The Trio tribe of Kwamalasamutu – an Indigenous village located in southwest Suriname adjacent to the border areas with Guyana and Brazil – does its utmost to develop tourism in its living area together with Conservation International Suriname (CI-Suriname). With tourism it hopes to create employment for the nearly 2000 soles who live in the isolated village.
In the past the tribe was nomadic and not used to live in large numbers in a permanent village. The people lived in groups of 100 and when the area was exhausted they just removed to another place. Until now they move mainly in Sipaliwini Nature Reserve to and from Brazil for festivities and family visits. Such a hike lasts not longer than a day.