WATERFALL - PETIT-BOURG
Not far from the Maison de la Forêt, Cascade aux Ecrevisses, in the commune of Petit-Bourg, is one of the most visited sites in Guadeloupe, welcoming over 200,000 visitors a year. From the roadside parking lot, walk ten minutes through tropical forest on a path along the Corossol River. The waterfall is not particularly high, but the volume of water it produces, along with its enchanting setting, make it naturally inviting. The pool under the cascade offers clear water for a refreshing swim, but no crawfish, as they have all left for less populated areas. A second pool can be found upstream. On the other side of the national highway, canopy structures are provided for picnicking or relaxing.
MUSEUM - PETIT-BOURG
A series of illustrated signs at Maison de la Forêt, located in the heart of the National Park, provides visitors with a total overview of the vegetation found in Guadeloupe, including rainforest, dry woodland, and high altitude vegetation.
Mamelles Zoological Park
PARK - BOUILLANTE
Mamelles Zoological Park is not just a protected area for mammals, birds and reptiles; it is also a horticultural reserve where a variety of tropical species can be seen, all set against an enchanting backdrop. The park is open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
House of Cacao
MUSEUM - POINTE-NOIRE
Located in a magnificent botanical setting on the site of the former Pagesy estate, the Maison du Cacao is a fun and educational place to visit to learn more about the cultivation of cacao, its history, how it is harvested, and the various steps in chocolate-making: hulling, fermentation, and drying. Tours and tastings available.
GARDEN - DESHAIES
The botanical garden was created on a 5-hectare estate that once belonged to well-known French comedian Coluche. At that time, it was beautifully maintained by renowned gardener Michel Gaillard, who purchased the property after the death of his friend in 1991. Gaillard then took on the monumental challenge of transforming the estate into a botanical garden. After years of study, research, and painstaking work with his locally recruited and trained team, Gaillard was able to open the park in 2001. Construction of the park was directed by Michel Gaillard, designer; Didier Rousselle, landscape architect; Richard Routhier, and Daniel Puget. Today the park, with its many flowering plants and animal farm, receives over 120,000 visitors a year (tourists and local residents combined), all of whom come to admire the enormous variety of tropical plants (800 plant species) and varied landscapes, in a harmonious setting featuring walls of water, rushing streams, waterfalls, a flamingo pool, a lily pond, a fern-lined walkway, cacti, palms, bougainvillea, a small aviary, a “macaw village,” and various presentations.
LOCAL PRODUCT - SAINTE-ROSE
The Marsolle family, arrived in Guadeloupe with the first French, began the sugar business around 1700. Visit of the distillery working with its paddle wheel. The tour in Petit-Train takes about 35 minutes. In the shop, the “Cave à Rhum“, tasting and sale of the Domaine's products every day except Sunday - Tel. : 0590 28 91 86. Walk in the field to observe the grinding of sugar cane (during the season, usually from February to June), stroll in the beautiful Creole garden of the property. One can also observe the "Case à Popo", a reproduction of an old house of worker. La Maison de l'Habitation (the main house) is an authentic Creole house in colonial style, with period objects preserved by the Marsolle family and also the sets of the Franco-British series "Murder in Paradise". O 'Séverin restaurant offers Creole, French and Cajun dishes. O 'Séverin is open Monday to Saturday noon, service between 11:30 and 15:00. In the evening and on Sundays by reservation only
SIGHTSEEING OF THE NORTH BASSE-TERRE
TO BRING WITH YOU
Swimsuit and towel
THE PRICE INCLUDES
The guided tour
A bottle of water
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Personal expenses (tips, souvenirs, etc.)
Do not leave valuables in the vehicle
FROM 9h00 TO 15h00
The starting places:
Le Gosier, Sainte-Anne, the Pointe-à-Pitre ferry terminal.
For other cities, an extra charge of 10 € / person will be required.
Chauffeur guide, minibus 8 seats, air conditioning.
Taxes included. Door to door service. 3 persons minimum for shared tours. No minimum for private visits. Stop as close as possible to the places visited. For any other place of departure, a supplement will be required. Price per person. The 20% deposit must be paid in advance, not refunded if cancellation on the day of the visit. Cancellation accepted without charge 48 hours before the departure date, 50% due 24 hours before and the whole on the same day.
SATEVAN can not be held responsible for exceptional closure of visited places, the weather, traffic, loss or deterioration of your personal belongings. Clients are insured during transport, but not during the descent or boarding of the vehicles.