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Galibi Urusji Lodge

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€180

Duration

2 Days

Min. Pers.

4

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Welcome to Galibi Urusji Lodge, where adventure begins amid the beautiful nature and rich culture of Suriname. Located in the heart of this Indigenous area, our lodge provides a perfect base for exploring the unique and breathtaking world of Galibi. During the tour you will go to different places such as Moengo, Albina, Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni and Galibi. During the sea turtle season in February and mid-July you have the chance to experience the laying process!

Highlights/Activities

Turtle laying season from February to mid-July
Visit indigenous people
Visit French Guiana/St. Laurent

Advice from Insiders

Xiara Orange Travel

Xiara

Travel Specialist

This tour offers a unique opportunity to explore several destinations, including Saint Laurent in French Guiana, and also offers the opportunity to spot sea turtles during the laying season – an experience you won’t find anywhere else.

For questions and more information, please feel free to contact us!

Inclusive/Exclusive

Transport
Guide
Accommodation for 1 night
All meals (1x breakfast, 2x lunch and 1x dinner)
Non-alcoholic drinks (water, syrup)
Local excursions
Other beverages
Entry fees

Tour Information

Day 1:

  • Departure from Paramaribo by bus at 8 a.m.
  • The journey time by bus is approximately 2.5 hours to Albina, where the boat to Galibi awaits you. The sailing time is approximately 1.5 hours by boat.
  • Visit French Guiana/St. Laurent on day 2 or day 1 (to be determined by the guide) (French Guyana excl. entrance fee €6 p.p)
  • Arrival at Galibi, where we continue to the Urusji Lodge.
  • Lunch.
  • After lunch you will have time to relax and freshen up, after which we will take a village walk at 5:00 PM. During this walk you will learn more about the population and you will also have the chance to buy some things in a local souvenir shop in Christiaankonde, often made from seeds, beads, calabashes or coconuts.
  • You will have dinner in the evening.
  • At 9:00 PM you will head to the boat to experience the laying process of the sea turtles. Sailing to the beach takes 20 minutes.
  • Depending on the laying process and the sea turtles we see, we return by boat to the lodge.

Day 2:

  • The breakfast buffet is ready for you in the early morning.
  • After breakfast you will have time to pack before returning to Paramaribo.
  • We will get lunch at Albina for the road.
  • On the way to Paramaribo, the guide makes a stop at the Moiwana artworks.
  • You will be back in Paramaribo around 5 p.m.

3 day program

Day 1

  • Same activities as the 2-day tour.

Day 2

  • Cultural exhibition or weaving workshop by Indigenous people
  • Visit Sandbank

Day 3:

  • The breakfast buffet is ready for you in the early morning.
  • After breakfast you will have time to pack before returning to Paramaribo.
  • We will get lunch at Albina for the road.
  • On the way to Paramaribo, the guide makes a stop at the Moiwana artworks.
  • You will be back in Paramaribo around 5 p.m.
  • Transport: By bus/boat
  • Travel time: +/- 4 hours (bus/boat)**
  • Departure time: 8am*
  • Back in Paramaribo: 5:00 PM*

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Hat or cap: So you can protect your face from the tropical sun.
  • Good walking shoes: To protect your feet and during long walks.
  • Slippers: So you can trade in your warm walking shoes for cool slippers.
  • Long pants and long sleeve shirt: To protect you from insects and irritating plants.
  • Photo camera & well-charged batteries: A camera is essential to capture the beautiful surroundings. Make sure the batteries are fully charged so you don’t miss any memorable moments.
  • Raincoat/poncho: For unexpected showers.
  • Sunscreen: For protection against the sun.
  • Mosquito repellent: To protect you from insect bites during the tour.
  • Backpack: For during the walk to store personal items.
  • Fishing gear: For when you want to cast a fishing rod.
  • Toiletries: Personal care products such as toothpaste, soap and shampoo for hygiene on the go.
  • Reading material: For relaxing moments.
  • Swimwear: Bring swimwear for swimming and refreshment.
  • Dry clothes: Extra clothes to change after water activities and in case you get wet.
  • Towel (for swimming): A towel is useful for swimming activities or for drying yourself after water adventures.
  • Water shoes: Special shoes for water activities prevent slipping and protect your feet.
  • Flashlight/Headlamp: A flashlight or headlamp is useful for illumination during evening activities or in dark areas.
  • Change SRD and Euro: Small change is useful for local purchases, drinks and souvenirs. Bring cash Euros for French Guiana for Bagno entrance and other purchases.
  • Waterproof bag for electronics and valuables: In case you want to keep these items safe.
  • Passport: Required due to checkpoint on the way!

Level of accommodation: Very basic

The resort
Total occupancy capacity of the resort 13 people
Number of Lodges / rooms  4 rooms

The lodges / rooms
Maximum occupancy capacity per lodge 3 single beds per room
Air conditioning Not available
Fan Not present
Hot water Not available
Wardrobe Not present
Clothes hangers Not present
Bath towel Not present
Mosquito net Not present
Balcony / Terrace Available
Power supply 110V Between 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM only for lighting
Socket type Not present
Sanitary Type (Central)

The bathrooms and toilets are generally outside the rooms.

General information

Duration of the tour
The standard Galibi tour is a 2-day experience, but a more extensive 3-day option is also available.

Transportation
The tour starts with a bus trip along the East-West connection towards Albina, followed by a boat trip to Christiaankondre.

Activities
Various activities are planned during the tour, including a village walk, spotting sea turtles, beach walks, swimming in the river and a visit to the tiger sandbank (only for the 3-day tour).

Meals
The tour includes meals, such as lunch and dinner, and there will be an opportunity to enjoy local dishes.

Culture
Guests have the opportunity to learn more about the region's Indigenous culture, including attending a cultural show if there are enough participants.

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Galibi Urusji Lodge

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