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Sightseeing Tour : Guadeloupe's first inhabitants and colonization

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What to Expect
You will begin this day by going to the municipality of Trois-Rivières which is named after the three rivers running through it. All three originate in the imposing massif of the Soufriere which dominates the whole island. Founded in 1645, the municipality covers an area of 31 km² and is home to around 9000 inhabitants. The strong elevation that characterizes it, its position in coast to wind and in South Basse-Terre, provide a relatively humid climate and explains a large variation in rainfall. Trois-Rivières also possesses an important Amerindian and colonial heritage. There are numerous engraved rocks concentrated around the Petit Carbet River and an architectural heritage witnessed from the colonial era still in very good condition.

On the way, you will learn about the discovery of Guadeloupe by Christopher Columbus and the colonization. We’ll step back in time within a 2 hours hike along the coastline, to find out about the first inhabitants and an important heritage left by them.Then we'll continue with the visit of a former sugar factory and finish with a military battery with canon and powder house. If time allows, we will see some Amerindian basket waving with Arouman herb, this tradition continues to be held by the native and transmitted. (Most of the descendant of native tribe live in Dominica and have a territory on their own, some have move to other islands.). A lovely lunch will wait for you at the little port of Trois-Rivières.

Then different options will be offered for the afternoon, either a swim on a beautiful black sand beach or in warm pool, the furthest south end point of the island in Vieux fort, a stop at the light house and/or Basse-Terre fortification.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Airport.
Alternative departure location can be arranged. Please specify at time of booking.
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Duration
24h
Return Details
Airport.
Alternative return location can be arranged. Please specify at time of booking.
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Prices shown apply for a vehicle
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is casual
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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