Enjoy nature in its purest form and travel in your own Kayak over the Brokopondo lake on dark waters and enjoy the rhythm of nature!
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We drive from Paramaribo by bus to the Brokopondo Lake (officially named van Blommenstein meer). On the way to the Lake, the guide tells us about the area in district Brokopondo we drive through: the population as well as the economic activities (gold, wood, gravel and tourism). The Brokopondo lake/ reservoir is about 1560km²! The giant lake was created by the construction of the Afobakka dam in the Suriname River. A big area of land that had been flooded. At Afobakkadam we put the kayaks in the water and we sail past the dam to take some pictures of this mega waterwork. We paddle around some small islands and explore the area. Enjoy the view and the peace. By paddling between the dead trees, you can also view the resting bird from up close. We sail around comfortably and stop at an island. We have fishing equipment, lunch package and hammocks with us. You can choose to go fishing on Piranha, swim in the lake or relax in the hammock. Lunch we enjoy together. After about 4 hours being on the lake, we drive back to Paramaribo by car. This trip will last about 8 -10 hours.
DO YOU NEED TO BE IN TOP CONDITION?
No, anyone with a normal condition and good health can participate in this kayak trip. It is not a race and the intention is to enjoy the special environment in an active way.
WHAT KIND OF KAYAK IS USED?
For this trip, we use the new Tarpon 160 Sit on Top kayaks. The flat bottom in the cockpit ensures a stable boat, while its length and shallow draft ensure sufficient speed. The boat has a comfortable backrest, sufficient luggage space for multi-day expeditions, two cockpit hatches and a large oval hatch. Length 4.27 meters / width 71 cm / weight 28 kg, in short the ideal boat for this trip!
SHOULD I BUY SPECIAL EQUIPMENT?
Most of the equipment is made available by Bicycles in Suriname, but if you have doubts about your equipment please call us. You will receive an extensive packing list when booking.
IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT?
In principle, we do not use an age limit. We find it much more important that you have a flexible attitude and team spirit. This is a trip through a rugged and uninhabited area where there is a chance that, due to weather circumstances, we have to divert from the planned route.
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1 day Starting from € 77 p.p.
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"A nice relaxed and care-free vacation organized very well. I am very satisfied with the program, especially as a single traveler! The vacation in Suriname was a mix of culture, nature, and action."
"We have enjoyed everything from the beginning till the end: from Pengel to Pengel! Everything was arranged splendidly and we really felt like their guests. The vacation in Suriname surpassed all our expectations!"
"A very special experience in splendid surroundings."
"Everything was arranged very well. We were serviced completely during the trip and so we could enjoy everything we saw. The guides and chauffeurs were friendly, helpful and informative especially with our kids."
"The tour was impressive, interesting and magnificent. (I did not think before that it would be so amazing). The guides were Superb!"
"The tour was Excellent. The depth of experiences was phenomenal and I still think of Suriname almost every day - even though it's been months since I returned home. The guides were all very impressive in their knowledge of natural and cultural history and showed a true passion for sharing that knowledge. Very resourceful in the face of problems. Patient with our many questions. Willing to share their own lives/perspectives. Great humor. A genuine interest in their guests. Worked hard to understand our expectations and to meet or exceed those expectations. The dug-out canoe was very adventurous. It was nice to travel the way the locals do, rather than on purpose-made tourist boats."
"Suriname has many facets. Friendly and helpful people. Luckily Suriname is not yet overcrowded with tourist, it has its charm and is very original. Despite different origins, people get on well with each other."
"It was super fun! As a Surinamese, I enjoyed all the beautiful things in Suriname, my home country! Such as Blanche Marie Falls, the locals in village Semoisie and last but not least Kabalebo".
Family Boxel, 2019
"The trip to Suriname was super adventurous, unforgettable and inspiring!"
Single traveler Boelie Leehuis, 2019
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