Port Louis Culture & history

Our most recommended Port Louis Culture & history

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.

  • Day trips
2 activities found
Sort by:

Other Sightseeing Options in Port Louis

Want to discover all there is to do in Port Louis? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Port Louis

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 46 reviews

Our guide Kevin designed the day according to our needs. We wanted to see a Tamil temple, he took us to the temple, We wanted to see the coast, he incorporated the north coast into the tour. Was a lot of fun. The only drawback, which was also an advantage... we did the tour on Sundays and all the shops were closed. However, the central market was open and we were able to take the mood there with us. The advantage on Sunday was that we had hardly any traffic (where you would otherwise be stuck in traffic for at least an hour) and we could watch the locals partying on the beach. Highly recommended tour

We had a great day! interesting, true to the description, we were able to visit, take photos without stress and in a good mood thanks to our driver Nitesh who was punctual, friendly, patient and with careful driving. Thank you very much to him.

Our tour guide was just great, explained everything that was on the way, very good German and the driver was also very good. Would recommend this tour to anyone and would do it again anytime.

Very nice excursion to discover the north of the island! The BABOO guide was perfect, very friendly, very good explanations, I recommend Samtours voyages

I really enjoyed the trip! Vikash knows alot about the island, he is a good storytailor and he also took some nice photos :) I recommend!