Galibi

Galibi

A village on the north-east coast of Suriname and visited by many a sea turtle emerging from the sea to secure their existence. Among them are the majestic Leatherback turtle and the Krappé turtle. During your stay at Christiaan Kondre – home to the indigenous Amerindians - you will get acquainted with the culture of these hospitable people. Enjoy the beauty of the beach and relax! We will also visit St. Laurent, a touch of France in the tropics. 

Highlights / Activities

  • Witnessing sea turtles laying their eggs (a timeless phenomenon)
  • Adventure cruise on the Marowijne River
  • Indigenous Culture
  • Visit to St. Laurent, French Guiana
  • Historic Route (covering the civil War)

What makes this tour special

  • Stay at the most comfortable resort Galibi has to offer
  • Excellent blend of Nature and Culture
  • Visit to St. Laurent, French Guiana
  • No Malaria
  • No multi-entry visa
  • Suitable for children

 

The tour to Galibi starts in a bus when you head east in the direction of Albina. An experienced guide will tell you about the history and sights along the way. You stop at Stolkertsijver for a quick sandwich. At noon you arrive at Albina, where the trip will be continued by boat. After 1 ½ hours sailing you arrive at Christiaan Kondre where you can enjoy a delicious lunch. Later on in the afternoon, there is a village walk where you can learn more about the culture of the indigenous Amerindians.

Before the dawn we sail into Babusanti, to see the turtles lay their eggs on the beach*.
 

On the last day of the Galibi Tour the guide takes you for a walk on the beach and you can swim in the river. Next is a boat trip to St. Laurent, French Guiana, where you can visit the prison of the notorious Papillion. Then the boat takes us to Albina where you can enjoy a tasty lunch, after lunch we continue  traveling to Paramaribo by bus

* Depending on the tide we go after dinner or before sunrise to Babusanti

A 3-day Tour Galibi is possible.

 

The first and last day are the same as the 2-day tour.For a 3-day tour day two looks as follows:

 Day 2

After breakfast you visit a sandbank called “the Tigerbank” (one of Suriname’s few nice sandy beaches). After dinner, an impressive cultural show * is offered.

* a minimum of 6 guests at the resort

Transportation Bus / boat
Travel time 180 min.
Departure 08.00 hrs
Arrival 17.00 hrs
Schedule Daily (with a minimum of 4 persons)

Included

Transfer*, guide, boat trips, 1 night accommodation**, 1x breakfast, 2x lunch, 1x diner, coffee, thee, water, lemonade and local excursions
Excluded Other drinks and entry fees
 
* the departure time depends on the pick-up address and therefore varies from place to place. Departure time shown are from Krasnapolsky Hotel (in the City Center) Please check your voucher or invoice for the exact departure time and departure location. A difference of 15 minutes is considered normal.
 

By booking this tour, you contribute to: 

• Employment & tourism education for local communities
• Conservation of the flora & fauna (helping ensure & patrol the ban against illegal hunting)
• Supporting the local economy by purchasing local products & services
• Stimulate cultural preservation through supporting and hiring cultural music and dance groups
• Green philosophy: waste recycling and efficient handling of water and energy

  • Hat or cap
  • Good walking shoes
  • Long pants and long sleeve shirt
  • Swimwear
  • Extra batteries for camera
  • Raincoat / poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito Milk
  • Backpack
  • Weekend bag
  • Pocket change SRD and Euro
  • Passport

Most tour operators (like Orange Travel) list their rates in Euro.
The most advantageous way to pay is cash or by bank* in Euro.
Followed by cash in SRD or U$D, then POS in SRD * and finally a credit card payment **.

* If there are any additional bank charges, these should be paid by the customer. If it turns out that not the full agreed amount is credited to our account, the difference should still be paid before participating or checking in.

** When using POS (our machine only excepts SRD) we will use the daily exchange rate of the cambio’s. As these sometimes differ significantly from the rate your- and our bank uses, you can come out worse between 10% and 30% (in this Orange Travel has no benefit, yet influence).

*** All credit card payments are processed in U$D and a bank fee is added. The fee for Visa and MasterCard is 5% (in this Orange Travel has no benefit, yet influence). This payment method requires you to show your passport.

ING Bank Nederland

Euro Account number: 6005013
IBAN: NL10INGB0006005013
BIC: INGBNL2A
Attention: ORANGE TRAVEL NV
Commewijnestraat 4
Paramaribo, Suriname

 

 

Republic Bank Suriname N.V.
Paramaribo, Suriname
Swiftcode: RBNKSRPA
SRD 0197313228
USD 0197313309
EUR 0197313481
In name of: ORANGE TRAVEL NV
Paramaribo, Suriname

 

 

Bank of America
Account number 2290 3930 8017
Beneficiary Bank ID number 026009593 (for transfer of monies into your account from within the U.S.)
Mailing Address:
3048 SW 141 ST AVE
Miramar FL 33027-3950
USA

Pay by credit card:

Accommodation details Myrisji Lodge 

Rating of accommodation: Basic

The accommodation is based on shared dormitories, for private rooms there is an addiotional surcharge.

The Resort / Lodge

Total capacity of the resort (Maximum amount of guests)

53 guests 

Amount of rooms/bungalows

 15 rooms

The Lodges / rooms

Interiour surface of the lodge/room (L x W in meters)

 

 

Maximum capacity of the lodge/room

 

Quadrupple room: 2 doubble beds for max. 4 guests

Triple room: 1 double & 1 single room for max. 3 guests

Double room: 1 double bed for max. 2 guests

Dormitory for max. 7 or 4 guests 

Airconditioning

No

Fan

No

Warm water

No

Closet

No

Coat hangers

No

Towel

Yes

Mosquito net

Yes

Balcony / terrace

Yes

Electricity 110V

Available between 18.00 - 23.00 hrs

Wall socket type

EU

Type of sanitary facility (central / private per lodge/room)

Dormitories have central sanitary and shower facilities

Private rooms* have own sanitary and shower facilities

 *for private rooms there is an additional surcharge

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