My Orange Travel Story
Welcome, I am Ernie de Vries, owner of Orange Travel. I was born and raised in Suriname and after a joyfull childhood I moved to Europe for study. After i got my degree I worked in the Netherlands for a ccouple of years. Ever since i was a student i loved to travel and in my spare time, I did nothing but travel to explore new cultures and landscapes. In 2005 I returned to my native country Suriname and fell in love with the interior. And very soon I gave up my engineering title to start a tour operating company (turning my hobby into my job). Orange Travel has been one of the fastest growing tour operators since its establishment and the fact that we have been in the lead since 2007 is in a very small part due to my Surinamese hospitality combined with my Dutch work ethic and discipline and for the most part this can be attributed to a driven & motivated top team of colleagues. The strength of this team lies in the knowledge and patience to tailor-make your dream trip. Product knowledge makes the difference, which is why our travel experts & tour guides go out every year to experience the routes themselves and to improve same. Orange customers should never have any doubts about whether they have booked the right trip with the right party. Our motto is therefore: “The customer must be VERY SATISFIED indeed from the first to the last contact!”
My personal favorite part of Suriname is the Upper Suriname area. Here I enjoy the perfect combination
of adventure, culture and nature. Adventure through the boat trips on the rough river and the walks
through pristine jungle. Culture because of the friendly Saramaccan Maroon inhabitants who live in
simple but authentic village communities along the riverbanks. Nature because of the Amazon jungle
and its many animals that are easy to spot and the rapids in which I can sit and swim all day long.