North Tour

Port-louis and North areas of the island

55 € per adult

A private full day tour where you will explore the capital city of the island of Mauritius, Port Louis and the northern parts of the island.

After pick-up from your accommodation, you will head to Port Louis – a city where you will discover the center of tradition and culture. Street food is aplenty for you to take your taste buds on a ride. Port Louis combines a good mix of old and new – stop at traditional markets or modern malls like Caudan Waterfront for some quick shopping or just to quench your curiosity.

Your next stop will be at Citadelle, a historical military fortress site that features ruins and cannons overlooking the city of Port Louis on one side and rugged mountain ranges on the other.

By mid-day, visit Pamplemousses botanical garden a wide open park that is home to several animals, plants and ponds including the iconic giant waterlilies. Before we drop you back to your accommodation, a final stop will be made at a defunct sugar factory now transformed into a museum that depicts the history sugar production in Mauritius. Do not miss the free sampling of sugar and local rums!

Overview


Duration
  • 8 hours (full day)

Start time
  • The starting time is between 07:00 and 11:00. Since this is a private tour, you are allowed to set your own start time for the North Tour

Highlights
  • Visit traditional markets in Port Louis as well as duty-free shops at the Caudan Waterfront
  • Explore La Citadelle, a military fortress with its courtyard and other war vestige including cannons
  • Admire the 360-degrees view of the capital and its surrounding mountains
  • Immerse yourself in national botanical garden at Pamplemousses
  • Learn about the production of sugar and rum at the Sugar Estate
  • Samples different varieties of local sugar and rums
  • Visit the Colonial House of Château de Labourdonnais (optional)

What's included?


Fully licensed driver
  • A fully professional licensed driver will drive you to the interesting sites

Pick up from / to your hotel or villa
  • You will be travelling in air-conditioned and insured private (non-shared) vehicle from your hotel and back

Waiting time
  • Waiting time is included and you will visit at your own pace

Parking fees
  • Included

Entry fees
  • Entry fees are included in this package

Itinerary


Visit of the city of Port Louis – The capital of Mauritius
  • You will be spending a couple of hours in the markets of the capital of Mauritius - Port Louis, located on the northwest coast. There you will have the chance to experience live the culture of Mauritius
  • You can taste the exotic and delicious Mauritian street food
  • At the Caudan Waterfront and Port Louis Waterfront Shopping complex, you can find famous luxury duty-free shops and eat at exquisite restaurants therein

Visit the Fort Adelaide (also known as La Citadelle)
  • This is a British old fort built between 1834 and 1840. Located at 73 meters above sea level, this fort offered protection against enemy attacks
  • Designed by Colonel Cunningham, the building was made of huge rectangular blocks, in Moorish style with horse shoe arches
  • The fort has become a National Monument where you can have stunning views of the city of Port Louis, the Moka mountain ranges and also the harbour

Explore the Pamplemousses National Botanical Garden
  • The Pamplemousses National Botanical Garden is a must place to visit for tourists
  • You can find spices like the camphor, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove trees and many more
  • Different varieties of trees, giant tortoises, deers, stags, ponds filled with giant waterlilies can also be seen
  • You can have a look at the Chateau Mon Plaisir and a replica of the first sugar mill

Visit and tour of the Sugar Estate & Museum
  • The museum is located in the Beau Plan Sugar Estate, in Pamplemousses village
  • You'll learn about the historical and cultural side of the sugarcane production in Mauritius
  • You can have an in depth overview about the island history and it's evolution View the machines used for the extraction of sugar cane, clarifiers, the evaporators, vacuum pans, crystallizers, centrifuges and the chemistry lab
  • More interestingly, visitors can get to sample different types of unrefined sugars
  • For adults, there is rum tasting, including various sugar rums, spiced and aged rums and flavoured rums

Visit the colonial house of Château de Labourdonnais (optional)
  • The Château de Labourdonnais was built in 1856. For over 150 years, it has been the home of the Wiehe family. Refurbished in 2006, today it is considered as one of the most cultural sites in Mauritius.
  • Discover giant tortoises and at the end of your visit you can sample different varieties of products including delicious rums, jams, fruit jellies and fruit juices which are made on the estate

How it works?


How to book
  1. Fill out the booking form on this page with your specific details and we will email you you within one hour with a personalized quote
  2. You can then review the quote and adjust the itinerary to best match your exact requirements
  3. Confirm your booking by replying back to receive a booking confirmation by email
  4. On the day of tour or activity, your driver will pick you up at your accommodation as specified in your booking
  5. Payment can be made in two ways:
    • On the day of the tour directly to the driver
    • Online via our website by Visa or MasterCard credit card
    • Online via PayPal (in USD only)

Note
  • Our reservation team will be able to answer any question you may have
  • We can fully customize your trips

Travellers' Reviews

4.84.8 out of 5 stars (based on 13 reviews)

A fun day, full of discovery

June 5, 2018

A great way to discover Mauritius. Spent some time in the capital of Port Louis where I learnt about the culture of the country. We tried some of the street foods. Various endemic plants are to be found at the botanical garden at Pamplemousses, not to forget at the end I got the opportunity for some unique local rum tasting! I would highly recommend this package.

David B.