Jungle Lodge Palumeu

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In the far away south of Suriname awaits a unique experience: Jungle Lodge Palumeu. Situated in the living area of the Trio and Wajana Amerindians, one hour by small airplane from Parama-ribo, the capital city of Suriname. Here, you will meet the original inhabitants of the Amazon rainforest and their lifestyle, fully centered on being in harmony with nature. The comfortable jungle lodges for your accommodations offer a magnificent view over the river. Interesting boat trips on the river and walks through the amazing Amazon rainforest will complete this unique experience which will linger in your memory for a long time.
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Palumeu Suriname
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Zanderij Intl Airport
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DonnaSPDX wrote a review Dec 2013
Portland, Oregon150 contributions193 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It's a long story of how I came to be in Suriname. I will tell you my impressions of the booking process, but I am not sure if they are accurate. I wanted to visit Suriname during the USA spring break time, which for me was only one week, and a very specific week. I had some difficulty booking the tour a few months in advance. METS is the company that operates the tours (other travel agents in Suriname are reselling the METS tours). E-mail correspondence was prompt and courteous, but a bit maddening in the inability to book a tour. Even down to the last week before I was to leave, it was uncertain whether I would be able to go on a five day tour. There were one and two day tours available, but that did not interest me nearly as much as a five day tour. I did not want quick day trips. The tours go if there are enough people signed up. Apparently many visitors to Suriname do not book the tours in advance, and may sign up the day before the tour is to leave. That's what happened, and I found out at nearly the last moment that I could take the tour.
If you are trying to choose between METS tours, it may be necessary to be open to two or three choices. Circumstances fluctuate. I wanted the Kasikasima trip, but it was not available. At another time , Awarradam was not available. Palumeu was almost not available! So stay flexible with your planning.
Well, once I was booked and arrived at the regional airport in Paramaribo, METS took care of everything. They've been running tours in Suriname for 40 years and it shows. I have tremendous respect for the fine job METS does, the great staff they have, and how well they know their customers. When I was planning my trip to Suriname, I wanted an exotic adventure in a warm place, but I didn't have the energy to put together a do-it-yourself adventure, where you might spend a whole day just trying to arrange transportation, or waiting for a part so the bus can get going again.

The METS package tour was absolutely perfect. The lodge is comfortable, but not fancy. The service is thorough, but not overbearing. The food is a nice balance of introducing local foodstuffs in ways that will be familiar to Europeans and Americans. The itinerary has enough interesting things to keep you occupied, but not so many you feel rushed, tired, or overwhelmed. The cabins are perfectly comfortable, with thick foam beds, and full western-style bathrooms. The Tapanahony River that flows in front of the cabin is nearly the perfect river - perfect current, perfect temperature, lovely scenery. Activities included a couple of visits to the neighboring Amerindian village to learn about their history and lifestyle, a day long excursion up the river with a picnic and fishing demo, a walk in the jungle to learn about native plants, and other walks and activities. It was the perfect pace for a weary American.

This was the first time I ever bought a package tour, and it was incredible. I would absolutely recommend METS as a tour provider, and Palumeu as a destination.
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Date of stay: March 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: All the rooms appear to be the same. All have a wonderful view of the river.
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DutchAdventurer wrote a review Oct 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands52 contributions33 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After a one hour flight we landed on the grass landing strip of the Indian town of Palumeu. Rodney, our guide welcomed us with a smile and made everybody comfortable for our five days jungle adventure.

The lodge is comfortable: clean, private cabins with shower and toilet with veranda overseeing the river. The cook served three times per day a variety of delicious food with ingredients from the local area, like e.g. fish and fruits.

During this week we fished from the canoo, washed in the waterfalls, made a late evening canoo tour, walked thru the jungle, dicovered natural medicins, had a bbq and relaxed in our hammock on a remote island.

METS, the touragency offers this 5 day tour: truly value for money. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: October 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Erik K wrote a review Mar 2016
Domburg, Suriname52 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Its a remote lodge, in the midst of the south american jungle. This lodge is operated by Amerindian staff and management of the Trio and Wayana tribal people. The cabins are very basic but clean and well maintained. All located facing the Palumeu river, right next to the village. The tour program is based on a combination of nature and indigenous culture. special interest guides for bird watching can be arranged. quit unique how these masters of the rain forest know their flora and fauna.
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Date of stay: June 2015
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: there are extra long beds in some of the rooms, like 210 cm. Ask for it if this is helpfull.
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Berkenkamp wrote a review Mar 2016
43 contributions12 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This property that is owned by Mets can only booked as part of a group visit. We were member of a group of 20 and that was just too much.The guide from Mets, believed to be a great leader and influenced with his whistle blowing in a negative way the wonderful surroundings. The accommodation can only be reached by plane which gives you a nice view on the inland of Suriname. However this increases the price of the trip tremendously. When compared to other locations, I wonder if the money spend is worth it!
Accommodation was basic, the served food even more. Sometimes there was not enough.
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Date of stay: March 2016
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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John M wrote a review Feb 2016
Canberra, Australia33 contributions34 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I visited Palumeu a year ago as part of an eight day excursion with METS to Kasikasima.

This place is a good example of a collaboration between the two tribes living here (which came out of the jungle in the 1970s) and the tour operator.

The bar is good, as is the food. It is a very sociable place. The rooms are good for the location and very quiet. There is electric lighting. The toilet works. Insect nets are okay though the night I left, I put damp clothes on the spare bed and during the night insects swarmed all over the area, enough of them to need a broom to sweep them up.

For this class of accommodation, the rating is excellent, just don't expect luxury.

Apart from the separate huts there is also a lodge with shared ablutions. I did not stay in these.

METS assist the locals with flights if there are spare seats on the plane, which shows a good sense of ethics.
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Date of stay: March 2015Trip type: Traveled solo
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ErikVollebregt wrote a review May 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands255 contributions87 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for a couple of days and had a wonderful time. The METS organisation and especially guide Julius van Trom were fantastic in every respect. The excursions were beautiful and we saw many interesting and beautiful things and animals. The food was excellent and the cabins were very comfortable. We mostly slept in hammocks on the lookout jetty though. The lounge building is very comfortable and serves snacks and drinks all day. The morning tea / coffee at your cabin is a great feature too. I miss the place already.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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D M wrote a review Sep 2018
Paramaribo, Suriname20 contributions1 helpful vote
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
We enjoyed our holiday at Palumeu very much. Great tour guide Elton told us a lot of interesting things about the culture and nature. Elton has good humor too. Good food, nice people and many nice trips, to poti hill, nice rapids, bird spotting and beautiful sight seeing with the boat made this one I can recommend to everyone.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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jrpourchez wrote a review Mar 2018
Eindhoven, The Netherlands42 contributions10 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Surinam, what on earth...
Not a real popular holiday destination but if you like basics, love nature especially rain forest then this is the place to be.
Spend few days at the Palumeu Lodges. We did great trips, saw rain forest and wonderful service. Guide Julius was great, Indian people helpful and friendly.
Makes want to come back again to do the Kasikasima trip.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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henrivantilburg wrote a review Dec 2016
Amsterdam, The Netherlands302 contributions78 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Basic resort. Cabins allow a lot of noise from the neighbouring cabins. Beautiful views from the cabins and other spaces on the river. Nice excursions. Nice food. Very nice guide Julius. Relaxing experience. And exciting flights to and from.
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Traveled solo
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DW1961DB wrote a review Aug 2016
Den Bosch, The Netherlands16 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Super stay at this great lodge. The resort is very basic but the local people and the Mets travel agency are doing everything to give you the perfect jungle experience.
The resort can only be reached by a small plane. And after that there is transport via de river in small boats to get to amazing rapids and nice river beaches where you can enjoy a great BBQ.
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Date of stay: August 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Answer from gabriellevanenter
Warmenhuizen, The Netherlands105 contributions16 helpful votes
Palumeu is echt de moeite waard. Zou wel wat kleine biljetten meenemen van Surinaamse $. Je kunt daar bij de bevolking allerlei dingetje kopen en ze hebben daar geen wisselgeld. Potihill is te doen. Als je gewoon thuis goed kunt lopen zeker. Is best wel een klim maar ik heb het ook gehaald. Wat af te raden is voor minder sportieve mensen is Bronsberg. Wel om er uit te kijken over het stuwmeer maar niet om de wandeling naar de watervallen te maken. Die is nl best zwaar.
Fonny A asked a question Aug 2015
Courcelles, Belgium59 contributions4 helpful votes
beschikbaarheid en prijs per nacht.
Erik K wrote a tip Mar 2016
Domburg, Suriname52 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"there are extra long beds in some of the rooms, like 210 cm. Ask for it if this is helpfull."
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Havaki wrote a tip Dec 2014
The Hague, The Netherlands629 contributions180 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the huts are along the river and are all of the same quality."
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KateH1313 wrote a tip Dec 2014
Vancouver, Canada121 contributions78 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Higher number cabins are farther from the dining area, but offer a little more privacy."
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DonnaSPDX wrote a tip Dec 2013
Portland, Oregon150 contributions193 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the rooms appear to be the same. All have a wonderful view of the river."
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henkhamburg wrote a tip Aug 2011
hamburg, germany9 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"simple lodges, with cold shower overlooking the river in the midst of the jungle."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Jungle Lodge Palumeu
What are some of the property amenities at Jungle Lodge Palumeu?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Jungle Lodge Palumeu?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
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Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.