Northern Excursion

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Culture, Discovery, Family, Guided Tours, History
    • Activity Level Leisurely
    • Group Size Large Group
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    All about the Northern Excursion.

    Places you will visit: 

    • The Capital of Mauritius, Port Louis
    • The Caudan Waterfront 
    • Citadel Fort 
    • China Town & Port Louis Bazaar 
    • Street food tasting in Port Louis Bazaar (optional)
    • Pamplemousses Botanical Garden 
    • L’Aventure du Sucre Sugar Museum 
    • Chateau de Labourdonnais 
    • Grand Bay 
    • Cap Malheureux (The Red Church) 
    • Colorful Kovil (Tamoul Temple)

    Entry tickets cost as follows:

    ➊  The Sugar Adventure – 425 MUR PER ADULT

    ➋  The Chateau de Labourdonnais – 400 MUR PER ADULT

    ➌  Pamplemousses Botanical Garden – 200 MUR PER ADULT

    For more information, please go to FAQs & Reviews.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation anywhere in Mauritius
    • Full transportation to all the places
    • A personal driver guide
    • A free water bottle is prvided
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Entry tickets and activities fees are not included in the transportation price.
    • Streetfood costs are not included in the fees. The cost will be approximately 100 MUR PER ADULT.
    • Lunch is not included in the fees – Your driver/guide can suggest a restaurant based on your taste, or feel free to request a stop at any restaurant of your choice along the way. Either way, you will have the final word, of course.
    1. 1 Port Louis

      Port Louis or Porlwi in Mauritian Creole, is the capital and main port of Mauritius.  Port Louis is the commercial, cultural and political hub of the country, and the most populous city. The harbor lies protected in a semi-hover of mountains. Port Louis is a colorful town with plenty of characters, cultures, and lots of street foods!

    2. 2 Aapravasi Ghat

      In the district of Port Louis, lies the 1,640 m2 site where the modern indentured labor 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’ labor to replace slaves. Between 1834 and 1920, almost half a million indentured laborers 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. The buildings of Aapravasi Ghat are among the earliest explicit manifestations of what was to become a global economic system and one of the greatest migrations in history. 

    3. 3 Caudan Waterfront 

      A historic site was built around a fossil coral islet, the peninsula named Le Caudan, housing a powder magazine, an astronomical and meteorological observatory, quays, warehouses, and various small businesses over the last 250 years.


      Le Caudan Waterfront is a popular shopping spot for both local people and visitors. At the mall, you’ll find the latest fashion shops and trends, a popular arts-and music-business market, specialty stores selling local unique products, including replicas of ships, Indian clothes, local jewelry, and local artists ’ paintings. The shopping center features cinemas, a marina, restaurants, and cafes, a museum, two of the world’s rare stamps, a casino, and free shopping opportunities for visitors. There are also retail facilities for tourists.

    4. 4 Citadel Fort 

      The Historic Citadel Fort is located on the Petite Montague Hill, about 100 meters high, and has become one of the historical sites of Mauritius.

      The Fort also known as the Adelaide Fort (named after William II’s wife when the British held Port Louis), provides breath-taking views of the town and of Port Louis.

      Colonel Cunningham designed the fortress to defend the British army from the enemy in the early 19th century.

      It was constructed in a Moorish style, with arches of horseshoe. The fort was built with large rectangular blocks. The fort has become a national monument.

    5. 5 Port Louis Bazaar & Chine-Town 

      The exploration of the city can be an enriching cultural experience. The atmosphere of Chinatown is interesting and the Chinese culture remains alive. Spicy aromas waft through the small restaurants, engulfing the entire area, creating a mystical aura for it. Chinatown welcomes the Jummah Mosque was built in 1853 and features magnificent teak doors and decorations.

    6. 6 Pamplemousses Botanical Garden

      The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanic Garden (SSRBG) covers an area of approximately 37.5 hectares, containing diverse flora and fauna attractions of both terrestrial and aquatic origin. The SSRBG’s origin is from the French era. In 1736 the French governor, Mahé de Labourdonnais, decided to build his jurisdiction around the garden’s present Main Gate. In 1767 the garden’s founder, the French Intendant Pierre Poivre, imported herbs, fruits, flowers, and spices from all over the world. It is the largest Southern Hemisphere Botanical Garden.

    7. 7 L’Aventure du Sucre Sugar Museum 

      Mauritius was over the past hundreds of years and still is about sugar. This old sugar production line has been changed over into a great Museum recounting not just the tale of how sugar is handled and fabricated yet, in addition, the mankind’s history of bondage and Indian contracted works who drudged to make the industry and in fact Mauritius what it is today.

    8. 8 Chateau de Labourdonnais 

      Château de Labourdonnais invites you to discover the Mauritian lifestyle of the nineteenth century, in the heart of a magnificent natural estate. This grand mansion, built-in 1859, is beautifully restored and promises a tour full of surprises through the island’s history.

    9. 9 Grand Bay 

      Grand Bay, (or Grand Baie) is a seaside village and large tourist beach in the district of Rivière du Rempart at the north of Mauritius. Grand Bay was once called De Bogt Zonder Eyndt (Bay Without End) by the Dutch in the 17th century. Grand Baie is fertile tourist ground and its fashion and craft shops appeal to landlubbers, while swimming, sailing, and windsurfing enthusiasts frolic in the emerald Indian Ocean.

    10. 10 Mont Choisy Beach

      Mont Choisy is a wonderful long arc of a beach with golden sand reaching around towards Grand Baie. It is a great place to relax and chill.  

    11. 11 Cap Malheureux Red Church 

      This Roman Catholic Church is renowned for its bright red roof and has made this village of Cap Malheureux a popular tourist destination. Cap Malheureux is a fishing village located at Mauritius ’ Northern tip. The name means Cape unlucky because of the number of shipwrecks over the years although you can hardly believe that when you look out over the gentle turquoise waters to Coin De Mire Island. A good place to visit and enjoy the local scenery while admiring the beautiful views.

    The excursion is available daily and lasts for about 8 hours

    You can choose to leave your place of accommodation between 8.30 – 10.00. Want to leave earlier or later? Contact us.

    Our drivers / guides speak English, French, Creole and Hindi. For other languages, contact us.

    Pay directly to the driver in MUR, EUR, or USD or pay online securely using PayPal.

    • You can now pay with PayPal using your credit card even if you do not have a PayPal account.

    Yes. The baby seat is free for customers who require it. To add it to your selection, please click on “more options” when you are checking out. Then you can tick on the baby seat checkbox.



    No. We provide private tours only. The vehicle will be exclusively yours for the whole day.

    Your driver will pick you up at your provided place of accommodation.

    You will receive your driver’s contact details via email the day you book for the activity. In case, you are having trouble finding your driver, you can simply call him or our office.

    All of our vehicles are fully licensed and insured by the local authorities. They all carry a PSV license. They are new and well maintained.

    Pay directly to the driver in MUR, EUR, or USD or pay online securely using PayPal.

    • You can now pay with PayPal using your credit card even if you do not have a PayPal account.
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