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Les Iles du Salut, Kourou
(4.7/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web)
Visit Les Iles du Salut to learn about the penal colonies that once lived on these islands. Find the remains of old sheds where prisoners lived, punishment cells, and a cemetery for those who once lived here. What remains is generally in ruins, which the surrounding jungle is slowly swallowing. Stroll along the golden sands of the beaches and feed the tame local wildlife. If you work up an appetite, grab a bite at the nearby eatery. Make Les Iles du Salut a part of your Kourou vacation plans using our Kourou tourist route planner.
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  • A good day on the Island Royal and St. Joseph. The Royal Island tour is friendly and fast. There can be seen the very sociable little monkey. St. Joseph island really deserves the glance with the ruins of the prison and the cemetery.
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  • The Islands are beautiful, stayed here in November that Guyana is the summer. They bring you with the catamaran from kourou to the Islands in about an hour. On the first island du salut there are to visit prisons and near c is also a hotel bar with a restaurant if you want to cool off during the walk on the island because it is hot. We brought a packed lunch with sodas because after the walk we got placed in the shade under the trees to rest and eat. I'd recommend a hammock to rest since there are standard bungalows without proper Windows then L hammock attached to two palm trees would be ideal since they are everywhere and lots of people do it. You can swim but the sea is beautiful indeed is not dirty and oozy as that of kourou but little cleaner. During the walk you encounter various animals but mostly little monkeys.
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  • The islands of Salvation are composed of 3 Islands; one of the three cannot be visited the tour at feet of the main island is done in about 1:30 on the course, the remains of buildings from the time of the prison he lack of annotations on the ruins; impossible to know with precision what it was at the time the landscapes are magnificent; monkeys, macaws and agoutis in freedom feeling of not being in Guyana MAGNIFICENT
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