French Guyana, South America, France

French Guyana is a region and a French overseas department of France, in South America. With an area of 83 846 km22, Guyana is the largest French department and region of France (more than 15% of the surface of the metropolitan France) and the least populated after Mayotte. It is also the Department more wooded, 96% of the territory is covered by Equatorial forest that remains the richest and least environmentally fragmented in the world.

Guyana is the only territory of Latin America which doesn’t constitute an independent state on the continent. It fits within the plateau of the Guyanas with part of the Venezuela, bordered by the Orinoco River, and northern Brazil, bounded by the Amazon. This Department is among the richest of the world because of the plant and animal biodiversity.

The Guyanese forest is a primary forest to very high level of the richest biodiversity forest in the world, protected by a new national park and six natural reserves. The International Union for the conservation of nature (IUCN) and the European Union (EU) will recommend special protection efforts.

5,500 plant species have been recorded, including more than a thousand trees, 700 species of birds, 177 species of mammals, more than 500 species of fish, of which 45% are endemic (‘silt’ fish and fish scales) and 109 species of amphibians. Microorganisms would be many more yet, in particular in the North that rivals the Amazon with Brazil, with Borneo and with Sumatra. This French Department alone has at least 98% of the vertebrate fauna and 96% of the vascular plants of France.

In 1964, general De Gaulle took the decision to build a spatial centre in Guyana, intended to replace the Saharan base in Algeria, and to develop the Guyanese economy. The position of the Department is privileged, near the Equator with a large opening on the ocean. The Guyana Space Centre, since the first rockets ‘Véronique’, widely developed over the years. Space port of Europe with launchers such as Ariane 4 and Ariane 5, which prove a commercial success worldwide, the Guiana Space Centre is also developing the Vega program, and a Soyuz launch base built in Sinnamary.


Visit the Amazon

For a weekend or a short stay, choose a cottage oin the Amazon and come and relax in the heart of the forest in one of the natural settings the wildest in the world. The camps accessible only by river, offer a full frame with guides, pirogues, personal hospitality and catering. In the program, hiking, fishing, swimming, initiation to life in the forest, panning for gold… and a surprising discovery and smooth natural environment.

Space Center

It is located 54 Km from Cayenne, in the commune of Kourou. Led by experienced guides, you will be attending the screening of a film retracing the history of the space base and discover Jupiter, all Ariane launch control centre where you can see an Ariane 5 launcher in his gigantic installations. The C.S.G. being an operational base launch. Circuits and visits schedules can be changed. All this information you will be confirmed during your reservation and registration for the visit. Camcorder and cameras’ shots are allowed on the entire site. The animals will be systematically refused. As a precaution, we recommend that you make your reservations several days in advance.


The Carnival of Guyana, the longest in the world, is unique in its kind! The festivities will begin in the first week following Epiphany and ends on Wednesday of ash. Therefore, every Saturday night, “dance halls” are invaded by the mysterious touloulous, these fully disguised bridleways leading the ball until dawn. At daybreak, after so much effort and sways, your forces could be back by tasting the traditional “blaff», a court-bouillon of fish or shrimp subtly noted to the creole.

Incredible destination Guyana in summary: sea, rainforest, Carnival and Space Center.

Porto Seguro, Bahia, Brazil

Porto Seguro, located in the South of the State of Bahia, 750 km from El Salvador, is a popular tourist place with wonderful beaches. Its climate is an eternal spring (18 to 30 ° the whole year) and the kindness and the hospitality of its inhabitants are essential to a quiet life or to live when we decide not to work any more. There are a large number of hotels and motels and small houses near the beach to rent with a “Brazilian” atmosphere and the feet on the sand and into sea. At the seaside, you have plenty of bars where it is possible to spend the whole day, with toilets, showers, a beautiful shade under palm trees, necessary especially in the full sunny days and you can use the facilities with a required consumption. The city has everything you need, stores of any kind, no worries, everything is at your hand. You can visit the historic centre or take guided excursions to know the region and the other beaches nearby. At night, you have full of activities as: bars, restaurants, discos, shows of capoeira (Brazilian typical dance), etc.


Before you install in a bar on the beach, ask the waiter what, it is the consumption required to avoid surprises. If you want to spend the whole day, it’s worth it because you will be very well served and you’ll have all that is necessary on the spot, no need to worry about leaving your belongings when you go to the sea because people in the bar will check them for you.
It is better not to bring nothing to eat or drink at the beach because due to the hot weather, you can not keep your food in good conditions. Bars serve fresh and natural juices throughout the day and it is not expensive even like eating typical food as fish and vegetables. Healthy and delicious food.
If you want to buy souvenirs, the beach is a nice place to do it because there are many artisans that sell their products directly on the spot or vendors who bring them to your hands. Note that it is still possible to have a price reduction by asking. Brazilian cotton is very good and fabrics are generally well resistant and colors hold really well.
If you are a bit far from the beach, note that you can arrange a price with a taxi driver who will take you and will pick you up at the time indicated to bring back you to your hotel. You will go much more comfortable than by bus and at the time you want.