Getting Around French Guiana

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    I came by a cruise

    by globetrott Updated Aug 30, 2012

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    I came to Devils island on various cruises onboard of M/S Vistafjord and Sagafjord between 1979 and 1985, so that was many years ago. A thing that has not changed since then is the fact that this tiny island will not have a real port, so all passangers have to be taken ashore by tenderboats.
    You will hardly find lots of ships that have this tiny island on its itinerary, simply because most modern ships have too many people onboard and that fact would put a lot of stress into the island.
    All you can do ashore is take a walk of maybe 1 hour and you have seen everything that is worth seeing. There was a restaurant and a small hotel but nothing else on the island in 1985.

    to Devil island on a Christmas - cruise
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    Hiring a car at Saint-Laurent

    by theo1006 Updated Feb 6, 2007

    We had intended to hire a car at Hertz's, but they were closed. So a friendly Guianese drove us into town to ADA. Here we got a Peugeot 206 for 4 days at EUR 48 per day, 1000 km free.
    They were quite helpful, on our return they brought us with our luggage to the river bank.

    ADA address: 14 Rue Hector Riviérez (close to the harbour)

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    To French Guiana from Paramaribo

    by theo1006 Updated Feb 5, 2007

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    From Paramaribo we made a trip into French Guiana in the following way:
    (1) By taxi from Paramaribo to Albina.
    (2) Crossing Marowijne River to Saint-Laurent du Maroni.
    (3) Hiring a car at St.Laurent.
    We found that you cannot take a rented car from Suriname into French Guiana, the insurance is not valid.

    Taxi's to Albina leave from Waterkant between Heiligenweg and Jodenbreestraat, starting at 6 am. You may just walk up there and hop in, or order them to pick you up at your hotel at a future date. (In that case take their HP number, they are not too punctual!). The fare is SRD 30, but at that rate they will only depart when full. If you are in a hurry, you have to pay for the empty places. Travel time to Albina is 2 hours.

    The taxi will take you to the river bank, where small boats leave, or to the jetty of the car ferry. At the car ferry (see photo's with fare and schedule) you have to pass customs. It is easier and faster to take a small boat. The fare is SRD 10, you just hop in at any time, they leave as soon as there are enough passengers. But be sure you have a passport/visa valid for French Guiana and a multiple entry visa for Suriname, just in case you run into a officer of the law.

    The boat will drop you off at the southern end of town, not far from Rue Hector Riviérez, where ADA car rentals are situated.

    Marowijne river bank at Albina Approaching St Laurent St Laurent ferry terminal and custom house Fares of the car ferry Schedule of the car ferry
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    We travelled from Suriname to...

    by K1W1 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    We travelled from Suriname to Brazil overland so the prices below are for these trips only.
    Ferry from Suriname 35frf
    Mini bus from Saint Laurent to Kourou 150 frf
    Mini bus to Cayenne 50 frf
    Mini bus to Regina 150 frf
    Ferry across the river 30 frf
    Taxi to St Georges 200 frf
    Ferry to Brazil 25 frf
    All buses are in the form of mini buses. Roads are good.

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French Guiana Hotels

  • Mercure Kourou Ariatel

    Avenue de St. Exupery, Kourou, 97310, French Guiana

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Families

  • Novotel Cayenne

    Route de Montabo, Chemin Hilaire, Cayenne, 97300, French Guiana

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars


    Lac Bois Diable, , KOUROU 97310

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Families

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