Welcome to Pamplemousses


Pamplemousses itself was named for the grapefruit-like citrus trees that the Dutch introduced to Mauritius from Java. The town is typically Mauritian in a quiet, untouristy and slightly decaying kind of way, and feels a million miles from Grand Baie or Trou aux Biches.


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$127.96 Private & Custom Tours

Mauritius Private North Day Tour: Botanical Garden - Sugar Museum - Rum Tasting - Port Louis

Discover the North of Mauritius with a private 8-hour excursion. The driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the various sights and attractions below. You will get to explore it at your own pace while the driver waits for you.In the historical village of Pamplemousses, you will visit the famous Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, where you will get to see the giant waterlilies and 85 varieties of palm trees from around the world. You will also discover the various spices and medicinal plants and learn about the various endemic and imported plants in the garden.In the same village, you will visit L’Aventure du Sucre, the informative museum set in an old sugar factory. There, you will not only discover the history of sugar but also that of Mauritius, the slave trade and rum. You will leave with a new appreciation of the island and its people and get to sample the different varieties of sugar and delicious local rums.Discover the Château de Labourdonnais, a beautifully restored colonial mansion built in 1859 and visit their enchanting tropical garden. The tour includes a visit of the château, a walk through the orchard and the bird garden, a viewing of the giant tortoises, as well as a guided tour of their rum distillery on the estate, and free rum tasting at bar. Note: Bring mosquito sprays. Due to the age and value of certain objects found inside the house, flash-photography is not allowed inside the chateau as this could lead to damage.A tour of the North isn’t complete without a visit to Port-Louis, the capital of Mauritius. The city is a blend of the old and the new. On one side you have the hustle and bustle of the city’s historical market (bazaar), built in 1828, where you can bargain for different spices and souvenirs and sample Mauritian street food. And on the other side you have the modern Caudan Waterfront, where there visitors can shop at brand name stores and eat at various restaurants. You can leisurely visit the areas of Port-Louis that interest you such as the Jummah Mosque, Blue Penny Museum, Aapravasi Ghat (UNESCO heritage site), and the smaller streets. For great views, your driver will take you for a stop at the Citadel and you will also get to see the Champs de Mars racecourse on the way.

$185.32 Day Trips & Excursions

Hire a Car for a Day with Driver

We know you want your stay on our island to be unique in every way. This is why it is our genuine commitment to fulfill your holiday desires. Hire a car with driver for one day, duration 8 hours and designed your own trip for the day with the experience of our driver. Whether it is to discover the lush inland parts of Mauritius and take in some majestic scenery in the South, South-West or Explore the rich and diverse cultural heritage of the island, from the 18th century Botanical Gardens in Pamplemousses in the North. This is your chance to learn about the fantastic mosaic of cultures and traditions that make Mauritius unique in its own way. There are only a few places in the world where you will come across such a confluence of major religions and cultures coexisting harmoniously, all within touching distance from each other.

$88.35 Day Trips & Excursions

SOUTH TOUR INCLUDING CASELA SAFARI

Discover the beautiful south of Mauritius, one of the most beautiful areas of Mauritius. This tour offers you to discover and explore the beautiful south of Mauritius, and visit several of the main sights and places of interest of the Southern region of Mauritius. This is a Private Tour, only for you to go in a private vehicle (exclude  pick up and drop off from anywhere in Mauritius)! As part of this tour you will visit many interesting and exciting sights in one day: Pamplemousses Botanical GardenPort Louis capitalTrou aux CerfsGrand Bassin (the sacred lake and Hindu temple)Mangal Mahadev – Shiva StatueBlack River Gorges National Park Le Morne View PointCasela Safari DriveOption - Restaurant in Pamplemousses Garden Transport Family Car up to 4 passengers  80 Euros for a Full DayTransport Minivan  up to 5 passengers     110 Euros for a Full Day

$38.87 Private & Custom Tours

Full Day-North Tour (Drive Less,More Visits)

Sample Itinerary: 8am (Pickup at your Hotel)Port Louis: Visit Citadel an ancient fort build at the time by the British built 240 ft. above sea level for guarding the Harbour against enemy attacks and fires that broke in the city. you will discover the capital of Mauritius in 360 degrees’ view from above.The Domaine de Labourdonnais, a privately owned Estate, was founded in 1774.This magnificent authentic Estate of 540 hectares is surrounded by spectacular green sugar cane fields and tropical fruits. You will be able to taste our local juice made from local fruits and their agricultural Rhum made from the first press of Sugar Cane juice. You can discover a wide range of products such as the Classic & Fusion ranges. Visit the Sugar World: The setting for this gem of a museum is an old factory, itself evoking bygone days and a symbol of all that sugar represents. It lies within the beautiful Beau Plan Sugar Estate in the north of Mauritius. The visit includes a free tasting of more than 30 products at Le Village Boutique including 12 unrefined brown sugars, rums of the New Grove House, jams and honey. The Pamplemousses garden:  The Garden covers an area of 33 Hectares. It is managed by a Trust known as the SSR Botanic Garden Trust enacted in May 1999. The main objectives of the SSR Botanic Garden Trust are conservation, education, recreation, culture and history.It is one of the oldest Botanic Garden of the southern hemisphere.The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanic Garden dates back to the French period. In 1736, the French governor, Mahé de Labourdonnais, chose to set up his domain around the present Main Gate at Pamplemousses. In 1767 of the French Intendent, Pierre Poivre introduced vegetables, fruits and flowers from all over the world. End your journey by discovering the gunners coin: Discover the gunners coin and the Red Roof Chapel located in the north of Mauritius, where the British first landed before laying claim to the island in 1810.