Hiking & sailing in district Brokopondo
Spot wildlife during this adventurous guided hiking trip to Brownsberg and visit the waterfalls, a unique site during the rainy season. Let the howler monkeys be your wake up call! Sail among dead treetops on the giant Brokopondo lake and if you are lucky you can spot a sloth on Babun Island. Relax in a hammock with a book or swim in the Brokopondo lake. During this summer vacation, you will get the chance to admire a romantic sunset over this man-made lake!
3 day trip
Minimum attendance 4 persons
Starting from € 229 p.p.
Program of your hiking and sailing trip in district Brokopondo
Day 1: At 8 o’clock you will be picked up from your hotel by the guide, and drive in about 2 hours towards Stone Island. This is a peninsula located along the gigantic Brokopondo lake. This lake was created by the construction of a dam in the Suriname River, the Afobaka Dam. The land has been flooded to make this lake. When you arrive at Stone Island you can enjoy lunch, in the afternoon you take a (short) boat trip on the lake and experience what it is to sail over and between the dead treetops. You will stop to spot animals on Babun island. If you are lucky you can take a picture of a sloth or a monkey! In the evening you enjoy the sunset. Because nothing blocks your horizon, you can see beautiful sunsets with a bit of luck. You sleep in a simple house on the peninsula. The cottages have several simple rooms with two or more beds, and a shared bathroom (cold running water) and toilet.
Day 2: Chances are you wake up in the morning from the call of the howler monkeys! Something different than an alarm clock! After breakfast, you will leave with the guide by car to the Brownsberg Nature Park. Brownsberg is named after John Brown, one of the first gold prospectors in this area. Gold mining is now prohibited due to its protected status. Unfortunately, illegal gold miners are still active in the area. Once on the Brownsberg, you will depart on foot to the Leo Vallen. If you bring your swimsuit, you can cool down under the waterfall. Brownsberg is famous for its great biodiversity and this makes it a wonderful place for hiking. There is also a chance that you spot an agouti, this is a large rodent. In Suriname, it can occasionally rain (so always bring your raincoat with you). Lunch will be served when you return from the falls. In the afternoon you will leave for Stone Island to spend again the night there.
Tip: it is advisable to bring enough water (in your daypack), bug spray, and to wear good closed walking shoes with enough profile. Also provide a sun cap, sunscreen, raincoat, and a flashlight for the evening. A reasonable level of fitness is required to complete this hike.
Day 3: After breakfast, depart from Stone Island and drive back to Paramaribo. The return journey also takes about 2 to 3 hours, stopping along the way to stretch your legs and visit a toilet if needed. In the afternoon you have free time in Paramaribo. For your lunch and dinner, you can choose from the many options that the centre of Paramaribo has to offer.
Sustainable: Brownsberg is a Nature park so keep in mind it is forbidden to take with you any flora or fauna. And try to keep your footprint to a minimum!
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Transport by bus.
Accommodation 2 person per room.
Meals as mentioned in the program.
The accommodations on Stone Island are houses with different numbers of rooms.
The smallest house contains 2 rooms with a private bathroom and toilet.
There are also houses with more rooms. Each room has a minimum of 2 beds with mosquito nets.
There are indoor and outdoor bathrooms (with cold running water) and toilets.
Willem Anthonielaan 56
Monday to Friday:
9AM to 4PM (GMT -3)
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