Apoera – Blanche Marie – Avanavero – Raleighvallen – 7 days
This 7 day tour run by 4wd car / bus through the untouched Amazon rainforest to the indigenous village Apoera. On Apoera we will also visit the forgotten railway line which is also labeled as “from somewhere to nowhere.” Then we will make a daytrip to the impressive Blanche Marie waterfalls. Which is 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 in high forest, the most beautiful species of tropical rainforest. From Blanche Marie we continue the trip to Avanavero.
Avanavero (Wanawiro lodge) is a relatively new tourist resort that is not known to the general public. Also is scheduled to visit the historic rock carvings made by the indigenous people. Then we return to Witagron to get on the boat to Raleigh Falls.
An impressive boat trip of +/- 3 hours through the jungle. Raleigh Falls in the Central Suriname Nature Reserve. The reserve offers a wide variety of flora and fauna. The biggest challenge here is climbing Voltzberg. The intensive trip 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 trip. Walks in the night 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.
Incl. Transportation, guide, all meals, accommodation, drinks, snacks and fruit.
We leave at 8:00h from Paramaribo and drive to Zanderij. Along the way we make several photo stops and eat sandwiches and drinks. During the journey we meet a number of Amerindian villages against. Also the chance that you will see different animals there such as monkeys, sloths, deer, turtles, lizards and various bird species. Halfway through the route we arrive in Witagron (Maroon village), where we will have lunch too. After this stop we begin the second trajectory that takes us to the indigenous village Apoera where we will stay.
After breakfast we make a sightseeing at Apoera and then travel to Blanche Marie. The last part of this route is traveled on foot through a jungle path. Along the way you will hear nice and interesting facts about biodiversity in this area whilst passing fast rapids of the river. Where possible, you can deliciously under the waterfalls or sit and powerful water hurtling down let wash over you. A unique experience! Or let your lovely massage in the natural hot tubs invite you to relax and vigorous massages. We have lunch in picnic style. Then there is plenty of opportunity to splash around again. In the afternoon we leave for Avanavero where we overnight.
After breakfast today scheduled to visit the beautiful waterfalls and ancient rock drawings from the Aboriginal age. The afternoon we spend by swimming or fishing. After dinner socializing.
After breakfast we depart towards Witagron. On Witagron we board the boat for the +/- 3 hour boat trip, through the jungle to Raleigh Falls. On arrival you will meet the manager and find the layout of the accommodation. In the afternoon an exploration made all around the island. If required, we take a dip in the river.
After breakfast, we are ready for an active hiking trip to Voltzberg. This tour is very interesting and impressive. One can find many animals against it, such as monkeys, birds, wild boars etc. The highlight on this day, of course, is the climb to the top (240 m) where you can enjoy stunning views over the tropical rainforest. On return we will make an intermediate stop at the Anjoemara fall to cool. After dinner socializing.
After breakfast we depart by boat to Lolopasi from which we make an educational forest walk to the breathtaking Motherfalls. In the afternoon we visit the airport and you can also spot various birds. After dinner, sit together and request a cultural show of song and dance of the local Raleigh Boys.
Around 10:00 we leave by boat to Witagron from which we return bus ride to Paramaribo.