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A KAYAK TRIP TO THE “ILETS DUPONT”

    Trip Schedule Launch time will depend on the tide: between 8.30am and 11 in the morning or between 3pm and 5.30 in the afternoon. Kayaking is the ideal way to discover the richness and diversity of Guiana’s marine fauna and flora. We offer you a 2-hour...

A TRIP TO THE “ILET LA MERE” (SEA ISLET)

Trip Schedule Your departure meeting point in the morning or afternoon is the marina at Dégrad des Cannes; you will then board a small motorboat shuttle to take you to the “Ilet La Mère” sea islet (ca. 30 minutes of travel). There to greet you on arrival will be the...

A TRIP TO THE “SAUT LUCIFER”

Trip Schedule Day 1 8.30am – Meeting for departure at the “Barrage de Petit Saut” landing stage (1h30-min. drive from Cayenne). You will then board a pirogue and motor down to the “Saut Lu Excursion” camp. During this 1 hour of travel, you will navigate the dam lake...

EXPLORING THE MARONI RIVER – 1/2 DAY

Trip schedule Half-day River Tour (9.30am to 12.30am or 2.00pm to 5.00pm) Your departure meeting point is our landing stage at St Jean du Maroni (a 15 minutes’ drive from St Laurent) where you will board a motorized pirogue and cast off to explore the Maroni River....

A TRIP TO THE “ILES DU SALUT”

Salvation Island Located some 10 miles (8 nautical miles) off the coast of Kourou, the Ile Royale, Ile St-Joseph and Ile du Diable (Devil Island) form an archipelago that once was one of the most infamous penal colonies in the world. Numerous penitentiary buildings...

EXPLORING THE MARONI RIVER – 2 DAYS

Votre programme DAY 1 9.00am - Your departure meeting point is our landing stage at St Jean du Maroni where you will board a motorized pirogue and cast off to explore the Maroni River. This river tour will first take you to the “Ile Portal” river island; then to the...

A TRIP TO SAUL

Discovering Saül and the Amazonian primary forest Historically, gold panning was one of the main factors driving population settlements in Guiana. The small town of Saül was thus founded at the beginning of the 19th century by migrants from Saint Lucia looking for...

EXPLORING THE MARONI RIVER – 1 DAY

Trip Schedule Full-day River Tour (9.00am to 5.00pm) – St Jean du Maroni, Apatou and the “Saut Hermine” rapids 9.00am - Your departure meeting point is our landing stage at St Jean du Maroni (a 15 minutes’ drive from St Laurent) where you will board a motorized...

ZOO DE GUYANE AT MONTSINERY

Schedule Nature wild and powerful—more than 450 animal species are represented at the “Zoo de Guyane” where you can discover them along a tour lasting up to two and a half hours; this tour includes a number of special activities and facilities: educational tracks with...

A TRIP TO OUANARY

Trip Schedule Day 1 9.00am – Gathering for departure at St Georges on the main square. You will then board a pirogue and motor up to Ouanary (1 hour and a half). Weather permitting, 1 or 2 stops will allow you to visit the villages along the river. Late morning...

EXPLORING THE KAW SAVANNAH

Exploring the Kaw Marshes on pirogue To the south-east of Cayenne lies a broad strip of marshland bordered on its south by the mountains of Kaw and La Gabrielle. This marshland – known as the Kaw savannah - is inhabited by teeming and varied species, especially bird...

KAW MARSH TRIPS ON BOARD THE FLOATING ECO-LODGE

The Kaw Marshes floating eco-lodge provides: A dormitory for 32 persons - 12 hammocks - 1 bunk bed for 2 (two single beds) - 6 bunk beds for 3 (1 double bed+1 single bed) Private bedrooms for 9 persons - 2 rooms with a double bed - 1 family suite for 5 Your Trip 5pm –...

A TRIP TO THE HMONG VILLAGE OF CACAO

The Hmong people The Hmong people are an ethnic group from South-East Asia often treated as pariahs in their native Laos and Vietnam. Upstream from Saut Bief along the Comté River, Cacao is the place where the Hmong community came to settle in Guiana in 1977....

KAW MARSH TRIPS ON BOARD THE MORPHO BARGE

The Kaw Marshes To the south-east of Cayenne lies a broad strip of marshland bordered on its south by the mountains of Kaw and La Gabrielle. This marshland – known as the Kaw savannah - is inhabited by teeming and varied species, especially bird fauna typical of this...

UP OR DOWN THE MARONI RIVER

About the Maroni River Along some 320 miles, this Amazonian river is the royal way to discover fluvial Guiana. Creating the border with Surinam, it provides a lifeline of exchanges for riverside populations such as Wayana Indians and Bushinengues. Sometimes as broad...

A TRIP TO CAMP CANOPEE

Trip schedule 9.15am – Gathering at the PK21 landing stage (Saramaca riverside port). All aboard for a pirogue trip along the Kourou River lasting nearly two hours! No time for boredom, though—every new bend in the river will reveal wildlife worth watching. Once...

THE GUIANA SPACE CENTER

Le G.S.C. : the Guiana Space Center Located only a few miles outside Kourou, the Guiana Space Center (Centre Spatial Guyanais or CSG) employs more than 1,500 personnel within a vast security perimeter covering 75,000 hectares. Selected in 1964 among 13 other possible...

EXPLORING CAYENNE A GUIDED TOUR OF THE CITY ON FOOT

GUIDED TOUR ON FOOT Schedule trip 8am – Our meeting point will be right outside the Bar des Palmistes. Then off to a 3-hour walking tour of Cayenne to explore its sights, history and architecture. You’ll start by climbing up the 115ft-high Cépénou hill. Its summit...

A TRIP TO CAMP CARIACOU

Trip schedule Day 1 9.30am – Gathering at the “Camp des Maripas” PK18 landing stage (Saramaca riverside port) to board a pirogue (dugout canoe) and motor up the Kourou River (boat trip lasting one hour). Arrival at Camp Cariacou (camp tour, hammock-slinging...

TRIP TO THE FOURGASSIE CASCADES

Schedule trip HALF-DAY TRIP TO THE FOURGASSIE CASCADES This leisurely circuit on pirogue will take you to the Fourgassié cascades during the rainy season, a period when the water level is ideal for bathing in the large potholes or “marmites” full of clean freshwater....

TRIP TO LA COMTE

Trip schedule HALF-DAY TRIP TO LA COMTE This third tour option takes you to the sandbank of La Comté—an ideal family outing or just between friends. You will also enjoy a stop at the village of Wayam (its name means “small tortoise” in Palikur Amerindian). Depending...

A TRIP TO CAMP CISAME

Trip schedule Day 1 9.00am – Gathering at our Régina landing stage to board a pirogue (dugout canoe) and motor up the Approuague River to Camp Cisame (boat trip lasting an hour and a half). Late morning arrival at Camp Cisame (camp tour, hammock-slinging...