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Things to do in Balaclava

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Port Louis: Private Guided Sightseeing Tour

1. 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.

Mauritius: Customizable Private Tour by Car

2. 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 Beach Wedding Proposal with Roses & Props

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

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What people are saying about Balaclava

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Visit at the top with Ibrahim who knows the island by heart and who was able to tell us his story. In true communion with nature, he surprised us by making us discover coffee flowers, pink pineapples and many other things. Highly recommend if you want a full and detailed tour. Professional from A to Z. The only downside was the lunchtime restaurant where we were taken without much choice and expensive for what it is (17 euros for a rice/chicken dish).

The tour took place in English - language skills required. The driver (Sailen) was very punctual at our hotel. The trip to Port Louis was shortened by very interesting conversations. Arrived, the fort, the market, habor, etc. were visited before heading towards the grapefruit. Super friendly driver who appeared with very good knowledge and friendliness. We would book the trip with Sailen again at any time!! 5 stars - well deserved

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!

Thanks to Ibrahim for his enthusiasm and excellent knowledge of the island