Mauritius Culinary & nightlife

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Port Louis: Street Food Tour

1. Port Louis: Street Food Tour

Discover the sights and tastes of Port Louis through a guided street food tour. Let your guide lead you through the bustling streets to some of the authentic food stops of the capital.  Starting at the Caudan Waterfront, head into the heart of the city by foot to explore its hidden corners and local food stops. From Indo-Mauritian "faratas" (fried dough bread) served with Creole "rougaille" (a rich tomato-based dish), to Sino-Mauritian "boulettes" (dumplings) and Franco-Mauritian pastries, discover the Mauritian cultures by tasting their local delicacies. Indulge in approximately eight sensational tastings.  Along the way, explore the real Port Louis: the old buildings and the stories they have to tell, the Company Gardens with their majestic hanging Banyan trees, the busy market full of colours, voices and flavours, and China Town and its will to preserve its culture. Join this three-hour walking food tour and satisfy your appetite for food, history and culture.

Île aux Bénitiers: Swim with the Dolphins & BBQ Lunch

2. Île aux Bénitiers: Swim with the Dolphins & BBQ Lunch

Begin the excursion with pickup at the hotel at 6:00 AM or 7:00 AM depending on where you are on the island. Then head out on an adventure for your encounter with dolphins in their natural environment. Watch dolphins swimming around the speedboat and join them in the water for a swim. Afterwards, spend some time snorkeling along a coral reef with the beautiful colors of the tropical fish. Continue your excursion with a visit to Benitiers Island, where you will enjoy a BBQ meal. The driver will return at your hotel safely after the excursion.

Mauritius: Private Tour of the South West with Lunch

3. Mauritius: Private Tour of the South West with Lunch

After the hotel pickup, you will be visiting the town of Curepipe and Floreal. You will visit the crater of Trou aux Cerfs and the Indu temple of Grand Bassin. Here you will have the chance to learn about the Indu culture and traditions and how they persist in modern Mauritius society. From here, you will then drive to Black River, where you will be able to admire fantastic landscapes and views of the mountains. Finally you will be travelling to Chamarel, where you will visit the Waterfalls, the park of Seven coloured Earths, and pay a visit to the Giant turtles in the park. From here you will be driving back to your hotel, where you will be dropped off.

Mauritius: Wild South West Full-Day Tour

4. Mauritius: Wild South West Full-Day Tour

Enjoy a scenic tour of the wilder landscape of southwest Mauritius and taste the local rum before savoring a delicious lunch at a restaurant. See the volcanic crater of Trou Aux Cerfs, Chamarel Waterfall, 7-Colored Earth, La Rhumerie de Chamarel, and more with a guide.  Visit the ship model factory in Curepipe where their craftsmen are adept in the art of miniaturization and the techniques of replica work. You will then head to the sacred lake of Grand Bassin, the most important place of worship for Mauritian Hindus and make a short drive to the Black River Gorges and stop at the Black River View Point, to see the island’s endemic flora and fauna. Visit La Rhumerie de Chamarel to learn about the various stages involved in making the local rum, before tasting the end product! A delicious gourmet lunch will then be served in a local restaurant. After lunch, the drive continues to Chamarel Village to admire the 90-meter high Chamarel Waterfall and the curious 7-Coloured Earth, a natural phenomenon caused when basaltic lava converts the clay mineral into vibrant shades of red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple, and yellow. Take a winding drive to the southwest corner of Mauritius, and enjoy the drive through Macondé Bridge for panoramic views across the Baie Du Cap River.

Mauritius: Tea and Sugar Plantation Guided Tour with Lunch

5. Mauritius: Tea and Sugar Plantation Guided Tour with Lunch

Discover more about the cuisine, history, and culture of Mauritius on a guided tour to various locations. Learn about the importance of tea production by visiting the estates of Le Domaine des Aubineaux, Le Domaine de Bois Chéri, and Le Domaine de Saint-Aubin. Start with pickup from your hotel and first visit Le Domaine des Aubineaux. Discover a collection of photos of colonial houses and learn about the wider tea industry. Visit the Camphor tree garden, see the trees of the endemic forest, and enjoy the beautiful sights of the tea plantation. Stop at the old stable turned into a distillery, where the secrets of the distillation of essential oils will be revealed to you. At Le Domaine de Bois Chéri, learn about the tea production process at the factory. See old machines, 19th century, photos, tables, and historical documents. Take a walk in the tea plantation and hear the stories and tales of the Bois Chéri along with the importance of tea production in Mauritius. Visit the tea museum and tea tasting accompanied with delicious biscuits at the chalet. Visit Le Domaine de Saint-Aubin and learn about the estate that produces sugar cane used to make delicious rum, with tastings included. Smell the anthurium flowers and vanilla greenhouses along a botanical walking trail. Visit the farm and interact with animals and birds including fawns, chicks, and peacocks. You will also enjoy a delicious 3-course lunch on the grounds, before heading back to your hotel.

Mauritius: Port Louis Street Food Walking Tour

6. 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.

Grand Baie: 4-Hour Sunset and Dinner Cruise

7. Grand Baie: 4-Hour Sunset and Dinner Cruise

Sail off at a leisurely pace into Grand Baie’s spectacular sunset aboard a luxurious catamaran while you sit back and relax with a refreshing cocktail. Meet your cruise captain at 4:45 PM for a pre-departure briefing. At 5:00 PM  set sail and pass Fort Malarctic, Cap Malheureux, and other important historical sites on your way towards Coin de Mire for views of its spectacular sea cliffs.  While cruising, have the chance to see large pods of dolphins, take photographs, eat tasty tropical snacks, or spend your time socializing with your travel companions. Enjoy complimentary beverages served throughout the duration of the cruise and dance to the tasteful music played from a top-of-the-line stereo system. ​Soon after sunset, at about 7:00 PM, head back to Grand Baie, where the skipper will anchor the catamaran in a quiet cove and begin the dinner preparations while festivities get under way.   ​

Grand Baie: Guided Walking Food Tour

8. Grand Baie: Guided Walking Food Tour

Uncover and experience the real Grand Baie; a charming and authentic village full of history and delicious Mauritian food and drinks. Whilst here you will discover that few locals even know about the history of this coastal town. Grand Baie was once a wild coast where escaped slaves would hide and live off the land and sea. It later became a port of commerce for French landowners, and eventually the landing site for the English invasion. Explore the back streets of Grand Baie and experience the local life. You can discover some of the locals' favorite restaurants and food spots, and at each food spot taste a variety of local dishes. You can try the typical Mauritian rougaille, as well as tasty Creole curries and a pizza with a Mauritian twist. Towards the end of the tour you will even be treated to a fruity surprise for dessert. As you taste the delicious dishes and sip on refreshing local drinks, your guides will chat with you as you get to know one another.

Chamarel: 7-Colored Earth Geopark Entrance Ticket with Lunch

9. Chamarel: 7-Colored Earth Geopark Entrance Ticket with Lunch

Combine two Chamarel classics in this single experience. See the 7-Colored Earth Geopark and admire Mauritius's tallest waterfall, then sample delicious creole cuisine at Le Chamarel Restaurant. On that road trip, stop by Le Chamarel Restaurant to taste the 12 flavours of authentic cuisine that will take you on a culinary voyage, reflecting the origins of the multiple ethnicities present in Mauritius. At the same time, visit the iconic Chamarel 7 Coloured Earth Geopark, where you will stop by the Chamarel Waterfalls - the highest in Mauritius. You can opt to do either activity in the order of your choice but keep in mind that lunch is served at Le Chamarel Restaurant as from 11.30 am to 2.30pm. This activity can be done all year round and any day of the week depending on availability. This activity needs to be done by a mode of transportation as there is approximately 5-10mins from the 7 Coloured Earth to the Le Chamarel Restaurant.

Port Louis: Private Guided Sightseeing Tour

10. 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 Mauritius

I would recommend this tour to anyone coming to Mauritius. Our tour guide Adrian was outstanding and very knowledgeable. The food that we sampled was both tasty and filling... from sweet to savory to thirst quenching, every tasting was thoroughly enjoyed. There is a lot of walking involved so wear comfortable walking shoes . I will definitely do this one again.

I had a very amusing ride with the driver. We stopped very often, he explained everything to me very well and often helped me out with photos. All very friendly and highly recommended. The food was delicious too. There was never any time pressure. If you want to learn more about the country and the culture, then I can absolutely recommend this trip.

A very successful trip. Nice guide - very helpful. He showed us and reliably told us about each attraction. He also had some bonuses in place that were not included in the tour. I sincerely recommend! We are very pleased.

Amazing tour. Nitesh was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable about the sights and gave a great overview of Mauritian history, the commerce and nature. I would definitely recommend him and this tour!

Very well organised trip. The tour guide was super friendly, very knowledgeable and communicatiove