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Kayak Expedition The best place for wildlife encouters

With this expedition we are going to explore the full length of the Lucie river, one of the most pristine rivers in the world. We will prepare our inflatable kayaks and start our 300 km adventure downstream. This expedition is full of impressive rapids, beautiful wildlife, diverse flora and stunning views!

We are looking for a team of real adventures with at least a bit of kayak experience. Are you sportive, healthy, flexible and a real nature lover?

Next expeditions

2024
October 11th – 24th, 2024
 (fully booked)
December 3rd – 16th, 2024

2025
October 10th – 23rd, 2025

Itinerary

We are going with a group of max 6 people and 2 experienced wildlife guides to the Kayser mountains. These mountains are situated in the South of Suriname and only reachable by plane.
 

During this expedition we will be dropped by a bushplane on the Kayser airstrip. After arrival we will carefully sort out all our stuff, inflate the kayaks and prepare everything to start our 300km long journey over the Lucie river towards the nearest small amerindian village; Amatopo. Being able to travel such a vast stretch of pristine jungle by a non-motorized boat will make sure that we will see a great amount of wildlife. Making camps alongside the river, catch our own fish and enjoy this pristine jungle.

Most days, we will spend our time on the river in the early morning and late afternoon when the wildlife is active too. During the heat of the day we will look for some shade and have a meal. 

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Wildlife

Even though very little people visit this river, it is still known for its huge amount of wildlife. Especially in the dry season when the water is low and most of the wildlife clusters in the vicinity of the river. It is believed some of the best places to see the Surinamese big five: Jaguar, harpy eagle, tapir, giant river otter and green anaconda.
We will travel almost 300 km in 14 days. When we arrive will depend on the water level, how much wildlife we see and how fast we prefer to go. We have no fixed planning, we literally go with the flow until we end up at Amatopo, a small Amerindian village from where we will fly back to Paramaribo.

WILDLIFE YOU CAN ENCOUNTER DURING THIS EXPEDITION

Kayak Expedition

Harpy Eagle

These birds are one of the largest eagles in the world. Their claws are as big as the claws of a grizzly bear. This might also explain why the harpy eagles we meet are not impressed by us at all. We can really take our time photographing this individual. We can even sail right under it, and it still remains on its branch while giving us only a quick look.

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South American Tapir

The South American Tapir definitely belongs to the Surinamese big 5!
They can weigh up to 320kg and are therefore the largest terrestrial mammal of South America!

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Anaconda

Even with a maximum of nearly 9 meters they are still not the longest snake on the planet. But with the maximum of about 225kg they surely are the heaviest! Undoubtedly one of the Suriname’s BIG 5!

Kayak Expedition

Details
October 11th – 24th, 2024 (Fully booked)
December 3rd – 16th, 2024
October 10th – 23rd, 2025

Group size

4-6

Duration (days)

14

Price

3995

Included in the price

This trip includes everything you need from the moment you land to the day you leave.
 
  • Initial interview to make sure we are a good fit for you
  • Airport pick-up and drop off
  • Accommodation at Sutopia Resort 1 night before the expedition and 1 night after, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Transportation to the Kayser Mountains by plane
  • Inflatable kayak (1 person per kayak)
  • 2 Professional expedition guides
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the expedition
  • Snacks and drinks (basic and non-alcoholic)
  • If required: tarp and hammock 
  • Water bottle to filter water
  • Expedition shirt
 

Not included in the price

  • International airline ticket to and from Suriname
  • Personal expenses, Meals and drinks other than those offered and personal travel materials.
  • Medical, travel, and cancellation insurances
  • Vaccinations and medical expenses
 
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