- Touring

Traveling to and Touring Port Louis, Mauritius

If you are planning a trip to Port Louis, you are definitely in for a treat. Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius, is a beautiful place! You’ll find beautiful mountains and French buildings that can be traced back to the 18th century.

There are few things you need to know before heading off. All visitors must obtain a valid passport before entering. A visa is not required is you are staying only up to six months for touring purposes or up to 90 days for business affairs. So if you plan on touring Port Louis for more than six months or your business trip will take longer than 90 days, you must have a visa.

The closest airport to Port Louis is Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam. This airport is located about 30 miles south east of Port Louis. Once you arrive at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, you will instantly begin to appreciate the facility. You’ll find banks, shops, a post office, restaurants and a bar. Don’t forget to grab some souvenirs from one of the shops before coming home!

When deciding how to transfer from the airport to Port Louis, you have a few options. There are car rental companies at the airport. They are Hertz, Avis and Europcar. There is also a bus services at the airport. It leaves every 30 minutes and takes an hour to reach Port Louis. If you would like to reach Port Louis a bit faster, you may want to consider a taxi. You would be required to pay a fare of Rs 700. It usually takes the taxis 45 minutes to reach Port Louis.

Once you arrive in Port Louis you may be a little tired from your long flight. So get well rested, and then hit the town! You’ll notice that although Port Louis is the capital of Mauritius, it is not the home of a lot of Mauritians. The city is mainly a tourist attraction and people pass through to get to the main beaches and resorts of Mauritius. This is one of the reasons why traffic is so hectic in Mauritius. The streets of Port Louis are very noisy and busy during the day. This is understandable seeing that Port Louis is also home to the majority of the major Mauritius business. However, if you are looking for a nightspot, Port Louis is probably not the place.

While visiting Port Louis, you will definitely have the time of your life. It will be a great cultural and historical learning experience for anyone who visits.