The Galibi Nature Reserve is in the North-East corner of Suriname in the district Marowijne. Two villages called Langamankondre and Christiaankondre are also part of the Galibi area at the mouth of the Marowijne River. About 800 people live in these two villages and they are descendants of the Indigenous tribe called ‘Caribs’. These Caribs have settled in this area right after the abolition of slavery. Their main sources of income are agri-culture and fishing as their ancestors have thought them. The traditional handicraft of the tribe seems to be preserved now with the introduction of tourism as another source of income.
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On the way to the Gran Rio area you will find Awarradam, at the base of the Awarradam rapids. Learn about the Maroon way of life and wander around in the natural environment. Go for a hike through the jungle, bathe in the rapids and enjoy a cultural song and dance show in one of the villages. Accommodation in simple lodges, built in traditional Saramacca style
Day program ( 4 day tour)
Day program ( 4 day tour)
Your depart from local airport Zorg& Hoop in Paramaribo to the airstrip at Kajana, approx. 55 minutes by airplane, south of Paramaribo. Upon arrival, our employees at the lodge guide you to the dug- out canoe which will carry you further on the Gran Rio River to your holiday destination.
In the early morning dawn, we float downstream a bit on the river in the dug-out canoe to enjoy the awakening of the jungle in all peacefulness. After breakfast, you depart for an informative and adventurous jungle walk.
Soon after breakfast we go up-stream by dug-out canoe. After about half an hour, we switch off the outboard engine of the dug-out canoe and float downstream while we fully enjoy the jungle sounds and fauna.
In the early morning you have the opportunity to enjoy some more peddling in a dug-out canoe, swim or just relax while you enjoy the sounds of the jungle. After breakfast, our employees say goodbye to you in the traditional manner.
This day is kept free for your own activities. If you go for walk in the forest after breakfast you have a good chance to spot several animals such as monkeys, birds and tropical frogs.
In the early morning you can enjoy some more peddling in a dug-out canoe, swim or just relax in all peacefulness of the jungle sounds. After breakfast our employees say goodbye to you in the traditional manner. A dug-out canoe takes you back to Kajana. From there, you fly back to Paramaribo.
Commewijne plantation boattour
The Commewijne River Cruise is a historical boat trip on the Commewijne River with the main attraction being a visit to plantation FrederiksDorp to admire the most beautiful restored plantation houses. We also visit Fort Nieuw Amsterdam, an open air museum and other plantations. On the way back there is an opportunity for dolphin spotting.
From Paramaribo a boat takes you to the New Amsterdam Bastion. This is an open sky museum where you get to walk along sights worth seeing, such as the old prison bomb shelter and gunpowder storage. Next is a stop at FrederiksDorp plantation.
Danpaati River Lodge
This will be trip of your dreams! The Suriname Rainforest. Immerse in virgin nature, learn about the Saramacca culture or simply relax and at the same time contribute to the well-being of the local population. Simply by being there, you contribute to the care of the elderly and children. Join a variety of activities: bush hikes, boat trips and traditional massage
Departure from Paramaribo by bus for 2 and a half hour drive to Atjoni. Where you will be picked up by the guide of Danpaati. He will take you by boat to Danpaati (3 hours in a dug-out canoe).
Galibi mud bath tour
Galibi Mud bath
Tour – 2 days/1 night
If you have never been covered in mud from head toe, it’s an experience!
They claim to have age-defying benefits and healing notions but overall, it just feels ..... Interesting.
What better way to get into “vacation mode” than by soaking in a rivitalizing mud bath?
The Tijgerbank is one of Suriname hidden Jewels. It`s the only shoal in Suriname, situated in the Atlantic Ocean.
This sandbank provides a rare opportunity to indulge in a therapeutic natural spa, windy walks, swimming and sunbathing. The therapeutic mud pool of Galibi is the ideal remedy for self - cleansing or naturally beautifying yourself. Here you will have the unique opportunity to cover yourself in warm mud and let the natural properties of the mud cleanse and revitalize your body and mind. When the mud dries, take a dip in the natural water and emerge feeling refreshed, gorgeous and healthy.
Locals believes that the hot salty water have healing properties and is a popular spot for both visitors and locals, providing a great social experience.
Once your`re refreshed, we will head back to the village Galibi for a delicious surinamese lunch. Enjoy a wide array of local suriname Carib buffet style.
Menu items include: grilled fish/chicken, fresh salade, rice/potatoes and plantain, as well as various cold drinks.
Immerse yourself in the mud pool and discover authentic Galibi warmth.
price: EURO 136,- p/p
Tourguide Excursion: mud
Food and beverage & fruits
– 2x L/1xD/1xB
Pick up time: 08.30 am
Place: Terrace Tangelo
GALIBI – 2 days
Paramaribo - Albina - Galibi
Morning transfer by bus from Paramaribo to Albina, situated at the Marowijne River and forming the boarder with St. Laurent, French Guyana. The route takes us across the Wijdenbosch Bridge from where we have a magnificent view over the capital. A few stops are made to stretch the legs or to use sanitairy facilities. The bus also makes a detour to the bauxite city Moengo. From Albina we continue north by boat to Galibi. The Myrysji Lodge where we will spend the night is situated at the river in Christiaankondre. After checking in lunch is served. In the afternoon you can learn more about the local indigenous and their lifestyle. After the stroll through the village one can relax on the loungers on the beach or recline in the local bar. After dinner our guide will give instructions for the nightly trip to the sea turtle nesting beach. Late night departure by boat to the Baboensanti beach.
Galibi – Albina - Paramaribo
After breakfast there is possibility to purchase souvenirs in the local souvenir shop. After this you will be transferred by boat back to Albina. En route a stop is made in St. Laurent, French Guyana, where you can tour the facilities of the local museum, the old prison. From Albina you will be transferred again by bus, back to Paramaribo.
Galibi - 3 days
Paramaribo - Albina - Galibi
Morning transfer by bus from Paramaribo to Albina, situated at the Marowijne River and forming the birder with St. Laurent, French Guyana. The route takes us across the Wijdenbosch Bridge from where we have a magnificent view over the capital. A few stops are made to stretch the legs or to use sanitary facilities. The bus also makes a detour to the bauxite city Moengo.
From Albina we continue north by boat to Galibi. The Myrysji Lodge where we will spend the night is situated at the river in Christiaankondre. After checking in lunch is served.
In the afternoon you can learn more about the local indigenous and their lifestyle. After the stroll through the village one can relax on the loungers on the beach or recline in the local bar.
After dinner our guide will give instructions for the nightly trip to the sea turtle nesting beach. Late night departure by boat to the Baboensanti beach.
After breakfast we make a trip to the sandbank in the mouth of the Marowijne River. Tijgerbank is the only sandbank in Suriname. The beach-like sand makes it possible to sunbath or swim in the surrounding waters. By midday we return to Myrysji Lodge for lunch. After lunch you can spend the afternoon as you please. Optional bookings can be made for the following activities: kayaking, fishing, sunset cruise or a hike in the jungle trail park. After dinner you can enjoy the local culture as local artist show-case the Samboera. Participate in this traditional dance to enhance your experience in the culture and lifestyle of the indigenous.
Or you can purchase souvenirs in the local souvenir shop. After this you will be transferred by boat back to Albina. En route a stop is made in St. Laurent, French Guyana, where you can tour the facilities of the local museum, the old prison. From Albina you will be transferred again by bus, back to Paramaribo.
Rates and amenities
What should you bring:
• Sunscreen lotion/ oil
• Water shoes/sandals/ flip-flops &bull
• Insect repellent
• Camera with extra batteries
• Small backpack
• Small backpack
• Comfortable clothing
• long sleeve shirt for nighttime
• Bathing suit
2 days /1 night € 175,- p.p.
3 days/2 nights € 210,- p.p.
**Children aged 4 till 11 get a 25% discount.
• Transport by bus and boat round trip
• Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
• Dutch/ English speaking guide
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner plus non-alcoholic beverages (water/ tea/ coffee/ syrup/ juice)
• Entree fee bagno in St. Laurent € 6,-p.p.
Departs every day
Myrysji Lodge offers guests the opportunity to explore the surroundings of Christiaankondre and Langamankondre. Guests can rent a kayak to peddle around on the Marowijne River. Explore the Mangrove trees that cover the river bank. At low-tide you can see birds (Snipjes, Mangrove Egrets, Black Vulture) searching for their daily meal.
Price per kayak: Euro 15,- per 3 hours
Sunset on the Marowijne river
You will enjoy a relaxed day on the Marowijne River on the Myrysji Cruise. Feel the cool breeze of the wind as the takes us to the mouth of the river. Delicious snacks and refreshing drinks are served on board as we wait for the sun to set.
Day tour Paramaribo - St. Laurant du Maroni
Early morning (07:30) transfer by bus to Albina. The three hour bus ride will bring us to the waterfront of Albina, where we will embark on a dugout canoe to French Guyana, St. Laurent du Maroni.
Ever since 1852 about 6000 prisoners were shipped from France to the local prison, Banjo. The wellknown Papillon was also among these prisoners who came to this continent. The prison which nowadays is a museum was used until 1946. There are guided tours every day from 11.00 – 12.00 hrs. through this old prison. On the tour you can learn more about the history of this place and its inhabitants.
After the museum tour, we will walk through the streets of St. Laurent; visit a market to see which crops are sold. Typical French Lunch. After lunch there is time for fans of architecture styles. We will embark on the canoe again around 15.30 to Albina. From Albina the bus will take us back to Paramaribo.
Included: transportation by bus and boat, lunch, non-alcoholic beverages, snack, excursions, tour guide, entrance fee.
Not included: tip
Price: Euro 85 p/p
Group minimum: 2 per person
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Have you recently started marriage-life with the one you love? We congratulate you with this milestone and wish you all the best! Above all we wish you will have a long and happy journey together. There is nothing greater then spending your honeymoon abroud.
Many married couples choose a destination with sun, palm trees and white sandy beaches when planning their honeymoon. Galibi is one such a destination. This versatile idyllic place is perfectly suited for a honeymoon retreat with its beautiful beach, the authentic culture and the nightly boat trip under the starry sky.
Everyone wants there honeymoon to be special!
Some want a luxurious 5 star resort when other simply choose for the back-to-basics, a quiet retreat on a remote beach in an authentic community, appreciating each other’s presence.
Let us plan and organize your honeymoon. All you have to do is enjoy the beginning of your life long companionship.
Special offer for residents of Suriname
Galibi 2 days/ 1 night
Price: SRD550,- per person
Minimum of 10 persons.See all our Special Offers
"Books are welcome in the village. We have space on board our boat to transport these books to Galibi", says Wijnberg Tokoe, owner of Myrysji Tours Suriname. Bibliotheek Galibi was founded on May 29, 2010 by Jennifer Gangaram, a vigilant young woman whose heart goes out to the people of Galibi. Every school holiday she heads out to Galibi with her team for educational activities. View all news items
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