Full Day North Tour: Port-Louis, Pamplemousses Botanical Garden & Fort Adelaide | La Vacanza Travel

Full Day North Tour: Port-Louis, Pamplemousses Botanical Garden & Fort Adelaide

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: Mauritius, Flacq District, Trou d'Eau Douce

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  • 8 hours
  • Trou d'Eau Douce
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City Tour and Botanical Garden. 

Highlights: Pamplemousses Garden, Port Louis Capital, Caudan Waterfront including Victoria Urban Terminal, The market and Citadel Fort Adelaide (as per opening days). 

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Stop At: SSR Botanic Garden, Royal Road Parc, Pamplemousses, Mauritius 21003

The Botanic Garden, formally known as Sir Seewoosagur Botanic Garden, is one of the most visited attractions in Mauritius.
The garden is located in the proximity of Port-Louis, in the district of Pamplemousses.

The botanical garden was initially opened as a private garden by the French governor of Mauritius nearly 300 years ago, later to become the National Botanical Garden of Mauritius.

The botanical garden stretches over endless acres of land and it may take you more than a week to cover the whole garden. It 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, a large spice garden and many more.

One of the main attractions of the botanical garden is the 85 different varieties of palm trees brought from different corners of the world. Other indigenous species of plants are also exhibited here.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Port Louis, 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.

Buzzing with activity during the day, the city is full of cultural and historical treasures that should not be missed. Beyond the central market, which is a focal point for those who want to feel close to the soul of Mauritius, are many historic sites including the Champ de Mars - the oldest race course in the southern hemisphere.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Citadel Fort Adelaide, Port Louis, Mauritius

Not available on Saturday after 12h00 a.m, on Sundays and on Public Holidays.

The Historical Citadel Fort is located about 100 meters high on the hill of Petite Montague, and has become one of Mauritius historical attractions.

The Fort, which is also knowned as the Adelaide Fort (named after the wife of William II, when the British held land in Port Louis), offers stunning views of the entire city of Port Louis as well at the harbour.

The Fort was constructed in the early 19th century by Colonel Cunningham as an attempt to protect the British Army from the enemy.

It is constructed in a Moorish style, complete with horse shoe arches. The fort has been constructed using large rectangular blocks.

The Fort has now been converted into a National Monument and is surrounded by the Caudan Water Front and the vast Indian Ocean.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Le Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis, Mauritius

Shopping mall including visit of Victoria Urban Terminal

Duration: 1 hour

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - SSR Botanic Garden

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Lunch 1, ''Menu of the Day'': Snacks / Starter: Mixed Salad OR Fish Salad with Lime / Main Course: Garlic Grilled Fish OR Grilled Chicken with Mushroom Sauce OR Chicken Curry OR Fish Curry with Eggplant / Desert: Ice Cream OR Fresh Fruit Salad
  • Lunch2, ''Saveur de L'Ocean (Taste of the Ocean)'': Snacks / Starter: Fish Salad with Fresh Lemon / Main Course: Grilled Prawn and Lobster / Desert: Ice Cream
  • Lunch3, ''Prawn Menu'': Snack / Starter: Fish Salad with Lime / Main Course: Garlic Grilled Camaron with Safron Rice / Desert: Ice Cream OR Fresh Fruit Salad
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Full day tour for a maximum of 8 hours, inclusive as from pick-up and drop-off at the residing location. Any additional hours will be charged at a supplement rate per hour, payable directly to the driver. Pick-up and drop-off in a private, chauffeur driven, air-conditioned vehicle.

We pick-up and drop-off all over the island and not only at the listed hotels. Please let us have name of your hotel or residing location. Also, please give us a call on the eve of the excursion so that we can advise about your exact pick-up time.


  • Port Louis Waterfront by Landscope Mauritius, Port Louis, Mauritius

Departure Time

Full Day with Lunch3
11/27/2023 - 10/31/2024

Monday - Sunday : 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Full Day Tour without Lunch
11/27/2023 - 10/31/2024
Monday - Sunday : 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Full Day Tour with Lunch2
11/27/2023 - 10/31/2024
Monday - Sunday : 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Full Day Tour with Lunch1
11/27/2023 - 10/31/2024
Monday - Sunday : 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM

Voucher info

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


8 hours

User's Reviews


08 Oct, 2023

This tour was OK. I would have liked a slower walk-through umbrella sq and Port Louis so I could take pictures. Markets were interesting. Recommend paying the extra to have a tour guide in the botanical gardens. Lunch was ok. 'Pin Location' means 'address' not that the tour guide used it.


26 Jun, 2023

Kunal looked after us very well! We had a great time, thank you for a unforgettable day! Lunch was out of this world as well!


08 May, 2023

Fantastic day sightseeing, our driver and guide, Vinoo, was very knowledgeable and friendly. He went above and beyond to ensure that we got the most out of the day and couldn’t recommend him highly enough! He showed us around the capital, and allowed us time to do some shopping in the local and craft markets. The views from Fort Adelaide were breathtaking across the capital towards the Indian Ocean. The Botanical Gardens were very pretty with the added bonus of giant tortoises. We also had the lunch option which was delicious.

Hugh W

24 Apr, 2023

We didn't do this full day tour but we went to the Botanical Gardens at Pamplemousses on our own. Very disappointing I'm afraid. A general down at heel feel to the place. Plants and trees either not labelled or inadequately. The fine colonial house is closed and there are no proper facilities for visitors. Even the tortoises look depressed and kept in poor conditions compared to the La Vanille reserve in the south of the island.


11 Oct, 2022

Nawfal was an excellent and helpful guide and we really enjoyed the excursion, would highly recommend!

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Amazing trip!


Family of 6




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