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. Arrange your visit to Les Iles du Salut and discover more family-friendly attractions in Kourou using our Kourou tour app .
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  • October 2, 2017
    1 hour from kourou, very beautiful island. with a redundant fauna: I saw a turtle coming to take his breathing has the surface of the water, of agouti (rodent to the mahogany behind), a wild Rooster/hen couple: fussing so its nice that rooster; It was beautiful to see, a small colony of monkeys, peacocks, a cat... the Ark of Noah j love animals so I was really thrilled seeing them live happily together. the sea is bleueeee! It changes the Guyanese beaches ^^
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  • September 5, 2017
    In Guyana! After a little over an hour of catamaran, you arrive in a turquoise water. Between the jailhouse visit and lazing on a Paradise Beach, the Salvation Islands offer an unforgettable moment.
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  • August 28, 2017
    Spent a day on one of the three islands (Royal Island). Joined him by the shuttle. Pleasant crossing. It is a beautiful site and witness to a period in French history is not too glorious (bagnes)., good walk. Possibility to swim in the pool of the convicts or nearby. The landscapes are beautiful. Opportunity to bring his cooler and his picnic. Important to preserve this place: it costs nothing to bring back your waste with you upon return. The bins are overloaded. A remake.
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