Port Louis and Pamplemousses Day Trip
Activities in Mauritius

Port Louis and Pamplemousses Day Trip

8.20 / 10
39 reviews
The best tour of this vacation, the Emi guide has behaved wonderfully at all times. If we return to Mauritius we will repeat.
10 Alberto Alonso
  • English English
  • 9 hours
  • Hotel pick up

On this trip around the north of Mauritius, you will discover the island’s capital, stroll through the botanical gardens, enter an old sugar factory that now houses a museum, and visit the Labourdonnais plantation, where you will try the local rum and sweet tropical sorbets.

Itinerary

After collecting you from your hotel, we will head for Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius. Established as a secure port by the French colonies in the 17th century, today it is a commercial centre and the most important harbour in the region. We will pass along the streets of Port Louis and browse Central Market, a traditional commercial space with all kinds of aromas and colours.

Our next stop, Caudan Waterfront, is a small peninsula on the bay which has become the commercial centre of Port Louis. The pretty buildings, such as the old meteorological observatory or port offices, are today home to select restaurants and shops.

Our guide will take you to Chinatown, in the centre of Port Louis. As you travel through the traditional ‘friendship gate’, you will travel to the Far East, passing pagodas and small restaurants. We will also visit Fort Adelaide, the colonial citadel of black stone that still dominates the city today. After, you will have your own free time to have a relaxing lunch.

We leave Port Louis behind and head to the Botanical Gardens in Pamplemousses which date back more than 200 years. There you can admire the famous giant water lilies. Close to the gardens, you will encounter an old sugar factory, which has now transformed into an ancient sugar museum call “L’Aventure du Sucre” (The Sugar Adventure).

Our guide will then take us to the Château de Labourdonnais, a 1774 hacienda that only opened to the public a few years ago. There you will see its sugar cane plantation and fruit gardens. Products from these fields are used to make jams and sweets in the hacienda. We tour its restored halls - specimens of a lavish colonial past - and you will sample the delicious rum, juice, and jams.

The tour ends back at your hotel.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Price

This is a private tour organized for you and your partner, friends or family.

Up to 4 people Up to 6 people Up to 10 people
Private Tour of the north of Mauritius
US$ 156.60
US$ 162.90
US$ 175.40

Private Tour of the north of Mauritius

  • Up to 4 people

    US$ 156.60
  • Up to 6 people

    US$ 162.90
  • Up to 10 people

    US$ 175.40

More Information

Duration

9 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

Private tour around the north of the island.

English speaking guide.

Transport.

Not included

Food and tickets.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 2 days before (Mauritius local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

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Per group from
US$ 156.60
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.