Blanche Marie – Avanavero – Raleigh Falls / Voltzberg (6 days)
This six day tour takes you with four wheel drive car / bus through an unspoiled rainforest. The impressive Blanche Marie waterfalls are more than 300 km southwest of Paramaribo. It is one of the largest waterfalls in Suriname with a huge water displacement. The impressive waterfall stretches over 120 meters and is located in highland, the best kind of tropical rainforest, then we pull through to Avanavero, one of the most beautiful places in Suriname.
With a four-wheel-drive car we drive through loose sand savanna through forest paths and creeks. You can enjoy the virgin jungle and a piece of nature that is unmatchable. We continue the trip to Raleigh Falls, located in the Central Suriname Nature Reserve. The reserve offers a wide variety of flora and fauna.
The main activity here is climbing Voltzberg. The intensive trek to the top is rewarded with stunning views over the tropical rainforest. Furthermore, there are many waterfalls where you can cool down after strenuous and educational journey. Night walks for spotting animals are also on the program. This place is also known for the unique appearance of the Cock of the Rock (Rock Rooster) and is known by bird watchers around the globe.
We leave at 8: 00h from Paramaribo. The tour begins with a drive towards Zanderij; the way we make several stops to take pictures and consuming sandwiches and drinks. After Zanderij we pass a number of Amerindian villages which takes us several creeks and bridges through the jungle to the Blanche Marie falls. During the trip it is possible that you will see different animals and birds. After arrival, the environment is explored; You can then possibly swim, and follow the evening meal.
After breakfast we enjoy the great waterfall where we can sit close to the water. In the afternoon the tour continues to Avanavero. Arriving at Avanavero we will go by boat for 15 minutes to the island where we will spend the night. As we install ourselves in the Wanawiro lodge and explore the area.
After breakfast we walk to the Avanavero fall; then a jungle walk to an ancient Petroglyph. Just after lunch we pack to continue toward Witagron. Arriving at Witagron we meet the Kwinti culture. In the evening we will have a camp fire. The night takes place in hammocks or camping tents.
Today we continue the trip by boat to the Raleigh Falls. When arriving at Fungu island guides you to your accommodation. After lunch we will leave by boat to Lolopasi and from there we will take a jungle walk to the breathtaking mother fall.
Right after breakfast we get ready for the ride through the forest to the Voltzberg. This tour is very interesting and impressive. One can encounter many animals. The highlight of the day is obviously the climb to the top (240 m), where you can enjoy stunning views over the tropical rainforest. On the way back we make a stop at the Ajoemara fall for cooling. The last evening we will conclude with a special dinner and then socializing.
Around 10:00 we leave again by boat to Witagron from which we return by bus to Paramaribo.