Ilet la Mere, Cayenne

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Take a boat ride to Ilet la Mere to observe a community of social monkeys eagerly awaiting to be fed with any snacks you may bring. With some luck, you'll see dolphins and sea turtles along the way. Palm trees just off the shoreline provide excellent shade and create an outstanding picnic spot. Take one of the trails across the island to get a glimpse of local plant and animal life, followed by a cooling dip in the seawater. Arrange your visit to Ilet la Mere and discover more family-friendly attractions in Cayenne using our Cayenne holiday planner.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Excursion to discover via boat, a bit expensive course (about 40 euros) but that will delight lovers of little monkeys: at every step, several of these little monkeys follow us, us climb on it, try to look in our bags...: very cute for the crazy like me!
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  • August 1, 2017
    Enjoyed the trip. Nice hiking trails around the island. The monkeys are a must. Very pleasant and amusing. Can do with a little picnic by the beach.  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    The main and unique attraction of the island are monkeys who occupy it. If you can choose the islands of salvation!
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