Discover Mauritius

Travel
Summary

A visit to the capital is a MUST. You will first start this discovery of Mauritius with a stop at the Virgin Mary statue where Pope Fracis celebrated a mass on the 9th of Sep19.

You will then visit Forte Adelaide and enjoy a great view of Port Louis followed by a visit to Caudan Waterfront for some relaxing and shopping time.

A visit to the central market will also allow you to mix with local Mauritians and experience the exquisite atmosphere of our famous central market.

Catch up with the history of sugar in the afternoon with a visit the Sugar museum followed by a walk through the botanical garden, one of the oldest garden in the southern hemisphere.

Your tour will end with a visit of the famous Red Roof Church, a favourite place for photo sessions with amazing background view of the Coin de Mire island

Itinerary

  • 08:00
  • 08:45
  • 09:15
  • 09:45
  • 11:00
  • 12:30
  • 13:15
  • 14:15
  • 15:30
  • 16:30
  • 17:00
  • Pick up at hotel
  • Virgin Mary statue
  • Citadel (Fort Adelaide)
  • Caudan Waterfront
  • Central market
  • Sugar Museum
  • Lunch
  • Pamplemousses Botanical Garden
  • Grand Bay
  • Red roof church
  • Tour ends and drop back to the hotel

08:00
Pick up at hotel

Above pick up time is to be used as a guideline. Our representative is will contact you 24hrs before tour date to reconfirm the pick up time. Your transport will be waiting for you in front of the reception. A summary of today's itinerary will be given to you and should you have any food allergies please inform our driver or guide

You are entitled to 1 bottle of 500ml mineral water during the trip

08:45
Virgin Mary statue

Pope Jean Paul 2 and Pope Francis held mass celebrations at the Virgin Mary garden. It is normally considered as a must stop place for tourists to contemplate the Virgin Mary statue and to have a nice view of the capital.

Built in 1940, the place has since been well maintained and is often a favourite photo shooting spot for newly wed couples

09:15
Citadel (Fort Adelaide)

Built in the 19th century by Colonel Cunningham as an attempt to protect the British Army from the enemy, Fort Adelaide is the last representative of the four main strongholds built by the English after their arrival on the island

The fort is located on a hill top of 74 meters above sea level and offers a 360 view of the capital Port Louis Today the fort is an essential stop for tourists visting the capital

09:45
Caudan Waterfront

This modern waterfront shopping and entertainment complex in Port Louis features a wide array of shops, restaurants, 4 and 5 Stars hotels, a casino, movie theatres, a history museum, a craft market and a marina and it hosts regular live street entertainment.

11:00
Central market

The central market of Port Louis also knows as the main bazaar is one of the most crowded place in Mauritius A walk in the market will allow you to experience the authentic Mauritian way of living with its mixture of cultures and varieties of products in display

From exotic fresh fish to vegetables, tshirts, saris, handicrafts, the Central market is a good place to find some good bargains.

12:30
Sugar Museum

The sugar museum is a popular tourist attraction in Mauritius where you can discover the history of sugar, taste local products, tour the museum and enjoy a good lunch at the famous 'Le Fangourin' restaurant

The visit includes a free tasting of more than 30 products at le Village Boutik including 12 unrefined brown sugars, rums of the New Grove House, jams and honey

13:15
Lunch

Lunch in one of the best restaurants in Mauritius, Le Fangourin

A set menu is proposed : starter, main course, desert

14:15
Pamplemousses Botanical Garden

The Garden is one of the oldest Botanic Garden of the southern hemisphere.

The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanic Garden dates back to the French period. In 1736, the French governor, Mahé de Labourdonnais, chose to set up his domain around the present.

Famous for its long pond of giant water lilies (Victoria amazonica), the garden was first constructed by Pierre Poivre (1719 – 1786) in 1770, and it covers an area of around 37 hectares.

In addition to its giant waterlilies, the garden also features spices, ebonies, sugar canes, and 85 varieties of palms from Central America, Asia, Africa and the islands around the Indian Ocean.

Many trees have been planted by world leaders and royalty, including Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Indira Gandhi, François Mitterrand and Robert Mugabe

15:30
Grand Bay

Grand Bay is a village in northern Mauritius. Its sandy beaches include secluded La Cuvette, and sailboat-dotted Grand Bay Public Beach, in a sheltered cove.

It is one of the most tourist oriented village in Mauritius and is the place to be during the weekend for those looking for some night life in the quiet island of Mauritius.

Grand Bay owes its popularity to its amazing beach, postcard like

16:30
Red Roof Church

One of the most famous churches in Mauritius is Cap Malheureux Church. It’s official name is the Notre Dame Auxiliatrice Chapel, but it’s known by tourists as the ‘Red Roof Church'.

Considered as one of the most photogenic spot in the north part of Mauritius, the red roof church attracts hundreds of tourists everyday

17:00
Tour ends and drop back to hotel

The red roof church is the last stop in your tour and after the visit you will make your way back to the hotel.

You are scheduled to return back to the hotel at around 1800 depending on your hotel location.

Tips

  • This itinerary has a quite a few winding roads. Please prepare some medication if you think you might suffer from car sickness.
  • It is advisable to wear light clothes and tennis shows
  • It will also be a good idea to bring mosquito repellent spray

Cancellation Policies

  • 72 hours prior to tour date : 100% cancellation
  • Free cancellation if we are notified more than 72hours before tour date

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