6: Safety, Health/Travel insurance

Boekme Adventures takes safety very seriously and every precaution is being taken to ensure the safety of staff and guests. Boekme is honored that you give us the opportunity to  provide you the unique experience of briefly living and traveling in the Amazon jungle. We therefore take every measure to ensure your journey to the Amazon occurs in a safe and controlled environment.

You may not be aware of this but the Maroons (the people brought from Africa during the slave trade, who did not want to work as slaves) and the Amer-Indians have been living for hundreds, if not thousands of years in the Amazon jungle. Boekme Adventures work with these very people to help guide you during these trips.

Despite all our best efforts however, one must realize that no outdoors activity is 100% risk free. For example activities including skiing in the mountains, or riding your bicycle, or even swimming in a pool are not entirely risk free.

Traveling through the Amazon is therefore also not 100% without risk, although we must emphasize that the risk is small enough that it could be neglected. As responsible individuals however, we must be aware of the fact that accidents can happen at unexpected moments.  That is why we advise our guests to buy adventure travel/health insurance for the duration of the trip to give you 100% peace of mind. This is standard practice in the industry.

Rest assured that in the event of a serious emergency, Boekme Adventures has a running agreement with a helicopter company to rush to the location of the incident to ferry the people involved in the emergency out to the main hospital in the capital city.

International return flight and health/travel insurance are not included in the adventure trip fees. We advise our guests to  buy their return flight tickets a few months in advance to get the best deals. We also advise to buy adventure travel/health insurance for the duration  of your trip to give you 100% peace of mind. This is standard practice in the industry. Once you buy your Boekme Adventure trip ticket we will remind you again about insurance.

If at any time during the trip you do not feel well, we recommend you inform the guide. You will immediately be brought to the nearest medical post for observation. Either on the French side or the Suriname side. Depending on which location is the nearest at the time you reported not feeling well.