6 Days- Marowijne, Lawa, and Tapanahony Voyage, Camping and Sightseeing Adventure
Travel deep into Suriname’s mighty Amazon jungle for an experience on the wild side, including exciting camping on river beaches, overnight sleeping under the starlit skies or in jungle sheds, in swinging hammocks just like the local Maroons and Amer-Indians.
Our starting point is Albina, from where we head upriver in motorized dugout river canoes deep into the jungle. We will be crossing awesomely fierce rapids and splendid waterfalls.
After 6 hours of cruising we will reach our base camp, at Gakaba along the river banks. Starting from there the group will travel farther upriver visiting various Maroon villages, both on the French side of the river, as well as the Suriname side of the Marowijne and Lawa rivers.
At times when impressive waterfalls and shallow parts of the rivers needs to be crossed, you will experience the excitement of getting out of the boat and help pull it across the shallow stretches. For your enjoyment, the driver will at times also decent the wild rapids back-first. You will be blown away from excitement. Fun stuff. This, you will never experience anywhere else. The rivers are the only way the local Maroons and Amer-Indians are able to travel to the various villages strewn along the river banks.
We will visit villages such as Stoelmanseiland, Gran Santie and numerous other villages along the Marowijne, Lawa and Tapanahony rivers.
Travel Dates: March 24- 29, 2019
Trip duration: 6 days ()
When to book: We recommend to book at least 10 weeks in advance.
Group size: 15-20
Contribution: Transport costs and accommodations are covered by your friend, but you can make a voluntary contribution to help cover the cost of food
Accommodation Type: You will spend 5 nights of this adventure voyage at a riverside lodge at Gakaba in your own private swinging hammock! You don’t get to do that every day.
Internet Access: Not Guaranteed. And you probably will be happy if there is no access. No calls from pesky and jealous coworkers :). After all you came to escape the daily grind, and be one with nature for a bit:)
Who is this trip for:
- For adventurous individuals who have an interest in the rugged outdoors and nature at its purest
- For those who do not mind to get wet and dirty, enjoy jungle trekking and camping on river beaches and banks
- For those who want to experience living with the bare minimum in the jungle, but still comfortable enough to enjoy it
- And finally, it is for those who want to experience sleeping overnight in hammocks, in sheds on river banks deep into the Amazon jungle.