Isle Adventure

Price: $125.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 5 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? The Tender Pier.
Food/Beverage Provided A local lunch consisting of your choice of either chicken or fish, salad, dessert, and coffee or tea is included.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, weather appropriate clothing, insect repellent, a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and walking/beach shoes. We also suggest that you bring a bottle of water.
Restrictions Guests must be able to step in an out of the vehicle. Participants must be at least 21 years old to consume alchohol. This tour is NOT wheelchair accessible.

Isle Adventure

Here's your chance to learn about Paris commune exiles and Queen Hortense's attempts to hide with a visit to Convict Cemetery, Notre Dame l'Assomption, and Queen Hortense's Cave. Along the way soak in the beautiful island and bay views.

Take a ride to the Kuto area to see crumbling prison walls and stand at Convict Cemetery, the final resting place of nearly 200 Paris deportees who died in exile in the late 1800s. Look past the 12 rows of unmarked graves to see the white, pyramid-shaped monument erected to the more than 20 women and children who lost their lives while attempting to escape the island in a handmade boat.

Walk to the freshwater cave where 16-year-old Queen Hortense hid out for one year while various outside tribes warmed up to the idea of a female succeeding her father the Chief. Marvel at the pretty stained-glass windows and construction of Notre Dame de l'Assomption, built-in 1860 entirely by convicts. While at Vao village enjoy gorgeous views of St. Joseph Bay and St. Maurice Bay and nearby Brush Island. Stop for lunch at Mr. Jean Kaatheu's Place to enjoy sumptuous local fare including chicken or fish, salad, dessert, and coffee or tea. Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.

Book now for an unforgettable day surveying New Caledonia's dark past and natural splendor

Please Note: This tour is temporarily closed until further notice.