Avanaverofalls 5 days
Where are we going?
With a four-wheel drive car we drive through the savannah sand through forest roads and creeks. On the way it may be that there is a job for you! What do you think of dragging trees, cutting, catching fish for the meal? Or put up a camp?
From Paramaribo we drive south-west along the international airport
“Zanderij”. From there we continue our way through unpaved forest roads to Blanche
Marie, which takes about to 7 hours in total.
Our first stop on our way is Alfonsdorp, a indigenous village where a short walk will be made. At Witagron, a Maroonvillage along the Coppename river, we eat our lunch and stretch our legs From here the road becomes worse and adventurous by uninhabited area. We also try to spot some wildlife during this ride.
Arriving at Blanche Marie, we will enter our hammock camp by the Nickerie river.
On day 2 after we all got out of our hammock and ate our breakfast, we visit the Blanche Marie Falls. Depending on the season and the water level, we can swim or sit under the waterfalls.
At 12 o’clock we leave for Sandfalls on the Kabalebo River. The route that way is not used very often. We may be prevented from going through by
fallen trees, which we will clean up with a chain saw. The chance of seeing
animals are significant because few people come here.
By the end of the afternoon we arrive at the Kabalebo rivier. By boat we cross over
to the island of Sandfalls where we will spend the next two nights in the lodge.
This room has mosquito nets and shared sanitary facilities.
In the environment around, there are no villages or other resorts located, so you can all be one with the nature. Before dark, we can still take a fresh dip
in the river, while our guide prepares our dinner. If it’s dark, we’ll go out to spot caymen and other animals.
Waking up in the middle of the jungle with the sounds of birds, maybe howler monkeys and all other forest sounds around you is a very special experience.
On day 3, when we finish our breakfast, we will start our intensive 4-hour forest walk. Our guide will explain the flora and fauna on the way and we will make enough breaks to rest and enjoy some snacks. The way back is longer and very spicy, because of the densely populated forest, which makes it extra adventurous.
Tip: Wear long trousers and dense hiking shoes during the walk.
To cool down and get new energy we will relax in the sula (rapids) and have a delicious lunch.
Later in the day there is still time for fishing on the sandbank or just chilling in the hammock. If we are lucky, we will roast our self-caught fish in the evenings and sitting in the campfire.
Day 4. The morning is free to spend at your own wish, swimming, fishing, hiking, or just relaxing.
In the afternoon we leave for Apura. Just before we reach the town we bring another visit to the abandoned train station in the middle of the jungle. The station is a bit ghostly, because there are two locomotives that have never driven and the station is inhabited by bats.
We will make a ride through the city center of the native indigenous village.
We also visit the nearby village of Sandlanding where you can buy original and handmade souvenirs.
Our accommodation for tonight is located on the Corantijn River, which is the border between
Suriname and British Guiana. The last night we sleep again in hammocks.
The last day of this tour consists mainly of the ride back to Paramaribo. We will
breakfast early in Apura, again eat our lunch in Witagron and our last stop is at
Zanderij, before we reach Paramaribo in the evening.
This tour includes: accommodation, transportation, guide, meals and non-alcoholic beverages.
Do not forget: waterproof bag (for camera etc), sun cream, swimsuit, warm clothes, good profile shoes, flashlight, mosquito spray and towel.
Additional information : At low water levels – especially during the dry season from September to December – Blanche Marie Falls can be less spectacular.
What is included?
Transport per 4WD, all meals, water / syrup, tour guide (Dutch / English) guide guidance and all activities as indicated.
Please note that the program is subject to changes (depends on cultural or weather conditions)
What to bring along?
- Bath towel
- Swim clothing
- Blanket or sheet
- Good running shoes with profile / water shoes
- Sunburn oil
- Hat or cap if rain shower / poncho
- Film camera and / photo camera
- Insect repellent
- Small backpack for carrying water for personal use
- Surinamese money for the purchase of souvenirs (if any) and personal expenses
Good physical condition is required