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Central Market, Port Louise

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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.

Mauritius: Port Louis Street Food Walking Tour

2. Mauritius: Port Louis Street Food Walking Tour

Start your journey at Le Caudan Waterfront, and head away from the familiarity of tourist-friendly spaces. Walk through the bustling streets of Port Louis. Mauritius has some amazing food, influenced by its Indian, Chinese, and African cultures. The central market is one of the best places to experience the best Mauritian food. For a taste of the Gujarati influence, you’ll find fresh, deep-fried gato pima, or chili bites. Made with soaked split peas, zingy spring onions, and green chilies, these really do pop in your mouth. Next, travel through the gates of the Chinatown of Port Louis to discover treats derived from Hakka Chinese dishes. The tour includes about 8 different dishes to try.

Port Louis: China Town Guided Food Tour

3. Port Louis: China Town Guided Food Tour

Be led through the streets of Port Louis to find the best local street food spots. Indulge in a range of flavors and textures from crunchy and savory, sweet and smooth, sticky and spicy, to umami and brothy. Meet your guide at the Caudan Waterfront. A few bites later, make a stop at a corner snack shop to try classic Chinese street food. Continue your food adventure to one of Port Louis's popular restaurants to feast on Chinese cuisine! Next, make your way to China Town. Be welcomed by colorful street art and murals of the neighborhood. Learn about the history of China Town and Chinese culture in Mauritius from your guide. Explore Chinatown, tasting sweet & sour dishes, accompanied by traditional Chinese sweets. Afterward, your guide will take you to an exceptional place to enjoy a panoramic view of Port Louis. Finally, before driving back, make a stop at the Port Louis market for an authentic experience.

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What people are saying about Central Market, Port Louise

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 66 reviews

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!

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.

Wonderful experience with Christopher! We sampled an exceptional variety of regional and ethnic foods. Would highly recommend.

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

Christophe was an amazing guide - loads of information on local history and great fun