Excursions / Exotic North

The north, a glimpse of the cultural heritage of Mauritius

FULL DAY *** INCLUDED • Transfer • Guide • Lunch • Entrance Fees

This trip goes through Cap-Malheureux, a small village in the island’s far north, dominated by an attractive red roofed Church and offering a splendid view over Gunner’s Quoin and the northern islands. A drive through Grand-Bay leads to Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens – a haven for some 500 rare exotic plants – with giant water lilies, the Talipot Palm – flowering once every 60 years and various spices.

Enjoy a traditional lunch at l’Aventure du Sucre, situated on an authentic Sugar Factory which explores the history of sugarcane on the island. The trip continues to the Blue Penny Museum – which displays the famous Post Office stamps of 1847. The local Port-Louis market is a must for a glimpse of a colourful cross-section of Mauritian life.

Don't Forget

• Passport
• Mosquito repellent

Highlights

The Samadhi, funeral shrine of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, is found at Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens. Throughout the trip, you will experience Mauritian culture in various ways. And don’t forget to buy gifts and local products at L’Aventure du Sucre and at Caudan Waterfront.

Did You Know?

The Blue Penny Museum collection consists of the famous Blue penny and Red penny stamps with ‘Post Office’ printed on them.