Caudan Waterfront

Caudan Waterfront: Our most recommended tours and activities

Mauritius: Dodo Trail Tour with Lunch

1. 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 & 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.

Port Louis: Private Guided Sightseeing Tour

3. 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.

Port Louis: Ultimate Street Food Tour with Pickup

4. Port Louis: Ultimate Street Food Tour with Pickup

Explore Port Louis with a trusted local guide to discover what and where to eat in Mauritius. Take in the Caudan Waterfront, the Central Market, and Chinatown on a guided tour away from the tourist traps. Sample around eight local specialties that set your taste buds tingling. Start your journey at Caudan Waterfront and head away from the familiarity of the tourist spaces. Walk through the bustling streets of Port Louis to discover some fantastic food influenced by its Indian, Chinese, and African cultures. Learn about the history of Mauritius as you explore. Next, head to the Central Market, one of the best places to experience delicious Mauritian food. For a taste of the Gujarati influence, you’ll find fresh, deep-fried gato pima (chili bites). Made with soaked split peas, zingy spring onions, and green chilies, these really do pop in your mouth. Finally, travel through the gates of the Chinatown of Port Louis to discover treats derived from Hakka Chinese dishes before being dropped back at your hotel.

Port Louis: Private Guided Tour and Street Food Tasting

5. Port Louis: Private Guided Tour and Street Food Tasting

Spend the whole day touring Port Louis. Experience the Central Market, and Chinatown. Soak up the atmosphere among the shops and cafes at Caudan Waterfront, a famous entertainment complex. Enjoy street food tastings. See a UNESCO World Heritage Site at Aapravasi Ghat. Commence your private tour experience as you are picked up by car from your hotel. Visit the famous Central Market, a traditional open-air market selling herbs, spices, and souvenirs. See the Aapravasi Ghat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on a former immigration depot. Hear about the history of immigration to Mauritius from Africa and Asia. Pass by the Natural History Museum, the oldest museum in the country. Discover Citadelle Fort, which was built as a fortification in the nineteenth century. Go to Caudan Waterfront, a waterfront entertainment complex featuring shops and cafes. Be amazed by this iconic shopping destination, admired by locals for its arts and craft market. Sit back and relax at the end of your day tour as your driver takes you back to your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Caudan Waterfront

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 82 reviews

Our guide Kevin designed the day according to our needs. We wanted to see a Tamil temple, he took us to the temple, We wanted to see the coast, he incorporated the north coast into the tour. Was a lot of fun. The only drawback, which was also an advantage... we did the tour on Sundays and all the shops were closed. However, the central market was open and we were able to take the mood there with us. The advantage on Sunday was that we had hardly any traffic (where you would otherwise be stuck in traffic for at least an hour) and we could watch the locals partying on the beach. Highly recommended tour

We had a great day! interesting, true to the description, we were able to visit, take photos without stress and in a good mood thanks to our driver Nitesh who was punctual, friendly, patient and with careful driving. Thank you very much to him.

Our tour guide was just great, explained everything that was on the way, very good German and the driver was also very good. Would recommend this tour to anyone and would do it again anytime.

Very nice excursion to discover the north of the island! The BABOO guide was perfect, very friendly, very good explanations, I recommend Samtours voyages

I really enjoyed the trip! Vikash knows alot about the island, he is a good storytailor and he also took some nice photos :) I recommend!