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Address: Kourou, French Guiana
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A popular attraction on this river is organized rides in pirogues,...

A popular attraction on this river is organized rides in pirogues, traditional hollowed-out log canoes.

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A weekend "up the jungle"

Spent a weekend in a native long hut, built on stilts, sleeping in a hammock. Got there by dugout. Not to be missed for the experience.

Reviewed 3 December 2013
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Noordwijk, The Netherlands
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

beautiful place, The river is cutting its way through jungle with green stretching down to its banks. Its a typical tropical river with some sediments being carried down it but the breathtaking wild scenery is magnificent. Take plenty of Mosquito repellents though and spray clothes too. they bite through cloth !

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Norfolk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 648 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2013

Spent a weekend in a native long hut, built on stilts, sleeping in a hammock. Got there by dugout. Not to be missed for the experience.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2013

This body of water (around Kourou particularly) really is to just a means of transportation to somewhere more interesting such as the Iles du Salut. Not worth looking at unless you're on top of it... in a boat... going somewhere else...

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2012

The Kourou River is nice to look at but it's extremely dirty and poluted. The water is a nasty brown. I wouldn't dip a toe in it.

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