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Hi Guys, on an impulse I have just booked a super cheap Air France deal to Cayenne from Paris.
I am thinking on going on going backpacking through Guyana, French Guyana and Surinam over 10 days but need
a travel buddy as I get blank stairs when asking my friends back here in London if they want to come.
I plan to go from Cayenne -> Kourou Space Centre -> Devil's Island -> Paramaribo -> Georgetown.
I am a 30 something guy from London so PM me if you are tempted to come.
I am searching for a French language course in French Guiana, preferably Kourou. I am planning to be there in January/February/March 2014, however, I cannot find any possibility to learn French in a school or course. I am a absolute beginner in French language.
Does anybody have an advise?
Thanks a lot!
Salam : )
A site that I'm looking at says that visas for Suriname are possible upon arrival, but recommends sending away for it, which 30 days out, we are cutting it close. There was no requirements couple years back from what I recall.
Anyone with any info they can share on this and if the second entry into Suriname will be a problem as well.
Also, any experience on if rental cars are allowed into Suriname & French Guinea from Guyana or is it a nay as our guide book which is a few years old now mentions??
Thanks for any guidance in advance,
Im flying into Cayenne in a few days and Im horrified by what I have found about accommodation, Can anybody please tell me of cheap rooms / dorms. I would prefer to pay no more than 30 Euros but doubt if that is possible. The cheapest I have found is 90 Euros!
I will require accommodation in Cayenne, Kourou and St Laurent Du Maroni.
I'll be travelling overland from Venezuela to Brazil through the Guianas and I was wondering if anybody can tell me what they would recommend to do in French Guiana for a week or two? Is it an expensive country? What is the nightlife like? Museums?
I know this is a vague topic as what I enjoy doing is not that you would enjoy doing etc. but I'm really laid back and enjoy most things plus I'm more interested about hearing what other people have done there to get an idea and then I will make my own mind up.
Thanks in advance
We are taking the ferry in one week from France/Le Havre to French Guiana. We would like to drive up from there to Costa Rica, along the coastline from French Guiana, to Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia to Panama and then Costa Rica. Does anyone know if there are roads between Guyana and Venezuela? Is the bridge over the Panama channel open again?
Thank you for your help :-)
I'm planning to visit the ABC islands (Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire), St Maarten and Suriname and French Guiana, all within 2 weeks (I know, lots of travel, but can't get any more time off work). To save time, I'd prefer to fly into French Guiana, travel overland to Paramaribo and then fly out of Suriname.
Are there any direct flights from the US, or St Maarten, or the ABC islands into Cayenne? The only flights I could find so far originate in Paris, France!
Thanks in advance for your help,
If possible I'd like to save a day and travel late at night by minibus (or whatever) from Cayenne to the Suriname border, hang out if necessary until the guard stations open in the morning, cross into Suriname early and have the whole day ahead of me. But this depends on being able to start the trip from Cayenne after hours. Any idea if this is possible with public minibus or the like? Let's assume it'll be on a weeknight. Thanks in advance.
I'm a US citizen who will be in France in a few months. Rather than go back and forth the usual way, on my return journey I have a tentative plan to fly Paris-Cayenne one way with Air Caraibes, then cross overland from French Guiana through Suriname to Guyana, then fly back to the US from Georgetown, Guyana (GEO) with another airline.
Can anyone make an educated guess about whether I'm likely to have trouble boarding the plane in Paris if I can show I will leave from South America and return to the US not from French Guyana, but rather from a neighboring country, Guyana?
I've written up a detailed trip review of my recent trip in French Guiana. It includes highlights, lowlights, recommendations and photos of the following places plus my itinerary:
Kaw National Park
St Larent de Maroni
Below is the link to the review which I am adding here because there doesn't seem to be much recent information on many of these places. Hope it helps with people's planning for future trips.
My partner and I are travelling by boat across the Atlantic to South America to cycle West over to Ecuador and then down the West Coast. We have two options for where to get off the boat and start our journey:
a) Venezuela (the boat will actually drop us off in Trinidad and we'll get a local boat over to Venezuela)
b) Degrad Des Cannes - French Guiana
It costs a significant amount more money to stay on the boat until French Guiana. While the Guiana's look wonderful and so untouched by tourism, I get the impression that unless we leave our bikes behind, hire guides and get in a boat (yet more money), we wouldn't be able to explore or get half of what these countries have to offer...In which case, maybe I should leave it to another time,
Any feedback and advice welcome and requested!
Hey folks, I am currently in the Caribbean an am thus unable to find a Sth America/Brazil guidebook. I will be flying into Guyana, crossing to Suriname and after a week crossing to Cayenne in French Guinea.
I am then trying to head to Belem in Brazil, and south down to San Luis. I know flights are the most direct (and terrible expensive) so I am trying to find out detail s about going overland. I'm aware it is the wet season, so guess delays are to be expected.
This is what I have put together from this site, please, if people could help me out with ideas, costs, times, anything . . .
Cayenne to Regina: bus
Regina to St Georges: bus
St Georges to Rio Oiapoque (border) cross by small boat
Rio Oiapoque to Macapa: bus, 13 hours??
Macapa to Belem: bat 1 - 2 days
Please, all help and tips welcomed! Thankyou
Have you been travelling in French Guyana during December and January, how is rainy season in that area? Is it raining all day long every day or short strong rain showers once a day?
How are transportation and roads affected? How about the hiking and wildlife spotting?
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