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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.

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.

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.

Port Louis: Private Guided Tour and Street Food Tasting

5. Port Louis: Private Guided Tour and Street Food Tasting

Spend the whole day touring Port Louis. Experience the Central Market, and Chinatown. Soak up the atmosphere among the shops and cafes at Caudan Waterfront, a famous entertainment complex. Enjoy street food tastings. See a UNESCO World Heritage Site at Aapravasi Ghat. Commence your private tour experience as you are picked up by car from your hotel. Visit the famous Central Market, a traditional open-air market selling herbs, spices, and souvenirs. See the Aapravasi Ghat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on a former immigration depot. Hear about the history of immigration to Mauritius from Africa and Asia. Pass by the Natural History Museum, the oldest museum in the country. Discover Citadelle Fort, which was built as a fortification in the nineteenth century. Go to Caudan Waterfront, a waterfront entertainment complex featuring shops and cafes. Be amazed by this iconic shopping destination, admired by locals for its arts and craft market. Sit back and relax at the end of your day tour as your driver takes you back to your accommodation.

Port Louis: Ultimate Street Food Tour with Pickup

6. Port Louis: Ultimate Street Food Tour with Pickup

Explore Port Louis with a trusted local guide to discover what and where to eat in Mauritius. Take in the Caudan Waterfront, the Central Market, and Chinatown on a guided tour away from the tourist traps. Sample around eight local specialties that set your taste buds tingling. Start your journey at Caudan Waterfront and head away from the familiarity of the tourist spaces. Walk through the bustling streets of Port Louis to discover some fantastic food influenced by its Indian, Chinese, and African cultures. Learn about the history of Mauritius as you explore. Next, head to the Central Market, one of the best places to experience delicious Mauritian food. For a taste of the Gujarati influence, you’ll find fresh, deep-fried gato pima (chili bites). Made with soaked split peas, zingy spring onions, and green chilies, these really do pop in your mouth. Finally, travel through the gates of the Chinatown of Port Louis to discover treats derived from Hakka Chinese dishes before being dropped back at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Port Louis

What an awesome little tour! Our guide was very informative, not only about the food but also the history of Port Louis. We ate a variety of local snacks/dishes and I went out of my way to find some of the same dishes (asking by name) in the area I was staying in. Mauritian food is truly diverse, just the way I like it! Definitely recommend this tour!

Small group walking tour through Port Louis city area with a very polite and knowledgeable guide. Regular stops with interesting detail about buildings, history, background etc. It is a must do if you have a keen interest in local culture and history with the added bonus of sampling food prepared whilst you are there.

Adrian,our guide, was knowledgeable and entertaining. We tried 8 different street foods, each was delicious and different and I would highly recommend the tour as both an introduction to Port Louis and to street food.

Rudi was an excellent host and showed us parts of Port Louis we would never have gone to and gave us food that we would never have tried. A firm recommendation.

Our second tour with this fun tour company. Food tasting is excellent, guide is fun and engaging with historical information given throughout the walk.