The Best Things to Do in French Guiana

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French Guiana

3.5
Landmarks · Wildlife Areas · Islands

Popular things to do in French Guiana

Kourou Space Centre (Guiana Space Centre) ©
Science Museum
Kourou Space Centre (Guiana Space Centre) Kourou
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
Devil's Island ©
Island
Devil's Island Cayenne
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Marshes of Caw ©
Wildlife Area
Marshes of Caw Arrondissement of Cayenne
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Zoo de Guyane ©
Zoo
Zoo de Guyane Macouria
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
The only part of South America still governed by an overseas country, the tropical, rainforest-covered French Guiana is the second largest region of France. The department was used by France as a penal colony in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with several islands that you can visit today used as prisons where inmates were forced to catch butterflies. On a trip to French Guiana, you can witness different ecosystems, diverse plant and animal life, as well a mix of cultures influenced by French colonization and a large immigrant population. Use our French Guiana trip planner to arrange the details of your trip to French Guiana and other destinations.

Hidden gems in French Guiana

Sentier des Salines
Hiking Trail
Sentier des Salines Remire-Montjoly
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Le Morpho ©
Outdoor Activity
Le Morpho Roura
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
La Montagne des Singes ©
Mountain
La Montagne des Singes Kourou
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Sentier de la Mirande ©
Outdoor Activity
Sentier de la Mirande Matoury
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in French Guiana

Remire-Montjoly Beach ©
Beach
Remire-Montjoly Beach Remire-Montjoly
3.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Plage des Hattes ©
Beach
Plage des Hattes Les Hattes
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
La plage des Roches ©
Beach
La plage des Roches Kourou
2.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Montabo Beach
Beach
Montabo Beach Cayenne
2.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Nature in French Guiana

Ilet la Mere ©
Island
Ilet la Mere Cayenne
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Chutes de Fourgassier ©
Waterfall
Chutes de Fourgassier Roura
1.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Maroni (Marowijne) River
Water Body
Maroni (Marowijne) River Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Crique Toussaint
Water Body
Crique Toussaint Sinnamary
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in French Guiana

Domaine Pascaud
Historic Site
Domaine Pascaud Remire-Montjoly
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
St. Sauveur Cathedral ©
Church
St. Sauveur Cathedral Cayenne
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Eglise Saint-Dominique de Roura
Church
Eglise Saint-Dominique de Roura Roura
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Wildlife in French Guiana

Crique Canceler ©
Wildlife Area
Crique Canceler Sinnamary
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
Association Chou Ai
Wildlife Area
Association Chou Ai Macouria
2.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Pripri De Yiyi ©
Wildlife Area
Pripri De Yiyi Sinnamary
3.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Atmosphere d'Amazonie Day Tours
Fishing Charter / Tour
Atmosphere d'Amazonie Day Tours Sinnamary
2.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

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