Palumeu

4- Friday-till Monday or 5 Monday- till Friday € 570.-

Where is Palumeu?
Palumeu is about 75minutes by small plane away from Paramaribo.

What does our tour look like?
Day 1 Upon arrival, you are greeted by our local employees. Jungle lodge Palumeu has the same
name as the adjacent village of the Trio and Wajana Amerindians. After settling into your cabin,
our employees take you to the beautiful Palawa Island for a picnic lunch. Afterwards, you can
enjoy swimming in the refreshing river water. In the afternoon, we visit the Amerindian village
Palumeu with the guide. We meet a few families in the village and learn more about the current
lifestyle and handicrafts of the ancient old inhabitants of the Amazon rainforest. We are proud
of the traditional and sustainable aspects of our lodge. Our employees are skilled Trio and
Wajana Amerindians. Your jungle cabin is built in traditional style and the cool evenings make
air-conditioning or a fan unnecessary but you do enjoy the comfort of a mosquito net. The meals
are prepared on wood fire with primarily Surinamese ingredients. For atmospheric lighting at
night, solar energy is used. After diner, the guide gives you more information about the oldest
inhabitants of the Amazon rainforest, the Amerindians.

Day 2, The call of the howler monkeys was most likely your natural morning alarm. Today you
learn more about the tropical rainforest. Before sunrise, we go downstream by boat on the river
with the outboard engine turned off so you can enjoy the awakening of nature in all peace and
quiet while we search for a nice spot to have breakfast. We continue our trip to the starting
point of the forest trail to Potihill, a granite hill which you will climb at the end of the forest
walk. During the trip on the Tapanahony River in the dug-out canoe and the walk in the forest,
you will surely see various types of birds such as macaws flying over or parrots and toucans and
maybe even apes or an otter. At the top of Poti hill, you are rewarded with a magnificent view
over the jungle. Lunch is served at Palumeu.
In the afternoon, an experienced bow and arrow shooter will show you the tricks of the trade. It
looks easy but hitting the target appears to be a real skill. Try it out and see if you are a natural
talent. Late afternoon, at sunset, we walk up a forest trail, close to the lodge, to spot birds and
caimans. After dinner, the guide gives you more information about the unique flora and fauna of
the Amazon rainforest.

Day 3, In the early morning, at 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, we take you to
the Mabuka rapids by dug-out canoe for a day of true relaxation. You have the opportunity to
swim in the river, enjoy a natural massage in the waterfall and relax in a hammock. For active
participants there is a walk through the jungle with information about trees, plants and animals
on the way. The surroundings make the barbecue lunch an unforgettable experience. Late
afternoon, at sunset, we return by dug-out canoe to the jungle lodge. After dinner, our guide
takes you along a night trip on the river to enjoy the jungle sounds at night.

Day 4, At dawn, we float downstream with the boat on a part of the river while you can enjoy
the early morning jungle sounds.
After breakfast, we go for an extensive walk in the village. Along the way, you have the
opportunity to purchase traditional handicraft. After lunch, you depart for the return trip to
Paramaribo.

For travelers who choose the 5 days / 4 nights program (Monday – Friday)

Day 4, In the morning, the guide takes you on a jungle hike. You learn more about the flora and
fauna of the tropical rainforest. In the afternoon, you can try your hand at paddling in a dug-out
canoe, swim or relax in a hammock to enjoy the peaceful surroundings and sounds from the
tropical rainforest.

Day 5,At dawn, we float downstream with the boat on a part of the river while you can enjoy
the early morning jungle sounds.
After breakfast, we go for an extensive walk in the village. Along the way, you have the
opportunity to purchase traditional handicraft. After lunch, you depart for the return trip to
Paramaribo.

What is included
Transport by plane and boat trips, accommodation in comfortable jungle lodges, all meals, nonalcoholic
drinks, all day trips, walks, village visits, activities and professional Guidance.

What to bring along?
• Good walking shoes with profile, slippers or sandals water
• Sunscreen and insect repellent
• Hat or cap
• Shorts, t-shirts long pants and long sleeve shirts
• Raincoat 2pcs. Towels, swimsuit
• Film and / camera flashlight
• Small backpack to carry water eg for own use
• Surinamese money for the purchase of souvenirs (if present) and personal expenses