Historic Attractions in Mauritius

Starting From €90

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Type: Choice of Sharing or Private
Featured Stops: 6, Maison Eureka, Aapravasi Ghat, Citadel, Postal Museum, Port Louis Market, Caudan Waterfront

Free Cancellation

Duration From 6 to 8 hours

Place South West Mauritius

Language: English, French, German, Italy

  • Entrance Fees Included
  • Guided Tour
  • Meal Included
  • Hotel Pick Up

Highlights

  • Explore the charm of Maison Eureka with a guided colonial house tour, lush garden strolls, 4 serene waterfall ambiance, immersive history at the museum, and optional Mauritian lunch at Eureka House Restaurant.
  • Embark on guided explorations at the Beekrumsing Ramlallah Interpretation Centre and the Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site. Listen to engaging and historical stories about the site, uncover the secrets of historical construction methods, try your hand at Pottery Making,
  • Discover the fascinating Citadel Fort, also known as Fort Adelaide, in Port Louis. Wander beside the well-preserved basalt rock walls and explore the remnants of ancient cannons, unfolding a journey through history just for you.
  • Uncover Mauritius’ postal history at the Postal Museum, exploring vintage artifacts, stamps, and intriguing tales of communication evolution.
  • Step into the vibrant Port Louis Central Market, pass by lively stalls, visit the colorful fruit and veg section, explore the famous Craft Market, and savor diverse street foods to satisfy your appetite…for sure.
  • Stop by and shop in the famous Le Caudan Waterfront which hosts 170 international outlets.
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itinerary

 

Maison Eureka 

Your trip starts with the historic Maison Eureka, where you will learn about the Eureka house history made up of wooden construction and shaded verandah. A guided tour invites you to explore the nooks and crannies of this timeless abode, filled with music, art, and antique wonders. As you traverse extensive grounds, relish the embrace of diverse Mauritian plant life, stumble upon the four eureka waterfalls hidden in the lush greenery, and meander through an English-style garden, all catered to nature enthusiasts seeking serenity.

You will see and marvel at the lively aquatic world within the river where you are sure to encounter scampi, tilapias, carp, and eels. It is one of the exciting yet thrilling  attractions in Mauritius. Spot Bois colophane Bâtard, Bois pipe endemic plants and indigenous plants like ougères Adiantum Hispidulum. Finally, you can enjoy the natural beauty of Eureka house with a peaceful ambiance and mesmerizing environment.

 

Aapravasi Ghat

Next in our list of historic attractions in Mauritius is the Aapravasi Ghat. Here, our expert guide will take you to the Aapravasi Ghat where you will step back in time and explore the Aapravasi Ghat history and its surroundings, gaining insights into the laborers’ living conditions.

Capture the  beautiful views of one of the finest attractions in Mauritius with your camera and absorb an overview of the World UNESCO heritage at the Visitor Center. Learn about the site’s importance by attending storytelling sessions for kids and adults. You will discover what construction techniques were used to create houses and potteries at early ages here.

 

Citadel  

Next, you will visit and delve into the rich history of Citadel Fort. Constructed between 1830 and 1840, this was an honorary fortress for King William IV’s wife which unfolds a tale of Citadel History. As you see the wall of basalt rocks and encounter remnants like cannons that echo the fort’s architectural marvels, you will get a glimpse of its construction and marvel at its advancement in the architectural concept.

You will also see the beautiful panoramic views of Port Louis which is also a famous spot in several attractions in Mauritius, with China Town, Champ de Mars, and mountains unfolding in splendor from every perspective. Talk and mingle with locals who visit this spot frequently for breaks, and jogs, and to watch the scenic sunsets and sunrises.

 

Postal Museum

This trip is towards the Postal Museum in Mauritius, housed in a charming 19th-century rock building on the Port Louis Waterfront. It is considered a national history museum for the natives. As you reach there, explore rooms filled with relics from the history of postal services, dating back to 1772 when the first post office opened during Mauritius’ French colonial era. See the 19th-century post boxes, vintage furniture, counters, scales, and uniforms.

You will then see the map showing the island’s railway track, reliving a time when trains delivered letters across the country. Discover unique stamps, including the renowned blue and red two-pence and one-penny stamps featuring Queen Victoria’s face all in the Postal Museum in Mauritius.

 

Port Louis Market

This next trip is an exciting adventure as you head to the lively Port Louis market. Delight in the diverse array of shops, offering everything from garments, spices, and jewelry to watches, shoes, and crafts. Known as the Bazar Port Louis, this bustling central market Port Louis is a shopping haven with various sections catering to your every need.

Explore the craft market, where you’ll find souvenirs and handicrafts at reasonable prices, perfect for creating lasting memories of your visit. Enjoy your local shopping experience, and discover locally manufactured artifacts. Along the way, treat your taste buds to delectable delights like dhal puri, alouda, samosas, bajas, and gato piment to ensure you are energized for your next journey.

 

Caudan Waterfront

It’s undoubtedly a shopping extravaganza and also centre of attractions in Mauritius.  At Le Caudan Waterfront, here are over 170 outlets that await your exploration. This shopping paradise invites you to a diverse and globally renowned shopping experience. Unleash your fashionista spirit by exploring the latest trends from local designers and international brands, offering chic and casual ready-to-wear items.

The trendy accessories in Caudan Waterfront shops sure elevate your style. Preserve your beauty with must-have cosmetics offered by the world’s famous outlets. You can also shop for tech gadgets and exquisite gifts, all conveniently located in a one-stop shopping heaven at the Port Louis waterfront, which is among the trending attractions in Mauritius all over the world. The trip concludes here and our driver will take you back to your hotel.

What’s included

  • Guided tour
  • Entrance fee and tax
  • Transportation
  • Lunch

 

Meeting point

 The pickup and drop-off will be from your hotel/villa/resort is included in the tour.

 

Cancellation Policy 

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

Booking Fee 

Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this tour suitable for all couples?

Yes, this tour is perfect for couples of all ages, whether on a honeymoon or just seeking a romantic getaway.

What should we bring?

Comfortable shoes, a camera, sunscreen, and a hat are recommended for your comfort and enjoyment.

How long will we spend at each stop?

Each stop is thoughtfully timed to offer a fulfilling experience, typically lasting around 1 to 1.5 hours.

Are there any age restrictions for this tour?

The tour is primarily designed for adults. For specific age-related queries, feel free to contact us.

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