Palumeu

Palumeu

A 75 minute flight above the jungle of Suriname takes you to Palumeu, home to the Trio and Wajana Amerindians. . These Amerindians are the authentic inhabitants of the Amazon jungle. You will be accommodated in jungle lodges, set up in the original Amerindian style. Climb the Potihill and enjoy the flora and fauna and a picnic on Palawa Island. Try shooting with bow and arrow. Enjoy a boat trip on the Tapanahony River to Makuba Waterfalls. Visit the fertile plots and learn about traditional agriculture.

 

Highlights/ Activities

  • Exciting boat trips (through Rapids)
  • Impressive flight above jungle
  • Interesting jungle hike
  • Swimming in rapids
  • Tasty Surinamese food prepared on wood fire
  • Authentic cabanas overlooking the river
  • Climb up the rugged mountain Potihill
  • Visit to native village with the Trio, Wajana and Akurios tribe
  • Meet the indigenous village governance

What makes this tour special

  • Meet the oldest inhabitants of the Amazon forest
  • Stay in traditional and authentic cabanas
  • Serene Nature
  • Unique blend of (indigenous) culture, mountain climbing and rapids

You fly from local airport Zorg en Hoop to the airstrip near the Amerindian village Palumeu, approximately 75 minutes by small airplane, south from Paramaribo. Upon arrival, you are greeted by the local employees. Jungle lodge Palumeu has the same name as the adjacent village of the Trio and Wajana Amerindians. After settling into your cabin, you will be taken to the beautiful Palawa Island for a picnic lunch. Afterwards, you can enjoy swimming in the refreshing river water. In the afternoon, we visit the Amerindian village Palumeu with the guide. We meet a few families in the village and learn more about the current lifestyle and handicrafts of the ancient old inhabitants of the Amazon rainforest. The locals are proud of the traditional and sustainable aspects of the lodge. All local employees are skilled Trio and Wajana Amerindians. Your jungle cabin is built in traditional style and the cool evenings make air-conditioning or a fan unnecessary but you do enjoy the comfort of a mosquito net. The meals are prepared on wood fire with primarily Surinamese ingredients. For atmospheric lighting at night, solar energy is used. After diner, the guide gives you more information about the oldest inhabitants of the Amazon rainforest, the Amerindians.

The call of the howler monkeys was most likely your natural morning alarm. Today you learn more about the tropical rainforest. Before sunrise, we go downstream by boat on the river with the outboard engine turned off so you can enjoy the awakening of nature in all peace and quiet while we search for a nice spot to have breakfast. We continue our trip to the starting point of the forest trail to Potihill, a granite hill which you will climb at the end of the forest walk. During the trip on the Tapanahony River in the dug-out canoe and the walk in the forest, you will surely see various types of birds such as macaws flying over or parrots and toucans and maybe even apes or an otter. At the top of Poti hill, you are rewarded with a magnificent view over the jungle. Lunch is served at Palumeu.
In the afternoon, an experienced bow and arrow shooter will show you the tricks of the trade. It looks easy but hitting the target appears to be a real skill. Try it out and see if you are a natural talent. Late afternoon, at sunset, we walk up a forest trail, close to the lodge, to spot birds and caimans. After dinner, the guide gives you more information about the unique flora and fauna of the Amazon rainforest.

In the early morning, at dawn, we float downstream a bit on the river in the dug-out canoe to enjoy the awakening of the jungle in all peacefulness. After breakfast, we take you to the Mabuka rapids by dug-out canoe for a day of true relaxation. You have the opportunity to swim in the river, enjoy a natural massage in the waterfall and relax in a hammock. For active participants there is a walk through the jungle with information about trees, plants and animals on the way. The surroundings make the barbecue lunch an unforgettable experience. Late afternoon, at sunset, we return by dug-out canoe to the jungle lodge. After dinner, our guide takes you along a night trip on the river to enjoy the jungle sounds at night.

In the morning, the guide takes you on a jungle hike. You learn more about the flora and fauna of the tropical rainforest. In the afternoon, you can try your hand at paddling in a dug-out canoe, swim or relax in a hammock to enjoy the peaceful surroundings and sounds from the tropical rainforest.

At dawn, we float downstream with the boat on a part of the river while you can enjoy the early morning jungle sounds.
After breakfast, we go for an extensive walk in the village. Along the way, you have the opportunity to purchase traditional handicraft. After lunch, you depart for the return trip to Paramaribo.

Transportation Airplane / boat
Travel time 75 min.
Departure 09.30 hrs < < 12.00 hrs*
Place of departure Zorg en Hoop (Domestic airport Par’bo)
Arrival 15.30 hrs
Schedule Mon / Fri

Included

Transfer*, guide, accommodation for 3 night**, 3x breakfast, 4x lunch, 3x diner, coffee, thee, water, lemonade and local excursions
Excluded Other drinks, transfer to and from Zorg en Hoop domestic airport
 
* Please check your voucher or invoice for the exact departure time and departure location. A difference of 15 minutes is considered normal.
When travelling by air, you will depart and arrive from airfield Zorg en Hoop (domestic airfield)
 

By booking this tour, you contribute to: 

• Free hospital transportation for locals
• Reduced air fare for the local population
• Financial contribution to the village
• Tourism education for local communities
• Free transportation of donations to the village
• Free transportation of Palumeu teachers and transportation of food from PBM
• Supporting the horticulture project of the Palumeu school
• Logistic support for community facilities at Palumeu
• Creating earning opportunities throughout the total local community through deployment of local villagers, families during the village walk and activities with villagers
• Stimulate cultural preservation of arts and traditions by including them in the tour program.
• Supporting the local economy by purchasing local products & services
• Providing the overall management of the locations by locals to stimulate and increase knowledge and self-esteem.

  • 2 shirts with long sleeve
  • 2 long pants, t-shirts
  • Shorts
  • Socks
  • Hat or cap
  • Good walking shoes with profile
  • Slippers
  • Extra batteries for camera
  • Raincoat / poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Mosquito Milk
  • Malaria Prophylaxis
  • Small backpack for jungle trips
  • Waterproof bag to protect electronics and values
  • Flashlight
  • Pocket changed SRD
  • Passport
  • Max. 8kg bags

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

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Accommodation Details Palumeu Jungle Lodge

Rating of accommodation: Comfortable

Het resort

Total capacity of the resort (Maximum amount of guests)

20 guests 

Amount of rooms/bungalows

3 cabana's divided in 2 rooms each

De lodges / kamers

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

4m X 6m

Maximum capacity of the lodge/room

1 double & 1 single bed per room 

Airconditioning

No

Fan

No

Warm water

No

Closet

Yes

Coat hangers

Yes

Towel

Yes

Mosquito net

Yes

Balcony / terrace

Yes

Electricity 110V

Temporary available voor lighting between 18.00 - 23.00 hrs.

Wall socket type

The rooms do not have sockets. In the main hut the is a central charging point with EU type sockets.

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

Private sanitary and showers per room

 

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