This tour has been designed for you to travel to an old Mauritius! Your trip begins at one of our most famous museums- The Eureka Colonial House, Moka.
The Eureka House is an elegant Creole residence of the19th century, originally owned by British and French aristocrats. The house is well- known to be one of the largest colonial houses on the island, with its 109 doors and windows.Take a walk in the house to contemplate the antiques and photos of the colonial era. You will also have time to walk in its magnificent garden surrounded by the waterfalls of the Moka River. In the garden you may find a large variety of natural Mauritian plants, including mango trees and palms, a waterfall, an English-style garden as well as some rare endemic plants. Youmay wish to see the preparation of Mauritian food in the old way. After your time travel, you may have lunch in the Eureka House Restaurant, which specializes in the traditional Mauritian cuisine. Make sure you visit its souvenir shop before leaving for Port-Louis! Your driver will drive through the old and busy streets of Port-Louis, by the Government House and through the China Town to see our Sino-Mauritian dispora. Next we will bring you to a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site, remains of an Immigration Depot built in 1849, is located in Port-Louis, the capital of Mauritius, where the modern indentured labour diaspora began. The first site chosen by the British Government in 1834 for the great experiment in the use of indentured rather than slave Labour, is strongly associated with memories of almost half a million indentured labourers moving from India to Mauritius to work on sugarcane plantations or to be transshipped to other parts of the World.” Take a moment to walk around the museum to read about history and see the various interesting objects from the old lifestyle of different ethnicities of Mauritius. Our next stop will be at the oldest botanical garden of the southern hemisphere, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, Pamplemousses. The botanical garden was built by Pierre Poivre, a French horticulturist and botanist, in 1735 during the French colonisation of Mauritius. Take your time to walk around to explore the relics of the Mauritian history, the different plants brought from all over the world and plants put in soil by various leaders of the world. Enjoy your day!
After the purchase of your tour, you will receive the following details by E-mail and/or WhatsApp: The time planning for your journey, the name + contact of your driver and your vehicle’s details.
Operating DaysAll Days
Duration8.00-16.00 (8 hours)
IncludedPrivate full-day (8 hours) chauffeur driven car with fuel and mileage includedAccess to: Aapravasi Ghat
Not IncludedAccess to: Eureka House and Botanical GardenLunch
CommentsYou can buy your lunch and access tickets from us so that we can perform your booking in advance (We do not charge for booking fees)