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Operating Days Weekdays Only
Duration 8 hrs
Activity Time 09:00 - 17:00
Transportation Included in price
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Shopping Tour in Mauritius – Mauritius Private Shopping Tour

Full Day of shopping in Mauritius - Shop Till You Drop!

As part of this tour you will visit the best places to go shopping in Mauritius and to enjoy the best shopping experience Mauritius has to offer.

You will get to visit the main shopping centers, local handcrafts shops, markets and shopping streets in Mauritius.

This is a Private Tour, only for you to go in a private vehicle (including pick up and drop off from anywhere in Mauritius)!

The shopping Tour includes visits to:

  • The Mauritius Glass Gallery
  • The city of Poncini Jewelry (the Pioneer in Jewelry and Watches in Mauritius)
  • The town of Port Louis (Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis Market and Port Louis Center)
  • The town of Historic Marine Boat factory
  • Goodlands village or Grand Bay center

The full day shopping tour also includes:

  • Pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation anywhere in Mauritius
  • Full transportation to all the shopping centers and shops
  • A personal dri ver guide to take you to all the main shopping locations according to your preferences

The focus of the shopping tour is for you to enjoy the great shopping opportunities Mauritius has to offer as a shopping paradise. Whether it is textile, jewelry, handcrafts, or many other desired shopping items, you will probably find what you are looking for and for very attractive prices.

All along, you will travel in maximum convenience in an air-conditioned family car / minivan (for bigger groups), with an experienced driver/guide to show you around.

About Shopping in Mauritius

Mauritius has a reputation of a shopping paradise. Mauritius has become known worldwide as a manufacture of quality textile, unique designed jewelry, diamonds and wide range of hand crafts such as: artificial flowers, model boats, wooden art and many more.

The shopping in Mauritius offers you to enjoy very high value-for-money on your shopping, and turn the shopping into an interesting and enjoyable experience.


The Mauritius Shopping Tour – Tour Itinerary

The Mauritius Glass Gallery (Pont Fer Phoenix)

Visit to: Glass workshop, Glass museum and Glass gallery

Shop for durable, aesthetic pieces of glass at very affordable prices directly from the factory shop. Ash trays, decanters, wine, rum and sherry glasses, candle holders in starfish shapes, indoor plant holders, thick glasses moulded in transparent light blue, lamp shades, soap dishes, chairs and tables. The Dodo, Mauritian Kestrel, Echo Parakeet Pink Pigeon are eternally immortalized into glass. Engravings can be added with the company logo and name, and presented with corporate gifts. This is one of the best places on the island from where to buy handcrafted souvenirs, proudly ‘made in Mauritius’. Do not worry if what you want is not in the showroom or shop. Every piece made by the gallery is custom unique, the sculptor will get you what you want. Because you get your personalized order after 3 days either by fetching it or requesting its delivery, we highly recommend that you plan your visit well.

Make acquaintances with the ‘Hands of Fame’, hand imprints of local and international celebrities from all walks of life. It is the latest project launched by the gallery, with the vision to help the underprivileged from funds raised. You can have your own handprint or footprint sculpted in glass in any way you want it; for instance, you can choose to immortalize yours and your partner’s hands in a heart-shaped glass, or make a family hand-frame with your children and have the date or names engraved.

Do not miss the gallery’s pride, the ‘misshapen’ wine glass. The ‘Famous Offset Glass’, with its unusual stem, is a unique coincidental product which has now become one of the gallery’s most popular articles. You cannot fail to notice the Lovers Corner, a red rose bud flushing in a heart-shaped glass. The painted glass with tropical designs of fishes, butterflies, products which are here to stay for decades and centuries more, waiting to be contemplated to their authentic value by billions of visitors.

At the museum which is situated between the workshop and the gallery, you will enter the amazing history of glass blowing, and get insight into the nature part of Mauritius.

Next, stroll down the alleys from waste to art inside the glass blowing demonstration area. Watch how local craftsmen play a trick of magic with lights, shades and shapes, using centuries’ old methods and tools. At the Mauritius Glass Gallery, 100% recycled glass is blown back to life into a myriad of forms and a dazzling kaleidoscope of colors that can only inspire marvel.

Poncini Jewelry workshop & shop

Visit to: The Poncini jewelry workshop and the Poncini luxury jewelry shop.

Jewelry is a mixture of art and tradition. At Poncini, it is the art of hands creating tradition. Established at the time of the French colony, Poncini today is a leader in luxury trade and exports to all over the world.

Carefully trying to portray the culture of the different ethnic groups in Mauritius, the professional jewelers aim to create pieces of jewelry you cannot find anywhere else with state of the art equipment and the highest technology available today.

Watch and observe closely how the Poncini artists manufacture their unique collection of trendy necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, toe tings and anklets, jewelry in gold and silver expertly designed with diamonds and precious stones. Should you be interested, any almost any jewelry can be made custom made for you and you can place personalized orders directly at the workshops.

Poncini’s charm is in its shop, an old colonial style house, unique by its historical architecture. This basaltic and wooden structure is one of the oldest houses of Port Louis and dates back to 1800. It hosted an arms room in the past.

At the shop you would find fine jewelry, prestigious brands of watches and exquisite luxury gifts. To benefit all shoppers, everything sold at the Ponicni shop (at Port Louis) is duty-free and VAT-free.

Port Louis Capital

Visit to: Le Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis central market.

Port Louis. Enjoy shopping in the capital of Mauritius. Port Louis is the largest city in Mauritius, and the economic and administrative center of the island. Port Louis has plenty of charm. Right off the main square you can stroll besides the palm-lined Place d'Armes and discover Port Louis’s busy streets.

You will have free time to visit Port Louis Waterfront and the Le Caudan Waterfront shopping complex.The bustling Port Louis Waterfront offers exciting shopping and entertainment venues intermingle with world-class hotels and restaurants overlooking the Port Louis Harbor. The Le Caudan Waterfront shopping complex with its 170 boutiques, is a shopper's must visit and the center for local artists and Mauritian artifacts. It has become an essential actor of the vivid tourism and cultural life in Mauritius. The craft market in particular is a hive of activity with wonderful ambiance where you are sure to find a lot of souvenirs for the family back home. Then you will get a very different shopping experience when visiting Port Louis central market – the market is the ideal place to find many local made products, textiles, Mauritian spices, fruits and many souvenirs for very cheap prices.

On your time break from shopping, you can tour the city and see some wonderful French colonial buildings, especially the Government House and the Municipal Theater. Also, under the time limitation, you can visit the Anglican and Catholic cathedrals, the main city Mosque, Chinatown, the Supreme Court house, the 18th century Barracks and many additional sights.

Historic Marine Ship Modeling

Since 1982, Historic Marine has been perpetuating the art of ship modeling in Mauritius, first brought to Mauritius by sailors who enjoyed shaping those ‘little boats’ during their free time.

You will get to watch how professionals create masterpieces in the biggest ship model factory in Mauritius using only the finest materials. Every craftsman has been trained to perfect the art of miniaturization and the techniques of replica work with enduring patience and delicate dexterity. The ships being made to scale enables the artisans to reproduce every little detail with characteristic precision, conforming to those in use at the time when these ships were built. You will be able to observe this delicate work of art and follow the process of crafting these unique ship models. What’s special at Historic Marine is that there is no time constraint in the creation of any ship model— the art of precision is liberated from time.

At the Historic Marine showroom, you will find all the ship models, products of undisputable quality and extreme detail. Quality control is a must at every step of the creation. Even after you purchase a model, there is a quality control before the ship is brought safely packed to the airport. Products at the Historic Marine are duty-free so when purchasing any of the models, you are sure to enjoy duty-free and VAT-free shopping.


For the last stop as part of the Shopping Tour, we offer the choice between

  • The village of Goodlands
  • Grand Bay Shopping village

More information about these places

The village of Goodlands

Well-known for its good shopping facilities, Goodlands is a small, but the economically most significant village in the North of Mauritius, inhabited mainly by Indo-Mauritians.

Influenced by its inhabitants, the types of shops you can find are really traditionally Indo-shops: the latest Indian fashion, designer sarees, kurta-pajamas, costumes, jewelries, little statues and pictures of Hindu deities, among many others, all alongside the busy main road. In some shops, you can find clothing coming directly from the factory outlets.

On Tuesdays and Fridays, there is local market where you can find all sorts of clothing, textile, accessories, and household products. On Wednesdays and Saturdays this same market is transformed into a fruits and vegetables one. If you want to do some sightseeing, visit the Hindu temple situated at the end of the border of Goodlands and let yourself be carried away by its colors.

Grand Bay Shopping village

Visit of: Grand Baie village, Sunset Boulevard Shopping Complex, Super U Shopping Complex, and many more shops.

Today, the resort town of Grand Baie is the most popular holiday destination in Mauritius. Grand Baie owes its popularity to the enchanting quality of its emerald waters and to its liveliness by day and by night. Grand Baie also offer a large choice of fashion and craft shops, hotels and restaurants. You can find in Grand Baie traditional local shops, some operating for almost 50 years, alongside modern shopping centers and worldwide brand shops. Considering the variety of shops and shopping complexes, Grand Baie is definitely a top shopping destination for clothes, jewelry, textiles and for souvenirs.

Grand Baie Sunset Boulevard Shopping complex. A beautiful complex facing the main Grand Baie beach and where you can shop in the relaxed atmosphere. The Sunset Boulevard Shopping Complex is the perfect place for shopping lovers where you can enjoy duty free shopping and find all the leading local brands, as well as many international brands. You can buy souvenirs, textiles and many local products here. Sunset Boulevard Shopping Complex also offers some good collection of Jewelery at several stores such as Poncini, Diamond Design, Mikado, Kavanagh, Mad´s, Passion and Helidore.

Super U shopping complex. At the Super U shopping Complex, you will get almost everything that you can imagine from food to souvenirs, snorkeling equipment, clothes, shoes, books, magazines and many more. Opposite to the checkout counter you can find various recommendable shops such as ‘Bluesteel‘, ‘Roxy‘, ‘IV Play‘, ‘Red Snapper‘ , all great clothing stores offering clothes for the younger people.

Just beside the main Super U entrance, over two storeys, there are plenty more shops to discover. ‘Island Haze‘, ‘Fashion House‘, ‘Mr. Price‘, ‘Peace Angels‘ and ‘O`Neill‘ provide you with the latest fashion. Shops like Courts Home2Office and Happy World offer house wares and electronically devices. Of course there are also jewellers, perfumeries like Mado or shops with accessories like Gurlz. The shopping complex also consists of a craft market is to be found which is decorated in an Asian style, there is where you will find many bargains. The Super U Shopping Complex is truly massive and you will find here almost anything.


Additional possible Shopping Tour day plans

Upon special request we can customized the shopping tour according to your shopping preferences.

Accordingly we can organize any of the following personally customized shopping tours:

  • Diamond and Jewelry Shopping Tour – Visiting all the main diamond shops, diamond workshops, diamond ruff stones centers, jewelry design studios and jewelry shops.
  • Textile Shopping Tour – Create a shopping tour with a clear focus for textile shopping. Visiting the main textile shops, textile factory shops, tailored clothing and more.
  • Shopping Centers tour – Explore the rapidly developed world of Mauritius shopping centers and visit all the major shopping centers of Mauritius, for you to do your shopping
  • Other customized shopping tours according to your preferences

Additional information regarding the shopping Tour

Start & End times:

  • Duration: The duration of the private shopping tour is 8 hours
  • This private tour is offered every day except Saturday and Sunday
  • Departure time: 9:00 am from your hotel / place of accommodation
  • Return time: 17:00 pm back to your hotel / place of accommodation

(Upon request it is possible to start or finish the tour in a different time)

A Tip for shopping in Mauritius

When shopping in Mauritius do not forget always to try to get discounts on the prices, especially when you purchase items in the markets. The prices may differ from one seller to another so make sure to check and compare prices. Also, do not buy at the first place you see, and when you do buy, always ask for discount! In many occasions and especially in the main markets you can lower the price by 20%-50%!

Car Capacities

You can choose from a selection of vehicles types:

  • Family Car - Up to 4 passengers
  • SUV Car - Up to 6 passengers
  • Minivan - Up to 12 passengers

About the drivers

  • All drivers speak fluent English and French (Upon special request we can organize driver who speaks additional languages). The drivers, citizens of Mauritius, will be happy to provide you with information about Mauritius and each of its sights.
  • All drivers are very professional, time efficient and friendly. There is high emphasis on being always on time and providing reliable devoted service to customers.
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Comments

  • The private tour is done in a private car / minivan (for bigger groups) and includes full transportation to all the sights, pick up and drop off from any hotel in Mauritius and a driver to show you around.
  • This trip is offered only during the weekdays.

Lunch Menu (optional)

As part of this tour, we offer you to enjoy a delicious lunch and a unique dining experience at the beautiful Namaste Restaurant which is one of the more luxurious choices for Indian Cuisine and is also one of the best Indian restaurants. Namaste offers the real authentic Indian cuisine with Mughlai specialties from the North of India and grilled menus from the Tandoor.

You have the freedom to choose from a 3 possible set menus:

*Menu A*

Starter:

  • Marınated Grılled Chıcken Fılet wıth Shrımps served wıth salads, Grılle Cottage Cheese

Main Course (each dish is served in a different specific ´bowl´):

  • Butter Chicken: Boneless Chicken cooked in tomato paste and finished in butter and cream
  • Fish Do Piyaza: Boneless Fish marinated in whole spices cooked with onions and tomatoes
  • Mix Veg Korma: Selected Vegetables cooked in creamy gravy with spices
  • Dal Makhani: Lentils & Dried Beans cooked and simmered in a special seasoning with butter
  • Butter Naan: Indian special bread with butter cooked in tandoor
  • Veg Pulao: Sauteed rice with special herbs & spices

Dessert:

  • Kulfi Malai topped with caramel sauce & fruits salads

Drinks:

  • Tea / Coffee
  • Water
  • 1 Juice or 1 Beer

*Menu B*

Starter (All Served in different plates)

  • Cold Verrine: Verrine of vegetable pottage (cold) tossed with oriental spices
  • Pappar: Crispy Indian cracker
  • Grilled Shrimps: Slices of Shrimps grilled in tandoor served with seasonal salads

Main Course (salmon, Vegetables, Frıes served in one plate and Naan & Pulao are served each in a different plate):

  • Salmon Makhani: Slices of Salmon with butter served with Makhani sauce
  • Sauteed Vegetables: Sauteed Seasonal Vegetables
  • French fries
  • Cheese Naan: Indian special bread with cheese cooked in tandoor
  • Veg Pulao: Sauteed rice with special herbs & spices

Dessert:

  • Kulfi Malai topped with caramel sauce & fruits salads

Drinks:

  • Punch
  • Water
  • 1 Juice or 1 beer

*Menu C*

Starter (All served in one plate with salads):

  • Chicken Malai Tikka: Chicken blended with garlic, yogurt and spices and roasted in tandoor
  • Chicken Kebab: Minced Tender Chicken mixed with spices and grilled in Tandoor
  • Veg Khebab: Selected vegetable minced and mixed with spices and grilled in tandoor

Main Course (All served in different plates):

  • Chicken Karahi: Tender chicken tossed with fresh herbs, capsicum, home made spices and cooked in a karahi
  • Lamb Rogan Josh: A combination of Lamb and yogurt finished with ginger and garlic with a touch of saffron
  • Mix Veg Korma: Selected vegetables cooked in creamy gravy with spices
  • Dal Tarrka: Chef’s Special
  • Butter Naan: Indian special bread with butter cooked in tandoor
  • Veg Pulao: Sauteed rice with special herbs & spices

Dessert:

  • Kulfi Malai topped with caramel sauce & fruits salads

Drinks:

  • Tea / Coffee
  • Water
  • 1 Juice or 1 beer

Prices for the lunch menu are:

  • Menu A: 25 Euro /person
  • Menu B: 25 Euro / person
  • Menu C: 35 Euro / person

Prices

The Transportation prices are Per Vehicle (and not per person). You can choose the vehicle type according to the number of passengers in your group.

  • Private Daily Tour in a family Car (for up to 4 people): 80 Euro
  • Private Daily Tour in a SUV big Car (for up to 6 people): 90 Euro
  • Private Daily Tour in a Minivan (up to 12 people): 120 Euro

The above transportation prices are per vehicle and not per person

Total Tour Price Per Person

Number of Participants Total Price Price Per Person
2 Adults 80 Euro 40 Euro
4 Adults 80 Euro 20 Euro
6 Adults 90 Euro 15 Euro
12 Adults 120 Euro 10 Euro

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