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Address: Kourou, French Guiana
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A popular attraction on this river is organized rides in pirogues,...

A popular attraction on this river is organized rides in pirogues, traditional hollowed-out log canoes.

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A weekend "up the jungle"

Spent a weekend in a native long hut, built on stilts, sleeping in a hammock. Got there by dugout. Not to be missed for the experience.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 December 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

Spent a weekend in a native long hut, built on stilts, sleeping in a hammock. Got there by dugout. Not to be missed for the experience.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

This body of water (around Kourou particularly) really is to just a means of transportation to somewhere more interesting such as the Iles du Salut. Not worth looking at unless you're on top of it... in a boat... going somewhere else...

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2012

The Kourou River is nice to look at but it's extremely dirty and poluted. The water is a nasty brown. I wouldn't dip a toe in it.

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