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Fredberg Jungle Adventure

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€305

Duration

3 days

Min. Pers.

2

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Fredberg is located in the heart of the Surinamese tropical rainforest on the Upper Saramacca, close to Pikin Saamaka, and was discovered a number of years ago. This uninhabited area is known for being home to a lot of wildlife, including the rare bird species called Cock of the Rock. The tour is highly recommended for adventurers who want to discover the jungle of Suriname.

Highlights/Activities

Climbing trip to the top of the Fredberg
Sleeping on the mountain top
Impressive (day & evening) forest walks
Spotting animals including 350 bird species, 8 monkey species, deer, rabbits, sloths, forest pigs, tapirs, frogs etc

Advice from Insiders

Froukje - Orange Travel

Froukje

Travel Specialist

Choose the tour to Fredberg together with Orange Travel if you want to discover the real jungle of Suriname.

This tour is perfect for the real adventurers. The Fredberg will literally and figuratively be the highlight of your trip.

Inclusive/Exclusive

Transport
Guide
Accommodation for 2 nights
All meals (2x breakfast, 3x lunch, 2x dinner)
Water, coffee, tea, syrup
Snack
Alle activities
Other drinks
Other snacks
Personal expenses

Tour Information

Day 1

  • 06:45 AM departure from the Suforyou office on Henck Arronstraat
  • Approximately 3 hours drive to the base camp with several stops along the way
  • Arrival at the base camp around lunchtime
  • Depending on the group size, you will either ascend Fredberg on the first day or stay at the base camp
  • Approximately 30 minutes drive to the foot of the mountain
  • Approximately 2 hours hike to the top, depending on the group’s fitness level

Day 2

  • 06:00 AM watch the sunrise
  • Around 10:00 AM, descend back down
  • Approximately 2 hours hike, depending on the group’s fitness level
  • Approximately 30 minutes drive back to the base camp
  • 5:30 PM evening walk of about 1.5 hours

Day 3

  • 07:00 AM morning walk of about 1 hour
  • Around 3:00 PM, return to the city
  • Approximately 3 hours drive, depending on traffic
  • You should be back in the city after 7:00 PM, but it may vary due to road traffic

 

  • Transport: By bus 
  • Departure time: 06:45 AM 
  • Travel time: +/- 3 hours
  • Back in Paramaribo: +/- 7:00 PM

2 days € 265 per person

3 days € 305 per person

4 days € 400 per person

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Hat or cap: So you can protect your face from the tropical sun.
  • Good walking shoes: To protect your feet and during long walks.
  • Lange trousers and long sleeve shirt: To protect you from insects and irritating plants.
  • Photo camera & well-charged batteries: A camera is indispensable to capture the beautiful surroundings. Make sure the batteries are fully charged so you don’t miss any memorable moments.
  • Raincoat/poncho: For unexpected showers.
  • Sunscreen: For protection against the sun.
  • Mosquito repellent: To protect you from insect bites during the tour.
  • Backpack: For during the walk to store personal items.
  • Toiletries: Personal care products such as toothpaste, soap and shampoo for hygiene on the go.
  • Towel (for swimming): A towel is useful for swimming activities or for drying yourself after water adventures.
  • Reading material: When you want to relax.
  • Swimwear: Bring swimwear for swimming and refreshment.
  • Dry clothes: Extra clothes to change after water activities and in case you get wet.
  • Change SRD: Small money is useful for local purchases, drinks and souvenirs.
  • Waterproof bag for electronics and valuables: In case you want to keep these items safe.
  • Passport: Required due to checkpoint on the way!

 

On the top op Fredberg, you will sleep in the hammock camp, and at the base camp, accommodation options include a basic lodge or a dormitory.

  • Air conditioning: Not available
  • Fan: Not available
  • Hot water: Not available
  • Wardrobe: Not available
  • Clothes hangers: Not available
  • Bath towel: Not available
  • Mosquito net: Available (except at the mountain’s summit)
  • Balcony / Terrace: Available
  • Power supply 110V: Available (limited, part of the day through a generator)
  • Outlet type: USA and EU
  • Sanitary facilities type: Shared bath/toilet
  • Regular departure days are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
  • Minimum number of participants is 2
  • Outside of preferred days, an additional surcharge of €25 per night per person for 2 people

General information

Bus Trip
At 6:45 AM, you'll depart by bus from the Suforyou office towards Fredberg. It's approximately a 3 to 4-hour drive to the base camp. Along the way, there will be several stops for restroom breaks or to purchase snacks. The last 90 minutes of the journey will be on an unpaved, bumpy road.

Arrival at Base Camp
In the afternoon, you'll arrive at the beautiful base camp located in the heart of the jungle. Here, you'll be treated to a delightful lunch. If you're part of a large group, during lunch, you'll be informed whether you'll ascend the mountain immediately or stay at the base camp. If you're heading up the mountain, it's time to put on your jungle attire. You can pack all necessary items for the mountain in your backpack, leaving the rest at the base camp.

Hike to the Top of Fredberg
The adventure begins! You'll first take a short half-hour drive in a van to the base of the mountain. The guide will brief everyone on the approximate route and duration of the hike. Once everyone is ready, the hike commences. The group determines the pace during the hike. Occasional breaks will be taken, but if you feel the need for more, that's not a problem. After about 3 to 4 hours, depending on the group's condition, you'll reach the mountain's summit.

On Fredberg
Upon reaching the top, you'll arrive at the camp where you'll spend the night. You can set down your belongings and then head straight to the viewpoint. Your eyes will be treated to a spectacle as the jungle unfolds in every direction. Take some time to explore the mountain and recover from the hike. You can also set up your hammock. As the sun sets, enjoy the breathtaking view. In the evening, the chefs will have a delicious meal prepared for you. After dinner, you can marvel at the starry sky and the sounds of howler monkeys as you spend the night in a hammock.

Sunrise on Fredberg
It's definitely worth getting out of your hammock early to witness the sunrise. Enjoy the stunning view as you peacefully wake up. The guide will also try to spot some birds or monkeys from the mountain. Afterward, a hearty breakfast awaits, providing you with enough energy for the descent. Around 10:00 AM, you'll start your descent. During this hike, the guide will share interesting facts about the flora and fauna.

Back at Base Camp
Around lunchtime, you'll return to the base camp. Take the opportunity to relax during lunch after the hike. Afterward, you can chill by taking a refreshing dip in the water or relaxing in a hammock. Around 5:30 PM, you have the option to join the guide for a jungle walk. As darkness falls, the nocturnal animals come to life, transforming the jungle's appearance. Upon returning from the walk, dinner will be waiting. The rest of the evening can be enjoyed by the campfire, and you'll sleep in a bed this night.

Last Day at Base Camp
At 7:00 AM, you can choose to join the guide for a morning walk to spot monkeys and birds. Upon returning from the walk, a delicious breakfast prepared by the chefs awaits. The rest of the day is open for your own activities, perhaps enjoying some time in the water. After lunch, it's time to leave this beautiful place. You'll return to the city around 7:00 PM, depending on road conditions.

Sleeping in a Cave
It's also possible to opt for a 4-day trip to Fredberg. If you choose this option, you'll spend the second night sleeping in a cave located on the back of Fredberg. You'll go completely back to basics and set up your own camp in the cave.

Unique Photo Moments
Throughout your trip to Fredberg, there will be plenty of unique photo opportunities. Various viewpoints offer different photo opportunities. Additionally, on top of Fredberg, you'll find a Surinamese flag, providing a backdrop for some memorable photos.

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Fredberg Jungle Adventure

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