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. See Grotte de Hortense and all Ile Des Pins has to offer by arranging your trip with our Ile Des Pins trip builder site .
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  • We did the tour of the cave of Queen Hortense coming out of the airport. The entrance is at 250 PSC so really affordable. First contact with the island, the path that leads lined with magnificent and exuberant vegetation; Flower bird of paradise, Banyan, giant ferns, etc. The cave she even disappointing for who has already visited some caves of averages meanings in metropolis. A few stalactites from the ceiling of the imposing entrance. Then a slippery (compulsory light) ground leads you in a very short time to the main hall, or a stone is according to legend the Queen bed. Here light enters the cave by an aven. A big banyan leaves deep rooted to the bottom. The most interesting was the Exchange we had with the grand mother, very nice woman, owner of the place out!
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  • The caves look like a movie set, to visit. Especially the thicket: colorful tropical
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  • This was a very cool place to visit. Looks incredible and interesting history. We toured their with Serena on her private tour and this was the way to do it as she really showed us where it all happen...  more »

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