Rafting down the Oyapock River, French Guiana

Organized by Niak Rafting
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Activity Snapshot

Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: 3 hrs
Spoken languages: English, French
Minimum age: From 8 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: strict More info
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Activity description

Challenge the rapids of the Oyapock River in French Guiana on an unforgettable rafting trip with an experienced instructor - extreme thrills guaranteed!

Alone, with family or friends, this rafting trip is for all those who wish to discover the activity safely in a friendly atmosphere.

The Saut Maripa on the Oyapock - a river that forms the border between French Guyana and Brazil - offers many passages and rapids, as well for a discovery of the sport as for thrills seekers!


Upon arrival at the rafting center, you meet the NiakRafting team and the group with a coffee. You gear up and are transported to the departure of the descent (50 meters).

After putting the raft on the water, you are briefed on the safety instructions, then you do the first descent to the bottom of Saut Maripa through a suitable course. Then, with the raft on a carriage, you board the 4x4 to go to the second descent of Saut Maripa - you'll enjoy amazing thrills! 

After arriving at the rafting center, you remove your equipment, take a shower and watch GO PRO videos taken during the activity with a well-deserved refreshment!

Activity requirements

You must know how to swim at least 25m and submerge.

Special terms

How to get there: From Cayenne, take the RN2 road or "Route de l'Est". A little before arriving at Saint-Georges, a sign on your right will indicate "Site de Saut Maripa". Get on the track, travel 19.3km and you're here! To drive on the track, plan about 40 minutes to 1 hour, a 4x4 is almost essential. Depending on your driving experience, the model of your vehicle and its load, the track can be considered with a conventional vehicle.

If you wish, NiakRafting can organize your return shuttle St Georges - Saut Maripa in 4x4 for 80€ (4 people). The caretaking of your vehicle in Saint-Georges de l'Oyapock in a guarded parking lot is at the price of 7€/day OR 10€/night + day.
Please contact them before the date of the activity.

*A raft can accommodate 7 people. Possibility of 8 pax. if there's at least one child under 12 y/o.

  • Rafting gear
  • Instructor
  • Coffee & refreshment
  • Transfer St Georges - Saut Maripa
Do not forget to bring
  • Swimsuit & towel
  • Trainers can get wet
  • Bottled water & snack
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Meeting point
Saut MARIPA, Saint Georges de l'Oyapok 68980-000, French Guiana Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 30 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
30 days
Cancellation between 10 and 30 days prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
10 days
Cancellation 10 days or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule


Average rating
5 / 5
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Very good
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Très professionnel et très sympa ! On recommande fortement !

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