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French Guiana

Getting around


River transport into the interior is possible but requires patience and good timing, unless you are taking a tour. The best places to try to catch a boat are Kaw and St Laurent.

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Car & motorcycle


The main roads in French Guiana are in first-world condition making this a prime drive-your-own-vehicle destination. Secondary and tertiary roads can be bad, especially in the rainy season – have a spare tire, spare gas and spare time. Because public transport is minimal, car rental is worth considering. An International Driving Permit is recommended but not legally required.

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From Cayenne, small flights go to interior destinations such as St Georges and Saül. Air Guyane operates most internal flights.

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