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Mauritius: Dodo Trail Tour with Lunch

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66 reviews

Activity provider: Hello Islands DMC

Mauritius: Dodo Trail Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Hello Islands DMC

From US$ 100.27 per person

Start your Dodo Trail tour with a visit to Port Louis and the central market. Enjoy an authentic Mauritian lunch before stopping to see the rare plants at Pamplemousses Botanical Garden.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German
Pickup included
You will be contacted and advised of the pick-up time. Please provide the following compulsory information in the "remarks for local tour operator" section when booking: • Hotel name and address (or details of other accommodation) • Dates of stay • Flight details • Contact number • Food allergies or if vegetarian

Experience

Highlights
  • See the attractions of Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius
  • Enjoy an authentic Creole lunch
  • Explore Pamplemousses Garden, known for its rare plant species
  • Promenade along the Caudan Waterfront
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Pick-up and drop-off at any hotel or other accommodation in Mauritius
  • Transportation to all sites
  • Personal guide (French, English, or German speaking)
  • Admission tickets to all sights
  • Lunch
  • Beverages during lunch

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • You will be contacted and advised of the pick-up time.
  • Please provide the following compulsory information in the "remarks for local tour operator" section when booking:
  • Hotel name and address (or details of other accommodation)
  • Dates of stay
  • Flight details
  • Contact number
  • Food allergies or if vegetarian
  • Cancellation policy:
  • no show – no refund
  • cancellation on the day of excursion – no refund
  • cancellation 1 day before the excursion – 25 per cent refund
  • cancellation 2 or more days before the excursion – full refund
  • weather conditions not suitable to client – no refund
  • bad weather (cancellation by Connections before departure) – full refund
  • bad weather (cancellation during excursion) – partial refund
  • Connections reserves the right to change the date and day of the excursion.
  • There is approximately 3 hours of walking during the day
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 66 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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A successful trip in every respect! Our guide and driver Ahmade took enough time for everything and responded to our every wish. He was very nice and friendly and was able to tell us a lot about Mauritius. The visit of Port Louis was very interesting, the lunch in a nice restaurant just outside of Pampelmousses was very good. There you could also see many vintage cars. Then there was a tour of the beautiful botanical garden. In addition, we were allowed to take part in a small tea ceremony in a deep break. All in all a successful trip, which we would like to repeat at any time. Recommend unreservedly!

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August 9, 2022

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.

July 10, 2022

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!

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July 7, 2022

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