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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.

Port Louis: Private Guided Sightseeing Tour

2. 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

3. 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.

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What people are saying about Fort Adelaide

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 66 reviews

Absolutely fantastic trip. Our guide was so knowledgeable and explained everything through the trip. We all felt very safe being guided through the markets and loved seeing the sights of Port Louis. There were 7 of us travelling as a family a family and our guide look lots of photos of us all together. At the botanical gardens, our guide knew everything about all the plants and we had a great time learning about the palms and smelling all the spice plants. He was great with our youngest child and made him feel very special. The vehicle was comfortable and the driving great. The communication from Carine when arranging the trips was so informative and reliable that we used this company to book another 2 trips after we arrived. Thank you

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!

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.