Port Louis Discovery

Travel
Summary

This half day tour is suitable for those seeking a relaxing tour with not much moving around and yet having the opportunity to discover our capital, Port Louis Port Louis, the cosmopolitan capital city of Mauritius was founded in 1735 by the French governor and pioneer Bertrand-François Mahé de La Bourdonnais.

Located on the Northwest Coast, Port Louis is the administrative and business capital of the island Your path within port louis will bring you to Aapravasi Ghat, a world heritage site, the Caudan Waterfront, the central market, china town and the Port Louis museum

Itinerary

  • 08:00
  • 09:00
  • 10:00
  • 11:15
  • 12:00
  • 13:00
  • 13:30
  • Pick up at hotel
  • Aapravasi Ghat
  • Caudan Waterfront
  • Plouis museum
  • Central market
  • China town
  • 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

09:00
Aapravasi Ghat

In the district of Port Louis, lies the 1,640 m2 site where the modern indentured labour diaspora began. In 1834, the British Government selected the island of Mauritius to be the first site for what it called ‘the great experiment’ in the use of ‘free’ labour to replace slaves.

Between 1834 and 1920, almost half a million indentured labourers arrived from India at Aapravasi Ghat to work in the sugar plantations of Mauritius, or to be transferred to Reunion Island, Australia, southern and eastern Africa or the Caribbean

A must see site during your visit in Mauritius

10:00
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.

11:15
Port Louis Museum

The Mauritius Natural History Museum is the oldest museum of Mauritius and has 4 sections namely the Fauna Gallery, the Marine Life Gallery, Insects & Giant Tortoise Gallery and The World of the Dodo.

A museum worth visiting when you are in Port Louis, it is also one of the rara places where one can see an almost complete skelleton of the extinct dodo

12:00
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

13:00
China Town

Your final stop will be in china town, a place worth exploring by foot.

The China Town area runs for about 500 meters along the well-known 'Rue Royale' in Port Louis. It is a true cultural heritage for Mauritius

15:30
Tour Ends

After your 30 minutes visit of China town, you will make your way back to the hotel.

You are scheduled to return back to the hotel at around 1700 depending on your hotel location.

Tips

  • 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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