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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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Awarradam

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

 

Features:

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Features:

  • exciting boat trips (through rapids)
  • impressive flight above jungle
  • interesting jungle hike
  • visit to Maroon villages
  • swimming in rapids
  • tasty Surinamese food prepared on wood fire
  • authentic and rustic cabanas overlooking the river



 

Day program ( 4 day tour)

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Day program ( 4 day tour)


Day 1


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.

The trip on the river to jungle lodge Awarradam, located on an island at the foot of the Awarradam rapids, takes 30 minutes.

After check in, meet and greet with the personnel at the lodge, lunch is served. In the afternoon you have the opportunity to explore the surroundings and relax in the rapids. We are proud of the traditional and sustainable aspects which characterize our lodge.

Our local employees are the friendly Maroons of the Saramaccan tribe and your cabin is built in traditional style.

The cool evenings make air-conditioning or use of a fan redundant but you do enjoy the comfort of a mosquito net. For atmospheric lighting at night, solar energy is used and the meals are prepared on wood fire with primarily Surinamese ingredients.

In the afternoon, we visit the beautiful rapid, a few minutes by boat from the lodge.

Here you will enjoy a refreshing, natural water massage and you can float back to the lodge with your life vests on or peddle back in the dug-out canoe. On the first night, you get more information about this unique area where the Maroons have managed to maintain their ancient old West African traditions.

Day 2

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.

While you enjoy the surroundings in the untouched tropical rainforest, the guide gives information about the trees and plants and how animals can be recognized through their sounds and tracks. After lunch, we will visit the rapids.

We stay here the whole afternoon where you can swim, paddle in a dug-out canoe or relax in a hammock while you enjoy the beautiful view on the rapids. At the night after dinner, you receive more information on a few interesting aspects of the local culture.



Day 3

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.
We return to the lodge via a forest trail in part of the primary rainforest so that you can enjoy the true jungle feeling.

Lunch is served at the lodge via a forest trail in part of the primary rainforest so that you can enjoy the true jungle feeling.

Lunch is served at the lodge. In the afternoon you visit the local community.

The guide tells you more about the local culture.

During the trip on the river, you get a glimpse of the activities on the river, the life line of the local community.

On the way, you see people fishing, washing clothes and dishes.

Between the inhabited areas, you can enjoy nature and with a bit of luck you will even see a crocodile lying on the riverbank.

From the pier you make an extensive walk past various villages. Along the way, you get a good impression of the daily life in a Maroon village.
At sunset we return by dug-out canoe to Awarradam.



Day 4

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.

A dug-out canoe takes you back to Kajana. From there, we fly back to Paramaribo.For travelers who choose the 5 days/4 nights program (Monday - Friday)



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.

You can also visit an agricultural plot or paddle in a dug-out canoe yourself to explore the surroundings.

Or maybe you can ask the guide to tell you more about the medicinal plants in the tropical rainforest. And there is always your hammock, luring you to enjoy the beauty and sounds of the jungle in all peacefulness, read a book or just take a nap.



Dag 5

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.



 

Benefits

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Benefits

  • stay traditional and authentic cabanas
  • serene nature
  • excellent blend of Nature & Culture (Maroon culture)
  • cozy bar



 

Accommodation:

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Accommodation:

  • comfortable
  • built out of wood
  • private cabana
  • private bath & toilet
  • limited electricity-power supply 110v
  • mosquito net


 

General information:

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General information

  • Transportation: airplane/boat
  • Travel time: 65 min.
  • Departure: 09.30 hrs<< 12.00 hrs
  • Place of departure: Zorg& Hoop (domestic airport par ‘Bo
  • Arrival schedule: 15.30 hrs.
  • Schedule: Mo/fri
  • Included: transfer*, guide, accommodation for 3 night **, 3x breakfast, 4x lunch, 3x diner, coffee, thee, water, lemonade & local excursions
  • Excluded: other drinks



Please bring:

  • 2 shirts with long sleeve
  • 2 long pants, t-shirts
  • shorts
  • socks
  • hat or cap
  • good walking shoes with profile
  • slippers
  • extra batteries for camera
  • raincoat/poncho
  • sunscreen
  • mosquito milk
  • small backpack for jungle trips
  • waterproof bag to protect electronics and values
  • flashlight
  • pocket change SRD
  • copy passport
  • max. 6 kg bags



Tour

  • Awarradam
  • activity: Nature & Culture Maroon
  • Days: 4 or 5
  • Minimum participants: 04
  • price: participants: $ 645,-p.p.



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.

Features:

  • a boat trip on the Suriname and Commewijne River
  • dolphin spotting
  • visit to beautifully restored plantation 'FrederiksDorp'
  • a visit to a Fort Nieuw Amsterdam, an open air museum
  • a visit to plantation 'Rust &Werk'



Day program


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.

This is the most beautiful renovated plantation in Suriname.

A hot meal is served in a colonial setting. After lunch there is a guided tour on this plantation. Next on the program is a walk to another plantation Rust &Werk, from where the boat starts its journey back to Paramaribo. Halfway the boat stops for Dolphin spotting.

Benefits

  • * rare opportunity to visit the site where Suriname’s origin lays
  • excellent blend of history and culture (Javanese)
  • suitable for children
  • low physical intensity



General information

  • Transportation: by boat
  • Departure time: 09.00 hrs
  • Return time: 17.00 hrs
  • Schedule: on request (with a minimum of0 4 pers.)
  • Includes: guide, boat, entrance fees (if applicable), lunch, water & syrup
  • Excludes: other drinks



Please bring:

  • hat or cap
  • good walking shoes with profile
  • extra batteries for camera
  • raincoat/poncho
  • sunscreen
  • backpack
  • pocket change SRD
  • waterproof bag to protect electronics & values



Tour

  • Commewijneplantation boat tourCommewijneplantation boat tour
  • Departure days:Mo/Thur/sat
  • Minimum participants: 04
  • price: participants: € 60,-p.p.



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

 

Features:

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Features:

  • exciting boat trips (through rapids)
  • impressive jungle hikes
  • exciting caiman spotting boat tour
  • visit to Maroon villages
  • traditional Maroon massage
  • swimming in rapids
  • authentic cabanas
  • cultural evening*



 

Day program

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Day program


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).

On arrival you will be welcomed by the local manager and staff of Danpaati. Together you discus the program for the next 3 days. Every day a delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner is served at the restaurant. During the day you can choose to do the following activities:
A walk through one of the 12 villages that are affiliated with the projects of Danpaati, a beautiful walk in the forest, accompanied by our local guide who takes you to the secrets of the tropical rainforest.

You will also enjoy our traditional massage. This is given by a local masseuse, who combines western and traditional techniques. At night you go caiman spotting by boat.

 

Benefits

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Benefits

  • reside amongst local maroon
  • contribute to the development of two care projects in the area
  • excellent blend of Nature & Culture ( Maroon culture)



 

Accommodation:

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Accommodation:

  • basic
  • built out of wood
  • private cabana
  • private bath & toilet
  • limited electricity power supply 110v
  • mosquito net
  • swimming pool



 

General information:

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General information

  • Transportation: bus/boat or airplane
  • Travel time: 300 min. (bus/boat) and 50 min (airplane)
  • Departure: 09.00 hrs. (bus/boat) and around 11.00 hrs. (airplane)
  • Arrival: 19.00 hrs (bus/boat) and around 14.30 hrs. (airplane)
  • Schedule: mo./fri
  • Included: transfer*, guide, 2 night accommodation**, 2x breakfast, 3x lunch, 2x diner, drinks, during meals, local excursions (caiman spotting, jungle hike, traditional massage and village walk)
  • Excluded: other excursions and drinks



Please bring:

  • hat or cap
  • good walking shoes
  • extra batteries for camera
  • raincoat/poncho
  • sunscreen
  • backpack
  • pocket change SRD
  • waterproof bag to protect electronics & values
  • long pants and long sleeve shirt
  • mosquito milk
  • fishing gear
  • hammock
  • toiletries
  • reading material
  • swimwear
  • dry clothes
  • towel
  • water shoes
  • flashlight
  • pocket change SRD
  • passports
  • backpack
  • backpack



Tour

  • Danpaati 3-days
  • Bus/boat v.v.,lunch,excursions,transport from Atjoni
  • € 360,-p.p.



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
 
Included:
 
Bus/boat transportation
 
Tourguide Excursion: mud
 
bath/campfire/village walk
 
Food and beverage & fruits
 
– 2x L/1xD/1xB
 
Accommodation
 
Pick up time: 08.30 am
 
Place: Terrace Tangelo

GALIBI – 2 days

 
Day 1
Paramaribo - Albina - Galibi
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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.
 
Day 2
GalibiAlbina - Paramaribo
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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

 
Day 1
Paramaribo - Albina - Galibi
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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.
 
Day 2
Galibi
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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.
 
Day 3
Galibi-Albina-Paramaribo
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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
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What should you bring:
• Sunscreen lotion/ oil
• Poncho
• Water shoes/sandals/ flip-flops &bull
• Insect repellent
• Toiletries
• Camera with extra batteries
• Small backpack
• Small backpack
• Comfortable clothing
• long sleeve shirt for nighttime
• Bathing suit
• Passport

Rates:
2 days /1 night € 175,- p.p.
3 days/2 nights € 210,- p.p.
**Children aged 4 till 11 get a 25% discount.

Included:
• 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)
•Accommodation

Not included:
• Tip
• Entree fee bagno in St. Laurent € 6,-p.p.


Departs every day

Kayak

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
The
kayak has room for 2-3 persons.

Booking only possible with tour

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.


Price: € 25,- p/p

Duration: 3 hours

Minimum: 8 personen

Inclusief:gids,surinaams gebak en drank (wijn,bier,limonade,water)

What you should bring: camera, binoculars, shawl

Booking only possible with tour

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

Book your honeymoon arrangement with us!

 

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 Offers
Special offer for residents of Suriname
Galibi 2 days/ 1 night

Price: SRD550,- per person
Minimum of 10 persons.

 
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"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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