Cultural Tour of Mauritius
More like a cultural retreat than an excursion, this tour will take you on an inspiring journey to visit the architectural prowess of some temples, churches, pagodas, and mosques around Mauritius. Tokens of the island’s cultural diversity, these sacred sanctuaries embody the different cultural ethnic groups and the diversity of traditions and customs which makes Mauritius the longest-living democracy in Africa.
Mauritius is known to be a paradisiacal island where communities live in harmony, respecting each others’ beliefs and practices. In most temples, you will be asked to remove your shoes and to be dressed appropriately. Some believe that one should not eat meat prior to entering a temple. Hence, in respect of local traditions, your guide will be more than happy to show you where to taste local vegetarian dishes such as the famous and flavourful “dholl puri”!
A cultural retreat that will take you on an inspiring journey to visit the architectural prowess of some temples, churches, pagodas, and mosques around Mauritius. Tokens of the island’s cultural diversity, these sacred sanctuaries embody the different cultural ethnic groups and the diversity of traditions and customs which makes Mauritius the longest-living democracy in Africa.
- Price description and maximum participants:
Half Day Tour (5 hours, maximum 15 persons)
1-3 persons, 68 EUR
4-10 persons, 110 EUR
11-15 persons, 195 EUR
Full Day Tour (8 hours, maximum 15 persons)
1-3 persons, 95 EUR
4-10 persons, 170 EUR
11-15 persons, 215 EUR
- Included in the price:
Guided cultural tour to:
- Marie Reine de la Paix - A modern open church on the side of Signal Mountain, overlooking the capital city of Port-Louis. A series of steps lead to a shrine of Mary holding a world globe.
- Cathedral St Louis church - Dating back from the 1900’s and located in Port Louis, it is the oldest church in Mauritius and the final works of the Governor Sir Robert Farquhar. Nowadays, this church is also the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Mauritius.
- The Tien Tan Chinese Pagoda- Set at the foot of Signal Mountain in Port-Louis, this pagoda flaunts a beautiful architecture along with a welcoming and well maintained garden. Dating back to the 60/70s, this pagoda offers a quiet sanctuary to the chinese community.
- The Kailasson Temple- Built in 1854, it is the oldest Tamil temple in Mauritius and is a major place of worship for the Tamil community. This heritage-listed site is well known for its architecture which reflects the organs of the human body.
- The Jummah Masjid Mosque - Dating from the mid-1800’s, this mosque with its majestic edifice and its incredible sculptures cannot go unnoticed. Located in the heart of Port-Louis, it provides a quiet retreat from the bustle of the city.
- Opening days for activity:
- Start time, end time and duration:
Half Day Tour starts at 09.00am, ends 02.00pm. Approx 5 hours.
Full Day Tour starts at 9.00am, ends 05.00pm. Approx 8 hours.
- Location and/or meeting point/finishing point:
Pick up and drop off at your accommodation.
- To bring:
Sunscreen, sunhat, umbrella, water and camera.
- Minimum age and/or requirements for kids:
All ages are welcome.
- Transport to location:
Vehicle with driver guide included.
- Reservation policy:
Booking 24 hours in advance.
If cancelled within 48 hours or less prior to the trip no refund. If the trip falls on a weekend, the deadline is 72 hours prior.
If cancelled more than 48 hours prior (72 hours on weekends) to the trip the full amount paid will be refunded.