Discover Tebu Top
- Price from:
- 770 EUR /person
- +597 403107
- +597 403107
- Payment Types:
- Credit Card
- Travellers cheque
- Wire Transfer
- 8 days
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- We Speak:
- Dutch, Sranan, English
Last updated: 07/29/2009
Join This exciting 8 days Marowijne Tapanahony River Tracking that lead you along the fascinating area of the Ndjuka Maroon thats live in the down and upper steam of the Marowijne -& Lawa river
at the appointment time the guide will pick you up from your Hotel/guesthouse to start the journey by private bus/jeep to the east-west connection to the border city Albina(approximate 4 hours). Once you arrive in Albina, the journey will be continue by dugout canoe to the first base camp called Wadaa (approximate 5- 6 hours) for two overnights in two :and more persons simple Maroon houses. During the boat trip we will make several stops at lot of local camps and several rapids (B/L/D)
After breakfast you make guided an interesting jungle hiking trip for some experience how special nature can be. After the walk, there will be a visit to the mighty Ampoma rapids (sula). It is a real impressive feeling to take bathe in the fresh fast-flowing water/rapids
(a natural Jacuzzi) free of charge for your massage. Once you back on the base, you free. Overnight Wadaa (B/L/D).
After breakfast you will make a long distance dugout canoe experienced to the local medical center Stoelmans Island for short sightseeing and here after we will continue the trip to the amazing Granholo rapids where we will walk over this natural dam to reach another dugout canoe to continue the trip to the Ndjuka Maroon village Dritabiki for one overnight in Hammocks with mosquito nets, you may wonder how the professional outboard driver take you between underwater road blocks and spectacular rapids (sula's) such as: Mambari, Singatete and Poligoedoe. Overnight Dritabiki, the residence of the Upper chief of the Ndjuka Maroon (B/L/D).
In the morning we depart from Drietabiki to the Amer Indian village Apetina for two days. On the way, we will make several stops; to visit villages, have lunch and go for a swim. According to the tradition we stop at Granborie, the southernmost Maroon village, to inform the village chief about the purpose of our trip. By korjaal we sail further through the Granborie sula, where an enormous trial of strength between water and rocks takes place. Depending on the water level our combined forces need to drag the boat trough the sula to be able to continue our trip. After passing several rapids we arrive at the Indian village Apetina (known by the Maroon as Kamalua sula). Apetina lies on a low hill along the banks of Tapanahony River and in this village approximately 250 Wayana Indians live in typical huts on piles. Overnight stay is in a simple hammock camp in Apetina (B/L/D).
Day 5 & 6 Apetina - Tebu
During these two days, we meet the Indians who live along the Tapanahony River, also known as the natives. The native guides show us how the people of the village live and how tasks are divided. Furthermore, there is a major hike on the program. During this hike we climb the 347-metres-high barren rock mountain called Tebutop. After this very heavy and strenuous climb the reward is a splendid view of the jungle and the river. While staying in Apetina you can enjoy a lovely swim in the Kamalua sula (Rapid), and of course enjoy the impressive nature that surrounds you. Overnight stay is in Apetina (B/L/D).
Today you will relax in Apetina, because tomorrow we will make a long distance dug out canoe ride (overnight Apetina) B/L/D
Apetina - Drietabiki
Today is the last day at the Wayana Indians. Before they take leave of us, they will offer souvenirs and handicrafts (made of seeds, wood and other materials from the forest). We sail back via the same route as we arrived on the Tapanahony River to Drietabiki. Overnight stay is in Drietabiki.
Today we will make the departure by airplane from Drietabiki to Paramaribo
Our final activity on the program is a walk to the fascinating Granholo falls and Foetoe pasie. Depending on the time available before taking off, we will visit the Granman of the Ndjuka Maroon. Return to Zorg en Hoop in Paramaribo by airplane.
- Extras -
- - Number of people: at least 4 - up to
- Transportation: Private bus/jeep
and dugout canoe with outboard motor.
- Departure on domestic flight
from Drietabiki to Paramaribo
- Meals:full board inc. tea, coffee,
water and lemonade
- Accommodation: hammocks with mosquito
nets in simple camps
- Professional English -speaking guide, cook
- Physical fitness: (very) good condition
What to bring? You receive a detailed packing list at your booking.
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