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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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  • Visit to caves was an interesting walk from the bus in the light rain. Our guide was knowledgeable and shared the local story of who visited the caves and why  more »
  • This was a stop on our tour. Was good to see and was an interesting walk, the coins in the river where quaint. Nothing really there except an interesting land formation  more »
  • My three children and I spent the day on the Isle of Pines as a part of our cruise. We decided to ride a tender boat to the island without booking a shore tour and have a look on our own. Much to our ...  more »

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