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BRITISH GUIANA – SURINAME – FRENCH GUIANA (11 Days / 10 Nights)

Day 1. Caracas
Arrival to Caracas. Assistance at the airport. Private transfer to the hotel. Cable Car excursion. Ride the Caracas’s cable car, and enjoy the splendorous view of the capital from the Avila Mountain. Have a close look of the Humboldt Hotel, an architectural structure built on the highest point of the Mountain. From this point the altitude is of some 2.850 mts. Overnight in Caracas l.


Day 2. Port Of Spain-Georgetown
Early transfer to the airport. Flight to Port of Spain. Arrival and assistance. Panoramic City Tour in Port of Spain. Trinidad boasts of having everything anyone else has in the world, twin and leaning towers, a myriad of races and more. Discover the secret of the color of the Parliament building and visit Queen’s Park Savannah and the Magnificent Seven. The Savannah had Graf Zeppelin and other aircrafts making visits in the early 1900s. Visit the old slave settlement of Free Town, now Belmont. See the original homes of Kwame Ture (Stockley Carmichael) founder of the Black Panther and Power movements and Maycock, the first Free Slave to own land in the area. We’ll also get the rich scientific and cultural history of the area. Transfer to the airport. Flight to Georgetown. Arrival and transfer to the Hotel. Overnight.


Day 3 . Georgetown (B)
Breakfast. Formerly British Guiana, this now independent country is the most western of the three Guiana’s. Enjoy a morning Georgetown city tour, highlighting the extraordinary wooden architecture and shop in its exciting markets and craft shops. The tour will continue with a visit of the Cathedral, the tallest wooden building in the world, the museum and other historic buildings. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

 

Day 4. Kaieteur Falls (BL)
After breakfast take a flight to Kaieteur, the second world’s highest free-falling waterfall. After Venezuela’s Angel Falls, 100 meters wide created as the Potaro River makes a sheer drop of 228 meters, nearly five times the height of Niagara Falls. The spectacle is the more impressive for its remoteness and it is altogether possible that we’ll be the only persons viewing it. Here we will hope to find White-chinned and White-tipped Swifts swirling over the gorge, and perhaps we’ll be lucky enough to see the astonishingly colorful Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock close by. Kaieteur supports an unique micro environment with Tank Bromeliads, the largest in the word in which the tiny Golden frog spends its entire life. Continue to Orinduik Falls on the Brazil border where the Ireng River thunders over steps and terraces of solid a semi precious stone. Overnight.


Day 5. Paramaribo UNESCO World Heritage (B)
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Flight to Paramaribo, the capital of Suriname and attractive city with a magnificent architecture. Transfer to the Hotel. Overnight.


Day 6. City Tour in Paramaribo and Commewijne Plantation (BL)
Breakfast. This morning we will visit the capital of Suriname, been placed by the UNESCO “World Heritage” list of historical monuments since 2002. We will take you on a guided tour by bus along the most prominent historic locations in the city center at which you will be impressed by the outstanding (wooden) architecture. You will also visit Fort Zeelandia, Palmentuin (Palm Garden), the Waterkant, the Central Market and on the way, see one of the remarkable features of Paramaribo, a synagogue next to a mosque, reflecting the harmony and respect among the people of Suriname. We continue our tour to Commewijne district.
Commewijne lies at the Commewijne river, right opposite the capital city Paramaribo. The tour takes you along former colonial plantations of which most are now abandoned and no longer active. The first stop is made at “Meerzorg‟, a former coffee plantation. We then head to the confluence of the Commewijne and Suriname River, at Nieuw Amsterdam, with a visit to the open air museum Nieuw Amsterdam. After a visit to the museum we head to a former sugar plantation “Mariënburg”. After lunch a typical Javanese food (Warung) we visit Plantation “Peperpot‟. In the afternoon we return to Paramaribo. Overnight.

 

Day 7. Saint Laurent de Maroni-Kourou (B)
Breakfast. Land transfer from Paramaribo to Albina (in Suriname). Then, take a boat (5 minutes) and cross the river that divides both countries. Arrival to Saint Laurent de Maroni in French Guiana,
Visit this antique gem of a colonial past, with its squared architecture which dates back 1878; it is a touching testimony of the camp where the most dangerous prisoners from France were confined to the high security prisons in the jungle, far from the old continent. Welcome at customs and transfer to Kourou. Overnight.


Day 8. Kourou Space Centre (B)
Breakfast. Half day visit to the Guyana Space Centre, located a few kilometers from downtown. This cradle of the European Space adventure was elected in 1964 because of its optimal location near the Ecuador. Occupies 96.000 acres and employs more than a thousand people. The tour begins with the European space conquest at the Jupiter Saloon which is the Control Tower where operators, media, personalities and VIP clients gathered for the rockets Ariane IV and V launch. Continue the visit through the museum. (This tour is available in French only, the film is in English) For an English speaking guide, please request. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight.


Day 9. Tour to Diablo Islands (BL)
Breakfast. Depart from the hotel for a full day excursion to Devil’s Islands in Catamaran to discover the vestiges of the high security prison in the Salut Islands. Located 15 Km from Kourou at the banks of muddy waters, the Royal island Devil’s Island and Saith Joseph Island constitute one of the emblematic places of the French Penal Colony. Lunch at the Royal Island. Guided visit of the island, including museums, main buildings, child cemetery, hospital, prison building, the condemned place, the church, the mad house, guard’s house, you will appreciate the universe where condemned were deportee. The most famous prisoners were Alfred Dreyfus, Guillaume Seznec and Henry Charrière, who described in his notorious book ‘Papillon’ his stay and attempts of scape. In the afternoon, you will have time to enjoy the beautiful landscape and a delicious bath at the Legoff bay. You will visit the Saint Joseph or ‘Silent Island’ and its paradisiac snails beach. Return to Kourou. Overnight.

 

Day 10. Cayenne (B)
Breakfast. Land transfer to Cayenne. Half Day City Tour in Cayenne, the capital of French Guiana, colonial city where you can still find ‘creoles’ houses made of wood and picturesque old stores from Chinese and Lebanese merchants. Visit the local market (Only on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday) privileged place for encounter with the Cayenne inhabitants and the whole region: Surinam, hmong, Haitians, Brazilians, etc. If there is enough time, we will visit the Palmistes Square, The Francophone Museum, the Jesuits Palace, the Ceperou Fort and the beautiful creoles houses. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight.


Day 11. Cayenne (B)
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take your connection flight back home. .


Included:
Assistance at the airports
All Private land transfers.in the countries
Private frontier transfer between Surinam and Guyane
1 night in Caracas Littoral with breakfast
3 nights in Georgetown with breakfasts .
2 nights in Paramaribo with breakfasts .
3 nights in Kourou with . breakfasts .
1 night in Cayenne with . Breakfast.
Local Guides.
Mentioned excursions and meals on the program.


Flights:
Caracas-Port of Spain
Port of Spain-Georgetown
Georgetown-Paramaribo


Not Included:
Flight home from Cayenne.
Services not specified in the program

 

 

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