North Full Day Tour

Start your tour by visiting traditional markets in Port Louis as well as duty-free shops at the Caudan Waterfront and Explore La Citadelle, a military fortress while admiring the 360-degrees view of the capital and its surrounding mountains. Immerse yourself in national botanical garden at Pamplemousses, one of Mauritius Top Touristic spots & learn about the production of sugar and rum at the Sugar Estate.

Duration

  • 8 hours (full day)

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)

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
  • Bottle of water
  • Walking sneakers
  • Sunglasses
  • Light sweater
  • Hats or caps
  • Camera
  1. Fill out the booking form on the booking page with your specific details and we will email 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 PayPal (in USD only)