Maroni Adventure

Trip schedule

DAY 1 – ARRIVAL IN CAYENNE

Arrival at Cayenne airport.
You will be welcomed by a team member from Guyane Evasion, who will display a welcome sign… he will review the detail of your program, will hand you your welcome pack and will assist you picking your rental car up, or arrange private transportation to your hotel.
Complimentary dinner and overnight accommodation at your hotel in Cayenne 2 ** sup or 3 ***is included.

DAY 2 – A TRIP DOWN THE MARONI RIVER ON A MOTORIZED PIROGUE

Breakfast at your hotel.
6.30pm – Early morning drive to Cayenne airport (your chauffeur will pick you up at your hotel). You’ll then board a plane to Maripasoula (1-hour flight over the Amazonian forest).
Arrival in Maripasoula with your local guide to welcome you.
You’ll then board a pirogue and start on your adventure along the Maroni river—4 days to discover the riverside populations in their unspoiled, traditional environment and the surrounding Amazonian forest.
Overnight sleep in hammocks (supplied—together with mosquito nets).

DAY 3 – A TRIP DOWN THE MARONI RIVER ON A MOTORIZED PIROGUE

Maroni Adventure river trip with full board.
You will motor down the Maroni River with regular stops to visit traditional villages along the banks where you can have contact with the riverside populations (Amerindians and Bushinengues).
Overnight sleep in your hammock.

DAY 4 – A TRIP DOWN THE MARONI RIVER ON A MOTORIZED PIROGUE

Maroni Adventure river trip with full board.
You will motor down the Maroni River with regular stops to visit traditional villages along the banks where you can have contact with the riverside populations (Amerindians and Bushinengues).
Overnight sleep in your hammock.

JOUR 5 – A TRIP DOWN THE MARONI RIVER ON A MOTORIZED PIROGUE

Maroni Adventure river trip
Afternoon arrival in St Laurent du Maroni.
Road transfer to Cayenne (lasting about 3 hours—with a rental car or using our private transfer service).

DAY 6 – GUIANA SPACE CENTER

Petit déjeuner à votre hôtel.
Puis en route pour Kourou avec votre voiture de location ou transfert privé (1 heure de route).
8am – Meeting in front of the Kourou Space Museum for registration and perimeter access (ID required for the whole visit).
A bus tour will start at 8.30 to take you successively to the Soyuz launch pad, Vega launch pad and Ariane 5 launch pad and control center (3h).
ocated 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 locations, the CSG is home to Europe’s gateway to space activities—its “Space Port”. Fully integrated into the natural landscape of Guiana, it is now a major item for any discovery of our region. Accompanied by specialist guides, your tour will take you into the world of high technology as you visit the control center for an overall presentation, followed by a close look at launch pads and other installations (depending on operational and/or security constraints).
Complimentary lunch on Kourou.
Free afternoon.
Complimentary dinner and night in a hotel on Cayenne or Kourou – 2 or 3 ***

DAY 7 – THE ILES DU SALUT

Breakfast at your hotel.
Transfer to the Kourou landing stage by private car or with your rental car.
8.00am – Gathering at the port of Kourou to board a sea shuttle (serving only the Ile Royale) or a catamaran (serving both the Ile Royale and Ile St Joseph).
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 are still to be seen on the Ile Royale, offering striking landmarks of a prison system that lasted until 1946; you will visit the late 19th-c. convicts’ hospital, the “death-row” quarters, the church and its presbytery, the madhouse, the lighthouse, etc. Some of the buildings – incl. houses formerly used by guards – have been restored to their original aspect and now accommodate visitors. The former guards’ mess is actually a restaurant where you can have lunch while scanning a fine distant view of Devil Island.
Between 9.30 and 10am – Landing on the Ile Royale. Free tour or guided tour starting at 10.30 in front of the Auberge des Iles. This tour will take you to the church, the hospital, the children’s cemetery, the guards’ quarters and the museum—two hours of history and gripping tales of human survival.
Wildlife is free to roam on the island and you will encounter numerous Agouti rodents, monkeys, macaws and iguanas along the many footpaths allowing for strolls; swimming is possible at the so-called “piscine des bagnards” (convicts’ swimming pool).
Lunch will be served at the Auberge des Iles (drinks not included).
If you took the “Catamaran option”, further sailing will transfer you to the Ile St-Joseph in the afternoon—where you can visit more convicts’ cells—or enjoy the beach covered with seashells.
17H00 : retour sur Kourou puis retour à votre hôtel sur Cayenne.
Complimentary dinner and night in a hotel on Cayenne.

DAY 8 – DÉPARTURE

Breakfast at your hotel is included.
You will have enough time in the morning to make your last purchases and visit Cayenne’s market (On Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays only).
Complimentary lunch In the afternoon, transfer to Cayenne airport (30 min drive).

Number de personsPrice per person (in €)
CIRCUIT EN AUTOTOUR
AVEC VOITURE DE LOCATION
1 person - 1 single room
Car rental Cat A
1489 €
2 persons - 1 double room
Car rental Cat B
1189 €
3 persons - 1 triple room
Car rental Cat B
1105 €
4 persons - 2 double rooms
Car rental Cat I
1100 €
6 persons - 3 double rooms
Car rental Cat D
1089 €
CIRCUIT EN VOITURE PRIVE
AVEC CHAUFFEUR
1 person
1 single room
2005 €
2 persons
1 double rooms
1409 €
3 persons
1 triple room
1250 €
4 persons
2 double rooms
1320 €
6 persons
3 double rooms
1220 €

MARONI RIVER

SPACE CENTER

ILES DU SALUT

CAYENNE

 

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