Ruins in Paradise


Your local guide will reveal dark secrets from the past as you explore some of the remaining structures and ruins of French prison settlement from more than 100 years ago. Remnants of the prison compound covered by tropical vegetation, water tower, old convent and the final resting place of the convicts are reminders of a distant past slowly being reclaimed by nature. Then, visit “Chez Lylone”, land returned to the islanders after the end of the penal colony era. Enjoy some free time visiting their family beach and tropical garden.
  • Tour Code

    IP1070

  • Location

    Isle Of Pines

  • Activity Types

    Hiking / Trekking / Walking

  • Experience Types

    Culture & History

  • Duration

    2 hours

  • Fitness Level

    Moderate

  • Price

    Adult from $65.99
    Children (12 & under) from $49.99


Photography

Refreshments

Special Notes

• Wear comfortable warm-weather clothing and walking shoes. Bring a hat and adequate sun protection. Please fill your water bottle before leaving the ship.

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Your local guide will reveal dark secrets from the past as you explore some of the remaining structures and ruins of French prison settlement from more than 100 years ago. Remnants of the prison compound covered by tropical vegetation, water tower, old convent and the final resting place of the convicts are reminders of a distant past slowly being reclaimed by nature. Then, visit “Chez Lylone”, land returned to the islanders after the end of the penal colony era. Enjoy some free time visiting their family beach and tropical garden.
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Child: $105.99pp


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