NB: Transport is offered as supplimentary. You will there need to Add a Transfer services. From the Transfer services in Mauritius, Select the option Full Day (Pick Up Type) - Full Day Outside City (Drop off Type).
The Mauritius North Tour – Tour Itinerary
Mauritius National Botanical Garden.
The botanical garden is home to an incredible variety of tropical plants, many of them indigenous. The Botanical Garden is one of the most visited sights in Mauritius. It was first opened as a private garden by the French governor of Mauritius nearly 300 years ago. The botanical garden stretches over endless acres of land and it can take you more than a week to cover the whole garden. The Botanical Garden is populated with more than 650 varieties of plants among which are the famous Baobabs, the palmier bouteille, the ineluctable giant water lilies, dozens of medicinal plants, 85 different varieties of palms, a big spice garden and many more. As part of the tour, you will get to explore the Botanical garden and have a taste of their beauty.
Sugar estate and Museum
The Sugar estate and Museum located at the North West of Mauritius stretches over 5000 square meters. In the estate you will discover the profound effect and the key part of sugar in the history and identity of Mauritius. You will also hear local sugar tales and stories on sugar in Mauritius and on its importance. As part of the sugar estate tour you can see a selection of panorama videos and films on many sugar related subjects. Also, you will have the opportunity to shop at the estate’s boutique.
Be sure not to miss this great opportunity to enjoy the tastes and purchase unique-local made special sugars, and also the very famous local made Mauritian rum!
Visit and Tour of Port Louis.
Enjoy a visit of Port Louis the capital of Mauritius. Port Louis is the Mauritius' largest city and the economic and administrative center of the island. Right off the main square you can stroll besides the palm-lined Place d'Armes. You can see some wonderful French colonial buildings, especially the Government House and the Municipal Theater. You will have free time to visit Port Louis Waterfront and the Le Caudan Waterfront shopping complex. The bustling Port Louis Waterfront offers exciting shopping and entertainment venues intermingle with world-class hotels and restaurants overlooking the Port Louis Harbor. The waterfront area has become an essential actor of the vivid tourism and cultural life in Mauritius.
The craft market in particular is a hive of activity with wonderful ambiance where you are sure to find a lot of souvenirs for the family back home.
Another place to visit is the Port Louis central market – the market is a fun place to visit and the ideal place to find many local made products, textiles, Mauritian spices, fruits and many souvenirs for very cheap prices. On your free time you can stroll the city streets and see several sightseeing attractions such as: The Anglican and Catholic cathedrals, the main city Mosque, Chinatown, the Supreme Court house, the 18th century Barracks and the Natural History Museum (free entry).
Fort Adelaide (also known as La Citadelle) was built in a very strategic location on higher lands of Port Louis at 240 feet above sea level. The construction of Fort Adelaide started on 1832 and completed after almost ten years. Fort Adelaide offers a vast panorama on Port-Louis and its harbour. The British built this fortress in fear of a civil war from the remaining French settlers on the island and also for the purpose of guarding the harbor against enemy attacks. A ride uphill to Fort Adelaide, guarantee breathtaking view of Port Louis and of the mountain range surrounding Port Louis.
Start & End times:
Duration: The duration of the private North tour is 8 hours
Departure time: 9:00 am from your hotel / place of accommodation
Return time: 17:00 pm back to your hotel / place of accommodation
(Upon request it is possible to start or finish the tour in a different time)
As part of this tour, we offer you to enjoy a delicious lunch and a unique dinning experience at the beautiful Fangourin restaurant situated inside the sugar estate. The Fangourin cuisine is inspired from unique flavors while maintaining a rich Mauritian culinary heritage.
You have the freedom to choose from a 3 possible set menus:
- Appetizer:Fangourin finger bites served with garlic butter toasted tartines
- Starter: Freshly prepared Mauritian fish salad with Rodrigues lemon confit
- Main course (3 options to choose from):
MENU A - Farm Chicken Creole Style with vegetables fricassé Accompaniments: Steamed rice and cucumber salad
MENU B - Pan fried babonne fillet with vegetables fricassé Accompaniments: Sautéed rice with sultanas and cucumber salad
- Dessert: (applicable to all the menus) Pure dark chocolate mousse with a hint of molasses
- Drinks: 0.5L water, Coffee, Tea or Infusion
Children Lunch Menu:
- Main Dish (3 options to choose from): Bolognese / Tomato Neapolitan / Chicken or beef burger topped with cheese, French fries, Mixed Salad
- Dessert: Pancake filled with Demerara sugar and chocolate
- Drink: ½ water