16-DAY THE BEST OF SURINAME INDIVIDUAL ROUNDTRIP
Berlijn - Upper Suriname river (Isadou)
Upper Suriname (Isadou)
Paramaribo – Transfer - Departure
Day 1: Arrival – Paramaribo
Transfer by shuttle bus to your hotel in Paramaribo, where you will spend 3 nights. All nights spent in Paramaribo are in this hotel. When leaving Paramaribo for a multiple day tour, you can safely store part of your luggage here. No meals included (Travel distance approx. 360 km).
Day 2: Paramaribo
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. Take your time to discover the rich history that lies behind the beautiful wooden facades of several buildings including the shining white presidential palace. Meals: B (Travel distance approx. 0 km).
Day 3 Paramaribo – Nickerie
Discover the coastal districts of Suriname. From Paramaribo in a westerly direction - via the Saramacca and Coronie districts - to Nickerie. The inhabitants of each district have retained their authentic culture and economic activity resulting for each district to have their own unique character. In the district of Saramacca (known for its agriculture) you visit the capital Groningen, founded in 1845 by Dutch farmers. You continue your way to the coconut district Coronie, known for the numerous palm trees and some authentic slave houses. The day program ends in Nieuw Nickerie, where you will spend the night in a simple but cozy hotel. Meals: B (Travel distance approx. 250 km).
Day 4 Bigi Pan - Paramaribo
Bigi Pan houses122 coastal bird species, including the most famous red ibis and Flamingo. By boat you will discover this huge swamp with a rich flora and fauna and you will experience this paradise for bird lovers firsthand. After a very interesting morning you will start your journey back to Paramaribo, where you will spend 1 night. Meals: B (Travel distance approx. 250 km).
Day 5 Paramaribo – Galibi
On your way to Galibi you will pass through a little eastern border town called Albina. Located along the Marowijne river, Albina used to be a goldminers' town, later a popular bathing place for the locals. Now it is mainly a transit port to French Guyana and surrounding villages. From Albina you take a boat to Christiaankondre where your basic riverresort is located. The local Caribbean Indians live mainly of fishery. In the months of February to July you will visit the nearby sandy beach called Bambusanti, where sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs.
You spend the night in a simple accommodation, beautifully situated on the beach. Meals: B, L & D (Travel distance approx. 150 km).
Day 6: Galibi-St. Laurant (French Guyana) – Paramaribo
After a relaxing morning you will visit Saint Laurent du Maroni, located in the neighboring country French Guyana (no multi entrée visa required). You are now in a complete different world, where cars drive on the right hand side, French spoken and the euro is the official currency. You will visit the prison, known from the book the Papillon. The entrance fee for the Papillon prison camp is not included.
After lunch you will return to your base in Paramaribo where you will stay overnight. Meals: B & L (Travel distance approx. 155 km).
Day 7: Paramaribo - 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 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 to 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 Raleigh falls – Berlijn
Today you will travel to a small village called Berlin in the district of Para where the famous Sabakoe creek flows through. As part of the trip you will once again make a boat trip on the Coppename river and travel by road to a Jungle Camping, your final destination for this day. After 9 days in Suriname you already feel at home in the rain forest and the coming 2 nights you have a pure jungle experience in your tent or lodge* at the campsite. Meals: B, L & D (Travel distance approx. 210 km).
Day 11: Berlijn Savannah
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 wild life to see, from parrots and tucans to deer and wild boars.
Day 12-13 Pristine Rain Forest - Upper Suriname area
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 riverresort. 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 home base.
Program is subject to change
- Reservation fee: € 20,- per booking
- Meet & Greet
- All nights in cozy hotels and jungle lodges
- Stay in Nickerie / Bigi Pan, Berlijn based on bed & breakfast
- Stay at Raleighvallen, Galibi, Isadou based on full board
- Transfer airport - hotel Paramaribo v.v.
- Transfer by bus and boat (dugout canoe) to Nickerie, Bigi Pan, Berlijn, Galibi, Raleighvallen, Isadou, v.v.
- All mentioned activities in the itinerary (all depended on the weather & water level)
- Entrance fees during the tour in the standard program
- 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: € 1186
Single room surcharge: € 250
- Hat or cap
- Closed shoes
- Trousers and longsleeved shirt
- Camera with charges batteries
- Mosquito repellent
- 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.
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