16-DAY ADVENTUROUS INDIVIDUAL ROUND TRIP

16-DAY ADVENTUROUS INDIVIDUAL ROUND TRIP

This adventurous tour combines the best of Surinamese nature with adventurous activities. You do not only dive into the untouched jungle, but you discover the monumental beauty of Paramaribo and experience the diverse and warm people. Suriname is a melting pot of Creoles, Hindus, Javanese, Chinese and Indians who live in harmony with each other.

This is one of the most booked trips, you can make your dream trip to Suriname a reality with Orange Travel! Because Orange Travel is the executive tour operator, you are directly at the source and can quickly receive your reasonably priced proposal.

Highlights / Activities

• Raleigh falls with the Voltzberg as the climax
• Idyllic waterfalls & rapids
• Boat trips along rapids
• Impressive forest walks
• Surinamese Savanna
• Upper Suriname river
• Getting acquainted with authentic Maroon culture

 

What makes this tour special

  • Perfect combination between nature and adventure 
  • Special encounters with locals
  • Great sustainability contribution 
  • For a great price, experience the best of Suriname

1: Arrival – Paramaribo
2: Peperpot Plantation Tour
3: Paramaribo bus tour
4-5: Brownsberg – Afobaka
6: Berlijn
7-9: Raleighfalls
10: Raleighfalls – Paramaribo
11: Paramaribo
12-13: Isadou
14: Isadou – Paramaribo
15: Return flight
16: Arrival

Day 1: Arrival – Paramaribo

Transfer by shuttle bus to your guesthouse in Paramaribo, where you will spend 3 nights. All nights spent in Paramaribo are in this guesthouse. When leaving Paramaribo for a multiple day tour, you can safely store part of your luggage here. No meals included (Travel distance approx. 50 km).

Day 2: Plantation Peperpot

District Commewijne flourished in the 19th century owing to the coffee and cacao plantations. During your visit to Peperpot (one of the most well-known plantations), you will have a look inside an old coffee factory, plantation houses and the kampongs. You will also experience an extraordinary encounter with the friendliest Javanese horticulturist of the area. Meals: B (Travel distance approx. 15 km).

Day 3: Paramaribo City Tour

The historic center of Paramaribo is on the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Besides the special buildings such as the wooden basilica, the different ethnic groups that live here characterize the city. By bus you will discover the rich history that lies behind the beautiful wooden facades of several buildings. Meals: B (Travel distance approx. 10 km).

Day 4: Brownsberg - Afobaka

Brownsberg reserve covers 6000 hectare of unspoiled tropicalrainforest and its mountains offer stunning views of the nearby lake. On the way down to the mountain foot where the idyllic waterfalls are located, we come face to face with various animals like monkeys, birds and agoutis. You will spend the night at Afobaka Resort (an hour drive from the Brownsberg top) and a stone's throw away from the Brokopondo lake. Meals: B, L & D (Travel distance approx. 150 km).

 

Afobaka is a village in the Brokopondo district that was developed when the dam was built in 1961 and following years. Today it functions as an important transit port for the people that live in the villages along the Brokopondo lake.

Day 5: Afobaka – Berlijn

You awaken in the Afobaka Resort, located on the left bank of the Suriname River. After breakfast you can take a beautiful boat ride* on the open lake or go fishing* in the Suriname river in search of the biggest Peacock bass. After lunch you will depart for Berlijn where you will spend 2 nights. Meals: B & L (Travel distance approx. 140 km).* not included

Day 6: Berlijn Savanne

Today you have a day off at the campsite and the opportunity to recover from the recent intensive expeditions. The creek that flows through the campsite is refreshing and perfect for swimming. It is also possible to go for a nature hike to the nearby village of Berlijn or an optional trip to the nearby zoo. Meals: B (No travel distance).

The savannah area consists of tropical grasslands with scattered trees.This area is crossed by creeks with dark brown water. The water in the creek is invigorating and full of minerals and owes its color to the flushing of the humus bottom. Enough wildlife to see, from parrots and toucans to deer and wild boars.

Day 7: Raleighfalls

Raleighfalls are part of the Central Suriname nature reserve covering an area of 78.170 hectares, located along the Coppename River. The reserve is internationally known for its large variety of wildlife especially monkeys and birds (400 species). The beautiful waterfalls and the top of the Voltzberg reaching 240 meters above the treetops are renowned and worth the challenge to climb.

The bus trip starts in Paramaribo ending at lunch time in Witagron. Then the trip continues by boat to Fungu Island, the island where your base camp / lodge* is located for the coming 3 nights. Meals: B, L & D (Travel distance approx. 250 km).

Day 8: Voltzberg (Mountain Climb)

Early in the morning you start with an impressive 2 hour hike through the pristine jungle to the foot of the Voltzberg. During this hike you might see a lot of animals, such as monkeys, birds, wild boar, etc. The highlight of today is of course the climb to the top (240 m) where you have a stunning view of the tropical rainforest. In the afternoon you return to the lodge. Meals: B, L & D (Travel distance approx. 10 km).

Day 9: Mother fall

Today you travel by boat to the breathtaking “mother fall”, where you will enjoy swimming in rapids, fishing or just relaxing on the rocks. Lunch is served back at the lodge. In the afternoon you might make a stop at the Manari Fall for swimming or to the local airport for animal spotting. Dinner is served to close the evening. Meals: B, L & D (Travel distance approx. 5 km).

Day 10: Raleighfalls – Paramaribo

After breakfast there is still time for a quick dip in the river. Afterwards you start the trip by boat and bus back to Paramaribo, where you will spend 2 nights. Meals: B & L (Travel distance approx. 250 km).

Day 11: Paramaribo

A day to relax at the swimming pool or to go shopping in the city center. For adventurers there is an optional excursion to the Warappa Creek. Meals: B (no travel distance)

Day 12-13:  Pristine Rain Forest - Upper Suriname

 

The Upper-Suriname area is known for its unique Maroon culture and its untouched Amazon Rainforest. The Maroons, descendants of runaway slaves, have settled in the inaccessible rain forest a long time ago, where they started a new existence.

By their isolated way of life, they developed a unique culture with strong African influences. 

In a motorized canoe you travel deeper into the Upper Suriname area to an island that is transformed into a river resort. You will stay 2 nights at a simple resort called Isadou that is not only popular for its massive water rapids and sandy beaches, but more for its serenity. This resort is unique because its intent is to let the local maroons profit from the growth of tourism in this area.

Fill your days with adventurous excursions like jungle hikes, caiman spotting, hikes through authentic Maroon villages and boat rides through rapids.  Meals: B, L & D (Travel distance approx. 200 km)

Day 14: Isadou - Paramaribo

After breakfast there is still time for a quick dip in the river. After lunch you start the trip by boat and bus back to Paramaribo, where you will spend 1 night. Meals: B & L (Travel distance. 200 km)

Day 15:  Departure

This is the last day in Suriname to enjoy the pool or buy some souvenirs. In the afternoon an airport shuttle will pick you up for your return flight. Meals: B (Travel distance. 50 km)

Day 16: Arrival

On this day you arrive at your starting point

Program is subject to change

Included

  • Reservation fee: € 20,- per booking
  • Meet & Greet
  • All nights in cozy guesthouses and jungle lodges
  • Stay in Afobaka, Raleighfalls and Isadou based on full board
  • Stay in Paramaribo and Berlijn is based on bed & breakfast
  • Transfer airport - Guesthouse Paramaribo v.v.
  • Transfer by bus and boat (dugout canoe) to Afobaka, Berlijn, Raleighfalls, Brownsberg and Isadou v.v.
  • Day tours: Paramaribo bus tour & Peperpot Plantation Tour
  • All mentioned activities in the itinerary at Brownsberg, Raleighfalls and Isadou (all depended on the weather & water level)
  • Entrance fees during the tour in the standard program

Excluding

  • International flights
  • Other meals
  • Optional excursions
  • Personal expenses

Arrival dates: Every Saturday in 2019

Rate p / p based on 2 persons in 1 double room: € 1132

Single room surcharge: € 360

  • Hat or cap
  • Closed shoes
  • Trousers and longsleeved shirt
  • Camera with charges batteries
  • Raincoat/poncho
  • Zonnebrandolie
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Backpack
  • Toiletaries
  • Swimwear
  • Watershoes
  • Flashlight
  • Waterproof bag
  • Weekend bag

Most tour operators (like Orange Travel) list their rates in Euro.
The most advantageous way to pay is cash or by bank* in Euro.
Followed by cash in SRD or U$D, then POS in SRD * and finally a credit card payment **.

* If there are any additional bank charges, these should be paid by the customer. If it turns out that not the full agreed amount is credited to our account, the difference should still be paid before participating or checking in.

** When using POS (our machine only excepts SRD) we will use the daily exchange rate of the cambio’s. As these sometimes differ significantly from the rate your- and our bank uses, you can come out worse between 10% and 30% (in this Orange Travel has no benefit, yet influence).

*** All credit card payments are processed in U$D and a bank fee is added. The fee for Visa and MasterCard is 5% (in this Orange Travel has no benefit, yet influence). This payment method requires you to show your passport.

ING Bank Nederland

Euro Account number: 6005013
IBAN: NL10INGB0006005013
BIC: INGBNL2A
Attention: ORANGE TRAVEL NV
Commewijnestraat 4
Paramaribo, Suriname

 

 

Republic Bank Suriname N.V.
Paramaribo, Suriname
Swiftcode: RBNKSRPA
SRD 0197313228
USD 0197313309
EUR 0197313481
In name of: ORANGE TRAVEL NV
Paramaribo, Suriname

 

 

Bank of America
Account number 2290 3930 8017
Beneficiary Bank ID number 026009593 (for transfer of monies into your account from within the U.S.)
Mailing Address:
3048 SW 141 ST AVE
Miramar FL 33027-3950
USA

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