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Northern Treasures private tour

1. Northern Treasures private tour

This excursion will introduce you to the city of Port Louis, founded in 1735 by Mahe de Labourdonnais, where you will visit the historic Fort Adelaide also known as the Citadel. Built by the English in 1835 and is one of the few fortifications of British origin remaining on the island. From here, you'll enjoy a view stretching over almost the entire city. Your next stop will be a visit to the central market (also known as the bazaar). Here you will be amazed by the variety of products you will find - fruits, vegetables, scent sticks, spices, pashmina, and linen are amongst the most sold products. Your next stop will be at the Caudan Waterfront, a modern precinct facing the harbor. Its 170 boutiques display beautiful collections of local designers and famous brands. Its craft market is an open bazaar, impregnated by exotic scents of spices, souvenirs, and basketry. Then, visit the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, renamed Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, and the highlight of any visit to the north. It is the oldest botanical garden in the southern hemisphere, dating back to 1735. Admire a magnificent collection of local and exotic plants, a variety of giant water lilies, rare plants from Mascarene, the baobab, giant palms, and the Talipot palm, whose flower only blossoms after 50 years.

Wild South West Private Tour with pick up

2. Wild South West Private Tour with pick up

You'll be heading to Trou Aux Cerfs which is a crater surrounded by a vast area of lush forest consisting of indigenous plant species and some giant green pine trees. Definitely, one of the main highlights is the 360-degree view of the town of Curepipe and the Mountain range Continue on to a local naval modeling workshop, renowned for designing historic, handmade ship models. Browse the museum's collection, watch as a craftsman carves a new project, or purchase your own souvenir for an original trip memento. Afterward, head to Mare Aux Vacoas reservoir which has the honor of being the largest reservoir on the island and is simultaneously a rather popular stop for tourists visiting the south of the island. From here, travel to the Grand Bassin, a sacred lake nestled around a volcano crater, embellished with a Hindu temple where a famous statue of Shiva resides. Then it's time to visit the Black River for an unforgettable panoramic view, where you can also catch a glimpse of the Black River Gorge. The drive continues to Chamarel Village to admire the 90-meter high Chamarel Waterfall and the curious 7-Coloured Earth, a natural phenomenon caused when basaltic lava converts the clay mineral into vibrant shades of red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple, and yellow.

Guided Visit. Eastcoast. Fantastic beaches &historical sites

3. Guided Visit. Eastcoast. Fantastic beaches &historical sites

If anywhere conforms to postcard Mauritius, it’s the glamorous but little-developed east coast, where you’ll find miles of powdery beaches, azure seas, and hotels and resorts frequented by royals and celebrities. In fact, an aerial view of the island playground, Île aux Cerfs, with its white sandbars … The quiet fishing village of TROU D’EAU DOUCE, founded by the Dutch and named after a freshwater spring. Today, the southeast trade winds caress Mahébourg with a constant cooling sea breeze year-round and its narrow streets, sprinkled with dilapidated Creole-style wooden houses, some from the seventeenth century, are interesting to wander. Locals still sit outside like they used to do all over Mauritius, and women continue to wash clothes at La Board underneath the hundred-year-old Cavendish Bridge. Lovely views are to be had from the waterfront towards Lion Mountain across the bay. The south’s only market, Mahébourg market is the most traditional on the island, with bargain basement prices. The centrepiece is the bustling food market, where men wander with sacks of potatoes on their heads past colourful fresh fruit and vegetable stalls under makeshift canopies. It’s open daily, although most excursions come to Mahébourg on a Monday when it’s busiest. A small section sells crafts, such as woven baskets, wooden souvenirs and spices, there’s a huge array of inexpensive, dazzling traditional Indian clothing and the dholl puri from the snack stalls is reputed to be among the island’s best. Bertrand-François Mahé de La Bourdonnais (1699–1753) started his illustrious career as a ship boy in the navy at the age of ten. Later appointed Governor of Île de France (present-day Mauritius) by the French East India Company in 1735, he arrived in Mauritius aged 36. His first job was to transfer the capital from Grand Port (present-day Mahébourg) to Port Louis, which was more sheltered and had a superior harbour.

Try our Ultimate thrilling bicycle-zip-lining activity!

4. Try our Ultimate thrilling bicycle-zip-lining activity!

enjoy a Unique bicycle zip line experience on the island, as simple as that! Adrenaline lovers will enjoy this latest addition to our growing range of entertainment as they enjoy some intense moments in the air (18 metres above ground) on a bicycle over a 2 x 200 metres zip line! The Bicycle Zip line allows four participants to ride at the same time and consists of two platforms designed as a fun and ecologically friendly way to enjoy adrenaline rushes, our bicycle-zip-line is designed to be of environmentally zero-impact and is self-propelled, thus communing with the natural surroundings of the ride. Flying bikes may look like magic, but zip biking is no such endeavor. Rest assured, the bikes are affixed from above and below to solid tightrope looking cables proven to withstand a maximum of safety tests. Riders slip into a harness attached to the line above and pedal across the lower line. A unique activity sure to leave you on an adrenaline high, this is one of those things you need have on your bucket list. Minimum height: 1m35 Maximum weight: 100kgs

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