Guadeloupe, French Caribbean

7 DAYS EXPERIENCE TOUR

 

Day 1 Grande Terre : Le Gosier and Saint-François

For this first day, take the time to recover at your own pace by discovering the charming fishing village of Saint François and its beaches of the Lagoon including « Raisins Clairs » for guaranteed moments of relaxation. Do not miss the night market on Tuesday night to bargain-hunt and taste local specialities.

Day 2   Grande Terre : Le Gosier

Once rested, you can go for a visit of the island of Le Gosier (accessible by the small pier of the Datcha beach). Turquoise waters and beautiful white sand beaches are waiting for you. Discover the beautiful landscapes at your own pace enjoying a picnic with your family.

Day 3 Grande Terre : Pointe des Châteaux – Le Moule – Porte d’Enfer – Pointe de la Grande Vigie

Take the road towards Pointe des Châteaux and let yourself be surprised by the magnificent panorama offered from this exceptional site. Continue your journey by joining the Moule, quite preserved from the crowds, where you will understand the culture and the history of Guadeloupe thanks to its Amerindian archeology museum and the Damoiseau distillery which produces the most consumed rum in Guadeloupe.
During the afternoon, let yourself be guided to the north coast of Grande Terre and you will discover « Porte d’Enfer », wild and beautiful site. The high cliffs characterize this cove, whose coral reefs are swept by waves that happen to shatter against the cliffs.
Continue a few kilometers to the north and you will see « Pointe de la Grande Vigie », or there too, from the point, impressive sight with these cliffs high of 80 meters. In good weather, you will be able to see Desirade island.

Day 4 La Soufrière – Guadeloupe National Park

Let’s go to Basse Terre where you can stop and take a picture of the lush vegetation of the national park of Guadeloupe. Almost never seeing the summit, hidden in the mists, the volcano the Soufriere, the highest point of the « Petites Antilles » (1466m) is the rendez-vous for a climb in a sulphurous atmosphere. In June, do not miss the Volcanotrail which brings together high-level climbers for a 42km run all around the volcano massifs.

Day 5 Carbet Falls

Basse Terre is full of unusual sites including Carbet Falls. You will be impressed by the second fall of the Carbet, a 20-minute walk in the forest from the visitor center. For the other two falls, plan to have good walking shoes and a raincoat to reach them where it takes more than 1h30 walk.

Day 6 Les Saintes

Take the ferry to head the Saintes islands, including Terre-de-haut and Terre-de-Bas. These islands are accessible by boat from several ports (Trois-Rivières, Basse Terre, Pointe à Pitre, Terre de Bas). You may see iguanas in the middle of the road that will make children happy. Do not miss the Napoleon fort and the beach of Pompierre, whose waters are conducive to diving.

 Day 7 Deshaies -Sainte Rose

Last day of our itinerary and first stop at Deshaies located on the north western tip of Basse Terre. The botanical garden (ex-property of Coluche) is a must for all lovers of tropical flora, bougainvillea and baobas among others. The beach of Grande Anse is one of the most beautiful beaches of Basse Terre. Lucky will be those who will see the green ray that sometimes appears at sunset.Finally, last stop at Sainte Rose, city specialized in sugar cane. We appreciate its fishing port and the atmosphere that reigns there. For diving and excursions lovers and, many agencies will make you discover the coast and the stunning seabed that Unesco defined as « World Biosphere Reserve ».

14 DAYS EXPERIENCE TOUR

 

Day 1 Grande Terre : Le Gosier and Saint-François

For this first day, take the time to recover at your own pace by discovering the charming fishing village of Saint François and its beaches of the Lagoon including « Raisins Clairs » for guaranteed moments of relaxation. Do not miss the night market on Tuesday night to bargain-hunt and taste local specialities.

Day 2   Grande Terre : Le Gosier

Once rested, you can go for a visit of the island of Le Gosier (accessible by the small pier of the Datcha beach).
Turquoise waters and beautiful white sand beaches are waiting for you. Discover the beautiful landscapes at your own pace enjoying a picnic with your family.

Day 3 Grande Terre : Pointe des Châteaux – Le Moule

Take the road towards Pointe des Châteaux and let yourself be surprised by the magnificent panorama offered from this exceptional site. Continue your journey by joining the Moule, quite preserved from the crowds, where you will understand the culture and the history of Guadeloupe thanks to its Amerindian archeology museum and the Damoiseau distillery which produces the most consumed rum in Guadeloupe.

Day 4 Porte d’Enfer – Pointe de la Grande Vigie

During the afternoon, let yourself be guided to the north coast of Grande Terre and you will discover « Porte d’Enfer », wild and beautiful site. The high cliffs characterize this cove, whose coral reefs are swept by waves that happen to shatter against the cliffs.
Continue a few kilometers to the north and you will see « Pointe de la Grande Vigie », or there too, from the point, impressive sight with these cliffs high of 80 meters. In good weather, you will be able to see Desirade island.

Day 5 Désirade Island

From Saint-François (by boat), discover the Désirade and relax on the beautiful sandy beaches for a chill break. On the south side, between Baie-Mahault and Les Galets, there are the beaches of Soufleur, Fifi, Fanfan and Petite Rivière and on the north side, behind the mountain after a few minutes of walking, pebble beaches are to be discovered and worth the detour. For the most curious, the former meteorological station and the Pointe Dublé Lighthouse are of considerable cultural interest. For athletes, take the long coastal path, easy level, where walking lasts between 1:30 and 2 hours.

Day 6- Grande-Terre : Port Louis – Small Canal – Morne à l’Eau

Take the road north towards the small fishing port of Port Louis with its Beauport area and its famous Souffleur beach, bordered by white cedar trees, ideal for swimming.
For diving enthusiasts, you will be served with the Port Louis’underwater trail and
Grand-Cul de Sac Marin Reserve. The cultural and historical aspect is present in different ways such as the most famous cemetery of Guadeloupe located at Morne à l’Eau or even the small staircase to the Slaves at Petit Canal.

Day 7 – Marie Galante

The second largest island in the archipelago after Guadeloupe, Marie-Galante is a true homecoming with its rural landscapes, unspoiled countryside and beautiful beaches still preserved. Try to arrive early to enjoy peacefully at Habitation Murat. Enjoy one of the best rums in the world at Bielle Distillery. See the Kreol West Indies Museum to bring lots of memories back home. In the afternoon, it’s time to take a dip on the beach Mosquito and chat with sea turtles thanks to the diving club Man Balalou.

Day 8 – La Soufrière volcano – Guadeloupe National Park

Let’s go to Basse Terre where you can stop and take a picture of the lush vegetation of the national park of Guadeloupe. Almost never seeing the summit, hidden in the mists, the volcano the Soufriere, the highest point of the « Petites Antilles » (1466m) is the rendez-vous for a climb in a sulphurous atmosphere. In June, do not miss the Volcanotrail which brings together high-level climbers for a 42km run all around the volcano massifs.

Day 9 – Basse Terre Sainte-Marie- Trois-Rivières

For this day under the sign of taste, take the road to Sainte Marie or the distillery Longueteau offers you free visit and tasting of a rum at 62 °. Still in the same area, a little more inland, immerse yourself in the banana kingdom at Grand-Café plantation (again, tasting offered!). To end this day, head south to the town of Trois-Rivières where you do not miss to go to the beautiful beach of Grande-Anse which is one of the rare sites of laying of certain species of sea turtles of the archipelago.

Day 10 Les Saintes

Take the ferry to head the Saintes islands, including Terre-de-haut and Terre-de-Bas. These islands are accessible by boat from several ports (Trois-Rivières, Basse Terre, Pointe à Pitre, Terre de Bas). You may see iguanas in the middle of the road that will make children happy. Do not miss the Napoleon fort and the beach of Pompierre, whose waters are conducive to diving.

Day 11 Carbet Falls

Basse Terre is full of unusual sites including Carbet Falls. You will be impressed by the second fall of the Carbet, a 20-minute walk in the forest from the visitor center. For the other two falls, plan to have good walking shoes and a raincoat to reach them where it takes more than 1h30 walk. Day 12 Basse-Terre Vieux-Habitants
Day under the sign of the culture in Old Inhabitants, oldest municipality of Guadeloupe founded in 1936 by the first colonists. Coffee is omnipresent in this city between the Vanibel coffee plantation and the Coffee Museum. In the afternoon, rest at the Rocroy beach, a small wild beach of black sand. At the end of the day, enjoy the splendid panorama offered by the Anse à la Barque for a memorable sunset.

Day 13 Basse Terre – Bouillante

Continue your discovery of Basse Terre by stopping at Bouillante, high place of diving in Guadeloupe with the beach of Malendure, known for its underwater beauties, sea turtles among others. Whether for connoisseurs or beginners, diving spots abound in Pigeon shops : the Coral Garden, Pointe Baracuda and hot springs. Another alternative, go to discover Pointe Noire which is full of activities and cultural treasures including the vanilla plantation of Fêty, Habitation Côte-Sous-Vive and the Maison du Cacao, a huge tropical garden with cocoa trees.

Day 14 Deshaies -Sainte Rose

Last day of our itinerary and first stop at Deshaies located on the north western tip of Basse Terre. The botanical garden (ex-property of Coluche) is a must for all lovers of tropical flora, bougainvillea and baobas among others. The beach of Grande Anse is one of the most beautiful beaches of Basse Terre. Lucky will be those who will see the green ray that sometimes appears at sunset.Finally, last stop at Sainte Rose, city specialized in sugar cane. We appreciate its fishing port and the atmosphere that reigns there. For diving and excursions lovers and, many agencies will make you discover the coast and the stunning seabed that Unesco defined as « World Biosphere Reserve ».

 

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