Central Market, Port Louise

Central Market, Port Louise: Our most recommended tours and activities

Mauritius: Port Louis Street Food Walking Tour

1. Mauritius: Port Louis Street Food Walking Tour

Start your journey at Le Caudan Waterfront, and head away from the familiarity of tourist-friendly spaces. Walk through the bustling streets of Port Louis. Mauritius has some amazing food, influenced by its Indian, Chinese, and African cultures. The central market is one of the best places to experience the best Mauritian food. For a taste of the Gujarati influence, you’ll find fresh, deep-fried gato pima, or chili bites. Made with soaked split peas, zingy spring onions, and green chilies, these really do pop in your mouth. Next, travel through the gates of the Chinatown of Port Louis to discover treats derived from Hakka Chinese dishes. The tour includes about 8 different dishes to try.

Mauritius: Dodo Trail Tour with Lunch

2. 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: China Town Guided Food Tour

3. Port Louis: China Town Guided Food Tour

Be led through the streets of Port Louis to find the best local street food spots. Indulge in a range of flavors and textures from crunchy and savory, sweet and smooth, sticky and spicy, to umami and brothy. Meet your guide at the Caudan Waterfront. A few bites later, make a stop at a corner snack shop to try classic Chinese street food. Continue your food adventure to one of Port Louis's popular restaurants to feast on Chinese cuisine! Next, make your way to China Town. Be welcomed by colorful street art and murals of the neighborhood. Learn about the history of China Town and Chinese culture in Mauritius from your guide. Explore Chinatown, tasting sweet & sour dishes, accompanied by traditional Chinese sweets. Afterward, your guide will take you to an exceptional place to enjoy a panoramic view of Port Louis. Finally, before driving back, make a stop at the Port Louis market for an authentic experience.

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 Central Market, Port Louise

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 76 reviews

A successful trip in every respect! Our guide and driver Ahmade took enough time for everything and responded to our every wish. He was very nice and friendly and was able to tell us a lot about Mauritius. The visit of Port Louis was very interesting, the lunch in a nice restaurant just outside of Pampelmousses was very good. There you could also see many vintage cars. Then there was a tour of the beautiful botanical garden. In addition, we were allowed to take part in a small tea ceremony in a deep break. All in all a successful trip, which we would like to repeat at any time. Recommend unreservedly!

We really enjoyed our tour and thought it was a great way to experience the local cultures and their history. Our guide, Chris, was very proud of his heritage and that helped to make the experience even more interesting. Come hungry on this tour because the portions are large and very filling!

It was a great day with our German guide Minta. She has so much to tell and always with a little humor. Port Louis and the botanical gardens are really worth seeing. And nobody would have expected the location at lunch - wonderful!

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.

Excellent trip, great meal included an really knowledgeable guide. Highly recommended.