Enjoy the rising sun with coffee or tea on a lounger at the sandy white beach of Galibi.
Discover the traditional lifestyle and explore the rich culture of the Carib Indigenous while strolling through the village. Participating with the Samboera is therefore a must, which will leave you unique and pleasant memory of your visit to this region of Suriname.
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 Ecolodge 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.(http://www.wwfguianas.org/) Late night departure by boat to the Baboensanti beach.
Day 2, when you choose 3 day trip Galibi:
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 the EcoLodge 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 2 or 3:
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.
Extra option – Kayak:
Guests has 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.
What you should bring:
- Sunscreen lotion/ oil
- Water shoes/sandals/ flip-flops &bull
- Insect repellent
- Camera with extra batteries
- Small backpack
- Comfortable clothing
- Long sleeve shirt for nighttime
- Bathing suit
- 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.
Departure: every day