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Exploring the Amazon Jungle

Multiple departures.


Day 01 Paramaribo:
You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. The airport is about one hour driving by car from Paramaribo. Your hotel is centrally located right in the middle of Paramaribo's bustling downtown area, Hotel Krasnapolsky is the perfect choice for tourists and business travelers alike. No planned activities today. Discover the city on your own.
Overnight Hotel Krasnapolsky

Day 02 Kabalebo Nature Resort:
This morning transfer to the airport for your flight to the Amazon! 10:00am transfer from Krasnapolsky Hotel to Zorg & Hoop Domestic airport, your flight departs at 11:00am for the airstrip at Kabalebo, approximately 1 hour by airplane, west of Paramaribo. Luggage restriction - 8 kg luggage per person is allowed to Kabalebo. You can leave your luggage and other valuables, not needed during the tour, in Paramaribo.

Kabalebo Nature Resort is an amazing nature resort situated in the pristine uninhabited Amazon jungle in the western part of Suriname. The only way to travel to the resort is by airplane. The airstrip is situated next to the resort and was built in the 60's of the last century during Operation Grasshopper which purpose was to open the doors to the interior in order to survey the natural resources and lay the foundation for further development.

The owner of Nature Resort Kabalebo, Karel Dawson, started visiting this area in 1986; initially for fishing purposes. The first flight brought Karel and his friends to an airstrip heavily overgrown with grass. The sharp edge of the propeller used to carve out a small path to the arrival station. Having landed safely their first activity was to widen the small path with machetes in order to allow a safe takeoff. This beautiful lot of uninhabited jungle made such an impression on Karel that it led him to share this experience with others.

Eventually, Karel had the Main Lodge built next to the airstrip. The construction started in 2004 and the lodge became operational in January 2005. Motivated by the success Karel went further and the resort now comprises 6 guest -accommodations namely; The Main Lodge, Inspiration Point, The Panorama Suites, The River Cabins, Uncle Piet and the Bivouac Camp. The resort is situated next to the airstrip.

After check-in and meet and greet with the personnel at the lodge, lunch is served. After lunch, you will have a guided educative hike through the forest on one of the trails:

- The Beech craft trail to the Sand Creek (2 Hr.)
- From the feet of the Misty Mountain to the Sand Creek (2.5 Hr.).

These trails are in combination with a boat trip in a dugout canoe. In the afternoon, we will drift back to the lodge, while drifting back you can enjoy the wonderful nature surrounding you. In the evening diner will be served, and you will be able to enjoy one of the delicious Surinamese courses that the Cook/chef has prepared for you. After dinner, you can enjoy the scenery on the spacious veranda or relax in your hammock.

Overnight at Inspiration Point Lodge

Day 03 Misty Mountain:
After breakfast, you depart for an adventurous walk through the rainforest and a climb to the misty mountain, which takes about 5 hours during which you may spot wild life. It is a guided tour and the main goal is to reach the top of the misty mountain with a breathtaking view of the pristine rainforest. On your way, back we will stop at the Charlie Falls, where you can relax and enjoy your lunch. After returning to the main lodge you can cool off at the Swimming pool and enjoy the scenery surrounding it. After diner, the manager will provide you with information about your tour for the next day.

Overnight at Inspiration Point Lodge

Day 04 Moi Moi Falls:
Soon after breakfast, we will start our tour by drifting with the dugout canoe to the trail that leads to the Moi Moi falls. When you have reached the trail that leads to the Moi Moi falls, you will start with an educational walk through the rainforest with a guide. The knowledge you have already gained about the tropical rain forest becomes even more interesting during this guided tour, lunch will be at the falls. In the afternoon, we will make our way back to the Main Lodge by boat to spot wildlife. After the tour, most of our guests retreat to the swimming pool to relax until diner is ready.

Overnight at Inspiration Point Lodge

Day 05 Dugout canoe ride and forest walk:
After your breakfast, you quietly drift down the stream in a dugout canoe to Kilo 3 creek, where you will go on a great forest walk to the Kilo 3 rapid. Here you will lunch and relax in the creek. In the afternoon you go back to the Main Lodge. After the tour you can lie in the hammock near your room or relax at the pier until dinner is served.

Overnight at Inspiration Point Lodge

Day 06 Kayaking:
You will start your last day in Kabalebo with a breakfast after which you will go kayaking. We will make our way upstream to the Krong Soela by dugout canoe. When you arrived at Krong Soela you will step in a kayak and paddle your way back to the main lodge. You enjoy nature and wild life, while kayaking. After lunch, you will fly back to Paramaribo. In the afternoon you have free time to discover the city.

Overnight Krasnapolsky Hotel

Day 07 Paramaribo City tour:
The city center of Paramaribo is placed on the Unesco World Heritage List of historical monuments since 2002 due to its unique architecture. Paramaribo is a city consisting of various population groups, cultures and religions. The bustling city life fills the streets lined with historical buildings built in the former colonial style, alternated with modern hotels and office buildings.

We start our tour with a magnificent view of Paramaribo from the famous Wijdenbosch bridge over the Suriname River. We continue to the old inner city of Paramaribo for a visit to the ancient building complex in Paramaribo, Fort Zeelandia. You receive an extensive guided tour from our guide within the fort. We continue the trip by foot and visit the Independence Square surrounded by historical buildings. After this walk, we drive along the most prominent historical buildings of Paramaribo with their unique architecture. We finish our tour at Waterkant along the Suriname River, the favorite meeting place in Paramaribo for many Surinamese.

Included in the tour: Transportation per car or bus, a bottle of water and a snack, tour guide (Dutch and English speaking). Duration: 09.00 to 13.00 hrs. Departure from Hotel Residence Inn.Maximum group size is 12 people.

Overnight Krasnapolsky Hotel

Day 08 Return home:
You will be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight home. Or maybe you would like to spend more time in Suriname?

Included:
Transfers: Int'l Airport v.v. - Domestic airport v.v.
Air Ticket to and from Kabalebo
All meals at Kabalebo Nature Resort
All non-alcoholic beverages at the resort (alcoholic beverages can be purchased at the resort)
All tours/trips listed in itinerary

Not included
International airfare, airport arrival and departure tax, other taxes, meals at hotel in Paramaribo, tips, gifts or other items of a personal nature.

Price is based on minimum two people with shared activities. You can confirm a private tour for two people - your own guide, boats etc. For a solo traveller please reconfirm with our office on the rate.

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Duration: 7 nights, 8 days

Max Group Size:

Accommodations: Hotel, Lodge

Price: $1,473 USD per person based on twin $1,556 USD per single traveller