Marshes of Caw, Cayenne

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#1 of 11 in Parks in French Guiana
Hike or take a guided boat tour of Marshes of Caw to see a diverse range of bird and animal life, from snakes and caiman to capybara. Tours of the marshes happen day and night, in search of caiman and a glimpse of the rare and colorful Andean cock-of-the-rock. You can also take independent hikes on the jungle trails through bamboo forests and swamps, spotting poison dart frogs and monkeys. Consider extending your stay overnight at the floating lodge, where you can eat, sleep, and set out again in the morning. Plan to see Marshes of Caw and other attractions that appeal to you using our Cayenne trip itinerary planner.
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  • It is to do, to discover much of the fauna and the flora of French Guiana. You'll take full eyes.
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  • We went in late afternoon and spent the night in the swamp after a 14 km in dugout... The colors and wildlife are not the same according to the time of day, more than 500 species of birds in the swamp, zebus and the Caymans overnight! Essential step in Guyana!
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  • This emblematic place of Guyana is a marvel. A 3 / 4 in (bad) road from Roura, arrived at the parking/landing. Around 3 p.m., embarking on a canoe, the guide knows very well the swamp and give many explanations along the way: flora and diverse fauna: hoazins, herons, turtles sinners martins, kikiwis,. Stop at Kaw, an isolated Hamlet, the restaurant and home of the Marsh are to be seen. Rise of the River, we see herds of buffaloes. Stop in the hut until the night. After an aperitif (free) and a pulled the bag lunch, back in the dugout looking for caimans. After awhile, the specimen is captured, passing from hand to hand before being released. Return to the pier about 10:30. The swamps of Kaw is also sounds and smells, the Favard mountain with its engraved rock... A magical place to visit if you spend in Guyana.
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