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ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Cimetiere de Morne-A-l'Eau, Morne-A-l'Eau, Grande-Terre Island, GuadeloupeLocated in the heart of Grande-Terre island at the junction of roads leading to Le Moule, Les Abymes and Anse-Bertrand, the town of Morne-à-l'Eau has a cemetery that is exceptional to say the least. Its chequered black and white graves create the impression of a big chessboard. Arranged as an amphitheatre on the side of a small hill, it dazzles visitors with its impressive tombs, some adorned with slanting roofs and terraces... Its originality and uniqueness make it one of the most visited cemeteries of Guadeloupe! The oldest tomb appears to date from 1847, when only the rich could afford such graves.Every year on All Saints' Day, Morne-à-l'Eau Cemetery is particularly lively. At dusk, the graves are covered with thousands of lit candles, and it is not uncommon for sellers of bokits (a type of local sandwich) and peanuts to set up their stands near the cemetery for the occasion. There's something of a party atmosphere, which can be quite a surprise for tourists!Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Lagon de la Porte d'Enfer, Anse-Bertrand, Grande-Terre Island, GuadeloupeContrary to what its name implies, Hell's Door, located on the north coast of Grande-Terre island in the municipality of Anse-Bertrand, marks the entrance to a truly heavenly place nestling in an exceptional natural setting: a turquoise lagoon, calm and peaceful, protected by tall cliffs and enclosed by coral reefs. A peaceful haven, especially for little ones, who can enjoy the water without a care here… Coconut trees provide shade on its highly prized sandy beach, and the banks of the lagoon have picnic tables. Ideal for a relaxing break or a spot of lunch! Walking along the footpaths, you can enjoy a great hike dotted with impressive sights, such as the Madame Coco Hole, a cave dug into the cliff, or the Souffleur Hole, a maritime geyser.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Pointe de la Grande Vigie, Anse-Bertrand, Grande-Terre Island, GuadeloupeLocated at the north end of Grande-Terre island, around six kilometres from Anse-Bertrand, this wild site reminiscent of Brittany offers nature-lovers some magnificent viewpoints over the high limestone cliffs of Grande-Terre, and in fine weather the islands of La Désirade, Antigua and Montserrat! On a footpath around the headland you can explore this impressive natural heritage. The vegetation, exposed to the wind and sea spray, is arid and surprisingly similar to that of the Mediterranean.On your way, be sure to stop by the various belvederes - the one overlooking Hell's Door (Porte d'Enfer) is particularly remarkable…Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Les Marches des Esclaves, Petit-Canal, Grande-Terre Island, GuadeloupeAn important historical site of Guadeloupe, the town of Petit-Canal, located on the west coast of Grande-Terre between Port Louis and Morne-à-l'Eau, has several memorials related to Guadeloupe's painful slave-trading past. Once an important centre of sugar cultivation, this quiet town, which owes its name to a small canal dug in the 18th century for anchoring boats, is now geared towards tourism, offering amongst other things tours of the mangrove swamp and Grand Cul-de-Sac Marin lagoon.There are a number of heritage sites to be discovered in Petit-Canal, starting with the Slave Markets, below the Church of St Philip and St James. Legend has it that this monumental flight of steps was used by slaves who had just disembarked from the ships. In reality, it was built after the abolition of slavery in 1848 to facilitate the transport of goods to the heights of the town. These markets now have plaques commemorating the names of the tribes who were deported and landed there. Approaching the steps, the eternal flame monument to the unknown slave also reminds visitors of the sad past of the island. Alongside it, a bust of Louis Delgrès honours the historical figure known for his anti-slavery proclamation of 1802.Not far from there is a pleasant landscaped park that's ideal for a walk, with no fewer than 500 local plant species! A peaceful haven where you can admire a garden of medicinal plants, a dry forest, a Creole garden and a garden of the Indies, before continuing your tour of Petit-Canal with a trip to the Museum of Yesteryear (Musée de la Vie d'Antan), about daily life in Guadeloupe from Amerindian times to the 60s.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Memorial Acte, Pointe-a-Pitre, Grande-Terre Island, GuadeloupeAt Pointe-à-Pitre harbour in Guadeloupe, the Memorial ACTe or "Caribbean Centre of Expressions and Memory of the Slave trade and Slavery" is a unique place of remembrance. It opened in 2015 with two aims: to document the reality of the victims' suffering while using the act of commemoration to work towards a better society.On a 7,800 m² site erected where a sugar factory once stood, there are several suggested tours of varying length, depending on how much time you have to spare. For example, in two hours, alone or with your family, you can access the permanent exhibition, take a walk along the coast and visit the Memory Hill (Morne Mémoire), the Memorial garden with ocean views, by crossing the 275 metre-long footbridge between the panoramic garden and the main building. Once you reach the Memory Hill, take a look at the orientation table showing the orientation points of the slave trade and the slavery sites.The permanent exhibition at the Memorial ACTe will take you on a journey through six historic periods called "archipelagos": The Americas, Towards slavery and the transatlantic slave trade, The slavery period, Abolition, Post-abolition and segregation, and Today.One unusual feature is a genealogy research workshop for visitors to trace their ancestors based on their family name, with over 6,000 Guadeloupe family trees.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Carbet Falls (Les Chutes du Carbet), Parc National, Basse-Terre Island, GuadeloupeLeisure activities in the GuadeloupeCompare reviews, photos and rates with an interactive map. Promotions and weekend offers.Book my holidaysDescribed by Christopher Columbus, who would have glimpsed them upon disembarking at Capesterre-Belle-Eau in 1493, as "a very large spring spreading water on all sides of the mountain", the Carbet falls still astound visitors by their beauty and the majesty of the scenery around them. Among the most impressive waterfalls of the Lesser Antilles, these three falls located at the heart of the rainforest in Guadeloupe National Park offer nature-lovers a truly splendid spectacle!With two levels, the first fall is 115 metres high and is about 1h30 on foot from the reception area. The third, 20 metres high, ends with a beautiful circular pool. Visitors are not allowed close to this fall due to frequent landslides that take place. The most famous and most accessible waterfall is the second Carbet fall, at a height of 110 metres, which can be reached in about twenty minutes' walk along a nice signposted trail through lush rainforest . For safety reasons, however, visitors cannot go all the way to the bottom of the waterfall. This magnificent waterfall can still be admired from a specially constructed belvedere located not far away.Easily accessible without any difficulties, apart from a few passages that can be a bit slippery, the Grand Étang discovery trail is perfect for a family outing in the countryside. Located on the edge of the falls road, this walking tour along the Grand Étang takes about 1h30 and is ideal for bird-watchingDuration: 1 hourStop At: Parc des Roches Gravees, Basse-Terre, Basse-Terre Island, GuadeloupeVacation rentals in the GuadeloupeContact the managers directly with no middleman to pay. Book your stay at an exceptionally low price!Open selectionFound in the municipality of Trois-Rivières, the Engraved Rocks Archaeological Park is remarkable for its twenty or so rocks, which bear more than 230 engravings. These date from the 4th century AD, and are marvellous evidence left by the first inhabitants of Guadeloupe, the Arawak Indians. Today listed as Historic Monuments, these schematic figures are best seen in the morning around 10-11 am, when the light falls on them and they are most clearly seen.When you visit the Engraved Rocks Archaeological Park, you will also find a magnificent garden of lush vegetation where you can admire plant species typical of the Caribbean, such as the calabash, manioc, castor oil plant, achiote, cocoa tree and vetiver.Duration: 1 hour