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North Highlight Tour

Experience some of the highlights of the North and discover the main tourist sights and attractions in the North of Mauritius.
 


As part of this tour you will see and visit the following places in the North: 

  • Fort Adelaide (La Citadelle)

  • Capital of Mauritius - Port Louis

  • The Caudan Waterfront

  • Port Louis Main market

  • Port Louis Craft market

  • The Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens

  • Red Church in Cap Malheureux

The full day private north tour includes:

  • Private tour, only for you in a private vehicle.

  • Pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation anywhere in Mauritius

  • Full transportation to all the sights

  • A personal experienced and knowledgeable driver guide to show you around and inform you on each of the sights

Not included:

  • Entrance fees to Fort Adelaide

  • Entrance fees to Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens

  • Personal expenses.

Rates:

Rs 2000 per adult

(based on 2 adults sharing)

 

Rs 1000 per child 

Family rates: 

Rs 5000 for 2 adults and 2 children

 

 

 

 

 

The North Highlight Tour – Tour Itinerary

 

  • Fort Adelaide or better know as La Citadelle is the only fort left of the 4 forts that was build by the British when they took over Mauritius in 1810. It was built in 1832 and completed ten years. The British built this fort in fear of a civil war from the remaining French settlers on the island and also for the purpose of guarding the harbor against enemy attacks.

 

Perched on top of the hill Petire Montague the fort offers breathtaking views of Port Louis, the harbour and the mountain range. 

Today it is a National Monument that is a popular tourist attraction. 

 

 

  • Port Louis is the colourful capital of Mauritius and the largest city on the island. It is also the financial hub of Mauritius. It is a bustling city with beautiful palm lined streets like Place d'Armes, some wonderful old French colonial buildings, beautiful old cathedrals and mosques and interesting history throughout the city.

The Caudan Waterfront is a must see with some great shopping and entertainment venues intermingled with world class hotels and restaurants. It overlooks the harbour.

 

The Crafters Market is a hive of activity with wonderful ambiance where you are sure to find a lot of souvenirs for the family back home.

A visit to the Central Market in Port Louis is a must. It's a colourful and fun place to visit. Here you will find many local made products, textiles, spices, fruits and more.

  • The Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens are the oldest Botanical Gardens in the Southern Hemisphere. It is home to an incredible variety of tropical plants, many of them indigenous. There are more than 650 varieties of plants among them are baobab, bottle palms, the famous giant water lilies and a lot of medicinal plants. There are 85 different varieties of palms, a big spice garden and much more. 

The Botanical Gardens are a popular tourist attraction in Mauritius. It was first constructed in 1770 by Pierre Poivre the French governor of Mauritius and covers an area of around 37 hectares (91 acres). 

  • The Cap Malheureux church or Red Church is formally known as The Notre Dame Auxiliaries Church. It is located in the small fishing village of Cap Malheureux, which translates to "Unlucky Cape" due to all the shipwrecks off the coast. It is famous for it's red roof that stands out against the blue seas and the spectacular views all around. The small church was founded in 1938 and is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. 

 

This is a must see when you are in Mauritius. The whole area is very interesting and the town was the first landing place for the British when they attacked the French in 1810. 

 

Rates:

Rs 2000 per adult

(based on 2 people sharing)

Rs 1000 per child

Family rates: 

Rs 5000 for 2 adults and 2 children