Les Iles du Salut, Kourou

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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 wealth of animal and flora, parrots his cage and other species that are at your feet. Sublime
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  • This is an interesting day trip. You get a boat ride, a bit of history, a chance to hike around ruins, see some wildlife, and some beach time. There are several companies that go out ot the islands. I...  more »
  • We did this as part of a bigger tour with our own guide. The only island you cannot visit is Devils island due to landing difficulties. We walked round both Royal island and Saint Joseph's. plenty of ...  more »

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