, which is said to flower once in its 60-year lifetime. Afterwards, head to Ganga Talo, the most sacred Hindu site in Mauritius, containing a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, among other gods in the Hindu pantheon. Gaze at the breathtaking statues that stand over 100 feet tall. Next you’ll soak up some of Mauritius’ foremost natural beauty at Chamarel, 7 Colored Earth, a collection of sand dunes characterized by their shifting layers of technicolor sands.  You’ll cap things off with a trip to the Chamarel Waterfalls, the largest single-drop waterfall in Mauritius, with a height of over 300 feet. Afterwards, you’ll be comfortably transported back to your accommodation.

Mauritius: Dodo Trail Tour with Lunch

2. 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, Mont Choisy and National Botanical Garden Tour

3. Port Louis, Mont Choisy and National Botanical Garden Tour

See the sights of north Mauritius with a private guide on a full-day tour, exclusive to you and your group. Start with a visit to the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden and marvel at the different species of plants and trees, including giant water lilies, sugar cane and spice plants. Move on to the city of Port-Louis and learn about its part in the struggle between French and British occupation and dominance of the Indian Ocean between 1735 and 1935. Listen to interesting details about the culture and traditions of Mauritius. Continue to the quiet beach of Mont Choisy, backed by tall casuarina trees, where the shallow water is perfect for a refreshing swim away from the crowds. End with a visit to the multi-purpose mall of La Croisette and see the outdoor esplanade, luxury apartments and trendy retail shops of the complex up close.

Port Louis: Private Guided Sightseeing Tour

4. 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 Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 160 reviews

Our driver was excellent ..so attentive to our needs and took us wherever we wanted to go ..and always watching out for us. His time was our time and we went to Port Lois waterfront, viewpoint overlooking Port Lois and the Botanical Gardens ..then up to Grande Baie and followed the coastal road back to our hotel ..stopping off at a local supermarket for Mauritian rum ! Can't remember his name but he was excellent ..so a big thank you to him ..car was really comfortable and his driving was brilliant

We booked the tour to see some of the island. That was then confirmed. Deepak took us to the hotspots of the island and as the tour name suggests, he always took pictures of us :). We got smart from the previous detailed evaluation and everything was exactly the same. We were on the road for a total of 10 hours. It was a great day with a Commendable tour :)

We were picked up directly at the hotel. Our guide Deepak was very polite and accommodating. All the highlights were visited and explained and there were some surprises too! Deepak acted according to our wishes and even planned more time. An all round great day! We recommend!

We had a very nice day with the guide Vitash, we can only recommend this tour. We were able to see everything and take beautiful photos. He told us everything about this island and gave us enough time to see all the sights. Recommended

We can only recommend this tour! Our guide was super nice and explained everything to us very well! We were picked up promptly at 8 a.m., saw everything that was on offer, he took his time, so we were on the road 1 hour longer!