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Things to do in Pamplemousses District

Our most recommended things to do in Pamplemousses District

Mauritius: Private Full-Day Instagram Tour

1. Mauritius: Private Full-Day Instagram Tour

Visit the most Instagram-worthy locales on with a route tailored to your pickup location with this full-day car tour of Mauritius. Discover the vibrant colors of local markets and botanical gardens. See a temple in Ganga Talo, multi-colored sand dunes, and Chamarel Falls. Be picked up from your hotel in Mauritius and set off on a full-day adventure in a comfortable car. Stop by the Umbrella Square in Port Louis to amble through bustling markets that are shaded by a swathe of colorful parasols. Head over to the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, home to some 500 species of plants from around the world, including the rare Talipot Palm, which is said to only flower once in its 60-year lifetime. Travel to Ganga Talo, the most sacred Hindu site in Mauritius, containing a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Gaze up at breathtaking statues that stand over 100 feet tall. Next, visit 7 Colored Earth, a collection of sand dunes characterized by layers of colored sands. Cap things off with a trip to the Chamarel Waterfalls, the largest single-drop waterfall in Mauritius, with a height of over 300 feet. Afterwards, be transported back to your accommodation.

Port Louis & Northern Mauritius Full Day Guided Tour

2. Port Louis & Northern Mauritius Full Day Guided Tour

Spend the first part of the day exploring the capital city of Mauritius, Port Louis. Climb up to Fort Adelaide, known as 'The Citadel', a 19th-century military fortress which features a walled courtyard and panoramic city views. Then head into the central market, the Grand Port Louise Bazaar & China Town for a stroll around. Marvel at the impressive array of clothing, local vegetables, and exotic spices. Continue your shopping excursion at the splendid Caudan Waterfront. In the afternoon, pay a visit to the beautiful gardens at the Grapefruit Botanical Paradise. Then continue along the northwest coast via the Tamil Temple, Choisy Beach, and Grand Baie. Make a stop at Cap Malheureux, a village located in the Rivière du Rempart District to see The Palatial Red Church, a Roman Catholic Church famous for its vivid red roof against the bright turquoise sea and azure sky. Opt to pop into L'Aventure Du Sucre or the Sugar Factory Museum, where you can discover the history of sugar production in Mauritius and taste local products. Or perhaps make a stop at the majestic Chateau de Labourdonnais, one of the most beautiful colonial houses of the island inspired by Italian neo-classical architecture. Lunch fees are not included in the tour, however, your driver will provide you with a variety of restaurant suggestions according to your tastes. Feel free to request a stopover at any other restaurant of your choice at any point during the day.

Mauritius: Dodo Trail Tour with Lunch

3. Mauritius: Dodo Trail Tour with Lunch

Your busy full-day tour begins with a visit to Port Louis, the capital city. Enjoy magnificent views over the town and its harbor from the old citadel, Fort Adelaide. Discover the busy city center on a walk that starts at the Saint Louis Cathedral and continues to the noisy and hectic central market. Along the way you’ll see the Supreme Court, the Municipal Theater, Poncini, the Parliament, Place d’Armes, and Government House. The central market is a lively place, with its shouting merchants and intriguing array of colorful tropical fruits and vegetables. You’ll find a variety of craft items here also. Just a short walk away is the Caudan Waterfront, a modern and elegant shopping center. Next, you’ll head to a private home to enjoy an authentic Mauritian lunch of Creole delicacies. After lunch you’ll drive through Moka, Saint Pierre, Nouvelle Decouverte, Les Mariannes, and Long Mountain on your way to the magnificent Pamplemousses Botanical Garden. This site is noted for the variety as well as the rarity of its species. Take a leisurely walk along the shady, well-kept avenues and enjoy the beauty of the garden.

Port Louis, Mont Choisy Botanical Garden North Tour

4. Port Louis, Mont Choisy Botanical Garden North Tour

See the sights of north Mauritius with a private guide on a full-day tour, exclusive to you and your group. Start with a visit to the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden and marvel at the different species of plants and trees, including giant water lilies, sugar cane and spice plants. Move on to the city of Port-Louis and learn about its part in the struggle between French and British occupation and dominance of the Indian Ocean between 1735 and 1935. Listen to interesting details about the culture and traditions of Mauritius. Continue to the quiet beach of Mont Choisy, backed by tall casuarina trees, where the shallow water is perfect for a refreshing swim away from the crowds. End with a visit to the multi-purpose mall of La Croisette and see the outdoor esplanade, luxury apartments and trendy retail shops of the complex up close.

Full Day Tour of Port Louis

5. Full Day Tour of Port Louis

Visit Port Louis and experience its main attractions on a full-day tour. Explore the Caudan Water Front Shopping Complex and Craft Market, where you will have the opportunity to pick up unique hand-crafted gifts for your friends and family. Then, visit the Pamplemousses (Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam) Botanical Garden, which boasts a variety of tropical plants, a spice garden, and rare palm trees - including the Paliot, which blooms every 60-100 years. After a short rest at the Mont Choisy Public Beach, you will visit Cap Malheureux to see the Church with the Red Roof and get an amazing view of the Coin de Mire Island from the beach. Don't forget to bring your camera.

Discover Scuba diving in the North of Mauritius

6. Discover Scuba diving in the North of Mauritius

upon arrival, you'll learn the basic safety guidelines and skills needed to dive under the direct supervision of a padi professional. Practice your skills in shallow water to prepare for your adventure. then, set off on a supervised, open-water dive to see the underwater wonders of mauritius.  The northern coast of mauritius is said to have some of the best scuba diving in the area. enjoy crystal-clear water, warm temperatures, and plenty of exciting underwater sights, from colourful coral to 18th-century shipwrecks.

Mauritius: Customizable Private Tour by Car

7. Mauritius: Customizable Private Tour by Car

Design your own itinerary to explore the island of Mauritius in a private car. Choose to see the bustling Central Market. Shop at the Caudan Waterfront. See the Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage site or any other destination of your liking. Be picked up and dropped off from your accommodation. Plan your own itinerary with the help of your driver. Choose where to go. Get picked up at your hotel by your driver. Spend 8 hours taking in the stunning beauty and impressive attractions of the island. Benefit from your own private driver and tour guide. Enjoy a convenient drop-off at your hotel.

Mauritius: Private Full-Day Tour of the North Coast

8. Mauritius: Private Full-Day Tour of the North Coast

The north of the island has plenty of beaches, each one more beautiful than the next. The most popular ones among Mauritians and tourists are Trou aux Biches and the long curvy beach of Mont Choisy, which continues from Pointe aux Canonniers to Grand Bay and to the divine Pereybere public beach. In Mauritius, when the north is spoken of, Grand Bay is the first thing that comes to mind. Grand Bay, through sustained development, has become the premier tourist destination of Mauritius. Another picturesque village in the north of Mauritius is Cap Malheureux, with its famous red-roofed church, its view of the northern islands and its important fishing community.

Port Louis: Private Guided Sightseeing Tour

9. Port Louis: Private Guided Sightseeing 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.

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10. Mauritius: Private Beach Wedding Proposal with Roses & Props

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What people are saying about Pamplemousses District

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 368 reviews

Our guide was on time with a large, very clean car at the hotel. He brought our wishes together in a tour that not only allowed us to do everything we wanted, but also saw a lot more. He was very friendly and informative about the island. He even came to the supermarket as an adviser and guided us to products from Mauritius.

Ibrahim was a very nice driver, he talked us about Mauritius' history a lot. We have seen a lot of what there is to seen about Mauritius. Very nice tour! Well recommended!

Raj was amazing, informative, polite and really really knowledgable! Everything you want in a guide! Great value for money!

I was a nice trip, we have worse weather at this day, but we enjoyed it. Our guide Deepak is deserves praise.

Driver was amazing and knew everything about his country