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Expedition in Suriname
Day 1: Paramaribo
- Camp Marowijne
Your jouney will begin in
Paramaribo. We will go to the border town of Albina by bus.
Here we will continue our expedition by korjaal across the Marowijne
river. In the afternoon we will cool down in the water of the mighty rapids. In
the late afternoon we will arrive at our camp, where we will spend the night. In
the evening we will teach you some survival techniques.
Day 2: Camp
Marowijne - Grankreek
Today we will begin our
adventurous journey across the Grankreek, a side branch of the Marowijne river.
Our boatswain will guide us skillfully through this creek. The several sulas (rapids)
make sure that this will be a special experience. At the Manason sula we will
tow the boat across the rapid. Then we will make an expedition through the dense
jungle, that will lead us to our camp for the night at the Bookoboto creek.
Day 3: Grankreek
After having made a jungle
expedition we will tow the korjaal in the Grankreek across amongst others the
Booko Boto and the Magisien sulas towards the Marowijne river. Next we will go
to the Tapanahoni river, on which we will continue our journey. Our boatswain
will guide us across spectacular sulas, such as Man-Bari, Singa Tetè
and Poli Gudu onto the Tapanahoni river. We will also visit Stoelmans
Island. Our camp for the night will be located near the village Tjon Tjon.
Day 4: Tjon
Tjon - Giin Kasaba
In the morning we will
leave from the village Tjon Tjon to go to the village Puketi. When we have
arrived at the Gran Holo falls, the boat will be towed up a side fall. We will
pass the waterfall with our luggage over land via a "futupasi" (footpath).
At the other side of the fall we will go to Drietabiki, where the chief of the
Aucan tribe resides. We will continue our journey to the end of the Bush Negro
territory, marked by the beautiful Gran Bori sula, named after the village Gran
Bori. Near this village is Giin
Kasaba , where we will spend the night.
Day 5: Ginn
Kasaba - Akanie Kampu
We will go on an expedition
to the territory of the Trio and Wayana Indians. The first village in this
territory is Apetina, known among the Bush Negroes as Kamalua Sula. We will pass
several impressive rapids such as Du Machinie and Gaan Paana. We will make
several stops along the way to visit villages, to swim and to stretch our legs.
We will spend the night in Akanie Kampu, near the village Apetina. It is located
close to the Tebu mountain.
Day 6: Akanie
Kampu - Tebu Top - Apetina
Today we will make our
journey to the bare Tebu mountain. This mountain looms up from the jungle just
by the Tapanahoni river. The march to the top of this granite, 347 m high
mountain will take approximately 2,5 hours. On
the way back we will visit the Man Gandafutu waterfall, where you can swim
wonderfully. We will spend the night in Apetina. This village is located on
small hills along the river bank. Approximately 250 Wayana Indians live in
Apetina, mostly in cottages on high poles.
Day 7: Apetina
- Drietabiki - Paramaribo
From Apetina we will
commence on our way back to the Aucan Bush Negro territory. In Drietabiki we
will go onto the aeroplane for our flight back to airport Zorg en Hoop in
Number of days : Seven (six nights)
Number of persons : Min 2 - max 8
Transport : Bus, dug out canoe (korjaal) with outboard motor and airplane
Food :Will be adapted to the daily activities
Accommodation : Hammocks with a mosquito-net
Price p.p. : EUR 1.650.- p.p.
Specially trained guides, who are mostly people from the interior themselves, supervise each trip. The guides know all acepts of the Surinamese interior and are trained to avoid risks. At the place of destination you are assisted by additional local guides who know the local circumstances and are familar with all customs.
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