We arrange the whole trip for you, also from Paramaribo, if possible at your hotel, to Atjoni, by collective bus, or individually by car (max. 6 passengers).
Don’t forget: food and drinks (which you can buy at Atjoni), long sleeves, 3/4 trousers, sandals you can wade with, shawl or towel to protect your neck against the sun, sun hat, total screen sun lotion, sun glasses, light plastic rain cape directly at hand against sudden showers. All electronic equipment and documents must be packed waterproof. You have to defy two impressive obstacles on the way. The boatsmen can tell you heroic stories about vicissitudes while taking those obstacles, which ended well, or less well! Tu-lio-buka (‘two-river-mouth’) where the Gran Rio and the Pikin Rio merge into the Upper Surinam, with the Tapawatra rapid, the occlusion (‘tapa’) of the Gran Rio, is unforgettable. Sailing half an hour further on the Gran Rio/Gaan Lio, you moor at Gran Dam (Gaan Dan in Saramaccan), the second big rapid. That one forms a magnificent island with a unique vegetation. For the second time the canoe is unloaded and towed at some distance over the rocks and over land. Carrying the bagage and towing the boat is done by the boatsmen, but who feels up to it may help. Only for strong men and women! Then it’s only 3 quarters of an hour more to Kosindo River Lodge. We advise those who are a bit reluctant towards that ‘expedition’ to make the boat trip only to return downstream, about 6 hours all the way to Atjoni, or, even more comfortable, combined with staying overnight in an other lodge along the river. We can arrange all that for you.
You will find most rates (subject to changes) here.