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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.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 57 reviews

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!

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.

It was a great day with our German guide Minta. She has so much to tell and always with a little humor. Port Louis and the botanical gardens are really worth seeing. And nobody would have expected the location at lunch - wonderful!

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.

Excellent trip, great meal included an really knowledgeable guide. Highly recommended.