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16-day adventurous individual round trip

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€1225

Duration

16 Days

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This adventurous round trip combines the best of Surinamese nature with thrilling activities. You not only delve into the untouched jungle but also discover the monumental beauty of Paramaribo and experience the diverse and warm-hearted population. Suriname is a melting pot of Creoles, Hindustanis, Javanese, Chinese, and Indians living in harmony.

Highlights/Activities

Raleigh Falls with Voltzberg as the climax
Idyllic waterfalls & rapids
Boat trips along rapids
Impressive forest walk
Savannah area
Upper Suriname area
Introduction to authentic Maroon culture
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Advice from Insiders

Shanifa

Travel Specialist

Looking for an active holiday with Paramaribo as your base, where during adventurous expeditions in all directions of Suriname, you have the opportunity to lie in a hammock and occasionally have moments of rest in a comfortable hotel (with quality bed and laundry)? If so, then this is the ultimate round trip for you.

Inclusive/Exclusive

Reservation fee € 20 per booking
Meet & Greet
All overnight stays in Paramaribo in a hotel and in the interior in cozy jungle lodges
Stay in Afobaka, Raleigh Falls, and Isadou on a full-board basis
Stay in Paramaribo and Berlin on a bed and breakfast basis
Transfer airport – Hotel Paramaribo round trip
Transfer by bus and/or boat (korjaal) to Afobaka, Berlin, Raleigh Falls, Brownsberg, and Isadou round trip
Day tours: Paramaribo bus tour & Peperpot plantation tour
All mentioned activities in the tour description for Brownsberg, Raleigh Falls, and Isadou (depending on weather and water levels)
Entrance fees during the mentioned tours
International flight
Other meals
Optional excursions
Personal expenses

Roundtrip Information

1: Arrival – Paramaribo

2: Peperpot plantation tour

3: Paramaribo bus tour

4: Brownsberg – Afobaka

5: Afobaka – Berlin

6: Berlin

7-9: Raleigh Falls

10: Raleigh Falls – Paramaribo

11: Paramaribo

12-13: Isadou

14: Isadou – Paramaribo

15: Return flight

16: Arrival

Day 1: Arrival Paramaribo

Transfer by shuttle bus to your hotel in the heart of Paramaribo, where you will stay for the next 3 nights. All overnight stays in Paramaribo are in a hotel. If you leave Paramaribo for a multi-day tour, you can safely store part of your luggage here.

Travel distance: Approx. 50 km

Meals: None

Accommodation: Double room (with air conditioning)/ private bath & toilet

Special features: None

Day 2: Peperpot Plantation

District Commewijne flourished in the 19th century due to coffee and cocoa plantations. During your visit to Peperpot (one of the well-known plantations in Suriname), you get a glimpse into the old coffee factory, plantation houses, and the villages.

Travel distance: Approx. 15 km

Walking distance: Between 3 and 5 km / 150 min.

Meals: Breakfast

Departure time: Between 07:30 AM and 07:45 AM

Accommodation: Same as day 1

Special features: The walk through the park has well-maintained paths (without slopes)

Day 3: Paramaribo City Tour

The historic center of Paramaribo is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. In addition to the unique wooden buildings, the ethnic groups living here are characteristic of the city. You discover the rich history hidden behind the beautiful wooden facades of the buildings.

Travel distance: Approx. 10 km

Walking distance: Between 2 and 3 km/ 100 min.

Meals: Breakfast

Departure time: Between 09:30 AM and 09:45 AM

Accommodation: Same as day 2

Special features: On Mondays, Fort Zeelandia is closed, so we cannot go inside. The guide will tell his story from the outside. You do not walk continuously for 2 km (most of the tour, we are in the bus, and for the rest, we walk about 20 minutes per section).

Day 4: Brownsberg – Afobaka

Brownsberg (mountain top 500m) has rich biodiversity and, besides the impressive plant and animal kingdom, offers an overwhelming view of the reservoir. During an informative forest walk, you pass idyllic waterfalls and come face to face with various exotic animals.

Travel distance: Approx. 150 km

Walking distance: 3 km/ 180 min.

Meals: B, L & D

Departure time: Between 06:30 AM and 06:45 AM

Accommodation: Double room with air conditioning/ shared bath & toilet

Special features: Note that the walk to the waterfall and back has some uneven and steep sections.

Day 5: Afobaka – Berlin

After an adventurous morning full of optional activities (e.g., boat trip on the reservoir, forest walk, and fishing), you travel to the village of Berlin in the Para district, where the well-known Sabakoe creek flows by. By now, you already feel completely at home in the forest, and tonight and tomorrow night, you will have a pure jungle experience at Palulu camping.

Travel distance: Approx. 75 km

Meals: B & L

Departure time: N/A

Accommodation: Double room, very basic and little comfort (no air conditioning)/ shared bath & toilet

Special features: The boat trip on the reservoir is optional (about SRD 500 for half an hour boat ride per charter boat).

*not included in the price

Day 6: Berlin

You have a free day in the Savannah area around Zanderij. Your simple accommodation is located along a creek where it’s delightful to take a refreshing dip. You can also take a walk in the wooded area, for example, to the nearby village of Berlin.

Travel distance: N/A

Meals: B

Departure time: N/A

Accommodation: Same as day 5

Special features: Bring small SRD bills for booking additional excursions and lunch (tip: approximately a minimum of SRD 500 per person for 2 days)

Day 7: Paramaribo – Raleigh Falls

In the morning, you depart from Paramaribo on a bumpy laterite forest road to Witagron (village of the Kwinti Maroon tribe). A korjaal awaits you here, and you begin a boat trip on the rugged Coppename River to Raleigh Falls. Raleigh Falls is located in the Central Surinamese Nature Reserve, the largest Amazon reserve in the world. The area is rich in unique plants, flowers, and many animal species. After arrival in the afternoon, there is an opportunity to hike and swim.

Travel distance: Approx. 250 km

Meals: B, L & D

Departure time: Around 8:00 AM

Accommodation: Private room with private bath & toilet. Note: little comfort (no air conditioning, simple room with single beds & old-fashioned thin mattresses)

Special features: In the big dry season (2nd half of August – 1st half of December), the boat trip to Raleigh Falls can take about 6 hours (at normal water levels, it’s about 3 hours)

Day 8: Forest Walk to Voltzberg

You embark on a challenging hike through the pristine rainforest to the base of Voltzberg. During the walk, the guide tells stories about the plants and animals in this area. There’s a chance you’ll see various types of animals, from jumping monkeys to flying orange rock grasshoppers. Then, you climb the 240m high granite Voltzberg. From the top of the mountain, you have a breathtaking view of the Amazon Rainforest. The walk will take approximately 7 to 8 hours in total.

Travel distance: Approx. 15 km

Walking distance: Approx. 12 km/ 360 min.

Meals: B, L & D

Departure time: N/A

Accommodation: Same as day 7

Special features: If you prefer not to do the walk, you can stay behind at the base camp

Day 9: Mother Falls

After breakfast, you depart by boat to the famous Mother Falls. Here, you can spend the entire day swimming, fishing, or simply enjoying the powerful water mass flowing along the rocks.

Travel distance: Approx. 3 km

Meals: B, L & D

Departure time: N/A

Accommodation: Same as day 8

Special features: It takes 30 minutes by boat to reach the waterfall

Day 10: Raleigh Falls – Paramaribo

After a relaxed morning, you travel back to Paramaribo. As part of the journey, you once again enjoy a delightful boat trip on the river and return by road to your hotel, your destination for the day.

Travel distance: Approx. 250 km

Meals: B & L

Departure time: N/A

Accommodation: Double room with air conditioning/ private bath & toilet

Special features: None

Day 11: Paramaribo

A free day to relax by the pool or continue with an optional trip to the Warappa Creek.

Meals: B (no travel distance)

Accommodation: Same as day 10

Important notes: If you want to book an optional tour, you can always send us an email or visit our office. Please reserve one day in advance by 4:00 PM.

Days 12 to 13: Maroon Culture on the Upper Suriname River

Today, you travel further into the jungle by motorized corial via the Upper Suriname River to the island of Isadou. This area has many Maroon villages, where descendants of escaped slaves live. The hospitable population is particularly proud of its culture and is eager to introduce us to centuries-old customs and traditions. Due to the isolated life deep in the rainforest, these have remained untouched. In this part of the river, there are impressive rapids, and during low water, small sandy beaches form. The next 2 days will be filled with adventurous activities such as intensive forest walks, village walks, and exciting boat trips! You stay in a simple wooden house with a view over the Jaw Jaw rapids.

Travel distance: Approx. 200 km

Walking distance: Approx. 2 km/ 120 min. (both village and forest walk)

Meals: B, L & D

Departure time: Between 09:30 AM and 10:00 AM

Accommodation: Simple 2-person lodge (no air conditioning), but with private bath & toilet

Special features: The boat trip to Isadou takes about 45 minutes at normal water levels. The village walk may sometimes be shorter, depending on the interests of the guests.

Day 14: Upper Suriname – Paramaribo

On this final morning at Isadou, you can enjoy swimming or try your hand at fishing. After lunch, you will travel back to Paramaribo where you will stay for the last night.

Travel distance: 200 km

Meals: B & L

Departure time: Approx. 1:00 PM

Accommodation: Double room with air conditioning/ private bath & toilet

Special features: None

Day 15: Back Home

After a relaxing morning in Paramaribo, you will head to the airport for your return flight.

Travel distance: 50 km

Meals: Breakfast

Day 16: Arrival

You will arrive at your home port on this day.

*(Changes to the program are reserved)

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Camera & well-charged batteries
  • Towel (for swimming opportunities)
  • Hat or cap
  • Long pants and (over)shirt with long sleeves
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Rain jacket/poncho
  • Toiletries
  • Flashlight
  • Sunscreen
  • Water shoes/ water-resistant slippers
  • Backpack (for during excursions)
  • Waterproof bag for electronics and valuables
  • Swimwear
  • Dry clothes
  • Small bills in SRD/ Euro/ USD (for alcoholic beverages and souvenirs)
  • Weekend bag for the domestic excursion
  • Passport
  • Face mask
  • Hand sanitizer

 

Arrival dates: Every Saturday (Thursday is also possible)

Rate per person based on 2 people in 1 double room: € 1225

Single room surcharge: €

 

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