French Guiane is the neighbor country of Suriname on the north part and the smalles country of South America.
Also it is an overseas colony of France, where we have the baguettes and croissants.
French Guiana is know for the movie or book Papillon, The Devils Island and Space center.
A visit to French Guiane is recommended since you are in Suriname. We can do a 3 days highlight tour of the must see and do in this overseas colony. Going to Kourou or Cayenne and return is only possible by overland transfer.
You will Depart Suriname at 7am for an apprx 3,5 hour transfer to the border city Albina in Suriname.
Here we have the border formalities and cross the river to St. Laurent by piraque or ferry. ( what is available at that moment)
From St. Laurent we visit the penal colony of France and the jail where Papillon was banned. This tour will take around 2 hours.
After this tour we will proceed to Cayenne and have a city tour of this historical site. After this tour you will be transferred to Kourou for the overnight.
Hotel 3* with breakfast
Today we will visit 2 of the famous island by catamaran. We will depart our hotel at 730am to be on time at the pier.
The catamaran will take us after an 1 hour sailing to Royal Island. Here you will visit the island and have your lunch. ( Not included)
Around 2 pm you will leave for St. Joseph island, the 2nd Island of the 3. This is the smaller island and after the visit of the historical sites we will do a round sailing tour of Devils Island. You are not allowed to enter this island.
At around 5pm you will be back in Kourou and check into your hotel.
We start the day with a tour of the space center. In this 4 hour tour you will visit the launch pads, the monitoring room and the assembly station from a distance. Kouru is one of the space centers that has a rockt launch every 5 to 6 weeks. The biggest one of its rocks is the Ariane 5 that can carry between 10 - 20 metric tons to the orbit. Almost 85% of all telecommunication satellites are launched from Kourou.
After the tour we will depart back to Suriname and drop you off at your stay.