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Sipaliwini Jungle Tour
Kwamalasamutu, Mamia

Duration: 8 days

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Kwamalasamutu is the largest native village (Trio), where the great chief (Granman) of Sipaliwini resides. This village is situated on the river Sipaliwini where the caves are. Habitat of the blue poison dart frog (Okopipi). The newly discovered caves Werephai with ten thousand year old rock carvings (Petroglyphs).

Price:  on request


Day 1:
Departure by plane from Paramaribo around 10.00 . Arrival Kwamalasamutu around 12.00. After moving into the  traditional hammock camp on the banks of the river, we visit the Graman (Great chief of the Trio Indians),  in the afternoon we do a village tour and we get to know the various traditional tribes and their lifestyles and daily households.

Day 2:
After breakfast, we get ready for the trip to Sipaliwini. By noon we reach the base camp for the night. Opportunity  for fishing, swimming or just relaxing..

Day 3:
After breaking up our camp and having a good breakfast, we continue our journey to Sipaliwini, we arrive around 13.00 hrs. In the afternoon we meet the captain of this village and the local population. In the evening social gathering in camp along the river Sipaliwini where we will stay.

Day 4:
After breakfast we depart  for Mamia in the savannah Sipaliwini,  in search of the Dendrobatis Azureus (rare blue poison frogs) Okopipi, which is only found  in this area of Suriname. After this we take a walk of about 1.5 hours to the top of the Four Brothers, with a magnificent view of the savannah and in the distance Brazil. In the afternoon return to base camp Mamia where we will spend the night.

Day 5:
We sail by boat back to Sipaliwini, after a short break where we walk through the junlge to spot the Rock Cockerels (Cock of the Rock). In the afternoon, archery and swimming in the river. The evening, on request, will have a cultural show of song and dance of the local people.

Day 6:
After breakfast we get ready for an adventurous trip across the many rapids to the base camp for the night, where we will enjoy a beautiful starry sky and many natural sounds from the rainforest such as frogs, howler monkeys, etc. We will also take a night cruise to spot crocodiles, frogs, snakes, etc.

Day 7:
Leave base camp for a jungle walk through the breathtaking nature into the caves of Werephai with the newly discovered petroglyphs (rock drawings). These caves were discovered in 2001 and are between 5.000 and 10.000 years old.
After a short stop at Iwanasamu, we sail for Kwamalasamutu, where we spent the last night. In the afternoon you can, if you wish, visit the Shaman or the women's center for souvenirs.

Day 8:
Return to Paramaribo.

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