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Carbet Falls (Les Chutes du Carbet)

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You know you need lots of vacation photos, so why not take them here? These...

You know you need lots of vacation photos, so why not take them here? These three waterfalls showcase the natural beauty of the tropical landscape.

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A wonderful walk in the rain forest.

My wife & I walked to the Second Chute (waterfall) on our week-long visit in Guadeloupe and would highly recommend this. It was raining lightly but we didn't mind. The path to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Donald Munroe E
Hamburg, New York
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Hamburg, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife & I walked to the Second Chute (waterfall) on our week-long visit in Guadeloupe and would highly recommend this. It was raining lightly but we didn't mind. The path to the second falls was incredibly well built and maintained - stone and wooden steps all in excellent repair. This made the walk very easy. Unfortunately, the low clouds... More 

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Andover, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

A must see and do in Basse Terre. We only hike to the second chutes du Carbet. We did not have enough time for the other nor the right shoes. It was beautiful.

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Salisbury, Maryland
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

We visited this after hiking la souffriere and though our legs were tired it was worth the walk! There was plenty of parking, although the drive to the parking area was adventurous - windy and narrow. When we arrived we were charged $2.50 per person by a park worker who spoke limited English (a nice surprise!). We first walked to... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

We decided to picnic there on the day of our arrival in Guadeloupe so as not to turn up at our rented villa too early. From the car park it's a 90-minute return trip to the waterfall, through a rainforest, along a reasonably well maintained track with the occasional boardwalk or simply planks to help walkers across muddy sections. There... More 

1 Thank Dilbertfan
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Great parking area after a cool drive to reach the parking area. Excellent pathway to reach near the bottom of the waterfall. About a 30 minute, fairly easy stroll.

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Jackson Heights, New York, United States
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

I would say this was certainly a difficult and certainly challenging hike. Just a few things to note and consider, finding the entrance was difficult as the sign was hard to find, and once you are on the trail, there's directions/signs whatsoever.

Thank Lewis U
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

If you want a good hike in some pretty good rain forest conditions then this is a good attraction to come to and is well worth the very small entrance fee. If you are doing anything other than the nearest waterfall then come prepared - plenty of water, something to eat, breathable rainproof jacket and very good footwear (preferably proper... More 

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Turku, Finland
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

We visited 1st and 2nd waterfalls. #2 is easily reached from the parking area (about 20 minutes along a very good route) - however, it is not so magnificent view, because the best spot has been closed after the 2004 landslide. The hike up to the 1st waterfall is pretty difficult - you should not under-estimate the signs and do... More 

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Newtown, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

The higher falls are accessed through the signposted national park entrance for a small fee, there is a good view from the platform above the entrance for those who cannot walk far, interesting to reflect that C Columbus saw these falls from the sea and landed for fresh water as a result. The hike is about 20 mins on a... More 

Thank Charles F
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Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Heard the chutes are beautiful, but when we got there it was raining. The chutes should be visible from a viewing platform, but were just a blur. 20 minute walk each way moderate activity level to see the closer chute. Still couldn't fully appreciate it because of all the fog and rain. I can say it is a dramatic drop.... More 

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