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Trip Planner South America  /  French Guiana

French Guiana

3.5
Landmarks · Wildlife Areas · Islands
The only part of South America still governed by an overseas country, the tropical, rainforest-covered French Guiana is the second largest region of France. The department was used by France as a penal colony in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with several islands that you can visit today used as prisons where inmates were forced to catch butterflies. On a trip to French Guiana, you can witness different ecosystems, diverse plant and animal life, as well a mix of cultures influenced by French colonization and a large immigrant population. Use our French Guiana trip planner to arrange the details of your trip to French Guiana and other destinations.
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Island
Devil's Island Cayenne
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Outdoor Activity
Les Iles du Salut Kourou
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Science Museum
Kourou Space Centre (Guiana Space Centre) Kourou
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
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Neighborhood
Place des Palmistes Cayenne
2.3
Duration: 2h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in French Guiana

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Zoo
Zoo de Guyane Macouria
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beach
Remire-Montjoly Beach Remire-Montjoly
3.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beach
Plage des Hattes Les Hattes
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beach
La plage des Roches Kourou
2.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in French Guiana

Hiking Trail
Sentier des Salines Remire-Montjoly
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Outdoor Activity
Le Morpho Roura
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
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Mountain
La Montagne des Singes Kourou
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Outdoor Activity
Sentier de la Mirande Matoury
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Wildlife in French Guiana

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Wildlife Area
Marshes of Caw Arrondissement of Cayenne
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Wildlife Area
Crique Canceler Sinnamary
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
Wildlife Area
Association Chou Ai Macouria
2.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Wildlife Area
Pripri De Yiyi Sinnamary
3.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in French Guiana

Historic Site
Domaine Pascaud Remire-Montjoly
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Church
St. Sauveur Cathedral Cayenne
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Church
Eglise Saint-Dominique de Roura Roura
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Nature in French Guiana

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Island
Ilet la Mere Cayenne
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Waterfall
Chutes de Fourgassier Roura
1.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Water Body
Maroni (Marowijne) River Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Water Body
Crique Toussaint Sinnamary
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min