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Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Port Louis and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Port Louis activities? We have 40 tour ideas.


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Attraction Tickets

Full Day Guided Tea Route Mauritius: Including Lunch

Port Louis, Mauritius
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 100.00


Get ready to discover the process of tea manufacturing, with a guide you will learn about the harvested tea leaves and the tea factory whilst understanding the different steps of production. You may then continue with a tea tasting in the chalet, 'Le chalet du Domaine de Bois Chéri'... Read More

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Beach Trips

Mauritius: 6-Hour Ile aux Cerfs Island Tour with Lunch

Port Louis, Mauritius
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 42.32


Experience a day on an island in paradise, filled with fun and relaxation. Soak up the sun on a beautiful Ile aux Cerfs beach, swim and snorkel in the warm lagoon waters, and later enjoy a delicious 3-course lunch at a fine dining beach restaurant.

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Bus & Minivan Tours

Handicap Van Transfer

Port Louis, Mauritius
Duration: 1 hour
Priced From: USD 189.00


This is a private Handicap transfer to/from Mauritius International Airport to your hotel in an air conditioned vehicle.<br>For Arrival transfers, you will be greeted at the Tour Operator area at Counter 24, just after the customs check, then guided to your transfer vehicle. <br>Departure transfers will be organized with you in advance for a stress-free ride from your hotel to the airport. ... Read More

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Bus & Minivan Tours

Mauritius: Dodo Trail Tour with Lunch

Port Louis, Mauritius
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 102.95


Start your Dodo Trail tour with a visit to Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius. See its major attractions and explore the lively central market. Enjoy an authentic Mauritian lunch before stopping to see the rare plants at Pamplemousses Botanical Garden.

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Cultural Tours

Port Louis Heritage Walking Tour

Port Louis, Mauritius
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 123.75


The Champ de Mars Racecourse / Port Louis / Apravasi Ghat / Postal Museum / Caudan Waterfront<br>Operates: Everyday except Sundays and public holidays<br>Duration: Up to 8 hours from pick-up from the hotel until drop-off at the hotel<br>Prices per person including transportation in a chauffeur-driven vehicle and entrance fees

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Cultural Tours

Guided Cultural City Tour of North Mauritius with Botanical Garden Visit

Port Louis, Mauritius
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 53.75


City Tour and Botanical Garden. <br>Highlights: Pamplemousses Garden & Port Louis. <br>Operates: Everyday except Sundays and public holidays.<br>Duration: Up to 5 hours from pick-up from the hotel until drop-off at the hotel. <br>Prices per person... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Guided Day-Tour Exploring Maurtius from Port Louis

Port Louis, Mauritius
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 123.75


Pamplemousses Botanical Garden / Sugar World / Port Louis<br>Operates:  Everyday except Sundays and public holidays<br>Duration:  Up to 8 hours from pick-up from the hotel until drop-off at the hotel<br>Prices per person including transportation in a chauffeur-driven vehicle, set-menu lunch and entrance fees

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Cultural Tours

Exclusive China Town Food Tour

Port Louis, Mauritius
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 102.98


To discover Mauritius, you must taste Mauritius...<br>Join us on our exclusive food experience through China Town, and let yourself be guided to the heart of China Town in Port Louis.<br>During this 4 hour tour, the guide will lead the small group (8 people max) through the streets of Port Louis to China Town and stop at various restaurants, specially reserved for us, to taste some of our favourite... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Mauritius Countryside Day Trip With Port Louis Sightseeing and Creole Lunch

Port Louis, Port Louis District
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 109.93


Discover the cultural, historical and natural jewels of northwest Mauritius on this action-packed 8-hour tour! Discover the top attractions of Port Louis, including the Place d'Armes, and enjoy a hearty Creole lunch. Then, put on your explorer's hat and drive through emerald scenery to the famous... Read More

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Day Trips

Discovering the Best Places of Mauritius

Port Louis, Port Louis District
Duration: 4 to 8 hours
Priced From: USD 69.43


Discovery of Port Louis, the Capital of Mauritius, a melting pot where local and foreign influences provide unique things to see, hear and taste. <br>The capital is also a privileged place to have precious glimpses of both world and local History as well as a medley of traditions ranging from the far to the middle East, passing through Africa and up to Europe. From Port Louis, you move to the Pamplemousses Botanical... Read More

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Day Trips

Private Guided Tour of Northern Mauritius with Shopping in Port Louis

Port Louis, Port Louis District
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 56.41


Visit the capital of Mauritius - Port Louis and see the Central Market of Port Louis, Caudan Water Front Shopping Complex, Market Craft, Citadel Hill - a nice view point of the of Port Louis, Pamplemousses Botanical Garden with a variety of tropical plants, L'Aventure du Sucre (Sugar Estate and... Read More

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Day Trips

A walk back in time

Port Louis, Mauritius
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 76.78


Postal Museum, Aapravasi Ghat, China Town, Port - Louis theatre, Photographic museum, Port - Louis central market, Caudan waterfront at leisure (including street food)

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Day Trips

Hire a Car for a Day with Driver

Port Louis, Mauritius
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 185.88


When you're on holiday you want to feel free to try, taste, visit and experience as much as possible...Mauritius is a melting pot of cultures and the diversity of its people makes it a very unique destination. Manage to tear yourself away from your resort, there are some fantastic experiences to add. Mauritius has tons of breath-taking views, historic sites, blossoming forests, piquant street food and hidden locales which... Read More

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Dolphin & Whale Watching

Dolphin Swim and Bnitiers Island Day Trip with Lunch

Port Louis, Mauritius
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 82.15


Swim with wild dolphins off Mauritius on this life-affirming 8-hour trip! Traveling by speedboat, head for waters that dolphins are known to favor, and watch or swim around these intelligent mammals in their natural habitat — the open sea. Afterward, cruise to the gorgeous... Read More

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Dolphin & Whalewatching Tours

Dolphins and Benitiers Island Full-Day Tour

Port Louis, Mauritius
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 74.35


Enjoy the unique opportunity of swimming with dolphins in the open sea on this full-day tour. Cruise in a speedboat to encounter dolphins in their natural environment, visit the beautiful island of Benitiers, and enjoy a tasty BBQ lunch.

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Dolphin & Whalewatching Tours

From Port Louis: Full-Day Catamaran Cruise to Gabriel Island

Port Louis, Mauritius
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 44.61


Enjoy a day full of sun, drinks, good food, and relaxation! Treat yourself to an unforgettable excursion as you experience the luxury of cruising on 42 foot (13 meter) catamaran to Gabriel Island. There will be plenty of time to swim, snorkel, and soak!

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Food Tours

Full-Day Mauritian Culinary Experience

Port Louis, Mauritius
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 256.00


Enjoy a full-day Mauritian cooking experience with a local.

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Full-day Tours

Horse Racing in Mauritius

Port Louis, Port Louis District
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 367.50


Driven by a chauffeur-driven car, experience the horse races at the oldest horse track in the Indian Ocean, the Champ de Mars and enjoy the facilities of the Crown Lodge through the afternoon.  You can bet from the lodge while enjoying free drinks (including Champagne) and wide variety of snacks.  Don't forget to wear your formal outfit (jacket and tie for the gentleman and chic for the lady)

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Historical & Heritage Tours

Mauritius Half Day City Tour-Port-Louis

Port Louis, Port Louis District
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 33.50


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. <br>The day starts at 08.30 a.m. and ends at 12.30 p.m.<br>You will visit La Citadelle(Fort Adelaine), Port-Louis Central Market, Caudan Waterfront Shopping Mall, Government House, Port-Louis Cathedral &... Read More

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Historical & Heritage Tours

Taste Buddies - Street Food Tour (Port Louis)

Port Louis, Mauritius
Duration: 150 to 180 minutes
Priced From: USD 62.48


To discover Mauritius, you must taste Mauritius...<br>Join us on a culinary journey, and let your curiosity and our guide lead you into the heart of our capital.<br> <br>During this 2.5 to 3 hour tour, the guide will lead the small group (6 people max) through the streets of Port Louis and stop at the best food places. Between food vendors, the group will discover the old streets of the... Read More

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Ports of Call Tours

Paradise Island -Full Day Ile Aux Cerfs Island with BBQ & Snorkelling

Port Louis, Mauritius
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 125.27


The uninhabited island of Ile Aux Cerfs is one of the best-known tourist attractions of Mauritius, with its miles of beaches, new championship golf course, a handful of restaurants and copious water sports facilities. No wonder that it is best known as “Paradise Island”.

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Ports of Call Tours

Shore Excursion: Romance of the South with Volcanoes, Waterfalls & Diamonds

Port Louis, Mauritius
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 149.51


Join our shore excursion showing off our nature, visiting the extinct volcano of Trou aux Cerfs, the sacred lake of Grand Bassin, the unique seven coloured earths of Chamarel and admiring the breath-taking view of Black River Gorges National Park – this is a full day of scenically... Read More

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Ports of Call Tours

Shore Excursion: Half Day Beach Tour

Port Louis, Mauritius
Duration: 3 hours 9 minutes
Priced From: USD 82.17


Our ideal location allows you to relax in peace on a white sandy secluded beach for half a day. You can swim in crystal clear water, lie on a white sandy beach or simply relax under the shade of filaos trees.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

30 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in Mauritius

Port Louis, Mauritius
Duration: 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 250.00


Flytographer 30 Minute Vacation Photoshoot<br>Connect with a local professional photographer in Mauritius and capture your most memorable moments during this private photoshoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in Mauritius, including where to eat and what to see from your... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

60 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in Mauritius

Port Louis, Mauritius
Duration: 1 hour
Priced From: USD 350.00


Flytographer 60 Minute Vacation Photoshoot<br>Connect with a local professional photographer in Mauritius and capture your most memorable moments during this private photoshoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in Mauritius, including where to eat and what to see from your... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

90 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in Mauritius

Port Louis, Mauritius
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 500.00


Flytographer 90 Minute Vacation Photoshoot<br>Connect with a local professional photographer in Mauritius and capture your most memorable moments during this private photoshoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in Mauritius, including where to eat and what to see from your... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

120 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Photographer in Mauritius

Port Louis, Mauritius
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 650.00


Flytographer 120 Minute Vacation Photoshoot<br>Connect with a local professional photographer in Mauritius and capture your most memorable moments during this private photoshoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in Mauritius, including where to eat and what to see from your... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

A Walk Back in Time Guided Private Tour (Min. 2 persons)

Port Louis, Port Louis District
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 107.76


Postal Museum, Aapravasi Ghat, China Town, Port - Louis theatre, Photographic museum, Port - Louis central market, Caudan waterfront at leisure (including street food)

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Full Day North Private Guided Tour Mauritius: including lunch

Port Louis, Mauritius
Duration: 7 to 8 hours
Priced From: USD 65.00


Discover the wonders of the tropical Northern part of Mauritius with its charming aspects, laden with history; cultural and scenic views.Starting with a visit of the busy city of Port Louis after which you will stop at the Kaylasson Multicolored Tamil Temple. We will then take you to one of... Read More

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Private Transfers

Private Transfer - Standard Vehicle

Port Louis, Mauritius
Duration: 45 to 70 mins
Priced From: USD 76.00


Enjoy a private&nbsp;transfer to/from Mauritius International Airport to your hotel in an air conditioned vehicle. <br>For Arrival transfers, you will be greeted at the Tour Operator area at Counter 24, just after the customs check, then guided to your transfer vehicle. <br>Departure transfers will be organized with you in advance for a stress-free ride from your hotel to the airport.&nbsp;<br>This... Read More

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Skip-the-Line Tours

L’Aventure du Sucre Admission Ticket with Transfers

Port Louis, Mauritius
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 56.25


Highlights: Sugar World Visit including transfers<br>Operates: Everyday Except 25th,26th and 31st Of December, 1st and 2nd of January<br>Duration: Up to 5 hours from pick-up from the hotel until drop-off at the hotel

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Mauritius Airport - Mauritius City Round-Trip Transfer

Port Louis, Mauritius
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 26.24


Arrange your trip in advance and start your stay in Mauritius without stress. Use door-to-door round-trip transfer between Mauritius Airport and your Mauritius hotel with comfort and safety and avoid long taxi lines.

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Private Arrival Transfer from Mauritius Airport to Mauritius City

Port Louis, Mauritius
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 13.12


Use a door to door transfer, a comfortable and hassle free service that will allow you to enjoy your journey from the moment you arrive to the beautiful city of Mauritius. Your driver will be waiting for you in Mauritius Airport arrival hall and will take you straight to your centrally located... Read More

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Private Departure Transfer from Mauritius City to Mauritius Airport

Port Louis, Mauritius
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 13.12


Arrange your trip in advance and enjoy and start your stay in Mauritius without any stress. Use door to door transfer, comfortable and safe. Don't go through all the hassle of waiting in long taxi and shuttles queues and make the best of your stay while in Mauritius with the Mauritius Airport... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Luxury Transfer: From or To Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport

Port Louis, Mauritius
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 50.91


Enjoy a private luxury one-way transfer from the SSR International Airport of Mauritius to your accommodation or from your accommodation to the airport.

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Shared Transfer to or from Mauritius International Airport

Port Louis, Mauritius
Duration: 60 to 75 mins
Priced From: USD 21.00


Enjoy a shared transfer to/from Mauritius International Airport to your hotel in an air conditioned coach. For Arrival transfers, you will be greeted at the Tour Operator area, just after the customs check, then guided to your transfer vehicle. This is a shared transfer, which means you might be... Read More

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Shared Arrival Transfer: Mauritius Airport to Mauritius Hotels and Villas

Port Louis, Mauritius
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 24.30


Get your Mauritius vacation off to a smooth and stress-free start by booking an arrival transfer from Mauritius' Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport. Simply choose a collection time that suits your schedule, join up with your friendly driver and hop aboard your comfortable,... Read More

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Private Arrival Transfer: Mauritius Airport to Hotel

Port Louis, Mauritius
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 50.62


Enjoy a stylish and comfortable start to your Mauritius vacation by booking this private arrival transfer from Mauritius' Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport to your Mauritius hotel or villa. Just select a pickup time that coincides with your flight arrival schedule and meet your polite... Read More

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Shared Departure Transfer: Mauritius Hotels or Villas to Mauritius Airport

Port Louis, Mauritius
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 24.30


Ensure the last day of your Mauritius vacation is as relaxed as possible with this shared departure transfer from your Mauritius hotel or private villa to the island's Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport. Simply select a time that suits your schedule, meet your friendly driver at your... Read More

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Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Mauritius Airport

Port Louis, Mauritius
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 50.62


Take your leave of Mauritius in true comfort and style with this private departure transfer from your hotel or villa to Mauritius' Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport. When the time comes, meet up with your private driver and car at the door of your accommodation and relax into the... Read More

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