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Grotte de Hortense, Ile Des Pins

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Discover a bit of regional history by visiting Grotte de Hortense, a cave where a local chief's wife once hid to escape intertribal conflict in 1855. Access to the cave requires a short hike through the rainforest. A path leads visitors to the large mouth of the cave, naturally decorated with eye-catching stalactites. Take a flashlight if you want to venture farther in than a few steps, and remember to wear sturdy hiking shoes suitable for wet paths. Put Grotte de Hortense on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Ile Des Pins itinerary builder.
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  • Quiet location with interesting cave formation, and good for 30mins-1 hours wandering around and photo opportunities. Kiosk sells lovely bracelets and wraps. 
  • Our guide Henry small, 10 years is great fun thanks to him for explanations best for visiting the cave is to bring a flashlight because there are passages in the dark
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  • You pay €8 per person then you walk 10 minutes and you arrive at the cave in a show worthy of Jurassic park. Impressive and exotic.
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