Mauritius North Tour (Private Sightseeing)
During this popular Mauritius north tour, you will be able to experience the picturesque scenery of the north of Mauritius and visit some of the main sights of the country. It is a private guided sightseeing tour, which means that a private vehicle will be provided, as well as pick-up and drop-off at any location in Mauritius. Choose your pick-up time in the morning. If you wish, you can customize the places you visit on the North Tour according to your own preferences. The North of Mauritius is renowned for the SSR botanical gardens, the famous Caudan waterfront in Port Louis, the island’s capital city, and a fun and educational tour of a sugar estate, among many other attractions.
The North Island tour of Mauritius is extremely popular. In order to ensure your reservation, please make your reservation as far in advance as possible.
- Tour duration: 7 hours
- Language: This tour is offered in English & French
- Child seat: Upon request & Free*
- Pick-up time: Start anytime between 8.30 am and 10 am
- Payment methods: Cash payment to the driver or Pay-online via Paypal
- Vehicle options: Large Cars, Minibuses (3 sizes), Coaster-Buses, VIP Cars & SUVs
- Bad weather: Re-schedule, or receive a refund if you paid online in advance
Itinerary: Mauritius North Tour (7hrs)
Places you will discover in this private North Tour are:
- Pick up from any hotel/residence in the morning
- Visit the Caudan Waterfront
- Citadel Fort, China Town & Port Louis Bazaar (Central Market)
- SSR Botanical Garden
- Grand Bay Village & Beach
- Red Church of Cap Malheureux
- L’Aventure du Sucre Sugar Museum (Sugar Factory Visit)
- Chateau de Labourdonnais
- Drop-off at your hotel/residence
CHOOSE YOUR COMFORT
What is the price for a private sightseeing North Tour in Mauritius:
STANDARD CAR (1-4 pax)
EUR 78 (MUR 3500) for a group of 1-4 pax
Models we use: HYUNDAI Elantra & Creta / TOYOTA Fielder, Axio & Corolla / NISSAN Sentra / KIA Cerato / MITSUBISHI Lancer EX & similar models.
FAMILY MINIVAN (5-7 pax)
EUR 102 (MUR 4600) for a group of 5-7 pax
Models we use: HYUNDAI H1 Standard & similar models.
STANDARD MINIVAN (8-10 pax)
EUR 118 (MUR 5200) for a group of 8-10 pax
Models we use: NISSAN Urvan / TOYOTA Hiace Standard & similar models.
EXECUTIVE MINIVAN (11-14 pax)
EUR 133 (MUR 6000) for a group of 11-14 pax
Models we use: TOYOTA Hiace / NISSAN Urvan Executive & similar models.
COASTER/LARGE BUSES (15-22 pax)
EUR 167 (MUR 7500) for a group of 15-22 pax
Models we use: TOYOTA & NISSAN 25-30 seater buses & similar models.
SUV (1-4 pax)
EUR 144 (MUR 6500) for a group of 1-4 pax
Models we use: KIA Sorento, Sportage / Hyundai Tucson, Nissan Qashqai & similar models.
Places you will visit:
Besides its exotic beaches and blue lagoons, Mauritius is also known as a shopping paradise, which includes a wide range of luxury brands. The Caudan Waterfront in Port Louis offers you and your family a unique experience of shopping and entertainment. At Le Caudan Waterfront, you’ll find a number of shops, cafes, restaurants, a movie theater, casinos, an art market, and various other activities to entertain you throughout your stay. With a variety of exciting activities and shopping centers, this is the ultimate shopping destination and entertainment spot in Mauritius. Here you can find exotic memories and a variety of beautiful items to take home with you.
CITADEL FORT ( Fort Adelaide)
The Citadel Fort is a fort that sits on the top of Petite Montagne hill in the northern part of the island. The Fort is located at a height of 100 meters above sea level. As a remnant of the colonial era, this fort offers a stunning and breathtaking view of the city of Port Louis and was known in colonial times as Adelaide Fort. This citadel was built by Colonel Cunningham in the 19th century when he was tasked with protecting the British army from advancing enemy forces. Citadel Fort is one of the most picturesque places to capture memories of history.
CHINA TOWN & PORT LOUIS CENTRAL MARKET
Mauritius’ capital, Port Louis, is home to the Central Market which is located in an area that is known for its number of different local markets and government offices. It is located in a prime location in the center of the city, just steps from the harbor, the central bank, and the National Assembly. The streets in the city are paved with stone walls that date back to the Victorian era, some of which were built in 1839. As a result of the growing number of customers, builders added several stalls as well as a covered food court to accommodate them.
In Port Louis, there is a popular area called Chinese Town that stretches for about 500 meters along with a well-known street named Rue Royale. It is regarded as one of the most valuable cultural heritages of Mauritius. Chinese cuisine is one of the most famous things about this area, as it offers a wide variety of delicious street food. Mauritians often enjoy dishes that are a specialty of Chinese culture such as fried noodles, dumplings, chop suey, and Pekin ducks.
MAURITIUS NATIONAL BOTANICAL GARDEN
Located in Port Louis, the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden (SSR Botanical Garden) is the largest Botanical Garden in Mauritius. A variety of tropical plants can be found in the SSR Botanical Garden of Mauritius, including many indigenous species. The Botanical Garden of Mauritius was first established nearly 300 years ago as a private garden by the French governor of Mauritius. It has since become a national botanical garden.
CAP MALHEUREUX RED CHURCH
Among the most famous churches in Mauritius is the Notre Dame Auxiliary Chapel. This is a Roman Catholic church with a bright red roof set against a turquoise blue sea and blue sky. In the small fishing village of Cap Malheureux, ten minutes from Grand Bay is the red-roofed church. Due to the numerous ships that have been wrecked there in the past, it translates to “Unfortunate/Unhappy Cape”. Notre Dame Auxiliary Chapel is known for its red roofs, which attract many viewers and make for a gorgeous backdrop for a decent photo. Built in 1938, this chapel was dedicated to the Virgin Mary. It offers stunning views of the five northern islands, including Gunner’s Quoin (Coin de Mire) and the northernmost point of Mauritius.
L’AVENTURE DU SUCRE – SUGAR MUSEUM
The former Beau Plan sugar factory was founded in 1797 but stopped working in 1999 and was later converted into a museum. Throughout Mauritius’ history and identity, sugar has played a pivotal role and has had a considerable impact. During a visit to the museum, visitors learn about the deep connection between sugar and Mauritius through a tour of the exhibits. The tour ends with a tasting of sugar and rum.
The Village Shop carries handcrafted souvenirs and artifacts for sale. Le Fangourin Restaurant offers a menu with local flavors that are inspired by the sweet taste of sugar.
CHATEAU DE LABOURDONNAIS
The Château de Labourdonnais was constructed between 1856 and 1859 and it is surrounded by an area of beautiful orchards that add to the beauty of the property. In 2006, this colonial architecture was restored to its original glory. In modern times, the Château de Labourdonnais has become one of the most significant cultural attractions in Mauritius. It is a valuable part of the national heritage of the country.
In Mauritius, visitors can immerse themselves in the island’s rich history, nature, cuisine, and savoir-faire, which makes for an unforgettable experience for you and your family.
Related article: Places to visit in the North of Mauritius
A little bit about us
Established in 1977 in Quatre-Bornes, Taxi Service Mauritius is the first taxi-hailing company in Mauritius that dispatches vehicles to pick up guests on-demand throughout the island. We are most familiar with the North Tour of Mauritius, and it is a popular excursion. We also learned how to provide friendly service to tourists visiting the island. Our online platform and taxi app serve visitors from across the globe, providing a reliable, easy-to-use booking and payment option for transportation. Thanks to our friendly, dedicated & fantastic staff, we have built a very positive 5-Star reputation on our TripAdvisor & Trustpilot profiles in the last few years. In contrast to the competition, we believe that every transfer requires planning and briefing. Based on your special requests, we will send the right driver to you and not just one who roams around your pick-up location. Taxi Service Mauritius ensures a high level of service by planning trips in advance and notifying customers of the driver’s details a day before the trip. Also, that is why we recommend booking at least one day in advance. Basically, we offer excellent tours at a reasonable price (usually 30%-50% less expensive than individual hotel taxis) in Mauritius.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Are the prices per vehicle or per person?
Transportation prices shown on our website are always per vehicle (not per person). The price you see is the price you pay to your driver after the tour is completed. No hidden fees. Your driver will be aware of the pre-arranged price.
How do I pay for my tour?
(1) Cash payment can be made to the driver in MUR, EUR or USD or (2) Pay-Online in EUR prior to the tour. The payment link can be found in your booking voucher (near the tour amount).
If I need a tour within the next 12 hours, can I book it online?
If you require a tour within the next 12 hours, we highly recommend you to speak to someone at Taxi Service Mauritius either by Phone/Email/Chat or WhatsApp. Do not book it online. Note that we cannot confirm bookings out of office hours.
Will I have to share the vehicle with others who are not in my party?
We only do private tours. When you reserve a vehicle via our company, no matter whether it is a 3 passenger car, 8 passenger minivan or 20 passenger minibus, the vehicle is exclusively yours for the whole journey.
Where will the driver meet me?
Your driver will wait for you at your hotel reception on-time. If you are staying in an apartment of villa, please provide a contact number so that the driver can give you a call when he reach your accommodation.
What if do not find the driver?
In rare cases, customers may take some minutes to locate their driver. Our customers receive their driver’s contact details by email one day before the tour. Customers call liaise with the driver directly or simply our office or hotline so that our personnel can assist you & liaise with the driver.
Are the vehicles fully licensed and insured?
All supplied vehicles are fully licensed by the local authorities and carry an up to date Public service transport license. Be careful of bogus airport transfer advertisers as there are a number openly operating in Mauritius without licenses and liability insurance.
Can i order a baby seat or booster seat?
You can order child seats and booster seats on the online booking form. The first child seat is free of charge. Any additional child seat requested will be charged at EUR10 per day. You can also bring your own baby/toddler seat if you would like to do so.
This private North Tour of Mauritius includes:
- Provides pick up and drop off at any place of accommodation in Mauritius.
- All the sights mentioned above can be visited in one day.
- A friendly English/French-speaking driver who can show you around and answer any questions you may have.
This private North Tour of Mauritius does not include:
- The total cost of entry tickets to places such as the Botanical Garden, Sugar Museum, and Château Labourdonnais is about MUR800 per adult. We can provide more information upon request.
- The package does not include lunch – you can request a stop at a restaurant of your choice or your driver/guide can suggest a restaurant based on your likes and dislikes. In either case, you will have the final say.
Terms & Conditions
- You can cancel the tour at no cost (get a full refund) if you cancel at least 12 hours in advance.
- There are two options for payment: (1) Cash in MUR, EUR or USD or (2) Pay-Online in EUR before the tour. A link to the payment will be included in the booking confirmation voucher you receive by email.
- Seats for children and toddlers: The first child seat ordered is free of charge. Additional child seats cost EUR 10 each.
- If you require a drop-off at the airport after the sightseeing tour, please contact us