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Ironman 4x4 Off Road West Suriname

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€410

Duration

4 days

Min. Pers.

2

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Discover the adventurous Ironman 4×4 Offroad adventure to Apura/Blanche Marrie with Orange Travel! Explore the west of Suriname with your own transport and sleep on the roof of the car in a roof tent. The most beautiful adventures arise while camping, discover these beautiful travel destinations and make contact with the locals. An unforgettable challenge awaits you!

Highlights/Activities

Adventurous jungle safari
Spotting wild animals
Visit to Apoera, Klein Kwamala, and Washabo
Boat trip in search of giant otters through the Kaburi Creek (optional)
Visit to Blanche Marie Falls (optional)
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Advice from Insiders

Shanifa - Orange Travel

Shanifa

Travel Specialist

Are you very adventurous and would you like to discover Suriname yourself? Then Orange Travel has the tour that suits you.

With the Ironman 4×4 off road adventure you can travel towards the West of Suriname where you will be guided past one of Suriname’s most impressive waterfalls, through serene and untouched natural areas.

There is a relatively high chance of spotting wild animals and the trip offers a perfect combination of nature, action and introduction to the Indigenous Culture.

Inclusive/Exclusive

3 nights rental 4x4 Prado
Rooftop tent
Awning
Freezer
Camping chairs (2x)
Table
Quickfold step
Cookware
Portable gas stove (+ 1 can)
Picnic basket
Axe
Shovel
Raincoats (2x)
All meals and beverages
Additional fuel
Optional excursions
Optional accommodations
Bedding & pillows

Tour Information

Day 1

  • 08.00: Arrive at Ironman’s office for instructions and necessary information.
  • On the road:
  • The last supermarket you will encounter is 825 supermarket for Zanderij (about an hour’s drive). Here you can do any final shopping along the way (see Maps.me or Google Maps).
  • The last Warung on Zanderij is “Kartini”, where you can buy lunch for the road.
  • +/- 02.15 hours driving: Arrival at Witagron.
  • +/- 1 hour drive: Arrival at Mozeskreek, where you can spend the night.
  • It is completely optional whether you want to camp at Mozeskreek or continue towards Apoera.
  • +/- 4 p.m.: Arrival at Mozeskreek to set up the tent for the overnight stay. There is a path leading to rapids where you can relax and bathe. During dry periods or stagnant water, always check the water and look carefully to see if there are any electric eels between the rocks.

Day 2

  • At 6am you might hear howler monkeys
  • +/- 09.00 you can depart for your onward journey to Apoera
  • +/- 11.00 arrival Apoera
  • You can choose to spend the night at the waterfront or in accommodation (optional)
  • Kaboeri creek: this is where the giant otters are spotted

You start by carefully collecting all your personal items and trash. It is essential not to leave any waste in the rainforest as this can harm the animals and plants. You put all the waste in a sturdy bag that you will take with you when you leave for Apura.

Day 3

  • +/- 09.00 you can leave for Blanche Marie, but along the way you can also choose to stop at the train hanger at Apoera
  • +/- 12.00 you arrive at Blanche Marie (optional), you can choose in advance if you want to stay in the roof tent want to sleep or at one of the accommodations at Blanche Marie*
  • You can spend your day relaxing at the resort, driving to the mother falls or walking there

*You can also optionally book an accommodation at Blanche Marie

Day 4

  • This day it is time to return to the city
  • It’s then time to return to the city and you start by breaking down the tent and gathering all your belongings. Please ensure that you leave the area tidy and take all rubbish with you. Once you’re packed up and ready to go, follow the rugged road back to town. Be careful while driving as the road can be challenging, especially when the weather makes it unpredictable.
  • 09:00 departure from Blanche Marie
  • +/- 5 p.m. arrival at Iron Man

 

  • Transport: IRONMAN 4×4 Rental Prado
  • Travel Time:
  • Departure: 08:30 AM
  • Arrival in Paramaribo (last day): Before 5:00 PM in Paramaribo
  • Regular Departure: Daily (subject to availability)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Good hiking shoes: For foot protection and during long walks.
  • Hat or cap: To protect your face from the tropical sun.
  • Long pants and long-sleeved shirt: To protect against insects and irritating plants.
  • Mosquito repellent: To protect against insect bites during the tour.
  • Rain jacket/poncho: For unexpected rain showers.
  • Water shoes: Special shoes for water activities to prevent slipping and protect your feet.
  • Flip-flops: So you can exchange your warm hiking shoes for cool flip-flops.
  • Sunscreen: For protection against the sun.
  • Swimwear: Bring swimwear for swimming opportunities and refreshment.
  • Backpack: For storing personal items during the hike.
  • Waterproof bag for electronics and valuables: In case you want to keep these items safe.
  • Trash bag: to take your trash back to Paramaribo.
  • Dry clothes: Extra clothing to change into after water activities and in case you get wet.
  • Cash in SRD: You need cash in SRD for refueling in Apoera and for lunches or additional expenses.
  • Passport: Mandatory due to a checkpoint on the way!
  • Driver’s license: A valid driver’s license is required.
  • Toiletries: Personal care products such as toothpaste, soap, and shampoo for hygiene on the road.
  • Towel (for swimming opportunities): A towel comes in handy for swimming activities or to dry off after water adventures.
  • Flashlight/headlamp: A flashlight or headlamp is useful for lighting during evening activities or in dark areas.
  • Camera & fully charged batteries: A camera is essential for capturing the beautiful surroundings. Make sure the batteries are fully charged so you don’t miss any memorable moments.
  • Bedding & pillow
  • Rooftop tent for 2 people. This is easy to set up.

 

  • Regular departure ddaily (subject to availability)

General information

The West is a hub for off-road adventure enthusiasts, offering challenging terrains with steep slopes and muddy trails, making it a popular destination for 4x4 adventures. The road is consistently busy, especially during the dry season, and is also a location where people frequently engage in hunting and fishing. In case of any tire trouble, locals are often willing to lend a helping hand.

As a visitor, you contribute to sustainable tourism by:

  • Supporting cultural preservation through assistance to cultural music and dance groups.
  • Providing employment and tourism education for local communities (all employees are local).
  • Implementing environmentally friendly water management (using rainwater for kitchen and restaurant).
  • Stimulating the local economy by sourcing catering locally.
  • Promoting sustainable energy consumption through solar panels.

Locations:

Mozeskreek: Mozeskreek is a popular destination for camping enthusiasts. Visitors can set up their tents in the wilderness and enjoy a unique overnight experience surrounded by the sounds of nature.

  • Waterfalls and Rapids: The Mozeskreek area offers opportunities to explore beautiful waterfalls and rapids, contributing to the allure of the location.
  • Visitors can choose to camp here during their journey to Apoera or continue driving.

Apoera: Apoera is located on the right bank of the Corantijn River, near the border with Guyana. It is a border town that is part of the vast interior of Suriname.

  • The population of Apoera consists mainly of Indigenous Surinamers from the Arawak tribe. It is a relatively small community with approximately 3000 residents.
  • Cultural Experiences: Apoera provides opportunities to connect with the indigenous culture of the Arawaks. Local communities can offer visitors insight into their traditions and way of life.
  • Kaboerie Creek: In the vicinity of Apoera lies Kaboerie Creek, where giant otters are spotted. A journey along the Corantijn River with Kaboerie Creek as the final destination can be a fascinating experience for nature lovers.

Blanche Marie Falls: One of the striking natural attractions near Apoera is the Blanche Marie Falls. These impressive waterfalls are located about 300 km southwest of Paramaribo. Blanche Marie Falls offer a spectacular view and are ideal for nature enthusiasts and photographers.

Mobile Coverage:

  • Intermediate Villages: Along the road to Apoera, there may be villages or settlements. In these areas, the chances of mobile coverage are higher.
  • Remote Areas: As you move further away from urban centers and villages, mobile coverage may become less consistent, especially in remote and undeveloped areas.
  • There is mobile coverage in Witagron.
  • After Mozeskreek, there is a communication tower providing coverage, and there is also coverage at Mozeskreek.
  • There is no coverage in Blanche Marie, but there is a spot along the way with coverage.
  • Apoera has full coverage again.

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Ironman 4×4 Off Road West Suriname

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