Departing from the port of Deshaies, your
adventure begins in the highlands of Deshaies, where you can admire the mangroves and coral reefs of the Grand-Cul-de-Sac Marin, a 15,000 hectare bay and UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Then, travel along the leeward
coast alternating between forested paths and sandy coastline. After passing through the quaint town of Pointe-Noire, your guide will take you on a journey to discover the best of what Basse-Terre has
to offer. Traverse dense tropical forest to reach
waterfalls with crystal clear water, rivers and natural swimming
pools. With a keen eye, you may see hummingbirds, dragonflies and
From beneath the forest canopy, you will discover the splendor of the primary forest with the cacophony of frogs filling the air. You will then make your way south to visit the beach and lighthouse at the beautiful bay of Anse à la Barque, located between Bouillante and Vieux-Habitants. This historic place was not only a fiercely disputed zone between the French and English fighting over territories, but also a place where pirates and buccaneers are said to have come long ago to anchor and hide their gold.
You will continue south to stop in the charming
small village of Vieux-Habitants, the oldest city in Guadeloupe.
Enjoy a lunch with local delicacies and fresh food in a typical
Caribbean restaurant. Then, travel along the coastal pathways to reach
an old coconut grove.
Then, journey along rivers to admire the fruit plantations and fields of flowers. With the some luck, you might be able to see the foothills of the volcano or a humpback whale or dolphin jumping in the water.
During this excursion, you can appreciate the vast richness of the forests of the National Park (Le Parc National de la Guadeloupe), the dry forests with cacti and succulents, and humid and semi-humid forests. With stops along the way, you will be able to learn about the history and heritage of Guadeloupe.
At the end of the afternoon, you arrive at the natural hot springs of Bouillante to watch the sunset, so please remember to bring your swimsuit for an unforgettable dip. Afterwards, you head back to Deshaies with the colors in the sky from the setting sun in the distance.
Included: 4x4, guide
Duration: full day
Appointment: 8 a.m. . - Departure from Deshaies
To envisage: Raincoat/windbreaker, sneakers, swimsuit, towel, sunglasses, water bottle.
Possibility to book a transfer with your hostess Coeur des îles directly on site
The organizer is entitled to cancel any planned activity or tour if the requested number of participants is not reached or if any circumstance outside control might endanger or stop the appropriate continuity, such as weather, transport, breakdown, strike etc. The amount paid will then be fully reimbursed, excluding any claim for compensation.
Cancellation by the participant entails cancellation fees, the amount of which depends on the type of excursion and the moment when cancellation occurs.
· More than 24 hours before departure : 50% of the total price will be retained.
· Less than 24 hours before departure : 100% of the total price will be retained.
Our excursions are guaranteed subject to availability.