This action-packed day will take you from the peaceful lagoons of the North of Mauritius to the busting capital of Port Louis.
Start your day with a truly one-in-a-lifetime experience: Snorkeling with giant turtles in the Indian Ocean. Board a boat from the northwest coast of the island, and use our complimentary snorkeling gear while swimming with these magnificent creatures.
Spend the afternoon in the vibrant capital of Port Louis. You’ll have the chance to visit the Odyseo Aquarium, with over 200 species of aquatic marine life native to the Indian Ocean. Better yet, you can learn about conservation efforts designed to preserve marine life in the Indian Ocean, including the sea turtles from the morning’s snorkeling!
Continue your adventure in Port Louis by visiting the famous Caudan Waterfront and Central Market, as well as taking in the breathtaking views from atop the Citadelle (Fort Adelaide).
Note: Typically the swimming with wild turtles portion of the tour is done first, however this may change depending on the tides.
Snorkeling with Giant Turtles, The Odyseo Aquarium, Tea Factory & Port Louis
Snorkeling with Giant Turtles
Start the day with one of the most unique experiences in Mauritius: snorkeling with wild, giant turtles! You will board a boat on the northwest coast of the island and have the opportunity to snorkel with turtles in their natural environment. These Giant Green Sea Turtles can reach up to 1.2m in length and weigh up to 200kg. Apart from the turtles, you can see a variety of marine life, including different varieties of tropical fish and coral. Snorkeling gear is included!
Continue the adventure at the Odysseo Aquarium: the largest oceanarium in the Mascarene Archipelago, and the first of its kind in Mauritius! The oceanarium showcases 45 habitats of different sizes and shapes, and over 200 species of aquatic marine life that inhabit the Indian Ocean. Guests will be able to learn about conservation efforts designed to preserve marine life in the Indian Ocean, including the giant sea turtles from the morning’s snorkeling.
Kuan Fu Tea Factory
While in Port Louis, you'll have the chance to learn about the tea-making process and the history of tea in Mauritius at the Kuan Fu Tea Factoru. You’ll also have the chance to sample some teas.
Continue exploring Port Louis by visiting the famous Caudan Waterfront. Full of shops, restaurants, an arts centre, a casino and more, Caudan is the ultimate place to take in the stunning views of Port Louis’ harbour, or enjoy a Phoenix beer on a patio.
The Port Louis Market (Central Market)
The Port Louis Market (Central Market) is an authentic Mauritian market located in downtown Port Louis. With an array of fruits, vegetables, spices, clothing, souvenirs, and much more for sale, guests can shop, or just take in the sights and sounds of the bustling market. Don’t forget to bargain if you decide to shop!
La Citadelle (Fort Adelaide)
Enjoy a panoramic view of Port Louis from atop Fort Adelaide. Built by the British in the 1830s, Fort Adelaide is the perfect place to enjoy a 360 degree view of Port Louis, so make sure you bring your camera!