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GUADELOUPE ISLANDS


islands comprising the Guadeloupe Islands are well known for the diversity of their breathtaking scenery and their distinctive Créole Art de Vivre.


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More than just a single travel destination, the Guadeloupe Islands provide to the adventurous traveller quite a range of leisure activities to experience memorable moments of pure pleasure! Popular with beach lovers, the Islands of Guadeloupe are also


ESSENTIALS


Size: 660 sq miles Currency: Euro Population: 451,000 Language: French, English and Creole is widely spoken Main City: Basse-Terre Dish of the Day: Queen conch fricassée


rande-Terre, Basse-Terre, La Désirade, Les Saintes and Marie-Galante, the five


Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board: 23-25, rue du Champ de l’Alouette, 75013 Paris, France


T: 00 33 (0)1 40 62 99 07 E: infoeurope@lesilesdeguadeloupe.com W: lesilesdeguadeloupe.com MyGuadeloupe


@visitGuadeloupe


What’s New? Increased airlift via Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Fly four times a week with XL Airways France


perfect for divers, golfers, and offer an amazing rainforest for hikers. The Guadeloupe Islands enjoy


a mix of Afro-Caribbean, French and Indian influences that can be observed everyday in their language, folklore, music and festivals! Créole cuisine has an exotic array


of colours and flavours found in its food markets, themed houses, bars and restaurants. The culinary art of the Guadeloupe Islands has become over the years one of the most refined in the Caribbean. The Guadeloupe Islands boast quality hotels, villas and resorts with spas, as well as a newly refurbished 18-hole international golf course. The Guadeloupe Archipelago is a truly Caribbean destination, but it is


Itinerary


Discover Grande-Terre: visit the Aquarium; after a Créole lunch,


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drive to la Pointe des Chateaux, the easternmost point; swim in a peaceful Sainte-Anne lagoon.


Discover Basse-Terre: climb La Soufrière Volcano; stroll in the market; stop at La Cascade aux Ecrevisses for a splash in cool water. Discover Terre-de-Haut (Les Saintes): take a speed boat to Terre-de-Haut, one of the world’s most beautiful bays; try a ‘Tourment d’Amour, a local pastry.


Take ‘La Route du Rhum’ and become a Rum Connoisseur; learn the history of the sugar cane industry and the process of rum distillation at Le Musée du Rhum in Sainte-Rose.


also a part of France! Due to its original duality, a warm


welcome, untamed nature, marine treasures and accommodation to suit every taste, an unforgettable holiday in the Guadeloupe Islands is almost guaranteed.


Try The 18-hole Guadeloupe Int’l Golf Course in Saint-François, .


Discover the Grand-Cul-de-Sac Marine Nature Réserve


It’s Party Time! Try your luck in our Casino Royal in Le Gosier and join the crazy party to enjoy local drinks, music and dances!


GUYANA


the eco-tourist alike.We boast an irresistible combination of fascinating and breathtaking natural beauty; pristine Amazonian rainforests; immense waterfalls; amazing wildlife; and all with a vibrant indigenous culture, rich heritage and the most hospitable and friendly people in the world. This year (2013) holds a lot of optimism for our tourism sector


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estination Guyana is a paradise for nature lovers, adventure seekers, and


Guyana Tourism Authority,National Exhibition Centre, Sophia, Georgetown, Guyana T: 00 592 219 0094-6 E: info@guyana-tourism.com W: www.guyana-tourism.com GuyanaTheAmazonAdventure


@guyana_tourism


What’s New? It’s time to discover South America’s best kept secret, Guyana; the Amazon Adventure awaits you


as we seek to make ‘Guyana – the Amazon Adventure’, the destination of choice.A new niche market is environmentally sustainable community-based tourism where the hinterland communities embrace their low carbon lifestyles and share their experiences with the world. Tourists want to get closer to nature and they are seeking new and unique experiences where they can learn about others’ cultures, foods, festivals and traditions. If you are looking for a one-of-a- kind destination full of adventure, hospitality and unique experiences, then ‘Guyana – the Amazon Adventure’ is the place to come!!! A truly memorable, unforgettable and out-of-the-ordinary experience


awaits you. Come explore, experience and enjoy!! Sir Walter Raleigh came to this famous land in search of the fabled ‘City of Gold’ Guyana’s tepui inspired Conan Doyle’s The Lost World.


Itinerary


Rainforest and Mighty Rivers This tour allows a quick


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ornithological reconnaissance of the country, visiting the coastal plain, the sand belt forest, the seemingly limitless forests of the interior and the Rupununi Savannah along the Brazilian border. It includes travel on a number of small watercourses and two great rivers, the Demerara and the Essequibo, as well as a visit to Kaieteur Falls, among the world’s most imposing scenic wonders.


• Visit Kaieteur and Orinduik Falls • Climb Surama Mountain, explore the Burro Burro River


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Size: 214,970 sq km Currency: Guyanese Dollars Population: 741,908 (July 2012 est.) Language: English Main City: Georgetown Main Towns: Georgetown,Anna Regina, Corriverton,NewAmsterdam, Rose Hall, Linden Local beer: Banks Beer Dish of the day: Cookup rice


• Wildlife spotting along the river, drive to Iwokrama Rain Forest, visit Canopy Walkway


• Dawn jaguar drive, climb Turtle Mountain, visit Fair View village, night time caiman spotting


• Dawn on the Essequibo River, birdwatching at Mori Scrub, return to Annai Village


• Birdwatching on the savannah and in the Pakaraima foothills


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