Mauritius Half Day City Tour-Port-Louis

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: Mauritius, Port Louis District, Port Louis
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  • 4 hours
  • Port Louis
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  • Cancellable

Overview

This excursion takes you along to discover the capital of Mauritius 'Port Louis' through all its developments, of the time of the French, the English and the Indian workers until the independence in 1968.
The day starts at 08.30 a.m. and ends at 12.30 p.m.
You will visit La Citadelle(Fort Adelaine), Port-Louis Central Market, Caudan Waterfront Shopping Mall, Government House, Port-Louis Cathedral & Threatre, China Town and Aapravasi Ghat. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide discover the authentic facet of Port Louis, a pleasantly surprising and vivacious city!

Itinerary
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Stop At: Citadelle de Port-Louis, Rue du Fort de l'Aigle Promenade Henri François Buffet, 56290 Port-Louis France

Fort Adelaide was built in a strategic location overlooking the harbour of Port Louis which made it easy to look out for any incoming enemy vessels. The British are thought to have built this forte in fear of a civil war from the remaining French settlers on the island. You get a stunning view from the Forte overlooking the whole of Port Louis.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Central Market, Farquhar Street, Port Louis, Mauritius

Being the main city in Mauritius, Port Louis Central Market (also known at the Port Louis Bazaar) is the home of the largest market, where you can find fresh food items, local dishes, and various handcrafted goods that are useful to locals and serve as souvenirs for tourists. Port Louis' rightly famous central market, the center of the local economy since Victorian times, is a good place to get a feel for the everyday life of many locals. Watch the hawkers at work and buy some souvenirs. Most authentic are the wonderful fruit and vegetable sections (including herbal medicines and aphrodisiacs)

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Le Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis, Mauritius

Le Caudan Waterfront offers a unique shopping, leisure and work hub, in the capital, on the water’s edge. Since its opening in 1996, it has shown undeniable know-how and expertise in commercial activities and entertainment. On top of being an undeniable must for shopping, Le Caudan Waterfront is also a business centre, a melting pot for local artists and the favourite meeting place for gastronomes, tourists and locals looking for leisure and entertainment.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: St Louis Cathedral, Bourbon St, Port Louis, Mauritius

Port Louis city has many stories to tell, visit the Saint Louis Cathedral among the oldest church in Mauritius. Built in 1814/15 and promoted to Cathedral in 1847, the church is the final works of Governor Sir Robert Farquar. The construction of the church in the shape of a latin cross when viewed from above complied to plans drawn from 1736-1739 . One thing that unfortunately has lost its glory of the days is about the fountain found at the front of the Cathedral. This obelisque with four lion heads on each side used to carry water from the ‘Pouce Stream’ towards this part of the city, among others. The ‘monument’ is still present nowadays but doesn’t provide any water… one of the other works of the Governor Vicomte de Souillac.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: China Town, Port Louis, Mauritius

The Chinese have traditionally occupied an important position in the life of Port Louis, and the area between the two 'friendship gates' on Royal St forms the centre of the city's Chinatown. Here you'll take in the rich mercantile life of the Chinese community, busy Chinese restaurants and grocery stores, and streets echoing with the unmistakable clatter of mah-jong tiles.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Aapravasi Ghat, Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis, Mauritius

Located on the bay of Trou Fanfaron, in the capital of Port-Louis, the Aapravasi Ghat is the remains of an immigration depot, the site from where modern indentured labour Diaspora emerged. The Depot was built in 1849 to receive indentured labourers from India, Eastern Africa, Madagascar, China and Southeast Asia to work on the island’s sugar estates.

Duration: 10 minutes

Inclusions
  • Guided Tour Full transportation & Pick up and drop off.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Travelers pick up time will be confirmed on the previous day of the activity. Kindly provide valid contact number, email or any place of accommodation of the traveler.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Full transportation to the sight, including pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation anywhere in Mauritius.


Departure Time

8:30 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

4 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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