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Caribe Francais

Exploring the French Caribbean islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe

You’ll get off the beaten track here and discover exotic flora and fauna, colourful birdlife, historic forts, and white sandy beaches, lapped by azure seas. Exploring the islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe gives you a real sense of the Franco-Caribbean heritage of the French Antilles. Both islands are overseas regions of France, yet the scenery is distinctly that of the Caribbean combined with Gallic flair and flavours.

Our journey begins on Martinique, where Napoleon’s Empress Josephine was born. Bustling Fort-de-France is its capital, and here you’ll find the historic fort, the Grande Marché and cathedral. Our hotel is in Trois Ilets across the bay from the capital, which is easily reached by ferry. Our island walks take us from the Caravelle peninsula with its extensive plantation ruins and Château Dubuc to Anses d’Arlet with beautiful beaches and waterside restaurants. We’ll take a boat trip along the island’s coast and admire the stunning views of Mt Pelée, which dominates the island.

Nearby Guadeloupe is an archipelago, with its two main islands in the shape of a butterfly. We’ll spend our time walking on the more mountainous western island of Basse-Terre, home to the wild Guadaloupe National Park. Here we’ll explore the Soufrière volcano, hike to a waterfall and visit Rifflet, the location for TV’s Death in Paradise. Our walk takes us along its picturesque coastline and to the Reserve Cousteau, where we’ll enjoy a glass bottom boat trip. We’ll also island hop over to Terre de Haut, the largest of the Les Saintes islands to enjoy a walk and visit its only village, Bourg des Saintes.

NEW FOR 2018 - We are no longer visiting St Lucia and Barbados for one night as we are now going to experience a solely French Caribbean holiday by flight direct to Martinique and back from Guadeloupe via Paris.




WALKING GRADES


Full day walks with moderate amounts of ascent and descent. The paths are mostly good, but there may be some steep and rough ground. Walks will last up to 6 hours and could involve as much as 750m of ascent and descent. Some walks will be less demanding but equally rewarding.




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    Caribe Francais (Grade 5)
    Date
    20 Nov 2018
    Nights
    12

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    London (Heathrow)
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  • What's Included
    • Return flights from Heathrow to Martinique returning Guadeloupe to Heathrow via Paris both ways (Air France), includes coach travel from Charles de Gaulle to Orly airport
    • Airport transfers and inter-island flights
    • Half board en suite accommodation
    • Knowledgeable and experienced local guides
    • All local transport costs.

  • Holiday Highlights
    • Walking picturesque Terre de Haut.
    • Climbing Soufrière volcano.
    • Swimming in the blue Caribbean Sea.
    • Discovering Franco-Caribbean heritage.

  • Travel Information & Regional Departures
    • Return flights from Heathrow to Martinique returning Guadeloupe to Heathrow via Paris both ways (Air France), includes coach travel from Charles de Gaulle to Orly airport
    • Inter-island flights
    • We can offer regional flight options but due to the location and travelling time to our resort we operate just one transfer coach between the airport and our hotel to coincide with our main group. This may mean that there is a wait at the overseas airport in one or both directions
    • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights; Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote
    • Arrival transfer by road c.1hr30mins

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