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Awarradam Jungle resort close to an unique maroon village in Suriname, in the heart of the Amazone jungle.

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Awarradam Tour

Duration 4 - 5 days
Weekly:  Monday - Friday & Friday - Monday

Transport Airplane, Dug Out
Pax 2- 15

Price p.p US$ 645.-

We offer extra : 1 days free bike rental / booking

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Flying route

The flight to Awarradam takes you from Zorg en Hoop airport in Paramaribo over the Suriname River basin.
After five minutes, if there are no clouds, you can see the aluminum company at Paranam in the distance to your left.
Here, bauxite is processed into aluminum for export. After that, you fly over the Johan Adolf Pengel international airport,
popularly called ‘Zanderij’. Next, you will soon see the enormous Brokopondo hydro-lake beneath (approx.1,600 km2),
as well as Brownsberg Nature Park. The ‘gaps’ in the rainforest are the result of gold panning activities.
South of the hydro-lake, along the Upper Suriname River, lie several Saramaccan villages.
The road endings are clearly visible from above. From Pokigron and Atyoni, transportation is only possible by
dug-out canoe or by airplane. The airstrips at Laduani, Botopasi and Dyumu respectively, are easily spotted from the air.
Dyumu airstrip, a bit further on, lies beautifully between the Gran Rio and the Pikin Rio River.
After almost one hour you land at airstrip “ Kajana”.

 

Location

Awarradam island is located near the rapid with the same name, approx. 225 km from Paramaribo.

The local people pronounce the name as ‘Awaadan’. ‘Awaa’ (Awara) is an orange-colored palm fruit

and ‘dan’ (dang) means rapid. Awarradam lies in the Gran Rio River which merges with the Pikin Rio River,

30 km upstream. At this point the Upper Suriname River begins, flowing out into Brokopondo hydro lake,

75 km upstream. The water level in the dry season can almost be 6 meters lower than in the rainy season!

The village Atyoni, somewhat south of the hydro lake, is the most southern destination

in Suriname to reach by road. From Paramaribo, the trip takes 4 to 5 hours.

The boat trip to Awarradam takes 8 to 10 hours, depending on the water level.

The airplane takes you to Kajana in 50 minutes. The remaining 10 km are continued by dug-out canoe.

Awarradam lies at approx. 20 minutes by boat, south of the last village in the area.

Your journey from Paramaribo to Awarradam will take only an hour and a half to reach

such a remote destination – a privilege indeed!

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Day 3
Soon after breakfast we go upstream by dug-out canoe. After about half an hour, we switch off the outboard engine of the dug-out canoe and float downstream while we fully enjoy the jungle sounds and fauna. We return to the lodge via a forest trail in part of the primary rainforest so that you can enjoy the true jungle feeling. Lunch is served at the lodge.


In the afternoon you visit the local community. The guide tells you more about the local culture. During the trip on the river, you get a glimpse of the activities on the river, the life line of the local community. On the way, you see people fishing, washing clothes and dishes. Between the inhabited areas, you can enjoy nature and with a bit of luck you will even see a crocodile lying on the riverbank. From the pier you make an extensive walk past various villages. Along the way, you get a good impression of the daily life in a Maroon village.

Dinner is served in Kajana after which you will enjoy a cultural performance of singing and dancing in one of the villages. The guide explains the song texts and you are invited by the dancers to join in. Under a tropical starry sky our boatmen carry you back to Awarradam. You will be amazed by their navigation skills!

Day 4
In the early morning you have the opportunity to enjoy some more peddling in a dug-out canoe, swim or just relax while you enjoy the sounds of the jungle. You can also join a peaceful early trip by dug-out canoe without the sound of the outboard engine to fully enjoy the awakening of the jungle. After breakfast, our employees say goodbye to you in the traditional manner. A dug-out canoe takes you back to Kajana. From there, we fly back to Paramaribo.

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For travelers who choose the 5 day / 4 night programme (Monday - Friday)

Day 4
This day is kept free for your own activities. If you go for a walk in the forest after breakfast you have a good chance to spot several animals such as monkeys, birds and tropical frogs. You can also visit an agricultural plot or paddle in a dug-out canoe yourself to explore the surroundings. Or maybe you can ask the guide to tell you more about the medicinal plants in the tropical rainforest. And there is always your hammock, luring you to enjoy the beauty and sounds of the jungle in all peacefulness, read a book or just take a nap.


Day 5
In the early morning, you can enjoy some more peddling in a dug-out canoe, swim or just relax in all peacefulness of the jungle sounds. You can also join in a peaceful early trip by dug-out canoe without the sound of the outboard engine to fully enjoy the awakening of the jungle. After breakfast, our employees say goodbye to you in the traditional manner. A dug-out canoe takes you back to Kajana. From there, you fly back to Paramaribo.

Awarradam Jungle Lodge & Wellness Center

During your stay at the Awarradam Eco Resort, you have the privilege to visit the “Böö Kamia” Jungle Spa, a relaxed, professionally managed Wellness Center.

With various traditional made oils and soaps, you enjoy diverse bodyscrubs and skincare treatments. These oils and soaps are natural products, made from the highest quality palm oils,  by old aged recipes.

More information  about prices and treatments, you can get in the lounge on the resort.

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