Carbet Falls (Les Chutes du Carbet), Parc National

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#3 of 7 in Nature in Basse-Terre Island
Noted by Christopher Columbus in his 1493 log, Carbet Falls (Les Chutes du Carbet) tumble down distant volcanic slopes. Three spectacular cascades descending in size and elevation make up the falls, the second (and most accessible) of which reaches up to 110 m (360 ft). Follow the snaking path on a 30-minute hike to the cascade, which sits at 660 m (2,200 ft); here, you can also explore the many natural hot springs nearby. However, due to earthquakes in recent years, full access to the second fall is at present restricted. Only experienced trekkers should attempt the more challenging hikes to the first and third cascades, which nevertheless reward your efforts when you get there. Don't forget to bring water. Plan to see Carbet Falls (Les Chutes du Carbet) and other attractions that appeal to you using our Parc National vacation planner.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Having a teenager injured her foot, little market as possible. The 2nd fall was an alternative. A little walk on an accessible trail in the middle of a luxuriant vegetation and perspective on the fall.
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  • August 6, 2017
    Perfect with children, the second fall is beautiful to see and really well appointed path, a thought for the difficulty in building such a path paved in nature! We take full view, wonderful.
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  • August 4, 2017
    2ėme fall easily accessible, however the 1st fall is very difficult to access but is beautiful and so pays to go (about 3 h 30 round trip). It takes good shoes and water.
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