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Port Louis: Street Food Tour

1. Port Louis: Street Food Tour

Discover the sights and tastes of Port Louis through a guided street food tour. Let your guide lead you through the bustling streets to some of the authentic food stops of the capital.  Starting at the Caudan Waterfront, head into the heart of the city by foot to explore its hidden corners and local food stops. From Indo-Mauritian "faratas" (fried dough bread) served with Creole "rougaille" (a rich tomato-based dish), to Sino-Mauritian "boulettes" (dumplings) and Franco-Mauritian pastries, discover the Mauritian cultures by tasting their local delicacies. Indulge in approximately eight sensational tastings.  Along the way, explore the real Port Louis: the old buildings and the stories they have to tell, the Company Gardens with their majestic hanging Banyan trees, the busy market full of colours, voices and flavours, and China Town and its will to preserve its culture. Join this three-hour walking food tour and satisfy your appetite for food, history and culture.

Île aux Bénitiers: Swim with the Dolphins & BBQ Lunch

2. Île aux Bénitiers: Swim with the Dolphins & BBQ Lunch

Begin the excursion with pickup at the hotel at 6:00 AM or 7:00 AM depending on where you are on the island. Then head out on an adventure for your encounter with dolphins in their natural environment. Watch dolphins swimming around the speedboat and join them in the water for a swim. Afterwards, spend some time snorkeling along a coral reef with the beautiful colors of the tropical fish. Continue your excursion with a visit to Benitiers Island, where you will enjoy a BBQ meal. The driver will return at your hotel safely after the excursion.

Mauritius: Port Louis Street Food Walking Tour

3. 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.

Grand Baie: 4-Hour Sunset and Dinner Cruise

4. Grand Baie: 4-Hour Sunset and Dinner Cruise

Sail off at a leisurely pace into Grand Baie’s spectacular sunset aboard a luxurious catamaran while you sit back and relax with a refreshing cocktail. Meet your cruise captain at 4:45 PM for a pre-departure briefing. At 5:00 PM  set sail and pass Fort Malarctic, Cap Malheureux, and other important historical sites on your way towards Coin de Mire for views of its spectacular sea cliffs.  While cruising, have the chance to see large pods of dolphins, take photographs, eat tasty tropical snacks, or spend your time socializing with your travel companions. Enjoy complimentary beverages served throughout the duration of the cruise and dance to the tasteful music played from a top-of-the-line stereo system. ​Soon after sunset, at about 7:00 PM, head back to Grand Baie, where the skipper will anchor the catamaran in a quiet cove and begin the dinner preparations while festivities get under way.   ​

Grand Baie: Guided Walking Food Tour

5. Grand Baie: Guided Walking Food Tour

Uncover and experience the real Grand Baie; a charming and authentic village full of history and delicious Mauritian food and drinks. Whilst here you will discover that few locals even know about the history of this coastal town. Grand Baie was once a wild coast where escaped slaves would hide and live off the land and sea. It later became a port of commerce for French landowners, and eventually the landing site for the English invasion. Explore the back streets of Grand Baie and experience the local life. You can discover some of the locals' favorite restaurants and food spots, and at each food spot taste a variety of local dishes. You can try the typical Mauritian rougaille, as well as tasty Creole curries and a pizza with a Mauritian twist. Towards the end of the tour you will even be treated to a fruity surprise for dessert. As you taste the delicious dishes and sip on refreshing local drinks, your guides will chat with you as you get to know one another.

Chamarel: 7-Colored Earth Geopark Entrance Ticket with Lunch

6. Chamarel: 7-Colored Earth Geopark Entrance Ticket with Lunch

Combine two Chamarel classics in this single experience. See the 7-Colored Earth Geopark and admire Mauritius's tallest waterfall, then sample delicious creole cuisine at Le Chamarel Restaurant. On that road trip, stop by Le Chamarel Restaurant to taste the 12 flavours of authentic cuisine that will take you on a culinary voyage, reflecting the origins of the multiple ethnicities present in Mauritius. At the same time, visit the iconic Chamarel 7 Coloured Earth Geopark, where you will stop by the Chamarel Waterfalls - the highest in Mauritius. You can opt to do either activity in the order of your choice but keep in mind that lunch is served at Le Chamarel Restaurant as from 11.30 am to 2.30pm. This activity can be done all year round and any day of the week depending on availability. This activity needs to be done by a mode of transportation as there is approximately 5-10mins from the 7 Coloured Earth to the Le Chamarel Restaurant.

Port Louis: Private Guided Sightseeing Tour

7. 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: China Town Guided Food Tour

8. 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.

Mahebourg Village Food Tour

9. Mahebourg Village Food Tour

Located in the south-east of Mauritius, Mahebourg is one of the oldest villages of the island dating back to the early Dutch and French periods. Mahebourg has preserved a lot of its authenticity and charm; with its colorful Creole homes, friendly faces in the streets, and tasty dishes. During the Mahebourg Village Food Tour, you will stop at various cozy restaurants and street food vendors to eat some local Mauritian food. As you wander through the village, you will learn about the history of the region and discover what makes Mahebourg so authentic. You may also get the chance to jump aboard a pirogue, a local boat, for a short ride on the La Chaux River.

Port Louis: Ultimate Street Food Tour with Pickup

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Mauritius

I would recommend this tour to anyone coming to Mauritius. Our tour guide Adrian was outstanding and very knowledgeable. The food that we sampled was both tasty and filling... from sweet to savory to thirst quenching, every tasting was thoroughly enjoyed. There is a lot of walking involved so wear comfortable walking shoes . I will definitely do this one again.

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!

We had Rudi as our guide. After we were delayed by 45min due to a car accident, we contacted Rudi and he picked us up. Super friendly guide with lots of information about the city.

we take a food tour everywhere we go to know the history, colture and places to go in the specific place. this food tour was perfect.

Wonderful tour through Port Louis with a balance between Mauritian history and food!